Iranian Literature

Why will nations rich in population lead nations rich in knowledge?

The Iranian capital Tehran on Tuesday hosted a major Iran-Russia business forum at the Espinas Palace hotel. Organized by the Iranian Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mining and Agriculture (ICCIMA), the event brought together a 120-member Russian delegation as well as Iranian businessmen and officials, the ICCIMA portal reported. . ICCIMA …

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Your Guide to Cinemondo 2022: A Global Film Series | Cinemondo

“Cinemondo”, which brings cinema from around the world to foreign moviegoers, makes an exciting return with 17 critically acclaimed titles! This year’s selection includes films from many countries around the world, including Japan, Ukraine, France, Cuba, Poland, Romania, Peru and many more. Tune in every Thursday at 9 p.m. ET/PT …

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‘Holy Spider’ Director Ali Abbasi: 5 Movies That Impacted Me

Ali Abbasi knows the exact movie that forever changed his way of seeing cinema. As a college student in Tehran, “I wasn’t interested in movies,” he recalls. “My thing was literature. I always felt like movies were for the masses and cinema wasn’t something I wanted to spend my life …

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Armenian translator Eduard Hakhverdyan receives Sadi literary prize

TEHRAN — Iran has honored Iranian-Armenian poet Eduard Hakhverdyan, who has translated many contemporary Persian literary works into Armenian, with the Sadi Literary Prize. Named after the Persian poet Sadi, the award was established by the Sadi Center for Studies in Shiraz to honor international scholars who have made great …

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Know the political, historical and cultural events that change the world

November 4 marks many historic events that have changed the course of time as we know it. The on this day series captures some of the most important events that have happened around the world. On this day in 2008, November 4, the first African-American president was elected, Barack Obama. …

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‘Bloody Friday’ sheds light on plight of Baluchis in Iran – Middle East Monitor

A month after a brutal massacre, protests continue in Iran’s restive Balochistan region, home to the Baloch-Sunni ethno-religious minority. Six other people, including three children, were reportedly killed on Friday when Iranian security forces opened fire on protesters in Zahedan, the capital of southeastern Sistan and Balochistan province. Previously, security …

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Arman Afifeh – Music is an impure category

Arman Afifeh, music activist, says about music censorship: From the point of view of the Islamic Republic, music is an impure category, because it causes happiness. It is considered a sin to hear a singer’s voice because it excites a man. In Iran, for the past 30 years, listening to …

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Pierre Soulages (1919-2022) – Artforum International

French painter Pierre Soulages, known for his luminous black monochrome paintings, died on October 26 at the age of 102. Characterized in 2014 by then French President François Hollande as “the world’s greatest living artist”, Soulages over a career that spanned more than eight decades focused relentlessly on the ink …

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Kashmir a safe and peaceful place: Iranian official Mohd Rabbani

Kashmir a safe and peaceful place: Iranian official Mohd Rabbani Appreciate the natural beauty of the valley Posted by ANI on Monday, October 24, 2022 Baramulla, October 23: Iranian Embassy Cultural Counselor Dr. Muhammad Ali Rabbani said on Sunday that Kashmir is a safe and peaceful place and appreciated the …

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UN demands end to killings of young people

Reports sent to Iranwire show nationwide anti-government protests continued for their fifth consecutive week across Iran on Monday, October 17. These protests were sparked by the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini while in the custody of vice police last month. The resulting protests became the longest anti-government protests in Iran …

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NON-FICTION: STORIES FROM BALOCHISTAN – Journal

Balochistan: Qadeem Taareekhi TanaazurBy Dr Wahid Bakhsh BuzdarBalochi Academy, QuettaISBN: 978-9696801474430pp. The history of Balochistan and its people has remained a mystery for years. Some link the Baloch people to the Arabs and others to the Iranian and Indian branches of the Aryans. Others believe that the people originated from …

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Women’s Rights Front and Center in Downtown Santa Barbara

