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BAFTA-winner Arnalds in Tehran
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BAFTA-winner Arnalds in Tehran

The Icelandic multi-instrumentalist and BAFTA-winner, Ólafur Arnalds, has traveled to Iran at the invitation of “Emarat-e Ru-be-Ru” concert hall and met with a great audience of Iranian fans. Ólafur Arnalds, musician and composer, plays the piano, drums, and guitar in the neo-classic genre and plays his compositions mostly on the piano.  

Persian poet Molana rememberd in Konya
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Persian poet Molana rememberd in Konya

The great Persian poet and Sufi, Molana, is buried in Konya, Turkey, where his death is commemorated every year in mid-December with special programs of Sama Sufi whirling and music played with the nay and tambour. This year, the commemoration will be accompanied with the 4th International Conference on Molana Jalaluddin Balkhi. The event will be attended by the dignitaries and researchers worldwide at the Selçuk University of Konya in Turkey.  

Ebrahim Monsefi: Southern Iran Music Pioneer
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Ebrahim Monsefi: Southern Iran Music Pioneer

Ebrahim Monsefi, also known as “Nima of the South”, left this world 20 years ago on a day such as this one. He was a pioneer of the music of southern Iran. His melodies, inspired by the music of Iran’s southern province, and modern poetry and arrangement, transformed this folk music of Hormozgan Province into a world music still heard on many lips.

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Tesla and Volvo seek out 10-year old Iranian inventor


The young 10-year old Iranian boy, Hossein Atayi Sangrudi from Karaj has already 16 inventions in his portfolio. Six of these are in the process of being registered. His inventions include the VTOL three-modality drones, gunboats, office furniture, miniature sprayer, multipurpose control for smart TVs, and so on.

Iran, US should opt long term relations


In an interview with Persia Digest, Adib-Moghaddam said: It is imperative that Iran gets even closer to the EU, not least to keep the communication with Washington going, and to minimize misperceptions.

German Schiller Group Concert in Tehran


The German Schiller Group Concert is taking place in Tehran for the first time. Christopher von Deylen, will be traveling to Tehran with his Group for the first time in mid-December to stage a concert at the Hall of the Ministry of the Interior over two nights on 11-12 December, at 21h30.  

Cooking Tour for Persian dishes


Two young girls by the names of Shirin Tahanan and Matin Lashkari are the initiators of a delicious cooking tour in Tehran. Shirin cooks and Matin organizes the tour.  

New find in Persepolis


The newly discovered gates in Persepolis will soon be turned into a museum site once all the protective and safety measures have been completed.

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Start of largest military summit in Iran history


The Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) has started work in Tehran, hosted by the Islamic Republic of Iran Navy (IRIN). Persia Digest reports that IONS has 23 permanent members and nine other states have observer status. The IRIN strategic force is a permanent member of IONS.  

Photos of Iranian researcher on LA billboards


Professor Ali Khademhosseini holds a multi-departmental professorship in Bioengineering, Radiology, Chemical, and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA). He has conducted successful research in medical engineering, biomaterials, and tissue engineering. These days, photos of him can be seen can be seen across LA bus stops.  

Beijing Festival: Mina Sadati wins best supporting actress


Mina Sadati won the Best Supporting Actress Award for the film “Searing Summer” last night at the closing ceremony of the Beijing Film Festival.  

Oldest handicrafts expo host to 32 Iranian artisans


Thirty-two Iranian artists are participating at the 82nd International Handicrafts Trade Fair (Mostra Internazionale dell'Artigianato), 21 April – 1 May 2018 in Florence, at the Fortezza da Basso venue.  

Iran options after US withdrawal from the JCPOA


On 22 April 2018, in New York writes that the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, speaking with Al-Monitor in New York, said that if President Donald Trump withholds the next round of Iran sanctions waivers due May 12, effectively exiting the nuclear deal, Tehran could resume its nuclear program “in a much more advanced way.”