Sunday, April 5, 2020

Iran Warns of Coronavirus Surge After Many Ignore ‘Stay Home’ Rules

DUBAI, April 4 (Reuters) - A senior Iranian health official said the greater Tehran area may face a coronavirus resurgence after many residents flouted...

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Iranian State TV is Urged by Guild to Allow Broadcasts of Musical Performances 

By Azadeh Karimi The Iranian Musicians Union has written to the president of the Islamic Republic...
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Making History: Andy Madadian Gets Star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame

By Fred Parvaneh On January 17th, the singer and actor Andy Madadian -- nicknamed "the Persian...

Iran Continues to Ban Actors Who Were Famous Before the Revolution

By Azadeh Karimi  The chairman of the Fajr International Film Festival (FIFF) has turned down Mohsen...

Iranian Film and Theater Actress Shahla Riahi Dies Aged 92

By Azadeh Karimi   Shahla Riahi, the renowned film and stage actress and Iran’s first female director,...

Googoosh Pays Tribute to Dead Iranian Protesters In Sold-Out Paris Mega-Concert

By Nazanine Nouri Googoosh took Paris by storm with a sold-out concert at the 3,700-seat Palais...

Iranian Stage Directors Face Difficulty Adapting Persian Works, Playwright Says 

By Azadeh Karimi There are fewer restrictions on Iranian authors living in the Islamic Republic to...

Iran’s Ministry of Culture Stops Release of Album Containing Rumi Poem

By Azadeh Karimi The poetry committee of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance’s Office for...

Oscars Selection Process Criticized by Iran’s Filmmakers

By Azadeh Karimi The Farabi Cinema Foundation (FCF), which promotes the Islamic Republic’s film industry abroad,...

Iran Has Banned 52 Women Musicians from Performing Since January 

The Iranian authorities have banned the cellist Elmira Nematzadeh and the daf player Negar Ezazi,...

Iranian Singer Alireza Ghorbani’s Concert Is Canceled for Security Reasons

The Iranian authorities have canceled a Tehran concert by the singer-songwriter Alireza Ghorbani earlier this...
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Breaking the Barriers to Gender Equality: Interview with Author Nina Ansary

By Nazenin Ansari Did you know that the world’s first chemist was a woman? Or that the first female astronomer and the first female mathematician were...

Iran Revokes Publication Permit for Turkish Author Elif Shafak’s Novel

By Azadeh Karimi Iran’s Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance has revoked the publication permit for a novel by the award-wining Turkish-British author Elif Shafak,...
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BOOK REVIEW: The Lasting Legacy of Shapour Bakhtiar, Iran’s Late Prime Minister

By Ahmad Rafat   “The Lasting Legacy of Shapour Bakhtiar,” by Dr. Ebrahim Biparva, is a collection of articles written by various people about Shapour Bakhtiar...

How Cholera Transformed Iran: Interview with Author Amir Afkhami

      Few diseases have killed so many and so randomly throughout history as has cholera. While mostly –though not entirely -- dealt with throughout the...

Sotheby’s Senior Director Roxane Zand Co-Authors Book on Geometry and Art in Mideast

By Cyrus Naji The British Museum in London recently hosted the launch of “Geometry and Art in the Modern Middle East,” an exploration of the...

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Olympics-Iran’s Judo World Champion Mollaei to Fight for Mongolia in Tokyo

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, March 3 (Reuters) - World judo champion Saeid Mollaei of Iran, who fled his country last year, will compete at this year's Tokyo Olympics for Mongolia after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) approved his nationality switch on Tuesday. The 2018 world champion fled Iran for Germany...

Iran’s Taekwondo Medalist Alizadeh Might Enter 2020 Olympics Under a Different Flag 

By Reza Hamidi Iran's only female Olympic medalist Kimia Alizadeh, who recently moved to Germany, could compete in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics either as a member of the IOC Refugee Olympic Team (EOR) or as a permanent resident or naturalized citizen of another country if...

Iranian Clubs Agree to Neutral Venue for Champions League Matches – AFC

Jan 23 (Reuters) - Iranian clubs Esteghlal and Shahr Khodro have agreed to play the home legs of their Asian Champions League preliminary round ties at neutral venues, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said on Thursday, averting reported threats of a boycott. Shahr Khodro were scheduled...

Iran’s Only Female Olympic Medallist Moving to Germany – Coach

AMSTERDAM, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Iran's only female Olympic medallist Kimia Alizadeh, who has said she had left her homeland because she had had enough of being used as a propaganda tool, is moving to Germany, her Dutch coach said. https://kayhanlife.com/news/kayhan/kayhan-lifes-nazenin-ansari-speaks-to-the-bbc-about-olympic-medalist-kimia-alizadeh-and-her-decision-to-defect/ Alizadeh, who won taekwondo bronze at...

