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Influx of Iranian spectators to Russia World Cup
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Influx of Iranian spectators to Russia World Cup

The fact that the National Iranian Football Team (Team Melli) has managed to make the World Cup for the second time in row is attractive enough for its supporters to flunk to its qualifying matches. As reported by “Shahrvand” newspaper, World Cup ticket in the first instance have been going like hot potatoes both inside Iran and overseas. Those who have not been able to find tickets at this point are impatiently waiting for the second stage of ticket sales to watch the skills of Carlos Queiroz’s team.

Sanchi crew last photos
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Sanchi crew last photos

On 6 January 2018, a Chinese cargo ship collided with the Iranian oil tanker “Sanchi” which went up in flames, killing all 32 crew on board (30 Iranians and 2 Bangladeshis). Three of the bodies have been recovered over the last few days. Yesterday, it was announced that the remaining 29 personnel are still missing, feared dead.

Reactions to filtering removal from Telegram
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Reactions to filtering removal from Telegram

From last night, the filtering of Telegram messenger service which has been blocked for several days, was removed in Iran. The application blocked last week on the orders of the Supreme National Security Council of Iran, has now been removed from filtering on the orders of the President of Iran. Iranians can now use this application without the use of VPNs.  

Iranian artists entertain earthquake children
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Iranian artists entertain earthquake children

A group of Iranian artists and actors gathered together with the Kermanshah earthquake victims at the 12th Holy Defense Film Festival for students held here. The Festival was held in two matinee and afternoon sessions for a fortnight in all the earthquake stricken villages of Sarpol-e Zahab (3days), Ghasr-e Shirin (2 days), Guilan-Gharb (2 days), Dalahu (1 day), and Salas Babajani (2 days).

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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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Iranian saffron exports rise by 33%

2018/01/22

During the months of March to December 2017, over 160 tons of saffron worth more than USD 219MM and 270 was exported from Iran to various countries. This shows an increase of 33.33% in weight and 26.05% in value as compared to a similar period last year.

2nd Fajr Handicrafts Festival Opens

2018/01/22

The 2nd Fajr Handicrafts Festival was inaugurated at the Artists Forum yesterday by Bahman Namvar-Mothlagh, Deputy of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization of Iran.  

“Day of Disaster” eliminated, “Hamlet” staged

2018/01/22

Today, on the fifth day of the Fajr International Theater Festival, 38 stage and offstage plays are planned in the international category. Four of these will be performed on stage and five offstage from Germany, Belgium, Holland, Italy, and Azerbaijan.

Iran proposes Persian Gulf dialogue forum

2018/01/22

Iranian Prime Minister, Javad Zarif, writes in the Financial Times that the defeat of Isis has not just heralded the return of stability to large swaths of territory. It is also fanning fresh conflict and tension — including a concerted effort to revive the hysteria which has long obscured the reality of Iran’s foreign policy. 

Iran terms for visa cancellations

2018/01/22

The Head of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism of Iran has announced: “We will waiver visa requirements on two conditions. First, this has to be reciprocal, and second it has to be in Iran’s favor.”