Rouhani warns US: War with Iran will be mother of all wars

4 hours 34 min ago
President Hassan Rouhani of Iran says the United States should know that peace with Iran will be the mother of all peace while war with the country will be the mother of all wars.

Protection for dolphins and seabirds ‘weaker under Brexit plans’

4 hours 39 min ago
Protection for dolphins and seabirds will be weaker under UK government plans for Brexit than if Britain stayed in the EU, according to a new analysis by environmental groups.

Twin quakes jolt southern Iran

4 hours 39 min ago
Two consecutive mild and moderate earthquakes jolted southern Iran on Sunday morning.

Farmers try to help cows take the heat in summer

4 hours 43 min ago
The cows were silent on a recent July morning at Mill-King dairy farm in McGregor, Texas. They stood under shade trees, digesting their breakfast, while cicadas buzzed in the branches overhead.

Climate change may be starting to disrupt planet’s seasons

4 hours 45 min ago
Poring through four decades of satellite data, climate scientists have concluded for the first time that humans are pushing seasonal temperatures out of balance – shifting what one researcher called the very ‘march of the seasons themselves’.

IMF warns G20 economic leaders that tariffs hurting global economy

4 hours 51 min ago
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned world economic leaders that a recent wave of trade tariffs would significantly harm global growth, a day after US President Donald Trump threatened a major escalation in a dispute with China.

Diet soda linked to reduced colon cancer death

6 hours 8 min ago
While there is no known cure for colon cancer, scientists believe diet soda can help reduce the recurrence of the disease, according to a new report.

Malaysia supporting JCPOA

6 hours 10 min ago
Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Wan Azizah Wan Ismail expressed support for the nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers.

Machine learning experiment can image-match your pose

6 hours 17 min ago
What about exploring pictures just by moving around? Lots of 11-year-olds would find this a great idea, especially if the alternative was a homework assignment on French verbs.

Doctors give patients only seconds to explain reason for visit before interrupting

6 hours 24 min ago
Have you ever felt rushed during a doctor’s visit? Most physicians don’t give their patients adequate time to explain the reason for their visit, according to a new study.

Swiss scientists: Use your torso to pilot drones

6 hours 26 min ago
The torso is more intuitive — and more precise — than joysticks for piloting drones, both simulated and real, said scientists at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL).

Call it car, call it aircraft, but Transition is in wings

6 hours 27 min ago
The first flying car? Yes, we agree. The kind of image we associate with an animated movie or new video game.

Strong sensitivity to bitter tastes tied to higher cancer risk

6 hours 40 min ago
A recent study has started to investigate the link between sensitivity to better tastes and the risk of cancer.

Tehran to host Second Int’l Biopharma Festival

6 hours 53 min ago
The Second International Biopharma Festival — currently receiving submissions on pharmaceutical biotechnology and related topics — will be held at Tehran International Exhibition Center on December 21-24.

Excessive sweating is real and there's a new drug to treat it

7 hours 4 min ago
Run a mile in the heat of the summer and you may get a sense of what some people with excessive sweating deal with every day.

Antibodies from Ebola survivors may protect animals from virus

7 hours 22 min ago
Two types of antibodies from the blood of Ebola survivors protected animals against strains of the virus that cause deadly infections in people, researchers report.

Iran holds most biotech startups in Mideast

7 hours 35 min ago
Vice-President for Science and Technology Sorena Sattari said that Islamic Republic of Iran has the most startups in the Middle East (ME) region in the field of biotechnology and stem cells.

Afghan government considering yet another Eid ceasefire with Taliban militants: Kabul

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 17:04
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani might offer the Taliban militant group another ceasefire during next month’s Eid holiday, a government spokesman says, after the Afghan leader reached a truce with Taliban insurgents last month.

Slavery a reality in low-wage British economy: Analyst

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 16:24
Modern slavery is a reality in Britain and migrants are being increasingly recruited to low-paid jobs to propel the British economy, an analyst says,

Saudi authorities arrest assistant professor in crackdown on dissent

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 16:21
Saudi authorities have arrested a university lecturer as part of an ongoing crackdown against Muslim preachers and intellectuals led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Israeli 'nation-state' bill promotes racial segregation: Egypt

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 15:52
Egypt has condemned as racist a law recently adopted by Israeli parliament that declares the occupying entity “the nation-state of the Jewish people,” warning that the legislation undermines peace efforts in the region.

