27 May 2015 10:02
Tehran hosted the 32nd International Quran Competition From May 15 to 23, 2015.
Memorization and recitation of verses from the holy Quran are viewed as an art-form, with the annual event attracting more and more enthusiasts.
The event brought together participants from almost all Islamic countries, providing a unique opportunity for people from different races across the continents to assemble in a...
25 May 2015 17:24
The lives of Nobel prize-winning mathematician John Nash and his wife were claimed by a car crash in New Jersey.
The Princeton University mathematician and his wife, Alicia, were killed when their taxi crashed in New Jersey on Saturday, according to the US police.
Nash, 86, and his 82-year-old wife were riding in a taxi near Monroe Township on the New Jersey Turnpike when...
13 May 2015 10:41
One reason why dieting is hard is that people make plans to change what they eat based on what they think, rather than how they feel, a new study suggests.
The researchers found that people in the study generally...
12 May 2015 15:31
International Exhibition of Flowers and Plants Underway in Tehran
The ۱۳th International Exhibition of Flowers and Plants is underway in Iranian capital, Tehran, from May ۱۱ to ۱۵.
7 May 2015 16:40
The set of Muhammad (PBUH) directed by Majid Majidi ©IRNA
The 39th edition of Montreal World Film Festival will open with Muhammad (PBUH), directed by the Iranian filmmaker, Majid Majidi.
Majidi and a number of his cast and crew members will also attend the world premiere of his latest film in Canada.
The Canadian festival’s president, Serge Losique, has described Majidi’s epic...
29 April 2015 10:58
In the fourth day of the 33rd Fajr International Film Festival (FIFF), the press conference of the film “Mountain Queen” was held with its director, Sadyk Sher-Niyaz, from Kyrgyzstan and Hossein Eidizadeh, Iranian Film critic, in attendance.
According to the public relations office of the 33rd FIFF, the Kyrgyz director said that he had enjoyed watching the Iranian film 'Closer', saying...
26 April 2015 13:30
The international section of the 33rd Fajr Film Festival has been inaugurated in Tehran.
This year, the festival was split into two sections in order to promote international participation, said the festival director, Alireza Rezadad, during an opening ceremony held in the Iranian capital on Saturday.
This is the first time in the festival history that the international films have been given...
4 April 2015 20:49
A teachers’ union in the UK has warned against the use of unqualified staff n schools saying it is jeopardizing children’s education.
According to a report by NASUWT, the numbers of unqualified teachers were increasing, with more than 60 percent of the 4,600 members questioned saying they were working alongside staff who had not completed their training.
Two thirds respondents also told...
4 April 2015 19:18
Young children in England are suffering from panic attacks and some are even self harming due to the overwhelming pressure and focus now placed on tests and exams.
One teacher said: "...I had a Year 6 pupil turn to physical self-harming which she attributed to the pressure she felt to achieve a level similar to that of her peers, and to...
18 March 2015 16:44
Some 400-year-old remains of renowned Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes has been found in a tomb in a convent in Spain’s capital, Madrid.
While there has been no genetic confirmation, forensic anthropologists said investigators’ year-long search led them to believe that Cervantes’ bones were among the remains of 15 bodies found in the crypt of the Barefoot Trinitarians.
“According to all the...
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