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Ta’zieh: An Islamic Passion Play Depicting Battle between Good, Evil

Islamic passion plays, known as Ta'zieh in Iran, are dramatic performances which depict battles between good and evil characters, who are clearly distinguished by wearing costumes with distinct, and meaningful, colours.

Muharram; A Phenomenon Affecting Various Aspects of Shiite Life

The rituals practiced in the lunar months of Muharram and Safar are not just basic traditions to Shiite Muslims. They rather impact all cultural and social dimensions of their lives, and their lessons can help believers solve many social and political problems.

Crash of Passenger Bus, Fuel Tanker Leaves 21 People Dead

A passenger bus crashed in Iran’s central province of Isfahan, killing 21 people and injuring more than 20 others.

Iran Sympathizes with Those Hit by Hurricane in US, Philippines

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has offered sympathy to the families of the victims, and the people who have been affected by the two severe storms in the United States, the Philippines, and China.

Assistant Dogs in Iran to Help Autistics Control Their Disease

A group of researchers in Iran have trained assistant dogs that can help autistic children control their disorder.

AFC Praises Iran’s U-16 National Football Team

The Asian Football Confederations has, in a report, reviewed the status of the Iranian team and its opponents in the Group C of Asian Under-16 Championship, hailing Iran as one of the most successful teams in the tournament.

Iran’s Embassy in Greece Attacked by Kurdish Militants’ Affiliates

A number of attackers affiliated with an anti-Iran Kurdish militant group raided the Iranian embassy building in Athens on Monday morning, according to Greek media reports.

Shah Hussein Gouyan; A Muharram Ritual in Iran’s Azarbaijan

Shah Hussein Gouyan is one of the most important religious ceremonies held in Iran’s Azarbaijan province during the holy month of Muharram.

“Riyadh Stepping Up Crackdown on Shiites in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain”

A former Iranian diplomat says Riyadh is intensifying its crackdown on Shiite Muslims both in Saudi Arabia and in Bahrain as they have started mourning the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein, a grandson of Prophet Muhammad.

New iPhones Available for Pre-Order in Iran at Astronomical Prices

Apple’s latest flagship iPhone series, XR and XS, have been put up for pre-order in Iran, but the prices are so astronomical that only the super rich can afford them!

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