Iranian Literature

Iran readers club talks about poverty alleviation in China

An online activity of Overseas Chinese Literature Readers Club was held in Iran on July 26, 2022. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn] An online activity of the Overseas Chinese Literature Readers’ Club was held in Iran on Tuesday. The activity invited more than 30 people, including local publishers, translators, cultural figures …

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Literary notes: Baloch lexicography and new dictionary in four languages ​​- Journal

MANSEL Longworth Dames (1850-1922) was a strange type: he learned several oriental languages, like Balochi and Pashto; wrote books on the Baloch race, Baloch history, Baloch language and folklore; took part in the Second Anglo-Afghan War; studied Buddhist art; collected Buddhist relics (although he eventually took these relics to the …

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Pakistan, Iran can benefit from each other’s experience: minister

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Pakistan, HE Seyyed Mohammad Ali Hosseini met with the Federal Minister of Science and Technology, Agha Hassan Baloch, in Islamabad on Thursday. Senior ministry officials, including science adviser Zain ul Abidin, also attended the meeting. Agha Hassan Baloch welcomed …

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Effective topical tranexamic acid for epistaxis

Topical tranexamic acid is effective for epistaxis, reducing the need for anterior nasal packing and bleeding levels after 24 hours Use of topical tranexamic acid in an emergency department (ED) for the treatment of epistaxis reduces the need for anterior nasal packing, the rate of stay in the ED greater …

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An Elegant and Intricate Mosaic – The Shillong Times

By Vikas Datta One of the oldest, most dynamic and yet still thriving literary traditions in the world, its impact spans centuries and continents. If it were only known for its medieval – but still popular – Sufi mystical poets, its national epic that spans mythology to recorded history, or …

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A skeptical story — Celts used as mythological political scapegoats – The Irish Times

The Celts: A Skeptical History Author: Simon Jenkins ISBN-13: 978-1788168809 Editor: Profile Books Guide price: £16.99 This is a brazen political polemic whose aim appears to be against further separation of the constituent nations from the UK. While the author argues that “decentralization pays off,” he chose an area as …

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Binance Iran Crypto Trading Us Sanctions Ban

Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange by daily trading volumes, continued to allow trading by Iran-based clients despite US sanctions as well as a self-announced ban by the company on trading in the region. Seven traders told Reuters that despite the sanction and ban, Binance continued to process transactions as …

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Yasuj will host a national tribal festival

TEHRAN – The national tribal festival of Kuch, dedicated to ethnic culture, is to be inaugurated on Sunday in Yasuj, the capital of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad province in southwestern Iran, announced the provincial head of the tourism. One of the main aims of holding this festival is to revive the …

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“It was way too late”: Sam Asghari opens up about his marriage to Britney Spears

DUBAI: Almost 10 years ago, Egyptian filmmaker Ali El-Arabi, the award-winning documentary filmmaker behind ‘Captains of Zaatari,’ which hits Netflix this month, made a promise. He was in the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, the largest temporary settlement for displaced Syrians in the world, and a teenager he had just …

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Firouzja on tilt? Bullet-chess spree in the middle of the candidates tournament

Back to his ball roots After ten rounds, Alireza Firouzja is tied for 6th to 8th place in the Candidates Tournament in Madrid. So far, the youngster has lost three games and beaten Richard Rapport, and is out of contention for the top spot. Last year, the Iranian-born star reached …

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The UN chief insists on the removal of unilateral American sanctions. Iran

Speaking on Tuesday during his 13th report on the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 2231, he highlighted the lifting of unilateral US sanctions against Iran, the implementation of the JCPOA and the exploitation by Iran of its economic advantages. The periodic meeting of the UN Security Council will be …

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Validation of the Thai version of the Female Genital Self-Image Scale (FGSIS) | BMC Women’s Health

Setting This study was conducted at the Outpatient Clinic of Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ramathibodi Hospital Faculty of Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand, between December 2020 and January 2021. The validation procedure included two phases: ( 1) translation and (2) testing of psychometric properties. Translation of phase 1 The …

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The Untold Truth of Maggie Gyllenhaal

Since Maggie and her brother Jake Gyllenhaal are known to the public, she insists there is no sibling rivalry between them. “He’s one of my best friends and I absolutely adore him,” she said in 2014, which The Guardian called “one of her running responses.” When asked about Jake’s comments …

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Indian teachers of Persian language and literature visit Imam Reza holy shrine

A group of professors of Persian language and literature from the best Indian universities of Lucknow, Bhagalpur and Khajeh Mu’in al-Din Chishti paid a visit to the central library and the museum of the holy shrine. AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): A group of professors of Persian language and literature from …

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Ancient Jewish text preserves real-world remedies

People usually turn to rabbis for spiritual guidance, but the Babylonian Talmud, a collection of traditions produced by Jews living in ancient Persia, 224-651 CE, also contains a lot of medical knowledge, according to a new book by a Cornell author. In “Medicine in the Talmud: Natural and Supernatural Therapies …

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Mauritanian President and Saudi Foreign Minister discuss development and economic relations

MIDAN: More than 200 publishers and other related organizations are taking part in the first Madinah Book Fair, which kicked off at the King Salman bin Abdulaziz Exhibition and Conference Center on Thursday. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Mohammed Hassan Alwan, CEO of the event’s organizer, the Commission for Literature, …

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The La Gacilly photo festival honors the works of Iranian photographers

TEHRAN — The works of four Iranians are exhibited at the La Gacilly Photo Festival, a vast international outdoor exhibition held annually in the city in northwestern France. Collections from Maryam Firuzi, Gohar Dashti, Ebrahim Noruzi, Hashem Shakeri and photographers from around the world will be on display at the …

