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Three World Craft Cities Registered for Iran
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Three World Craft Cities Registered for Iran

This week will see the registration of three cities in Iran as World Craft Cities. These are Kalpurgan, Sirjan, and Marivan. Yesterday, the ceremony was held for Kalpurgan. Tomorrow Sirjan will be registered as a World Kilim City, followed by Marivan next week as a World Kalash City. The ceremonies are attended by the President of the World Crafts Council-Asia Pacific Region (WCC-APR).  

Tabriz-Jolfa free sightseeing train
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Tabriz-Jolfa free sightseeing train

The passenger transport manager for Iranian Railways has announced the inauguration of a free Tabriz-Jolfa tourist train. Mir-Hassan Mousavi said: “Following the successful startup of a number of sightseeing train routes, the Tabriz-Jolfa route will be providing free travel for tourists seven days a week from 1 December 2017 to 30 January 2018 in association with the Aras Free Zone Organization.  

Travel free to Iran!
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Travel free to Iran!

The Deputy of the Tourism Organization of Iran has said that: “Iranians living abroad can get a free plane ticket to Iran if they introduce five foreign tourists. They can also transfer their tickets to their relatives.”  

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German Schiller Group Concert in Tehran

2017/11/14

The German Schiller Group Concert is taking place in Tehran for the first time. Christopher von Deylen, will be traveling to Tehran with his Group for the first time in mid-December to stage a concert at the Hall of the Ministry of the Interior over two nights on 11-12 December, at 21h30.  

Iran, US should opt long term relations

2017/10/22

In an interview with Persia Digest, Adib-Moghaddam said: It is imperative that Iran gets even closer to the EU, not least to keep the communication with Washington going, and to minimize misperceptions.

Cooking Tour for Persian dishes

2017/08/16

Two young girls by the names of Shirin Tahanan and Matin Lashkari are the initiators of a delicious cooking tour in Tehran. Shirin cooks and Matin organizes the tour.  

New find in Persepolis

2017/08/20

The newly discovered gates in Persepolis will soon be turned into a museum site once all the protective and safety measures have been completed.

UK invests Euros 1.8BN in Iran to fight cancer

2017/10/24

The Iranian Ambassador to the UK, Hamid Baeidinejad, has announced the signing of an MoU between the Ministry of Health and Medical Education of Iran and the UK’s IGH International Hospitals Group who are a leading, independent healthcare services company.   

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Award winning Iranian short films

2017/12/13

While the international “Cinema Vérité” film festival is running in Tehran, good news is also reaching the capital about the success of Iranian short films in other countries.  

Rouhani: Dialogue will solve Islamic world problems

2017/12/13

In an extraordinary summit of OIC member states in Istanbul, the Iranian President said: “Iran is ready to cooperate with all Islamic countries to defend Al Quds with no preconditions.”  

East (music)

2017/12/13

Artist: Alan Kushan [Where are they now] Album: Par [Feather] Genre: Experimental/Fusion Year: 2009   (Persia Digest) – “East” from the “Par” album is an experimental combination of eastern music, especially from Iran and India, where the dulcimer and tabla feature prominently as the ambassadors of two cultures.

China ready to invest in oil and petrochemicals in Iran

2017/12/13

Iran’s Minister of Petroleum, Bijan Zangeneh, met for talks with Wang Yang Gao, Chief of China’s International Chamber of Commerce yesterday. At the meeting, Yang Gao pointed out the extensive trade ties between Iran and China, and stated: “China needs energy resources and our old friend, Iran, is rich in these resources. This can help expand ties between the two countries.”

Golestan turns down “Cahiers du Cinéma”

2017/12/13

The Iran Film Week will kick off in Paris next week, organized by “Cahiers du Cinéma” editor and film critique Jean-Michel Frodon. A lack of invitation to Masoud Kimiaei, however, prompted Iranian filmmaker Ebrahim Golestan to turn down an invitation to the film week.