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Musician Whose Song Was Used on Social Media Posts About Nationwide Protests in Iran Opens up About Anxiety

By Rollo Ross LOS ANGELES, Jan 26 (Reuters) - British singer-songwriter Tom Odell surged in popularity in the...

Remembering Lily Afshar, Master of Classical Guitar, University of Memphis Professor

By Nazanine Nouri The internationally renowned classical guitarist Lily Afshar passed away at the age of...

Prima Ballerina Haydeh Changizian Dreams of Reopening A Ballet School in Iran

By Katy Shahandeh Haydeh Changizian is an artist with an illustrious past. Formerly a Prima Ballerina...
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Kayhan Life Interviews Niyaz, the Iranian Musical Duo 

By Ahmad Rafat Niyaz is an Iranian musical duo created by the singer Azam Ali —...

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...

Salman Rushdie, Author Targeted by Iran Regime ‘Death Fatwa’ Releases New Novel After Stabbing...

By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Salman Rushdie's new novel "Victory City" will be published on Tuesday, nearly six months after a man repeatedly stabbed the...

Remembering Iradj Bagherzade: Celebrated Publisher, Founder of IB Tauris 

By Kayhan Life Staff Iradj Bagherzade, a leading international publisher of books on Middle East politics and history, passed away at his home in London...

Iran’s Government Closes Children’s Libraries to Cut Costs

By Kayhan Life Staff The Iranian government recently announced its plan to close some 1,000 libraries belonging to the Institute for the Development of Children...

Author Nazila Fathi, Ex-New York Times Reporter, Releases Children’s Book

By Nazanine Nouri Nazila Fathi is an Iranian-American author and a former New York Times reporter in Tehran. Fathi emigrated to Canada and later the U.S....

“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...

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Soccer- Iran Through to Next Round in World Cup Qualifiers

By Michael Church HONG KONG, March 26 (Reuters) - Qatar advanced to the third phase of Asia's 2026 World Cup qualifiers on Tuesday with a 2-1 victory over Kuwait as Iran, Uzbekistan and the United Arab Emirates joined Australia and Iraq in securing progress to the next...

Soccer- Iran Thrashes Turkmenistan in World Cup Qualifying

By Michael Church March 21 (Reuters) - Akram Afif scored twice as Asian champions Qatar defeated Kuwait 3-0 in Doha on Thursday to maintain their perfect start to the second round of the continent's preliminaries for the 2026 World Cup. Afif, wearing the captain's armband after Hassan Al-Haydos...

Soccer-Saudi’s Al Hilal Beats Iran’s Sepahan at Asian Champions League

By Michael Church HONG KONG, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Talking points from the week in Asian football: RONALDO CRITICISED FOR APPEARING TO MAKE OBSCENE GESTURE Cristiano Ronaldo faced a flurry of criticism after appearing to make an obscene gesture following the end of Al Nassr's 3-2 win over Al Shabab in...

Soccer-Qatar Beat Iran 3-2 in Thriller to Return to Asian Cup Final

By Rohith Nair DOHA, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Hosts and defending champions Qatar edged Iran 3-2 in a thrilling Asian Cup semi-final on Wednesday with striker Almoez Ali scoring the winner to set up a title clash with Jordan. In an end-to-end game at Al Thumama Stadium, Ali netted in the 82nd...

Soccer-Iran Question Arab Referee Appointment for Asian Cup Semi-final Against Qatar

By Rohith Nair DOHA, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Iran's Saeid Ezatolahi raised doubts about the AFC appointing an Arab referee for their Asian Cup semi-final clash against hosts and defending champions Qatar while he also complained about the lack of recovery time in the knockout stage. Wednesday's semi-final...

Soccer-Iran Defeats Asian Cup Favorites Japan

By Michael Church DOHA, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Talking points from the week in Asian football: SOUTH KOREA TO FACE JORDAN FOR ASIAN CUP FINAL BERTH Son Heung-min earned South Korea a spot in the last four of the Asian Cup in Qatar after his extra-time free kick downed...

