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Hope against hope for Urmia Lake investment
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Hope against hope for Urmia Lake investment

The Head of Iran’s Department of Environment has announced: “At the last meeting of the Urmia Lake workgroup with the First Vice President, it was agreed on the suggestion of the Secretariat to attract foreign investment. Coordination has been made with the Central Bank of Iran for the government to repay the foreign funding if this is provided.

Heavy snow creates rare incident in Airport
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Heavy snow creates rare incident in Airport

Heavy snow has created havoc in Tehran, from traffic congestions to power cuts in parts of the capital. But, today also saw a rare incident at Mehrabad Airport. An Iran Air Fokker 100 tail-heavy with snow lost its balance, causing its nose to lift up into the air. It was as if the plane had pulled a wheelie and was doing a catwalk.

Snow takes Tehran by surprise
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Snow takes Tehran by surprise

It finally began snowing in Tehran from last night after a long time. Snowfall has continued until now (Sunday morning). Apart from the capital and Tehran Province, other parts of Iran including Kurdistan, Hamedan, Zanjan, Qazvin, Kashan, Isfahan, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer Ahmad, Shahr-e Kurd, Semnan, Yazd, North, South and Razavi Khorasan, Golestan, Mazandaran, Guilan, and the Central provinces are experiencing heavy snowfall.

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.

How much does getting married cost in Tehran?
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How much does getting married cost in Tehran?

How much does it cost to get married in your city? Every person’s wedding day is probably the most special one of their lives. But do the costs hinder the plans? Getting married in Iran has its age old traditions. Needless to say, these have been watered down with the passage of time and replaced with glamorous ceremonies which are outside the financial ability of many

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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.