Standing in the blue-tiled shadows of one of Iran's greatest mosques, armed with a dish of sesame caramel snacks, Mohammedreza Zamani is a cleric on a mission to repair the country's image in the West, one tourist at a time.
More than 85,000 foreign tourists visited Isfahan Province between March 21 and April 20, breaking a 40-year record. That is more than a third of the total number of inbound tourists in Isfahan (280,000) in March 2013-17.
Iran’s security forces have arrested a ringleader of the terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO), who was seeking to create chaos during the funeral procession of a senior Iranian official in the capital Tehran.
European and American tourists, who are on sightseeing trip to some Iranian cities on luxury train named 'Hezar-o Yek Shab' (Thousand and One Nights), visited the central provinces of Isfahan (on Oct. 26) and Yazd (on Oct. 25).
In a leafy street in Isfahan’s laid-back but ancient Jolfa quarter, away from Imam Square and the bazaar for which the city is renowned, the Isfahan Music Museum provides welcome refuge. A love letter to Iran’s rich musical heritage, the small museum is much more than a series of instruments hanging on a wall.