Soccer-Iran Gives FIFA Commitment on Women’s Access to Matches – Source

By Simon Evans DOHA, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Iran's Football Federation has given world governing body FIFA a written commitment that women will be allowed to attend matches in the domestic club league, a source with knowledge of the discussions said on Friday. In October, Iranian women watched...

World Wrestling Body Postpones Greco-Roman Cup in Iran Citing Security Concerns

By Hamed Mohammadi The United World Wrestling (UWW), formerly known as the International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles (FILA), postponed the 2019 Greco-Roman World Cup initially scheduled for November 28 and 29 in Tehran amid concerns for the safety and security of the wrestling teams...

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Vast Areas of Iran’s Caspian Hyrcanian Mixed Forests Destroyed by Fire

By Azadeh Karimi Since early February, warm winds have fueled at least 62 wildfires that have burned 130 hectares of the Caspian Hyrcanian Mixed Forests...

Thousands of Migratory Birds Dying of Bacterial Infection in Iran Wetlands,...

By Azadeh Karimi Thousands of migratory birds have died of apparent bacterial infection in the Miankaleh Wildlife Sanctuary and Wetland, in the northern provinces of...

Flash Floods in Southeastern Iran Destroy Homes, Displace Thousands  

By Azadeh Karimi Torrential rains earlier this month have led to flash floods that have devastated vast areas of Sistan and Baluchestan, destroying villages, leaving...

Tehran Ranks Among World’s Most Polluted Cities

By Azadeh Karimi   Tehran Air Quality Control Company’s real-time air quality index (AQI) ranked Tehran the sixth most polluted city in the world on November...

Iranian Official Criticizes Release of Trophy Hunting Video on Social Media

By Azadeh Karimi   Kiumars Kalantari, the deputy director of the Department of Environment’s Office for Wildlife and Biodiversity, has condemned the publication of footage on...

Iranians Should Drive Less to Reduce Pollution, Expert Says

By Azadeh Karimi   While current air quality regulations and emission standards are much more stringent than 20 years ago, there has been a concerted effort...
DUBAI, April 5 (Reuters) - Iran's president said on Sunday "low-risk" economic activities would resume from April 11 in the Middle Eastern country worst-affected by the new coronavirus. Iran has been struggling to curb the spread of the highly infectious...
April 5 (Reuters) - The death toll in Iran from the outbreak of the new coronavirus has reached 3,603, health ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpur said in a statement broadcast live on state TV on Sunday. One hundred and fifty one...
DUBAI, April 4 (Reuters) - Most of the 70 inmates who escaped from a prison in western Iran last month are now back in jail, Iranian authorities said on Saturday, even though about 100,000 prisoners have been granted temporary...
DUBAI, April 3 (Reuters) - A United Nations rights official on Friday voiced concern over prisoners after reports of unrest in facilities prompted by worries over a coronavirus outbreak in countries including Iran, one of the worst-hit in the world. With...
By Reza Hamidi Iranian companies will soon be able to buy food products, medicine, and medical equipment from a list of 50 Swiss-based exporters, using a payment channel approved by the U.S. Treasury Department, according to Sharif Nezam-Mafi, the chairman...
By Steve Stecklow LONDON, March 2 (Reuters) - China’s Huawei Technologies, which for years has denied violating American trade sanctions on Iran, produced internal company records in 2010 that show it was directly involved in sending prohibited U.S. computer equipment to Iran’s...
By Thomas Escritt BERLIN, Feb 29 (Reuters) - A drama film shot in secret to evade government censorship that highlights the moral dilemmas faced by those caught in the web of Iran's capital punishment machine won the Berlin Film Festival's Golden...
By Azadeh Karimi Some 12,000 foreign nationals applied for asylum in Germany in January, of which 524 were Iranians, according to a report by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF), a Federal agency operating under the auspices of...
By Azadeh Karimi   Health workers, using thermometer guns to measure the temperatures of car passengers at various highway checkpoints across Iran, have identified 6,500 possible new cases of coronavirus infections among those traveling since just before the start of the...
By Adom Saboonchian How can we protect ourselves from the novel Coronavirus, and the effects of self isolation on the body and mind? Kayhan Life put these questions and more to Saeed Khalilirad, a UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) registered psychodynamic...
By Roshanak Astaraki   Iranian airlines have reported a massive drop in the volume of air travel since the outbreak of the coronavirus, Reza Jafarzadeh, the Spokesman for Iran Civil Aviation Organization has said. “Recent data has shown that 70 to 90...
By Azadeh Karimi   The Iranian government believes that the Level-3 quarantine, which has been in effect across the country in the past two weeks, will ultimately help contain the spread of coronavirus, according to Kiyanoush Jahanpour, the Spokesman for the...