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A land of ancient traditions, famous for its art and poetry, Iran’s modern life is packed with cultural events of all sorts. Here you can find reports, interviews and opinion on art, music, literature, cinema, theatre, and more.

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Iran, China to Develop Cultural Cooperation

As parts of efforts to promote Tehran-Beijing cultural relations, Iran has been selected as the special guest of Beijing International Book Fair, which will be held in the Chinese capital from August 23 to 27.
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Iranian Jewish MP Calls Netanyahu ‘Bloodsucking Criminal’

The Iranian lawmaker representing the country’s Jews has slammed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s rants against the Islamic Republic, saying he is “a bloodsucking” criminal who has a hand in the massacre of innocents and the occupation of Palestinian lands.
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Former Chief of Iran’s State Broadcaster to Run for President

Former head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) Ezzatollah Zarghami announced on Wednesday that he would seek the presidency in the May election.
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Iran May Send Pilgrims to This Year’s Hajj: FM Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the country may send nationals to Saudi Arabia to participate in the Hajj rituals this year.
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A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on March 15

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Wednesday and picked headlines from 15 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.
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49 Works by 32 Iranian Artists at Christie’s Dubai

An exhibition of 163 artworks by the most sought-after Iranian, Arab and Turkish artists will be held in Dubai March 16-18, and then auctioned on March 18 at Christie’s upcoming sale of modern and contemporary art in the Middle East.
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Sharp Rise in Number of Foreign Media Covering Iran’s Beauties

The presence of foreign media in Iran for preparing reports and documentaries about the country’s tourist attractions has seen a considerable rise since the landmark nuclear deal with major world powers in July 2015.
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Iranian Filmmaker Wins Best Director Award in Canada

Iranian filmmaker Narges Abyar was selected as the best director at the 12th Vancouver International Women in Film Festival (VIWIFF).
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A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on March 14

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Tuesday and picked headlines from 19 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.
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Iran’s Cinema in Grief over Death of Influential Figure

Ali Moallem, an influential and educated film producer, critic, publisher and managing director and editor-in-chief of Donya-ye Tasvir (Picture World) magazine, passed away on Monday at the age of 54.

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