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Religion Today Film Festival Picks 9 Movies from Iran

 A lineup of nine movies by Iranian filmmakers will be competing in the 24th edition of the Religion Today Film Festival. The festival will take place in the Italian town of Trento from September 22 to 29. This year’s festival has focused on films on travel and pilgrimage. “Before Darkness” by Mosayyeb Hanai is a...

Arbaeen, a manifestation of eternal bonds

 In the days leading up to this year’s Day of Arbaeen, Iranian and Iraqi officials made many preparations for holding the ritual in the best way possible, suggesting that this Day can be an example of how the two countries are able to boost bilateral relations using their deeply rooted cultural bonds. During the recent...

Three Iranian villages nominated for UNWTO label

The Iranian villages of Kharanaq, Barandaq, and Lark have been nominated for the ‘Best Tourism Villages’ label, which the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is projected to grant to a selection of rural destinations across the globe. The villages have been selected by a team of experts from the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts...

Fars province prepares to develop religious tourism

The Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Department of Fars seeks to develop religious tourism across the southern Iranian province. “We intend to develop the required infrastructure for religious tourism across Fars province, which is home to numerous holy shrines, mosques, theological madrasas, and other spiritual sites,” CHTN quoted the provincial tourism chief as saying on...

Iran Red Crescent Society sets up COVID-19 testing site in Kenya

The Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has established a testing clinic and laboratory for coronavirus detection in Kenya, IRNA reported on Monday. The IRCS health center in Kenya has been identified as a valid and standard unit for COVID-19 diagnosis by the Kenyan Ministry of Health.  The center has held theoretical and practical training courses...

Zahra Nemati wins Iran’s ninth gold in Paralympics

Zahra Nemati claimed Iran’s ninth gold medal in the 2020 Paralympic Games on Thursday. She won the gold in the women’s individual recurve after beating her Italian rival Vincenza Petrilli 6-5. Nemati started her journey with a 6-5 win over Russian Svetlana Barantseva in Round of Eight. She beat Brazilian Fabiola Dergovics 7-1 in quarterfinal...

Millennia-old Iranian village nominated for UNWTO label

Iran’s millennia-old village of Kharanaq has been nominated for the ‘Best Tourism Villages’ label, which will be granted to a selection of rural destinations by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Embracing a labyrinth of streets, tunnels, passageways, and impressive buildings such as a tiny mosque, a shaking minaret, and an old caravanserai, Kharanaq is sometimes...

Over $125 million allocated to nanotechnology sector

As of the start of a national plan to develop the nanotechnology sector 15 years ago, more than 5,283 billion rials (about $125.7 million at the official exchange rate of 42,000 rials) has been allocated to nanotechnology projects, IRNA reported on Saturday. Nanotechnology’s trend of development is growing in Iran, as the number of nanoproducts...

Zakariya Razi; Persian skillful, popular physician

Abu Bakr Muhammad Zakariya Razi is a well-known Persian polymath, who was a front-runner physician, alchemist, philosopher, and important figure in the history of medicine as well, writing important books on medicine, alchemy, philosophy, astronomy, metaphysics and grammar. His own name is Mohammad and his title is Abbu Bakr and his father’s name is Zakaria....

The 34th International Film Festival for Children & Youth will be...

The 34th International Film Festival for Children & Youth will be held from October 8th to 13th, 2021, with the participation of the Iran Cinema Organization, Farabi Cinematic Foundation, and Isfahan Municipality in the categories of feature-length films, short films, animations and web series. Deadline for master copy submission after official selection announced until September...