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Iranian-Born Ricci Moshir Wins Top Reggae Award For His Song ‘Wakayo’

By Fred Parvaneh Last November, Ricci Moshir (aka XOrasta Ricci) -- singer, songwriter, and leader of...
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After Live Duet With Female Artist, Musician Ali Ghamsari Banned from Performing

  9 Jan- The Iranian authorities have banned the tar virtuoso, songwriter and singer Ali Ghamsari...
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Iranian Pop Singer Banned After Releasing Anti-War Music Video

The Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance has banned Iranian pop singer Mehdi Yarrahi from...
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Women-Only Cast in Iran to Perform Bizet’s ‘Carmen’ for Women-Only Audience

An all-female production of Carmen, the famous opera written by the French composer George Bizet...

L.A. Rock Vocalist Soraya Sebghati Would Love to Perform in Iran

By Fred Parvaneh Soraya Sebghati is a songwriter and the lead vocalist of Night Talks (NightTalkstheband.com),...

Prominent Iranian Ayatollah Criticizes the Use of Wigs in Theatrical Production

  Ayatollah Jaffar Sobhani, a source of emulation (Shia Marja) and a former member of the...

Rock Concerts Banned at Tehran Music Festival, Azadi Tower

The public relations office of the Azadi Tower Art Complex (formerly known as Shahyad) has...

Victims of 1988 Mass Murders in Iran Remembered in Play by Niloofar Beyzaie

By Azadeh Karimi The latest work by the Iranian playwright and theater director Niloofar Beyzaie (1967-)...

Musicians Shajarian, Pournazeri to Perform Together in Turkey

Iranian singer, songwriter and Tombak player Homayoun Shajarian will appear for the first time in...

Composing the Track for “1979 Revolution”: Interview with Nima Fakhrara

By Fred Parvaneh Los Angeles resident Nima Fakhrara is one of three Iranian score composers in...

Empress Farah Pahlavi Launches Book on Modern Art in Iran

Kayhan Life: Empress Farah Pahlavi was in London earlier this week for the launch of a new art book, “Iran Modern,” about her significant contributions...

Author and Activist Masih Alinejad Speaks at LA Book Launch

By Fred Parvaneh On October 8, a group of friends in Los Angeles (led by Dr. Behzad Tabatabaie, Betty Kermanian, Nooshin Meshkaty and Hormoz and Susan...

New Book Takes Close Look at Iran’s Presidential System

By Tara Biglari "The Quest for Authority in Iran: A History of the Presidency from Revolution to Rouhani" is a new book that delves deep...

‘Boarding School Girls’ Co-Author Ferdows Remembers Childhood Away from Home

By Fred Parvaneh Roya Movahedi Ferdows and Soosan Daghighi were born in Iran and sent to different boarding schools in Britain at the age of...

Iran-Saudi Rivalry: How Far Does It Go? Interview with Author Simon Mabon

Simon Mabon is a lecturer in international relations at Lancaster University in the U.K. His book "Saudi Arabia and Iran: Soft Power Rivalry in...

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Iran’s National Basketball Team Advances to FIBA World Cup China 2019 

  February 25, 2019  - Iran's men’s basketball team defeated its Australian rival 85-74 on February 24 to secure a place at the 2019 FIBA World Cup hosted by China from August 31 to September 15. The win marks the third consecutive year that the...

Iranian Judoka Saeed Mollaei Throws Match to Avoid Israeli Opponent

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On the second day of the Paris Grand Slam 2019 earlier this month, Saeed Mollaei, an Iranian Judoka in the men’s 81-kilogram division, deliberately threw a match against Kazakhstan’s Ruslan Mussayev to avoid facing his Israeli opponent Sagi Muki in the next round.  Mr. Mollaei...

Soccer-Zenit Sign ‘Iranian Messi’ Azmoun, Colombia’s Barrios

MOSCOW, Feb 2 (Reuters) - Zenit St Petersburg have signed Iran striker Sardar Azmoun from Rubin Kazan and Colombia midfielder Wilmar Barrios from Boca Juniors, the Russian league leaders said on their website https://en.fc-zenit.ru/news/2019-02-01-serdar-azmun-perekhodit-v-zenit-.htm. The financial details were not disclosed but media reports said Azmoun,...

Soccer-Queiroz Stands down as Iran Coach After Semi-Final Defeat

By Nick Mulvenney AL AIN, United Arab Emirates, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Carlos Queiroz said he was standing down after nearly eight years as Iran coach on Monday following his team's 3-0 loss to Japan in the semi-finals of the Asian Cup. The former Real Madrid coach had...

Soccer-Iran v Japan – Asian Cup Semi-Final

Jan 27 (Reuters) - Factbox ahead of Monday's Asian Cup semi-final between Iran and Japan: WHERE & WHEN: Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain (capacity: 25,053) Kickoff 6.00pm local time (1400 GMT) MATCH OFFICIALS Referee: Chris Beath (Australia) Assistant referees: Matthew Cream, Anton Shchetinin (both Australia) Fourth Official: Kim Dong-jin (South...

Soccer-We Must Be Ourselves in Asian Cup Semi – Iran Coach Queiroz

By Nick Mulvenney ABU DHABI, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Carlos Queiroz says his Iran side must believe in themselves and their football when they face four-times champions Japan in Al Ain on Monday looking to book a spot in the Asian Cup final for the...

Iran Recalls Ambassador to Kenya over Court Case

GENEVA, March 17  - Iran recalled its ambassador to Kenya because of a court decision upholding sentences for two Iranians in jail, foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi...

U.S. Navy Veteran Detained in Iran Gets 10 Years in Prison, Lawyer Says

By Joseph Ax March 16 - A U.S. Navy veteran has been sentenced to 10 years in an Iranian prison, his family's lawyer said, after he...

U.S. Aims to Cut Iran Oil Exports to Under 1 mln...

By Humeyra Pamuk WASHINGTON, March 13 - The United States aims to cut Iran's crude exports by about 20 percent to below 1 million barrels per...

Pompeo to Meet Oil Execs, Push U.S. Crude Exports, Iran Policy...

By Ron Bousso and Gary McWilliams HOUSTON, March 12 - U.S. Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo will meet with top oil executives before he addresses...

US Citizen Michael White Sentenced in Iranian Court – Agencies

By Babak Dehghanpisheh GENEVA, March 11  - A U.S. citizen held in Iran has been sentenced for an unspecified crime, Iranian news agencies reported on Monday, in a...

Hezbollah Calls on Supporters to Donate as Sanctions Pressure Bites

BEIRUT, March 8  - Lebanon's Hezbollah on Friday called on its supporters to donate money as it comes under increasing pressure from Western sanctions...

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OPINION: A Response to Brian Hook 

By Mehrdad Khonsari Brian Hook, the U.S.’s Special Representative for Iran recently released a video message for the Iranian people filmed outside what used to...

OPINION: Why the Iranian Opposition Has Achieved Little Since 1979

February 7, 2019 By Fazel Gheibi We who have been opposing the Islamic Republic are in the same place we were 40 years ago. We know...

OPINION: Ayatollah Jazayeri Comes to Britain to Spread Iran’s Islamic Revolution

By Potkin Azarmehr   Speculation mounted in Iran on February 11, when Ayatollah Jazayeri, the Friday Prayer leader for Ahvaz in Iran’s southwestern oil-rich province of Khuzestan,...