One of Persia’s most famous ancient artifacts, the Cyrus Cylinder, is finishing its first US tour. And it is making Iranians in the US proud of their past and their people's claim to being among the first to officially acknowledge human rights.
Iranian folk-rockers from the band Pallett have attracted a huge following in their home country. Interestingly, their music includes a heavy dose of klezmer, a musical tradition from eastern European Jews.
If you think of yourself as a global citizen, then it is about time you got over your bias toward the Gregorian calendar. Depending on the community you are in, the year might be 1393, or 5116, or something else.
In contrast to its US allies, the Canadians want to normalize relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran. The Conservative-led government in Ottawa abruptly cut off ties with Iran in 2012. Now, the new Liberal government says it’s time to turn the page.