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Victims of 1988 Mass Murders in Iran Remembered in Play by Niloofar Beyzaie

By Azadeh Karimi The latest work by the Iranian playwright and theater director Niloofar Beyzaie (1967-)...

Musicians Shajarian, Pournazeri to Perform Together in Turkey

Iranian singer, songwriter and Tombak player Homayoun Shajarian will appear for the first time in...

Composing the Track for “1979 Revolution”: Interview with Nima Fakhrara

By Fred Parvaneh Los Angeles resident Nima Fakhrara is one of three Iranian score composers in...

Ashkan Layegh Becomes First Iranian to Win Royal Academy of Music Scholarship

Ashkan Layegh, a 20-year-old musical prodigy, has won a full scholarship to study piano and...

British-Iranian R&B Artist Farrah Releases Hot Debut Track: Interview

By Natasha Phillips  British-Iranian singer Farrah Shekarchi-Khanghahi is making waves in the U.K. with her debut...

Iranian Theater Manager, Director Detained After Release of Play Teaser

Saeed Asadi, the manager of the City Theater of Tehran, and Maryam Kazemi, the director...

Iran’s National Orchestra Gets Its First Female Conductor: Nezhat Amiri

Nezhat Amiri has been appointed as the first female conductor of Iran’s national orchestra. She...

Composer Mehdi Rajabian Releases Peace Album with 12 Mideastern Players

The Iranian composer Mehdi Rajabian (1989-) and 12 musicians from neighboring countries have released an...

Teaching Tar and Setar on YouTube: Interview with Sahba Motallebi

By Firouzeh Ramezanzadeh Sahba Motallebi is an Iranian musician, songwriter and player of tar and setar...

Iranian Pianist Arash Rokni Wins Second Place in Bach Competition

Iranian musician Arash Rokni has won the second prize in the piano section of the...

Empress Farah Pahlavi Launches Book on Modern Art in Iran

Kayhan Life: Empress Farah Pahlavi was in London earlier this week for the launch of a new art book, “Iran Modern,” about her significant contributions...

Author and Activist Masih Alinejad Speaks at LA Book Launch

By Fred Parvaneh On October 8, a group of friends in Los Angeles (led by Dr. Behzad Tabatabaie, Betty Kermanian, Nooshin Meshkaty and Hormoz and Susan...

New Book Takes Close Look at Iran’s Presidential System

By Tara Biglari "The Quest for Authority in Iran: A History of the Presidency from Revolution to Rouhani" is a new book that delves deep...

‘Boarding School Girls’ Co-Author Ferdows Remembers Childhood Away from Home

By Fred Parvaneh Roya Movahedi Ferdows and Soosan Daghighi were born in Iran and sent to different boarding schools in Britain at the age of...

Iran-Saudi Rivalry: How Far Does It Go? Interview with Author Simon Mabon

Simon Mabon is a lecturer in international relations at Lancaster University in the U.K. His book "Saudi Arabia and Iran: Soft Power Rivalry in...

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Iran’s First Female Billiard Medal Winner Banned from Competing

The Iran Bowling and Cue Sports Federation (IBCSF) has banned Akram Mohammadi, the world-class billiard champion and medal winner, from competing in domestic and international billiard tournaments. Although the IBCSF has not disclosed the reason for taking this disciplinary measure, Ms. Mohammadi told ISNA (the...

Soccer-FIFA Urged by Own Rights Body to Give Iran Deadline for Allowing Women into Stadiums

ZURICH, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Global soccer body FIFA has been urged by its own human rights advisory panel to give Iran a deadline for allowing women to watch soccer matches. In a report published Monday, the panel said that Iran's ban on women fans violated FIFA's own...

Majlis Meddling May Harm Iranian Football Federation, FIFA President Says

  Kayhan London: On his last visit to Tehran to attend the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Championship League final between Persepolis and Japan’s Kashima Antlers, Gianni Infantino, the president of the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA), spoke to Adel Ferdosipour, a prominent sports commentator...

Iran’s Men’s Volleyball Team Ranked First in Asia

Kayhan London -Nov 18. The Iranian men’s national volleyball team has been able to maintain its 8th and 1st position, respectively, in the Federation Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) and the Asian Volleyball Confederation’s (AVC) 2018 rankings. Brazil, the U.S., and Italy have secured 1st, 2nd...

Iranian Women’s Taekwondo Team Wins Gold In Taipei

  Kayhan London: A three-member Iranian women’s taekwondo team has won first place in the 11th World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships, held in mid-November in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan. Atousa Farahmand, Masoumeh Hosseini and Sona Razaghi secured the gold medal by defeating their Korean opponents...

Soccer-Iran Lets Hundreds of Women Attend Asian Champions League Final

DUBAI, Nov 10 (Reuters) - Iran allowed hundreds of local women to attend the Asian Champions League final in Tehran on Saturday, Iranian news agencies reported, in a possible step towards ending their decades-old exclusion from top soccer matches in the country. The semi-official news agency Tasnim said...

U.S. Wants U.N. to Ban Nuclear Ballistic Missile Work by Iran

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, Dec 12 (Reuters) - The United States will push the U.N. Security Council to toughen its stance to prevent Iran from working...

OPEC Offsets Iran Oil Loss, Sees Lower 2019 Demand

By Alex Lawler LONDON, Dec 12 (Reuters) - OPEC said on Wednesday it had offset a drop in sanctions-hit Iranian oil exports and lowered the 2019...

Iraq Seeks Exemption from U.S. Sanctions on Iran, PM Says

By John Davison and Ahmed Rasheed BAGHDAD, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Iraq will send a delegation to the United States seeking an exemption from sanctions...

Huawei CFO Back in Canada Court as Bail Hearing Set to...

By Julie Gordon VANCOUVER, Dec 11 (Reuters) - A top executive at Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies is set to return to a Vancouver courtroom...

Iran Can Expand Range of Ballistic Missiles- Guards Commander

GENEVA, Dec 10 (Reuters) - Iran has the ability to build ballistic missiles with a broader range, a senior commander of the elite Revolutionary Guards said...

Iran’s Rouhani Says OPEC Decision to Cut Output Was Defeat for...

DUBAI, Dec 9 (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday a decision by OPEC and other oil producers on Friday to cut output...

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OPINION: Why Europe Fears Collapse of the Iran Nuclear Deal

By Maysam Behravesh (Maysam Behravesh is a journalist and a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at Sweden’s Lund University. The opinions expressed...

OPINION: Oil Market Power Ebbs from OPEC to the Troika

By John Kemp LONDON, Nov 26 (Reuters) - The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries has been marginalised as critical decisions about the oil market...

OPINION: The Missing Catalyst for Iranian Democracy

By Brenda Shaffer Nov 21 (Reuters) - Just before imposing new sanctions on Iran, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the country’s “cabinet is in...