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Kayhan Life Interviews Niyaz, the Iranian Musical Duo 

By Ahmad Rafat Niyaz is an Iranian musical duo created by the singer Azam Ali —...

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...

Iran’s Government Closes Children’s Libraries to Cut Costs

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...

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,...

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Pussy Riot Members Detained at World Cup Final for Supporting Iran Protests, Denouncing Navalny Imprisonment, Activists Say

By Sabine Siebold and Lidia Kelly Dec 19 (Reuters) - Members of Russia's Pussy Riot band were detained on Sunday after trying to storm the pitch at the World Cup final in Qatar to protest the war in Ukraine, the imprisonment of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and the oppression of women in...

Soccer-World Cup 2022: Which Teams Are Out of FIFA Tournament?

Dec 4 (Reuters) - With the World Cup in Qatar having entered its knockout phase, here is an overview of the teams that have been eliminated from the tournament, which ends on Dec. 18. WHAT IS THE FORMAT FOR THE TOURNAMENT? * A round-robin format with each of...

Soccer-World Cup Clamps Down on Fans Supporting Iran Protests

By Andrew Mills DOHA Dec 3 (Reuters) - When is it and is not it acceptable to display a political banner at the World Cup in Qatar? The answer seems to depend largely on the political message, with fans criticising what they see as inconsistent enforcement of...

Soccer-Mired in Crisis, World Cup Run Was Always a Dream for Iran

By Martin Petty DOHA, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Having come to Qatar amid a firestorm of public criticism at home, then leaking six goals to England in a chaotic opening match, Iran's World Cup campaign was all but finished even before it started. https://kayhanlife.com/news/world/soccer-fans-bracr-politically-charged-u-s-iran-match-at-world-cup/ An astonishing 11th-hour rally against Wales had given Iran a...

Soccer-U.S. Defeat Iran in World Cup Match Overshadowed by Political Tension

https://kayhanlife.com/news/world/usmnt-fends-off-iran-1-0-to-advance-to-knockout-stage/ By Andrew Mills and Charlotte Bruneau DOHA, Nov 29 (Reuters) - The United States triumphed on the pitch over longtime political adversary Iran on Tuesday in a World Cup match overshadowed by protests raging in Iran and laced with decades of tension between the two...

USMNT Fends off Iran 1-0 to Advance to Knockout Stage

Disclaimer: This asset – including all text, audio and imagery – is provided by FIELD LEVEL MEDIA. Reuters does not guarantee the accuracy of, or endorse any views or opinions expressed in, this asset. Christian Pulisic scored in the 38th minute and the U.S. men's...
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ANALYSIS: Will Iran’s Climate Inaction Fuel Rising Disaster Threats?

By Sanam Mahoozi LONDON, Sept 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In just over a year, Iran has endured deadly flash floods, crop-ruining drought, punishing dust storms and heatwaves...

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,...
By Francois Murphy VIENNA, Feb 1 (Reuters) - The U.N. nuclear watchdog criticised Iran on Wednesday for making an undeclared change to the interconnection between the two clusters of advanced machines enriching uranium to up to 60% purity, close to weapons grade, at its Fordow plant. The International Atomic...
By Karen Freifeld and Mike Stone WASHINGTON, Jan 31 (Reuters) - The United States on Tuesday added seven Iranian entities to its trade blacklist for producing drones that Russia has used to attack Ukraine, according a posting by the U.S. Department of Commerce. Nearing a...
By Amina Ismail SARARO, Iraq, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Looming over the deserted village of Sararo in northern Iraq, three Turkish military outposts break the skyline, part of an incursion that forced the residents to flee last year after days of shelling. The...
By Kayhan Life Staff The Iranian Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics said on Jan. 29 that its air defense system had foiled a mini-drone attack on one of its facilities in Isfahan. https://twitter.com/KayhanLife/status/1619525767943299075?cxt=HHwWhoDR7d6G2_ksAAAA “Mini drones attacked a facility complex belonging...
DUBAI, Feb 1 (Reuters) - An Iranian couple who appeared in a video dancing romantically have been jailed for 10-1/2 years each on charges of indecency and threatening national security, the activist HRANA news agency said, though a judiciary organ said they...
By Kayhan Life Staff Iran is to resume the “monitoring Plan 1,” originally rolled out in 2020, by which police send warning text messages to alleged hijab violators’ mobile phones, according to Mehdi Hajian, the spokesperson for the Law Enforcement...
By John Irish PARIS, Jan 26 (Reuters) - France's foreign ministry demanded on Thursday the immediate release of Bernard Phelan, a Franco-Irish citizen detained in Iran, whose health situation has worsened with Paris saying he has been denied urgent medical care. Ties between France...
LONDON, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Britain sanctioned more Iranian individuals and entities on Monday over the country's "brutal repression" of its people, including a crackdown on anti-government protests and the recent execution of British-Iranian dual national Alireza Akbari. The sanctions included an asset freeze on Iranian deputy prosecutor...
London, 10 December 2022 – Persia’s Independent Panel of Scholars chose two outstanding Iranian women as inaugural recipients of its Ansari Scholarship for Human Rights & Public Service. Persia Educational Foundation established the Ansari Scholarship in remembrance of its Founder,...
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...