Sunday, May 22, 2022

Society and Culture

World’s most water-rich aqueduct dries up in Iran

The Ghanbarabad Aqueduct in the Iranian city of Bam has dried up as a result of the construction operation at a park there.

Thick layers of duct make Tehran air quality unsafe for sensitive groups

Tehran Air Quality Company says the Iranian capital city is once again unhealthy for sensitive groups to breathe in due to the thick layers of dust and other particles.

President Raisi visits Tehran Intl. Book Fair

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has made an unannounced visit to the Tehran International Book Fair.

Mexican ambassador to Tehran names Shahnameh as his favorite Iranian book

The Mexican ambassador to Tehran has said he loves the epic Persian poems in the Shahnameh and expressed hope all people not just in Mexico but in all Spanish-speaking countries can read it.

Renowned Iranian dutar player dies aged 94

Osman Mohammad-Parast, also known as Osman, a renowned dutar player of Iran and one of the few last remaining pillars of the Khorsan Maqami music died on Thursday after a long illness.

International Museum Day and Cultural Heritage

May 18 marks International Museum Day and Cultural Heritage. On this occasion, visiting historical and cultural sites run by the General Directorate of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts in Iran was free for the public on Wednesday.

Interview with President of Baku Book Fair

The head of the Republic of Azerbaijan’s booth at the Tehran Book Fair has spoken about the place of Iranian literature in his country and described Nezami Ganjavi as a poet for the whole world.

Qatar to host Persian carpet fair during 2022 World Cup: Iranian deputy minister

An Iranian deputy minister says Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has promised to Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi to hold a Persian carpet fair during the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Festival honors traditional cultivation, drinking of tea in Iran’s north

A tea festival has been held in Iran’s northern Caspian-littoral Gilan Province, which is home to the country’s largest tea estates, and where the Iranian tea drinking ritual runs deep.

Air pollution closes schools in Iran’s Tehran Province

All schools were declared closed in the Iranian province of Tehran, where the capital city is located, for Wednesday due to higher-than-normal pollution levels.

Asghar Farhadi denies plagiarism over ‘A Hero’

Oscar-winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi has denied legal claims that he plagiarized his latest film, "A Hero", from a former student.

Iranians welcome Tehran International Book Fair

Two years after the Covid-19 pandemic forced authorities to hold the Tehran International Book Fair virtually, the exhibition started on Wednesday morning May 11, 2022 at the Imam Khomeini Mosalla (prayer site) in Tehran.

Official report: large portion of ‘elite’ youth left Iran for good

Analytical statistics from Iran’s Immigration and Passport Police show one in four people eligible to join the National Elites Foundation have left their home country for good since 2001.

Tehran air quality once again in the unhealthy zone

Tehran’s Air Quality Control Company says the Iranian capitals’ air quality index is now at 220 , which is in the very unhealthy zone.

Iranians hold vigil in solidarity with Palestine after Israeli murder of veteran reporter

A group of Iranian people and media workers have held a gathering in Tehran against the Israeli military’s cold-blooded murder of a veteran Al Jazeera reporter who long covered the regime’s atrocities in the occupied territories.

Sporadic protests in Iran against staple food price hikes

Sporadic protests happened on Thursday evening in a few cities in Iran against price hikes of subsidized staple food.

Latest edition of international book fair opens in Iranian capital

The 33rd International Book Fair has opened in Iran’s capital of Tehran, with Iranian Minister of Culture Mohammad Mehdi Esma’eeli and his Lebanese counterpart, Mohammad Wissam El-Mortada, in attendance of the opening ceremony.

Isfahan opens Polish children photo exhibition

The Iranian city of Isfahan has opened a photo exhibition featuring Polish refugee children who came to the city during the Second World War.

“41k Iranians die of air pollution each year”

An official at Iran’s Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences says 41,000 Iranian die annually from air pollution.

Tehran air quality once more unhealthy

The air quality in the Iranian capital Tehran is once more in the unhealthy range for all age groups with the Air Quality Index reading 196. That’s bordering on the very unhealthy level.

Official: 527k foreign children study in Iranian schools

At least 527,000 foreign children, mostly Afghans, study in Iranian schools. According to a senior Education Ministry official, others include school children from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Iraq, and a few other countries.

Prices of some essential items soaring in Iran as govt. eliminates flour subsidy

Iranians have, in recent days, witnessed a steep hike in prices of essential items, mainly wheat-based food, in the aftermath of a government decision to eliminate the subsidy for industrial use of flour.

One cub of Iranian cheetah triplet dies of lung deficiency

One of the three cubs of cheetah named “Iran” has died. The cubs were born several days ago at the Touran Wildlife Refuge in the Semnan Province east of Tehran.

Croatian coach of Iran soccer team hails Iranians for ‘unique hospitality’

The Croatian head coach of Iran’s national soccer team, Dragan Skočić, has praised the Iranian people for “unique hospitality,” saying he has found Iran to be different from political misportrayals of the country.

Vet: Triplet of Iranian cheetah doing fine

A vet in charge of a program in Iran to breed Asiatic Cheetahs says the three cubs of a female named “Iran” are healthy and are doing fine.

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