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A building and history burned to the ground

A building and history burned to the ground

One year ago today, it was on 20 January 2017 that plumes of thick smoke rose to the sky and brought the bad omen of the famous Plasco building burning in central Tehran; an old city landmark and commercial center that lived only for 53 years before going up in smoke.

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36th International Fajr Theater Festival begins

36th International Fajr Theater Festival begins

The 36th International Fajr Theater Festival started work on Thursday, 18 January 2018. It will run until 29 January in various categories in theater houses across Tehran. The categories include stage plays, street plays, and the international and out of competition categories.  

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Islamic countries suspend ties with Zionists

Islamic countries suspend ties with Zionists

The 13th Organization of Islamic Cooperation Conference has issued a statement to wrap up its work. The statement declares that, while the US insists on its wrongful decision to transfer its embassy to Quds, members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation who have political and economic ties with the Zionist regime will suspend these.

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German Ambassador: Iran economic growth a dream

German Ambassador: Iran economic growth a dream

At a meeting with the German Ambassador to Iran, CBI Chief said: “European banks are cautious about working with Iran and US interference continues. We must elucidate the situation and analyze the risks to ameliorate relations.”

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Vank Cathedral awaiting globalization

Vank Cathedral awaiting globalization

Iran has already registered three of its historic churches as Unesco World Heritage sites. It is now planning to place the Vank Cathedral in Isfahan on the list of registrations.

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Organization of Islamic Cooperation Conference

Organization of Islamic Cooperation Conference

The 13th Organization of Islamic Cooperation Conference took place in Tehran with the presence of President Rouhani, Parliament Speaker, and the parliamentary delegations of Islamic countries. Over the course of the Conference, the Chair of the Conference was transferred from Mali to Iran and its Parliament Speaker, Ali Larijani.  

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Bandar Abbas-Doha flights to start 17 January

Bandar Abbas-Doha flights to start 17 January

The Chief of the Cultural Heritage Organization of Hormozgan Province has announced the start of flights between Bandar Abbas and Doha, and said: “Flights in this route will begin operation from 17 January 2018 once a week on Wednesdays, with a 100-seat carrier.

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Famous woman artist tops Tehran auction

Famous woman artist tops Tehran auction

At Tehran’s eight auction, a piece of work by Monir Farmanfarmaian has been sold for the record price of one billion 300 million tomans. The 8th Tehran live auction of contemporary arts was held on Friday afternoon, 12 January 2018, at the Parsian Hotel.

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2nd Tehran Security Conference

2nd Tehran Security Conference

The 2nd Tehran Security Conference entitled “Regional Security in West Asia – Emerging Challenges and Trends” was held in Tehran today, 8 January 2018. This was attended by political and security officials and researchers from 49 countries.

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Saddam family traced in Iran protests

Saddam family traced in Iran protests

The Secretary of the Expediency Council of Iran has said: “Recent protests in Iran were the results of collusions with the enemies of the regime through a project called “The successful convergence strategy” to topple the regime by February, as they claimed.”

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Relative calm on the streets of Iran

Relative calm on the streets of Iran

Iran is putting behind ten days of protests. Although the capital Tehran and larger cities, such as Mashhad and Isfahan, are now relatively calm, yet unofficial news report continued unrest in smaller towns.

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