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World muslims mark Nowruz

Nowruz is the holiday also known as the Iranian New Year, which is celebrated worldwide by the Iranian and Turkic peoples, along with some other ethno-linguistic groups, as the beginning of the New Year. The UN's 64th General …

Baku to host concert for children dedicated to Novruz

A concert for children dedicated to Novruz will be held in Baku in the Heydar Aliyev Palace on March 24, the press service of the palace reported. Guests of the event will be able to see the performances of Asiman dance group, Dəcəl …

Ali Khamenei pardons prisoners on eve of Norouz

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei pardoned and commuted jail terms of a large number of eligible inmates on the eve of Norouz holidays.  The decree was issued at the request of …

Azerbaijan to celebrate Novruz for nine days

Azerbaijani will have nine non-working days during the Novruz holiday in 2017.   According to the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers, 20-24 March will be marked as an official holiday. As 18, 19, 25 and 26 March fall on …

Curfew introduced in provinces of Turkey, Novruz canceled

Interior Minister of Turkey, Efka Ala, has informed about introduction of curfew in the center of Şırnak and seven provinces of the country. Also, as TASS writes, some Turkish cities have canceled festivities in connection with spring …

Happy Novruz!

Today in Moscow, in the pavilion 75 of VDNKH, citywide events dedicated to the spring holiday Novruz officially started. Their opening was attended by representatives of 20 different nationalities and states. As Iran's Ambassador to …

Police prevent terrorists from ruining Novruz in Izmir

An action with the use of 'Molotov cocktails' and homemade explosives, which an unnamed organization intended to conduct under the cover of Novruz, has been prevented in Izmir. The Anadolu news agency writes that police detained …

Azerbaijan to celebrate Novruz for eight days

March 20-24 will be marked as an official holiday in Azerbaijan. The corresponding decision was taken by the Cabinet of Ministers of the country, according to the website of the Azerbaijani government. However, given the fact …