Tuesday, 7 February , 2023
Iran ranks 5th with most STEM graduates 24 Sep 2017

Iran ranks 5th with most STEM graduates

TEHRAN – In 2016, 335,000 Iranian graduates finished a degree in STEM, making Iran the fifth most science-educated country in the world, according to Forbes. Forbes statistics for 2016 shows that 335,000 Iranian graduates finished a degree in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) in 2016, ranking fifth after China, India, US, and Russia as the most science-educated country in the world. China […]

Iran, Mexico to open cultural exhibition in Germany 24 Sep 2017

Iran, Mexico to open cultural exhibition in Germany

TEHRAN – Iran and Mexico will open Kulturschrank, an exhibition of different cultures of the inhabitants of Braunschweig, at the House of Cultures in the German city on October 27. A variety of different cultures live together in Braunschweig and the House of Cultures would like to provide a new insight into individual cultures of […]

Afghan Students Start New School Year Concurrent with Iranian Counterparts 23 Sep 2017

Afghan Students Start New School Year Concurrent with Iranian Counterparts

TEHRAN – Afghan refugee children went to school in Iran on Saturday as the Iranian students started the new school year this morning. Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei has issued an order three years ago stressing that all Afghan children, even children of the undocumented migrants living in the country […]

Stills of films on Iran-Iraq war showcased at Tehran museum 23 Sep 2017

Stills of films on Iran-Iraq war showcased at Tehran museum

TEHRAN – The Film Museum of Iran is displaying a selection of stills from movies on the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war to commemorate the anniversary of the war. Photos by seven photographers, including Mitra Mahaseni, Babak Borzuyeh, Amir-Hossein Shojaei, Habib Majidi and Hamid Jaanipur, have been selected for the collection. The weeklong exhibit showcases stills from […]

Master of Persian miniature Mahmud Farshchian honored 23 Sep 2017

Master of Persian miniature Mahmud Farshchian honored

TEHRAN — Master of Persian miniature Mahmud Farshchian was honored for his lifetime achievements during a ceremony held at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall on Thursday. Speaking at the ceremony, Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Abbas Salehi called Farshchian an icon of contemporary Iranian art and said, “Farshchian blends poetry and pictures to produce his works.” […]

“Breath” producer pleased female filmmaker to represent Iran at Oscars 21 Sep 2017

“Breath” producer pleased female filmmaker to represent Iran at Oscars

TEHRAN – Mohammad-Hossein Qasemi, the producer of Iran’s submission to the 2018 Oscars “Breath”, who is also the husband of the film’s director Narges Abyar, said on Wednesday that he was pleased Iran has sent a movie by a female filmmaker to the 90th Academy Awards. “Women have a greater potential for making a film […]

“Friday Evening” director makes doc on Iranian immigrants in Germany 21 Sep 2017

“Friday Evening” director makes doc on Iranian immigrants in Germany

TEHRAN – Mona Zandi-Haqiqi, the director of the acclaimed drama “Friday Evening”, has completed a documentary about Iranian immigrants in Germany. Producer Alireza Shojanuri has submitted the 52-minute documentary “A Nibble of Sleep” to the 11th edition of the Cinema Verite, Iran’s major international festival for documentary cinema, the Documentary and Experimental Film Center announced […]

Anti-war drama “Breath” to represent Iran at Oscars 20 Sep 2017

Anti-war drama “Breath” to represent Iran at Oscars

TEHRAN – The acclaimed anti-war drama “Breath” by director Narges Abyar has been selected as Iran’s submission to the 90th Academy Awards in the best foreign-language film category. A committee of nine cineastes picked the film from a shortlist of 10 films, including “The Midday Event” by Mohammad-Hossein Mahdavian, “Malaria” by Parviz Shahbazi and “Subdued” […]

San Francisco Public Library displaying works by Iranian calligraphers 20 Sep 2017

San Francisco Public Library displaying works by Iranian calligraphers

TEHRAN – Works by over ten Iranian calligraphers are in a collection of artworks from the calligraphers of other countries on display in an exhibition at the Skylight Gallery of the San Francisco Public Library. The international exhibition titled “Calligraphies in Conversation” has been organized to explore connections between calligraphy traditions and practices from different […]

More Than 40 Million People Trapped in Slavery 19 Sep 2017

More Than 40 Million People Trapped in Slavery

TEHRAN – More than 40 million people were trapped as slaves last year in forced labor and forced marriages, according to the first joint effort by key anti-slavery groups to estimate the number of victims worldwide of the international crime. The International Labor Organization (ILO), human rights group Walk Free Foundation, and International Organization for […]