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In Iran, Air Pollution Caused 27,000 Deaths Last Year, Official Says

By Kayhan Life Staff Air pollution has caused the deaths of thousands of Iranians since March 2023, Mehdi Pirhadi, the Chair of the Health, Environment...

Some 270 Iranian Cities Are Experiencing Severe Water Shortage, Officials Say

By Kayhan Life Staff A total of 269 cities are facing water shortages across Iran, although emergency measures have prevented disruptions in the water supply,...

Iran Shuts Down for Two Days Because of ‘Unprecedented Heat’

DUBAI, Aug 1 (Reuters) - Iran has announced Wednesday and Thursday this week will be public holidays because of "unprecedented heat" and told the elderly and people...

Large Areas of Iran Suffer Severe Drought; Human Lives At Risk  

By Kayhan Life Staff Entire areas of the northern, north-central, and central provinces of Alborz, Yazd, and Semnan in Iran are affected by severe drought,...

Toxic Smog: Iran’s Government Criticised for Winter ‘Air Pollution Catastrophe’

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ANALYSIS: Mapping Iran’s Biodiversity Hotspots To Create New Protected Areas

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By James Mackenzie, Parisa Hafezi and Jeff Mason JERUSALEM/DUBAI/WASHINGTON, April 14 (Reuters) - President Joe Biden warned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the U.S. will not take part in a counter-offensive against Iran if Israel decides to retaliate for a mass drone and missile attack...
April 14 (Reuters) - Israel used a multi-layered defence shield to block Iran's mass drone and missile attack on Israeli territory overnight. Its defensive array includes short-range Iron Dome and long-range Arrow-2 and Arrow-3 missiles. Israel has been honing its air defences since coming under...
By Samia Nakhoul and Pesha Magid DUBAI/RIYADH, April 14 (Reuters) - The Persian Gulf states are pushing to stop a full-blown regional war after Iran's unprecedented retaliatory strikes on Israel, sources in the region said, fearing new escalation could put them...
April 14 (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed his country would achieve victory after the military said it shot down almost all of the more than 300 drones and missiles launched by Iran in a sharp escalation of the Middle East conflict. The first...
By Lucila Sigal and Lucinda Elliott BUENOS AIRES, April 12 (Reuters) - A new ruling by Argentina's highest criminal court has blamed Iran for the fatal 1994 attack against the AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, declaring it a "crime against humanity" in...
By Ahmad Rafat After a year of investigating the brutal repression of the participants in the ‘Woman, Life, Freedom’ movement, the United Nations Independent Fact-Finding Committee has presented the results of its investigation at the recent meeting of the UN...
By Natasha Phillips An inquiry conducted by British lawmakers from several political parties and legal experts from the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) was launched in the UK Parliament on March 4, to investigate the situation of women and...
By Kayhan Life Staff In a recent ruling by the Revolution Court, Shervin Hajipour, a 25-year-old singer, was sentenced to three years and eight months in prison for his protest song ‘Baraye.’ The song gained prominence during a nationwide protest sparked...
By Hamed Mohammadi Feb. 25 will mark the second anniversary of Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine. As concerns grow over Russian President Vladimir Putin’s potential military aggression towards other Eastern European countries, representatives from several NATO European member states, commanders of...
By Kayhan Life Staff Iranian security forces in Tehran detained several journalists at the offices of the Fardaye Eghtesad news website in Tehran on Feb. 5, effectively holding them as “hostages.” According to some reports, members of an unidentified security agency...
January 29, 2024 Event to be held on Tuesday, January 29, 2024, at 7:00 PM PST at the Simon Wiesenthal Center-Museum of Tolerance. For immediate release Against the backdrop of the recent killing of US soldiers by Iranian proxies, the Simon Wiesenthal Center will...