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In bid to look like Angelina Jolie, Iranian woman looks more like ‘Corpse Bride’

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

An Iranian woman looks up to her Hollywood idol so much that she has had at least 50 surgeries to look exactly like her. Sahar Tabar, 19, says she is one of Angelina Jolie’s biggest fans and "would do anything" to look like the Hollywood actress. But in her enthusiasm to imitate her screen idol, many say she has turned herself into Tim Burton’s ‘Dead Bride’ cartoon character. According to Sahar, she even went on a diet for months to maintain her weight at ...

Iranian maths ‘genius’ Maryam Mirzakhani dies, aged 40

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Maryam Mirzakhani, an Iranian-born mathematician who was the first woman to win the coveted Fields Medal, has died in a US hospital after a battle with cancer. She was 40.Mirzakhani’ friend Firouz Naderi announced her death on Saturday on Instagram, and her relatives confirmed the death to the Mehr agency in Iran.“A light was turned off today. It breaks my heart… gone far too soon,” wrote Naderi, a former director of Solar Systems Exploration at NASA.“A genius? Yes ...

Suspicious Iranian links to blast in Iraq’s Karbala, sources say

Monday, 12 June 2017

The blast that killed three people and injured 15 others on Friday in the Iraqi city of Karbala was linked to Iran link, sources told Al Arabiya. “After the explosion and during the investigation and inspection on Friday night, the Iraqi intelligence forces arrested five Iranians who had explosives and remote control devices at the area near the blast site, in the eastern Abbasid,” an official said on condition of anonymity. “The security forces transferred the Iranian ...

Iran appoints first woman ambassador since revolution

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Marzieh Afkham became Tehran’s head to its embassy in Malaysia, the foreign minister announced on Sunday

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Iranians support Iran's nuclear program

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Iran and six world powers are holding talks in Vienna to reach a lasting agreement on Tehran's disputed nuclear programme before November 24. Such a deal, after 12 years of rising tensions, is aimed at easing fears that Tehran will develop nuclear weapons under the guise of its civilian activities -- an ambition the Islamic republic has always fiercly denied.

After nuclear talks, will Mousavi and Karroubi get a chance to talk?

Monday, 17 February 2014

It is not only the nuclear issue that will improve Iran’s relations with the rest of the world, they must work on improving their human rights situation too

Camelia Entekhabi-Fard

Iran pampers Jewish hospital in capital

Friday, 7 February 2014

A hospital that traditionally serves Jews in Tehran received about $400,000 from the Iranian government

Iran hardliners mark U.S. embassy siege anniversary

Monday, 4 November 2013

Iranian hardliners demonstrated to mark the anniversary on Monday of the 1979 seizure of the U.S. embassy in Tehran, a sign of the considerable obstacles to President Hassan Rowhani’s diplomatic initiative to ease tension with Washington. Large crowds gathered early on Monday morning around the embassy building - often described as the “nest of spies” - holding anti-U.S. placards, waving flags and shouting “Death to America,” Iranian media reported. The 1979 siege ...

Iran’s reality is: Talk to America, not death to America

Monday, 4 November 2013

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, upon his arrival in Tehran from his October trip to New York, appeared on a state TV channel and briefed the Iranian people. When Zarif broached the subject of his 30-minute talk with John Kerry, the U.S. secretary of state, on the sidelines of the U.N. conference, Zarif had a funny story to tell, and did so with a smile. Zarif relayed that Kerry thought the U.S.’s relations with Iran had been suspended for more than 40 years. “I ...

Camelia Entekhabi-Fard

What if Iran’s supreme leader dies?

Saturday, 2 November 2013

An Iranian observer commented on the absence of Iran’s supreme leader from the public eye saying: “We are not receiving good news about the health of our leader who did not address the people and guests on the day of al-Ghadir… Pray for him.” The abundance of personal rumors made us used to not believing them and the absence of the supreme leader for 20 days and from two occasions does not mean much. But, despite the weak account of the Iranian regime leader’s ...

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

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