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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...

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...

Persepolis Celebrations Are Focus of New Book by UCLA’s Robert Steele

By Cyrus Kadivar In October 1971, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran, held a celebration to commemorate the 2,500th anniversary of the founding of...

Armenian Women’s Role in the History of Modern Iran: Author Interview

By Adom Sabanchian The Armenian community in Iran has a long and rich history. There are the indigenous Armenians who inhabited the territory that is Iran...

‘Black Wave’: Ex-BBC Journalist Kim Ghattas Analyzes Iran and Saudi Arabia in Book

By Firouzeh Nabavi The Middle East is one of the hardest areas of the world for journalists to cover. It requires not only a grasp...

‘Superabundantly Talented’ Author Ottessa Moshfegh Releases New Book

  By Nazanine Nouri Ottessa Moshfegh is an award-winning American author and novelist of Iranian descent who has published four books to great critical acclaim since...

Iranian-American Authors Publish New Collection of Real-Life Stories From the Diaspora

By Nazanine Nouri “My Shadow is My Skin: Voices from the Iranian Diaspora” is a recently published collection of nonfiction stories spanning the period from...

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Brentford Turn Iran Winger Ghoddos’ Loan Into Permanent Deal

Jan 14 (Reuters) - Brentford have turned Iran winger Saman Ghoddos' loan move from French club Amiens into a permanent deal until 2023 with an option for an extra year, the second-tier club said on Thursday. Ghoddos, who had joined the Bees on a year-long loan deal...

Soccer-an Honour to Have Ronaldo Break My Record, Says Iran’s Daei

Nov 17 (Reuters) - Former Iran striker Ali Daei has said he would be honoured to see Cristiano Ronaldo break his record for the most goals in international soccer as the Portugal forward moves closer to his tally of 109. Ronaldo, the only other centurion in the...

Iran’s Ghoddos and Ostersunds Avoid Fine in Transfer Dispute – CAS

Nov 10 (Reuters) - Iran winger Saman Ghoddos and Swedish top-flight club Ostersunds' appeal against FIFA's decision in the player's disputed transfer from Spanish club Huesca has been partially upheld, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said on Tuesday. A FIFA ruling in June last year ordered...

Soccer-Asian Champions League East Zone To Resume on Nov. 18

Oct 6 (Reuters) - The Asian Champions League's rescheduled group stage matches for clubs in the East Zone will take place from Nov. 18-Dec. 4, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) confirmed on Tuesday with the release of the fixture list https://www.the-afc.com/competitions/afc-champions-league/fixtures. Asia's elite club competition...

Soccer-10-Man Persepolis Prevail in Shootout To Reach ACL Final

Oct 4 (Reuters) - Iran's Persepolis reached the Asian Champions League final on Saturday with a 5-3 penalty shootout victory over Saudi Arabia's Al Nassr in Doha, despite finishing with 10 men and having lost their key striker to a six-month ban just hours before...

Soccer-Persepolis Set up Semi-Final Clash With Al Nassr

By Michael Church HONG KONG, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Striker Issa Alekasir was on target as Iran’s Persepolis beat 10-man Pakhtakor from Uzbekistan 2-0 in the quarter-finals of the Asian Champions League on Wednesday, setting up a semi-final meeting on Saturday with Saudi Arabia’s Al Nassr. Al...

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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...

Tehran to Experience Earthquake Aftershocks for Two Months, Expert Says

By Azadeh Karimi The aftershocks of a series of earthquakes registering below 4.0 on the Richter scale in and around Tehran earlier this month will...

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...
WASHINGTON, Jan 20 (Reuters) - The United States seeks to lengthen and strengthen the nuclear constraints on Iran through diplomacy and the issue will be part of President Joe Biden's early talks with foreign counterparts and allies, White House Press Secretary...
By Arshad Mohammed and Humeyra Pamuk WASHINGTON, Jan 19 (Reuters) - The United States does not face a quick decision on whether to rejoin the Iran nuclear deal abandoned by U.S. President Donald Trump, two of President-elect Joe Biden's top...
WASHINGTON, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Retired Army General Lloyd Austin, President-elect Joe Biden's pick to lead the Pentagon, said on Tuesday that Iran posed a threat to American allies in the region and forces stationed there. "Iran continues to be a destabilizing element...
WASHINGTON, Jan 19 (Reuters) - The time it would take Iran to make enough fissile material for a single nuclear weapon has fallen to three or four months from over a year under the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, President-elect Joe Biden's choice to...
By Kayhan Life Staff In a leaked audio file, Massud Mossaheb, a 74-year-old Iranian-Austrian who has been in Tehran’s Evin Prison since January 2019, has appealed to the public to campaign for his release. Mr. Mossaheb, who spoke in German in...
WASHINGTON, Jan 5 (Reuters) - The U.S. government collected $7 million in Iranian assets for victims of state-sponsored terrorism, the Justice Department said on Tuesday. The money was the U.S. share of a civil forfeiture that targeted attempts to violate sanctions...
By Nazenin Ansari   Manda Zand was born in Boroujerd, the capital of Lorestan, in the western Zagros mountains. She traces her paternal lineage to the Zand tribe, historically famous for its courageous women who fought enemies alongside their husbands.  Her...
By Natasha Phillips Richard Ratcliffe, the husband of detained dual national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, said parties to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) should agree to place hostage diplomacy at the heart of any future negotiations. His remarks came after a...
By Kayhan Life Staff Investment in the Iranian economy – or Gross fixed capital formation (GFCF) -- has steadily declined over the last decade, the Tehran-based Jahan-e Sanat newspaper said on Nov. 26, citing a report by the Economic Security...