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Theater director Ali Rafi’i turns 80

Theater director Ali Rafi’i turns 80

Dr Ali Rafi’i, pioneer of Iranian theater is celebrating 80 years of his life. He is planning workshops for nine plays from scriptwriters around the world to stage new versions of these soon.

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Iranian researcher among world top 1%

Iranian researcher among world top 1%

Dr Arash Ghorbani-Choghamarani, Faculty Member and Professor of Chemistry at Ilam University, has been placed on the list of the world’s top 1% scientists by Essential Science Indicators (SIS-ESI).

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USD 39MM exports of Iranian clothing

USD 39MM exports of Iranian clothing

According to statistics released by the IR of Iran customs, USD 39MM worth of clothing has been exported over the first nine months of the Iranian calendar, begging in March. The exports measure 3000 tons in weight of various styles of clothing exported to a number of countries.  

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Japanese garden planned in Rasht

Japanese garden planned in Rasht

At a meeting with the delegation of Japanese investors on planning a Japanese garden, the Mayor of Rasht metropolis stated: “The lush landscape of Rasht has already been introduced on an international level and planning a garden here is welcomed by the city officials.”

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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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Sanchi crew last photos

Sanchi crew last photos

On 6 January 2018, a Chinese cargo ship collided with the Iranian oil tanker “Sanchi” which went up in flames, killing all 32 crew on board (30 Iranians and 2 Bangladeshis). Three of the bodies have been recovered over the last few days. Yesterday, it was announced that the remaining 29 personnel are still missing, feared dead.

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Iran hosts women’s rally racing

Iran hosts women’s rally racing

The Motorcycle and Automobile Federation Chief of the IR of Iran said: “In line with Tabriz having been selected as the Tourism Capital of Islamic Countries in 2018, the women’s rally for Islamic countries will also take place simultaneously.”

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Iranian “Suzanban” switchman in Swiss Festival

Iranian “Suzanban” switchman in Swiss Festival

The animation “Suzanban” [Wwitchman] by Mahdi Khorramian has been admitted to the Swiss “Second Videos Film Festival” in the short fiction category. As reported by Mehr News Agency, the first edition of this Festival will take place on 26 May 2018 on the banks of Lac Lucerne.

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End of hope; all 32 lives lost at sea

End of hope; all 32 lives lost at sea

Mohammad Rastad, Director of Iran Ports and Maritime Organization confirmed that all 32 crew members of the tanker “Sanchi” have lost their lives in Chinese waters, and this was the only step taken by Iranian officials in the past eight days. 

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USD 10BN revenues for Iran tourism

USD 10BN revenues for Iran tourism

Vice Chairman of Iran Urban Economics Scientific Association (IUESA) has said: “Although Iran is on Unesco’s top ten countries for tourist attractions, it ranked 93 in the world in 2017 on the tourism competitiveness index.”  

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Reactions to filtering removal from Telegram

Reactions to filtering removal from Telegram

From last night, the filtering of Telegram messenger service which has been blocked for several days, was removed in Iran. The application blocked last week on the orders of the Supreme National Security Council of Iran, has now been removed from filtering on the orders of the President of Iran. Iranians can now use this application without the use of VPNs.  

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