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.
Iran has always enjoyed a melting pot of cultures over the course of its ancient history and civilization. This is evident in various areas such as its variety of dialects, clothing, lifestyles, and of course foods.
Sardar Saeid Montazer-Almahdi, top advisor to the Commander of the Iranian Police Force, has said: “We will soon see fundamental developments in police electronic services using artificial intelligence.”
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.
US sanctions against Iran are now affecting the sick here. Whilst Donald Trump and other US officials claim that American sanctions are not against the Iranian people, drug imports to this country are facing hurdles.
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.
Mourning for the third Shiite Imam (AS) has rapidly evolved into a powerful popular institution in Iranian society since the rule of Safavid dynasty. As with every established institution, it has its own unique arrangements and forms.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.”
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.
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'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.
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.