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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,...

Iran Treasury to Receive 10% of Concert Ticket Sale Proceeds

The Iranian Musicians Union released a statement on March 19 criticizing recent legislation which requires...
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Iranian-Born Ricci Moshir Wins Top Reggae Award For His Song ‘Wakayo’

By Fred Parvaneh Last November, Ricci Moshir (aka XOrasta Ricci) -- singer, songwriter, and leader of...
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After Live Duet With Female Artist, Musician Ali Ghamsari Banned from Performing

  9 Jan- The Iranian authorities have banned the tar virtuoso, songwriter and singer Ali Ghamsari...
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Iranian Pop Singer Banned After Releasing Anti-War Music Video

The Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance has banned Iranian pop singer Mehdi Yarrahi from...
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Women-Only Cast in Iran to Perform Bizet’s ‘Carmen’ for Women-Only Audience

An all-female production of Carmen, the famous opera written by the French composer George Bizet...

L.A. Rock Vocalist Soraya Sebghati Would Love to Perform in Iran

By Fred Parvaneh Soraya Sebghati is a songwriter and the lead vocalist of Night Talks (NightTalkstheband.com),...

Prominent Iranian Ayatollah Criticizes the Use of Wigs in Theatrical Production

  Ayatollah Jaffar Sobhani, a source of emulation (Shia Marja) and a former member of the...

Rock Concerts Banned at Tehran Music Festival, Azadi Tower

The public relations office of the Azadi Tower Art Complex (formerly known as Shahyad) has...

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...

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...

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Soccer-Iran Appoint Wilmots As New Coach – Reports

May 16 (Reuters) - Belgian Marc Wilmots has been appointed coach of Iran on a three-year deal in place of Carlos Queiroz, local media has reported. The 50-year-old former Belgium and Ivory Coast coach arrived in Tehran on Wednesday to sign the contract, the FARS news agency...

SAIPA Football Club Head Coach Ali Daei Fired After Criticizing Management

May 2, 2019 - The SAIPA football team fired its head coach Ali Daei on May 1, a day after he criticized the club’s management for not fulfilling its financial obligations. Mr. Daei is a former captain of the Iran national football team. He...

Boxing-Iranian Female Fighter Cancels Return Home After Arrest Warrant Issued

By Julien Pretot PARIS, April 17 (Reuters) - The first Iranian woman to contest an official boxing bout has cancelled plans to return home after an arrest warrant was issued for her in Tehran, her representative said on Wednesday as Iranian authorities issued a denial. Sadaf Khadem beat...

Iran’s First Woman Boxer Sadaf Khadem Wins First Amateur Match

Iran’s first woman boxer Sadaf Khadem successfully defeated her French opponent Anne Chauvin in a three-round amateur match on April 13 in the city of Royan in western France. Khadem lost the first round to her more experienced French opponent, but fought back and took...

Boxing-Khadem to Break a Barrier for Iranian Women

By Julien Pretot ROYAN, France, April 12 (Reuters) - Two years after a clandestine impromptu training session on the hills of Tehran, Sadaf Khadem will become the first Iranian woman to contest an official boxing fight, hoping to lead the way in the Islamic Republic. The bout...

Iranian Coach Deliberately Injures Wrestlers’ Ears in Bizarre Rite of Passage

  A wrestling coach in the city of Naghdeh, in the northwestern province of West Azerbaijan, has deliberately and repeatedly bruised cartridges and tissues of six young wrestlers’ ears in what appears to be a peculiar rite of passage. “Deforming and reshaping a wrestler’s ears is...

Iran’s Rouhani: Today’s Situation Isn’t Suitable for Talks, Resistance Is Our...

CAIRO, May 21 (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said he favours talks and diplomacy but not under current conditions, state news agency IRNA said...

Trump: U.S. Will Respond with ‘Great Force’ If Iran Attacks Interests

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON, May 20 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump warned on Monday Iran would be met with "great force" if it attacked U.S. interests in...

Iran Increases by Fourfold the Rate of Enrichment of Low Enriched...

LONDON, May 20 (Reuters) - Iran has increased by fourfold the rate of production of low enriched uranium, an official in Natanz nuclear facility was cited...

Top Trump Administration Officials to Brief Senate, House on Iran on...

WASHINGTON, May 20 (Reuters) - Top officials from President Donald Trump's administration will brief the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives about Iran on Tuesday afternoon,...

Iran Calls on Trump to Address Iranians with Respect, Not Threat...

LONDON, May 20 (Reuters) - Iran urged the United States on Monday to address the Islamic Republic with respect, not threats of war, a day after...

Britain Tells Iran: Do Not Provoke the United States or Trump...

GENEVA, May 20 (Reuters) - Britain told Iran on Monday not to underestimate the resolve of the United States, warning that if American interests were attacked...

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OPINION: Iran’s Incompetence in Forged Passports

By Potkin Azarmehr An Iranian couple entered Argentina on March 12 with forged Israeli passports. According to Western media reports in March both passports were amateurishly forged...

OPINION: A Response to Brian Hook 

By Mehrdad Khonsari Brian Hook, the U.S.’s Special Representative for Iran recently released a video message for the Iranian people filmed outside what used to...

OPINION: Why the Iranian Opposition Has Achieved Little Since 1979

February 7, 2019 By Fazel Gheibi We who have been opposing the Islamic Republic are in the same place we were 40 years ago. We know...