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New Nobel Literature Academy Member Jila Mossaed Speaks to Kayhan Life

By Azadeh Karimi The Swedish Academy, which selects the laureate for the Nobel Prize in Literature, elected Jila Mossaed, an Iranian-Swedish author and poet, as...

House of Poet Farrokhzad’s Father Declared a National Site

Tehran City Council has listed the paternal home of the influential Iranian poet Forough Farrokhzad (1934-67) on the national register of historic sites, according...

Iranian Pioneer of Modernism Behjat Sadr Gets Show at London’s Mosaic...

The first UK exhibition dedicated to one of Iran’s pioneer modernist painters opened this weekend at London’s Mosaic Rooms. The show brings together a...

UNESCO Inscribes Iranian Game of ‘Chogan’ on Cultural Heritage List

Chogan, an ancient Iranian horse-riding game accompanied by music and storytelling, has been inscribed on UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of...

“Persian Picasso” Bahman Mohasses to Get London Exhibition This Year

In September of this year, London will host an exhibition of previously unseen works by the late painter Bahman Mohasses (1931-2010), known as “the...

The Wonders of Isfahan and Iran’s Heritage: Interview with Dr. Sussan Babaie

By Tara Biglari Islamic art, architecture and manifestations of power are themes that Dr. Sussan Babaie has spent a lifetime exploring. Author of numerous books...

Tehran MoCA’s New Director Discusses Projects With Europe

The new director of the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art (TMoCA), Ali Mohammad Zare, spoke in a recent interview about the museum's collaborations with...

“Reza Shah, Bless Your Soul,” Protesters Chanted

By Potkin Azarmehr “Reza Shah, Bless Your Soul”: This was the repeated chant that was heard during the 6 days of protests throughout Iran. They...

Iran Women’s Wrestling Team Wins First Place at Beirut Games

September 24, 2018 In its first international appearance, the Iranian women’s wrestling team topped the medal table with two golds and two bronzes at the Women Classic Wrestling Tournament held on September 22 and 23 in Beirut, Lebanon. Women wrestlers from Iran, Armenia, Syria, Georgia, Egypt,...

Soccer-Gentleman’s Agreement Keeps Queiroz in Charge in Iran

By Michael Church HONG KONG, Sept 10 (Reuters) - Carlos Queiroz will lead Iran into their first post-World Cup international when they meet Uzbekistan in Tashkent on Tuesday despite having failed to sign a new contract with Asia's number one ranked nation. The game against the...

Iranian Female Gymnasts Unable to Compete in Asian Games Due to Dress Code

The 18th Asian Games, also known as Jakarta-Palembang 2018, began on August 18 in Jakarta and ended September 2. More than 11,000 athletes from 45 nations competed in 40 different sporting events in this year’s games. Iran sent a delegation of 378 athletes, 98 of...

Iranian Minister Calls for Fans to Be Barred from Some Football Matches

Iran's Supreme National Security Council must prevent fans from attending some football matches held in large stadiums, the daily Iran has reported, quoting Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli. Mr. Fazli’s remarks were made in response to videos shared on social media in which football fans...

Asian Games – Iran’s Moradi Sets World Record in Weightlifting

JAKARTA, Aug 25 (Reuters)-Iranian weightlifter Sohrab Moradi broke the world record in the 94kg snatch event by lifting 189kg. He eclipsed the previous mark of 188kg set by Akakios Kakiavilis of Greece in 1999.    

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Trump Administration “Spiteful” – Rouhani

Oct 14 (Reuters) - The United States is seeking "regime change" in Iran, President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday, adding that the current U.S....

U.S. Is Seeking Regime Change in Iran – Rouhani

Oct 14 (Reuters) - The United States is seeking "regime change" in Iran, President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday, adding that the current U.S....

Iranians To Protest over Suspicious Death of Seven-Year-Old, Donya Veisi

By Natasha Phillips A protest is taking place today in the village of Garmash in Kurdistan (Iran) to highlight the death of Donya Veisi, a...

Iran Parliament Passes Measures Against Funding Terrorism

DUBAI, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Iran's parliament approved new measures against funding terrorism on Sunday, changes that officials hope will move Tehran closer to...

U.S. Counterterrorism Strategy Puts New Focus on Iran and Proxies

By Roberta Rampton and Jonathan Landay WASHINGTON, Oct 4 (Reuters) - The Trump administration is giving greater priority to Iran and radical groups it backs...

Iran Faces Sensitive Time Due to America, Economic Woes – Leader Says

GENEVA, Oct 4 (Reuters) - The people of Iran face a sensitive time because of the pressure from America and economic problems, Supreme Leader...

