In the old times, most people in the rural areas of Iran used the “korsi” to keep warm in their homes. This was a device that brought family members closer and they sat around it and spent time together unlike the scattered modern lifestyle.
Iranian students in the US have started a campaign to contact senators asking them to stop legislation in Congress which will increase the time to change student visas to work permits and then to green cards for certain countries like Iran to ten to 15 years.
Louis Kiel, from Arkansas, US, once lived in a town where a number of the US presidents also lived including the Bushes (father and son), Bill Clinton and Donald Trump. She was surprised when she heard that Trump became President of the United States as she had heard that he was a shoe-shiner, a paperboy and a dancer in nightclubs.
Everybody adores her in Azizabad village in Sistan and Baluchistan Province. She has worked so hard for this deprived village in southeastern Iran that she has succeeded to win the Women’s World Summit Foundation 2018 award for women’s creativity in rural life and ranked fourth on WWSF’s global list.
Simultaneously with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the marriage ceremony of 110 disabled couples took place with the presence of the Head of Iran’s Welfare Organization. The ceremony was called “Mehraneh”.
Based on the latest statistics, the quake which happened in Sar Pol-e Zahab, western Iran on Sunday night has so far injured 716 people, Head of Iran Relief and Rescue Organization Morteza Salimi said.
An Iranian expert of international affairs believes: “The main challenges of Iran’s foreign policy in the next Iranian calendar year has more domestic than international roots, particularly in economic issues and increasing poverty.”
Christie’s has been auctioning works for some Iranian artists for a number of years now. This year, on its 25th anniversary in Dubai, Christie’s will be holding an auction titled "Modern and Contemporary Art in the Middle East" on 23 March 2019 in which twelve Iranian artists will be participating with eighteen works.
The United States clinched a strategic port deal with Oman on Sunday which U.S. officials say will allow the U.S. military better access to the Gulf region and reduce the need to send ships through the Strait of Hormuz, a maritime choke point off Iran.
A sociologist in Iran believes: “State domination on the public sphere and preventing interactions between individuals has deprived Iranian society of public rejoicing. With emphasis by government on the sad side of religion, the opportunity to strengthen the collective spirit through religion has also been eliminated.”