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Has Iran Censored Tsarist Russia’s Atrocities from School Textbooks

Has Iran Censored Tsarist Russia’s Atrocities from School Textbooks?

An Iranian educational official has dismissed the controversy over the omission of certain texts about the crimes committed by the Russian Empire from the Iranian school-books, denying reports about deliberate distortion of the history.
Masoudieh Palace; Home to First Iranian Library, Museum (7)

Masoudieh Palace; Home to First Iranian Library, Museum

Masoudieh Palace is an edifice and Persian Garden built during the Qajar era in the historical Square of Baharestan, downtown Tehran.

‘Citizenship Culture’ Book Unveiled in Iran

The Islamic Republic of Iran’s Minister of Education Mohsen Haji-Mirzaei has unveiled a 26-volume book entitled ‘Citizenship Culture’ in the city of Tabriz.

Iranian Cleric Promoting Book-Reading among Children in Deprived Areas

An Iranian cleric has gained reputation for running cultural activities in remote rural areas of Western Iran, promoting book-reading among children.
Iranian Teenage Girl Converts Minibus into Lovely Bookstore (21)

Iranian Girl Converts Minibus into Lovely Mobile Bookstore

A young Iranian lady has come up with the idea of converting a minibus into a book shop, but she is not old enough yet to drive her “mobile” bookstore.
Book on Iranian ISIS Sympathizer to Come Out in Coming Days

Book on Iranian ISIS Sympathizer to Come Out in Coming Days

A book about an Iranian mother who was the administrator of a social media channel supporting the ISIS terrorists would be unveiled by an Iranian publisher in the coming days.
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Top Scientific Works of Muslim World Unveiled in Tehran

Select scientific works of the World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought have been unveiled in Tehran by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

Iranian Illustrator Wins Top Award at BIB 2019

A book titled “The Boxer” written and illustrated by Hassan Mousavi has won the first prize at the 27th Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava (BIB) 2019 in Slovakia.

Ride-Hailing App Driver Amuses Passengers with Books

Mansour Khani, a driver who works for a ride-hailing app in Tehran these days, has grabbed the headlines for his creative way of amusing the passengers.
Iran Tourism, Subject of 14 Stories Published by UNWTO

UNWTO Publishes Book with 14 Stories on Iran Tourism

The UN’s World Tourism Organisation has approved and published a book on several narratives on Iran tourism which include four stories of the industry influencers.