Afghan artists living in Iran have staged an exhibition of their works in Tehran these days, at the Niavaran Cultural Centre entitled “Nimruz”. This is meant to bring closer Iranian and Afghan artists and was also visited by Iran’s top diplomat Javad Zarif yesterday.
“I am a Son of Persia, of Parsumash. I am Cyrus, Son of Mandane and Kambyses. I Cyrus of the Achaemenid ordered that my people shall not grieve. Their grief of my people is my grief, and their happiness is my happiness.
Sputniknews.com writes that the astonishing physique of Iranian bodybuilder Sajad Gharibi has earned him plaudits and a host of nicknames, from "Hercules" to "Hulk;" in an exclusive interview with Sputnik, the 25-year-old shares the secrets of his success.
The Persian service of Sputnik news website has compared the freedoms of women in Iran and Saudi Arabia in a report. This Russian news agency has written: “Over the past few months, news of unattainable freedoms granted to Saudi women has gone viral on social networks.”
Mansureh Ettehadieh is a pioneer woman in Iran who has spent 35 years working on the culture and history of her country, Iranian woman who have impacted history, international relations, and the customs of the Iranian people. She is one of the first women publishers who has printed over 200 precious history books at “Nashr-e Tarikh” [History Publishers].
Strange but true! Eighty percent of the world’s population think about where to get their next meal from. If we focus more on the world around us, we will see that many wars and uprisings are somehow linked to the bigger problem of extending boundaries for more food supplies.
Is the postal service just a memory or does it live on? It has certainly lost its former glory and function with the advent of email and all manner of internet communications. The long wait for the postman to deliver handwritten letters to our doors is fading away from our lifestyles little by little.
The civil registration office of Iran has published its statistics for the most popular names parents chose for their babies in the first six months of the current year. Amir-Ali tops the boys’ name among Iranian families and Fatemeh is the most popular name for girls.
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.
The Head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization announced: “Tourists are no longer required to go to Iranian embassies for visas. They can apply online and travel to Iran once their application has been reviewed.”
Mehdi Shaddel writes in The National Interest that the recent exchange of barbs between Iranian president Hassan Rouhani and Donald Trump has given rise to speculations about a potential North Korea-style rapprochement between Iran and the United States following the latter’s unilateral withdrawal in May from the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Such speculations partly stem from the fact that Trump and several high-ranking members of his administration, most recently Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, have underscored America’s readiness for a new round of talks on Iran’s nuclear programme and its regional behavior.
Caitlin Oprysko writes in Politico that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday unveiled a new team to coordinate the Trump administration’s post-nuclear deal approach to Iran and bolster support for the strategy abroad.
Krishnadev Calamur writes in The Atlantic that sixty-five years ago this week, a CIA-backed coup toppled Mohammad Mosaddegh, Iran’s democratically elected prime minister. The goal of the coup was to strengthen the hand of the West’s ally Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. On Thursday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the creation of a new Iran Action Group to coordinate U.S. policy toward the Islamic Republic in the wake of the U.S. withdrawal from the nuclear accord with Iran.