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Life in the metropolis. The home of IFP News, Tehran is a city as big as New York, with all the energy and buzz, as well as the social and cultural issues, of a major capital. Simply put, life here is fast and fascinating – find out more in this section.

Freaky ISIS Stunt in Crowded Mall in Tehran Sparks Controversy

Shoppers and cinemagoers in a major mall in central Tehran were terrified to death on Monday night when they saw a group of ISIS terrorists, with guns and horses, entering Kourosh Mall and Cineplex, shouting “Allahu Akbar”, and intimidating the citizens.

Iraqi Quarter in Tehran Heating Up with Election Fervour

The Iraqi quarter in the Iranian capital, Tehran, is brimming with election fervour in the run-up to the May 12 parliamentary votes in the Arab country.

Mummy Found in Southern Tehran May Belong to Former Shah!

A mummified body found in Shahr-e Rey in southern Tehran is assumed to be the body of the ex-king of Iran Reza Shah Pahlavi.

Downtown Tehran, Second Home of Bibliophiles

Enqelab Avenue in downtown Tehran is the “book” hub of Tehran, a place where publishers have sales outlets and major bookshops are located. Street book vendors are also an integral part of the neighbourhood.

Street in Tehran Finally Named after Eminent PM Mosaddeq

After long debates over the naming of an important part of Tehran after Iran’s most famous prime minister, the City Council finally changed Tehran’s Naft (oil) street to Mohammad Mosaddeq, the man who nationalized Iran’s oil industry.

Baharestan Neighbourhood, Witness to Major Events in Tehran History

Baharestan is one of the oldest squares of Tehran, built by Mohammad Shah Qajar about 231 years ago when the city became the capital of Iran.

Mashhad’s Ferdowsi Boulevard Decorated with Shahnameh Murals

Young Iranian artists have painted murals depicting inspirational Shahnameh (Book of Kings) designs at the Ferdowsi Boulevard in Iran’s northeastern city of Mashhad.

Tehran Preparing for Nowruz with Colourful Street Arts

The third edition of “Baharestan” (Land of Spring) street art event is currently underway in the Iranian capital with the aim of promoting happiness and enthusiasm among the citizens ahead of the New Persian Year.

Tehran’s Dead Trees Turned into Magnificent Artworks

Several dead trees of Tehran’s Valiasr Street, one of the longest streets in the Middle East, have been carved by wood artists and turned into beautiful pieces of art ahead of the Persian New Year or Nowruz.

Tehran Mayor Resigns Due to “Health Issue”

Mohsen Hashemi Rafsanjani, the chairman of Tehran City Council, has confirmed receiving the resignation of Tehran’s reformist mayor, Mohammad-Ali Najafi, amid conflicting reports over the reason behind his decision.

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