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Eight Iranian films at Athens Animfest

Eight Iranian films at Athens Animfest

Eight Iranian films have been admitted to the 13th Athens Animfest in Greece. a“Alphabet” by Kianush Amiri, “Blowing in the wind” by Hajir Asadi, and “Wuthering heights” by Shirin Ashtari are but a few of the films being screened here.

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Sheikh Sanan play performed by puppets

Sheikh Sanan play performed by puppets

In these times of difficulty for theater companies, allocating a state playhouse to a performance is rather an interesting occurrence. Ferdowsi playhouse was established in 2004 and began work with the performance of “Rostam o Sohrab” puppet opera. It is a theater hall designed for marionette performances, where plays by expert in the field, Behrouz Gharibpur, are staged. Sheikh Sanan will also go on stag here.

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Political dialogue between Iran and UK

Political dialogue between Iran and UK

Iran’s Political Deputy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that Iran will be holding periodic political dialogues with other countries. He said: “Dialogue between Iran and the UK will take place on Wednesday in London.”

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International reactions to Iran plane crash

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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FM Zarif: We do not want to be regional hegemon

FM Zarif: We do not want to be regional hegemon

The Iranian Foreign Minister has said that Iran wants to be present in a strong region, and added: “We do not want to be the regional hegemon. The time for hegemony has passed. We must remain practical and accept our differences in order to strengthen our region.”

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Shahram Nazeri: The legend of epic Persian song

Shahram Nazeri: The legend of epic Persian song

February 18 marks the birthday of Shahram Nazeri, the pioneer Iranian tenor who performs the lyrics of famous Persian poets Molavi, founding a new style of epic-mythical singing. He was named as Iran’s chevalier of song by the French.  

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Consequences of police entering Iran currency market

Consequences of police entering Iran currency market

The currency exchange rate has been fluctuating sharply on the Iranian market over the past few months. Although this had remained fairly stable during President Rouhani’s first term in office, the price of the dollar and other foreign currencies rose sharply in the past weeks, depreciating the Iranian rial by up to 25 percent.  

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Currency fluctuations reduces trips abroad

Currency fluctuations reduces trips abroad

The Nowruz New Year holidays are a good opportunity for Iranians to take time off to travel. Many travel abroad during this time. The peak season holidays during push ticket and tour prices up every year; this has now been aggravated with the recent currency fluctuations in the price of dollar.

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