Germany, Israel Agree Iran Must Never Have Nuclear Weapons-Merkel

JERUSALEM, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Germany and Israel agree that Iran should never be allowed to acquire nuclear weapons but they differ on how...

Pompeo Says Iran Is Origin of Threat to U.S. Missions in Iraq

By Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON, Oct 3 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blamed Iran on Wednesday for threats to American missions in Iraq...

U.S. Withdraws from International Accords, Says UN World Court ‘Politicized’

By Roberta Rampton, Lesley Wroughton and Stephanie van den Berg WASHINGTON, Oct 3 (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Wednesday pulled out of two international...
The number of transgender persons who have decided to undergo sex reassignment surgery (SRS) in Iran has significantly increased in recent years, according to the health website Salamat News (salamatnews.com), citing a report by the Islamic Republic of Iran...
By Christian Lowe MOSCOW, Sept 14 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia, the United States and Russia can between them raise global output in the next 18 months to compensate for falling oil supplies from Iran and elsewhere, U.S. Energy Secretary Rick...
By Dan Williams JERUSALEM, Aug 22 (Reuters) - Sanctions that the United States reimposed on Iran have been more effective than expected, President Donald Trump's national security adviser said, although he noted the continuation of regional activity by Tehran opposed...
By Fred Parvaneh British-Iranian Asal Shirazi is a quiet, unassuming mother of five children who has studied law, medicine, and aromatherapy. She is also a licensed skin practitioner. Asal suffers from a life-threatening autoimmune disorder, yet soldiers on and has created...
Yara Shahidi is the Iranian-African-American star of the critically acclaimed ABC show Black-ish (which ran from 2014 until earlier this year) and an outspoken advocate for diversity in Hollywood and the importance of education for girls. She also just...
By Natasha Phillips Safwan Masri’s “Tunisia: An Arab Anomaly”, explores the key ingredients which helped Tunisia transition from authoritarian rule to peaceful democracy. The book charts the Arab Spring, which began in 2011, and also looks at Tunisia’s roots, as...

Iran

Tomato Squeeze: US Sanctions Begin to Distort Iran’s Economy

  By Andrew Torchia and Bozorgmehr Sharafedin DUBAI/LONDON, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Tomato paste is not the most obvious economic indicator, but in Iran, where it...

Overcoming Economic Hardships Requires Extraordinary Effort – Khamenei

By Parisa Hafezi DUBAI, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has ordered officials to urgently find solutions to ease an economic...

Iran Says Missile Attack in Syria Killed 40 “Leaders” of Islamic...

LONDON, Oct 2 (Reuters) - Iran said the missile attack it launched in Syria on Monday had killed 40 "top leaders" of Islamic State,...

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Law

U.S. Investigating Possible Stanchart Iran Breaches After 2012 Deal -CEO

By Lawrence White LONDON, Oct 9 (Reuters) - U.S. authorities are investigating whether Standard Chartered breached Iran-related compliance rules as recently as 2013, a year...

Iran Is New Transit Point for Somali Charcoal in Illicit Trade...

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Criminal networks are using Iran as a transit point for illicit Somali charcoal exports that earn...

U.S. Rejects Iran’s Legal Claim to Recover $1.75 Bln in Frozen...

THE HAGUE, Oct 8 (Reuters) - The United States on Monday asked judges at the International Court of Justice to throw out a claim...

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OPINION: Why U.S. Sanctions Won’t Change Iran’s Foreign Policy

By Maysam Behravesh Oct 8 (Reuters) - The messages from Tehran are stark. On October 1, Iranian forces fired six missiles at Islamic State positions...

OPINION: How Temporary Marriage, or Sigheh, is Spreading in Iran

By Shokouh Mirzadegi There have been news reports about the mushrooming of “chastity houses,” particularly in holy cities, and their increasing popularity with male foreign...

OPINION: 28 Mordad, the Myth That Haunts Iran

By Amir Taheri When writing of non-Western societies in the past century or so, many Western European and North American historians and chroniclers adopt one...

OPINION: Why Trump’s ‘Arab NATO’ Plan Won’t Curb Iran

By Maysam Behravesh (Maysam Behravesh is a journalist at the TV channel, Iran International and a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at...

OPINION: Iranian Regime’s Inability to Deliver Economic Well-Being

July 23, 2018 Iranians hoped that the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) would ease sanctions, reboot the economy and improve their lives. Yet...

OPINION: Where Is Trump Headed with His Tougher Policy Toward Iran?

By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON, July 31 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's offer of dialogue with Tehran belies a hardening of U.S. policy that intensifies economic...