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Urmia Lake revived in association with FAO
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Urmia Lake revived in association with FAO

The Urmia Lake Restoration Committee in association with FAO has initiated the revival of the Lake as a joint project. The project aims to benefit from global expertise to support national efforts for the revival of Lake Urmia over a four-year period. The funding will be provided by the Japanese government.

Understanding the mentally disabled
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Understanding the mentally disabled

The 3rd of December is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. But, it may be forgotten that the mentally disabled are also a part of this and they need more attention than they are being given”. These are the words of Marjan Mohammadpur, the art therapist who has been working with the mentally disabled for years and has staged a number of plays with her students taking part in them as actors. These have participated in various festivals for the disabled.  

Regional costumes of Iranian ethnic groups
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Regional costumes of Iranian ethnic groups

The 9th Pars Tourism Expo is taking place in Shiraz 10-13 December 2017 with the aim of linking Iranian ethnic groups together from ancient times. In order to familiarize the Expo visitors from home and abroad with the costumes of different eras and the role these ethnic groups played in shaping our identity, this exhibition is planned to take place as a festival.  

Baghcheban father of the deaf
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Baghcheban father of the deaf

Jabbar Baghcheban is known as the father of the deaf and hard-of-hearing in Iran. He is the founder of the first school for the deaf in Iran, which he established in the city of Tabriz and called it “Baghche-ye Atfal” [The children’s garden], and thus became known as “Bagcheban” [gardener]. He passed away in 1966.  

“In search of a second home” for the Poles
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“In search of a second home” for the Poles

Yesterday, 21 November 2017, concurrent with the 75th anniversary of Polish refugees coming to Iran, Tehran University held an international conference entitled “In search of a second home” in association with Negarestan Andisheh Institute and attended by the Polish Deputy Prime Minister, Ambassador, and its foreign ministry’s high-ranking diplomats.  

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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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Turkey invests in 5-star hotel in Guilan

2018/01/21

PR Officer of Anzali Free Zone Organization, Amin Ofoghi, announced: “The Organization has signed an MoU worth 25 million euros with Turkey to invest in the construction of a

Syria to import tractors from Iran

2018/01/21

The Union of Syrian Chambers of Agriculture has signed an MoU to import tractors from Iran. The Chief of the Union of Syrian Chambers of Agriculture said: “Tractors imported from Iran will be at the disposal of all Syrian farmers in the next few days at reasonable prices.”

Eight plays in four days of Festival

2018/01/21

Plays by Germany, France, Azerbaijan, Italy, and Belgium are being staged on the fourth day of the Fajr International Theater Festival in its international category.

Significant growth of Iran exports to Turkey

2018/01/21

Statistics show a 68.5% increase in Iran’s exports to Turkey during the first 11 months of 2017. Iran’s trade representative in Turkey announced: “Exports from Iran to Turkey over the first 11 months of 2017 reached the figure of USD 7BN and 17MM, a growth of 68.5% including oil and gas.”  

Coffee house paintings by Ali-Akbar Sadeghi

2018/01/21

Following the exhibition of statues by Tony Cragg at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tehran, the venue is now host to a series of works by Ali-Akbar Sadeghi.The exhibition takes a look at the visual culture and modern and contemporary art of Iran by displaying his seventy years of works as a painter, animator, sculptor, and poet.