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Iranian Filmmaker Killed, Dismembered by His Father

Iranian filmmaker Babak Khorramdin has been killed and dismembered by his father, according to the head of Tehran’s Criminal Court.

Iran Launches ‘Simorgh’ Supercomputer, Will Build Another in Memory of Mirzakhani

Iran's Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi says the country will name its next homegrown supercomputer after Maryam Mirzakhani, the late Iranian math genius.

Lioness Undergoes Root Canal Surgery in Iran

This is the story of a female veterinarian undertaking the daunting task of performing a root canal surgery on a lioness.

Paris to Host Event Honouring Eminent Filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami

The Centre Pompidou, a centre of culture and arts in Paris, is to hold a program to display and review the works of late renowned Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami.

Remains of Historical Iron Foundries Found in Central Iran

Sites of ancient iron foundries dating back to the Achaemenid era have been discovered in the central Iranian province of Yazd.

Iran Showcases Handkerchief Soaked with Nasser al-Din Shah Qajar’s Blood

The image of a blood-soaked handkerchief belonging to Nasser al-Din Shah Qajar, the 19th-century Iranian king, has been put on public display at the Golestan Palace, the former royal complex of the Qajar Dynasty in the Iranian capital, Tehran.

Two Major Traditional Iranian Bazaars Closed due to COVID-19

The traditional bazaars in the towns of Naein and Zavareh in the central Iranian province of Isfahan have been closed amid a surge in the coronavirus outbreak.

Iranian People Attend ‘Qadr Night’ Rituals Held Outdoors

Thousands of Iranian people attended the Qadr Night ceremonies held outdoors across the country while observing the health protocols to contain further spread of the coronavirus.

Dar ul-Funun: Iran’s First Modern Centre for Higher Education

The historical Dar ul-Funun school was a watershed in Iran’s educational system as it was the country’s first modern institution of higher learning.

Kotal Bandoon; A Traditional Ritual to Mourn the Dead

Kotal Bandoon is a ritual held at the time of the death of senior members and warriors of the Iranian Baktiari ethnic group coupled with a special ceremony and musical performance.

US Basketball Player’s Buzzer Beater Saves His Iranian Side

An American basketball player’s stunning buzzer beater saved his Iranian side in the final moment of the final match, and helped the team win Iran's Super League title for the first time ever.

Vaziri Cave Museum in Suburban Tehran

Photos of Vaziri Cave Museum whose sculptures represent Iranian folklore.

Afshari Chicken Stew: A Gourmet Persian Food

The Afshari chicken stew is a superb Iranian dish which has long been served to guests in mourning or wedding ceremonies.

Armenians’ Music Museum in Central Iran: A Unique Attraction for Visitors

A museum known as the Treasure Trove of the Armenians of New Jolfa in the central Iranian city of Isfahan showcases the history of music and an assortment of musical items belonging to Armenians living in the city.

A Unique Tourist Attraction in Iran: Cow Works Only When Owner Sings!

Haaj Ebrahim’s cow moves only when it hears him singing, which has turned into a tourist attraction in the town of Varzaneh in the central Iranian province of Isfahan.

Beautiful Tiling in Iran’s Moaven-ul-Molk Tekyeh

The Takieh of Moaven-ul-Molk in western Iranian city of Kermanshah is the country's finest Hosseinieh, a distinctively Shiite shrine where plays are acted out during the Islamic month of Muharram to commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the third Shiite Imam.

Kalpouregan – The Only Living Pottery Museum in the World

Kalpouregan in Sistan and Baluchestan province is the only living pottery museum in the world. Female Baluchi artists have saved and kept the art of pottery from generation to generation for nearly 7000 years.

Chehel Sotoun: A Mesmerizing Monument in Central Iran

Chehel Sotoun is one of Iran’s most famous historical monuments dating back to the Safavid era.

Sharafkhaneh Port: A Unique Town in Northwestern Iran

The Sharafkhaneh port is one of the largest and oldest ports of Lake Urmia in northwestern Iran.

Travel through Time via Tehran Time Museum

The Time Museum is a historical house in an upscale Tehran neighbourhood and dates back to the Qajar era.

Rangooniha Mosque: An Awe-Inspiring Monument in Southern Iran

The Rangooniha Mosque is one of Iran’s most invaluable mosques with a completely different architecture.

Habashi Stew: A Gourmet Iranian Food

The Habashi stew, a luxury food of people in southern Iran, is very tasty and easy to make.

Iranian Literary Circles Thriving on Clubhouse

Literary and book-reading sessions have become part of the rooms of the social platform Clubhouse these days while they had mostly been closed down in recent years due to different reasons.

Rig-e Yalan: A Must-See Iranian Desert for Tourists

Rig-e Yalan is a pristine and wonderful region home to the world’s highest sand dunes which measure up to 500 metres in height.

Iran Returns 28 Antiquities Smuggled to Austria

Twenty-eight ancient Iranian relics illegally smuggled out of Iran have been returned home from Austria.

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