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Getty Villa’s Open-Air Persian Concerts Feature Fared Shafinury, Awardwinning Setar Virtuoso

By Fred Parvaneh On June 25, 2022, Farhang Foundation, a nonprofit organization established to celebrate and...

Iran Arrests Four Female Vocalists; Women Face More and More Constraints

By Kayhan Life Staff Authorities in Minab, in the southern province of Hormozgan, arrested four female...
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INTERVIEW: Israeli-Iranian Singer Liraz Charhi to Debut Her Album “Zan” In London Concert

By Ahmad Rafat Liraz Charhi, a 31-year-old Israeli Singer of Iranian descent, will debut her album...

INTERVIEW: Singer Niaz Nawab Fuses Persian Poetry With Western Sound

By Fred Parvaneh   Niaz Nawab is an Iranian-born singer, songwriter, multi-instrumental musician, and music teacher currently...

INTERVIEW: Hollywood Soundtrack Composer, Niyaz Founder Loga Ramin Torkian

By Fred Parvaneh Loga Ramin Torkian is an Iranian-born instrumentalist and composer and co-founder of the...

Singing About Hijab: Pop Vocalist Golazin Speaks to Kayhan Life

By Ahmad Rafat Golazin Ardestani, better known as “Golazin” or “Gola,” is an Iranian-born Trap pop...

Googoosh Embarks on World Tour, Releases Album 21 Years After Her Comeback

By Nazanine Nouri Googoosh, one of the most influential Iranian pop artists of all time and...

EXCLUSIVE: The Sweet Destiny of Arash Sobhani, The Kiosk Band Leader Speaks to Kayhan Life

By Ahmad Rafat Arash Sobhani is the founder of the pioneering Iranian rock group Kiosk. An...

Half-Iranian Eurovision Contestant Barbara Pravi Draws Comparisons With Edith Piaf 

By Nazanine Nouri Barbara Pravi is a half-Serbian, half-Iranian singer-songwriter who finished second in the Eurovision...
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Silenced Musicians of Iran Come Together on Homanity Album

Music in Iran dates back thousands of years. Archeological records from the 3rd millennium BC...

“Exiles from Paradise”: Novelist Brigitte Adès Explores the Life of Iranians in the West

By Firouzeh Nabavi Brigitte Adès is a French journalist and author who, for the past 25 years, has been the UK bureau chief of the...

Jewish-Iranian Industrialist Habib Elghanian Is Remembered in Granddaughter’s Book: Interview

By Nazanine Nouri Habib Elghanian was one of the most prominent industrialists in pre-revolutionary Iran. From modest beginnings, he worked his way up to running...

Life At the Italian Embassy in Tehran: Ambassador’s Daughter Writes Graphic Novel

By Ahmad Rafat Chiara Mezzalama has a special relationship with Iran: She moved there two years after the 1979 Revolution when her father, Francesco Mezzalama,...

Iranian-Born Journalist Farah Nayeri Releases Book on Art and Censorship

By Natasha Phillips Artists are regularly monitored and censored nowadays in places such as the Middle East and Asia. According to a new book by...

Empress Farah Republishes Pre-Revolution Memoirs, Discusses Them in Harvard Interview

By Nazanine Nouri “1001 Days: Memoirs of an Empress” is the title of a memoir that Empress Farah Pahlavi wrote in 1976, three years before...

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Iranian Women’s National Taekwondo Team Wins the 2022 Asian Championships

By Kayhan Life Staff Iranian women’s national taekwondo team won first place at the 2022 Asian Taekwondo Championships, taking home three gold, two silver, and one bronze model, and scoring a historic achievement in women’s sports. Nahid Kiani (bantamweight -53 kg), Zahra Pouresmaeil (middleweight -73 kg),...

Soccer-‘Match of the Century’, Iran’s History Man Mahdavikia Recalls US Clash

By Michael Church HONG KONG, June 22 (Reuters) - More than two decades have passed since Iran's Mehdi Mahdavikia famously sealed a 2-1 victory over the United States but the thrill of delivering his country their first ever World Cup win has not faded. Tuesday marked the 24th...

Soccer- Wales Joins Iran in World Cup Group

By Simon Evans CARDIFF, June 6 (Reuters) - It has been 62 years since Wales last appeared in the World Cup finals but their interim manager Rob Page believes his side can make a real impact in Qatar and progress from their group. Wales beat Ukraine 1-0 in...

Soccer-Canada to Host Panama in Place of Cancelled Iran Friendly

May 31 (Reuters) - Canada will host Panama this weekend in place of the cancelled friendly with Iran that led the national governing body to announce a review of its process for scheduling international matches. Canada Soccer said on Tuesday that the men's national team would face Panama on...

