Iranians apprehensive as whispers of war spread
Iranian and U.S. leaders have reassured their nations that they do not seek war. But among ordinary Iranians who already face hardship from tightening sanctions, nerves are being strained by worry that the situation could slip out of control.
Modern culture of Iran showcased in Germany
“Omid” is the name of the photography exhibition by German artists Arash Zandieh and Shirin Abedi who are both of Iranian origin. The expo has just opened at the University of Göttingen in Germany.
Trump inches toward military confrontation with Iran
The Trump administration has redirected an aircraft carrier to the region as Iran is expected to pull back on commitments to freeze its nuclear program.
The government prevents collective rejoicing in 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.”
A growing tendency by Iranians to buy land in other countries
An expert of Iran’s housing market believes: “Iranians will spend a larger amount of their money to buy property in other countries and survive political and economic risks if dollar fluctuations increase in the next Iranian calendar year (to start on 21 March 2019).”
88 percent of Iranians have never been to the theater
The results of a poll in Iran show that 30 percent of Iranians have never been to the cinema; this figure is even higher, reaching 88 percent where the theater is concerned.
UAE closes Iranian hospital in Dubai
A member of the Majlis (Parliament) National Security and Foreign Policy Committee has announced that the Iranian hospital in Dubai was shut down as a result of the sabotages of the government of the United Arab Emirates.
The oldest air-conditioning system in Iran
The very first and earliest cooling system invented by Iranians was the “Khish-khaneh”.
National smart card deadline not renewed
The Iranian National Civil Registration Organizationannounced: “March 11 is the last deadline to register for the renewal of national smart cards [Carte melli]. This deadline will not be renewed. Iranians living overseas whose cards are valid for 2018 onwards can still keep using these.
Parsian Village of China
Located at a distance of 1000kms south of Beijing, in the suburbs of Yangzhou, there is a little village which has kept its Persian aura after the passing of 600 years. This place is called “Busi Chuan” or the Parsian Village. It is surrounded by rivers and lakes, lush pine forests, and vast plains. Its inhabitants have a deep inner link with Iranians.