Nahid Bassim, widow of the late Iranian pop vocalist and musician, Habib Mohebbian, has been informed that her husband has received a license for the release of his clip a year and a half after his death and called it an insult.
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.
Actress Baran Kosari from Iran has been introduced as the Swedish Yāri Charity GWA in Iran. As reported by the media, the Yāri Charity is an NGO set up in 1999 by the late Massoud Variani to help those in need in his country of origin, with the slogan “Fewer street children, more students”.
The Special Assistant to the President on Citizen’s Rights pointed out that she has placed a request to visit detention centers, and said: “The request is pending and we have not yet carried out any inspections.”
The 7th Fajr International Fashion Festival will take place in Iran in February. New designs and fashions organized by the state are put on show here. Private fashion houses and hotspot have also been active in Iran for long years and have found a footing on the social networks.
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.
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.
Mohammad Rastad, Director of Iran Ports and Maritime Organization confirmed that all 32 crew members of the tanker “Sanchi” have lost their lives in Chinese waters, and this was the only step taken by Iranian officials in the past eight days.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”