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TEHRAN – Iran’s legendary vocalist Mohammadreza Shajarian has been honored with Patron’s Award at the Aga Khan Music Awards in Lisbon, Portugal. The honor was conferred on Shajarian “in recognition of his enduring contribution to the musical heritage of humanity, his peerless musical mastery, and his sustained social impact as a performer and teacher, both […]

TEHRAN – “Beloved” and “Exodus” from Iranian filmmakers to compete in the Hot Docs, North America’s largest documentary festival that will be held in the Canadian city of Toronto from April 25 to May 5, the organizers have announced. Directed by Bahman Kiarostami, “Exodus” will be screened in the International Spectrum. It is about thousands […]

TEHRAN – “Iranian Cinema”, a study about Iran’s post-revolution cinema, has recently been published by Seyyah Publications in Istanbul, Turkey. Written by Turkish cinema expert and researcher Riza Oylum, the book has shed light on the impacts of the Islamic revolution on Iranian films, filmmakers and film festivals, the publisher has announced.  The book will […]

Iran’s Zob Ahan snatched a dramatic 3-2 win over Saudi Arabia’s Al Nassr at Al Maktoum Stadium on Matchday Two of the 2019 AFC Champions League Group A on Monday. Al Nassr wasted no time in getting down to business as Brazilian midfielder Giuliano fired them in front just four minutes into the match. Giuliano […]

The fans at the Azadi Sports Complex continued to roar on even after the FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers match between Australia and their beloved Team Melli had concluded. Iran had not only managed to secure an 85-74 win over the Boomers, they had also clinched their FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 spot. The crowd […]

TEHRAN – Katayoun Khosrowyar, head coach of Iran’s U19 women’s football team, says that the 2019 Kuban Spring Women U19 Tournament is a good warm-up tournament for his team. Defending champions Russia, Iran, Azerbaijan and Belarus will participate in the competition which will be held in Sochi, Russia from March 1-5. Iran prepare for the […]

TEHRAN – Italian coach Vincenzo Montella, who had been linked with a move to Iran, has reportedly turned down the job offer. Tuttomercatoweb has claimed that the Italian tactician has rejected the proposal of a three-year contract worth €1.3m net per season. Montella is seemingly not convinced that he wants to take on this particular […]

TEHRAN – Zob Ahan football club of Iran came from two goals down to score a stunning 3-2 win over Qatar’s Al Gharafa in a 2019 AFC Champions League play-off tie on Tuesday. Ahmed Al Aaeldin and Mehdi Taremi scored for the host in the first half but Zob Ahan returned to the match with […]

TEHRAN – Saraeh Javanmardi from Iran picked up a gold medal at the Al Ain 2019 World Shooting Para Sport World Cup on Tuesday. Javanmaedi, who is the first ever female gold medalist from Iran to win in the shooting category of the Paralympics Games, finished on 232.6 points at the P2 – Women’s 10m […]

TEHRAN – Iranian snooker player Hossein Vafaei stole the show in the 2019 Welsh Open and now the 24-year-old dreams of becoming a world champion. Vafaei defeated world number one Mark Selby 4-3 in Welsh Open but lost to eventual champion Neil Robertson from Australia and failed to book a final berth. The Iranian snooker […]