In 2012, gifted duo Asghar Farhadi delivered the first Iranian film to win an Oscar, the domestic drama 'A Separation'. He won again this year for his seventh feature, 'The Salesman', in the Best Foreign Language Film category.
Playwright, actor, author, screenwriter, and director Sam Shepard, who had been ill with ALS for some time, died peacefully on July 27 at his home in Kentucky, surrounded by his children and sisters. He was 73 years old.
The first convoy of Iranian pilgrims arrived at Median Airport on Sunday and was welcomed by Iranian and Saudi Hajj authorities, including Minister of Hajj and Umra Muhammad Abdurrahman Bijavi, and Saudi Arabian youth with baskets of flowers and fresh dates.