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Khaghani Street in Tabriz renamed “Theater” Street
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Khaghani Street in Tabriz renamed “Theater” Street

Khaghani Street in Tabriz, the site of one of the oldest theaters in Iran, has been renamed “Theater” Street. Tabriz is one of the first Iranian cities to witness theatrical performances in its venues. The Armenian theater in Iran started in Tabriz, and the first play went on stage in Tabriz in 1877. After Tabriz, Armenian Iranians established theater groups in Tehran in 1878, in Jolfa-Isfahan in 1888, and in Rasht in 1921.

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.”

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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

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US insults for Iran’s volleyball team

2018/06/19

The Iranian volleyball team competing in the FIVB Volleyball Men's Nations League in the US has been interrogated by the FBI at the airport.  

Zarif digs on Israeli nuclear warheads

2018/06/19

Iranian Prime Minister, Javad Zarif, has posted a tweet addressed to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI): “There are at least 80 nuclear warheads stationed in the Middle East. None are in Iran; rather, they're at the fingertips of a warmonger who howls incessantly about fabricated Iranian “ambitions”. Time for an overdue debate on the real threat to the region & beyond.”  

Rouhani: Tehran will stand by Doha

2018/06/19

In a telephone conversation with the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on Monday, President Hassan Rouhani expressed hope that Tehran and Doha can make the best of the many capacities they have to promote trade between the two countries.  

Reactions to Netanyahu's plans for Iran

2018/06/18

Some time ago, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu sent a video message about the water crisis in Iran, saying: “Israel has the knowledge to stop an environmental crisis in Iran and I want to share this with the people of Iran.” He pointed to the launch of a website and a telegram channel in Persian to fight the water crisis in Iran, and stated: “Israel is with the Iranian people and I want to save the lives of many of them.”

Iran rep in OPEC: Will veto Saudi proposal

2018/06/18

Bloomberg reports that Iran says Venezuela and Iraq will join it in blocking a proposal to increase oil production that’s backed by Saudi Arabia and Russia when OPEC and its allies meet in Vienna this week.