Saturday, August 13, 2022

Society and Culture

Anthropological Museum of Mashhad

The Anthropological Museum of Astan Qods Razavi is on the western wing of the Imam Reza shrine, the eight Shia Imam, in the Iranian northeastern city of Mashhad.

Iran’s soccer champions Esteghlal get off to rocky start in new season

Iran’s Professional League (IPL) kick started a new season this week with a bout that put an end to the invincibility of the blues from the capital Esteghlal for the entire previous season.

Ikat, an 800-year-old art, in Iran’z Yazd

Ikat (Daraee, Persian word for asset) is one of the beautiful and unique hand-woven fabrics produced in the Iranian city of Yazd. The industry is known as Ikat weaving. They make the fabric using natural silk and very beautiful geometric designs and pictures.

Memorial held for late distinguished Iranian poet Ebtehaj

A memorial service has been held for renowned contemporary Iranian poet Amir Hushang Ebtehaj at the Iranian House of Artists in the capital, Tehran, bringing together a host of his fans a few days into his death.

Islamic Solidarity Games: Iranian men, women stand 1st in table tennis

The Iranian women table tennis team beat Turkey in the final match of the 2021 Konya Islamic Countries Solidarity Games on Thursday evening. Defeating Saudi Arabia, Iran's Table Tennis Team of men also snatched their second gold medal and stood first at the competitions.

Iranian wrestlers win 5 gold medals at Islamic countries competitions

Iran's free style wrestlers have grabbed five gold medals at the Konya 2021 Islamic Countries Solidarity Games in Turkey.

Archeologists find 5,600-year-old building near Iranian capital

Archeologists discover the remains of a building dating back 5,600 years ago during a search in the city of Robat Karim, located southwest of the Iranian capital, Tehran.

Iranian market reports dramatic drop in public demand for fruits amid inflation

A union representing sellers of fruits and vegetables in the Iranian capital, Tehran, reports a drop of between 50 to 60 percent in the public demand for fruits in markets due to the people’s declining purchasing power as the country’s economy grapples with inflation.

Iranian official denies VP made faux pas on Johnny Depp look-alike

An Iranian official denies media claims that First Vice President Mohammad Mokhber recently mistook an Iranian man participating in Ashura ceremonies for American actor Johnny Depp.

Iranian female runner takes silver at Islamic Games

Iranian runner Farzaneh Fasihi gained the silver medal of The 5th Islamic Countries Solidarity Games field and track competitions in 100-meter running in the Turkish city of Konya.

Prominent Iranian poet Ebtehaj passes away at 94

Veteran Iranian poet Houshang Ebtehaj died at the age of 94 in the German city of Cologne early on Wednesday, his daughter announced.

Official: Taliban rise caused a hike in number of Afghan child workers in Iran

The Iranian deputy justice minister has said the rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan has led to a rise in the number of child workers in Iran.

Death toll from flash floods in Iran reaches 93; six remain missing

The death count from the recent flash floods that wreaked havoc on various provinces across Iran has reached 93, with a search operation still underway to find six people who remain missing.

Iranians mourn Ashura, Imam Hussein’s martyrdom anniversary

Millions of black-clad Iranians across the country, like other Shia Muslims worldwide, marked Ashura on Monday, the martyrdom anniversary of the third Shia Imam and the Prophet’s grandson, Imam Hussein (peace be upon him).

Ashura rituals as intangible national, world heritage

Iran is holding mourning ceremonies to mark Ashaura, the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein.

Millions of Iranians mourn Imam Hussein on Tasu’a

Millions of people across Iran are marking Tasu’a, the ninth day of Muharram on the lunar calendar and one day before Imam Hussein (PBUH), the third Shia Imam, was martyred in the desert of Karbala, Iraq, in 680 CE.

Rare Asiatic Cheetah killed in road accident in Iran

An Asiatic cheetah has died in Iran after being hit by a passing car on the Tehran-Mashhad road.

Iran’s Paridar awarded as best female chess coach in world

Iran’s national chess team’s head coach Shadi Paridar has been awarded by the World Chess Federation (FIDE) as the best female coach in 2022.

Iran to end flash floods rescue operations nationwide, 8 still missing

Iran is about to wrap up search and rescue operations across the nation after flash floods and landslides hit two dozen provinces in the country two weeks ago, leaving 90 people dead while 8 others still remain missing, according to an official.

Iranian director Mani Haghighi’s Subtraction on Toronto Film Festival’s platform lineup

The 47th Toronto Festival has announced its platform lineup and Subtraction, directed by Mani Haghighi and produced by Majid Motallebi, will represent Iran’s cinema in the event.

Swiss envoy pays tribute to Iranian singer Homayoun Shajarian

The Swiss ambassador to Tehran hands over a letter of appreciation to Iran’s renowned singer Homayoun Shajarian for his “outstanding contribution in the field of art and culture.”

Flooding damages historical district in Iran’s Yazd

An Iranian official says recent flash flooding in Iran’s central city of Yazd has destroyed almost one percent of the historical district of the city.

Dolma pepper; A Delicious Iranian Food

Dolma Pepper of different colors coupled with a variety of ingredients make dolmas not only colorful but also extremely tasty and nutritious.

Iran tourism: Minaee Heritage House the first narrative-museum of Tehran

Minaee Heritage House is a Qajar-era building whose construction goes back to 150 years ago. It is known by the name of its last owner, Minaee, but was in fact the property of Monir us-Saltaneh, one of Nasser ed-Din Shah’s wives, that was purchased by the Minaees in the 1340s (according to the Iranian calendar). It now belongs to the Tehran Municipality, and has been turned into a cultural center.

Iran’s celebrated singer helps free over 800 inmates

Renowned Iranian singer, Mohsen Chavoshi, has helped release more than 800 prisoners who were behind bars for financial problems during the past 2 years.

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