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Mummy found in Iran could be of Reza Shah

A mummified body found near a shrine in Tehran could be of the early 20th-century Iranian monarch Reza Shah, a polarising figure whose reappearance would be problematic for the country’s present Islamic leaders.  …

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Baku to host 4th British Film Spring

The British Council Azerbaijan in partnership with the British Embassy in Azerbaijan and Nizami Cinema Centre will organize the fourth British Film Spring, bringing the best and brightest new UK films to an Azerbaijan audience on May 1-6, …

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Italian Opera Days in Baku start on April 21

The Italian Embassy in Baku will present the Italian Opera Days dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the death of Gioachino Rossini. Italian Opera Days will start with the performance of one of the leading contemporary dance companies …

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Oscar-winning director Milos Forman dies at 86

Oscar-winning director Milos Forman, known for works such as "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest," has died at the age of 86, Channel NewsAsia reported citing Czech news agency CTK. The Czech-American …

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 Saudi Arabia set to host its first fashion week

Saudi Arabia will host its first fashion week from April 10 which will take place at the Ritz Cartlon in Riyadh, Gulf News reported. The four-day event will feature local Arab designers and European brand names including Roberto …

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Asghar Farhadi's film to open Cannes festival

The Cannes film festival will open next month with Iranian director Asghar Farhadi's new film Everybody Knows. Organizers said that the psychological thriller shot in Spanish and starring Penelope Cruz and Javier …

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Saudi Arabia to open 100 theaters by 2030

AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc., controlled by China’s Dalian Wanda, was granted the first cinema license in Saudi Arabia and plans to open 100 theaters with the country’s Public Investment Fund. AMC, the world’s …

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