May 21, 2011
However happy Iranian leaders might have been at the demise of Osama bin Laden, there was no way they were going to show it. Shia regime was no friend of Sunni extremist chief, but was careful not to make itself target for al-Qaeda attacks.
May 7, 2011
Despite strict censorship and bans imposed before and even after new books come out, Iran’s publishing industry continues to survive, if not exactly thrive.
April 28, 2011
Many migrate to the big cities in search of work. The trend is growing all the time and it's possible that within the next few decades there will be little left of these nomadic people. They are mainly known for producing beautiful handicrafts.
April 28, 2011
The car industry is of great strategic importance for the Iranian authorities and governments in the past have always emphasised the need to ensure the industry remains independent.
April 26, 2011
The Iranian authorities, who believe that the war ended with Iran’s victory, always try to keep the memories of the war alive. One way they do this is through programme in which groups of ordinary people visit the former front lines of the conflict.
April 22, 2011
The number of chain restaurants and fast-food outlets in the huge shopping malls of Tehran are increasing every day. But the middle-aged and some young people still prefer the traditional Iranian foods to the foreign ones.
April 21, 2011
Some Iran watchers believe the latest EU measures could serve to deter the targeted Iranian officials from further oppressive actions. But others fear they may become more isolated and determined as a result of the move.
April 15, 2011
News websites run by conservatives reported that Khoeiniha was making plans to ease the way for a number of candidates to get through the vetting process.
April 8, 2011
The Human Rights Council’s recommendations are not mandatory, but the Security Council’s are, and Tehran would face serious consequences if it ignored them.
March 25, 2011
As the Nowruz holiday which marks the new year in Iran got under way, the Turkish tourist industry geared in the hope of receiving record numbers of visitors.