Ali-Reza Akhlaghi is a 24-year-old Iranian photographer who won the first rank of Wikipedia’s world photography competition in 2018 called “Moments Loves Wiki” with his picture from the ceiling of Isfahan’s Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque.
Hosna Parsa is a young Iranian musician who entered music school when she was 10 and started her musical activities in Vahdat Hall when she was 16. She later joined the Neiriz ensemble led by Maliheh Saeedi. It was then that she was invited to a festival in Austria and played the tonbak and kamancheh as her second musical instruments.
Recently, an exhibition of 30 paintings of Jesus Christ, Imam Zaman (the 12th and last Imam of the Shiites) and works inspired by Persian miniature with a modern feel were publicly displayed in Tehran.
I walk in the back alleys of Jolfa towards Vank Cathedral. As I get closer to the Cathedral, the crowds of Muslim Iranians and Christian Armenian-Iranians grow larger as they surround Vank like a group hug.
Kamancheh is an Iranian musical instrument which is also played across the Orient. Kamancheh is called robab (an Arabic name) in the Arabic-language music book “Al-Kabir” written by Farabi who has referred to kamancheh as an Iranian musical instrument.
An EU spokesperson has pointed to the compact agenda of Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, saying she will probably be unable to fit the anti-Iran summit in Poland in her work schedule.
According to finds by Iranian researchers, water levels in the Caspian Sea have dropped in recent years and the effluent of pollutants and agricultural and urban wastewaters into the Sea has increased its organic load and decreased oxygen levels. This will transform the Caspian Sea in the deeper parts into a dead environment.
Former Iranian Ambassador to China believes: “A turnover of directors and change of regulations in Iran means that Beijing will not make long-term plans to work with Tehran. It is against this backdrop that large state-owned Chinese companies have left Iran during the sanctions period.”
A reformist Iranian political analyst believes: “Tensions are likely to reoccur due to economic problems created by sanctions, but the only way out of the existing crisis and bridging the gap between the people and the government is to accept that the problem exists and make some reforms from inside the system.”
Iran’s Ambassador to Switzerland Mohammad Reza Haji Karim Jabbari on Monday appreciated the Swiss Iranologist Professor Johann Christoph Burgel for his outstanding contributions to the Islamic and Iranian studies as well as his invaluable translations in the field of Persian language and history.
The Iranian foreign minister has condemned the continued detention of an Iranian female journalist in US jails, saying that the US government still violates human rights of black people, reports Mehr News.
Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi said on Monday that Iran has always been seeking to establish peace and stability in the region, but it will never allow any country to build coalition against its interests in the region or outside.