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April, 2020


UNESCO Hails Initiatives of Yazd amid Pandemic

Mohsen Abbasi added that a video clip aiming at introducing Yazd and its moves carried out to fight against coronavirus pandemic was created and went viral with millions of views. Launching virtual market on local handicraft as well as initiating a campaign for introducing the universal value of Yazd could be regarded as the most important measures taken in pandemic era, he underlined. The Historic City of Yazd was listed as a national monument in 2005, which provides legal protection according to the Law for Protection of National Heritage (1930)Read More

Mountain in Swiss Lit Up with Projection of Iran’s Flag

As the Swiss embassy announced on an Instagram post on Sunday, the red, white and blue emblem was projected onto the Matterhorn, a mountain of the Alps, straddling the main watershed and border between Switzerland and Italy. The move has been welcomed by Iranian social media users. For almost a month, in the past recent month and amid the Covid-19 outbreak, the Matterhorn has been illuminated with different symbols, to give the people hope and show our solidarity to the world. The projections are also to say thank you toRead More

Breakthrough Discovery in HIV Research

“This functional diversity is essential for the virus to replicate in the body. The virus has to have a proper balance between the two forms of RNA,” says Joshua Brown, the lead author on the study. “For decades, the scientific community has known that two different structural forms of HIV RNA exist — they just didn’t know what controls that balance. We’ve discovered that a single nucleotide is having a huge effect, which is a paradigm shift in understanding how HIV works.” Crucially, “You can imagine that if you couldRead More

Lake Urmia Water Level Reaches 5bln Cubic Meters

Sarkhosh said that now the lake’s level stands at 1,271.8 meters above sea level, or 21 centimeters more than the water level on last year’s same day, thanks to the heavy rainfalls for the recent months. “The lake is now covering some 3,178 square kilometers of land, indicating a 142 square km increase since last year,” he added. Shared between West Azarbaijan and East Azarbaijan provinces in northwestern Iran, Lake Urmia, was once the largest salt-water lake in West Asia. Lake Urmia, located between East and West Azerbaijan provinces, beganRead More

Iran to Take Back Relics from Europe via Interpol

“According to the Interpol, a European bank was repairing its building. They reopened the safe deposit box inside the bank during which they realized that the owner of one of the boxes holds a number of antique gold and silver objects in its box,” Shirzad said. “Ragarding the importance of the issue, through examinations by experienced cultural heritage experts, it was determined that the objects belonged to ancient Iran of the Achaemenid, Parthian and Sassanid eras and the owner of the fund is an Iranian citizen,” he added. He continued,Read More