Sunday, December 15, 2019

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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...

Iranian Actor Mohsen Afshani Arrested for Posting Provocative Video on Social Media

Police have arrested the Iranian actor and TV presenter Mohsen Afshani after he posted a...

Sad Pop Songs Harm Iranian Youth’s Mental Health, Sociologist Says

Contemporary Iranian pop music could cause severe depression in young people, the Iranian Labor News...

Qazvin University Bars Women Musicians from Performing at Charity Event

May 23, 2019 - The president of Qazvin’s Islamic Azad University Morteza Mousakhani barred female...

Cannes Festival Presents Movie by British-Iranian Director Babak Anvari

The British-Iranian director Babak Anvari’s latest film, “Wounds,” has been selected by the Cannes Film...

Iranian-American Maral Milani Plays Aspiring Yemeni Scientist In Play

By Fred Parvaneh After four weeks of sold-out performances at the Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles,...

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...

Iranian Revolution Was Major Milestone in World History, German Author Writes

By Javad Talei In his latest book titled “Turning Point 1979: How Today’s World Began,” Frank Bosch, a professor of contemporary European history at the...

Iranian Champion Wrestler and Defector Reza Abedi Tells His Story in a New Book

By Tara Biglari Reza Abedi is a World Champion Wrestler and Hall of Fame coach who lived in Iran through the 1979 revolution and the...

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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...

Belgian Manager of Iranian National Football Team Could Resign Over Unpaid Salary

By Hamed Mohammadi   Economic sanctions targeting the Iranian banking system have made it difficult for the Football Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran (FFIRI) to pay the salary of Marc Wilmots, the Belgian manager of the Iranian national football team, according to Seyyed Mehdi...

Soccer-Iranian Women Snap up Tickets for World Cup Qualifier

By Simon Evans Oct 4 (Reuters) - Iranian women have snapped up tickets for Thursday's World Cup qualifier against Cambodia in Tehran after they were released for sale via a website. Iranian authorities had assured world governing body FIFA that women would be allowed to attend the...

Soccer-Iran Has ‘Assured’ Women Can Attend Qualifier – Infantino

By Simon Evans MILAN, Italy, Sept 22 (Reuters) - FIFA has been "assured" by Iranian authorities that women will be able to attend the October World Cup qualifier in Tehran, Gianni Infantino, president of the body said on Sunday. A female Iranian fan died earlier this...

Soccer-FIFA Tells Iran It Is Time to Allow Women into Stadiums

By Brian Homewood ZURICH, Sept 19 (Reuters) - FIFA president Gianni Infantino has told Iran it is time to allow women into football stadiums and the global soccer body expects "positive developments", starting with their next home match in October. While foreign women have been allowed limited access...

Judo-Iran Suspended After Pressurising Fighter Not to Face Israeli

Sept 18 (Reuters) - Iran was suspended from international competition by the International Judo Federation (IJF) on Wednesday for putting pressure on one of its fighters to withdraw from the world judo championships to avoid having to face an Israeli opponent. The Iran Judo Federation was hit with a...

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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...

Landfill Near Tehran’s Khomeini Airport Is 60 Meters High, City Official...

Polluted water leaking from garbage trucks transporting 8,000 tons of waste from Greater Tehran’s 22 districts, city hospitals, and various companies to the Arad...

The  Majority of Iranians Are Affected by Drought, Government Official Says

By Azadeh Karimi   The director of Iran’s Meteorological Department and Drought Management Center, Sadegh Ziaian, has said that 85 percent of the country’s population struggles...

Data on Iranian Cheetah Population Curtailed by Wildlife Camera Restrictions

By Azadeh Karimi Information on the population of the Asiatic cheetah in Iran is incomplete because of severe restrictions on the number of camera traps that...

Marine Life in Southern Iran Threatened by Artificial Reefs Made of...

Governments and private companies around the world use the artificial modular reef as part of sea and ocean conservation efforts to enhance marine life....
BEIRUT, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Saad al-Hariri is expected to be named Lebanon's prime minister on Monday, but political rifts look set to hinder agreement on a new government badly needed to rescue the country from a dire economic...
DOHA, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Talks between Saudi Arabia and Qatar to heal their two-year rift are a good development for the whole Persian Gulf region, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday in Doha. Saudi Arabia, the United...
BEIRUT, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Lebanon's Hezbollah said on Friday the next government must bring together all sides so that it can tackle the country's worst economic crisis in decades, signalling no progress in talks on a new cabinet. "How...
BEIRUT, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Lebanon's largest Christian political party will not join a new government under the terms set by caretaker premier Saad al-Hariri, but will not obstruct the formation of a new cabinet, its leader said on...
By Roshanak Astaraki The Iranian businessman Rasoul Danialzadeh, dubbed by the domestic media as the “Sultan of Steel,” who allegedly fled the country in 2016 after being charged with financial crimes, is back in police custody in Iran, according to...
By Reza Hamidi Islamic marital jurisprudence (Sharia law), which allows Muslim men to have up to four wives, helps to avert a social crisis, according to Ali Motahari, a member of the Majlis (Iranian Parliament) representing Tehran, Rey, Shemiranat, and...
By Hamed Mohammadi A group inside the Iranian Oil Ministry has monopolized the sale and export of vacuum bitumen, which is the raw material used to produce bitumen, commonly known as tar or asphalt, according to Ahmad Alirezabeigi a member...
STOCKHOLM, Nov 13 (Reuters) - A 58-year-old Iranian citizen has been arrested in Sweden on suspicion of murder in Iran in 1988, prosecutors said on Wednesday, and national news agency TT said the case involved killings of political prisoners. Human...
By Nazenin Ansari Iran has been all but absent from the campaign for the UK general election due on Thursday Dec. 12, despite the nationwide protests and bloodshed in Iran over rising fuel prices. One exception is a recent London...
By Reza Hamidi The deputy commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), Commodore Ali Fadavi, has accused the U.S. of fueling the recent wave of nationwide protests over a massive gasoline price hike that left more than 200 people...
By Roshanak Astaraki Cybersecurity experts and financial analysts have estimated that a weeklong internet shutdown enforced by the Islamic Republic following a wave of violent nationwide protest over a gasoline price hike, which left more than 200 people dead and...
Nizar Zakka — a Lebanese citizen and permanent US resident held by the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps for nearly four years in Iran — was released in June 2019 after having staged at least six hunger strikes. His release...