The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences raised the curtain on its list of contenders for the visual effects Oscar. The 20 pics include superhero blockbusters, the next Star Wars film, war movies, a Netflix original and the upcoming adaptation of one of Broadway’s biggest hit musicals.
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences approved 26 animation feature submissions for the 90th Oscar race. An animation about Iran 'Window Horses the Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming', written and directed by Ann Marie Fleming, is among the first lineup.
Iran’s chances of a place in 2017 FIVB Volleyball World League Finals in Brazil were seriously jeopardized as the defeat against USA in straight sets (25-17, 25-22, 30-28) leaves the Asian side in 10th place of the Group 1 table with two games to spare.
Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, one of the candidates in Iran's upcoming presidential elections, in a statement on Monday, announced that he is withdrawing from the presidential race while backing another candidate, Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi.
A week before France's high-stakes presidential election, the four top candidates began a final push Sunday to woo undecided voters who will determine the outcome of the tight race between the hard left, center, right and far right.
France's presidential election race looked tighter than it has all year on Friday, just over a week before voting opens as a new opinion poll put the four leading candidates only three percentage points apart.
Parliamentary polls in the Caucasus nation of Georgia has begun amid a bitter rivalry between two pro-Western parties led by two influential men, one of whom is an official of another country and the other not formally in politics.