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Tourists at Imam Hossein Mourning Ceremony
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Tourists at Imam Hossein Mourning Ceremony

Motivated by learning more about the Imam Hossein mourning ceremony – the third Shia Imam martyred in Karbala, present-day Iraq – one-hundred Spanish tourists have traveled to Yazd prompted by the narratives of previous visitors here last year during the first ten days of the month of Muharram in the lunar calendar. Some sources have predicted that over a thousand foreign tourists will attend the rituals this year.  

80 years and the ‘Louvre in Tehran’
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80 years and the ‘Louvre in Tehran’

Tehran’s National Iran Baastan Museum is celebrating its 80th birthday this year. An incredible exhibition entitled ‘The Louvre in Tehran’ has been organized at the Museum for the occasion, showcasing sixty pieces of antiquity from the world famous French museum in Tehran for four months starting in mid-February.  

German tourist is surprised by this attraction
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German tourist is surprised by this attraction

A German tourist traveling on his bicycle was pleasantly surprised when he visited a ‘qanat’ subterranean aqueduct in Gonabad town. In an interview with IRNA following his visit he talked about the large number of aqueducts in Gonabad, but said that he was especially impressed by the vastness of the ‘Qassabeh’ aqueduct.  

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Tesla and Volvo seek out 10-year old Iranian inventor


The young 10-year old Iranian boy, Hossein Atayi Sangrudi from Karaj has already 16 inventions in his portfolio. Six of these are in the process of being registered. His inventions include the VTOL three-modality drones, gunboats, office furniture, miniature sprayer, multipurpose control for smart TVs, and so on.

Iran, US should opt long term relations


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.

German Schiller Group Concert in Tehran


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.  

Cooking Tour for Persian dishes


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


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

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Start of largest military summit in Iran history


The Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) has started work in Tehran, hosted by the Islamic Republic of Iran Navy (IRIN). Persia Digest reports that IONS has 23 permanent members and nine other states have observer status. The IRIN strategic force is a permanent member of IONS.  

Photos of Iranian researcher on LA billboards


Professor Ali Khademhosseini holds a multi-departmental professorship in Bioengineering, Radiology, Chemical, and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA). He has conducted successful research in medical engineering, biomaterials, and tissue engineering. These days, photos of him can be seen can be seen across LA bus stops.  

Beijing Festival: Mina Sadati wins best supporting actress


Mina Sadati won the Best Supporting Actress Award for the film “Searing Summer” last night at the closing ceremony of the Beijing Film Festival.  

Oldest handicrafts expo host to 32 Iranian artisans


Thirty-two Iranian artists are participating at the 82nd International Handicrafts Trade Fair (Mostra Internazionale dell'Artigianato), 21 April – 1 May 2018 in Florence, at the Fortezza da Basso venue.  

Iran options after US withdrawal from the JCPOA


On 22 April 2018, in New York writes that the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, speaking with Al-Monitor in New York, said that if President Donald Trump withholds the next round of Iran sanctions waivers due May 12, effectively exiting the nuclear deal, Tehran could resume its nuclear program “in a much more advanced way.”