Iran is blessed with a history of 7000 years. For anyone wishing to travel & explore the history of Asia, Iran is the place to travel & visit as it bears marks of almost all important historical events, from the rise of the Medians and Achaemenids to the Arab conquest of the region. The years along the ups and downs of the history have seen this country grow to a vastness of 5.5 million square kilometers under the Achaemenids, and shrink to the present size. Every city in Iran comes a long way down the line of history and has a story to tell. Today there are 23 registered UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Iran, from bazaars to palaces, temples and mosques, as well as natural heritages.
According to the latest ranking of the Liden Institute for Science and Technology this year, 22 percent of Iranian universities are among the world's top universities, deputy minister of science for international affairs said.
Iranian freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestlers were selected as the best athletes of their weight categories in the latest United World Wrestling (UWW) rankings thanks to the mix of prime hand-to-hand combat skills and complex tactics they exhibited in various high-status international tournaments over the past few months.
France’s ultra-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has highlighted themes such as immigration and national identity to excite her supporters at a Paris rally as she leads a tight race with her three top rivals.
US General Joseph Votel, the commander of the US Central Command (CENTCOM), has secretly headed to Northern Syria to meet US-backed militant groups, two days after announcing that Washington was mulling more US boots on the ground in the Arab country.