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Persian Empire

The U.S. Best Selling Poet ... Is a Persian!

Kourosh Ziabari | Posted 11.10.2015 | Arts
Kourosh Ziabari

For those who are not closely familiar with the history of what is called the Middle East today, "Persia" mostly sounds like a weird and eccentric name that has to be looked for in the encyclopedias and textbooks.

Want to Annoy ISIS? Learn About This Awesome Ancient Queen.

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 09.04.2015 | Politics

Sledgehammering priceless statues. Bombing temples that date back to the era of Jesus and Augustus. In just a few short months, the Islamic State grou...

On Being Persian

Gina Nahai | Posted 10.14.2013 | World
Gina Nahai

Why do they call themselves Persian? The first time someone asked me this was on Harvest Day at my kids' school. I had just been introduced to a blo...

Purim 2011: What You Need To Know

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Purim is a spring holiday that commemorates the Jewish community's narrow escape from collective destruction in the ancient Persian Empire. The word i...

"Gold and Silk" Revive Past Splendors at Lebanon Museum

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

The rich gold threads, the draw of silk's soft touch, and the history that brought remarkable Caucasian and Ottoman embroideries to an eastern Mediterranean hill are a must-see for visitors to Lebanon.

Prince of Persia Slaughters Historical Accuracy

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Firas Al-Atraqchi

In the modern communications age, there is no excuse for a Hollywood blockbuster to be so off the mark.

Madam Secretary, the Name is Persian Gulf

Muhammad Sahimi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Muhammad Sahimi

The State Department statement was relatively brief: "The Secretary [of State Hillary Rodham Clinton] is pleased to announce the appointment of Dennis...