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Story of Two Swiss Women Who Went Missing in Iran

Two Swiss women cyclists, who had been trapped in snow at night in the mountainous areas of Gilan province in northern Iran, tell the story of how they were ultimately rescued by villagers a few weeks ago.

Qalat; A Village with Unique Nature, Old History in Southern Iran

Qalat village, located 36 kilometres northwest of Shiraz in Fars province, is a beautiful historical village with a cool climate even in the hottest months of the year. The village is at an altitude of 2,065 metres above sea level with about 7,000 inhabitants.

Delaram; A Village with One Doctor in Every Family

Delaram, a village near the city of Tafresh in Markazi province in central Iran, is known as the village of doctors due to the huge number of physicians it has raised.

Pamenar Village: A Source of Beauty in Southern Iran

The Pamenar village in southern Iran is one of the country's most attractive tourist destinations thanks to its scenic beauty.

Oldsters Thrilled to See Their Portraits Painted on Village’s Walls

An Iranian artist in the north of the country has started to turn the frontage of village houses into beautiful portraits of old men and women.

Heydareh-Qazi Khan Village: A Picturesque Site in West-Central Iran

The Heydareh-Qazi Khan village in west-central Iran is a magnificent beauty spot that annually draws a large number of visitors and tourists.

Iran Hosts Int’l Festival of Ethnic Cultures

Golestan province in northern Iran recently hosted the 12th edition of an international festival on ethnic cultures with the aim of giving ethnic communities a chance to introduce their cultures and lifestyles.  

Iranian Villagers Using Solar Panels to Make a Living

A group of Iranian villagers have managed to make money by generating electricity from solar panels provided by a charity foundation.

Iran Hosting Int’l Horseback Combat Contests

International horseback combat competitions have kicked off in the city of Shiraz in Fars province, southern Iran, bringing together sportspeople from 19 countries.

UN Rewards Iranian Woman for Creativity in Rural Life

The Women’s World Summit Foundation (WWSF), one of the UN’s advisory arms in women’s affairs, has presented its award for Women’s Creativity in Rural Life to Ziba Azizi from Sistan and Baluchestan province, south-eastern Iran.

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