Iranian Literature

What to do in Madison this week: Dear Evan Hansen, Read(y) to Wear, and more – Isthmus

John DeDakis, Monday 9 May, Leopold’s Books Bar Caffe, 7 p.m.: Journalists and politicians in Washington, DC, seem to be able to mount thriving side careers as mystery writers. Is this something about DC politics? (It’s not a serious question. Of course it is!) John DeDakis, former White House correspondent …

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J&K police recover incriminating material and sensitive papers in raids

The raids carried out in parts of the city of Jammu related to a case registered in 2007 after objectionable and sensitive slogans were shouted during the visit of Hurriyat leader Sayeed Ali Shah Geelani Police carried out raids in Gujjar Nagar and Dalpatian Mohalla in Jammu and recovered several …

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Evaluation of the Chinese version of the Constipation Scoring System in Chinese women with pelvic organ prolapse

It was designed as a prospective study approved by the Peking University People’s Hospital Ethics Committee (Ethics Number: 2019PHB273-01). Patients with pelvic organ prolapse were recruited on an outpatient basis at Peking University People’s Hospital from May 2019 to January 2021. All research was performed in accordance with relevant guidelines …

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Tribal festival aims to elevate tourism in Lorestan

TEHRAN – Lorestan is preparing to host its fifth edition of the tribal festival aimed at contributing to the development of tourism in Iran’s western province. “The 5th Ethnic Culture Festival will be held at the historic Falak-ol-Aflak complex from May 8 to 12,” CHTN said on Saturday, citing the …

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Bollywood is under serious threat from Bharatiya cinema – and that’s good news-Opinion News, Firstpost

The success of ‘Pushpa: The Rise’, ‘RRR’ and ‘KGF2’ in 2022 brought about a paradigm shift in the Bharat film industry The democratization of the cinematic space is one of the most refreshing changes of recent times. Bollywood’s monopolization of cinematic space, mostly in the Hindi core, has been broken …

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How the Indian subcontinent discovered and appropriated the Persian khagina

On a chilly evening, we sat in the courtyard of my great-uncle’s house in Raniganj, listening to stories of life around the collieries, while plump brinjals and succulent tomatoes sat on the glowing embers of a clay oven in the corner. As the skins of the vegetables wrinkled and charred, …

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3 new audiobooks to listen to now

At some point, a very long time ago, our ancestors discovered that they had the free time and the intellectual ability to tell stories. These stories may have started out as mere entertainment or as an attempt to explain the unexplainable, but over time they grew in complexity. Soon our …

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MEPs hail Iran’s negotiating team in Vienna

TEHRAN — A number of senior Iranian lawmakers have praised Iran’s negotiating team in Vienna for its groundbreaking approach to the West. Mohammad Javad Karimi Ghoddousi, a member of Iran’s parliament’s national security and foreign policy committee, said Iran’s negotiating team had shown a toughness rarely seen against the West. …

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How Skylight Became One of LA’s Most Beloved Bookstores

This story is part of Lit City, our comprehensive guide to the literary geography of Los Angeles. Rows of Indian laurel fig trees line the streets of Los Feliz village, home to a historic cluster of cafes, bars, restaurants, local clothing shops and a flagship bookstore. Wedged between a neighborhood …

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Durham University asks professors to consider the race of mathematicians before trusting their work – JONATHAN TURLEY

We previously discussed the view of the University of Rhode Island and graduate director of history Erik Loomis that “science, statistics, and technology are all inherently racist.” Others agreed with this view, including denouncing math as racist or a “tool of whiteness”. Now, as part of its “decolonization” efforts, Durham …

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8th Int. Conference on Rumi and Shams-i Tabrizi scheduled for September 29 and 30

TEHRAN — The 8th International Conference on Rumi and Shams-i Tabrizi will be held on September 29-30, organizers announced on Thursday. The city council and municipality of Khoy in West Azerbaijan province hold the conference annually in the city, home to Shams’ tomb, with contributions from Iran’s National Commission for …

