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Iran and Turkey Jointly to Submit Rumi’s Masnavi to UNESCO

National Library and Archives of Iran (NLAI) Director Seyyed Reza Salehi-Amiri met with a Turkish cultural delegation led by the director of the Atatürk Culture Language and History High Commission, Derya Ors, in Tehran on Monday May 30.
Paintings Inspired by Persian Carpets

Paintings Inspired by Persian Carpets on Show in Tehran

A new exhibition of paintings, inspired by the wonderful motifs and attractive colours of Persian carpets, has opened at Tehran’s Etemad Gallery.
campaign for car-free Tuesdays, Iran

‘Car-Free Tuesdays’ Gains Momentum in Iran

The campaign for car-free Tuesdays, which is gaining momentum across Iran, originated last November in Arak, a city overburdened by too many pollutant industries.
Behruz Gharibpur

Behrouz Gharibpour’s Next Puppet Show Based on Omar Khayyam

The director of the Aran Puppet Theatre Group, Behruz Gharibpur, has focused on the life story of the Persian mathematician, astronomer and poet Omar Khayyam (1048-1131) in his operatic puppet show, which is scheduled to be performed in Tehran in the near future.
Iranian foods

Iran Agrofood 2016 Kicks Off in Tehran

The 23rd edition of Iran’s international exhibition of agricultural products, foodstuffs, machinery and related industries, known as Iran Agrofood 2016, will start at the Tehran International Permanent Fairgrounds, IRIB news reported.
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‘Peace and Friendship’ at Tehran Intangible Cultural Heritage Meeting

The promotion of peace and friendship is the main theme of the 3rd Ordinary Governing Council Meeting of Tehran’s Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) Centre, Iran’s representative to the governing council Mohammad-Hassan Talebian said on Saturday May 28.

Iran Welcomes China, Pakistan Joining Chabahar Project: Envoy

The Iranian ambassador to Pakistan said Islamabad and Beijing are welcome to join New Delhi and Kabul in developing the strategic port of Chabahar in southeastern Iran.

Tehran Symphony Orchestra’s New Conductor Gives First Performance

The Tehran Symphony Orchestra performed its first concert under new conductor Shahrdad Rohani at Vahdat Hall on Wednesday May 25, after the Vienna-based Iranian maestro Ali Rahbari resigned from the orchestra in April.

Iranian and Afghan Environment Chiefs Discuss Hamoun Lake Preservation

The chief of Iran’s Department of Environment (DoE) and the Director-General of Afghanistan’s National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA) discussed issues related to Hamoun Lake preservation.

Iran and UNEP Sign Joint Environmental Plan of Action

The chief of the Department of Environment, Masoumeh Ebtekar, and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) Executive Director Achim Steiner signed a joint plan of action on Friday, IRNA news agency reported.