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Iranian minister rejects rumors of ‘planned ban’ on Instagram, WhatsApp

Iran’s minister of information and communications technology dismisses rumors of a government decision to ban widely-used WhatsApp and Instagram social networking services.

“Night of Doubt” play, produced by prominent Iranian actor, banned

Just a few days after the banning of Iranian movie Leila’s Brothers, which received an accolade at the Cannes Film Festival, a play produced by Navid Mohammadzadeh, the movie’s actor, has been stopped from being performed.

Leila’s Brothers director: Movies shows how Iranians suffered under sanctions

Iranian director Saeed Roustaei who is in Munich for a screening of his Leila’s Brothers feature film says his film shows how Iranian people...

Iranian movie Leila’s Brothers banned

The Cinema Organization of Iran has announced it will not issue a screening license to the movie Leila’s Brothers that took part in the Cannes Film Festival for violating regulations.

Iran arrests administrators of Telegram channels for revealing classified info

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps says they have arrested the administrators of three Telegram text messaging channels for revealing highly classified information.

Oyster Ornament Exhibition held in Iran’s Cultural Heritage Ministry

The exposition of oyster and traditional ornaments was held at the central building of Iran’s Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts.

Iranians protest sacrilegious movie

A large crowd of protesters gathered in southern Iranian city of Ahwaz on Thursday night to slam a movie that has been accused of insulting the eighth Shia Muslim imam, echoing earlier protests in the country that slammed the movie as a plot hatched by the enemies of Islam.

Late chief of Iran’s Ettelaat Institute laid to rest

People have held a funeral in the Iranian capital for late chief of the Ettelaat Institute Seyyed Mahmoud Doaei.

The collapse of human beings in the works of an Iranian artist using Mixed Media Technique

An exhibition of Farid Shams Yousefi’s works entitled “Disintegration” is being held at Ev gallery. The collection was formed during the Coronavirus pandemic with the theme of people being under pressure, and its creator has used Mixed Media Technique on recycled cardboard.

Iranian media figure dies aged 81

The director of Iran’s Ettelaat Institution, Seyyed Mahmoud Doaei, has died of heart failure in Tehran.

Twitter suspends account of Iran minister

The social network Twitter has suspended the Iranian communications minister’s account. The reasons are still unclear.

Iran actress Niki Karimi among Tribeca jury members

Iranian actress, director, and screenwriter Niki Karimi has been named as the jury member of the International Narrative Feature Competition section at the 2022 Tribeca Festival.

Iran’s successful participation in 3 international handicrafts events in Uzbekistan

The Iranian Deputy Minister of Handicrafts and Traditional Arts said: “Holding three major international events in Bukhara, Uzbekistan, with a focus on handicrafts has had a significant impact on boosting our regional and international credit in the field of handicrafts and has increased the willingness of tourists from other countries to travel to Iran.”

Iranian filmmakers slammed for making “opposition gestures”

The head of Iran’s Cinema Organization has strongly criticized Iranian filmmakers for their silence toward the US’s oppressive sanctions against the country at the Cannes Film Festival.

Iran movie “Leila’s Brothers” wins Fipresci prize in Cannes

Just hours before Cannes Palme d’Or prize announcement, the Iranian movie “Leila’s Brothers” won the Fipresci prize for best film in Cannes main competition.

President Raisi visits Tehran Intl. Book Fair

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has made an unannounced visit to the Tehran International Book Fair.

Mexican ambassador to Tehran names Shahnameh as his favorite Iranian book

The Mexican ambassador to Tehran has said he loves the epic Persian poems in the Shahnameh and expressed hope all people not just in Mexico but in all Spanish-speaking countries can read it.

Renowned Iranian dutar player dies aged 94

Osman Mohammad-Parast, also known as Osman, a renowned dutar player of Iran and one of the few last remaining pillars of the Khorsan Maqami music died on Thursday after a long illness.

Interview with President of Baku Book Fair

The head of the Republic of Azerbaijan’s booth at the Tehran Book Fair has spoken about the place of Iranian literature in his country and described Nezami Ganjavi as a poet for the whole world.

Qatar to host Persian carpet fair during 2022 World Cup: Iranian deputy minister

An Iranian deputy minister says Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has promised to Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi to hold a Persian carpet fair during the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Asghar Farhadi denies plagiarism over ‘A Hero’

Oscar-winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi has denied legal claims that he plagiarized his latest film, "A Hero", from a former student.

Iranians welcome Tehran International Book Fair

Two years after the Covid-19 pandemic forced authorities to hold the Tehran International Book Fair virtually, the exhibition started on Wednesday morning May 11, 2022 at the Imam Khomeini Mosalla (prayer site) in Tehran.

Iran urges independent probe into death of Jazeera correspondent by Israel

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman has strongly condemned the targeted killing of Shireen Abu Akleh, the famous reporter of Al Jazeera news channel in occupied Palestine by the Zionist regime forces.

Latest edition of international book fair opens in Iranian capital

The 33rd International Book Fair has opened in Iran’s capital of Tehran, with Iranian Minister of Culture Mohammad Mehdi Esma’eeli and his Lebanese counterpart, Mohammad Wissam El-Mortada, in attendance of the opening ceremony.

Isfahan opens Polish children photo exhibition

The Iranian city of Isfahan has opened a photo exhibition featuring Polish refugee children who came to the city during the Second World War.

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