Iranian Literature

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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