Iranian Ta’zieh performers to commemorate Ashura tragedy

Iran is planning to hold cultural ceremonies to honor the memory of Imam Hussein (AS).

Land of Light (55)

We hereby present the 55th weekly episode of the series Land of Light. The monotheistic message of Islam continued to jolt consciences in polytheist Mecca, as word spread of the mission of the Almighty’s Last and Greatest Messenger to mankind, Prophet Mohammad (Blessings of God upon him and his progeny). …

'Elegy' on Academy Awards’ shortlist

Iranian short film 'Elegy', directed by Yousef Kargar, was nominated to the 2016 Academy Awards after winning the Jury Award for Best Foreign Short at the 3rd Summer Slam Film Festival (SSFF) 2015 in Texas, the US.

Iran’s Pallet band launches concert tour in US

Iran’s Pallet music band has launched its new international concert tour with a successful performance in the US city of Portland.

IRGC commander martyred in Syria laid to rest

A senior commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), who was martyred by terrorist groups in Syria, has been laid to rest in the western Iranian city of Hamedan.

Day of commemoration of Hafez

Mehr 20 of the Iranian calendar corresponding to October 12 is commemorated as Hafez Day in the Islamic Republic of Iran in honour of the great Persian poet, Khwajah Shams od-Din Mohammad Hafez Shirazi. On this occasion, poetry recital contests are held, as well as literary gatherings throughout the country …

Tourists to live Iran’s life with new service

A new report says Switzerland’s OrientStay has launched an Airbnb-style accommodation service in Iran for people to list, find, and rent lodging at a time when the Middle Eastern country is experiencing a tourism boom. 

Iranian police seize 4.7 tons of illicit drugs in West Azerbaijan Province

Iran’s anti-narcotic police forces in the northwestern province of West Azerbaijan managed to seize 4,700 kilograms of illicit drugs over the first five months of the current Iranian year (March 21 – August 22), a provincial police chief announced.