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Iranian Army, IRGC Start Massive Air Defence Exercises

Iranian Army, IRGC Start Massive Air Defence Exercises

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Air Defense units launched a large-scale military exercise covering more than half of the country’s territories.
Iran’s Nature in Photos: Reza-Abad Desert

Iran’s Nature in Photos: Reza-Abad Desert

Reza-Abad desert is located near the Khar Turan National Park, also known as Turan Wildlife Refuge, 200 km south-west of Shahroud in Semnan province, central Iran.
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Iran’s History in Photos: Castle of Lions

Shir Qaleh or the Castle of Lions is located on the top of a mountain in central Iran.
Salt Mines in Garmsar

Iran’s Beauties in Photos: Salt Mines of Garmsar

The salt mines of Garmsar are an important natural resource and tourist attraction in Semnan province, central Iran.

Garmsari Meat Tahchin; A Luxury Persian Meal

Garmsari Meat Tahchin is one of the traditional but luxury Iranian foods most popular in central parts of the country.

Training Plane Crash Kills Two in South-East of Tehran

An ultralight training aircraft crashed on Thursday near the city of Garmsar, some 100 kilometres south-east of Tehran, killing two people.

Iranian Peace Dove Figurine Returns from Austria

The clay figurine of a white dove made by Iranian children as a symbol of peace has returned home from Austria, one of the many nations to have received the little birds with encouraging messages.
Semnan; A City Where Most Bakers Are Women

Semnan; A City Where Most Bakers Are Women

Women of Semnan in east-central Iran used to bake the region’s traditional bread in their houses’ ovens in the past. Now this bread is made in the bakeries, but the majority of them are still managed by women.

400-Year-Old Milking Ritual Still Observed in Central Iran

An ancient spiritual ritual named Shirdoushan (milking) is still held annually in central Iran after over four centuries.

Iranian Lady Keeping Decades-Old Legacy Alive

Shahrbanoo is an Iranian woman who has managed to preserve the legacy of her ancestors in the town of Sorkheh in the east-central Iranian province of Semnan, which is one of the hubs of weaving in Iran.