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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’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...

Soccer-Iran Lead the Way at Asia’s World Cup Qualifiers

(Reuters) - Iran will go up against the United Arab Emirates in the third round of the Asian and Pacific 2022 World Cup Qualifiers on October 7 as matches resume this week. Iran leads the way with the only perfect record in Group A, and are currently at...

Soccer-South Korea to face Iran in World Cup Qualifiers

Sept 27 (Reuters) - English Premier League-based duo Son Heung-min and Hwang Hee-chan have been included in South Korea's squad for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Syria and Iran. Paulo Bento's side host the Syrians on Oct. 7 before travelling to Tehran to meet...

Soccer-Gomis on Target as Former Champions Al Hilal See Off Esteghlal

Sept 13 (Reuters) - Goals from Bafetimbi Gomis and Salem Al Dawsari handed Saudi Arabia's Al Hilal a 2-0 win over Esteghlal from Iran and a place in the quarter-finals of the Asian Champions League on Monday. Gomis struck six minutes before half time to give the...
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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...
DUBAI, Oct 27 (Reuters) - Afghanistan's Taliban is eager to have dialogue with the international community, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi virtually said at a conference held in Iran. "The Taliban is eager to have dialogue with the world ......
By Arshad Mohammed and Humeyra Pamuk WASHINGTON, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Efforts to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal are at a "critical phase" and Tehran's reasons for avoiding talks are wearing thin, a U.S. official said on Monday while raising the...
By Maha El Dahan and Laila Bassam BEIRUT, Oct 21 (Reuters) - The leader of the Christian Lebanese Forces party denied on Thursday his group has fighters, dismissing accusations by Hezbollah that it has a militia and seeks civil war...
ADEN, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi movement said on Sunday it has seized new territory in the energy-rich provinces of Shabwa and Marib, gains confirmed by sources, as it presses an offensive likely to further complicate international...
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...
By Kayhan Life Staff The U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has removed three Iranians from its Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list. In September 2020, former U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration placed Behzad Daniel Ferdows and Mehrzad Daniel...
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A panel of outstanding Iranian women at the top UK research university discuss what is next in the road of STEM Wed, 6 October 2021 18:00 – 19:00 CEST About this event In 2017 Persia Educational Foundation established a scholarship fund...
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