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Living by the gun (photos)

Living by the gun (photos)

This is Zalaghi in Iran’s western Luristan Province. It takes its credit from the Bakhtiari tribe and Lur people – a people who have defined courage and distinctiveness in Iranian history.

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Masoudieh Mansion, Iran’s View of History

Masoudieh Mansion, Iran’s View of History

Masoudieh Mansion is an attractive palace in Tehran with a total area of 4000 sq. meters that was constructed in 1878 during the Qajar dynasty era upon the order of prince Masoud Mirza (Zell-e Soltan), hence called Masoudieh. The mansion was registered on Iran’s National Heritage List in 1997.

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Styles of travel in Iran

Styles of travel in Iran

Rahman Mehraby writes in Destination Iran that some people prefer a fast-paced tour while others enjoy a slow-paced tour. Everyone’s traveling style could be different. What you read here is from my experience of traveling with international clients and organizing trips for them. I recommend you to read this post before you choose your traveling style in Iran.

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Why Trump is tweeting threats to Rouhani

Why Trump is tweeting threats to Rouhani

David Meyer writes in Fortune that the leaders of the U.S. and Iran, presidents Donald Trump and Hassan Rouhani, have started openly threatening one another, in an escalation of the tensions between the two countries.  

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Cambridge University Press new book on Iran

Cambridge University Press new book on Iran

The Cambridge University Press will be releasing a book entitled “Both Eastern and Western” in August 2018 on the intellectual history in Iran. The Press has explained the synopsis as follows:  

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Tirgan ancient feast celebrated

Tirgan ancient feast celebrated

The ancient Persian feast of Tirgan has been celebrated on 6 July, at the same time as the National Mount Damavand Day, at the university of Rineh city in Amol, northern Iran. The celebrations were attended by people from across Iran.

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Persian language competes with Chinese and Korean in Pakistan

Persian language competes with Chinese and Korean in Pakistan

The Persian language has been going strong for a thousand years in Pakistan. It has been a language used in the administrative affairs of the sub-continent and many of the written and cultural works of Pakistan are in Persian. But things are different today and the Persian language is nowhere to be seen in books and teachings.

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The encounters of an American tourist in Iran

The encounters of an American tourist in Iran

John is an American tourist who is visiting Iran for the second time. This is what he has posted on his Instagram page about the country: “I hope I can show everyone that Iran is not a scary place after I have traveled 3000kms in 75 days. More importantly, the people of this country are not terrorists. They may be terrible drivers, but in no way are they terrorists.”

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Gifts of miniature from St Petersburgh to Isfahan University

Gifts of miniature from St Petersburgh to Isfahan University

The Russian city of St Petersburgh has sent gifts of miniatures to Isfahan University in Iran, illustrating the history of the city. Head of the Institute of the Oriental Manuscripts of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Irina Samanova, gave a speech at the opening of the Isfahan miniature dedicated to Isfahan University, and said: “These miniatures are a gift from the city of St Petersburgh to Isfahan University.”  

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