French minister under fire over Macron’s aide scandal

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 15:39
The most damaging scandal of Emmanuel Macron's presidency deepened on Saturday, with his interior minister due to face a grilling in parliament over his response to a top security aide of Macron caught on video beating up a young man at a Paris protest in May.

Experts say Myanmar violated UN child rights convention in Rohingya crackdown

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 15:15
International legal experts say Myanmar has violated its obligations to the United Nations child rights convention as the unprecedented crackdown mounted by the government of the Southeast Asian nation against the minority Rohingya Muslims has led to an exodus of hundreds of thousands of people from the persecuted community.

Reimposing Iran oil sanctions may be difficult for US

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 14:49
Reimposing sanctions aimed at Iran's crude oil exports could prove harder than some members of the Trump administration apparently believe, speakers suggested at a July 18 Atlantic Council discussion.

Iran denounces Israel for adopting 'Jewish nation-state' law

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 14:47
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi denounced Israeli Parliament for adopting a law which recognizes Jewish supremacy over Palestinians.

Gaza truce holds after Israeli strikes over soldier death

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 14:44
A cease-fire announced by Hamas largely held Saturday after a wave of deadly strikes across the Palestinian enclave sparked by the death of an Israeli soldier shot near the fence.

Iranian official blames pilot error in ATR plane crash

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 14:44
An official with Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization blamed the pilot and co-pilot for the February crash of an ATR passenger plane that killed 66 people in southwestern Iran.

Colombia's Santos urges peace as FARC take seats in Congress

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 14:43
Colombian former FARC guerrillas took their seats in Congress on Friday as part of an agreement that ended five decades of war, and outgoing President Juan Manuel Santos urged the nation to protect the nascent peace and put an end to violence.

SPGC gas output at 39 bcm in three months

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 14:42
South Pars Gas Complex (SPGC) processed 39 billion cubic meters of natural gas to the national gas distribution network in the three months to June 21.

Austria to hold training course for Iran tourism

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 14:40
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Iranian firm says ready to replace Total in South Pars

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 14:36
Iranian holding company MAPNA Group voiced readiness to take over a project to develop the country’s South Pars gas field after French energy giant Total canceled its contract in fear of the US looming sanctions.

Robin Williams possessions being auctioned in New York to raise funds for charity

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 14:31
Four years after his death in California's Paradise City, personal belongings, movie memorabilia and art work belong to Robin Williams are to be auctioned in New York.

Syrian Army pushes into Quneitra province

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 14:30
The Syrian Army and allied forces made advances in the southwest that bring it closer to the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights as terrorists boarded buses for northern Syria, state television and other sources said.

Vettel on pole in Germany, setback for Hamilton

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 14:21
Sebastian Vettel surged to pole for his home German Grand Prix on Saturday as Lewis Hamilton suffered a setback when his Mercedes broke down to leave him at the back of the grid.

Key Myanmar advisory panel member resign over Rohingya crisis

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 14:15
A key member of an international advisory panel on Myanmar's crisis-hit Rakhine state resigned, telling AFP on Saturday that the Aung San Suu Kyi-appointed board risks becoming "part of the problem" in a conflict that forced some 700,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee.

Trump backers support UK prisoner known for Islamophobia campaign

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 14:14
Supporters of US President Donald Trump are taking up the cause of an imprisoned far-right, anti-Muslim figure in the UK, raising fears that extreme right-wing movements and Islamophobia will be revived in Britain.

Bosworth sets world outdoor best in 3000m walk

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 14:12
Britain's Tom Bosworth opened the London Diamond League meeting in style with a world outdoor best performance in the 3,000m walk on Saturday.

Iran’s Amiri joins Trabzonspor

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 14:10
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Iran police cars to use smart system

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 14:08
Iran’s police plan to equip cruisers with a new smart system in the future, chief of the Iranian Prevention Police General Mohammad Sharafi said.

