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Attar Neyshaburi  seminar
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Attar Neyshaburi seminar

The first “Farid-e-Din Attar Neyshaburi: Life and work” seminar will be held in April 2018 on the national day for Attar. In an academic cooperation between the Islamic Studies Institute of the University of Tehran and McGill University, a series of international seminars entitled “The Persian language and Iranian thought” are being held.

“Invisible Cities” in Tehran
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“Invisible Cities” in Tehran

“Invisible Cities" directed by Pino di Buduo, is an offstage performance from Italy which will be shown at the 36th Fajr Theater Festival in Tehran. This is an artistic interdisciplinary multimedia project which has begun practicing in Tehran with the help of the Italian Embassy here in order to get ready for its performance at the Fajr Festival. The performance has been going round cities such as London, Paris, Rome, and Budapest since 1991.  

Bam Citadel main gate installed
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Bam Citadel main gate installed

The Head of the Unesco World Heritage Centre at Bam Citadel and Cultural Landscape has announced: “On the 14th anniversary of the Bam earthquake, the main memorable wooden gate of the Citadel was installed today (Wednesday 27 December 2017) and unveiled by high ranking officials.

Guests of 36th Fajr International Theater Festival
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Guests of 36th Fajr International Theater Festival

The 36th Fajr International Theater Festival is host to 36 guest theaters as from 21 January 2018. The Festival Secretariat has issued a statement, announcing that this year’s event is for theatre actors of Iran with various approaches. This year’s edition is a “Celebration of the Iranian Theater” and stresses on pluralism, providing the grounds for wider communities and generations to participate.

Farhadi film 12th most awaited for 2018
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Farhadi film 12th most awaited for 2018

Twice Oscar winner Asghar Farhadi’s latest movie “Everybody knows” filmed in Spain has been listed on the 100 most awaited movies of 2018. The Playlist website has released its top movie list at the end of 2017 for Christmas. Its first five selected features are “Ladybird”, “Dunkirk”, “The Florida Project”, “The Shape of Water”, and “Blade Runner 2049”.  

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Tesla and Volvo seek out 10-year old Iranian inventor

2018/01/06

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

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.

Passports of tourists entering Iran will not be stamped

2018/08/19

In order to counter US sanctions and promote its tourism industry, Iran has decided not to stamp the passports of tourists traveling to the country.

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.  

Iranian-American woman returns to Tehran

2018/09/04

USA TODAY writes about Katayoun “Kat” Khosrowyar, 30, who was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She describes herself as a “Midwest girl.” Since 2005, she’s been living in Iran as a soccer coach.

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Imran Khan’s priority - Riyadh or Tehran?

2018/09/24

Pir Mohammad Mulla Zehi, expert on Pakistani affairs in Tehran, believes: “Although Imran Khan chose Riyadh as his first foreign trip, his general outlook is to act as a mediator between Iran and Pakistan. The opportunity is still there for the new Prime Minister to make this happen.”

Issuing of e-visas for tourists visiting Iran begins

2018/09/24

The Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a statement announcing that issuing e-visas without labels in passports for tourists traveling to Iran has begun as from 23 September 2018 in all IR of Iran consulates and the country’s international airports.

Unilateral Iran visa waiver for Omani tourists

2018/09/24

Iran has unilaterally waived visa requirements for Omani tourists traveling to this country.

Rouhani to explain US violations of international obligations

2018/09/24

Upon landing in New York, the Iranian President said: “This is a good time to explain US violations of international obligations at the UNGA.”

New photos of terrorist attack in Ahvaz

2018/09/23

Members of a terrorist group opened fire on the military parade in Ahvaz, Iran, yesterday morning in a deadly attack.