Iranian, Persian Alternative Names The term “Persian” is used as an adjective— especially pertaining to the arts—and to designate the principal language spoken in Iran. The term is often used to designate the larger cultural sphere of Iranian civilization. The terms “Iran” as the designation for the civilization, and “Iranian” as the name for the inhabitants occupying the large plateau located between the Caspian Sea and the Persian Gulf have been in continual use for more than twenty-five hundred years. They are related to the term “Aryan” and it is supposed that the plateau was occupied in prehistoric times by Indo-European peoples from Central Asia. Through many invasions and changes of empire, this essential designation has remained a strong identifying marker for all populations living in this region and the many neighboring territories that fell under its influence due to conquest and expansion. Ancient Greek geographers designated the territory as “Persia” after the territory of Fars where the ancient Achamenian Empire had its seat. Today as a result of migration and conquest, people of Indo-European, Turkic, Arab, and Caucasian origin have some claim to Iranian cultural identity. Many of these peoples reside within the territory of modern Iran. Outside of Iran, those identifying with the larger civilization often prefer the appellation “Persian” to indicate their affinity with the culture rather than with the modern political state.
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Near me in Kensington Brooklyn, NY is a large community of Pakistani Muslims, and you regularly see young men holding hands in the street, gazing into each others eyes and talking in whispers — I kid you not! When I lived in Astoria Queens, NY there was an Egyptian area, and the same thing, you would see young men in hookah bars, sitting on couches, arms around each other, chit chatting the night away, and again supposedly they were heterosexuals.
Ditto for all the poetic winebibbing. For the youth, a homosexual affair might be a passing fling, something one outgrew. For the older man, it would be a convenience, given the difficulty of conducting an affair with a woman in purdah. I have the impression that only a persistent preference for males over females would lead others to categorize a man as a boy-lover. Based on reading poetry, memoirs, history in translation, so I could be off-base here. A college buddy of mine would, if seeing a movie with only a single male friend, insist on keeping an empty seat between himself and the other guy.
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Share 26k shares The Revolutionary Guards, Iran’s most powerful military force which also oversees an economic empire worth billions of dollars, has been fighting in support of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad and the central government in Baghdad for several years. More than a thousand members of the Guards, including senior commanders, have been killed in Syria and Iraq. The Syrian conflict has entered a new phase with the capture at the weekend by government forces and their allies of Albu Kamal, the last significant town in Syria held by Islamic State, where Soleimani was pictured by Iranian media last week.
Iraqi forces captured the border town of Rawa, the last remaining town there under Islamic State control, on Friday, signaling the collapse of the so-called caliphate it proclaimed in across vast swathes of Iraqi and Syrian territory.
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He knew that death is man’s worst dread and eternity is his greatest desire. He presented these two opposite concepts with the mastery that has remained unsurpassed until our time. I shall write about the horrible treatment of kafirs non-Muslims by Muslims, which the Quran completely justifies. To understand this cruel treatment by the Muslims, one has to understand why Islam was originated. The purpose of this article is to show how the barbaric nature of Islam manifests itself in the cruel treatment of women.
Muhammad was married to Khadija Bibi, his employer and 15 years his senior. At that time Muhammad was 25 years old. He was Khadija Bibi’s third husband. Khadija Bibi was a widow when more Islam Sex for Muslims in this life and afterlife! In this article I shall describe the Islamic Paradise or Jannat which was invented by Prophet Muhammad to bribe the Arabs into committing hideous crimes by promising them materialistic things which they couldn’t obtain in the harsh desert.
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The country is bounded on the north by the Transcaucasian and Turkistan territories of the former Soviet Union along with the Caspian Sea , on the east by Afghanistan and Pakistan, on the west by Iraq and Turkey, and on the south by the Persian Gulf and the Indian Ocean. Most of Iran is a geographic plateau located about 4, feet above sea level; the plateau is spotted with mountains where the annual snowfall provides much of the water needed for irrigation during the hot spring and summer months.
Although most of the country is arid and desert-like, the majority of the population is located in the area around the Caspian Sea, which has a hot and humid climate.
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Edited at 7 p. Updated on July 16 6 p. There was a shooting last night in Stoughton. The shooting took place in the parking lot of Presidential Court apartments, which are located across the street from Stoughton High. The victim arrived, onn his own, at Norwood Hospital, with non life-threatening injuries. He wasn’t transported there by Stoughton Fire. He was heavily sedated, and wasn’t able to give much information to the investigators. As of now, it hasn’t been determined if he was a resident or not Stoughton Police Detectives are investigating for any potential witnesses, according to Stoughton Police Chief Paul Shastany.
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The footage showing SAS soldiers storming the building was broadcast live to the nation Image: Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email After six long, tense days the Iranian embassy siege came to an explosive end when SAS men abseiled from the roof and smashed through windows. The IRA were still active and she was keen to appear strong.
Max Vernon was the man tasked with negotiating the hostages’ release Image: BBC But he knew they were doomed. The tense political drama which raged behind the scenes is one element of 6 Days, a Hollywood film of the siege starring British actors Jamie Bell and Mark Strong, who plays Chief Insp Vernon.
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The clergy first showed itself to be a powerful political force in opposition to the monarchy with the Tobacco protest. Talbot for a full monopoly over the production, sale, and export of tobacco for fifty years. Press conference on international oil policies. Niavaran Palace , Tehran , Persian Constitutional Revolution[ edit ] Main article: Persian Constitutional Revolution The growing discontent continued until the Constitutional Revolution — The revolution led to the establishment of a Parliament and approval of the first constitution.
