Land of Light (62)

Welcome to the 62nd weekly episode of the series Land of Light. As a reminder, last week it was said that some of the leading polytheists who had gathered at a corner of the holy Ka’ba and voiced their resentment of Islam and Prophet Mohammad (Blessings of God upon him …

Picasso, Van Gogh’s originals on display in Tehran

Many of the world’s most expensive and rarely seen pieces of modern art, including works by Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol and Jackson Pollock are on display in an exhibition in Tehran.

Camerimage Festival to honor creators of Iranian biopic “Mohammad”

The Poland-based highly prestigious Camerimage festival is scheduled to praise the director and cinematographer of the Iranian film Mohammad (Blessings of God upon him and his progeny), the Messenger of God, in a Friday ceremony.

Iranian musicians perform traditional pieces in Austria

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

Borders with Iraq secure: Iran’s interior minister

Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli gave an assurance that full security prevails along the country’s borders with Iraq as huge crowds of Iranian pilgrims are travelling to the Arab country for the Arbaeen rituals.

‘Citizens of 190 countries to get visa on arrival in Iran’

Deputy head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO) said nationals of 190 countries can obtain a visa to visit Iran on arrival at the airport.

21st Press Exhibition officially opened in Tehran

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday officially inaugurated the 21st Press and New Agencies Exhibition in the capital, Tehran.

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 …