Israel targets Hamas position in Gaza Strip only hours after truce

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 14:07
Israeli artillery units have targeted a position of the Palestinian Hamas resistance movement in the Gaza Strip only hours after it was announced that the Tel Aviv regime had reached a truce with Palestinian factions in the besieged coastal enclave.

Ratio of working moms in Japan tops 70% for first time

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 14:05
Working moms in Japan accounted for 70.8 percent of all mothers in 2017, breaking the 70 percent line for the first time, according to Japan’s Labor Ministry.

National Library of Iran among winners of 2018 IFLA Green Library Award

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 13:58
National Library and Archives of Iran along with four other libraries were named runners-up at IFLA (The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) Green Library Award 2018.

Children of undocumented Mexicans retrace parents' steps in reverse

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 13:53
They know the skyscrapers of Manhattan better than this small village in rural Mexico, but these 18 children are here to meet their extended families and learn about the world their parents left behind.

Exposure to secondhand smoke during pregnancy increases risk of still birth

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 13:51
Exposure to secondhand smoke during pregnancy increases the risk of still birth, congenital malformations, low birth-weight and respiratory illnesses.

Trump ups ante ahead of G20 discussions on global trade tensions

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 13:47
US President Donald Trump’s latest attacks on China and the European Union will shape the discourse on global trade conflicts and competitive devaluation as Group of 20 finance ministers meet in Buenos Aires this weekend.

Chinese official: Beijing eager to enhance cultural ties with Tehran in new era

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 13:40
China is keen to foster cultural relations with Iran concurrent with political and economic cooperation, a Chinese cultural official said on Saturday.

Turning off a gene in cell can reverse skin wrinkles, hair loss in mice: study

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 09:15
A study published in the journal Cell Death and Disease showed that the mice developed with wrinkled skin and visible hair loss could be restored by turning off a gene, lending a clue for potential therapy against aging.

Sea level rise could inundate the Internet

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 09:11
Extreme sea level rise could swamp Internet cabling and hubs by 2033 — and coastal cities like New York, Seattle and Miami are at greatest risk. Christopher Intagliata reported.

Key questions for a better environmental future in Europe

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 08:02
What are the most aggressive chemical products for the environment? What areas of the planet have more pollutants? Can we detect toxic products which are hard to identify? How can we protect biodiversity and natural ecosystems better? Degradation of the environment and natural resources, the loss of biodiversity, impacts on health and the crises on food safety are some of the effects of chemical products being thrown into the environment due human activity.

Climate change is responsible for these rare high-latitude clouds

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 07:57
In 1885, two years after a massive eruption of the Indonesian volcano Krakatoa, scientists added a new type of cloud to the cloud atlas. All of the ash and water vapor spewed into the atmosphere created mesmerizing sunsets and other effects around the world, including the new noctilucent clouds — extremely high, wispy clouds that are only visible in far northern latitudes.

How plants use carbon affects their response to climate change

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 07:53
Under warmer conditions, plants can take up more carbon dioxide by using carbon more efficiently for growth, shows a new study.

Unusual sound waves discovered in quantum liquids

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 07:52
Ordinary sound waves — small oscillations of density — can propagate through all fluids, causing the molecules in the fluid to compress at regular intervals. Now physicists have theoretically shown that in one-dimensional quantum fluids not one, but two types of sound waves can propagate.

Most of NASA’s moon rocks remain untouched by scientists

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 07:50
Forty-nine years ago this Friday, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on the Moon. That day, they also became the first people to harvest samples from another celestial body and bring them back to Earth.

SPIE journal announces public access to largest multi-lesion medical imaging dataset

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 07:48
A paper published in the Journal of Medical Imaging — "DeepLesion: Automated mining of large-scale lesion annotations and universal lesion detection with deep learning," — announced the open availability of the largest CT lesion-image database accessible to the public.

The threat of a trade war to the global economy

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 07:44
How big a threat to the world economy are the trade conflicts between the US and its principal trading partners, not only China, but also traditional allies? The answer is it depends on how bad the protectionism becomes and how dire the results would be. But it makes sense to worry: the risks are quite big.

