Iran

Photo: Hamed Saber, Kariz Iran is bordered on the north by Armenia, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan. As Iran on the Caspian Sea, Kazakhstan, and Russia are also Iran’s direct neighbors to the north. Iran is bordered on the east by Afghanistan, and Pakistan, on the south by the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, and …

Nowruz

Buzzwords Nowruz (Persian: نوروز‎; literally “new day”) marks the first day of spring and is celebrated on the day of the astronomical vernal equinox, which usually occurs on 21 March. It is celebrated as the beginning of the new year by more than 300 million people around the world and has been celebrated for over …

Iran Links

Iran Flag Links related to Iran presented in somewhat random fashion: Headlines iran-tourism-boom Iranians jubilant as country wakes up to first day without sanctions Iran’s blogfather: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are killing the web http://www.smh.com.au/travel/the-friendliest-people-on-the-planet-20130611-2o116.html Elsewhere on the Web Q&A with Clay Shirky on Twitter and Iran un.org.ir Flickr Iran Eco Tour Twitter @GaryLewisUN @IranAndIranians …