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D eputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Abbas Araqchi is slated to outline Iran's foreign policy priorities in 2018 and beyond in a speech at the Royal Institute Of International Affairs, on Thursday, the institute's website announced. "How does Iran view its role in the Middle East and on the world stage ...
The Museum of Nations Art is located at the basement of the White Palace, the largest mansion in the Sa'dabad Complex in northern Tehran, a 300 hectare complex built by the Qajar and Pahlavi monarchs. The first king of Pahlavi, Reza Shah, ordered the construction of the White Palace in 1932, and the ...

The animated feature "Tehran Taboo" depicts stories of transgressions and trapped lives in modern-day Iran. Writer-director Ali Soozandeh's absorbing drama intertwines the lives of numerous characters living life beyond the law. Pari (Elmira Rafizadeh) is a prostitute with a young, mute son named Elias.
... demands international surveillance on Tehran's missiles. EMMANUEL Macron has demanded Iran's ballistic missile programme us placed under international surveillance as the French President looks to take a tougher stance on Tehran. PUBLISHED: 13:30, Thu, Feb 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 15:31, Thu, Feb 15, 2018 ...
As I explained in the last essay, Syria is the ideal place for the United States to take on Iran. However, since 2011, Americans have debated the wisdom of playing a more active role there. As the Israeli airstrikes last weekend should remind us, the situation in Syria remains uncertain and complex, and that ...
So Kavous Seyed Emami, an Iranian-Canadian university professor and environmentalist, "commits suicide" in Tehran's Evin prison two weeks after his arrest. His wife Maryam, summoned last Friday, is shown his body hanging in a cell. He is buried four days later in a village north of the capital, without an ...

"Tehran Taboo" gains much of its power from its use of rotoscoping, a form of animation (familiar to viewers of "Waking Life" and "Tower") in which the drawing is done over filmed Actors. What is provocative about the technique here is that it's a sort of workaround -- a way for the director, Ali Soozandeh, ...
T he Tehran City Council passed the municipality's budget for the next fiscal year (March 2018-19) on Tuesday, the council spokesman said. "The council reduced the budget to 174.29 trillion rials ($3.78 billion) from the municipality's proposed figure of 175 trillion rials ($3.8 billion)," Ali E'ta added.
Vida Movahed was the first woman to be arrested after she did the same thing in late December 2017 in Tehran. The act of removing your headscarf in public and waving it like a flag has become a symbol for the "Girls of Revolution Street" movement, which advocates choice over compulsion for women's ...
Tehran, Feb. 6 (Xinhua) -- Kindergartens, schools and high schools in Iran's capital Tehran remained closed for a second consecutive day on Tuesday due to heavy air pollution. Tehran Province's Air pollution Exigency Committee decided in a meeting to keep kindergartens, primary schools and high ...
In 2006, 34% of Iranians believed that the government should not be allowed to dictate what women wear in public, this rose to 49% in 2014, the report found. It also showed support for highly-restrictive items of clothing had tumbled. Participants from Tehran were asked, "What type of cover do you currently ...
A thick haze with dangerous pollution levels has covered Tehran since Monday, obscuring the city's skyline and prominent landmarks. Authorities also implemented traffic restrictions in an effort to improve air quality. President Hassan Rouhani addressed the issue this week, saying Iranians "cannot be ...
Hossein Salami, the deputy head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, said on Monday night that Iran possesses unique ballistic missiles that target navigation and international shipping, the Iranian news agency IRNA reported. Colonel Turki al-Malki, the Arab Coalition's spokesperson, said earlier on Monday ...
Iran - all schools in Tehran will remain closed on Tuesday because of dangerously high levels of air pollution blanketing the Iranian capital, authorities said. State television said the closure of primary schools on Monday was being extended to also cover high schools and colleges in the whole of Tehran ...
He brushed past a lone guard at the entrance of the presidential complex, a white, two-story building in central Tehran. He then attacked a second guard, who fired once into the air before shooting the assailant in the leg, the government news agency IRNA reported. The man was hospitalized. Mr. Rouhani ...
Similar measures were taken in December when primary schools in Tehran and most of its province were forced to close for several days because of the pollution. Average concentrations of the finest and most hazardous airborne particles hit 144 microgrammes per cubic metre in Tehran on Sunday and ...
The Qatar 4x400m relay team pose with their gold medals in Tehran yesterday. At right is Yasser Salem who won a ... Qatar won the 4x400 metre relay to claim their fourth gold medal as the curtain fell on the Eighth Asian Indoor Athletics Championships in Tehran yesterday. Qatar's tally of nine medals, ...

The Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) of the United States shows the country's increasing reliance on nuclear weapons, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said, stressing that such an approach would bring humanity closer to destruction. "The US Nuclear Posture Review reflects greater reliance on nukes in ...
Four UN human rights experts have called on Iran to ensure "a fair and transparent final hearing" for three Iranian Christians who are due to appear before the Revolutionary Court in Tehran this weekend. Pastor Victor Bet Tamraz, Amin Afshar Naderi, and Hadi Asgari were sentenced to between 10 and 15 ...
Americans who have watched the Middle East for the past 40 years must wonder how, despite all pressures and sanctions, Iran has not been weakened. Instead, it has expanded its influence within the region and beyond. What they have yet to know is that very influence is also making a footprint in the ...
police in Iran's capital have arrested 29 women accused of being "deceived" into joining protests against a law that makes wearing the hijab compulsory. Women across the country have been protesting by climbing onto telecom boxes, taking off their headscarves and waving them aloft on sticks. Although ...
Tehran - An Iranian diplomat who had participated in the Sochi talks on Syria said on Tuesday that Iranian military advisory forces will leave Syria after victory over terrorism. Hossein Jaberi Ansari, the assistant foreign minister for political affairs, made the remarks in talks to reporters on the sidelines of ...
T ehran's foreign exchange market on Wednesday heated up again, as the rial weakened 1.1% and was quoted at 46,190 against the dollar. The greenback had backtracked slightly earlier this week, dipping below the 45,000-rial threshold, Tehran Gold and Jewelry Union's website reported. Other major ...
The couple founded Tehran's Aun Gallery in 2009, which was dedicated to showing work by Iranian contemporary artists. The dual national couple (Neyssari has permanent residency status in the US) was arrested in July 2016 and charged with attempting to overthrow the Iranian government in April 2017.
The population of rats seems to be exponentially increasing in Tehran, despite various government initiatives to curb it. Rats can give birth to 6-12 babies per litter and are able to get pregnant three to five times a year on average. Some of the rodents that can be seen scuttling up the sides of the open sewer ...
Men armed with rifles are patrolling Tehran's streets at night, looking out for rats on the run. The population of rats seems to be exponentially increasing in spite of the authorities using diverse techniques. One of the main problems is the amount of litter strewn around the streets. The famous tree-lined road ...
A second woman has been arrested in Iran for protesting against the country's compulsory hijab rules after standing on a telecoms box on a Tehran street, taking off her headscarf and holding it aloft on a stick. The protest follows a similar action last month against the country's requirement that women cover ...
After violent protests recently exploded across Iran, President Trump vowed to differentiate himself from President Barack Obama by openly tweeting his support for the demonstrators. It had no effect, though. One reason is that Trump could never send the really killer tweets -- the ones that might have gone ...
T ouring and Automobile Club of Iran has planned a rally with old cars. Slated for Feb. 1-2, the rally commences in Tehran and, covering a distance of 320 km, will arrive in the ancient village of Abyaneh in Natanz County, Isfahan Province, before returning to the capital. Only cars built at least 40 years ago ...
Some 2.5 million carburetor-equipped motorcycles ply Tehran's almost permanently clogged roads. Since they are not equipped with catalyst converters and release toxic fumes directly into the environment, the amount of fumes each of the motorbikes spew into the air equals that of eight vehicles with Euro ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region -- With KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani and his high-level delegation's having met with Iranian officials in Tehran, a member of the delegation described the visit as "very important" given Iran's expressed support for rights of the KRG within the Iraqi Constitution.
Washington and the Europeans, however, claim that Tehran's missile program violates UN Security Council Resolution 2231, which endorsed Tehran's nuclear deal with the P5+1 states. Earlier this month, Trump waived sanctions against Iran for the "last time," and warned European allies the US would ...
Criticizing education's share in the government's new budget bill, a Tehran member of parliament, Farideh Oladghobad has disclosed that 50% of the capital's schools are dilapidated. In an interview with parliament's news website, Ms. Oladghobad said on Sunday, January 21 that 50% of Tehran schools ...
In a major study, the World Bank found that Iran is losing a sizable percentage of its gross domestic product to air pollution. Those costs are mainly driven by lost productivity, since schools and factories are shut down on bad air days to avoid the dangerous health effects of breathing the dense, toxic air.
