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Getty Villa’s Open-Air Persian Concerts Feature Fared Shafinury, Awardwinning Setar Virtuoso

By Fred Parvaneh On June 25, 2022, Farhang Foundation, a nonprofit organization established to celebrate and...

Iran Arrests Four Female Vocalists; Women Face More and More Constraints

By Kayhan Life Staff Authorities in Minab, in the southern province of Hormozgan, arrested four female...
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INTERVIEW: Israeli-Iranian Singer Liraz Charhi to Debut Her Album “Zan” In London Concert

By Ahmad Rafat Liraz Charhi, a 31-year-old Israeli Singer of Iranian descent, will debut her album...

INTERVIEW: Singer Niaz Nawab Fuses Persian Poetry With Western Sound

By Fred Parvaneh   Niaz Nawab is an Iranian-born singer, songwriter, multi-instrumental musician, and music teacher currently...

INTERVIEW: Hollywood Soundtrack Composer, Niyaz Founder Loga Ramin Torkian

By Fred Parvaneh Loga Ramin Torkian is an Iranian-born instrumentalist and composer and co-founder of the...

Singing About Hijab: Pop Vocalist Golazin Speaks to Kayhan Life

By Ahmad Rafat Golazin Ardestani, better known as “Golazin” or “Gola,” is an Iranian-born Trap pop...

Googoosh Embarks on World Tour, Releases Album 21 Years After Her Comeback

By Nazanine Nouri Googoosh, one of the most influential Iranian pop artists of all time and...

EXCLUSIVE: The Sweet Destiny of Arash Sobhani, The Kiosk Band Leader Speaks to Kayhan Life

By Ahmad Rafat Arash Sobhani is the founder of the pioneering Iranian rock group Kiosk. An...

Half-Iranian Eurovision Contestant Barbara Pravi Draws Comparisons With Edith Piaf 

By Nazanine Nouri Barbara Pravi is a half-Serbian, half-Iranian singer-songwriter who finished second in the Eurovision...
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Silenced Musicians of Iran Come Together on Homanity Album

Music in Iran dates back thousands of years. Archeological records from the 3rd millennium BC...

“Exiles from Paradise”: Novelist Brigitte Adès Explores the Life of Iranians in the West

By Firouzeh Nabavi Brigitte Adès is a French journalist and author who, for the past 25 years, has been the UK bureau chief of the...

Jewish-Iranian Industrialist Habib Elghanian Is Remembered in Granddaughter’s Book: Interview

By Nazanine Nouri Habib Elghanian was one of the most prominent industrialists in pre-revolutionary Iran. From modest beginnings, he worked his way up to running...

Life At the Italian Embassy in Tehran: Ambassador’s Daughter Writes Graphic Novel

By Ahmad Rafat Chiara Mezzalama has a special relationship with Iran: She moved there two years after the 1979 Revolution when her father, Francesco Mezzalama,...

Iranian-Born Journalist Farah Nayeri Releases Book on Art and Censorship

By Natasha Phillips Artists are regularly monitored and censored nowadays in places such as the Middle East and Asia. According to a new book by...

Empress Farah Republishes Pre-Revolution Memoirs, Discusses Them in Harvard Interview

By Nazanine Nouri “1001 Days: Memoirs of an Empress” is the title of a memoir that Empress Farah Pahlavi wrote in 1976, three years before...

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Soccer-Iran Reinstates Skocic as Head Coach

DUBAI, July 17 (Reuters) - Dragan Skocic has been reinstated as head coach of Iran after a meeting between the board of directors of the Iranian Football Federation and its technical committee, semi-official Tasnim news agency reported on Sunday. Skocic's dismissal had been reported on Monday, prompting widespread criticism among...

Soccer-Skocic Dismissed as Iran Coach – IRNA

July 11 (Reuters) - Dragan Skocic has been dismissed as Iran head coach with little more than four months to go to the World Cup finals in Qatar, Iran's state news agency IRNA reported on Monday. It said that Iran's football federation had decided to dismiss the 53-year-old, adding that "there are unconfirmed reports that several Iranian candidates have a good...

Empress Farah Urges FIFA to Defend Iranian Women’s Right to Watch Sports Events

By Kayhan Life Staff Empress Farah Pahlavi has called on Giovanni Vincenzo Infantino, the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) president, to use the forthcoming Qatar World Cup 2022 to advocate for Iranian women’s rights to watch sports events. Qatar will host the World Cup 2022 between...

Iranian Women’s National Taekwondo Team Wins the 2022 Asian Championships

By Kayhan Life Staff Iranian women’s national taekwondo team won first place at the 2022 Asian Taekwondo Championships, taking home three gold, two silver, and one bronze model, and scoring a historic achievement in women’s sports. Nahid Kiani (bantamweight -53 kg), Zahra Pouresmaeil (middleweight -73 kg),...

