Iranian celebrities including Oscar-winning film director Asghar Farhadi and Grammy winner Kayhan Kalhor signed a petition condemning US sanctions on Tehran and warning of its impact on ordinary people.
There are currently 20 institutes in Russia for Persian language teaching and almost 100 people teach Persian, said the president of the Asian and African Institute of Persian Language Department at Russian Academy of Sciences.
US law enforcement agencies aren't exactly famous for their love of culture. Yet the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) both work on investigating and repatriating stolen cultural property, art, and antiquities that were lost or looted from other countries.
Iranian photographer Fatemeh Behboodi who conducted a documentary photography project 'Mothers of Patience' became the finalist at the 12th International Festival of Photojournalism Vilnius Photo Circle in Lithuania.