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Popular souvenirs to buy while visiting Iran

One of the traditions of Ancient Persia is handicrafts, which are preserved in the culture of the nation and passed on from generation to generation. Today handmade products are highly regarded outside Iran as a unique art. Popular way of Iranian handicraft are true masterpieces, and each of them has its own history. Art is […]

“No Choice” to compete in Belgrade film festival

TEHRAN – Iranian film “No Choice” by Reza Dormishian will go on screen at the 49th edition of FEST, Belgrade’s international film festival, IRNA reported on Sunday. The film centers on a 16-year-old homeless girl who repeatedly works as a surrogate mother for money. A human rights attorney tries to rescue her, but inevitably faces […]

Some $4.2m paid to corona-affected tourism, handicraft units in Zanjan

TEHRAN – More than 180 billion rials (about $4.2 million at the official rate of 42,000 rials) in loans has been paid to tourism and handicraft businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic in Zanjan province. Amir Arjmand, the director-general of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Department of Zanjan said the financial facilities were paid within […]

Photos of Gen. Soleimani mourners, former traceur from Iran among World Press Photo Awards’ winners

TEHRAN- Images of a former traceur and mourning ceremony for General Qassem Soleimani by Iranian photographers won prizes at the 2021 World Press Photo Awards, the organizers announced during an online award ceremony on Friday. The photo series “Thoughts of Flight” by Fereshteh Eslahi received third prize in the 2021 sports stories category, while Newsha […]

Rotterdam film festival picks four Iranian films

TEHRAN-A lineup of four Iranian films will go on screen in different sections of the 50th edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the organizers have announced. Director Nushin Meraji’s debut movie “The Son” will be screened in the Bright Future section of the festival, while “Silence” by Amir-Ali Navai will compete in the short […]

Iran’s “Weekend” named best at ÉCU film festival

TEHRAN-Iranian director Ario Motevaqeh’s latest movie “Weekend” won the Best Non-European Independent Dramatic Short Award at the ÉCU — The European Independent Film Festival, which was held in Paris last week. The film tells the story of Moniri and Kheradmand families, who are in the park for a picnic. But after finishing their meal, it […]

“Healing the Shame that Binds You” at Iranian bookstores

TEHRAN-American educator, counselor, motivational speaker, and author John Bradshaw’s popular book “Healing the Shame that Binds You” has recently been published by Nasl-e Noandish Publications in Tehran. The book has been rendered into Persian by Ali-Akbar Qariniat. In “Healing the Shame that Binds You”, in an emotionally revealing way, Bradshaw shows us how toxic shame […]

Ex-Iran wrestler Fereydoon Ghanbari passes away

TEHRAN – Former Iran freestyle wrestler Fereydoon Ghanbari passed away on Saturday. He was 44. Ghanbari was hospitalized with pancreatitis at a hospital in Kermanshah, west of Iran but died after the surgery. He won a gold medal at the 1997 Junior World Championships in Helsinki at the 83kg weight category. Ghanbari also won a […]

Iconic souvenirs and gifts to bring home from Iran

TEHRAN – Strolling through any bazaar in Iran, you see rich diversity, especially in Persian handicrafts and confectionery, that makes it difficult to choose one. Iran is a big and culturally-diverse country. For this reason, preparing a full list of souvenirs of Iran is virtually impossible. Different cities and regions have their own culture and […]

Mirror of the sky: Visit Hoz-e Sultan to be turned into tourism hub

TEHRAN – Tourism directorate of Qom province is set to turn Hoz-e Sultan, a lonely salt lake in the heart of Iran, into a tourism hub. “Hoz-e Sultan, which is one of the biggest natural mirrors in the country, will be turned into a tourism hub… and one of its goals is to empower the […]

What’s in Tehran art galleries

Note: Some of the following art exhibitions are being organized online in order to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus. Painting * An exhibition of paintings by a group of artists, including Saeideh Arian, Farhang Atefi, Hassan Noruznia, Behdad Najafi, Hamid Jafari, Fatemeh Tehrani, and Abolhassan Riazi is on view in an exhibition at Rasul-e […]

Namayesh Radio reviews works by Mark Twain

TEHRAN –Works by American writer, humorist, novelist, and lecturer Mark Twain were reviewed during a program on Thursday on Namayesh Radio, an IRIB’s radio station dedicated to audio plays and performances. Actor Reza Omrani, actress Behnaz Bostandust and scholar and translator Keyhan Bahmani participated in the program, which involved reading and reviewing some of Twain’s […]

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