Canada Cancels Football Match with Iran Under Pressure From Plane Downing Victims’ Families

By Ahmad Rafat A recent campaign by the Association of Families of Flight PS752 Victims forced the Canadian Football Federation to cancel a preparatory match for the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) World Cup Qatar 2022 between the Canadian and Iranian national football teams...

Soccer-Canada Soccer Cancels Game Against Iran

May 26 (Reuters) - Canada Soccer has cancelled a friendly between the men's national team and Iran next month, the national governing body said on Thursday, following widespread opposition to the fixture. No reason was given for the cancellation of the game that was set to be played on June 5...

Iran Can Prevent Water Scarcity Predicted by UN Agency, Official Says

By Kayhan Life Staff Iran will face water stress by 2025 and water scarcity by 2040, the Tehran-based Hamshahri newspaper reported on June 26, quoting...

The Struggle to Save Iraq’s Last Persian Leopards

By Charlotte Bruneau and Mohammed Jalal SULAIMANIYA, Iraq, April 21 (Reuters) - Tying a camera trap around a tree trunk on Bamo mountain in Iraq's...

ANALYSIS: As Iran Faces “Water Bankruptcy”, Drought Exposes Past Problems, Future...

By Maya Gebeily BEIRUT, July 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Severe water shortages in Iran in recent weeks have prompted electricity outages and even sparked deadly protests,...

Youth Killed in Iran Water Crisis Protests

DUBAI, July 17 (Reuters) - A young man was shot dead during a second night of protests over water shortages in southwest Iran, a local official...

Iranian Cities Experience Frequent Power Cuts

By Kayhan Life Staff Several Iranian cities have been experiencing frequent power cuts in recent days. Vast areas of the country have been without electricity...

ANALYSIS: Iran’s Water Resources Require Urgent Action 

By Hamed Mohammadi and Roshanak Astaraki Water has always occupied an important and unique place in the global culture and literature of Iran. It is...
By Arshad Mohammed WASHINGTON, June 30 (Reuters) - The chances of reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal are worse after indirect U.S.-Iranian talks in Doha that ended without progress, a senior U.S. official told Reuters on Thursday. "The prospects for a deal after...
By Arshad Mohammed and Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, June 30 (Reuters) - Senior Western officials voiced doubts about reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal on Thursday, with the European Union saying it "might not make it over the finishing line" and a...
By Parisa Hafezi DUBAI, June 30 (Reuters) - The spectre of an emerging Arab-Israeli bloc that could tilt the Middle East balance of power further away from Iran is driving the Islamic Republic to pursue nuclear talks with world powers with renewed determination, officials...
By Dan Williams JERUSALEM, June 29 (Reuters) - Israel accused the Iranian-backed Lebanese militia Hezbollah on Wednesday of conducting a cyber operation designed to disrupt a U.N. peacekeeping mission on the border between the countries, and threatened harsh Israeli retaliation against enemy...
By Natasha Phillips Women in Iran have expressed sympathy for their fellow women in the US after the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade, a landmark case which protected a woman’s right to an abortion. Since the ruling was handed down on June 24,...
By Kayhan Life Staff Iranian Minister of Health Dr. Bahram Eynollahi recently issued a directive titled “Saving and Protecting Healthy Foetus,” banning prenatal screenings for pregnant women younger than 35 whose other children were born with no genetic disorder or...
By Natasha Phillips A former Iranian police officer seeking asylum in the UK said his life would be at risk if he was sent to Rwanda under a controversial deportation plan unveiled in April by the British government. The Rwanda asylum plan targets...
By Kayhan Life Staff A group of 29 political prisoners and activists in Iran have issued a statement titled “Declaration 401” hailing Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi as the “coordinator, leader and spokesperson for the movement” and supporting his proposed...
London (19 January 2022): To honour the life of one of its founders, Persia Educational Foundation formally launched the Abdolreza Ansari Scholarship on Human Rights Day, marking the first anniversary of his passing. The webinar included distinguished panellists including well-known...
By Kayhan Life Staff Ardeshir Zahedi, Iran’s Foreign Minister from 1966 to 1971 and its onetime ambassador to Washington and London, died in Montreux, Switzerland, on Nov. 18, aged 93. The family of “Ardeshir Khan,” as he was called by...
Persia & Kayhan Life invite you to join our stellar panelists Amir Taheri, Sam Loni, Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, Nazenin Ansari and Safoora Biglari at our December #webinar! On Friday, 10 December 2021, Persia Educational Foundation and Kayhan Life will mark #HumanRights Day and formally...
    Organization: The Aban Tribunal  Five-Day International People’s Tribunal Heard Witness Testimonies of Use of Force and Torture, Invited Hundreds More to Testify 11/15/2021 The Iran Atrocities Tribunal, also known as the Aban Tribunal, has adjourned after five days of heart wrenching testimonies...