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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.

Tehran’s Milad Tower Hosting Ramadan Festival

A festival called “The City of God” is underway in Tehran’s Milad Tower Cultural Complex during the holy month of Ramadan.

Downtism Café; Cosy Hangout Run by Autistic, Down Syndrome Staff

A café was recently opened at a shopping centre near Vanak square in northern Tehran with staff suffering from autism and Down Syndrome.

Afshani Elected as New Mayor of Tehran

Tehran’s City Council on Sunday unanimously elected the reformist politician Mohammad-Ali Afshani as the new mayor of the Iranian capital, after the previous mayor resigned over his health problems.

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.

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