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.
The bodies of 135 holy defense martyrs from eight years of Iraq-Iran war have been returned to Iran after many long years. They have been put the rest in a funeral service attended by large crowds in Tehran.
The Civil Aviation Organization of the Islamic Republic of Iran (CAO.IRI) has responded to warnings by The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the United States about crossing Iranian airspace, announcing: “The Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) magnified by Western media recently was issued for 2017.”
USA TODAY, Kim Hjelmgaard, writes that Qom is Iran’s eighth-largest city, home to dozens of religious schools, and represents a major pilgrimage destination for Shia faithful from neighboring Iraq and Afghanistan.
Iranians tell USA TODAY reporter, Kim Hjelmgaard, that they want to make sure he gets a good impression of their country, a place that, for all its faults, Iranians still love and say is inaccurately portrayed in Western media.
USA TODAY reporter, Kim Hjelmgaard, writes that Tehran is a city teeming with 12 million people and seemingly more cars. The volume is comparable to Bangkok, Istanbul, Los Angeles and other notoriously congested cities. Here, however, it's far more freewheeling, maniacal, almost like a video game.
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.
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.
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.
Northern Khorasan, in northeastern Iran, is one of most important areas where the Kormanj have settled. Groups of this tribe were scattered across Iran over different times in history for political reasons and decision-makings.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson has commented on John Kerry and Javad Zarif’s meetings, saying: “Messrs Kerry and Zarif have met on the sidelines of certain international summits, as in Munich and Norway, when Mr Kerry no longer held a post at the US State Department. As such, these are not considered official meetings.”