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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...

Author Nazila Fathi, Ex-New York Times Reporter, Releases Children’s Book

By Nazanine Nouri Nazila Fathi is an Iranian-American author and a former New York Times reporter in Tehran. Fathi emigrated to Canada and later the U.S....

“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...

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Soccer-Iran Sink Uruguay to Give Queiroz Winning Start

By Michael Church Sept 23 (Reuters) - Carlos Queiroz made a winning start to his second stint in charge of Iran as Mehdi Taremi's second-half goal earned his side a 1-0 win over fellow World Cup qualifiers Uruguay in Vienna on Friday. Taremi came off the bench to score the...

Soccer-Iran’s World Cup Countdown Begins With Coach Queiroz at Helm

By Michael Church Sept 17 (Reuters) - Iran are racing against time to be ready for the World Cup finals, but returning coach Carlos Queiroz is confident upcoming friendly matches against Uruguay and Senegal can help prepare his team for November's tournament in Qatar. After months of speculation, Queiroz...

Soccer-Queiroz Confirms Iran Return as World Cup Finals Loom

By Michael Church Sept 13 (Reuters) - Former Real Madrid coach Carlos Queiroz confirmed on Tuesday that he will take charge of the Iran national team a little more than two months before the start of the World Cup finals in Qatar. Queiroz replaces Dragan Skocic, who led Iran through Asia's preliminaries,...

Soccer-Queiroz Yet to Sign Iran Deal Despite Federation Announcement-Sources

By Michael Church Sept 7 (Reuters) - Former Real Madrid coach Carlos Queiroz has yet to sign a contract to lead Iran at this year's World Cup finals, sources told Reuters, despite an announcement by the country's football federation on Wednesday that he would take the nation to Qatar. The...

Soccer-Queiroz Signs Contract to Lead Iran at World Cup – Report

Sept 6 (Reuters) - Former Real Madrid coach Carlos Queiroz has agreed a deal to lead Iran at the World Cup finals in Qatar in less than three months' time, Iranian state media reported on Tuesday. The Islamic Republic News Agency, the country's official news outlet, said Queiroz travelled to...

Soccer-Iran’s Hopes for World Cup Surprise Threatened by Infighting

By Michael Church HONG KONG, Sept 4 (Reuters) - Iran hopes history will repeat itself at this November's World Cup in Qatar, 24 years after overcoming a fractious build-up to score a memorable triumph over the United States - the country's decades-long geopolitical rival - in France. As the...

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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 Parisa Hafezi, John Irish and Humeyra Pamuk NEW YORK, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Iran said on Thursday itsaw no point reviving a 2015 nuclear pact without guarantees the United States would not withdraw again and unless U.N. inspectors close probes of Tehran's atomic program, a stance a U.S....
NEW YORK, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Efforts to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal have hit a wall because of Iran's insistence on the closure of the U.N. nuclear watchdog's investigations, a senior U.S. State Department official said on Thursday. "We've hit a wall" because...
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Outstanding issues between Iran and the U.N. nuclear watchdog will not be wished away, agency chief Rafael Grossi said on Wednesday, while Tehran insists on the closure of the agency's probes for revival of a 2015 nuclear...
By Parisa Hafezi, John Irish and Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Iran and the West remained at loggerheads on Tuesday over U.N. probes of uranium traces at three Iranian sites as the United States said it did not expect a breakthrough...
By Michael Georgy DUBAI, Sept 23 (Reuters) - The popular revolt in Iran triggered by the death of a woman held by police is unlikely to pose an immediate threat to clerical rulers whose elite security forces have crushed one protest after another in...
DUBAI, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Access to internet in Iran may be disrupted due to "security reasons", the minister of communications was quoted as saying on Wednesday by the semi-official ISNA news agency, amid widespread protests following the death of a...
DUBAI, Sept 16 (Reuters) - A young Iranian woman has died after falling into a coma following her detention by morality police enforcing Iran's strict hijab rules, sparking protests by Iranians on social media and on the streets on Friday. https://twitter.com/AlirezaNader/status/1570741897345519616?cxt=HHwWgMDSkd_bsswrAAAA https://twitter.com/AmnestyIran/status/1570761546489561092?cxt=HHwWiIDU1bzTu8wrAAAA In the past...
By Kayhan Life Staff The Iranian government recently announced its plan to close some 1,000 libraries belonging to the Institute for the Development of Children and Young Adults, also known as the Center for the Intellectual Development of Child and...
To: The Honorable Rajab Tayeb Erdogan, President of the Republic of Turkey From: A number of endangered Iranian reporters and journalists residing in Turkey Subject: Report of status and request to facilitate relocation to a third country We, a number of...
23 August 20212 To: The United States, President, Joe Biden The United Nations, Secretary-General, António Guterres Cc: The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, Javaid Rehman Do not allow Ebrahim Raisi to enter the US, he must be arrested and tried...
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...