Soccer-‘Match of the Century’, Iran’s History Man Mahdavikia Recalls US Clash

By Michael Church HONG KONG, June 22 (Reuters) - More than two decades have passed since Iran's Mehdi Mahdavikia famously sealed a 2-1 victory over the United States but the thrill of delivering his country their first ever World Cup win has not faded. Tuesday marked the 24th...

Soccer- Wales Joins Iran in World Cup Group

By Simon Evans CARDIFF, June 6 (Reuters) - It has been 62 years since Wales last appeared in the World Cup finals but their interim manager Rob Page believes his side can make a real impact in Qatar and progress from their group. Wales beat Ukraine 1-0 in...
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Tehran Abstains on UN Resolution on the Right to a Clean...

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Tehran Grants Bail to British-Iranian Environmentalist on Security Charges – Lawyer

DUBAI, July 27 (Reuters) - Iran has granted bail to British-Iranian environmentalist Morad Tahbaz, who has been convicted of security offences, his lawyer was quoted as saying by...

Iran Can Prevent Water Scarcity Predicted by UN Agency, Official Says

By Kayhan Life Staff Iran will face water stress by 2025 and water scarcity by 2040, the Tehran-based Hamshahri newspaper reported on June 26, quoting...

The Struggle to Save Iraq’s Last Persian Leopards

By Charlotte Bruneau and Mohammed Jalal SULAIMANIYA, Iraq, April 21 (Reuters) - Tying a camera trap around a tree trunk on Bamo mountain in Iraq's...

ANALYSIS: As Iran Faces “Water Bankruptcy”, Drought Exposes Past Problems, Future...

By Maya Gebeily BEIRUT, July 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Severe water shortages in Iran in recent weeks have prompted electricity outages and even sparked deadly protests,...

Youth Killed in Iran Water Crisis Protests

DUBAI, July 17 (Reuters) - A young man was shot dead during a second night of protests over water shortages in southwest Iran, a local official...
By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Maayan Lubell GAZA/JERUSALEM, Aug 6 (Reuters) - Israeli air strikes pounded Gaza while the militant Islamic Jihad group fired hundreds of rockets into Israel on Saturday as a cross-border clash continued into a second day, killing at least...
DUBAI, Aug 7 (Reuters) - Iran seeks revival of a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, the Iranian foreign minister said on Sunday, adding that success of indirect talks between Tehran and the United States depended on Washington's flexibility, Iranian state...
JERUSALEM, Aug 6 (Reuters) - Israeli officials say air strikes on Gaza have targeted the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) movement rather than Hamas, the militant group which rules the enclave. What is the difference between the two groups? Read full story The PIJ...
Aug 5 (Reuters) - Russia's envoy to talks on reviving Iran's 2015 nuclear deal said on Friday they had resumed in a "serious" atmosphere even as few expect a breakthrough compromise while Tehran's disputed uranium enrichment programme surges forward. Indirect talks between Tehran...
By Natasha Phillips At least 251 people were executed in Iran between Jan. 1 and June 30, according to research by Amnesty International and the Washington-based Abdorrahman Boroumand Center for Human Rights in Iran (ABC). An estimated 45 people were executed...
DUBAI, July 19 (Reuters) - Award-winning Iranian film director Jafar Panahi will serve a six-year prison sentence originally issued by a Tehran court in 2010, a judiciary spokesman said on Tuesday, amid a stepped-up crackdown on dissent in the Islamic Republic. Panahi was...
By Kayhan Life Staff Girls and women across Iran removed their headscarves in public, defying the mandatory hijab rule on July 12, designated as “Hijab and Chastity Day” by the Islamic Republic. The day marks the anniversary of a large protest...
By Simon Johnson and Johan Ahlander STOCKHOLM, July 14 (Reuters) - A Swedish court sentenced a former Iranian official to life in prison on Thursday for his part in the mass execution and torture of political prisoners in the 1980s. Hamid Noury, 61,...
3 July 2022 Alexander De Croo Prime Minister of Belgium Rue de la Loi 16 BE-1000 Brussels Mr Prime Minister Prisoners swap between the Belgium Kingdom and Islamic Republic of Iran Your government's proposed bill that authorizes the transfer of convicted criminals between the Islamic...
Honourable Alexander De Croo, Belgium Prime Minister [email protected] Tel: +32 2 501 02 11 Fax: +32 2 512 69 53July 2, 2022 July 5, 2022 Dear Prime Minister De Croo, We write you in regard to the disturbing extradition treaty currently pending ratification before the...
London (19 January 2022): To honour the life of one of its founders, Persia Educational Foundation formally launched the Abdolreza Ansari Scholarship on Human Rights Day, marking the first anniversary of his passing. The webinar included distinguished panellists including well-known...
By Kayhan Life Staff Ardeshir Zahedi, Iran’s Foreign Minister from 1966 to 1971 and its onetime ambassador to Washington and London, died in Montreux, Switzerland, on Nov. 18, aged 93. The family of “Ardeshir Khan,” as he was called by...