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Storks Return to Marivan 2

Iran’s Nature in Photos: Storks Return to Marivan

Storks are among the migratory birds that come to the city of Marivan in western Iran every year in mid-spring.
Vahdat Dam in Western Iran

Iran’s Beauties in Photos: Vahdat Dam of Kurdistan

The Vahdat Reservoir Dam has been built on Qeshlaq River, 20 km north of Sanandaj, the capital city of Kurdistan province in western Iran.
3 IRGC Forces Killed by Terrorists in Iran’s Kurdistan

3 IRGC Forces Killed by Terrorists in Iran’s Kurdistan

Three Iranian security forces have been killed in a shootout with terrorist elements in the western province of Kurdistan.
Valley of Judas Trees in Kurdistan 2

Iran’s Nature in Photos: Valley of Judas Trees in Kurdistan

The valley of Judas trees is a must-see site located alongside the Sirvan River in Kurdistan province, western Iran.
Kurds in Iran Observe Age-Old Customs during Ramadan

Kurds in Iran Observe Age-Old Customs during Ramadan

The Kurdish people of Iran have long had diverse and special rituals for the holy month of Ramadan and still adhere to them.
Nature of Sanandaj, Iran, in Winter

Iran’s Nature in Photos: Snowy Winter in Sanandaj

Sanandaj, the capital of Kurdistan province in western Iran, is covered by snow during its winter days.
Iran Calls Off Kurdistan Int’l Nowruz Celebrations over COVID-19

Iran Calls Off Kurdistan Int’l Nowruz Celebrations over COVID-19

Iran has cancelled the Nowruz international celebrations which were to be held in Kurdistan province due to the outbreak of Coronavirus in the Islamic Republic and the region.
Karaftu: Mysterious Cave in Iran Where Heracles Used to Live

Karaftu: Mysterious Cave in Iran Where Heracles Used to Live

Karaftu is the name of a mysterious cave in Iran’s western province of Kurdistan; which has gained fame as the habitat of Greek divine hero Heracles.
Pastak & Shawl Weaving; Ancient Art of Iran’s Kurdistan (2)

Pastak & Shawl Weaving; Ancient Art of Iran’s Kurdistan

Shawl and Pastak weaving is one of the oldest handicrafts in Kurdistan province, especially the border city of Baneh. These shawls are woven with the wool of a particular goat.
Gas Explosion at Iranian Wedding Kills 11, Injures 40

Gas Explosion at Iranian Wedding Kills 11, Injures 40

Eleven people were killed and more than 40 others were injured in a gas explosion at a wedding hall in Iran’s western province of Kurdistan on Thursday night.