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    Twisting tower for San Diego

    Twisting tower for San Diego

    Hossein Amanat, 75, an Iranian-Canadian architect best known for designing the Azadi Tower in Tehran, is working on a new project in San Diego that looks like it was hit…

    Cohabitation believed thriving in Iran

    Cohabitation believed thriving in Iran

    December 12, 2014 Men and women in Iran are believed living together outside marriage in increasing numbers, which the regime sees as a decline in moral values but also as…

    Opium now has competition from meth

    Opium now has competition from meth

    December 12, 2014 Opium has long been the dominant drug in Iran, but now its prominence in the drug culture is being challenged for the first time by methamphetamines. The…

    Boniadi’s character killed by terrorist on ‘Homeland’

    Boniadi’s character killed by terrorist on ‘Homeland’

    December 12, 2014 The weekly TV drama “Homeland” delivered a shocking twist in Sunday’s episode with the Iranian-American character played by Anglo-Iranian Nazanin Boniadi murdered by a terrorist. Boniadi played…

    Islamic art museum opens in Toronto

    Islamic art museum opens in Toronto

    September 12-14 Next week, a new museum funded by the Aga Khan and devoted entirely to Islamic art opens in Toronto—the first museum in the Americas focused solely on Islamic…

    3,000-year-old thief may have been entombed with golden bowl he had stolen

    3,000-year-old thief may have been entombed with golden bowl he had stolen

    September 12-14 The famed Golden Bowl of Hasanlu, unearthed in northwestern Iran in 1958, was an archaeologist’s boon, but new research suggests it might also call for some work by…

    Omar Khayyam is going to sit in Manhattan in stone statuary

    Omar Khayyam is going to sit in Manhattan in stone statuary

    September 12-14 A statue of the poet Omar Khayyam (1048-1131) is due to be installed in Manhattan soon, its Iranian sculptor said Monday. Hossain Fakhimi said his two-meter tall statue…

    UK has program where you hear and taste Persian culture

    UK has program where you  hear and taste Persian culture

    August 08, 2014 Lots of venues hold concerts presenting the music of other cultures, but a British concert planner has added a new twist—not only do the musicians show you…