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US to seize Iran-owned skyscraper in New York

STORY SUMMARY US prosecutors unveiled plans Thursday to sell an Iran-owned Manhattan skyscraper in the largest terror-related seizure ever, and distribute proceeds to families affected by attacks linked to Tehran.…

Iranian mother spares life of son’s killer with slap

TEHRAN — An Iranian mother spared the life of her son’s convicted murderer with an emotional slap in the face as he awaited execution with the noose around his neck, a…

Why is Rumi the best-selling poet in the US?

Source: BBC By Jane Ciabattari The ecstatic poems of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, a Persian poet and Sufi master born 807 years ago in 1207, have sold millions of copies…

Activists to start Syria peace movement from Iran

A group of international peace activists has arrived in Tehran to start a movement aimed at providing humanitarian aid to Syrians and the establishment of peace in Syria, Press TV…

Iran promoting ‘Islamic Nobel Prize’ for science and technology

(by Rodolfo Calò) (ANSAmed) – TEHRAN - The presentation of what has been dubbed the ‘Islamic Nobel Prize’ for science and technology was held on Monday in the Iranian capital’s…

Iran promoting Mustafa Priza ( Islamic Nobel Prize)

Iran promoting ‘Islamic Nobel Prize’ for science and technology To reward Muslim scientists in the world and the Med region 10 March, 19:05   The banner for the presentation of…

Happy Nowruz to all Iranian friends

haft-sin churshama kulla   Nowrūz (Persian: نوروز‎, IPA: [nouˈɾuːz], meaning “[The] New Day”) is the name of the Iranian New Year in the Solar Hijri calendar.[16][17] Nowruz is also referred to…

Nasir al-Mulk ‘Pink Mosque’ Of Iran Is Like Stepping Into A Kaleidoscope

Huff Post: by Yasmine Hafiz — From the outside, the Nasir al-Mulk Mosque in Shiraz, Iran, seems like a fairly traditional house of worship — but it’s hiding a gorgeously…

Iranian president makes first Arab trip to Oman

  Iranian president makes first Arab trip to Oman DUBAI: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is visiting nearby Oman on his first trip to an Arab country since taking office last…

Malaysia: Man With Stolen Passport on Missing Jet Was Asylum Seeker

AP / Chris Brummitt and Minh V. Tranh (KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia) — A man traveling with a stolen passport on a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner was an Iranian teenager trying…

The Baha’i Fast … Slowly

by Rainn Wilson,  HUFFINGTON POST     It’s 5 a.m. and my alarm goes off. There’s not a hint of daylight in the sky. I blearily plod downstairs to the…

Rafsanjani Calls for Muslim States’ Collective Efforts to Uproot Terrorism

TEHRAN (FNA)- Chairman of Iran’s Expediency Council (EC) Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani deplored the spread of terrorism in the world, and called for practical measures by all Muslim countries to eradicate…

FIFA removes ban on headscarves

As well as Muslim women, Sikh men, who are also required to cover their hair, will also benefit from the new rule change. World Bulletin / News Desk Muslim women…

Mixing religion with politics is Muslim world’s problem, says Al Murr

(Wam) / 19 February 2014 FNC Speaker Al Murr and delegation visits Iranian Shura Council, invites Ali Larijani to visit UAE. Mohammed Al Murr meets Iranian President Dr Hassan Rohani…

The Dangers of Lost U.S. Credibility in the Middle East

The Diplomat: by Bobby Woods —  As Iran’s newly elected president, Hassan Rouhani, undertakes a major charm offensive that seeks to woo U.S. President Barack Obama, many Americans are left…

Iranian Speaker Urges Religious Leaders to Find Ways to Settle Muslim World Problems

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani in a meeting with his Omani counterpart Sheikh Khaled Bin Hilal Al-Maouli called on Muslim religious and political leaders to increase contacts to…

Rumi’s Love Quotes Capture The Sufi Mystic’s Divine Passion

The Huffington Post: When it comes to searingly passionate poetry, 13th-century Persian poet Jalaluddin Rumi has no equal. The Sufi mystic’s declarations of love speak across the centuries to strike…

Iran’s President donates $400,000 to Jewish hospital

Source: The Huffington Post President Hassan Rouhani of Iran surprised Tehran’s only Jewish hospital with a generous donation on Thursday, reports the New York Times. His brother personally delivered $400,00…

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