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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...

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...

‘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...

Iranian-Born Novelist Shokoofeh Azar Nominated for International Booker Prize

By Nazanine Nouri This year’s International Booker Prize -- a global literary award for the best book translated into English and published in Britain or...
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‘Hello London’: Interview with Iranian-Born Author Shiva Shakoori

By Adom Saboonchian Iranian women writers who live and work abroad seem to outnumber their male counterparts. Living and working in the West, however, poses its...

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Iranian-Canadian Racing Driver Nicholas Latifi Makes Formula One Debut in Austria

By Nazanine Nouri Nicholas Daniel Latifi is the first Iranian-Canadian racing driver ever to make a Formula One debut. He had his big moment with Williams Racing at the 2020 Austrian Grand Prix – the opening round of the 2020 Formula One World Championship held...

Iran’s Guardian Council Rejects National Olympic Committee’s Charter

By Kayhan Life Staff The Guardian Council has rejected the proposed charter of the National Olympic Committee of the Islamic Republic of Iran (N.O.C.I.R. IRAN) and sent it back to the government for revisions, the Spokesman for the Guardian Council, Abbasali Kadkhodaei has said. Mr. Kadkhodaei...

FIFA Review of Iran Football Federation Charter Delayed by COVID-19, Official Says

By Kayhan Life Staff The COVID-19 pandemic has delayed discussions with the International Federation of Football (FIFA) on the draft version of the Islamic Republic of Iran Football Federation’s (FFIRI) revised charter, Ahmad Reza Barati, the director of FFIRI’s legal committee, has said. Mr. Barati made...

Iran Football Body Urges Clubs To Avoid Releasing Names of Players With COVID-19 

Al-Sharjah's goalkeeper Hassan concedes a goal to Persepolis during AFC Champions League match in Tehran
By Reza Hamidi The Iran Football League Organization has urged all football clubs to avoid releasing the names of players who have tested positive for the coronavirus to the media, Al Arabiya Farsi news website reported on May 25. Meanwhile, the National Headquarters for Fighting Coronavirus...

Iranian Athletes No Longer Need Law Banning Competition With Israelis, MP Says

Mojtaba Zolnour.
By Hamed Mohammadi There is no need to pass a new bill into law banning Iranian athletes from facing Israeli opponents in international competitions because they do it out of their own free will, Mojtaba Zonnour (also spelled Zolnour), the chairman of the National Security...

Iranian National Football Team Could Qualify for World CUP, New Manager Says

By Reza Hamidi The Iranian national football team could qualify for the 2020 FIFA Club World Cup, which is due to be held in Qatar in December, the team’s new manager Dragan Skocic has said. In comments reported by the Islamic Republic News Agency, Mr. Skocic,...

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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...
By Steve Holland WASHINGTON, Aug 13 (Reuters) - Israel and the United Arab Emirates reached a historic deal on Thursday that will lead to a full normalization of diplomatic relations between the two Middle Eastern nations in an agreement that...
By Issam Abdallah and Maher Chmaytelli BEIRUT, Aug 13 (Reuters) - Lebanese security forces deployed heavily in Beirut on Thursday, stopping protesters from reaching a conference centre where MPs began meeting for the first time since the catastrophic chemicals explosion...
WASHINGTON, Aug 12 (Reuters) - The United States military on Wednesday said that Iranian forces had boarded a civilian vessel in international waters in the Persian Gulf. The U.S. military's Central Command released a grainy black-and-white video on Twitter showing a...
By Michelle Nichols NEW YORK, Aug 12 (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council is preparing to vote this week on a U.S. proposal to extend an arms embargo on Iran, a move that some diplomats say is bound to fail and...
By Natasha Phillips Death sentences in Iran for three men who took part in a wave of anti-government protests in November have been denounced by 13 experts at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. The experts...
By Kayhan Life Staff An appeals court in Shiraz has upheld the conviction of 12 members of the Bahai faith who had been accused of “spreading propaganda against the Islamic Republic,” and “being members of opposition groups,” according to the...
Alireza Alinejad, the brother of Masih Alinejad a New York based journalist and human rights activist who founded the anti-compulsory hijab movement in Iran, was sentenced to 8 years in prison. Alireza was arrested last September in what experts...
By Roshanak Astaraki On Monday July 13, Manouchehr Bakhtiari father of 27-year-old Pouya Bakhtiari -- who was shot in the head by Iran’s anti-riot forces during November protests in Iran -- was arrested at Kish Airport while returning to Tehran....
By Elahe Boghrat Saeed Ghaemmaghami, a familiar voice to generations of Iranians worldwide, many of whom grew up listening to his radio broadcasts, died in Los Angeles on July 17, age 77. In an interview published in Kayhan London a few...