Saturday, June 25, 2022


Veteran Iranian media figure Talebzadeh passes away at 69

Veteran Iranian documentary filmmaker, researcher and journalist Nader Talebzadeh, who was an outspoken critic of American hegemony and Israeli occupation, has passed away at the age of 69 due to cardiac arrest.

Renowned Iranian critic, writer Mohammad-Ali Eslami Nodooshan passes away

Renowned Iranian literary critic, translator, poet and writer Mohammad-Ali Eslami Nodooshan has passed away at the age of 97.

Asghar Farhadi chosen by Cannes Film Festival as juror

Renowned Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi has joined the jury of the 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival.

Iran’s Tehran Times newspaper holds online event on Palestine

Iranian newspaper Tehran Times is going to launch an online event titled Remember Palestine to promote awareness on the plight of Palestinians whose land has been under the Israeli occupation since after World War II.

Iranian dubbing artist dies, aged 75

Iranian veteran dubbing artist Shahlad Nazerian has died of a heart attack in Tehran.

Playing the Taar at Iran’s oldest religious edifice

The “Dasht-e Majnoon” musical tableau, a work of art by Midya Farajnezhad, recounts parts of the beauties of Chogha Zanbil Ziggurat.

Another Iranian movie enters Cannes Film Festival

Iran will be represented in the Cannes Film Festival by yet another movie, “Imagine,” which is directed by Ali Behrad.

National Museum of Iran says minister did ask about object handling protocols

The National Museum of Iran (NMI) says the country’s Minister of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Ezzatollah Zarghami asked about object handling protocols before he touched a 4,500-year-old artifact, an episode that has drawn backlash.

Marmar Palace, Iran’s Museum of Art

Marmar Palace, is one of the historical palaces of Tehran and a major tourism attraction, which was built in 1934 on an order by the then Iranian ruler Reza Shah.

Iranian musician Keyhan Kalhor returns with new performances after Covid

Keyhan Kalhor, Iranian music composer and the famous player of Persian string musical instruments, kamancheh and setar, is going to hold his international tour of concerts after a long time of inactivity due to the Covid pandemic.

Iranian filmmaker to contest Cannes Film festival with “Leyla’s Brothers”

The director of the Iranian movie “Just 6.5” will attend the Cannes Film festival’s competition section with his new film “Leyla’s Brothers”.

Artifacts returned from France to Iran on display

A collection of 29 historical objects of the period between five thousand years ago and the Islamic era was recently returned to Iran through the efforts of the Iranian cultural counsellor in France.

Iran displays historical objects repatriated from France

Iran has put on display 29 historical objects the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts says were returned to the country from France after a flurry of diplomatic contacts with Paris.

A Hero’s producer says no final verdict on Farhadi’s plagiarism yet

The French producer of Iranian award-winning “A Hero” – originally Ghahraman in Persian -- has issued a statement on the lawsuit of plagiarism against its writer and director Asghar Farhadi.

Iran court dismisses filmmaker Asghar Farhadi’s lawsuit in plagiarism case

The director of the Iranian documentary “Win-win and Lose-lose” has said a court in the country has accepted her evidence to prove plagiarism by Iscar-winner Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi.

Vocalist Ghorbani: Military service in IRGC behind ban on entry to US

Iranian traditional vocalist Alireza Ghorbani , who was recently refused entry to the US for a sold-out performance, says his lawyers believe he may have been barred due to his mandatory military service in the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in 1990.

Female Iranian filmmakers, actresses condemn ‘sexual violence’ in cinema

Iranian female filmmakers and actresses have issued a statement to condemn what they have called violence against women in the country’s cinema.

Iranian singer detained, grilled by US immigration officers

Authorities have detained Alireza Ghorbani, a renown Iranian singer, at the Toronto Airport while he was travelling to the US state of California to perform a concert.

Iranian parliament speaker hails young man for his art

Iran’s parliament speaker has praised an Iranian youth from southern Iran who sang a rural song at the TV reality show Asre Jadid (The New Age).

Iranian researcher Ali Rezagholi dies at 75

Famous Iranian sociologist and researcher ، Ali Rezagholi, has died at the age of 75. Rezagholi died of heart failure at a hospital in Tehran on Monday morning.

Tehran’s cultural centers give books to kids in exchange for Nowruz red fish

A cultural center in Tehran has announced special plans meant to give books to kids and teens and to promote the culture of studying and book reading during the Nowruz holidays.

Tehran museum director removed after performer dives into artistic work

Tehran’s Museum of Contemporary Arts on Sunday hosted a performance during which an incident drew various reactions including criticism from people and authorities that caused the removal of the director of the museum from his post.

Veteran Iranian radio & TV presenter dies of heart attack

Veteran Iranian radio and television presenter and announcer Alireza Ghaffari has died of a heart attack.

Instagram blocks two Iranian cabinet members

Photo and video sharing social networking service Instagram has blocked the accounts of two Iranian cabinet members.

Russia’s demand for sanction waiver guarantees makes headlines in Iran

Amid haggling over the 2015 nuclear deal in Vienna, Russia has tabled its own demand for guarantees that its trade with Iran would be secured and free from any hostile US action. This is seen by Washington and its western allies as an attempt by Moscow to use the nuclear deal to circumvent the sanctions it is facing over the invasion of Ukraine. Iranian media have also shone a spotlight on the issue.

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