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Centuries-old Persian carpets, paintings added to national heritage list

TEHRAN – A total of 25 handmade rugs and carpets along with three oil paintings have been added to Iran’s cultural heritage list. “Variety in texture, colors and patterns as the characteristics of these [handwoven] carpets, which date back to the 10th century AH, the 13th century AH, and the 14th century AH,” said Parham […]

Finally, a Persian Version of “Goodnight Moon”

“Goodnight Moon,” the 1947 classic written by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Clement Hurd, was one of the first children’s books I bought when I became a mother. My kids loved (and still love) the simple characters and sentiments and how the pages take readers on a bedtime tour from the macro (a bunny […]

Oriental Institute and its Persian expeditions in 1930s

TEHRAN — During the winter of 1930-31, the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago organized a Persian Expedition to conduct excavations in the largely unexplored mountainous regions east and southeast of the Mesopotamian plain. Source 00 Hits: 0

Iran holds naval parade in Persian Gulf

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Posted on January 9, 2021 by martyrashrakat South Front 08.01.2021  On January 8, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) unveiled an underground missile base located on the Persian Gulf coast, in the province of Hormozgan.IRGC Commander-in-Chief Major General Hossein Salami and the guards’ Navy Commander Rear Admiral Ali Reza Tangsiri attended the unveiling ceremony. A […]

IRGC unveils new underground missile base on Persian Gulf coast

TEHRAN – Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps unveiled a new underground missile city on the Persian Gulf’s coast during a visit by IRGC Chief Commander Major General Hossein Salami and IRGC Navy Commander Rear Admiral Ali Reza Tangsiri. Speaking at the missile city, General Salami said the IRGC Navy’s strategic missiles and their launchers are […]

IRGC chief: Iran adamant on security of Persian Gulf 

TEHRAN – Major General Hossein Salami, the commander of the IRGC, said on Wednesday that Iran is quite firm on the security of the Persian Gulf and advised the enemies not to make a miscalculation because Iran’s armed forces have upgraded their military tactics. “We have rolled up our sleeves for the security of Persian […]

Iran’s oil reserves in Persian Gulf increase

TEHRAN – Recent studies on the reservoirs of four Iranian oil fields in the Persian Gulf have shown that the estimations of the in-place oil in these fields have increased by more than 740 million barrels, Shana reported. Based on the Fast Track studies carried out by the Iranian Offshore Oil Company (IOOC) on Hendijan, […]

USS Nimitz remains in Persian Gulf ‘due to Iran threats against Trump,’ Pentagon announces days after sending warship home

Just three days after announcing that the USS Nimitz was leaving the Persian Gulf, the Pentagon has reversed the decision, saying the warship would remain in the Middle East due to Iranian ‘threats’ against President Donald Trump. The order to continue the mission was given on Sunday by Acting Secretary of Defense Chris Miller, who […]

Iraq dismantles mine on tanker in Persian Gulf

BAGHDAD — Iraq’s military on Saturday said explosives experts with its naval forces successfully dismantled a mine that was discovered stuck to an oil tanker in the Persian Gulf two days earlier. The statement said Iraqi authorities have opened an investigation into the incident. No group has claimed responsibility for placing the mine. The announcement […]

Amid Fears of Escalation, Iran Puts Maritime Forces in Persian Gulf on Higher Alert: Report

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks a news conference, in Tehran, Iran, Aug. 5, 2019. Photo: Nazanin Tabatabaee / WANA (West Asia News Agency) via Reuters. Iranian maritime forces in the Persian Gulf have raised readiness levels in recent days, CNN Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr tweeted Friday, citing a US official. “Not clear if […]

Persian writer’s new poetry collections feature teenage concerns  

TEHRAN – Iranian writer Kamal Shafiei has said that his latest two poetry collections feature concerns of the teenage years. The Gooya House of Culture and Art has recently released his new collection, “If Trees Could Walk”. “The collection contains 30 new poems and a selection of works I had composed long ago,” Shafiei told […]

Qatar calls for dialogue between Iran and Persian Gulf Arab states

TEHRAN – Mohammad bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, the deputy prime minister and foreign minister of Qatar, has called for dialogue between Iran and the neighboring Arab states to deescalate tensions in the region. The Qatari foreign minister, who is on an official visit to Russia, said he discussed with the Russian officials a variety of […]

Army chief: We can turn Persian Gulf into ‘sea of unity’

TEHRAN – The commander of the Army has issued a statement on Wednesday saying with the involvement of neighbors Iran is able to turn the Persian Gulf into the “sea of unity and power of the Islamic community”. Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi issued the statement on Navy Day. “The sea is calm for the great […]

Cast Iron Evidence Of Ancient Persian Chromium Steel Production

Scientists discover evidence of chromium production in ancient Persia, but historians at Sheffield in England defend the cities claim to having ‘invented’ the super-steel. To many younger readers “Chromium code” is a free and open-source software project from Google, similar to the widely known Chrome browser, that most competing browsers are also based on, including […]

It’s better for U.S. forces to come to Persian Gulf to be within our reach: IRGC deputy chief

