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May, 11

May, 11, 1304 A.D.:
Ghazan Khan Dies

After the death of Chengiz Khan, the vast Mongol empire was divided into four pieces. The Ilkhanates founded by Hulagu Khan in 1256 ruled in Persia for 80 years. Ghazan Khan came to power in 1295. Born from a Christian mother and a Budhist father, he had converted to Islam and taken the name Mahmoud... Read Full Article:

May, 11, 1853 A.D.:
Ottoman Victory At The Battle Of Torches

The Battle of Torches was fought continuously between 8th & 11th of May, 1583, between the Ottoman and Safavid armies. The name of the battle refers to torches used during night clashes. In the first phase of the war the Ottomans had been able to conquer most of the Caucasus. Osman Pasha was appoi... Read Full Article:

May, 11, 1958 A.D.:
Khosrau Rouzbeh Executed

After a brief military tribunal, per Shah's approval, Khosrau Rouzbeh was executed. Major Rouzbeh was a communist activist who became an icon as a prodigy for his ability to escape detention several times. He continued anti regime underground activities until he was caught in a house in July, 1957. ... Read Full Article:

May, 11, 2014 A.D.:
Payment problems disrupting Iran food deals: sources

Jonathan Saul and Parisa Hafezi Reuters 9:41 p.m. CDT, May 10, 2014 LONDON/ANKARA (Reuters) - Payment problems are disrupting commercial food cargoes to Iran, with hundreds of thousands of tons of grain and sugar stuck in transit, as Western banking sanctions complicate deals and trade financiers s... Read Full Article:

May, 11, 2014 A.D.:
The top 10 stores for Persian rugs in Toronto

Persian rugs may not be as in vogue as they used to be but they' re still a good bet to add a timeless touch to your home. Although you can find a selection of rugs in pretty much any home decor store, there are select stores around Toronto that specialize in rugs of the Persian variety. In fact, ma... Read Full Article:

May, 11, 2014 A.D.:
‘Count to One’ to bring Omar Khayyam to Germans

TEHRAN, May 10 (MNA) – ‘Count to One,’ a puppet show directed by Zahra Sabri based on Omar Khayyam’s quartets will be performed in Germany. Zahra Sabri told Mehr News that the puppet show would be on stage in International Puppet Theatre Festival in Bochum 2014 (FIBNA) in Germany. “It is... Read Full Article:

May, 11, 2014 A.D.:
Iran stops oil sale to two European oil giants

TEHRAN, May 10 (MNA) – The head of international affairs of the NIOC has said Iran has stopped provision of oil to two European giants, Italian Eni and Norwegian StatoilHydro. Seyed Mohsen Qamsari told Mehr News that for the time being, NIOC had stopped crude oil and gas provision to these two gi... Read Full Article:

May, 11, 2014 A.D.:
Iran Finishes 2nd in AFC Futsal Championship

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran lost to Japan in the final match of the AFC Futsal Championship on Saturday. In the match held at the Phu Tho Gymnasium, Ho Chi Minh City, Iran lost to Japan in penalty shoot-out. The match finished 2-2 at the end of normal time. Vahid Shafiei put the Iranian futsal team ... Read Full Article:

May, 11, 2014 A.D.:
With Washington’s Syria Gambit in Tatters, Iran’s ‘Smart Power’ Strategy Working

TEHRAN (FNA)- One of the more persistent tropes in Western discourse about the Syrian conflict is that, by “siding with” the Assad government, the Islamic Republic of Iran has marginalized itself in regional affairs and squandered much of the soft power it had accumulated as the champion of regi... Read Full Article:

May, 11, 2014 A.D.:
AEOI )Atomic Energy Organization of Iran( Unveils 3 Medical Achievements

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran on Sunday unveiled three new medical achievements in a ceremony attended by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and AEOI Chief Ali Akbar Salehi. The medical achievements include Tubular Centrifuges, Recombinant Vaccine (for human and animals) and Ul... Read Full Article:

May, 11, 2014 A.D.:
Italian, Iranian Companies in Rivalry over Ownership of Malavan Football Club

TEHRAN (FNA)- An Italian firm and an Iranian company are in tight rivalry over the ownership of Iran's Malavan Football Club, the football club's former Managing Director Sadeq Doroudgar announced on Saturday. "Italy' HDC company has raised an offer through the Deputy Head of the (Italian) Genoa Fo... Read Full Article:

May, 11, 2014 A.D.:
Iran leader slams West's 'stupid' missile stance before talks

By Michelle Moghtader and Mehrdad Balali "They expect us to limit our missile program while they constantly threaten Iran with military action," Khamenei was quoted as telling the IRNA news agency while on a visit to an aeronautics fair held by the Revolutionary Guards. DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's Sup... Read Full Article:

May, 11, 2014 A.D.:
Pakistan PM visits Iran amid tensions

Tehran (AFP) - Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met Sunday with the Iranian president at the start of visit during which talks are likely to include border security and a stalled gas pipeline deal. Sharif and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani met briefly for lunch, and are to hold more in depth ... Read Full Article:

May, 11, 2014 A.D.:
Iran's president offers transparency in nuke talks

By NASSER KARIMI TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday his country has nothing to offer except transparency in nuclear talks with world powers, rebuffing hard-liners as negotiators seek a final deal over the Islamic Republic's contested program. The talks, resuming Tuesda... Read Full Article:

May, 11, 2014 A.D.:
Women addicted to drugs in Iran begin seeking treatment despite taboo

Mina, a 24-year-old drug addict, sleeps with her teddy bear at the Women-Only Rehab Center on the western outskirts of Tehran. Mina grew up with addicted parents. She started using drugs when she was 19. Mina, a 24-year-old drug addict, sleeps with her teddy bear at the Women-Only Rehab Center on th... Read Full Article:

Periods of the Iranian/Persian History by Dynasties