International Conference on 'Civilization and Cultural Heritage of Iran and the Malay World: A Cultural Discourse' was inaugurated on Saturday in Kuala Lumpur in a ceremony attended by Iran's Ambassador to Malaysia Marzieh Afkham, professors and international experts.
The winners of Iran's 35th Fajr Film Festival were named in the closing ceremony of the event with Mohammad-Hossein Mahdavian's 'Midday Event' (Majara-ye Nimrooz) winning the top prize (Crystal Simorgh) for best film.
Tzvetan Todorov, a Bulgarian-French literary theorist and historian of ideas whose concerns in dozens of books ranged from fantasy in fiction to the moral consequences of colonialism, and fanaticism, died in Paris. He was 77.
Archeological excavations in the Chia Sabz area in Iran’s western province of Lorestan led to the unearthing of the landmark Achaemenid clay works, the Research Institute of Cultural Heritage and Tourism (RICHT) reported.