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War, Violence, Syria in Farshid Maleki Designs
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War, Violence, Syria in Farshid Maleki Designs

The exhibition of color sketches by Fashid Maleki, mostly drawn last year, opened in Hor Gallery in Tehran yesterday. Farshid Maleki’s recent works are also very similar to his previous surreal, expressionist works. Some of athem bear titles and Syria features prominently among them, portraying the human tragedy in the country.

“Everybody Knows” presold
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“Everybody Knows” presold

Asghar Farhadi’s latest film “Everybody Knows” will open the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. It has already been presold to over 20 countries by Memento Pictures. As reported by Variety, Memento Pictures will screen the movie on 9 May, a day after the Cannes Festival opening, in 350 cinema theaters in France. Universal Pictures will follow suit in September in Spain.

See the Louvre through the eyes of Kiarostami
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See the Louvre through the eyes of Kiarostami

If you have not been to “The Louvre in Tehran” at the National Iranian Museum yet, make an effort to go and see this brilliant little piece of the Louvre in the Iranian capital, where a painting by Rembrandt and other masterpieces from the famous museum in France are on display for all to see. Among these, you will also come across photos of the Louvre Museum shot by the late Iranian filmmaker, Abbas Kiarostami, years ago and see it through his lens.

Iranians “Click” photo expo in Toronto
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Iranians “Click” photo expo in Toronto

A group photography exhibition named “Click” will be held in May 2018 in Toronto, Canada, by the Arta Gallery under the supervision of Fay Attari. ILNA News Agency reports that the exhibition will display works by Anthony Schatzki, Elsa Hashemi, Fay Attari, Jacqueline Sloan Cyclose, John Cosmopoulos, Ludmila Schneider, Morneza Niknahad, Sassan Ghahreman, Sidra Sid, and Steven Lewinson. Photos by Alborz Malekpoor will also be on display here.  

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Tesla and Volvo seek out 10-year old Iranian inventor

2018/01/06

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

2017/10/22

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

2017/11/14

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

2017/08/16

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

2017/08/20

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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Fahimeh Najmi - Le Théâtre, L'Iran et L'Occident

2018/04/24

Professor of arts and media studies at Université Paris III, Fahimeh Najmi, has released her book entitled “Le Théâtre, L'Iran et L'Occident” [The Theater, Iran, and the Occident] in Paris on 11 April 2018.  

The first radio transmitter in Iran

2018/04/24

Seventy-eight years ago, on 24 April, the first radio transmitter in Iran began broadcasting from the old Shemiran road studios in Tehran. Exactly on 24 April, 1940, a radio service started which presented programs such as news, Iranian music, cultural and artistic subjects, history and geography for eight hours a day. The service was only for Tehran, and for this reason became known as “Radio Tehran”.  

Mousavian and Prince Turki Al Faisal hot debate

2018/04/24

With tensions between regional rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia at the brink, a rare dialogue recently took place between two former senior Saudi and Iranian officials. Hosted by the Center for Strategic Studies at the Joint Special Operations University in Tampa, Florida, former Saudi Ambassador to the United States and Director General of Saudi Arabia’s intelligence agency Prince Turki al Faisal debated Hossein Mousavian, a former spokesman for Iran’s nuclear negotiators and chairman of the foreign policy committee of Iran’s National Security Council. The lively discussion touched on each country’s view of its security environment and the broader issues affecting the Iran-Saudi relationship. LobeLog has obtained the full transcript of the conversation, and the following is an abbreviated excerpt covering the key points.  

Persian taught in 200 universities worldwide

2018/04/24

The Director of the center for Persian as a second language at the Allameh Tabatabaei University in Tehran has said: “Persian is being taught in 200 universities worldwide.”  

Zarif: Neither Iran nor Saudis can dominate Mideast

2018/04/24

Iran's foreign minister said Monday that neither Iran nor Saudi Arabia can be the dominant power in the Middle East and what's needed most is for countries in the Persian Gulf region to talk to each other — not about each other.