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Iranian actor Davoudnejad laid to rest

Iranian actor Reza Davoudnejad who died of liver failure was buried Saturday in the capital Tehran.

Renowned Iranian actor Reza Davoudnejad dies aged 44 

Famous Iranian actor Reza Davoudnejad has died of liver failure. 

Iranian actress Yekta Nasser alleges domestic abuse, child kidnapping in emotional video

Renowned Iranian actress Yekta Nasser has made shocking allegations in a recent video, revealing a decade-long ordeal of domestic abuse and her struggle to recover from a two-year-old divorce.

Nowruz commemorated at United Nations

Envoys and diplomats from Iran and eleven other countries held a ceremony on Wednesday to mark the Persian New Year, Nowruz, at the United Nations with the president of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in attendance.

Iranian filmmaker Farhadi acquitted of plagiarism accusation

Oscar-winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi has been exonerated in a case that accused him of plagiarizing his latest move A Hero.

Grand bazaar bustle: Tehran’s residents flock for new year, Ramadan preparations

In a vibrant display of tradition and community spirit, tens of thousands of Iranian residents flooded Tehran's Grand Bazaar ahead of the new year and during the holy month of Ramadan.

Iranian reed maestro, Jamshid Andalibi, leaves a harmonious legacy at 66

The people of music in Iran are mourning the loss of Jamshid Andalibi, a virtuoso reed player, who passed away at 66 due to cardiac arrest.

Underground Iranian singer indicted at first court session in Tehran

An underground singer has been put on trial in Iran after a number of people filed a complaint against him.

Renowned Iranian movie director Asghar Farhadi receives Belgrade Victor Award

The 52nd Belgrade International Film Festival has conferred its Belgrade Victor Award for Outstanding Contribution to Film Art on globally acclaimed Iranian movie director and screenwriter Asghar Farhadi.

Official: Plans underway to facilitate Iranian singer Moein’s return to country

During the past few months there have been reports and denials that the Iranian pop singer Nasrollah Moein who lives in self-exile in the US will be given the green light to return to the country.

Muslim turned South Korean singer in Tehran

Popular South Korean singer and rapper Kim Jay, who also has fans among Iranians, has recently converted to Islam and changed his name to Davoud Jay.

Iranian movie “My Favorite Cake” wins FIPRESCI Prize at Berlin Film Festival

The movie “My Favorite Cake” made by Iranian directors Behtash Sana’eeha and Maryam Moqaddam has received the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) award at the Berlin Film Festival.

Renowned Iranian actress Pardis Afkari dies, aged 60

Iranian actress Pardis Afkari, born in 1963, bid farewell to the world on Thursday, succumbing to a battle with a rapidly progressing case of liver cancer.

Fajr Music Festival enjoys martial band’s performance

The 39th Fajr Music Festival heard the performance of the Razm Navazan martial band on Wednesday, the third day of the event.

Iranian film ‘Coal’ takes home audience choice award at Clermont intl. short film festival

In a remarkable achievement for Iranian cinema, the film "Coal," directed by Saman Lotfian and produced by Seyyed Maziar Hashemi, clinched the prestigious Audience Choice Award at the 46th Clermont International Short Film Festival in France.

Iranian authorities lift ban on Didar News website

Iranian authorities have lifted a ban on Tehran-based Didar News media outlet one month after it was blocked.

Fajr Film Festival draws to close, screens more movies

More movies were screened on Friday, the ninth day of the 42nd Fajr International Film Festival, the largest cinematic event in Iran. 

Armature Iranian-British photographer wins prestigious award

The picture of a polar bear sleeping on a tiny iceberg drifting in the Arctic sea, taken by an amateur Iranian-British photographer, wins wildlife photography award.

Fajr Film Festival moves on full steam

The 42nd Fajr International Film Festival, the largest cinematic event in Iran, is underway in the country. 

Iran Leader’s social media accounts removed

Iranian Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei’s accounts on Facebook and Instagram social media, with over 5 million followers, have been blocked apparently for supporting Palestinians amid the months-long Israeli genocide in Gaza.

Iranian daily: Israel’s F-35 fleet legitimate target for retaliation

Iran has the right within the international law to launch a retaliatory attack against the Israeli positions after its military advisors in Syria were assassinated on Saturday, an Iranian daily argues.

Iranian news website blasts ex-president Ahmadinejad for ‘remaining tight-lipped’ over recent terror attack

An Iranian news website has, in an opinion piece, lashed out at former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for what it described as remaining disgracefully silent in the face of the recent terrorist attack in the southeastern Iranian city of Kerman.

Iranian daily harshly criticizes Russia’s stance on Gaza

An Iranian daily says Russia’s position on Gaza amid the months-long Israeli genocide of Palestinians in the besieged territory has been aligned with the US, warning officials in Tehran that Moscow is not a reliable partner in the international arena. 

Iran’s candidate in Oscars bowed out of cinematic event

The feature-length movie The Night Guardian which was selected to represent Iran for the 2024 Oscars was not included among the shortlisted candidates for the next round of the cinematic ceremony released on Friday.

Renowned Iranian actress Tooran Mehrzad dies aged 93

Veteran Iranian star of stage and screen Tooran Mehrzad has died at the age of 93.

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