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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.

Americans still travel to Iran


The tour operators’ association chief in Iran denied claims by the US State Department that Iran has stopped issuing visas for American citizens.

Kiarostami to be remembered


The Iran Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHTO) has started the project of installing ‘plaques’ on the houses of famous Iranian people and artists. The houses of 11 celebrities have so far

Tehran to host world’s largest handmade carpet expo


Tehran will play host to the 26th Iran Handmade Carpet Exhibition – the biggest of its kind worldwide – August 23-29.

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Iran from the viewpoint of international tour operators


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 .  

Rouhani, Putin discuss Syria, nuclear deal on phone


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.

Iran’s oil sector in the wake of fresh US sanctions


Persia Digest- Following the implementation of the JCPOA, the nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1, and the resulting easing of anti-Iran sanctions, the country's oil industry was revived and injected some fresh air.

Age group 16-64 makes up 70% of Iranian population


A senior official in Iran’s Health Ministry says 70% of the country’s population is formed by members of the age group ranging from 16 to 64 years old. The director of the ministry’s Office for the Health of the Population, Family and Schools noted that this opportunity, indicating population productivity, must be employed for sustainable development and childbearing programs. 

Iran’s annual rate of kidney transplants hits 2,500


Managing director of Iran’s Organ Donation Association says an annual 2,500 kidney transplants are undertaken in the country.  “Currently, a large number of patients across the Middle East succumb to their health conditions as organ donations from brain-dead patients has been branded forbidden by their religious leaders. But thanks to a 1990 Fatwa by Imam Khomeini, allowing such transplants, Iran has witnessed a significant development, with many Iranian patients being saved every year,” Katayoun Najafzadeh said.