Iranian tech genius, founder of fuzzy logic , Professor Lotfi Zadeh passes away at 96

The file photo shows world-renowned Iranian mathematician and inventor of fuzzy logic Professor Lotfi Zadeh. World-renowned Iranian mathematician and inventor of fuzzy logic Professor Lotfi Zadeh has passed away at the age of 96. Lotfi Zadeh passed away in Berkeley, California, on Wednesday, Iranian NASA scientist, Firouz Naderi, announced the news on his Instagram page. Apart from […]

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Pakistan celebrates 70th anniversary of independence from British rule with festivities and fireworks

Pakistan has celebrated the 70th anniversary of independence from British rule with festivities and fireworks all across the country, at a time of political upheaval following the ouster of Nawaz Sharif as prime minister over corruption allegations. The celebrations kicked off early on Monday with a 31-gun salute in Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad, and a 21-gun salute […]

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Saudi Arabia gives Iran written assurances over pilgrims’ security: Iran’s Culture Minister Reza Salehi Amiri

Iran’s Culture Minister Reza Salehi Amiri. Iran’s culture minister says Saudi Arabia has provided “written assurances” that it will meet all of Tehran’s conditions with regard to ensuring security for Iranian pilgrims in the upcoming Hajj ceremony. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the cabinet meeting on Thursday, Reza Salehi Amiri underlined Tehran’s resolve […]

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Iranians celebrating Festival of Fire

This file photo shows Iranian people during “Chaharshanbeh Suri” celebrations. Iranians celebrate a historical Persian Festival of Fire, their hearts throbbing with the anticipation of approaching Nowruz (New Year) holidays even as they are concerned by notorious and dangerous celebratory antics by gung-ho revelers. “Chaharshanbeh Suri,” as the festival is known in Persian, falls on […]

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Iranian director Asghar Farhadi’s Salesman wins Oscar for best foreign-language film

The Salesman Iranian director Asghar Farhadi’s The Salesman has won the 2017 Academy Award for best foreign-language film. The award was accepted by two prominent Iranian-Americans who represented Farhadi, who boycotted the Oscars over US President Donald Trump’s executive order banning visitors from seven Muslim countries. Anousheh Ansari, the first Iranian space tourist, read out a statement […]

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World Muslims celebrate Eid al-Mab’ath

The entrance to the Hira cave, outside the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, where Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) often went to in order to pray. (File photo) Muslims in Iran and across the globe are holding celebrations to commemorate the auspicious occasion of Eid al-Mab’ath — the anniversary of the day Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was […]

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United States

Officially, its name is the United States of America. But people often call it the United States, the USA, or America. The United States is a vast and beautiful land. It’s home to rich farmland, towering mountains, huge stands of timber, mighty rivers, and valuable mineral deposits. Colonists from Europe founded the United States more than 200 years ago. They created a new kind […]

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United Kingdom

Some people call it Britain. Others say Great Britain. Many people mistakenly call the whole country England. But its real name is a mouthful: the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. That’s why it’s usually just called the United Kingdom, or UK for short. Facts About the United Kingdom Official name United Kingdom of Great Britain and […]

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Switzerland

Have you heard of a mountain called the Matterhorn? Do you know what yodeling is? Maybe you’ve tasted Swiss cheese or Swiss chocolate? If so, you already know something about Switzerland, a small, mountainous country in the middle of Europe. Facts About Switzerland Official name Swiss Confederation Capital Bern Official languages German, French, Italian Population 7,580,000 people Rank among countries […]

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Spain

The Spanish call their country España. The name comes from the ancient word Span, which means hidden or remote land. It’s a fitting name, since Spain stands somewhat apart from the rest of Europe. Facts About Spain Official name Kingdom of Spain Capital Madrid Official language Castilian Spanish Population 40,500,000 people Rank among countries in population 30th Major […]

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