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Old Rituals Inseparable Part of Wedding Ceremonies in Kalat

Wedding ceremonies in the city of Kalat in Khorasan Razavi province, eastern Iran, are still held with special traditional rites and services, usually lasting for three days.
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Iran Rejects GCC’s Claims, Raps Its Unconstructive Approach

Iran’s Foreign Ministry has expressed regret over the anti-Iran accusations made in parts of the final communiqué of the 39th session of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council in Riyadh, saying that the GCC’s approach towards Tehran is still unconstructive.

Louvre Museum Urges Rediscovery of Qajar Art

Yannick Lintz, the director of Islamic Art at the Louvre Museum, has hailed the unique features of Persian art during the Qajar era, highlighting the need for conducting further research to rediscover Persian artworks created in the nineteenth century.

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on December 10

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Monday, December 10, 2018, and picked headlines from 15 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

Collection of Works by Contemporary Artists on Display in Tehran

An exhibition of works by 13 contemporary Iranian painters and calligraphers is underway in the Iranian capital Tehran.

Dialogue, Respect Key to Making Strong Region: Iran FM

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says under the current tumultuous conditions in the Middle East, dialogue and respect for international law are among the most important factors that pave the way for making the region strong.

Iran’s Kish Island Hosts RoboCup Asia-Pacific 2018

The 2nd edition of an international robotics competition, known as RoboCup Asia-Pacific, was recently held on Kish Island in southern Iran for two days.

Iran Says OPEC Agreement Deals Further Blow to US

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the US sustained another defeat after the member states of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) reached consensus on new cuts.

Iran to Hold Handicrafts Exhibition in Iraq

A group of Iranian craftspeople are set to travel to Iraq to hold the first Exhibition of Iranian Handicrafts and Souvenirs in the neighbouring country.

‘90% of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeries in Iran Successful’

Minimally invasive spine surgeries are conducted with 90% success in Iran thanks to the development of a new method.

Iran Says Supports UN’s Mission to Resolve Yemen Crisis

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi says Tehran clearly and totally supports the United Nations’ mission to pursue a political solution to the ongoing crisis in Yemen.

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on December 9

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Sunday, December 9, 2018, and picked headlines from 16 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

Over 1,700 Yellow Vest Protesters Arrested in France

At least 1,700 protesters have been arrested in the latest round of nationwide “Yellow Vest” rallies across France, where angry demonstrators took to the streets for the fourth consecutive week to express their outrage against President Emmanuel Macron’s economic policies.

Gorgan in Autumn; Perfect Destination for Nature Lovers

The city of Gorgan and its surrounding forests in northern Iran are highly attractive for tourists looking for the beauties of autumn.

Majid Majidi Wins Kerala Festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi has received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the 23rd International Film Festival of Kerala in India.

Iran Finally Appoints New Ambassador to China

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasssemi says upon the proposal of foreign minister and the approval of Iranian president, Mohammad Keshavarz Zadeh has been finally appointed the Islamic Republic’s new ambassador to China.

US Seeks to Erode Asia by Fostering Terrorism: Iran’s Larijani

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said the US has fomented wars and created terrorist groups in Asia to prevent the continent’s growth.

Rouhani’s Gov’t Unveils Next Fiscal Year’s Budget Bill

Mohammad Baqer Nobakht, head of Iran’s Budget and Planning Organization, says the budget bill for the next Iranian calendar year that begins on 21 March 2019 has been submitted to the Parliament.

Iran Arrests 10 Suspects in Connection with Chabahar Attack

Security forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran have arrested at least four suspects in connection with the latest terrorist attack on the strategic southeastern port city of Chabahar in Sistan and Baluchestan province.

India to Remain in Chabahar despite Suicide Attack: Iran

An Iranian official has rejected the unfounded claims that Indians have left the southeastern port city of Chabahar following the recent terrorist attack there, saying the investment projects are progressing as fast as possible.