Tehran, Iran (AP) - Iranian officials said Sunday that hundreds of people detained in recent weeks during anti-government protests have been released and acknowledged that at least 25 people were killed during the unrest. The demonstrations that erupted in a number of towns and cities were the ...
Tehran, Iran (AP) -- Iran says 55 people are still being detained in the capital after hundreds were arrested during a wave of anti-government protests. The semi-official Fars news agency quoted judiciary spokesman Gholamhosein Mohseni Ejehi as saying there were around 400 protesters held across ...
In September 2015, Zakka, secretary general of IJMA3, the Arab Information and communications technology Organization, visited in Tehran upon an invitation from Iranian then-Vice President for women and family affairs Shahindokht Molaverdi, to speak at the second international conference on the role ...
"Everything stopped suddenly. We are literally out of work now," Alireza, a 24-year-old university student living in Tehran, told Al-Monitor. He is among many Iranian online entrepreneurs who have suffered major financial losses in recent days due to the authorities' intensified online filtering, including bans ...
O fficials from Iran and Azerbaijan will hold the 12th meeting of the joint economic commission of the two countries on Jan. 15-16 in Tehran, a diplomatic source told Trend news agency. Azerbaijan's economy Minister Shahin Mustafayev and his Iranian counterpart Masoud Karbasian will attend the ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) - Tehran on Saturday stated that they would retaliate against the embargos imposed by the US on Iran's judiciary head as President Trump stepped efforts to 'fix' a nuclear agreement between the major powers and Iran. Trump on Friday said that he would waive nuclear sanctions ...
The room smells of smoke and sex. The excitable, scruffy boys, cradling glasses of bootleg vodka, are primed like cocked pistols. The girls let cigarettes linger on their lips and eye their targets. Their hair falls around their uncovered shoulders and they wear minidresses, or tight denim and strapless tops ...
Iran says the US has "crossed a red line" by imposing sanctions on the head of its judiciary, Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli-Larijani. The foreign ministry vowed to retaliate, but did not say what form any action might take. Iran also rejected any changes to its nuclear deal with world powers. US president Donald ...
Italy and Iran will sign a memorandum of understanding worth €5 billion ($6 billion) to support Italian investments in Tehran, state TV reported. Italian media reported an unnamed source from the economy ministry as saying that the MoU between the two sides will be concluded today and includes opening ...
Hundreds of people have protested outside Tehran's notorious Evin prison over the fate of relatives arrested in Iran's recent anti-regime rallies. An Iranian reformist MP claims that 3,700 people were arrested during the rallies, far higher than numbers first given out. He has also raised the case of Sina ...
The Rich Kids of Tehran live in a rarefied world of luxury. They're young, glamorous and filthy rich: seemingly immune to vast gap between rich and poor in Iran, a country with a conservative reputation, where inflation is running at about 12 per cent, and 40 per cent of its young people are unemployed.
Psiphon won't know all the details of just how many users were actively using the app until it audits the data later on, but Simpson estimates that--at its peak--usage hit eight to 10 million users in Iran. The huge spike in usage comes as Tehran tries to take out other apps, like encrypted messaging platform ...
Reading liberty in Tehran. Shift in thought. Mass protests in Iran hint at a sharp shift against rule by clerics and for democratic freedoms. Such a possibility may add to similar moves against theocracy and religious divides in the Middle East. In this official photo released Jan. 2, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali ...
The Iranian government's recent crackdown on protesters is renewing the debate around Canada's diplomatic relations with the country, in particular Justin Trudeau's 2015 election promise to reopen an embassy in Tehran. The largest anti-government protest since 2009 began on Dec. 28, spreading to ...
Tehran, Jan. 8 (Xinhua) -- A security conference on the west Asia region situation kicked off in Iran's capital Tehran on Monday. The one-day event, held with the slogan of "Regional Security in West Asia; Emerging Challenges and Trends," is the second of its kind in less than one year organized by the ...
A 22-year-old man arrested during anti-government protests in Iran has died in Evin prison in the capital, Tehran, two Iranian MPs say. They said they were informed that Sina Qanbari killed himself. He was among more than 1,000 people arrested during demonstrations which swept Iran over the past two ...


 

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