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Millions of Iranian pilgrims take part in Arbaeen
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Millions of Iranian pilgrims take part in Arbaeen

Today, 30 October [8 Aban on the Iranian calendar, 20 Safar on the Islamic calendar], is Arbaeen. This is an important day for Shia Muslims. Arbaeen means “fortieth”, a name attributed to 20 Safar 61 AH which is the fortieth day of the martyrdom of Imam Hossein (AS), son of Imam Ali (AS), and the third Shia Imam. The Arbaeen pilgrimage is a special ceremony that takes place on this day, only performed for the martyrdom of Imam Hossein (AS). No precedent can be attributed to Arbaeen and acts related to this day until the Ashura incident.

Six-year old Iranian genius speaks 18 languages
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Six-year old Iranian genius speaks 18 languages

Arash is a small Iranian boy who could speak three languages fluently at the age of two. He is now six and can solve physics and chemistry problems with the help of the internet. He is a little genius, but despite his father’s efforts, he has not been very welcomed. And yet, a number of credible schools in the Netherlands, Finland, and Japan are looking to train Arash.

History of Mourning in Iran
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History of Mourning in Iran

Speaking about the incident which took place in Karbala in 61 AH is as thought-provoking and saddening as it seems difficult and impossible. Many things have been said about it and more remained to be told. Without banking on ethnic and religious interests, history is enough to show that unrightful killing of Imam Hossein (AS) in that desert has turned into an epic through times and all the details of a full-blown epical narration have been applied to this bloody incident.

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Devoted farmer hospitalized

2017/11/28

Rizali Khajavi, known as the devoted farmer to most of us, has been hospitalized for kidney failure. Azbar-Ali Hajavi, nicknamed Rizali Khajavi, has been in our school books for decades now. He came to be known as the devoted farmer in our elementary literature books throughout Iran.  

Baghcheban father of the deaf

2017/11/25

Jabbar Baghcheban is known as the father of the deaf and hard-of-hearing in Iran. He is the founder of the first school for the deaf in Iran, which he established in the city of Tabriz and called it “Baghche-ye Atfal” [The children’s garden], and thus became known as “Bagcheban” [gardener]. He passed away in 1966.  

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 needs good ties with the East and West

2018/11/04

 A university professor in the UK believes: “Iran must have closer ties with Europe for its economic development. But its security can be provided mostly by China and Russia. This requires a little subtlety in the ‘Neither East, Nor West’ slogan.”

Australian cultural attaché: Aussies happy with Iran trip

2018/10/06

Australian cultural attaché and second in rank, Hamish Leslie Reisen, has said that Australians are not very familiar with Iran and its tourist attractions, adding: “Planning cultural programs is one of the best incentives for Australians to travel to Iran; because, the image they have of Iran is impacted by the global news coverage. Good news from Iran will surely attract their attention, especially about cultural links between the two countries.”

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Iranian firms in Baghdad expo, Saudis steer clear

2018/11/12

While Saudi Arabia courted Iraqi leaders behind closed doors at the weekend, its arch-foe Iran made a more public showing by turning out at the Baghdad International Fair, a shop window for business in Iraq, reports Reuters.

Why Iranian port is exempted from sanctions

2018/11/12

A port in Chabahar, Iran’s southernmost city, was exempted by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from sanctions, which he called “the toughest ever put in place”, in a move to help a US ally. India has been developing the port since 2003 in a strategic bid to link to Central Asia through Iran and Afghanistan while bypassing its neighbor and rival Pakistan.

Iran responds to US threats of Iranian oil tankers

2018/11/12

Iran's armed forces will protect Iranian oil tankers against any threats, an Iranian military official said on Monday, after the United States said the ships were a "floating liability" and warned ports operators not to allow them to dock.

Pakistan to take immediate measures for release of Iranian border guards

2018/11/12

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Monday that Pakistani officials have promised to introduce more measures for the release of Iranian border guards abducted by terrorists at a border post in the city of Mirjaveh, southeast Iran.
 

Iran files complaint against US at IMO

2018/11/12

The CEO of Iran’s International Maritime Organization (IMO) has announced: “Iran’s complaint against US sanctions imposed on Iranian shipping will be handed to (IMO) in London next week.