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Inside Darius Danesh’s Life After Pop Idol Fame

DARIUS Danesh became a household name after rising to fame following his success on Pop Idol in 2001. This year marks the competition show’s 20th anniversary, and to celebrate, ITV is bringing back a unique reunion special. 4 He came third in Pop Idol in 2002Credit: PA: Press Association 4 …

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A list of books for teenagers who refuse to be told what they can’t read | KCUR 89.3

For more stories like this, subscribe to Real Humans on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you get podcasts. Toni Morrison once called the practice of banning books a “purist, yet elementary type of censorship designed to appease adults rather than educate children”. Morrison was opposing a proposed “Huckleberry Finn” …

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Beware the resurgence of Russophobia | Russia–Ukraine War

“Vladimir Putin loves Fyodor Dostoyevsky,” I read in an article recently. “A careful reading of the legendary author’s texts reveals that the feeling could have been mutual.” Shortly after, I also read that in Italy a university had canceled a literature course on Dostoyevsky regarding the Ukrainian crisis. If the …

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Mehdi Ghadyanloo Gagosian New York Iran Exhibition

Mehdi Ghadyanloo is an Iranian painter, sculptor and printmaker best known for his surreal renderings that draw on his childhood experiences with war and displacement. Between 2004 and 2011, Ghadyanloo created more than a hundred trompe-l’oeil murals on buildings across Tehran and became the first artist since the 1979 Iranian …

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A Kashmiri bemoans the Kashmiri file division scheme

Although The Kashmir Files is based on a true story, the creators definitely used artistic freedom to make it more “dramatic” for cinematic consumption. The film is really long and slow, but what keeps the engagement going are the wonderful and moving performances of Anupam Kher and Darshan Kumar, who …

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Who are Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, Anoosheh Ashoori and Morad Tahbaz? | Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, 44, was born and raised in Tehran and studied English literature at the capital’s university before becoming an English teacher. After a devastating earthquake in Iran in 2003, she went to work as a translator as part of the relief effort for the Japan International Cooperation …

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Reading challenges are on the rise, in part thanks to social media

The time, thought and effort that English teachers and librarians devote to their work is not random, says Deborah Caldwell-Stone, director of the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom. “They have college degrees, they care very deeply about the work they do, and to suggest that a few people’s …

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Tehran Museum Discovers Treasure of Iranian Artwork on Nezami Ganjavi

TEHRAN – The Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art (TMCA) is hosting an exhibition featuring a collection of Iranian artworks on Persian poet Nezami Ganjavi. The museum has also borrowed works of art from collectors for the showcase titled “Panj Ganj” (“Five Treasures”). Opening on Saturday evening with a special musical …

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Culture mobilizes for Ukraine in Berlin | Arts | DW

After a minute of silence, the national anthem of Ukraine sounded Sunday morning at the Berlin State Opera in the city center. The event was part of a “Concert for Peace” aimed at raising humanitarian aid for Ukraine, supported by donations from the European Central Bank and the German Central …

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A MONUMENTAL PANEL IN SELJOUK STUCCO

The tally of surviving figurative wall decoration from the medieval Islamic world is scant. Tantalizing fragments have survived which offer an occluded indication of the wealth that must once have existed, among which two regions and periods stand out for their achievements in stucco decoration. The first is the Near …

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A Life Well Read – Progressive.org

In October 2016, the two nations to which Azar Nafisi belonged were in critical condition. His native Iran was brutally suppressing widespread protests while his adopted country, the United States, was about to elect a psychopath as president. So she decided to write a letter to her father, Ahmad Nafisi. …

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New crisis in Iran

TEHRAN – For literature lovers in sanctions-stricken Iran, a new novel has long provided brief respite from a crushing economic crisis triggered by international pressure imposed on Tehran’s disputed nuclear program. But now getting lost in a good book is getting harder and harder as cash-strapped publishers struggle with soaring …

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February 25 Letters to the Editor | Opinion

Two years ago I caught the classic COVID-19. Five days later, not knowing I was sick, I played ice hockey wearing a mask just as peak symptoms began. The next day I felt much better but took the PCR test anyway, only to find out 48 hours later that I …

