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  • Where borders divide, music unites: Poland celebrates national day in Iran with music

    By: Marjohn Sheikhi

    Where borders divide, music unites: Poland celebrates national day in Iran with music

    TEHRAN, Nov. 18 (MNA) – The Polish Embassy in Tehran celebrated the centenary of Poland regaining independence with a concert of classical music on Sat. in Vahdat Hall, welcoming diplomatic figures with various nationalities as well as the Iranian music lover community to a few hours of sharing common sentiments.

  • Envoy calls for closer cultural coop. with Russia

    Envoy calls for closer cultural coop. with Russia

    TEHRAN, Nov. 18 (MNA) – Iranian Ambassador to Moscow Mehdi Sanaei called for closer cultural cooperation with Russia within the framework of a cultural committee that has recently been formed between the two sides.

  • VIDEO: Nilper Orchestra in Tehran

    VIDEO: Nilper Orchestra in Tehran

    TEHRAN, Nov. 18 (MNA) – The Polish Embassy in Tehran celebrated the centenary of Poland regaining independence by hosting a classical performance on Sat. night at Vahdat Hall. The concert was performed by Nilper Orchestra under the baton of Navid Gohari and guest conductor Martyna Kosecka.

  • Tehran, Moscow exchange at least 50 students annually

    Tehran, Moscow exchange at least 50 students annually

    TEHRAN, Nov. 18 (MNA) – Head of Iranian Training Department of Fiqh al-Lughah of State University of Moscow Vladimir Ivanov said that Tehran and Moscow exchange at least 50 university students in the official and local languages of the two countries per year, the rate which is increasing.

  • ‘Yeva’ wins Best Film at Armenia’s Rolan Fimlfest.

    ‘Yeva’ wins Best Film at Armenia’s Rolan Fimlfest.

    TEHRAN, Nov. 18 (MNA) – Iranian feature ‘Yeva’ by Anahid Abad has won the Best Film award at the 14th Rolan - International Film Festival for Children and Youth in Armenia.

  • Handicraft exhibition in Yazd

    By: Abolfazl Mohammadi

    Handicraft exhibition in Yazd

    YAZD, Nov. 18 (MNA) – Yazd, in central Iran, is famous for its handicrafts such as rug, small carpets, Kilim, Termeh (hand-made silk tapestry), pottery, earthenware and ceramic.

  • A walk through Persian food, culture

    A walk through Persian food, culture

    TEHRAN, Nov. 18 (MNA) – According to PersianRestaurant.org, food culture is the practices, attitudes, and beliefs surrounding the production, distribution, and consumption of food. Iran's unique history and geography translates to a diverse mix of cultural influences on the Persian cuisine.

  • Introducing Persian food, Persian cuisines and restaurants

    Introducing Persian food, Persian cuisines and restaurants

    TEHRAN, Nov. 18 (MNA) – According to PersianRestaurant.org; Traditional Persian food and cuisine, from Fesenjan and Ghormeh Sabzi to the famous Kebab, is well-known all around the world.

  • Ikat, 1000-year-old art

    By: Abolfazl Mohammadi

    Ikat, 1000-year-old art

    YAZD, Nov. 17 (MNA) – Ikat is a dyeing technique used to pattern textiles that employs resist dyeing on the yarns prior to dyeing and weaving the fabric. In Iran, Ikat is called Darayee and has been carried out in different areas and now in Yazd there are some workshops to produce it.

  • Conference on Intl. Humanitarian Law in Tehran

    By: Mehran Riazi

    Conference on Intl. Humanitarian Law in Tehran

    TEHRAN, Nov. 17 (MNA) – The 8th South Asian Regional Conference on International Humanitarian Law opened in Tehran on Saturday and will continue through Nov. 19. The three-day event is themed “New Technologies and IHL: Innovation and Conflict, Timeless Rules for Interesting Times”.

  • Seminary students renew their allegiance to Imam Zaman (AS)

    By: Mehdi Bakhshi

    Seminary students renew their allegiance to Imam Zaman (AS)

    QOM, Nov. 17 (MNA) – More than two thousand seminary students and clerics of seminary schools renewed their allegiance to the twelfth Shia Imam, Muhammad al-Mahdi (AS) on the eve of 9th of Rabi ul Awal, marking the anniversary of the beginning of the Imamate of Imam Zaman, in Jamkaran Holy Mosque, Qom province.

  • ‘Amir’ to vie at Morocco Film Festival

    ‘Amir’ to vie at Morocco Film Festival

    TEHRAN, Nov. 17 (MNA) – Iranian feature movie 'Amir', directed by Nima Eghlima will go on screen at Morocco International Film Festival, which is being held in the capital city of Rabat from Nov.16-22.

  • 'Empty View’ wins Best Animation at Strasburg Filmfest.

    'Empty View’ wins Best Animation at Strasburg Filmfest.

    TEHRAN, Nov. 17 (MNA) – Iranian short animated piece ‘Empty View’ directed by Ali Zare Ghanatnowi, has won Best Animation award at the 1st Strasburg Film Festival in Virginia, United States.

  • Iran, Russia stress boosting cultural ties

    Iran, Russia stress boosting cultural ties

    TEHRAN, Nov. 16 (MNA) – Iranian Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Seyed Abbas Salehi and Russian Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky called for broadening and enhancing bilateral, cultural cooperation.

  • Barberry harvest in South Khorasan province

    By: Mohsen Noferesti

    Barberry harvest in South Khorasan province

    BIRJAND, Nov. 15 (MNA) – Farmers in Iran’s eastern province of South Khorasan have started harvesting barberry. The product is widely used as a food additive with lots of benefits. South Khorasan accounts for the lion’s share of barberry production both nationwide and worldwide. More than 98% of Iran’s barberry is produced in South Khorasan.

  • A rainy day in the capital

    By: Mehran Riazi

    A rainy day in the capital

    TEHRAN, Nov. 15 (MNA) – The capital Tehran has been enjoying days of constant rain since Monday. Autumn brings a breath of fresh air to the metropolitan city usually gripped with air pollution.

  • VIDEO: California wildfire lashes along freeway

    VIDEO: California wildfire lashes along freeway

    TEHRAN, Nov. 15 (MNA) – A wildfire, which lashed along a freeway in Simi Valley, southern California, on Monday, has climbed a hillside to the edge of the road as vehicles are driving past. The wildfire, which broke out last week, has become the deadliest in the modern history of California State as the death toll has raised to 56 while 200 people are still missing.

  • Vatican seeks to expand cultural cooperation with Iran

    Vatican seeks to expand cultural cooperation with Iran

    TEHRAN, Nov. 14 (MNA) – Vatican’s 'culture minister' hailed the richness of Iranian culture and called for expansion of bilateral ties in different cultural scopes with Iran.

  • Iran culture min. to attend St. Petersburg intl. cultural forum

    Iran culture min. to attend St. Petersburg intl. cultural forum

    TEHRAN, Nov. 14 (MNA) – Iranian Minister of Culture Abbas Salehi is set to attend the 7th St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum, which will be held on Nov. 15-17 in Russia's cultural capital.

  • ‘Reza’ goes to France’s Belfort Filmfest.

    ‘Reza’ goes to France’s Belfort Filmfest.

    TEHRAN, Nov. 14 (MNA) – Alireza Motamedi’s debut feature ‘Reza’ will be screened at the 33rd Entrevues Belfort film festival in France.

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