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.

Iran hosts Occupy Wall Street poster exhibition

Iran has held a poster exhibition to mark the 4th anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street protest movement in the US.

Russia's Lukoil sees Iran deals imminent

Lukoil Chief Executive Vagit Alekperov says Russia’s second largest oil producer plans to sign an exploration and production deal with Iran once Tehran changes its tax laws.  

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. 

Tributes to Abu Rayhan Birouni

Today, the 13th of the Iranian month of Shahrivar, corresponding to September 4, is the birth anniversary of the Iranian-Islamic multi-sided genius, Abu Rayhan Mohammad ibn Ahmad Birouni, who several centuries before Copernicus and Galileo, inspired by the teachings of Islam, scientifically proved the spherical shape of the Planet Earth …

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.