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100 and Counting: A funny, moving look at the secrets of a long life

CBC: Ashraf and Mohammed have been married to each other for 80 years. No, that is not a typo. Ashraf is 100 and Mohammed is about to turn 110. In this hyper-accelerated era of interconnectivity — where access is infinite and love is a “right swipe” away — how does the world look if you’ve been around for a century? What kind of wisdom do you have on tap? 100 ...

Proud To Be An Iranian Jew

"I will fight for you"...

Today in History: Iran Releases 52 U.S. Hostages - 1981

AP: On January 20, 1981, Iran released 52 Americans it had held hostage for 444 days, minutes after the presidency had passed from Jimmy Carter to Ronald Reagan. The 52 US former hostages, held in Iran for over a year, arrive at the Rheine Main air base in Germany, to fly home to the United States.

Iran female bodybuilder jailed for 'Un-Islamic photos' of her biceps

An Iranian female bodybuilder has been arrested for posting revealing photos of herself on social media. In Iran, "nude" can refer to any woman who is not wearing a headscarf or revealing parts of her body such as arms and legs that must be covered in public.Iranian women are allowed to take part in international sporting events, but must respect Islamic rules on clothing at all times.

Shimmering Beauty of Iran's Glass Mosque

In Persian, the term Shah Cheragh roughly translates to "king of the light." It's a fitting name for the glittering mosque in Shiraz, Iran. The building, adorned with shimmering multi-colored pieces of tile and glass, is considered the country's third most important pilgrimage site. It functions as a a funerary monument, a mosque and a beautiful holy place for thousands of worshippers.

Donald Trump ~ Day One

In the months leading up to his presidency Donald Trump has made numerous pledges about what he will do on his first day in office. Here are some of the promises Trump has made ...

After Tehran’s Deadly Fire, People Demand Mayor’s Resignation

IranWire: Why did Tehran officials fail to learn lessons from previous disasters? Today's devastating fire at the Plasco Building has led many Iranians to call for the mayor of Tehran to resign. But it's not likely his conservative supporters will let that happen, and the families of those who died wait for an apology.

Patriotic Iranians

Sepahbod (General) Nader Jahanbani or Djahanbani (Persian: سپهبد نادر جهانبانی‎‎ Sepahbod Nāder-e Jahānbānī; 16 April 1928 – 13 March 1979) was a distinguished Iranian general and the deputy chief of the Imperial Iranian Air Force under the Chief Commander Amir Hossein Rabii and Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi. Despite being executed in 1979 by Islamic Revolutionaries, he is widely ...

Yertle The Turtle

A children's classic from Dr. Seuss rings true today and offers an answer to authoritarian rule ...

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Fared Shafinury Concert, Buriel Clay Theater, San Francisco, January 28, 2017