Although the constitutional revolution was successful in weakening the autocracy of the Qajar regime, it failed to provide a powerful alternative government. Consequently, within the decades following the establishment of the new parliament, a number of critical events took place. Many of these events can be viewed as a continuation of the struggle between the constitutionalists and the Shahs of Persia, many of whom were backed by foreign powers against the parliament.
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The earliest attested archaeological artifacts in Iran, like those excavated at Kashafrud and Ganj Par in northern Iran, confirm a human presence in Iran since the Lower Paleolithic. Elam, the most prominent of these civilizations, developed in the southwest alongside those in Mesopotamia , and continued its existence until the emergence of the Iranian empires. The advent of writing in Elam was paralleled to Sumer , and the Elamite cuneiform was developed since the third millennium BC.
Since the earliest second millennium BC, Assyrians settled in swaths of western Iran, and incorporated the region into their territories. Classical antiquity See also: By the second millennium BC, the ancient Iranian peoples arrived in what is now Iran from the Eurasian Steppe ,  rivaling the native settlers of the region. From the late 10th to the late seventh century BC, the Iranian peoples, together with the “pre-Iranian” kingdoms, fell under the domination of the Assyrian Empire , based in northern Mesopotamia.
The conquest of Media was a result of what is called the Persian Revolt. The brouhaha was initially triggered by the actions of Median ruler Astyages , and was quickly spread to other provinces, as they allied with the Persians. Later conquests under Cyrus and his successors expanded the empire to include Lydia , Babylon , Egypt , parts of the Balkans and Eastern Europe proper, as well as the lands to the west of the Indus and Oxus rivers.
Cyrus entered Babylon and presented himself as a traditional Mesopotamian monarch. Subsequent Achaemenid art and iconography reflect the influence of the new political reality in Mesopotamia. The Achaemenid Empire is noted for the release of the Jewish exiles in Babylon , building infrastructures such as the Royal Road and the Chapar postal service , and the use of an official language , Imperial Aramaic , throughout its territories.
Following the premature death of Alexander, Iran came under the control of the Hellenistic Seleucid Empire.
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Davos Disrupted By Massive Snowfall, Avalanche Alerts It’s ironic that for a World Economic Forum conference which lists global warming – only in the more politically acceptable phrasing of “Extreme Weather Conditions” – as the top 1 and 2 global risks for , respectively, in terms of likelihood and impact It’s ironic that for a World Economic Forum conference which lists global warming – only in the more politically acceptable phrasing of “Extreme Weather Conditions” – as the top 1 and 2 global risks for , respectively, in terms of likelihood and impact As local reporters describe the scene , fat, damp snowflakes have been tumbling down for the past six days, burying the town in six feet of snow, three feet of it in the last two days alone.
Snow was still falling fast on Monday night, and the steep, pine-dotted slopes were so heavily laden that some neighborhoods here in Davos had to be evacuated for fear of avalanches.
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Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email A British woman who has been held in an Iranian jail for more than 18 months has been told she is eligible for early release, raising hopes that she could be freed soon. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe ‘s husband Richard revealed today that her Iranian lawyer has delivered news that the status of her case had changed. The announcement came after Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson flew to Tehran earlier this month to seek her release.
Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian dual citizen who lives in London, has been imprisoned in Tehran since April , when she was arrested at the airport after a holiday with her then month-old daughter Gabriella, now aged three. She was sentenced to five years in prison after being charged with planning to topple the Iranian government. The mum has denied the accusations and insisted she was visiting family with her young daughter, who remains in Iran with relatives.
PA Video Loading Click to play Tap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play now Mr Ratcliffe said his wife’s case has been marked on the Iranian judiciary database as “eligible for early release”, giving him renewed hope that she and Gabriella will be home in time for Christmas. But he cautioned that it could still be some time before she is freed and allowed to return home to the UK.
He told Good Morning Britain: He’s actually a lot more hopeful and that’s what he told her, because on the judiciary computer there’s a database that records the status of cases and it says she is eligible for release.
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A bas-relief at Persepolis , depicting the united Medes and Persians. By the second millennium BC, the ancient Iranian peoples arrived in what is now Iran from the Eurasian Steppe ,  rivaling the native settlers of the region. From the late 10th to the late seventh century BC, the Iranian peoples, together with the “pre-Iranian” kingdoms, fell under the domination of the Assyrian Empire , based in northern Mesopotamia.
The conquest of Media was a result of what is called the Persian Revolt. The brouhaha was initially triggered by the actions of the Median ruler Astyages , and was quickly spread to other provinces, as they allied with the Persians. Later conquests under Cyrus and his successors expanded the empire to include Lydia , Babylon , Egypt , parts of the Balkans and Eastern Europe proper, as well as the lands to the west of the Indus and Oxus rivers.
Cyrus entered Babylon and presented himself as a traditional Mesopotamian monarch. Subsequent Achaemenid art and iconography reflect the influence of the new political reality in Mesopotamia. The Achaemenid Empire is noted for the release of the Jewish exiles in Babylon ,  building infrastructures such as the Royal Road and the Chapar postal service , and the use of an official language , Imperial Aramaic , throughout its territories.
Following the premature death of Alexander, Iran came under the control of the Hellenistic Seleucid Empire. In the middle of the second century BC, the Parthian Empire rose to become the main power in Iran, and the century-long geopolitical arch-rivalry between the Romans and the Parthians began, culminating in the Roman—Parthian Wars. The Sasanians established an empire within the frontiers achieved by the Achaemenids, with their capital at Ctesiphon.
Late-antiquity Sasanian Empire is considered one of the most influential periods of Iran, as their influence reached the culture of ancient Rome and through that as far as Western Europe ,   Africa ,  China , and India ,  and played a prominent role in the formation of the medieval art of both Europe and Asia.