Turkish security forces recovered a 1,000-year-old Qur’an manuscript from suspected antiquities traffickers in the southern province of Mugla, security sources said.
Turkey: 1,000-year-old Qur’an recovered from smugglers
Zoroastrians began their one-week annual ceremony in Pir-e Naaraki house of worship in Mehriz, Iran's central city of Yazd, on Saturday.
Iran's Zoroastrians observe annual ceremony
The Walt Disney Company enacted another round of layoffs. Several dozen employees at the studio and at 20th Century Fox have been let go, according to insiders. The cuts bring the total number of film staffers laid off to roughly 250 people since Disney completed its $71.3 billion acquisition of much of 21st Century Fox.
Disney layoffs continue as key production, visual effects executives are let go
The Princeton University Art Museum announced that it acquired ‘Landscape with Three Trees’ (1643), one of Rembrandt van Rijn‘s famous and technically complex etchings. It will add to the museum’s large collection of Rembrandt prints.
Iconic Rembrandt etching acquired by Princeton University Art Museum
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani unveiled the world’s largest handwoven carpet at the opening of the Tabriz International Carpet Fair.
World’s largest handwoven carpet, 600 square meters, unveiled
International Film Festival for Children and Youth will sign a trilateral MoU for joint film production with the Eurasian Film Festival Association, co-founded by Russia and South Korea, said the festival’s director, Alireza Tabesh.
Children’s film festival to sign trilateral MoU with Russia, S. Korea
Iranian cartoonist Alireza Pakdel and his wife, who is an illustrator, Saba Darabian, were selected to evaluate the artworks at the 46th International Humor Exhibition of Piracicaba in Brazil, slated for August 10 to 27.
Iranian cartoonist Pakdel and, picked for Piracicaba’s jury
Award-winning Iranian flick ‘Dressage’ had special screening at “Middle East Now" fest in Italy on July 30.
Iran film enjoys special screening in Italy
The National Museum of Iran voiced its readiness to promote cooperation with Belgian museums and hold joint cultural exhibitions.
Official: National Museum of Iran ready to promote cultural ties with Belgium
Iranian documentary, ‘Beloved,’ directed by Yaser Talebi, was selected to vie at the 13th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) in Australia.
‘Beloved’ to hit APSA’s silver screen in Australia

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