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Iranian actor Ferdos Kaviani dies at 82

Famous Iranian actor Ferdos Kaviani has died at the age of 82.

Artistic tapestry of felting: Mahmoud Hallajian’s legacy in Iran’s Ramsar

In the picturesque city of Ramsar in the Mazandaran province, a tale of artistry and heritage was woven into the fibers of felt.

Iranian musician appointed as Tehran Symphony Orchestra permanent conductor 

Manouchehr Sahbaee is appointed as the permanent conductor of the Tehran Symphony Orchestra.

Iranian actor Arash Mir-Ahmadi dies at 52

Iranian actor Arash Mir-Ahmadi died on Tuesday at a hospital in Tehran at the age of 52 after losing a long battle with cancer.

Iranian actress Hanieh Tavassoli arrested

Prominent Iranian actress Hanieh Tavassoli was arrested on the anniversary of the protests and deadly riots across Iran, her sister announced on Saturday night.

The Dozaleh or Donay, Iranian Kurdish musical instrument

The Dozaleh is one of the most important musical instruments in the Zagros region located in the west of Iran. The instrument has two sound tubes that are placed and tied together. The Dozaleh is played along with the Tombak or the Daf in wedding ceremonies and celebrations.

Iran’s Entekhab news outlet banned; editor in chief says due to story about Friday prayer leader

The editor in chief of an Iranian online news outlet reportedly banned by authorities has said he has no information about the ban but if the report is true, it’s due to a piece of news about the Friday prayer leader of Shiraz, in southern Iran.

Veteran Iranian cinematographer dies, aged 71

Prominent Iranian director of photography and a veteran of the silver screen Morteza Poursamadi has passed away.

Iranian photojournalist released from Taliban custody

The Taliban have freed Mohammad Hossein Velayati, an Iranian photojournalist working for the Tehran-based Tasnim News Agency, after holding him in custody for a week.

Prominent Iranian filmmaker Ebrahim Golestan dies at 101

Top Iranian filmmaker Ebrahim Taghavi Shirazi, known as Ebrahim Golestan, passed away late on Tuesday away from home in England at the age of 101.

“Several Iranian actresses banned from acting”

The director general of the Supervision Department of Iran’s Cinematic Organization announced that a group of famous Iranian actresses have been banned for removing their hijab, or Islamic veil.

Iranian filmmaker Roustayi given six-month sentence

Iranian film director Saeed Roustayi has been sentenced to 6 months in prison on the charges of “propaganda against the government” and production and screening of controversial movie Leila’s Brothers at the Cannes Film Festival.

Famous Iranian linguist and translator Kourosh Safavi dies

Kourish Safavi a famous Iranian linguist and translator, has died at the age of 67. Safavi was born in 1956 in Tehran.

Acclaimed Iranian director to shoot next movie in Los Angeles: Report

A report says acclaimed Iranian director and screenwriter Asghar Farhadi will be producing his next film in Los Angeles.

Iranian literary critic Shapur Jorkesh dies, aged 73

Well-known Iranian literary critic Shapur Jorkesh has died in Shiraz, a city in south of Iran, at the age of 73.

Iranian actress Shohreh Qamar detained for posting ‘unsubstantiated content’

A report says Iranian actress Shohreh Qamar has been detained by security forces for publishing “insulting and unsubstantiated content” on social media.

The Oud, a quintessentially Iranian musical instrument

The oud is an originally Iranian musical instrument and is as old as the Sumer Civilization. The Oud is highly popular in the Middle East, especially in Iran. Today, this instrument has its own fans in Western countries and in East Africa as well as in the east.

Former star soccer player opens bookstore in upscale Tehran neighborhood

A former star soccer player with Iran’s Esteghlal FC, Mojtaba Jabbari, has opened a bookstore in an upscale neighborhood in the Iranian capital, Tehran.

Iranian actor arrested after threatening police over Islamic HIjab

Security forces have reportedly arrested an Iranian actor after a short video went viral showing him threatening police forces over enforcing Islamic Hijab.

Japanese embassy in Tehran offers condolences over passing of Iranian voice actor

Japan’s embassy in Tehran has issued a statement to offer condolences over the death of Ali Mohammad Ashkboos, an Iranian dubbing artist who portrayed a character in a popular Japanese anime football series.

Iranian filmmakers slam court ruling against actress Azadeh Samadi

The Iranian Cinema Directors Association and the Iranian Cinema Producers Union have objected to a court ruling against famous actress Azadeh Samadi for ignoring the Hijab rule.

Iranians bid farewell to renowned poet Ahmad Reza Ahmadi

Large groups of people join a funeral procession for renowned Iranian poet, writer and painter Ahmad Reza Ahmadi, who passed away at the age of 82.

Famous Iranian poet, writer and painter, Ahmad Reza Ahmadi, passes away

Renowned Iranian poet, writer and painter Ahmad Reza Ahmadi has passed away at the age on 82.

Iranian rapper receives death sentence, later commuted to imprisonment: Report

Iranian rapper Toomaj Salehi, who was arrested for “provoking violence” during anti-government protests in Iran last year, received a primary death sentence, but the ruling was later commuted to imprisonment, a report says.

Renowned Iranian singer Chavoshi reacts to desecration of Holy Qur’an in Sweden

Popular Iranian musician and singer Mohsen Chavoshi slams the burning of the Holy Qur’an in Sweden, saying the sacrilegious move is rooted in a failure to distort the divine book of Muslims.

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