20 September 2014 12:17
High consumption of palmitic acid, which accounts for 44 percent of palm oil, will increase blood cholesterol and trigger cardiovascular diseases, said the head of Nutrition and Food Research Institute of Iran.
Iran to totally ban palm oil use
Dr. Majid Haji-Faraji added that a huge portion of imported palm oil is consumed in the production sector, wrote 'Iran Daily' in its...
15 September 2014 22:53
The 16th Iran’s cinema celebration has closed the year’s programs with honoring the winners of its different categories.
A number of cinema officials and many cineastes attended the awards ceremony held in Tehran’s Milad Tower on September 13.
While the winners of several categories had received their awards three days ago, the other winners were honored during the closing ceremony yesterday.
15 September 2014 18:53
Top cleric spotlights role of women in Islamic society
Ayatollah Naser Makarem-Shirazi has met with group of women employees of the municipal government of Tehran, where he discussed cultural activities in the Iranian capital.
Ayatollah Makarem-Shirazi praised the role of Muslim family, saying: “You must give women their rights as stated in Islamic teachings. The lofty status of women is described...
1 September 2014 13:50
Iranian screen production The Pearl directed by Sirous Hassanpour has garnered award at the 2014 edition of Bucharest International Film Festival, Romania.
The award went to the film’s cinematography director Saed Nikzat for his particular way and gorgeous imagery used in the film.
Nikzat as a director of photography contributed to more than 20 short and feature films.
Produced by Iran’s Farabi Cinematic...
13 August 2014 14:19
Actor Robin Williams was found dead in his home Monday at the age of 63, the result of an apparent suicide after a long struggle with depression.
Though suicide awareness and prevention efforts in the US are largely targeted toward either teens or the elderly, Williams represents a demographic of the country—middle-aged, white, male—with an increasing incidence of suicide.
10 July 2014 11:24
In the wake of last week’s revelations that Facebook allowed researchers with direct links to the US Department of Defense to conduct manipulative experiments on its users by influencing their news feeds, new reports have emerged detailing how the Pentagon is funding dozens more studies into how to influence and control social media.
Reporters with The London Guardian reveal that DARPA,...
9 July 2014 11:09
Sheikh Naim Qassem, a top Hezbullah official, says the US is sponsoring the radical group of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant which is dividing the region and push it into chaos. "ISIL is an American trademark adopted and sponsored by America ... and its first mission is to divide the region and draw it in sectarian war and chaos,”...
6 July 2014 13:48
In her book “The New Muslims of Post-Conquest Iran: Tradition, Memory, and Conversion,” Sarah Bowen Savant talks about Iran’s conversion to Islam in the ninth to eleventh centuries, focusing on the historical consciousness of Iranians at the time.
It emphasizes the importance of a shared history for groups and traces the remolding of Iranian history and identity in the light of...
7 June 2014 15:32
Renowned Iranian woman director Marzieh Boroumand has won top award at the 2014 International Ecological Television Festival in Russia.
Boroumand was honored with the Golden Award of the 18th edition of the festival titled To Save and Preserve.
She received the Jury Special Award of the Other Look section of the event for her film The Angel.
The Angel was inspired from the...
12 May 2014 15:25
Iran is planning to hold the 11th edition of Bismillah International Festival in the capital city of Tehran at the holy month of Ramadan.
The festival will be held at the Economic Cooperation Organization’s Cultural Institute (ECI) as well as Niavaran Cultural Complex in Tehran, the festival’s secretary Mohammad Reza Kamarei announced.
The event is scheduled to host various Qur’anic artworks created...
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