Jerusalem

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  • A painting by French architect Pascal Coste, who visited Isfahan in c. 1840, depicts the main courtyard and two iwans of the Imam Mosque (then the Shah Mosque) in the central Iranian city. 2020-08-22 00:04

    By Afshin Majlesi

    On the occasion of World Mosque Day

    Fifty-one years ago, on August 21, 1969, an extremist set fire to Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque, which is of very high significance for Muslims as once being their first qibla or direction of prayer. The fire swept through an area of nearly 1500 square meters of the mosque, burning an ancient pulpit, altar, arches, pillars, walls, and ultimately causing a collapse.

  • Bolton (1st row-2nd R) and others are seen wearing virtual reality goggles during a visit to the Western Wall in East Jerusalem al-Quds' Old City, January 6, 2019. 2019-01-10 09:25

    Tehran to Bolton: VR glasses useless if you’re blind

    TEHRAN - Iran’s foreign minister has reacted to a picture showing U.S. national security advisor John Bolton wearing virtual reality goggles allegedly reconstructing the past on a tour in the Israeli-occupied city of Jerusalem al-Quds.