The Chinese city of Quanzhou, previously known as one of the four largest seaports for foreign trade in China, was enriched by the ancient Maritime Silk Road. This year marks the third time for the city to hold the Maritime Silk Road International Arts Festival, which opened on December 10.
3rd Maritime Silk Road Int'l Arts Festival opens
Iran is keen to promote and strengthen cultural ties with Pakistan which would also help in bringing the people of the two countries closer to each other, Ambassador of Iran to Pakistan Mehdi Honordoost said.
Iran envoy: Iran keen to strengthen cultural ties with Pakistan
Two Iranian films ‘Kupal’ by Kazem Mollaei and ‘The Man Who Forgot to Breathe’ by Saman Hosseinpour received awards at the third Montreal Independent Film Awards.
Montreal awarded two Iranian films
Saudi Arabia said Monday that it would allow cinemas to operate in the strictly conservative kingdom for the first time in decades, in the latest sign of a broader government push to relax some social restrictions.
Saudi Arabia says it will allow cinemas to operate for the first time in decades
Scientists from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the National Gallery of Art have used a combination of three advanced imaging techniques to produce a highly detailed analysis of a second century Egyptian painting.
Scientists pioneer new way to analyze ancient artwork
An archeologist from The Australian National University (ANU) has uncovered the world's oldest known fish-hooks placed in a burial ritual, found on Indonesia's Alor Island, northwest of East Timor.
Archeologist finds world's oldest funereal fish hooks
Japan-born British novelist Kazuo Ishiguro, author of the 1989 Man Booker Prize-winning ‘The Remains of the Day’, received the 2017 Nobel Prize in literature.
British novelist Kazuo Ishiguro accepts Nobel Prize
Veteran artist in literature and music Nahid Daei-Javad passed away in a car accident.
Veteran musician died in car accident
Iranian short ‘Animal’ directed by Bahman and Bahram Ark won Cervantes Rome Award for the most innovative short film at the 23rd edition of MedFilm Festival in Italy.
‘Animal’ wins innovative short film award at Medfilm festival
German electronic musician Christopher von Deylen and his band Schiller will become the first pop group to perform in Iran's capital, Tehran, since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
German electronic band to give first Western pop concert in Iran in 39 years

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