Although poetry still holds an important place in the creative literature of contemporary Iran, it has in recent years come to be rivaled in popularity and importance by prose fiction — the novel, the novella, and especially the short story.
A group of Iranian poets and researchers held the 627th cultural meeting of Bukhara Nights in Sari, capital city of Iran’s northern province of Mazandaran, to honor the 62nd death anniversary of father of modern Persian poetry Nima Yooshij.
Over 180,000 hectares of farmland have been equipped with modern irrigation systems since the beginning of the current Iranian year (March 20), said the director of Iranian Agriculture Ministry’s modern irrigation systems development plan.
Most modern viruses have ancient roots. New research suggested RNA viruses are millions of years old, many tracing their evolutionary histories back to the earliest vertebrates. Some viruses may be as old as the first animals.
Protest rallies have erupted outside a courthouse in the US state of Ohio after a judge declared a mistrial in the shooting death of an African-American man by a white campus police officer of University of Cincinnati. The protesters censured the outcome of the trial and accused the local justice system of being biased against minorities.
Modern life is killing children with the number of youngsters diagnosed with cancer rising 40 percent in the past 16 years because of air pollution, pesticides, poor diets and radiation, scientists have warned.