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Iraj Pezeshkzad, author of classic Iranian novel, dies at 94

But Professor Abbas Milani, a historian and director of Iranian studies at Stanford University, said the book eclipsed Mr Pezeshkzad’s more serious writing, including his scholarly research into literature by Persian poets Hafez and Saadi. Mr Pezeshkzad, he said, wanted his literary and non-fiction work to receive equal attention. This …

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Towards a Vishva Sahithya | Sunday Observer

Concepts of nation, race, religion, caste and political ideals have always divided people, all of whom are children of Mother Earth. Our true Homeland is Mother Earth. We are all one family. But we all speak over 6,000 languages. The day when we will all be able to speak, read …

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Kansas City YA author worries what kids lose when books — like his — are banned | KCUR 89.3

For more stories like this, subscribe to Real Humans on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you get podcasts. Kansas City author Adib Khorram tries not to obsessively watch where his books have been banned. “I don’t think it’s really a badge of honor,” he says. “And I tend to …

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Bulgarian director Elena Panayotova hails Ferdowsi’s efforts to maintain the Persian language

TEHRAN — Bulgarian theater director Elena Panayotova has hailed the efforts made by Persian poet Ferdowsi more than a millennium ago to protect Persian from the threats of foreign languages. She is in Tehran to stage her latest production “Shahnameh: A Zal Story” based on a story from Ferdowsi Shahnameh’s …

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The National Library of Israel’s Arabic digital resources find audiences across the region

LONDON: In the wake of the Abraham Accords, the Middle East is changing rapidly, and the success of a bridge-building initiative by the National Library of Israel testifies to a growing thirst for cross-cultural collaboration and understanding. In the summer of 2020, Arab News reported that the National Library of …

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ISIS after the American strike

On Thursday morning, President Joe Biden made a celebratory announcement: Hajji Abdullah, the leader of the terrorist group Islamic State, died in a raid by US special operations troops in northwestern Syria. The raid, Biden said, was “a testament to America’s reach and ability to take out terrorist threats no …

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Atatürk opened an artificial silk factory in Gemlik

Atatürk Acti Artificial Silk Factory January 31 is the 31st day of the year according to the Gregorian calendar. The number of days left before the end of the year is 334. Railways January 31, 1927 The hotel and restaurant Patisserie at Ankara station opens. January 31, 2009 Şişhane and …

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Asian Film Festivals in 2022 – The Reel Bits

The past two years have made us think about what the future of film festivals could be. After all, global festivals have evolved so much over the past few years that they might need to take a Dramamine for motion sickness. Yet cinema always finds a way. As we look …

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Virus-ravaged Iran finds brief respite with mass vaccination

Tehran, Iran – As much of the world sees vaccination slow and infections soar with the spread of omicron, Iran has found rare, albeit fleeting, respite from anxiety and trauma of the pandemic. After successive waves of the virus hit the country for nearly two years, a belated mass vaccination …

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Foods that science says will help you live longer

If you think whole grains is a term used only for cereals and breads, think again. Whole grains also include delicious foods like popcorn, oats, and quinoa. And researchers are finding promising new evidence suggesting that these foods may promote longevity by preventing cardiovascular disease, according to Live Science. In …

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AhlulBayt World Assembly Publications Participate in 2nd Tehran Virtual Book Fair

With its latest publications in different languages, AhlulBayt (as) World Assembly Publications is participating in the 2nd Tehran Virtual Book Fair. AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): With its latest publications in different languages, the publications of the World Assembly of AhlulBayt (as) participate in the 2n/a Tehran Virtual Book Fair. The …

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“Spring Flower” From Iran’s Sweet Story Collection Has Arrived

The collection of Iranian sweet stories which are published by Mehrak Publication, has reached its thirteenth book. The thirteenth book is called “Spring Flower” and it was rewritten from the book “Zahr al-Rubaye” by Majid Molla Mohammadi, a writer and poet for children and adolescents. Earlier, another book from this …

