In today’s world of social media and smart phones few people have the patience to read books. Nevertheless, some innovative plans can reconcile people with “books are my best friends” again, especially the young ones. To this end, Mazandaran Province in northern Iran has set up novel ideas such as “Wednesdays for Reading”, “Hangout for Homemakers”, “Golden Reader”, and “A Taste of Summer Reading” to attract people back to book reading.
Iran’s Minister of Economy has announced that, based on the evaluations of the World Customs Organization, after two years of being in second place for tracking customs offenses, including smuggling and entry and exit of counterfeit goods, Iran is now at the top of the list for fighting these offenses.
Afghan artists living in Iran have staged an exhibition of their works in Tehran these days, at the Niavaran Cultural Centre entitled “Nimruz”. This is meant to bring closer Iranian and Afghan artists and was also visited by Iran’s top diplomat Javad Zarif yesterday.
“I am a Son of Persia, of Parsumash. I am Cyrus, Son of Mandane and Kambyses. I Cyrus of the Achaemenid ordered that my people shall not grieve. Their grief of my people is my grief, and their happiness is my happiness.
Sputniknews.com writes that the astonishing physique of Iranian bodybuilder Sajad Gharibi has earned him plaudits and a host of nicknames, from "Hercules" to "Hulk;" in an exclusive interview with Sputnik, the 25-year-old shares the secrets of his success.
The Persian service of Sputnik news website has compared the freedoms of women in Iran and Saudi Arabia in a report. This Russian news agency has written: “Over the past few months, news of unattainable freedoms granted to Saudi women has gone viral on social networks.”
Mansureh Ettehadieh is a pioneer woman in Iran who has spent 35 years working on the culture and history of her country, Iranian woman who have impacted history, international relations, and the customs of the Iranian people. She is one of the first women publishers who has printed over 200 precious history books at “Nashr-e Tarikh” [History Publishers].
Strange but true! Eighty percent of the world’s population think about where to get their next meal from. If we focus more on the world around us, we will see that many wars and uprisings are somehow linked to the bigger problem of extending boundaries for more food supplies.
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.
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.”
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.”
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.