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Investigation of maternal and perinatal outcomes in a population of Iranian pregnant women infected with COVID-19

Pregnancy is considered a special immunological situation. During pregnancy, the maternal immune system is supposed to establish and maintain tolerance to the fetus which is considered an allogeneic graft, while it must preserve the ability to protect against pathogens. Therefore, systemic and local immune responses must be finely regulated during …

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Day in photos: June 11, 2022

Find the news of the day in photos from India and the world for June 11, 2022 Updated: June 11, 2022 6:44 PM 135 Security on alert in Prayagraj | Photo PTI Charred remains of police vehicles, a day after clashes during a protest against BJP leaders’ now-suspended remark on …

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UCSB Names Winners of Thomas More Storke Award and Other Major Awards | UCSB

As launch week officially begins at UC Santa Barbara, the university has announced the recipients of its most prestigious student honors, given for academic achievement, extraordinary service, and personal courage and perseverance. • Emily Elizabeth Lopez won the Thomas More Storke Excellence Award, the campus’ highest honor, for her outstanding …

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The Museum of Islamic Art in Berlin will examine Iranian sculptor Parviz Tanavoli’s “Heech”

TEHRAN — The iconic Heech series by Iranian sculptor Parviz Tanavoli will be examined in an online session on June 16 at the Museum of Islamic Art in Berlin. In the introduction, Stefan Weber, director of the Museum of Islamic Art, will talk about a work from the Heech series, …

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Remote Summer Series: On The Table – Announcements

This summer, the MIT List Visual Arts Center presents a series of distance programs with six artist-designed menus that cater to what’s “on the table” when it comes to sharing a meal today. Participating artists include Lexie Smith, Seitu Ken Jones, Jon Rubin & Habibullah Sorosh, Lexa Walsh, Asunción Molinos …

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Imam Khomeini Imam of yesterday, today and tomorrow: Leader

TEHRAN (IQNA) – Islamic Revolution leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei says Imam Khomeini is not yesterday’s imam, but he is also today’s imam today and tomorrow. Addressing a ceremony held Saturday at the Imam Khomeini Mausoleum to mark the 33rd anniversary of the death of the founder of the Islamic …

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A Cute Cairo Dating That’s More Than It Seems

Two people meet and their lives are changed forever. This is the oldest and perhaps the most universal story. If an Egyptian does not speak English begins when Noor, an Egyptian American returning to Egypt in search of meaning and culture, meets an unnamed Egyptian whose hopes and dreams have …

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Iranian elamitologist honored by UNESCO

TEHRAN – On Friday, the Iranian National Commission for UNESCO held a ceremony at the National Museum of Iran in downtown Tehran to commemorate veteran researcher and elamitologist Abdolmajid Arfaei. Titled “Faces to the Sun,” the event was held to honor Arfaei for his lifetime achievement in translating ancient languages, …

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“The voice of many”: Behrouz Boochani’s journey to freedom

If you say “boats” in Australia, everyone knows what you mean. Boats still occupy an important place in the Australian imagination, or in Australian nightmares. They are always on the horizon, always a political weapon to be deployed at the right time. Take last Saturday’s federal election. After voting in …

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Raising Women’s Awareness of Ovarian Cancer Risk Factors and Symptoms in Western Iran in 2020-2021 | BMC Women’s Health

This cross-sectional, descriptive and analytical study was conducted on women from Kermanshah and Kurdistan provinces, Iran, from September 2020 to June 2021. Participants in this study were selected based on the multistage sampling methods and networked. First, a list of towns and villages in the provinces of Kermanshah and Kurdistan …

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Will the FIFA World Cup help bridge the gaps between Iran and the United States?

At a time when tensions between Iran and the West are high and the fate of the 2015 nuclear deal hangs in the balance, an upcoming sporting fixture resembling what pundits call “ping-diplomacy” pong” revitalizes the hope that there are still opportunities to close the gaps. between the two sides. …

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Dalal Abbas’ book on influential Andalusian women hits Iranian bookstores

TEHRAN — Lebanese scholar Dalal Abbas’ 2019 book on influential women under Arab rule in Andalusia has been published in Persian. Sorush is the publisher of “Andalusian Women” translated into Persian by Musa Bidaj, a renowned Iranian translator of Arabic literature. The book is considered a reference for many researchers …

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Kanoon’s Iranian Nominations for ALMA 2023 Announced

TEHRAN – The Iranian Institute for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (IIDCY-Kanoon) announced its nominees for the 2023 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) on Tuesday. Thus, the writer Hamidreza Shahabadi and the illustrator Reza Dalvand will compete for the prestigious prize awarded each year by the Swedish government …

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74 heatstroke response camps set up in Sargodha – Latest News – The Nation

SARGODHA – Sargodha district administration has initially set up ‘heat stroke response camps’ at 74 locations in the district to provide medical facilities for heatwave affected patients in view of the current heatwave. According to the district administration spokesperson, 17 heatstroke intervention camps have been set up in Sargodha tehsil, …

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Remembering some of the 1 million Americans lost to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

Judy Woodruff: Margie was 71 years old. Freddie Perez de Tagle loved to sing, whether in his church choir or just answering the phone, his son told us. He moved from the Philippines to Toledo, Ohio in his twenties to be with his wife, Priscilla. A devoted grandfather, Freddie loved …

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“Shutrodhor” by Zahid Newaz: a journey through our time

Shutrodhor (Abishkar Publication, 2021) begins with the disappearance of Anwar Ali. The sky blue shirt he wore the day he disappeared ends up at Rosario Automatic Dry Cleaners, linking dry cleaner owner Rosie to Anwar Ali’s son Saikat Hassan. The story that begins with a mystifying air, evoking endless possibilities, …

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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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