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Increase in cancer and burn incidences in Iran
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Increase in cancer and burn incidences in Iran

Statistics in Iran are sometimes surprising. The rate of burn incidents is eight times the global average as per the latest official statistics. According to Dr Mohammad Hadi Ayazi, Deputy Minister of Health, the burn rate in Iran is eight times the global average; these statistics suggest that our actions and those of the authorities must include safety measures.  

“N Kargar” street name change to “Mosaddegh”
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“N Kargar” street name change to “Mosaddegh”

A member of the Islamic City Council of Tehran has commented on the name change of North Kargar Street to Mosaddegh Street. Hojjat Nazari pointed out to the street being named after the former Prime Minister of Iran, Mohammad Mosaddegh (1951-1953), and said: “Due to reactions we received at the time of naming the tunnel linking Arash St to Esfandiar St after Mosaddegh, we placed naming a street after Mosaddegh on our agenda. We finally concluded to name N Kargar St after the late Mosaddegh and shorten the name of South Kargar to Kargar Street.”

Ayatollah Khomeini was against compulsory hijab
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Ayatollah Khomeini was against compulsory hijab

The compulsory hijab is one of the issues raised since the beginning of the Islamic Revolution in 1979 and has always had opponents and advocates. This debate has been raised once again in recent weeks, due to the protest of some women against compulsory hijab, known as "Girls of Enghelab Street" movement. In this regard, Razavi News Agency interviewed Ayatollah Dr. Seyed Mohammad Ali Ayazi, a researcher, and university and Hawza professor.  

Iranian lady for International Women’ Day award
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Iranian lady for International Women’ Day award

The International Paralympic Committee has nominated proud Iranian athlete, Zahra Nemati, for the International Women’ Day award. The International Paralympic Committee has nominated five women for the award on the occasion of International Women’ Day which takes place on 8 March every year. The award ceremony is held on the penultimate day of the 2018 Winter Paralympics.

Iran: The world's bedrock of engineering
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Iran: The world's bedrock of engineering

Iran is the third leading engineer-producing country in the world but the first in terms of migration of elites, especially engineering graduates. Until a few years ago, engineering was regarded as an attractive and high-income discipline. However, at present, the highest number of unemployed graduates are from the engineering schools. For a long time, Iran has been the bedrock of noted engineers and scientists, of whom, one of the most renowned was Khajeh Nasir Toosi, whose birthday has been referred to in Iran as the “Engineer Day.”

International reactions to Iran plane crash
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International reactions to Iran plane crash

International reactions to the crash of a passenger plane in Iran are pouring in. The US Secretary of State has tweeted his condolences in Persian, saying: “We were very sorry to hear about the plane crash in our virtual embassy in Iran. We send our condolences to the people of Iran and our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims.”

The last keeper of the Zoroastrian dead in Iran
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The last keeper of the Zoroastrian dead in Iran

The age-old tower of silence in Yazd has now become a tourist attraction in this city. But, there was a time when keepers named “Nesa Salar” took the dead up to the tower according to Zoroastrian traditions to become the meal of vultures. The last of the Nesa Salars is now called “Agha Shahriar”, although his job was banned 51 years ago.  

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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.