European heatwave brings drought, wildfires

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 06:18
Wildfires in the Arctic Circle, drought-stricken farmers and a spike in hospital treatment for sunburn: an unusually long heatwave this summer has northern Europe in its grip.

UK government borrowing at 11-year low

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 05:27
Government borrowing in the April-to-June period fell to its lowest level since 2007, official figures show.

Women with diabetes have higher cancer risk

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 05:21
The increased risk of cancer in people with diabetes is higher for women than men, a new study finds.

'Dangerous complacency' to global HIV epidemic risks resurgence

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 05:18
A ‘dangerous complacency’ in the response to the global HIV pandemic is risking a resurgence of the disease, according to a report.

Broken bones could increase death risk for older adults

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 05:16
A broken bone in older age may increase your risk of death for the next 10 years, researchers say.

Japan's core consumer prices rise 0.8% on year in June

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 05:12
Japan's core consumer prices increased in June from a year earlier owing to rising costs for energy, the government said in a report on Friday.

A molecular key for delaying progression of Multiple Sclerosis is found

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 04:17
Multiple Sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that attacks and destroys a structure known as the ‘myelin sheath’, whose integrity is indispensable for the brain and spinal cord to function properly.

Study compares athlete and truck driver, identical twins

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 03:56
When it comes to being fit, are genes or lifestyle — nature or nurture — more important? Researchers at San Francisco State University, CSU Fullerton and Cal Poly, Pomona removed the nature part of the equation by studying a pair of identical 52-year-old twins who had taken radically different fitness paths over three decades.

UK using child spies in police and intelligence operations: Report

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 16:03
British police and intelligence agencies are using children as spies in covert operations against terrorists, gangs and drug dealers, a new UK parliamentary report has revealed.

Iraqi court sentences seven Takfiri Daesh terrorists to life imprisonment

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 15:57
A court in Iraq has handed down life terms to seven Iraqi nationals over membership in the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group and involvement in acts of terror across the war-ravaged Arab country.

Trump says is ‘ready’ to slap tariffs on all Chinese imports

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 15:46
US President Donald Trump has expressed readiness to intensify his trade war with China by imposing tariffs on all $500 billion of imports from the world's second largest economy.

China, UAE discuss strengthening bilateral ties

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 15:37
China and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have discussed strengthening bilateral ties during a meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and top UAE officials on the second day of his visit to Abu Dhabi.

German chancellor says Putin-Trump plans for new talks 'good for all'

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 15:12
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says it is "good for all" that US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin seek to hold new talks following the two leaders' meeting in the Finnish capital of Helsinki earlier this week.

Afghanistan probes deaths of 14 civilians after US airstrikes

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 15:02
At least 14 people have been killed in an air raid in Chardara district near the northern Afghan city of Kunduz after an anti-Taliban operation which involved US airstrikes.

Trump threatens tariffs on all $505b of Chinese imports

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 14:43
US President Donald Trump said in an interview released Friday he is willing to hit all Chinese goods imported to the US with tariffs if necessary.

750,000 internally displaced Syrians returned home in first half of 2018, UNHCR says

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 14:33
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says an estimated 750,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Syrian returned to their homes in the first half of the current year, adding that the figure equals the amount for all of last year.

S. Korean court sentences former president to another eight years in jail

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 14:31
A South Korean court sentenced former president Park Geun-hye to eight more years in prison on Friday after finding her guilty on charges of causing loss of government funds and interfering in a 2016 parliamentary election.

Mike Pompeo accuses Russia of undermining Western democracy

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 14:29
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has accused Russia of trying to undermine Western democracies for decades and said it will continue for the foreseeable future, citing the alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election as an example.

Iran, Russia working to establish stock market corridor for investors

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 14:27
Iran and Russia are working to establish a stock market corridor for investors in the two countries to access each other's capital markets, disclosed the chairman of the Central Securities Depository of Iran (CSDI).

Europe takes first practical step toward direct Iran trade: Report

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 14:26
European economic powerhouses Germany, France and the UK have reportedly notified Tehran that they seek to open direct banking channels with the Islamic Republic, in what would be the first practical step to sustain the 2015 nuclear deal and sidestep the US, which has unilaterally withdrawn from the accord.