On Saturday – exactly a month before Election Day – a rally and march for women’s rights filled a corner of downtown Santa Barbara, with the community showing strong to show solidarity with women in Iran and push voters to use their power at the polls in November. 8. Women’s …

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French actresses support Mahsa Amini protesters in Iran

LONDON — A host of French actresses, including Oscar winners Juliette Binoche and Marion Cotillard, along with human rights activists and a European lawmaker, cut their hair in solidarity with protesters in Iran . The action comes after the high-profile death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish woman, who fell …

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Günter Wallraff: The German who sheltered Salman Rushdie

He is Germany’s most famous investigative journalist: for half a century, Günter Wallraff has been infiltrating to expose human rights violations and criminal activities in big business, factories and the media. Turning 80 this month, he shows no signs of stopping: before his birthday, Günter Wallraff is preparing for his …

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How Iran’s Rich Literature Can Help You Better Understand Today’s Protests

You may have been part of the global outpouring of support for the protests taking place in Iran right now. The images of protests sparked by the death in police custody of Mahsa (Jina) Amini, arrested for loosely wearing her veil, are startling and perhaps unexpected to some. However, there …

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Persian Crafts: Charoq-duzi – Tehran Times

TEHRAN – Iran’s traditional shoes and shoes have beautiful regional names that are unique to each region. In Quchan, North Khorasan Province, Charoq is one of the traditional handicrafts. Charoq is mainly worn by villagers and shepherds. The laces of these shoes are twisted around the ankles of the feet. …

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Education is an issue for Democrats, tax-driven migration and other comments

Liberal: education, a problem for the Democrats “Some proponents of public education and some politicians have shrugged off ‘growing fears’ that public schools cannot meet an acceptable standard,” worries Jessica Grose of The New York Times. They even go so far as to “allay parents’ fears about children falling behind …

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A collection of African folk tales touches the hearts of South African children

Ethnikids, in partnership with Wimpy, has launched a collection of African folk storybooks in the 11 official languages, which school psychologist Seago Maapola says speak to South African children. Maapola said it was shocking that literacy levels in the country were “much lower than they should be”, with nearly 80% …

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Gender and Sexual Diversity in Islamic Art

The common medieval tradition of gender and sexual diversity within Muslim and Arab societies proves how heterogeneous and tolerant practices can thrive. No artistic discipline is more neglected in Islamic civilization than its figurative art, which involves the depiction of humans and animals on any surface. While the Jewish ban …

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Launch of a virtual school for Iranian students abroad

TEHRAN – The Ministry of Education will launch a virtual school for Iranian students residing in other countries, IRNA reported on Sunday. Some Iranians live in areas where there are no schools for them, said Mehdi Fayyazi, head of the Ministry of Education’s center for international affairs and students residing …

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Pronouncing children’s names correctly is important. Here’s how to do it right.

For some students, returning to school with new teachers and classmates can be especially difficult. “As a black kid, I had this experience of people mispronouncing my name,” says author and educator Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow. She has everything from Jamal to Jamalia to Janelle. A teacher called him Jamil. “I always …

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Turkish scholar Ali Temizel awarded Iranian Shahriar Medal

TEHRAN — Turkish scholar Ali Temizel has been awarded the Shahriar Medal, a decoration Iran awards to foreign scholars who have made outstanding contributions to the study of the Persian language. Director of the Mevlana Research Institute of Selcuk University Temizel received the medal from Iranian Ambassador to Ankara Mohammad …

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International conference on Rumi starts today at DU

A three-day international conference titled “Rumi-2022 International Conference” on the theme “Rumi’s Philosophy for a Society of Love, Peace and Humanity” will start today at the University of Dhaka. Minister of Education Dipu Moni will inaugurate the conference as the chief guest today at Senate Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury of …

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3-month Persian language course begins at Punjabi University in Patiala : The Tribune India

