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Photo Exhibit Highlights Iranian Victims of Chemical Warfare
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A collection of photos displaying the civilian victims of the Iraqi chemical attack on the Iranian town of Sardasht during the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war was put on display in an exhibition at Qom’s Eshraq Cultural Center in Iran on Sunday 22nd June 2014.

UNESCO World Heritage Registers Iran’s Burnt City
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has registered Iran’s Burnt city as a new Iranian entry on its World Heritage List.

Shahnameh Centre for Persian Studies
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

On Saturday, May 24th, Global philanthropist Bita Daryabari and speakers from around the globe gathered to celebrate the official opening of the Shahnama Centre for Persian Studies at Pembroke College in Cambridge, England.  (Pembroke College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge, England.)

Most Amazing Iranian Feats of Architecture
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The third day of the Iranian calendar month of Ordibehesht (April 23, 2014), has been designated as the national Architect’s Day. Throughout their history, Iranians have combined their art and creativity with architecture and through long years, they have built edifices which are currently considered as feats of architecture in the world. Iranian architects have designed such magnificent buildings that even now, after the lapse of hundreds of years, they are still amazing and beautiful and have not lost the luster that they had at the beginning of their construction.

French Miniaturists in Iran: Paradis Persans
Sunday, May 25, 2014

A collection of Persian miniatures by French artists has been displayed in an exhibition, at the National Art Museum of Iran on May 20.

27th International Book Fair in Tehran
Thursday, May 8, 2014

The major Iranian book event, the 27th Tehran International Book Fair, kicked off in the Iranian capital of Tehran last week.

Simple Reflections of Iranian Life: Part 2
Thursday, May 1, 2014

In Gilan, northern Iran, the month of April is the month for transplanting rice. There is a lot of labor involved from planting to harvesting rice. The transplanting is mostly done by women and girls who work in the fields about 11 hours a day.

My Top 10 Food Surprises in Iran
Thursday, May 1, 2014

Arva Ahmed
The more I have tasted the melting meats, fragrant pilafs, slow-simmered stews and sweet-savoury expanse of flavours expertly navigated by authentic Iranian restaurants in Dubai, the more I have longed to visit. I finally embarked on my first small journey to Iran last week (thanks to Jason Rezaian, Tehran correspondent for the US-based Washington Post). One would hope that this 8-day trip would have quenched my burning thirst to learn more about the cuisine – but far from it. My visit has only fired up new questions, new desires and an even greater hunger to learn, one that will take many more trips to sate.

Shekarestan: Sweet Iranian Animation
Thursday, April 24, 2014

Shekarestan is an Iranian animation presenting Persian proverbs and folk tales; it has won prizes in many international festivals.

Simple Reflections of Iranian Life: Part 1
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Mahnaz Mirzaei was born in 1980 in the town of Zarand in Kerman province of Iran. She received a Bachelor of Mining Engineering from Kerman's Shahid Bahonar University. Mirzaei who is interested in tough or in her words "manly" jobs, chose to work at a coal mine.

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