Monday, October 21, 2019

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OPINION: Iranians Want Change, But What Direction Will the Country Take?

By Elahe Boghrat Many Iranians believed that their country would enter a new era of reconstruction after the turbulent events of the 1979 Islamic Revolution...

Rough Seas and Restless Nights – Tracking the Grace 1 Supertanker

  MADRID, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Video journalist Marco Trujillo sat on his hotel balcony, eyes fixed on the silhouette of a supertanker in the...

OPINION: Time for Talks to End U.S.-Iran Stalemate?

By Mehrdad Khonsari In the current standoff between Iran and the U.S., a U.S. president who shows no sign of being trigger-happy is pitted against...

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,...

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...

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...

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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...

Iran’s Female Fans Find Soccer Buzz in Cafes and Malls

By Tuqa Khalid DUBAI, Sept 17 (Reuters) - On match days Iran's young female soccer fans cram Tehran's shopping centres and cafes, their faces painted with the Iranian flag and beaming with excitement, as they follow their national team on giant television screens alongside male fans. Iranian women...

Iranian Soccer Fan “Blue Girl” Dies After Setting Herself on Fire

By Parisa Hafezi DUBAI, Sept 10 (Reuters) - A female Iranian soccer fan who set herself on fire last week after being arrested for sneaking into a stadium dressed as a man has died from her injuries, causing widespread outrage. The semi-official Shafaqna news agency said the...

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