Tribune press service Patiala, August 31 In order to give students the opportunity to learn the Persian language, Punjabi University has taken a new initiative. A visiting professor from Iran, Laila Chaman Khan, who works in the United States, will now take Persian lessons at the Bhai Veer …

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Banned Books: ‘The Satanic Verses’ and 6 Other Titles Some People Didn’t Want You to Read

The brutal attack on author Salman Rushdie in New York on August 12 has reignited discussions around censorship in literature. Rushdie’s “The Satanic Verses,” an ambitious work of magical realism, received one of the strongest and longest-lasting backlashes in literary history for its treatment of Islamic tradition. Its release in …

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Children ‘go to bed hungry’ in bankrupt Sri Lanka, UN says

‘There’s nothing left’: In flood-ravaged southern Pakistan, residents are desperate for help QUETTA: Hussain Bakhsh, displaced from his village in the southwest district of Jaffarabad in Pakistan after his house was washed away by floods, has been living with 20 relatives in makeshift accommodation on a highway for more than …

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French-Tunisian model Kenza Fourati shares pictures of her Arab vacation

‘Live the life you have’: The rise, fall and rebirth of hip-hop group Outlandish LONDON: Five years after their decision to disband so they could focus on finding the ‘right sound’, multi-platinum and gold hip-hop group Outlandish are back with a new single and album slated for release in autumn …

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Writing the White Boyfriend: How Today’s Love Stories Revise Tropes of Interracial Romance

A good romance is like putting two puzzle pieces together. One piece can be gruff and grumpy while the other is sweet and affectionate. Two rooms can be very similar, but hate each other: similarly shaped curves that just don’t line up. A proud piece, one with prejudice. The dramatic …

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Buenos Aires Weather | The Long Arm of the Iranian Inquisition

In the late 1980s, when Salman Rushdie was writing the novel that would make him famous among people who cared little for literary works of any kind, he knew it would annoy some squeamish Muslims, but it didn’t occur to him. mind that one of their “spiritual leaders” would put …

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Salman Rushdie’s ‘The Satanic Verses’ tops Amazon book sales

Breadcrumb Links World New Culture Books Some readers bought the book in solidarity with the Indian-born novelist Author Salman Rushdie arrives at the High Court to settle a libel claim brought against Ron Evans, local media reported, in London August 26, 2008. Photo by REUTERS/Luke MacGregor/File Photo Content of the …

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Salman Rushdie’s ‘fiery and provocative’ humor remains intact, says his son

Salman Rushdie is still in critical condition, but his usual fiery and provocative sense of humor remains intact, his son has said, as the Mumbai-born author battles serious life-changing injuries. Rushdie, 75, was taken off a ventilator Saturday and was able to speak after being stabbed on stage at a …

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Khanian and Golduzian nominated for 2024 Hans Christian Andersen Prize

TEHRAN – The Iranian Children’s Book Council has announced author Jamshid Khanian and illustrator Alireza Golduzian as nominees for the 2024 Hans Christian Andersen Prize. Golduzian received the nomination for his personal and diverse opinions in each of his works, and his talent for illustrating and designing a wide variety …

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Iran denies US claims of plan to kill John Bolton

Tehran on Thursday rejected “ridiculous” allegations by US courts that a member of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards plotted the assassination of former White House national security adviser John Bolton. The revelations come after US judges confirmed that a member of the Revolutionary Guards, the Ideological Army of the Republic of Iran, …

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Iran’s next revolution is being shaped by MEK resistance units

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn pinterest Reddit E-mail To print The term “resistance unit” may be a newcomer and still far from common in political literature or in the world of global politics. Yet, slowly but surely, it is making its way towards recognition by breaking down the wall of fear and …

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Nuclear weapons not in Iran’s defense doctrine, AEOI chief says

The head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization (AEOI) has stressed the country’s commitment to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), saying there is no room for a nuclear program. nuclear weapons in Iranian defense doctrine or belief. Mohammad Eslami made the remarks in an interview with Iran’s Al Alam TV news …

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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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