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Excruciating pain in man’s penis turns out to be a rare side effect of COVID

Excruciating pain in a man’s penis has been blamed on COVID infection, as doctors warned of the rare side effect. Writing in a medical journal, the Iranian team described how the virus caused blood to clot in the poor man’s tree. The unnamed man had suffered from penile pain for …

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AhlulBayt World Assembly staff should have Intl. point of view on their activities

Stressing the need for an international perspective on the activities of the Assembly, the Secretary General of the World Assembly of AhlulBayt (as) added: “International institutions cannot be managed from a purely Iranian perspective. The supreme leader of the revolution told one of the international institutions: “In the activities, you …

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Shahrud’s centuries-old public baths are being restored

TEHRAN — The historic Chahar-Suq public bath in Shahrud, in the north-central province of Semnan, has undergone rehabilitation works, Shahrud’s tourism chief has announced. The project involves repairing the ceiling and staircase as well as reinforcing the foundations and walls, Hamidreza Hassani said on Saturday. A budget of 500 million …

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A Scheherazade for our time

SHAHRZAD AND THE ANGRY KINGBy Nahid Kazemi Angry kings swarm literature. In “The Epic of Gilgamesh”, the oldest poem that has come down to us, the inhabitants of Uruk implore the gods to save them from the rapes and pillages of their ruler. In “One Thousand and One Nights”, Sultan …

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The poetic humanism of Iranian cinema

Iranian screenwriter and director Asghar Farhadi won Iran’s first Oscar in 2012, and a decade later his last feature film, A herois now one of the main contenders for the title of best international film. Such recognition for Iranian films is neither new nor unusual, as the country has always …

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A brilliant year: Alireza Firouzja’s ascent to the top

The real deal Six years ago, at the end of January 2016, we told you about the surprising victory of a 12-year-old in the Iranian championship. A smiling kid Alireza Firouzja had just scored 8 points in a 12-player round robin to become National Champion with a tournament rating performance …

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After COVID poet dies in Iranian prison, activists accuse Tehran

PARIS (AFP) – Dissident Iranian poet and filmmaker Baktash Abtin died in custody in Tehran after falling ill with COVID-19, human rights groups said on Saturday, angrily accusing republic leaders Islamic cause of his death. “Baktash Abtin has passed away,” the Iranian Writers Association (IWA) said in a statement broadcast …

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“Augustine: The Confessions” in Iranian bookstores

TEHRAN – Iranian publisher Chatrang recently published a Persian translation of “Augustine: The Confessions” by Gillian Clark. Reza Alizadeh is the translator of the book, originally published in 2005. Augustine’s “Confessions”, written at the end of the 4th century AD, are a highly significant text in the history of European …

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Iranian films win big at LIFFT India Awards

TEHRAN – Iranian films were among the top winners of the Literature Illusion Film Frames Television and Theater (LIFFT) India Awards, winning fourteen awards. The LIFFT India Awards, which have been held online for the second year in a row due to the COVID-19 pandemic, announced the winners on December …

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Prominent Arab critic and former Egyptian Minister of Culture Gaber Asfour dies

Asfour was professor of Arabic literature at the University of Cairo. Image Credit: Provided Dubai: Famous professor of Arabic literature and former Egyptian Minister of Culture Gaber Asfour died on Friday after battling illness. He was 77 years old. Dr Asfour was admitted to intensive care a few days ago …

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Srinagar: city of crafts and folk arts

In November 2021, Srinagar was nominated as part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) and thus entered the club of 295 Creative Cities Networks around the world. After Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Varanasi and Jaipur, Srinagar is the sixth Indian city to obtain this distinction for different categories. UNESCO this …

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Persian poet Rudaki is the product of the Samanid economic and cultural boom, says literary man

TEHRAN – Rudaki Neder Karimian expert says the poet who is considered the father of Persian poetry is the product of the economic and cultural boom and political splendor that Iran experienced during the Samanid dynasty more than of a millennium. Speaking at a meeting held at Vahdat Hall in …

