Video games cup to be held in Iran
The director general of Iran Computer and Video Games Foundation has said a new edition of video games competitions with extensive changes and improvements will be held in the country.
Campaign against war on Iran launched in the UK
The UK’s largest anti-war coalition has started an online petition to prevent increasing tensions in the Persian Gulf and a US military conflict with Iran.
Iranian finalist at US 2018 International Songwriting Competition
The single “Naab” composed and performed by Ali Pahlavan has reached the final stage of the US 2018 International Songwriting Competition (ISC).
Int’l marathon on the pearl of the Persian Gulf
Kish Island will be hosting a marathon on 1 March 2019.
Campaign against EU participation in anti-Iran summit in Poland
A number of political and social activists in the US and other countries have signed a petition asking Europe “to host an alternative gathering with all Middle Eastern nations, including Iran, to stop terrorism and end wars” instead of participating in the Warsaw Summit.
Iran wins 2018 world abacus competitions
Iranian students have ranked first as a team and achieved brilliant individual results to hoist Iran’s flag at the 18th PAMA Global Abacus and Mental Arithmetic International Competition held in Malaysia.
Iranian artists petition for voices against sanctions
With the reinstatement of sanctions against Iran, a group of artists and civil rights activists in Iran have published a petition inviting the people of the world to “join voices against sanctions.” They write: “While states communicate through politics, people seek empathy,
Human Spirit Award for Kalhor’s music
Prominent Iranian Kamancheh player, Kayhan Kalhor, has received the 2018 Isaac Stern Human Spirit Award.
Iran shines at the FIRA RoboWorld Cup
Youth and student teams from Iran have successfully participated a the 2018 FIRA RoboWorld Cup in Taiwan.
Jafar Panahi missing from Cannes
Iranian cinema has had a prominent presence in Cannes with the film "Everyone knows", which opened the ceremony and the screening of several Iranian films in the competition section. However, the Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi, who is officially banned from working and traveling, could not come to the premiere of his own film. He, nonetheless, thanked all his cinema friends who had tried so he could travel to France on his Instagram page.
Iran's "Searing Summer" and "The Home" to compete in Beijing festival
The Beijing Film Festival will open today, and "Searing Summer" and "The Home" from Iran will be featured in the competition section and the first films competition section of the event respectively.
Guests of 36th Fajr International Theater Festival
The 36th Fajr International Theater Festival is host to 36 guest theaters as from 21 January 2018.
The Festival Secretariat has issued a statement, announcing that this year’s event is for theatre actors of Iran with various approaches. This year’s edition is a “Celebration of the Iranian Theater” and stresses on pluralism, providing the grounds for wider communities and generations to participate.