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Everybody knows tops the box office in France

Everybody knows tops the box office in France

Everybody knows, directed by Asghar Farhadi, has been screened in 430 cinema theaters in France and topped the box office here. Distribution rights have been sold to China, the USA, UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, India, South Africa, and a number of Middle Eastern countries. High sales are expected for the global screening of this movie.  

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Arts and architecture of Iran in Manchester University

Arts and architecture of Iran in Manchester University

“Modern Iranian Art and Architecture in the Shadow of the Classical Persian Past” is the title of a conference being hosted by the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures at the University of Manchester on 17-18 May 2018 through the efforts of Dr Aida Foroutan. It will be attended by scholars and researchers of Persian/Iranian art and architecture from Iran and elsewhere.  

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Joint statement by Europeans to support the JCPOA

Joint statement by Europeans to support the JCPOA

In an article dated 29 April 2018, France24.com writes that Britain, France and Germany have agreed that the nuclear deal that U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to scrap remains the best way of stopping Tehran getting nuclear weapons, British Prime Minister Theresa May’s office said on Sunday.  

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Three Iranian banks to open branches in Germany

Three Iranian banks to open branches in Germany

The Iranian Ambassador in Turkey has announced that the Iranian Middle East, Saman, and Sina banks will be opening branches in Germany to facilitate trade between Iran and its foreign partners, especially Europeans.  

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5 potential scenarios for Iran deal

5 potential scenarios for Iran deal

Seyed Hossein Mousavian wrote in Al-Monitor on 13 April 2018: “President Donald Trump’s tapping of Mike Pompeo and John Bolton for secretary of state and national security adviser, respectively, should do away with any pretense that the US administration wishes to “fix” the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). While Trump has long telegraphed his desire to undo the nuclear deal, Pompeo and especially Bolton have long advocated regime-change policies toward Iran, including war. As the May 12 deadline for Trump to renew sanctions waivers under the JCPOA approaches, five scenarios exist for how Trump’s “fix it or nix it” saga on the accord will play out.

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What is Iran’s global place in attracting tourists?

What is Iran’s global place in attracting tourists?

Asia, South America, Africa, and the Middle East are record holders for attracting the most tourists since 1990. ISNA semi-official news agency reports that a total of 1.32 billion trips by tourists have taken place globally in 2017, showing a threefold increase as compared to the 439.5 million trips taken in 1990.

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Iranian art under Sotheby’s hammer

Iranian art under Sotheby’s hammer

Sotheby’s London has auctioned fourteen works by Iranian artists at a session of “20th Century Art/ Middle East”. Sixty artworks will go under the hammer altogether, fourteen of which are by Iranian artists. The auction will take place on 24 April 2018.  

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Busy April for Iranian cinema in int’l festivals

Busy April for Iranian cinema in int’l festivals

Iranian cinema is in the spotlight at international festivals this April, ranging from 30 children’s films at the International Children's Film Festival in India, to the screening of films made by young Iranian professionals in Denmark.  

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Choir from Iran tops Middle East list

Choir from Iran tops Middle East list

Tehran’s choir group has made it to the top of the list as the best choir in the Middle East. Farzad Omidi, professor of music and member of “Tehran Avazi Choir”, said: “Competing in the 6th ChoirFest Middle East with Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, the UAE, and other countries, Iran was able to take the title and top award at the Festival. It was selected as the best choral group of 2018 and the Middle East.”  

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Roshandel: JCPOA failure has unanticipated consequences for the world

Roshandel: JCPOA failure has unanticipated consequences for the world

Citing a diplomatic source in Germany, Reuters reported on 28 February that “European and US officials are planning to meet in Berlin in March for talks on Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.” Previously, The New York Times had reported that European countries had agreed to safeguard the JCPOA, not by amending it, but by reaching a separate agreement. The paper wrote that Europe had agreed on three issues: 1) Requiring Iran to negotiate its missile program; 2) Guaranteeing unrestricted access to Iranian military installations; 3) Extending the expiration date for the JCPOA sunset clauses.  

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“Understanding the Identity of Iranian Women

“Understanding the Identity of Iranian Women"

The second volume of “Understanding the Identity of Iranian Women" authored by Shahla Lahiji, assessing women in the expanse of Persian civilization under the Medes, Achaemenids, Seleucids, Parthians, and the Sassanid dynasties, has been launched.  

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Middle East developments in FIFF

Middle East developments in FIFF

The “Broken Olive Branches” section of the36th Fajr International Film Festival will be screening feature films and documentaries from Syria, Egypt, Iran, Lebanon, Palestine, Yemen, and Turkey. Most of these are based on regional developments, such as sectarianism, the Yemen war, and the Myanmar crisis.  

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