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Golden Lexus of Tehran
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Golden Lexus of Tehran

The number of expensive cars in Tehran is not few. A lime gold Porsche 911 was recently seen on the streets of Tehran. Later, a picture of the latest Lamborghini (Gallardo Spyder) was published riding on the streets of Tehran. But recently, a picture of a Golden Lexus is shared among social networking users in Iran. The car is a prize in one of Tehran's passages.

Dar Alfnun turns 166
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Dar Alfnun turns 166

This year, Dar Alfonun university celebrates the 166th anniversary of its establishment; 166 long years of memories and keepsake photos for its students. An exhibition of these has been organized at the Book and Documentaries Museum of Iran to commemorate these 166 years for one month.  

Javad Zarif Christmas tweet
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Javad Zarif Christmas tweet

Iran’s top diplomat, Javad Zarif, has sent greetings for Christmas and the New Year in a tweet. Zarif has tweeted a verse from the Quran, saying: “The angels said, Mary, God gives you glad tidings of a Word from Him whose name is Christ, Jesus, son of Mary; highly honored in this world and the next.” Quran 3:45

Christians celebrate Christmas in Iran
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Christians celebrate Christmas in Iran

Christmas is around the corner and Christians in Iran are getting ready to celebrate the New Year like everywhere else. A Christian lady in Tehran says happily: “For us, Christmas, Easter, Yalda winter solstice, or the Iranian Nowruz New Year are no different from one another, because they are all causes for celebration.”

Earthquake in the capital: Shock or aftershock
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Earthquake in the capital: Shock or aftershock

A wave of earthquakes has been hitting Iran since mid-November along the Zagros fault, extending from the west of Iran to the south. It was deadly in Sarpol-e Zahab in Kermanshah in November, and it has now reached Tehran last night, when an earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale, with its epicenter in Malard, shook Tehran, Karaj, and the surrounding cities.

Yalda: A night to celebrate
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Yalda: A night to celebrate

December 21, the last night of fall, is also the longest night of the year. For Iranians, it is an occasion for visiting one another, eating watermelon and nuts, and reading Persian poetry. Shab Chelleh or Shab Yalda is the name of this first night of winter, which coincides with the winter solstice since the Iranian calendar corresponds to the natural calendar. Iranians have been observing Yalda with special ceremonies since ancient times.

Qashqai girl’s artistic answer to suitors
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Qashqai girl’s artistic answer to suitors

Every ethnic group in Iran has its own way of asking for a girl’s hand, and the girl’s family have their own way of answering the suitor’s family. Among these, the Qashqai people have a rather interesting custom. Needless to say, most tribes have turned to city life in this day and age and old traditions are on their way out.  

Iranian child wins FAO contest
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Iranian child wins FAO contest

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has announced that the 8-year old Iranian boy, Soheil Ahmadpour, is the winner of the World Food Day 2017 painting contest in the 5 to 8 category, with the slogan “Change the future of migration, invest in food security and rural development”.  

What is a day without violence?
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What is a day without violence?

Recently, we have been hearing about days being named as days without violence in different countries. On the calendar, 2 October is the International Day of Non-Violence. But all this naming and reminding perhaps insinuates that violence is on the rise in our world.  

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Iran holds military exercises in the Indian Ocean

2018/12/09

The Coordinator of the Navy of Islamic Republic of Iran Army (NEDAJA) has announced a military exercise in the region of Makran Beach to the 10th parallel north in the Indian Ocean.

Chabahar private airline to be launched with Brazilian planes

2018/12/11

The managing director of Chabahar Free Trade Zone said in order to reduce travel costs to this southeastern Iranian port, agreements have been made in principle for establishing a private airline for Chabahar FTZ.

Iran to host 1st diplomatic sports Olympiad

2018/12/10

The first diplomatic sports Olympiad dubbed “Peace and Friendship” will be held in Iran coinciding with the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.

Mistreatment of Iranian woman by Georgia investigated

2018/12/10

Iran’s Vice President for Women and Family Affairs has asked the Foreign Ministry to investigate police treatment of Iranians at Tbilisi Airport and act accordingly.

"The Skier" wins Best Picture in Greek festival

2018/12/09

“The Skier” from Iran has won the Best Picture award at the 21st Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People.

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Asghar Farhadi film gets 8 Goya nominations

2018/12/13

Asghar Farhadi’s movie “Everybody knows” has received eight nominations at the 33rd Goya Awards.

Pompeo remarks at UNSC meeting responded by Zarif

2018/12/13

On Thursday morning, the Iranian Foreign Minister has answered the comments of his counterpart at the UNSC meeting.

Supreme Leader warns against possible US plots for next year

2018/12/12

Iran’s Supreme Leader has said: “Despite the irrelevant analyses of certain misled supporters of the West, the Islamic Republic is still strong and owes its strength to the spirituality, wisdom and endeavors of its devout youth and those of the families of the wartime martyrs.

Forty years of Iranian cinema reviewed in Spain

2018/12/12

On the occasion of Iran celebrating forty years of revolution, a review of Iranian cinema over the past four decades will with held in Spain.

Washington to deport family members of Iranian authorities

2018/12/12

US State Department’s special representative for Iran has said that the body is discussing the deportation of family members of senior Iranian officials residing in the United States.