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UN rights report on Iran lacks legal standing: Foreign Ministry

Iran’s Foreign Ministry has rejected a recent report by the United Nations (UN) on the situation of human rights in Iran, saying the report lacks “legal standing.” “A report that has been issued [in line] with the political aims of certain countries lacks legal standing,” Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham said on Sunday…see more:

http://english.irib.ir/radioculture/top-stories/item/216374-un-rights-report-on-iran-lacks-legal-standing-foreign-ministry

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Iran’s women futsal team crowned as Asian champions

Iranian women’s national futsal team won the title in the 2015 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Women’s Futsal Championship in Malaysia after defeating Japan 1-0 in the final…See more:

http://english.irib.ir/radioculture/sport/item/216386-iran-s-women-futsal-team-crowned-as-asian-champions

Majidi’s ‘Mohammad’ to represent Iran at the Oscars

The movie “Mohammad: The Messenger of God” by Iranian Director Majid Majidi has been chosen for the 88th edition of the Oscars. According to Press TV, the epic movie, which chronicles the childhood of Prophet Mohammad (Blessings of God upon his and his progeny), is to represent Iran in next year’s Academy Awards for best foreign film section…See more:

http://english.irib.ir/radioculture/art/cinema/item/216339-majidi%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98mohammad%E2%80%99-to-represent-iran-at-the-oscars

China offers Iran technical upgrades to boost economy

A senior Chinese official has offered Iran help with upgrading its manufacturing technology to boost its economy, saying that the two countries are good partners who have weathered many storms together, the government said on Thursday…See more:

http://english.irib.ir/radioculture/sci-tech/item/216205-china-offers-iran-technical-upgrades-to-boost-economy

Tourists to live Iran’s life with new service

A new report says Switzerland’s OrientStay has launched an Airbnb-style accommodation service in Iran for people to list, find, and rent lodging at a time when the Middle Eastern country is experiencing a tourism boom.  According to Press TV, its Director Mehrzad Khoi said on the sidelines of the second Europe-Iran Forum which opened in Geneva on Thursday the company has currently 200 flats on offer in nine cities across Iran only two weeks after beginning operation…See more:

250 million people feast on Iran’s horticulture

An Agriculture Ministry official says Iran is on course to earn $2 billion this year from exports of horticulture products, including fruits and herbs. According to Press TV, Deputy Head of the Ministry’s Gardening Affairs Mohammad Ali Tahmasbi said on Thursday Pistachios, dates, pomegranates, apples, kiwifruit, raisins, saffron and tea constitute the bulk of the exports, which have risen notably in the past three years…See more:

http://english.irib.ir/radioculture/iran/item/216241-250-million-people-feast-on-iran%E2%80%99s-horticulture

Iran, Poland to cooperate in cultural heritage field

Research Center for Iran’s Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization and Polish Rzeszów University are slated to cooperate in cultural heritage field. According to IRIB World Service, based on a MoU, the two sides agreed upon cooperation in the fields of archeology, historical linguistics, and history of Architecture as well as the ways to preserving and repairing historical objects…See more:http://english.irib.ir/radioculture/iran/item/216041-iran,-poland-to-cooperate-in-cultural-heritage-field

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