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10 December 2021
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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...

Grammy-Nominated Kaveh Rastegar Performs With Springsteen, Writes for Bruno Mars 

By Nazanine Nouri Question: Which Iranian-American musician and songwriter came close to winning a Grammy Award...

Ballerina Farzaneh Kaboli Offers Dance Instruction to Women in Iran 

By Firouzeh Ramezanzadeh Farzaneh Kaboli is an Iranian ballet dancer, choreographer, stage and film actress. She...

Iranian-Irish Fusion Band Nava Is Nominated for Irish Folk Award; We Meet Co-Founder Coohe

By Kayhan Life Staff Nava is a four-person Iranian-Irish musical group based in Dublin. Formed in...

Iranians Remember Master Vocalist Shajarian With His Freedom Song ‘Morgh e Sahar’

By Nazanine Nouri Iranians around the world are mourning the loss of the legendary classical Persian...

Playing Heavy Metal and Drumming as a Woman in the Islamic Republic of Iran – Interview With Shirin Vaezi

By Natasha Phillips       Pioneering Iranian musician Shirin Vazei has played the drums for several rock bands...

“Battle of the Ayatollahs”: Author Alex Vatanka Discusses Iran’s Future 

By Natasha Phillips The politics of post-revolutionary Iran has been analyzed by states and experts around the world for decades. Understanding the regime’s opaque political...

Marjan Kamali Discusses HBO Adaptation of Her Book “The Stationery Shop”

By Kayhan Life Staff   The Iranian-American author Marjan Kamali, whose novel “The Stationery Shop” was published in 2019, is about to see it come to...

Co-Founder of Chart-Topping Band “Shahin & Sepehr” Releases Novel

By Fred Parvaneh Sepehr Haddad — a recording artist who co-founded the band Shahin & Sepehr — has just released his debut novel, “A Hundred...

Empress Farah’s Pre-Revolution Curator Donna Stein Tells Tehran Museum Story in New Book

By Tim Cornwell In May 1975, a group of prominent Iranians arrived in New York for a shopping spree with a difference. They included Dr....

“Iran’s Napoleon” in Exile: Reza Shah’s Life After Abdication Is Evoked in New Book...

By Tim Cornwell When the wife of the British governor of Mauritius learned that Reza Shah, the former Shah of Iran, was to make the...

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Soccer-Iran Ease Past Syria to Reach Verge of World Cup Finals

By Michael Church HONG KONG, Nov 16 (Reuters) - Iran moved within touching distance of a third consecutive World Cup finals appearance as Dragan Skocic's side brushed Syria aside 3-0 in Amman on Tuesday to maintain their unbeaten run in Group A of Asia's preliminaries for Qatar...

Soccer-Late Show Keeps Iran Unbeaten as Skocic’s Side Break Lebanese Hearts

By Michael Church HONG KONG, Nov 11 (Reuters) - Iran claimed a dramatic 2-1 win over Lebanon at Saida Stadium on Thursday as added time goals from Sardar Azmoun and Ahmad Nourollahi maintained their unbeaten run and kept Dragan Skocic's side top of their World Cup qualifying...

Soccer-Porto Striker Taremi Dropped for Iran’s World Cup Qualifiers

Nov 7 (Reuters) - Porto striker Mehdi Taremi has been left out of Iran's squad for their World Cup preliminaries against Lebanon and Syria in coming days by coach Dragan Skocic. No reason has been given why Taremi, who has scored 10 times this season for...

Soccer-Iran’s Jahanbakhsh Sets Sights on Early World Cup Qualification

Oct 13 (Reuters) - Alireza Jahanbakhsh vowed Iran would push to complete their quest for a place at next year's World Cup at the earliest opportunity after netting his nation's equaliser against South Korea in qualifying for Qatar 2022 in Tehran on Tuesday. Jahanbakhsh's header...

Soccer-Iran Holds Joint Perfect Record in Asia World Cup Qualifiers

(Reuters) - Saudi Arabia retained the last perfect record in the final phase of Asia's World Cup preliminaries on Tuesday as Herve Renard's side claimed a 3-2 victory over China in Jeddah. Sami Al Naji scored twice in the first half and Firas Al Buraikan...

Soccer-Iran Maintains Perfect Start in Final Round of Qualifiers

Reuters: Iran maintained their perfect start to the final round of qualifying in Group A on Thursday, as Mehdi Taremi's goal secured a 1-0 over the United Arab Emirates in Dubai, the third win in a row for Dragan Skocic's side. The Porto forward netted...
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Pistachio Soup

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...

SPECIAL REPORT – He Returned to Iran to Help Save Its...

TORONTO, Canada, April 27 (Reuters) - Iranian scientist Kaveh Madani's career was in full bloom as he settled into his seat in early 2018 for...

Caspian Sea Water Level Is At 30-Year Low, Iranian Official Says

By Azadeh Karimi The water level in the Caspian Sea dropped 13 centimeters between 2018 and 2019, according to Seyyed Masumeh Bani-Hashemi, the director of...
By John Irish, Francois Murphy and Parisa Hafezi PARIS, Nov 28 (Reuters) - World powers and Iran return to Vienna on Monday for a last ditch effort to salvage a 2015 nuclear deal, but few expect a breakthrough as Tehran's atomic activities...
JERUSALEM, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Israel worries Iran will secure a windfall in sanctions relief in renewed nuclear negotiations with world powers but will not sufficiently roll back projects with bomb-making potential, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Sunday. Negotiators will...
WASHINGTON, Nov 24 (Reuters) - The United States will not stand idly by if Iran gets too close to a nuclear weapon, U.S. Special Envoy for Iran Rob Malley said in interview excerpts released on Wednesday ahead of next week's resumption of talks...
By Francois Murphy VIENNA, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Time is running out for the U.N. atomic watchdog to gain access to re-install cameras at a centrifuge-parts workshop in Iran, as the agency will soon be unable to guarantee equipment is not...
By Kayhan Life Staff The Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Organization (customs and borders protection) has released new guidelines for fining dealers and consumers of alcoholic drinks based on the market value of the products and the U.S. dollar exchange...
By Natasha Phillips A letter by the London-based NGO Campaign to Free Political Prisoners in Iran (CFPPI) asked the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to investigate Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi for alleged human rights violations committed in the 1980s...
By Matthew Lavietes and Rachel Savage NEW YORK/LONDON, Aug 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It was never easy being gay or transgender in Afghanistan. Now it could be deadly, according to LGBT+ Afghans, whose fear of violence under the Taliban...
By Natasha Phillips A new law in Iran that transfers the power to grant and revoke lawyers’ licenses from the Iranian Bar Association (IBA) to the judiciary could make it easier for the government to detain individuals for financial gain, according to...
On Friday, 10 December 2021, Persia Educational Foundation will mark Human Rights Day and formally announce the Abdolreza Ansari Scholarship. Earlier this year, in honor of one of Persia Educational Foundation’s founding trustees, Persia established and began to accept donations...
    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...
Our Identity, Solidarity, and National Resolve Throughout History Norooz Charity Foundation is a U.S.-based non-profit public charity organization run mainly by volunteers and dedicated to helping Iranian asylum seekers. Since its establishment in North Carolina in 2004, the organization has...
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