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Women’s earnings in 2021 are testament to its successes – ANHA | HAWARNEWS

Amid successive events in northern and eastern Syria, a major role for women has emerged in closely monitoring the situation and finding a way out for women so that they do not fall under the direct influence. , as women in any conflict and war receive the bulk of violations, …

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Middle East: positive steps needed to restore calm

Footballers with diametrically opposed views on homosexuality and alcohol consumption have sparked heated controversy over Islamic mores and human and labor rights in Qatar’s home stretch ahead of the FIFA World Cup. next year’s football world. Two things emerge from the controversy beyond the specific arguments put forward by the …

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Why is Hafez’s Divan the only book Iranians use for divination?

TEHRAN – The Divan of Hafez composed by Shams ad-Din Mohammad, the famous Persian lyric poet better known as Hafez, is the only book that Iranians use for divination on various occasions, including the celebration of the night of Yalda. “Why Hafez’s couch? A lot of people may ask. The …

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The longest night: Celebration of the Iranian festival of Yalda

The ancient Persian custom of marking the winter solstice continues in diaspora communities around the world, including summer New Zealand. In a few days, my family and friends will be gathering to celebrate Shab-eh Yalda (the longest night), an Iranian holiday that predates Islam by over a thousand years. It …

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Chinese stories read live on Instagram by Iranian scholars

The event was also attended by Kambiz Manouchehrian and Ebrahim Amel Mehrabi, the translators of the books ‘Little Castle’, ‘Within the Walls’, ‘Straw House’ and ‘A Valley Haunted by Wild Bees’ in Tehran on December 10, 2021. The initiative began when, like Scheherazade in “A Thousand and One Nights,” Iranian …

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Dubov faces criticism in Russia after working for Carlsen

Treason? Few countries are as proud of the achievements of their athletes as Russia. Following a practice of the Soviet era, when the royal game was used as a symbol of intellectual superiority, the Russian government often gets involved (at least symbolically) when a representative of the country or the …

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Iranian students awarded for reading Pushkin’s Russian poems

Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin was a Russian poet, playwright and novelist of the Romantic era. He is considered by many to be the greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literature. Pushkin was born into Russian nobility in Moscow. He published his first poem at the age of 15 …

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A bell rings – VirginiaLiving.com

Professor and poet Randolph-Macon Kaveh Akbar reflects on the current stage of his life. His first complete collection, Call a wolf a wolf, dealt with the struggles of addiction and isolation linked to such disorders. It’s no surprise that Akbar turned to religion (well, spirituality to say the least) after …

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Will the Democracy Summit examine the role of the United States in perpetuating authoritarianism?

Despite noble intentions, the Biden administration’s Democracy Summit will face tough questions, including why the United States actively supports many authoritarian regimes while imposing sanctions on others, writes Ryan Costello. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken meets with Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Faisal Bin Farhan in Bari, Italy [Getty Images] …

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Nature lovers celebrate daffodils at Semnan festival

TEHRAN – An open-air festival will bring together dozens of nature lovers on Friday to celebrate daffodils, a symbol of the eye in Iranian culture. The festival aims to promote travel to the north-central province, traditional daffodil culture and local rituals and attractions, a local tourism official said on Wednesday. …

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The Kabir Cultural Center announces the winners of the 11th edition of the Montreal South Asian Film Festival

The Kabir Cultural Center has announced the jury winners of the 11th edition of its Montreal South Asian Film Festival (SAFFMontréal). This hybrid format, online and in theaters, offered eclectic and engaging films from November 19 to 28. All films were subtitled in English and French. The festival, supported by …

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President Macron’s visit to Saudi Arabia marks a new era in Franco-Saudi cooperation

“They also stressed the need to limit weapons to legitimate state institutions, and that Lebanon should not be a launching pad for terrorist acts that destabilize the security and stability of the region, or a source of drug traffic. “They also… agreed to establish a Franco-Saudi humanitarian aid mechanism guaranteeing …

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December 3. Timeline of major Kazinform events

NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – The Kazinform Timeline is the one-stop-shop where you can learn about the historical events of December 3rd. Find out what notable events occurred throughout Kazakhstan’s history on December 3. APPOINTMENT International Day of Persons with Disabilities is a day sanctioned by the United Nations and celebrated annually …

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Talking cats, cozy murder mysteries and cyber mages

With November (for Diwali and, this year, the start of Chanukah) in second place, December is one of the most festive months of the year. Several cultural and religious festivals translate into much needed moments to meet up with family and breathe. However, for readers, it’s time to catch up …

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Clarkson Researchers Publish COVID-19 Disinformation Study | County of Saint-Laurent

POTSDAM – A group of professors and student researchers at Clarkson University have published research aimed at assessing disinformation regarding COVID-19 in multiple languages, nations and social media platforms. Golshan Madraki, assistant professor at the David D. Reh School of Business, said the group has been investigating disinformation and disinformation …

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Saudi pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai inaugurates “16 Windows” cultural program

DHAHRAN: For thousands of years, mosques have served as sacred ground for Muslims around the world. But there is more than meets the eye, with the Ithra Islamic Art Conference examining the deeper meaning and spiritual effects that mosques have on their communities. The conference is a collaboration between the …

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Pakistan and the fate of its founding fathers – La Dépêche

Pakistan was created as a result of the division of British India. Then the princely states across India were given the option of choosing one of the dominions, India or Pakistan, to join. This right to join, under the Indian Independence Act of 1947, was limited to leaders only, and …

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Clarkson researchers publish study comparing disinformation about COVID-19 across languages, countries and platforms

A group of professors and student researchers at Clarkson University have published research aimed at assessing disinformation regarding COVID-19 in multiple languages, nations and social media platforms. Golshan Madraki, assistant professor at the David D. Reh School of Business, said the group has been investigating disinformation and disinformation about COVID-19 …

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Creation of an organization to promote Pashtun literature and culture

PESHAWAR: Qaumi Adabi Majlis, a new organization, was launched here on Sunday to promote Pashtun literary culture to boost the image of the Pakhtun community. The organization held its first provincial convention to promote literary and cultural activities across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and beyond. Delegates of writers from Sindh, Balochistan and …

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Publication of joint studies by Iranian and American academics on Russian composer Dmitry Shostakovich

TEHRAN – A book presenting joint studies by Iranian scholar Amir-Hossein Ramezani and American music critic and author David Hurwitz has been published. Ramezani and a large number of academics and musicians, including Nader Mashayekhi, attended a ceremony on Friday evening at Rudaki Hall in Tehran to present the book …

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With the cultural awakening, Egypt is about to enchant the world again

CAIRO: Egypt, land of Tutankhamun, Cleopatra, Naguib Mahfouz and Ahmed Zewail, is experiencing a renaissance of its artistic and cultural scene. A few weeks ago, the 4,500-year-old UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Pyramids of Giza was transformed into a contemporary art platform at “Forever Is Now”. The exhibition, organized …

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All divine prophets came for mercy: Ayatollah Ramazani

The secretary general of the World Assembly of AhlulBayt (as) declared: “All the divine prophets were sent by God for love, peace and the propagation of justice”. AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): The secretary general of the World Assembly of AhlulBayt (as) declared: “All the divine prophets were sent by God …

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Iranian authorities order pastor to return to prison for 5 years

Through Anugrah kumar, Christian Post Contributor | Monday, November 15, 2021 Waving Iranian flag with cityscape on background in Tehran, Iran | Getty images / stock photo Iranian authorities have ordered a pastor of the Church of Iran denomination to return to prison to begin serving a five-year sentence for …

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Hushang Moradi Kermani among ALMA nominees again

TEHRAN – Writer Hushang Moradi Kermani, whose works mainly feature child protagonists from poor and disadvantaged families, has been nominated for the 2022 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Prize (ALMA). Moradi Kermani, who has already been nominated for the prestigious Swedish honor more than five times, received the new nomination from the …

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