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Shiite Muslims Celebrate Imam Reza’s Birthday Anniversary

Shiite Muslims from Iran and many other countries on Sunday celebrated the birthday anniversary of their eighth imam, Ali bin Mousa al-Reza (PBUH), in his Holy Shrine in Mashhad and other parts of the world.

‘Spider Woman’ Says Finds Peace of Mind in Climbing Buildings

It has been five years since Farzaneh Attarbashi started to climb skyscrapers in Iran’s northeastern city of Mashhad for a living, spending hours hanging in the air while welding, drilling and installing glasses on windows.

Holy Quran Attributed to First Shiite Imam Unveiled in Iran

Iran has unveiled an old manuscript of the holy Quran, which is attributed to Imam Ali, the first Shiite Imam, and considered one of the oldest and most complete manuscripts of the holy book.

Mashhad Hosts Festival of Tulip, Daffodil Flowers

A festival of tulip and daffodil flowers is being held in the north-eastern Iranian city of Mashhad, giving a scenic beauty to the holy city.

Iran Using Adult Colouring Books to Attract Foreign Tourists

The tourism officials of the northeastern Iranian city of Mashhad have adopted a new initiative to attract more foreign tourists.

Iran’s Mashhad to Host Int’l Food Tourism Exhibition

An international food tourism exhibition will be held in Iran’s northeastern city of Mashhad with the participation of businesspeople and economic advisers from 11 countries.

Playing with Water, Best Way to Beat Summer Heat in Iran

In the furnace-like temperatures of summer in Iran, a good way to beat the heat is to play in water parks and near the fountains.

Iranian People Mark “Night of Destiny” (+Photos)

Each year in Ramadan Muslim people across the world mark the ‘Night of Destiny’ or ‘Laylat al-Qadr’ when the holy Qur’an was first revealed to the Muslim Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

Sholeh Mashhadi: Nutritious, Delicious Iranian Dish

The Mashhadi Pudding, locally known as Sholeh Mashhadi, is a special kind of broth indigenous to the northeastern Iranian city of Mashhad.

Iranian, American Universities Sign MoU on Earthquake Studies

Dean of the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad says the Iranian university has started collaboration with the University of South Florida on earthquake studies.

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