15 February 2015 19:57
"I didn't know I am the daughter of Hezbollah Military Chief. I miss his lovely silence, his presence and his charm. I loved starring at him. I often feel that I need to restore this scene and this moment. These are Men of Allah," Fatema Imad Moughnieh told Al-Manar Website.
Hajj Imad Moughnieh's daughter Fatema In the first interview with a...
13 February 2015 9:42
The 33rd edition of Iran's Fajr International Film Festival has come to an end with "Crazy" by the renowned Abolhasan Davoodi winning the Best Director and the Best Film awards.
Produced by Bita Mansuri, Crazy received 11 nominations, including best film, best director for Abolhassan Davudi, best actress for Tannaz Tabatabaii, best cinematographer, best screenplay and best music.
Iran’s Fajr Film...
9 February 2015 15:47
The first part of a trilogy on the life of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), filmed in Iran, was screened for the first time on Monday in Tehran.
The movie was screened in a special ceremony in Tehran with Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Ali Jannati, the adviser to Iran's president, Hesam al-Din Ashena, Head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting...
18 January 2015 21:03
Researchers say that the eyes of a type of a tiny deep-sea crustacean are comprised of two rows of 16 distinct red retinas to see better in the dark.
According to Smithsonian Science website, a detailed study into the marine crustacean Paraphronima gracilis’ unique eye was published in the Current Biology journal on Thursday, by its lead author Jamie Baldwin Fergus.
7 January 2015 16:37
Sunni’ism and Shi’ism are the two major branches of Islam. Shias make up the majority of the population in Iran, Iraq, and Bahrain, and a politically significant minority in Lebanon.
A good approximation is that somewhere between 70 to 80 percent of the 1.6 billion Muslims in the world are Sunnis.
Iran’s population, in contrast to the Muslim World, has overwhelmingly more...
16 November 2014 16:46
Celebrated Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi has been named as the president of the jury panel at the 33rd Fajr International Film Festival.
The Oscar-nominated director Majidi is slated to head the jury at the upcoming festival in February 2015.
As an internationally acclaimed film director and screenwriter, Majidi has produced films depicting many themes and genres.
Born in 1959, Majidi started his...
16 November 2014 16:32
Iran plans to offer the historical Alamut Fortress to UNESCO for a possible inscription on the World Heritage list of the UN organization.
Located in Alamut region in Iran’s Qazvin Province, the castle is a mountain structure built on a massive rock in an altitude of 2,100 meters above sea level.
The fabled ruin of Alamut Castle owns historical significance dating...
12 November 2014 0:04
Iranian short animation, The Kitten, directed by Shiva Sadeq-Assadi, has been screened at the 2014 Klik! Amsterdam Animation Festival in the Netherlands.
The 11-mintue animation was projected at the 7th edition of the festival as Iran’s only representative.
The film depicts the world of a little girl whose parents are unresponsive to their daughter’s emotions and dreams.
The Kitten competed with other works...
9 November 2014 11:37
Iranian director Behrouz Bagheri’s animated short film, The Hard Dream, has bagged award at the 7th Annual Noor Iranian Film Festival (NIFF) in Los Angeles.
Bagheri’s second production in short films, The Hard Dream, received the Best Animation award of the festival.
The drama depicts the story of a robot, working in a repair garage, who wishes to become a human.
4 November 2014 11:41
Tasua services are held a day before the anniversary of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (PBUH), the grandson of Prophet Mohammad.
Millions of black-clad mourners have been holding ceremonies across Iran as well as Iraq, Pakistan, Azerbaijan Republic and Lebanon. Mourning processions will also be held in Europe, America and Africa later in the day.
During Muharram, Iranian people across the country...
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