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Cyrus Cylinder – Memory of the World

Cyrus Cylinder – Memory of the World

Unesco National Memory of the World committee member has announced that the Cyrus Cylinder is one of three valuable relics of Persian civilization which will be registered by Unesco’s National Memory of the World.

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Snow takes Tehran by surprise

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.

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Vocalists Selected for the World Cup

Vocalists Selected for the World Cup

The Football Federation of Iran has selected two vocalists to perform a song for the national team for the 2018 World Cup. After Iran’s national team qualified for the World Cup for the fifth time, the Federation officials decided to work with the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance to produce a song for the national team.

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Tehran Tourism Exhibition Ends with dancing

Tehran Tourism Exhibition Ends with dancing

The 11th International Tourism Exhibition of Tehran hosted more than 500 foreign and domestic tourism companies, and local music bands also attended the exhibition from 27 provinces of the country.  

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Kissinger-Walt debate on Iran

Kissinger-Walt debate on Iran

Giving a speech at the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), Former US Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, has once again accused Iran of wanting to renew its former empire.

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“Subdued” and “Starless Dreams”

“Subdued” and “Starless Dreams”

The feature “Subdued”, directed by Hamid Nematollahi, has won the Best Picture award at the Jounieh International Film Festival in Lebanon. The documentary “Starless dreams” will be screened in the Competition category of the Budapest Film Festival.

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“Invasion” in Berlin

“Invasion” in Berlin

The premiere of “Invasion”, directed by Shahram Mokri, means it can no longer take part in the main Competition category, but the film has been invited to the Panorama category of the Berlin International Film Festival.

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Iran world’s 18th largest economy in 2017

Iran world’s 18th largest economy in 2017

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced an increase of USD 81BN in Iran’s GDP, based on the 2017 Purchasing Power Parity, making Iran the eighteenth largest economy in the world this year.  

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Tajikistan Tourism-Culture week in Shiraz

Tajikistan Tourism-Culture week in Shiraz

The Head of the Tourism Commission of Shiraz’s Islamic City Council has announced: “The first Tajik tourism and cultural week will take place in Shiraz in the Iranian New Year Nowruz 1397 (2018) in the spring.

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Zarif makes new offer to Saudi Arabia

Zarif makes new offer to Saudi Arabia

In an interview with prominent German journalist, Jürgen Todenhöfer, the Iranian Foreign Minister has pointed out to a new offer made by Iran to sign a “non-aggression treaty” for regional security. The proposal put forward by FM Javad Zarif includes a comprehensive confidence-building program, moving towards the exchange of tourism, and military visits.

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How much does getting married cost in Tehran?

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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Original version of Qajar newspapers

Original version of Qajar newspapers

If you are interested in journalism and its history in Iran, the exhibition being held in Tehran University is a must see. This will run until Tuesday 30 January 2018 with 80 issues of original papers from the Qajar Period. These are evening papers and magazines from this era and will familiarize you with the media of the time.

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