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Iran to Fund Major Railway Project Using Russian Loan

Iran to Fund Major Railway Project Using Russian Loan

Iranian Minister of Energy Reza Ardakanian says a loan of $5 billion that Russia has agreed to give Tehran will be used to fund a major railway project in eastern Iran.

Kal Namak River; Gorgeous Landscape in Tabas Desert

Kal Namak or the Salt River of Tabas is a beautiful river in South Khorasan province, eastern Iran.
Iran's Esfahak Village Wins To Do 2020 Award (1)

Iran’s Esfahak Village Wins To Do 2020 Award

The historical village of Esfahak has won the TO DO 2020 Award of Germany, which is awarded annually to a project which focuses on participation in tourism, profits the local people, is environmentally friendly and avoids gender discrimination.
Iran Exports $146m Worth of Handicrafts in 8 Months

Iran Exports $146m Worth of Handicrafts in 8 Months

Iran has exported $146 million worth of handicrafts from mid-March to mid-November 2019, mainly to the Persian Gulf countries and Iraq, said a top Iranian official.
Old Iranian Village Nominated for ‘To Do Award’ (2)

Old Iranian Village Nominated for ‘To Do Award’

A plan envisaging the touring of the old quarter of the Esfahak village in the city of Tabas in central Iran has found its way to the final stage of the “To Do Award” contest.

Ancient Water Mills Still in Use in Eastern Iran

There are seven ancient water mills in the city of Boshrouyeh in South Khorasan Province, east of Iran, and interestingly, three of them are still working.

Iranian Woman Turns into Entrepreneur after Retirement

A retired Iranian lady has created jobs for more than 1,000 people by launching her own business, and is running a campaign against the US sanctions.

Rituals for Rain: Legacy of Drought in Eastern Iran

Since a long time ago, South Khorasan province in eastern Iran has been home to numerous rituals where locals pray for rain.
Women in Northern Iran Celebrating Persian New Year

Nowruz Customs in Various Cities of Iran

The Persian New Year or Nowruz is celebrated in a wide range of ways in different cities of Iran as there are many different ethnic groups and a great cultural diversity across the country. However, there are also some Nowruz customs that are the same among all the people living in Iran.

People in Desert Areas Mark Yalda Night with Special Rituals

The Iranian people living in desert areas of South Khorasan Province in eastern Iran mark the Yalda Night, the longest night of the year and the winter solstice, by holding various rituals like cooking special dishes and sweets.