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  • 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.

  • ‘The Last Fiction’ wins best award at Ajayu Intl. Festival

    ‘The Last Fiction’ wins best award at Ajayu Intl. Festival

    TEHRAN, Nov. 14 (MNA) – Ashkan Rahgozar’s debut feature ‘The Last Fiction’, an animated interpretation of a popular Persian folklore, has won the best film award at the 3rd Ajayu International Animation Festival in Puno, Peru.

  • Closing Ceremony of 35th Tehran Short Filmfest.

    By: Mohammad Moheimani

    Closing Ceremony of 35th Tehran Short Filmfest.

    TEHRAN, Nov. 14 (MNA) – The curtains fell for the 35th Tehran International Short Film Festival on Tuesday night, and winners in various categories received their awards.

  • 35th Tehran Intl. Short Filmfest. names winners

    35th Tehran Intl. Short Filmfest. names winners

    TEHRAN, Nov. 14 (MNA) – The 35th Tehran International Short Film Festival announced the winners during the closing ceremony on Tue. night, with the Grand Prix of the festival going to ‘In Between’ by Aliyar Rasti.

  • Audience top 5 picks on 4th day of 35th Tehran Short Filmfest.

    Audience top 5 picks on 4th day of 35th Tehran Short Filmfest.

    TEHRAN, Nov. 13 (MNA) – The Iranian Short Film Association PR department has announced the audience top five picks on the fourth day of 35th Tehran Intl. Short Film Festival.

  • Turkey’s Malatya Filmfest. hosts 7 Iranian titles

    Turkey’s Malatya Filmfest. hosts 7 Iranian titles

    TEHRAN, Nov. 13 (MNA) – Seven Iranian films, including fiction-feature ‘Orange Days’ by Arash Lahooti and short animation ‘AniMal’ by Bahram Ark, have made it into the screening program of 8th Malatya International Film Festival (MIFF) in Turkey.

  • Opening ceremony of UNWTO cultural tourism seminar in Hamedan

    Opening ceremony of UNWTO cultural tourism seminar in Hamedan

    TEHRAN, Nov. 13 (MNA) – The opening ceremony of the 40th UNWTO Affiliate Members Plenary Session was held in Hamedan on Monday in attendance of the Secretary-General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization Zurab Pololikashvili and the head of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization Ali Asghar Mounesan. Titled as ‘International Seminar on Harnessing Cultural Tourism through Innovation and Technology’, the three-day will continue through Wednesday (Nov. 14).

  • Poland to celebrate centenary of regaining independence by classical concert in Tehran

    By: Marjohn Sheikhi

    Poland to celebrate centenary of regaining independence by classical concert in Tehran

    TEHRAN, Nov. 13 (MNA) – Nilper Orchestra will stage a classical concert on Nov. 17, partly sponsored by the Polish Embassy in Tehran, in celebration of the centenary of Poland regaining its independence.

  • ‘Bystander’ goes to 29th Istanbul Short Film Festival

    ‘Bystander’ goes to 29th Istanbul Short Film Festival

    TEHRAN, Nov. 13 (MNA) – Iranian short animation ‘Bystander’ directed by Sheyda Kashi has made it into the screening program of 29th Istanbul International Short Film Festival in Turkey.

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