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Al-Quds claimed by Trump
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Al-Quds claimed by Trump

The Trump-Netanyahu coalition claims Quds (Jerusalem) as Israel’s capital despite world opposition. The website english.khamenei.ir writes: Their [the enemy's] announcement of Quds (Jerusalem) as the capital city of [Zionists] occupied Palestine proves their weakness and inability. In regards to Palestine, they are helpless and unable to achieve their goals. Victory is for the Islamic Ummah; Palestine will be free; and the Palestinian people will be victorious.  

Yemen crisis becomes more complicated
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Yemen crisis becomes more complicated

With the death of Ali Abdullah Saleh, former Yemeni President, the country is further submerged into its complicated faith. With the sudden U-turn by Saleh a few days ago breaking his alliance with the Houthis, previously in a coalition with the Houthi forces (Ansarllah) against Saudi Arabia and its allies, war broke out between his loyal forces and Ansarullah forces in Sana. Later, Saleh announced on TV that if Saudi coalition strikes on the Yemen were to end, he would start a new page in their relations.  

IUC opens with Rouhani speech
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IUC opens with Rouhani speech

The 31st Islamic Unity Conference has opened in Tehran with a speech by President Rouhani. Over 220 dignitaries from the Islamic world, and 300 guests from Iran are attending the Conference entitled “Unity and the requirements of modern Islamic civilization”.  

Rouhani: Looking for constructive engagement
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Rouhani: Looking for constructive engagement

In the first 100-day report on the performance of his second government, the Iranian President spoke about domestic and economic issues in a live TV interview; he also referred to Iran’s foreign policy by saying: “People must know that we are relentlessly working to expand and normalize closer, friendlier ties with the world.”  

Iranian President declares end to Daesh
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Iranian President declares end to Daesh

The Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani, has announced the end of the Daesh in the region and said: “Uprooting the terrorist group has been a great achievement.” He added: “The terrorist organization, backed and armed by certain great powers and reactionary states in the region, plundered and pillaged ancient sites and museums in Iraq and Syria and sold the artifacts on international markets with the help of the very same governments supporting them.

Iran-EU high-level talks
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Iran-EU high-level talks

The third round of high-level talks between Iran and the EU on “Nuclear cooperation: Progress and Prospects” will be held in Isfahan on 21-22 November 2017. Attending the meeting are Assistant for Legal and International Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Seyed Abbas Araghchi, Helga Schmidt EU Secretary General

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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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Pakistanis return to Iran by train

2018/01/20

After nearly twelve years, Iran and Pakistan have decided to get back on the railway tracks and begin running passenger trains between the two neighboring countries as from September 2018.

A building and history burned to the ground

2018/01/20

One year ago today, it was on 20 January 2017 that plumes of thick smoke rose to the sky and brought the bad omen of the famous Plasco building burning in central Tehran; an old city landmark and commercial center that lived only for 53 years before going up in smoke.

Fajr Theater Festival celebrates pioneers

2018/01/20

The 36th Fajr International Theater Festival is celebrating the works of three of its veterans, Ahmad Damud, Hushang Azadivar, and Jamshid Khanian. Their names have been printed in the Festival catalogue and the date has been set for the closing ceremony.  

Vermiculus (music)

2018/01/19

Artist: Constantinople Band Album: Clouds Genre: World music Year: 2006   (Persia Digest) – “Vermiculus” is performed by the Iranian-Canadian band “Constantinople”. It is a fusion piece of European music played with “Daf” percussion instrument. Percussion instruments can be combined with music from around the world.

Ali Rahbari in concert with Korean artist

2018/01/19

Following a concert with the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, former conductor of the Tehran Symphony Orchestra, Ali Rahbari, will be performing with musicians from S Korea end-January.