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Royalty still rules in these 10 countries

Brunei is small enough to escape most people’s notice. It sits on a speck of land along the northern coast of the island of Borneo, almost completely surrounded by Malaysia. Its leader is known as the Sultan of Brunei. Worth about $20 billion thanks to his tiny nation’s oil wealth, the sultan, whose given name is Hassanal Bolkiah, is part of ...

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10 PERSIAN SAYINGS THAT MAKE NO SENSE IN ENGLISH, PART TWO

This  literally means ‘Don’t be tired.’ It’s a nicety- you say it when you know someone’s been working hard, and you want to let them know that their work is appreciated. It’s a great way to begin a conversation- Salām! Khasté nabāshee! – or you can say it after someone’s completed any sort of work- be it housework, work at the office, ...

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Ancient persian engineering

Iran has made considerable advances in science and technology through education and training, despite international sanctions in almost all aspects of research during the past 30 years. Iran’s university population swelled from 100,000 in 1979 to 2 million in 2006. 70% of its science and engineering students are women.Iran’s scientific progress is reported to be the fastest in the world. Iran ...

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Andy Warhol’s trip to Iran

  “Andy Warhol is famous for his pop art work, especially his painting of 32 Campbell’s Soup cans. Few remember he once painted the queen of Iran. “ He went to Iran in 1976, when it was led by the Shah, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. Three years later, the Shah would be overthrown in the Iranian Revolution.Fereydoon Hoveyda, Iran’s ambassador to the ...

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