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  • Muslims across the world mark Ashura with mourning rituals

    Muslims across the world mark Ashura with mourning rituals

    Shiite Muslims commemorated the 10th day of the Islamic month of Muharram, also known as Ashura, which marks the anniversary of the martyrdom of Prophet Mohammad's grandson , Imam Hussein (AS), in the desert plains of Karbala, some 113 kilometers (70 miles) from the modern-day Iraqi capital Baghdad.

  • Iranian Muslims observed Ashura

    Iranian Muslims observed Ashura

    Millions of Iranians across the country observed Ashura, which commemorates the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS), to remind the world of what happened in the battle of Karbala more than 1,300 years ago.

  • Cycle to Work Day

    Cycle to Work Day

    Bicycle riding is one of the best ways to get exercise into your daily routine. But have you ever thought about taking your bicycle and riding it to work? Well, there’s a day dedicated towards just that. As a holiday that just requires you and your bike, it’s one of the most celebrated holidays in the world because of how bike riding is such a popular activity. Read more about Cycle to Work Day’s history and see how you can participate in this awesome day.

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  • Iranian mothers pay tribute to Hazrat Ali Asghar

    Iranian mothers pay tribute to Hazrat Ali Asghar

    Iranian mothers participated in "Hazrat Ali-Asghar" mourning ceremonies nationwide while bringing their unweaned babies clad in green and white clothes to commemorate the 6-month-old martyr of Karbala battle, Ali Asghar, who was the newborn child of Imam Hussain.

  • Cras Photo Exhibition on “Kurdish Clothing”

    Cras Photo Exhibition on “Kurdish Clothing”

    The exhibition subject of this news-piece will be organised by the Regional Research Centre for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage in West and Central Asia (Under the Auspices of UNESCO), in cooperation with Vard Gallery and under the secretarial supervision of Kayvan Shamshirbaygi.

  • Flash floods dampened dried-up Gavkhooni wetland

    Flash floods dampened dried-up Gavkhooni wetland

    Wetlands are important natural environments that provide numerous advantages for wildlife and people. Providing habitats for many different organisms, improving water quality, storing floodwaters during dry periods are some of the positive merits of wetlandss.

  • Islamic cities clad in black paying homage to Imam Hussain

    Islamic cities clad in black paying homage to Imam Hussain

    Shiʿi Muslims observe the first 10 days of Muḥarram month (the period during which the tragic battle of Karbala occurred) by arranging mourning and lamentation rituals over the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (AS).

  • Tash-Gozari; symbol of Imam Hussain's liberality

    Tash-Gozari; symbol of Imam Hussain's liberality

    The ritual of Tash-Gozari is one of the oldest Islamic rites that a large number of Iran's Azeri Turks practice it as the symbol of the beginning of Muharram mourning ceremonies.

  • Drafting sister cities' rule-book underway

    Drafting sister cities' rule-book underway

    The head of the International Working Group and Urban Diplomacy of the Public Relations Committee of Iran's Metropolitan Assembly Hamed Soltani said, "the drafting of Iranian sister cities by-laws is in the final stages".

  • Must-visit attractions in China's Xi’an

    Must-visit attractions in China's Xi’an

    Xi'an attractions are most famously of an ancient nature, notably the Terracotta Army and ancient capital architecture. They date back to the union of China in 221 BC by First Emperor Qin who had the life-size Terracotta Army fashioned to accompany him into the afterlife.