Land of Light (70)

Welcome to the 70th weekly episode of the series Land of Light. As a reminder, last week it was said that Hamzah, the venerable uncle of Prophet Mohammad (Blessings of God upon him and his progeny), openly declared his adherence to Islam. Today, we speak of the torture of Yasser’s …

Iranian art on display in South Korea

An art exhibition, including Iranian calligraphy and handicrafts, opened on January 8 in South Korea to mark the upcoming 37th anniversary of the victory of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

'I Dance with God' wins top Canadian award

Iranian film 'I Dance with God', directed by Houshang Mirzaee, won the award for Best Documentary Over 30 Minutes at Calgary International Film Festival in Canada.

Iranian musicians perform traditional pieces in Austria

Iranian vocalist Alireza Qorbani has held a Persian music concert in the Austrian capital, Vienna.

Envoy: Iran to grow rice, wheat in Africa

Iran is reportedly looking to lease land in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania for large-scale food production to serve local and export markets.

Turkey lures Iranians as tourism wilts

Turkey is pitching a series of plans to attract more tourists from Iran as the number of visitors from Russia and Europe is shrinking.

Iran minister says swine flu pandemic is under control

Iran’s health minister says the country has managed to check the outbreak of swine flu, with the first phase of the pandemic declared over now.

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 …