Today, 23 September, is the birthday of Mohammad-Reza Shajarian Master vocalist of Iran. He turns 77 and keeps shining at the summit of Iranian traditional singing.
Leila Hatami has been nominated as one of the 21st century’s best women actresses alongside Juliette Binoche and Scarlett Johansson. Interestingly enough, Juliette Binoche has been nominated for her role in the movie ‘Certified Copy’ directed by the late Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami.
Mahmud Farshchian is an Iranian miniaturist going through a busy period these days. While his latest works will be unveiled in Tehran on 21 September, he has taken part in two inauguration ceremonies of two halls bearing his name in Isfahan.
‘Breath’, directed by Narguess Abyar, goes to the Academy Awards as the Best Foreign Language Film from Iran. The feature film was chosen among three other ones, namely ‘Malaria’, ‘Rag-e Khab’, and ‘Vilayi Ha’.
The second year of Performance Art Week in Iran is hosting Christian Biet, Professor of History and Aesthetics of Theater at Paris Ouest University Nanterre, together with a group of French performers.
Hopeful days lie ahead for the music of Iran. The 11th Young Performers Festival came to a close last night with the presence of prominent musicians Hossein Alizadeh, Javid Majlesi, Keikhosrow Purnazeri, Ali-Akbar Moradi, Dariush Pirniakan, and Majid Kiani. Top young performers were selected and introduced at the close of ceremonies.
The Khourbas cave is a tourist attraction on Qeshm Island in southern Iran. It is located fifteen kilometers outside of Qeshm city on the right hand side of the road leading to Khourbas and Ramchah villages.
The Director General of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization for East Azerbaijan released its first comprehensive report on ‘Tabriz 2018’ to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.
Covering an area of 85 hectares, the charming Gahar Lake, known as Negin-e Zagros or Negin-e Oshtorankuh, is located in the protected area of Oshtorankuh Mountain at an altitude of 2360 m from sea level near the cities of Dorud and Aligudarz in Lorestan Province, Iran.
In a visit with the Austrian Ambassador in Tehran today, The Head of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization stressed on Iran as an enjoyable tourist destination for European tourists, and Austrians in particular.
‘Kafarein Gorge’ is a major tourist attraction and recreational area near the town of Badreh in Iran.
Shahr-e Sūkhté, meaning "the burnt city", is an archaeological site associated with the Jiroft culture, located in Sistan and Baluchistan Province-Iran, on the banks of Helmand River, near the Zahedan-Zabol road.
President Rouhani spoke before the UN General Assembly on 20 September 2017, once again reiterating that Iran will not be the first country to leave the JCPOA nuclear deal, calling President Trump’s words “ignorant, absurd, and baseless”.
Iranian Foreign Minister and Iranian officials have reacted to the speech by Trump at the annual UN general assembly. In his maiden speech at the UN, Trump opposed the multilateral JCPOA Iran nuclear deal and spoke harshly against Iran.
Tamara Sonn, Professor in Georgetown University, says the other signatories to the JCPOA could simply bypass and marginalize the US on economic and other issues if it withdraws from the agreement.
In his article in the Guardian on 19 September, Trita Parsi writes about the US being on a new cold war path, or even a military confrontation, with Iran and asks if anyone will stop Trump?
October 15 is the next deadline for President Trump to decide on the Iran nuclear deal and re-certify its compliance with the agreement which he has called an embarrassment to the US. He claimed that the Iranian government “masks a corrupt dictatorship behind the false
European banks sign their first post-JCPOA contracts with Iran, whereby the Austrian Oberbank and Danish Danske Bank will be providing credit lines to Iran for the sum of one billion and half a billion euros respectively.
On 20 September 2017, Business Green writes: “Quercus inks major new agreement with Iran's Energy Ministry to build one of the
France smiles while Trump is angry and Europe moves closer to Iran. Donald Trump has increased his verbal threats against the Iran JCPOA nuclear deal and speaks of it in anger. Yet, France is seeking increased economic ties with Iran.
Iran has expressed its readiness to host the International Handicrafts Fair. The Deputy for handicrafts pointed to the higher quality of exhibits at the fair and said: ‘Suitable planning means that Iran can host other artisans at this Fair and host international handicrafts exhibitions like Florence.”
On Monday 18 September 2017, the Los Angeles Times wrote: Nasser Meshkin Azarian took a careful nibble, letting the salty, grainy texture roll across his tongue. He smiled and washed it down with a sip of cool water.
Italian investors are visiting Neyshabur to implement tourism projects and create opportunities for investment in the industry.
Maryam Mirzakhani was born in Tehran on 3 May 1977. She climbed the ladder of success from an early age by attending the Tehran Farzanegan School for exceptional talents, and carried on by being the first Iranian girl to take part in international mathematical Olympiads.
Dr Laleh Haghverdi, Iranian physicist at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, has been granted the Erwin Schrödinger Prize for interdisciplinary research.
Throughout centuries Iran has been home to many great scholars. You may have heard the name of influential figures such as Abu-Rayhan Biruni (aka Al-Biruni). The Iranian Mathematician and Astrologer who calculated the earth’s radius with high precision, and invented a density-meter to measure the density of different matters.
Iranian researchers’ contributions to international journals has improved the country’s share of 2.3% in 2011 to 3.3% in 2017.
Increasing numbers of international enrolments in an educational field is a sign of a country’s development, especially in its medical sciences; the number of medical students in Iran has increased by fourfold between the years 2013 to 2016.
According to Islamic World Science Citation Center (ISC), the analysis of ESI factors regarding the most influential universities and research institutes around the world revealed that 24 Iranian universities and institutes rank among the top 1 percent academic institutes of the world.
In a telephone conversation with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed energy projects and the situation in Syria, the Kremlin said in a statement on Monday.
‘Ash is a type of rich nutritious soup made of fresh herbs and legumes which is very popular in Iran and comes with varying recipes.
25 tour operators from 14 countries, including Spain, France, Portugal, Singapore, Belarus, Serbia, Armenia, Brazil, Germany, and South Africa, invited by the private sector in Iran arrived in the country on July 21st .
Iran film week (10-17 August) opens in Bosnia and Herzegovina with five movies through the efforts of IR of Iran cultural attaché and with the cooperation of Prijedor mayor at the Kozara cinema. The linup includes Shiar 143, Kheili Dur Kheili Nazdik, Hoz-e Naghashi, Khasteh Nabashid, and Rokhe Divaneh with subtitles.
23 September is the first day of school in Iran. Seyed Mohammad Bathaei, Minister of Education, spoke on the occasion to say that all school-age children must be educated to become a useful member of society.
Located in Hesarak, Karaj, The Razi Institute building is almost as old as one century. Shohreh Teymourzadeh is the only Iranian woman extracting poison from the snakes and scorpions in the Razi Vaccine and Serum Research Institute.
On 27th August 2017, the multi-billion dollar Uber company nominated Dara Khosrowshahi as its new CEO.
31 August is National Cheetah Day in Iran. FM Zarif has sent a video message in his Instagram for the occasion.
Iran International Coffee Festival hosting the best baristas, coffee experts, and coffee brands from across the world will be running for four days from 29 August (15-21 P.M.) in Boustan Goftogou, Tehran.
The number of administrative and political positions taken up by Iranian women is on the rise; this is while women in many countries in the region are not even allowed to drive!!