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  • Fars province prepares to develop religious tourism 2021-09-15 18:32

    Fars province prepares to develop religious tourism

    TEHRAN – The Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Department of Fars seeks to develop religious tourism across the southern Iranian province.

  • Elizabeth Shakman Hurd 2021-09-14 14:02

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Professor says U.S. foreign policy is driven by greed and powerful military-industrial complex

    TEHRAN - Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, professor of politics and religious studies at Northwestern University, says that the U.S. foreign policy is based on greed and the military-industrial complex.

  • Jeff Haynes, Emeritus Professor of Politics at London Metropolitan University 2021-09-12 16:28

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Coronavirus showed secular ideas are not enough to encourage people to a greater good: Jeff Haynes

    TEHRAN - Jeff Haynes, emeritus professor of politics at London Metropolitan University, says the coronavirus pandemic has proved that secular ideas are not effective to appeal to people about working for the greater good.

  • Alexander Knysh 2021-03-09 11:25

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Every religion is political: professor

    TEHRAN - Noting that claim of being apolitical is a political statement, a University of Michigan professor of Islamic studies says that “every religion is political”. 

  • Ahmet T. Kuru 2020-10-27 15:49

    By Javad Heirannia 

    Islam perfectly compatible with development: San Diego State University professor

    TEHRAN – Ahmet T. Kuru, professor of political science at San Diego State University, says Islam was historically perfectly compatible with development, and contemporary problems are created by class relations, rather than Islam.

  • Muharram mourning rituals: Nakhlgardani in Shahroud 2020-09-01 18:07

    By  Seyed Hossein Hosseiniseddiq

    Muharram mourning rituals: Nakhlgardani in Shahroud

    Nakhlgardani or palm-carrying ritual is the carrying of a huge wooden coffin and is a symbol of Muharram mourning in Iran. In the first decade of this month, the coffin, while covered with black and green cloth, is carried by numerous mourners due to its heavyweight. This structure is kept in Husseiniyehs (religious places) and mosques for the rest of the year.

  • Jews 2020-06-22 15:54

    Jewish people have total freedom of religion in Iran, says rabbi

    TEHRAN — The chief rabbi of the Jewish community in Iran says Jewish people have total freedom of religion in Iran, and religious activities take place without any restrictions.

  • Coronavirus: a pilgrimage to Shah-e Cheragh after two-month closure 2020-05-27 20:03

    Coronavirus: a pilgrimage to Shah-e Cheragh after two-month closure

    TEHRAN – Photos depict people visiting Shah-e Cheragh (“King of Light”), a major mausoleum and pilgrimage site in the tourist city of Shiraz, southern Iran, on May 26, 2020.

  • Iran 2019-07-13 14:11

    Iran On Map

    Iran is a country in Western Asia, the Middle East to be exact. Turkey and Iraq are its neighbors to the west, Pakistan and Afghanistan to the east, Armenia and Republic of Azerbaijan to the northwest, and Turkmenistan to the northeast. Iran shares maritime borders with some countries to the north by the Caspian Sea and to the south by the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman

  • Leader’s representative visits slaughterhouse in Brazil 2019-05-05 23:09

    Leader’s representative visits slaughterhouse in Brazil

    TEHRAN – Hojatoleslam Reza Taqavi, the Leader’s representative in the Agriculture Ministry, has visited the biggest slaughterhouse of the JBS company in Brazil’s Campo Grande.