Singapore: Iran to sign friendship agreement with ASEAN

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 14:24
Iran will sign a cooperation treaty with Southeast Asia at an upcoming meeting of ASEAN, a Singaporean diplomat said.

Iran-Afghanistan railway line operational in eight months

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 14:21
Iran-Afghanistan railway line will be inaugurated by March 20, 2019, an Iranian official announced on Thursday.

Pakistan Army gets broad election powers at polling stations

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 14:19
Pakistan’s election authorities granted broad judicial powers to the powerful military at polling stations during next week’s general election, a rare move that has fanned concern among political parties and human rights groups.

Zarif calls on EU to ‘confront’ US over Iran nuclear deal

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 14:14
Russia can be transit point for international goods to Iran

Iran assisting Iraq to contain fire in Hoor al-Azim

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 14:09
Iran has started operations to help neighboring Iraq to extinguish a fire in the Iraqi part of Hoor al-Azim lagoon, which has been spreading over the past two weeks, an Iranian official said on Friday.

Talks underway for Trump-Putin meeting in Washington: WH

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 14:05
President Donald Trump instructed his national security advisor to invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit Washington later this year, the White House said Thursday.

Turkey, Netherlands agree to normalize relations

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 13:58
Turkey and the Netherlands have agreed to normalize relations following a severing of bilateral ties in a 2017 diplomatic row.

Macron fires bodyguard filmed beating protester; critics say too late

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 13:47
French President Emmanuel Macron fired the head of his personal security detail on Friday but faced criticism for failing to act sooner, after video was released showing the man posing as a police officer and beating a protester while off duty in May.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics ticket prices unveiled

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 13:38
The organizers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics unveiled domestic ticket prices for the Games on Friday ranging from less than $18 up to $2,760, the top rate for a place at the opening ceremony.

AJ aware of Povetkin’s KO power

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 13:35
Anthony Joshua knows that Alexander Povetkin has knockout power – and identified the key punch to be wary of.

Robbery, murder rise in UK

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 13:34
The British government warned it is “sleepwalking into a nightmare” as new figures show murder, robbery and stabbings increasing sharply in England and Wales.

Rights group: Myanmar’s military planned Rohingya genocide

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 13:32
Myanmar’s military systematically planned a genocidal campaign to rid the country of Rohingya Muslims, according to a report released by the advocacy group Fortify Rights based on testimony from 254 survivors, officials and workers over a 21-month period.

Shirt sales don't even come close to paying for transfer

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 13:28
Unless you've been hiding under a rock for the last fortnight you can't have failed to notice the world's most marketable footballer has swapped Madrid for Turin.

Persepolis eyeing ACL triumph after Iran impresses at World Cup

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 13:22
Iran drew plaudits for its performances at the World Cup, and one of the country’s biggest clubs, Persepolis, is looking to end the nation's AFC Champions League drought.

Neymar vows to stay at PSG amid Real speculation

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 13:20
Neymar dismissed rumors of a Paris Saint-Germain exit as the Brazil star reaffirmed his commitment to the French champion.

Study finds Neanderthal man knew how to make fire by striking stones

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 13:17
Neanderthal man knew how to make a fire by striking stone to create sparks, researchers said after analyzing several tools found at sites in France dating from 50,000 years ago.

'It Rains Slowly' will refresh Seoul’s Metro festival

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 13:15
Iranian short film 'It Rains Slowly', by Saeed Nejati, is to be screened at the ninth edition of Seoul Metro International Subway Film Festival.

Motorcyclists banned from wearing hoodies as Uganda gets tough on crime

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 13:15
Uganda’s president has banned motorcycle drivers from wearing hoodies in an attempt to tackle rising crime rates in the country.

Exhibition in Spain to feature Iranian Islamic art

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 13:13
An exhibition titled 'Manifestation of Iranian Art at Imam Reza's (PBUH)' opened on July 20 by the Iranian Cultural Center at Cantabria library in Madrid, Spain.