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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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Iran Appeals to CAS over Bahrain Hub For World Cup Qualifiers

April 8 (Reuters) - Iran's football federation has appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport over the Asian Football Confederation's decision to stage Asian World Cup Group C qualifiers in a hub in Bahrain. The AFC said last month the remaining matches in the second...

Iranians Celebrate Nowruz, Usher in the Year 1400 Amid Prolonged Pandemic

By Nazanine Nouri More than 300 million people around the world are celebrating Nowruz — the Persian New Year -- and ushering in the year 1400 of the Persian calendar. Yet for the second year in a row, their celebrations are taking place against the...

Soccer-Iranians Query Decision to Host Qualifiers in Bahrain

By Michael Church March 14 (Reuters) - Iran head coach Dragan Skocic and Mehdi Taremi, one of the nation's highest-profile players, have questioned the decision to hold the country's World Cup qualifiers in Bahrain when play resumes in June. The Iranians were informed by the Asian Football Confederation last...

Iran’s Only Female Olympic Medallist to Compete under White Flag in Tokyo

ASCHAFFENBURG, Germany, March 2 (Reuters) - Iranian female Olympic medal winner Kimia Alizadeh has been granted refugee status in Germany and aims to compete in the Olympic Refugee Team under a white flag in Tokyo this summer. Alizadeh, who won taekwondo bronze at the Rio...

Making Super Bowl History: Iranian-American Coach Maral Javadifar

By Nazanine Nouri For the first time ever in the history of the Super Bowl, Iranian-American Maral Javadifar was one of three women to be on a coaching staff on Sunday. Javadifar, an assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, was on active duty as her...

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...

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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...
JERUSALEM, April 11 (Reuters) - Israeli public radio quoted unidentified intelligence sources on Sunday as saying that Israel's Mossad spy agency carried out a cyber attack against Iran's Natanz nuclear facility. The report on Kan Radio did not disclose the...
By Dan Williams JERUSALEM, April 11 (Reuters) - Israel's defence minister pledged on Sunday to cooperate with the United States on Iran, voicing hope that Israeli security would be safeguarded under any renewed Iranian nuclear deal that Washington reaches. "Israel views the United...
JERUSALEM, April 11 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin arrived in Israel on Sunday on the first visit by a senior representative of the Biden administration, whose stance on Iran has worried Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government. Austin was due...
By Ahmad Rafat Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi signed a 25-year accord between the two countries on March 27 in Tehran. Many Iranians inside and outside the country reacted to the event almost...
By Natasha Phillips A documentary telling the story of the acclaimed Iranian human rights lawyer and activist Nasrin Sotoudeh offers a rare glimpse into Iran, and the ongoing fight for women’s equality in the country. “Nasrin” follows Sotoudeh and her husband Reza Khandan...
  An open letter to Amnesty International on Oberlin college's appointment of Mohammad Jafar Mahallati, signed by Lawdan Bazargan and Kaveh Shahrooz.   In 2018, Amnesty International published a groundbreaking report on the Iranian government’s thirty years of deceit concerning the regime’s mass...
Disclaimer: This asset - including all text, audio and imagery - is provided by The Conversation. Reuters does not guarantee the accuracy of, or endorse any views or opinions expressed in, this asset. In what’s been called the most significant overhaul to...
By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES, March 19 (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors charged 10 Iranian nationals on Friday over an alleged long-running scheme to dodge U.S. sanctions on Tehran by disguising $300 million in transactions, including the purchase of two oil tankers. The...
KayhanLife · Flash Briefing 19.03.21 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the United Nations nuclear watchdog, said that Iran’s government had begun to operate several advanced centrifuges at its underground facility in Natanz. The centrifuge, known as IR-4, is being used...
KayhanLife · Flash Briefing 12.03.21 U.S. President Joe Biden’s national security team will be meeting China’s national security team for discussions set to take place next week. The meetings, which are taking place in Alaska, will be led by U.S. Secretary...
  KayhanLife · Flash Briefing 05.03.21 Iran’s government agreed to meet with technical experts at the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency this week, to discuss the discovery of uranium particles found at three previously undeclared sites in the country. The decision to...
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