[:ar][:fa][:es]With its rich literary tradition, including luminaries such as Rumi, Omar Khayyam, Hafez and Ferdowsi, the written and spoken word remains an endless source of inspiration and discovery in today’s Iran.[:][:][:]

Turkey Claiming Possession of Rumi with Hollywood’s Help

In an interview with Sobh-e Now, the Iranian director Shahram Asadi talks about Turkey’s plans to claim possession of famous Persian poet, Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, including their ongoing plan to produce a film about his life with Hollywood’s help.

World’s Most Precious Quran Unveiled in Tehran

The world’s most precious handwritten Quran was unveiled after 18 years on Monday June 13 at the opening ceremony of the 24th International Holy...

Leader and President Offer Condolences over Death of Poet Hamid Sabzevari

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani offered their condolences over the death of Hamid Sabzevari, an Iranian poet who is mostly known for the works he wrote about the Islamic Revolution.

Precious Quran Manuscript to Be Unveiled

One of the most precious manuscripts of the holy Quran will be unveiled during the 24th International Holy Quran Exhibition, in the presence of President Hassan Rouhani.

1000 Poets Object to Iran-Turkey’s Joint UNESCO Submission of Rumi’s Masnavi

1000 Persian-speaking poets and literati signed a statement, entitled “Rumi Is a Poet from Balkh to Konya”, to voice their objection to a recent move by Iran and Turkey to jointly register the book Masnavi by the renowned poet Rumi in UNESCO, ignoring his birthplace Afghanistan.

Iraqi War Veteran: Saddam Ordered Us to Kill All Iranians in Khorramshahr

Iraqi Colonel Khalid Salman Mahmoud Kazemi, a ranking officer in the Iraqi-imposed war in the 1980s, has published his memoirs of the bloody war, including the operation to seize Iran’s strategic port city of Khorramshahr.

Iran and Russia’s Cultural Ties Much Deeper Than You Think

With the 29th Tehran Intl. Book Fair wrapped up, Mehr conducted an interview with Sergey Kaykin, head of Russia's International Book Exhibitions and Fairs, who represented Russia as the guest of honour at TIBF 2016.

Iranian and Italian Cultural Officials Meet at Tehran Book Fair

Tehran International Book Fair (TIBF) Director Seyyed Abbas Salehi met with the Italian Deputy Minister for Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism Antimo Cesaro.

Tehran International Book Fair

IFP: The Tehran International Book Fair is well underway in its new home at Shahr-e Aftab (Sun City) south of the capital, Tehran. Visitors...

2,000 Books on Display in Turkey’s Stall in Tehran Int’l Book Fair

Cultural Deputy of Turkey's embassy in Tehran said that 2,000 books written by famous Turkish authors have been displayed in Turkey's stall in Tehran International Book Fair.

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