Source September 23, 2020 – 19:54 TEHRAN – While the U.S. describes the deployment of its aircraft career to the Persian Gulf region as a show of force aimed at deterring Iran, a senior Iranian military official has welcomed the deployment of American troops to the region, saying they will be within Iran’s reach. “It […]

Mithras, the Persian God Championed by the Roman Army

Mithras the god originated in the east, in Persia (modern day Iran) where he was first worshipped. When soldiers of the Roman Empire came back to the West they brought this cult with them and in time his cult worship spread throughout the Roman Empire, not only with the soldiers but also by the merchants […]

Iran intends build massive railway linking Persian Gulf to Mediterranean: MP

Source By News Desk -2020-07-26 Shiraz railway station, Iran BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 P.M.) – In a statement to the Fars News Agency on Sunday, Minister of Parliament, Mohebati Yousefi, stressed the need to quickly start implementing a project linking Iran, Asia and the Mediterranean Sea via Syria and Iraq, pointing out that this would reduce the duration […]

Courageous Iranians to protect Persian Gulf till death

IRNA – Iran’s courageous people will protect the Persian Gulf to death, Iran Majlis (Parliament) speaker Ali Larijani said in a message. Larijani’s message was issued to the 8th festival to mark Persian Gulf National Day. The boundless borders of Iran are indication of power, Larijani said, adding that safeguarding and preserving borders are among […]

World commemorates Persian poet Sa’di

IRNA – Aficionados of literature across the world and in Persian-speaking countries are preparing to commemorate the world-renowned Persian poet and literary scholar of the medieval period Sheikh Sa’di on April 21. In Iran, Sa’di’s mausoleum in the southern city of Shiraz will host the festivities on April 20 and 21, with dozens of officials […]

Crew of sunken cargo launch rescued in Persian Gulf

IRNA – Deputy Director General of Bushehr province Ports and Maritime Organization Nourollah Asa’di announced on Saturday that seven crewmembers aboard a sunken cargo launch were rescued in the Persian Gulf. The motor boat which was carrying goods from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to Kangan Port in Iran, had an engine failure and sank 15 […]

Photos: ‘Nowruz Khani’ ritual heralds advent of Persian New Year

IFP- Every year, a few days before the beginning of the New Persian Year, traditional singers known as Nowruz Khans herald the arrival of spring in the villages of northern Iran by singing and playing their instruments. The Nowruz Khans – singers performing traditional songs heralding the emergence of the new season and Nowruz – […]

Photos: Spoon-banging; Persian ancestor of trick-or-treating

Every year on the eve of the last Tuesday of the Iranian calendar year, Iranian people do some trick or treating, literally called spoon-banging, where youngsters in disguises visit neighbours and receive snacks. By the light of the bonfires they have lit, they run through the streets banging on pots and pans with spoons in […]

Cupping therapy from ancient Traditional Persian Medicine found to improve quality of life

(Natural News) Most healthy individuals hardly ever have to worry about improving their current quality of life. After all, being healthy is reason enough to celebrate, and people typically are only healthy if their lives aren’t causing them a lot of stress. But if one tried, would it be possible to improve […]

£1bn British Warship Breaks Down In Persian Gulf

The Royal Navy’s HMS Diamond air-defense destroyer has been forced to cut short its mission in the Persian Gulf and is on its way back home after breaking down The £1bn vessel had been deployed to provide security in the Gulf region. A Royal Navy spokesman said: “We can confirm HMS Diamond has experienced technical […]

Persian ranks 11th among most popular languages in internet

According to the latest W3Tech report in November 2017, Persian language has ranked 11th among most widely used languages of the Internet, being used by 1.7% of all the websites. This comes as the Persian language now stands one rank higher than Turkish and 5 ranks higher than Arabic, and is the most popular language […]

Iran’s UK envoy meets Cambridge Persian Language students

IRNA – Iranian Ambassador to London Hamid Baeedinejad paid a visit to the Persian Department of Cambridge University on Friday. He wrote on his Twitter page about the visit, ‘A lovely whole day in Cambridge to meet Persian Studies’ professors and scholars as well as visiting libraries collecting rare manuscripts.’ He also showed his happiness […]

Iran, ‘Uzbekistan’s nearest path to Persian Gulf’

MNA– Iranian President Hassan Rouhani met with Uzbek President Mirziyoyev in Astana of Kazakhstan saying that no barrier can obstruct the expansion of bilateral ties. “There is no barrier obstructing the path of developing relations between Iran and Uzbekistan,” said President Hassan Rouhani of the Islamic Republic of Iran on Sunday during his meeting with […]

Qatar to purchase 7 Italian navy ships in $6bn defense deal amid Persian Gulf crisis

“I am pleased to announce the conclusion of a deal between the Qatari Emiri Naval Forces to buy seven naval units from Italy in the context of the joint military cooperation between the two countries,” Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani, Qatar’s foreign minister, said on Wednesday, as quoted by Reuters. The official declined to give further […]

Turkey joins with Qatar to hold joint navel drills in Persian Gulf

     Qatar says it is reportedly set to hold joint naval exercises with Turkey in the Persian Gulf waters as part of joint efforts to fight terrorism in the region. The Qatari Defense Ministry said the Turkish warship TCG Gokova had docked at Hamad Port to take part in the drills, the Doha-based al-Sharq newspaper […]

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