Tuesday, July 16, 2019

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Iranian Actor Mohsen Afshani Arrested for Posting Provocative Video on Social Media

Police have arrested the Iranian actor and TV presenter Mohsen Afshani after he posted a...

Sad Pop Songs Harm Iranian Youth’s Mental Health, Sociologist Says

Contemporary Iranian pop music could cause severe depression in young people, the Iranian Labor News...

Qazvin University Bars Women Musicians from Performing at Charity Event

May 23, 2019 - The president of Qazvin’s Islamic Azad University Morteza Mousakhani barred female...

Cannes Festival Presents Movie by British-Iranian Director Babak Anvari

The British-Iranian director Babak Anvari’s latest film, “Wounds,” has been selected by the Cannes Film...

Iranian-American Maral Milani Plays Aspiring Yemeni Scientist In Play

By Fred Parvaneh After four weeks of sold-out performances at the Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles,...

Iran Treasury to Receive 10% of Concert Ticket Sale Proceeds

The Iranian Musicians Union released a statement on March 19 criticizing recent legislation which requires...
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Iranian-Born Ricci Moshir Wins Top Reggae Award For His Song ‘Wakayo’

By Fred Parvaneh Last November, Ricci Moshir (aka XOrasta Ricci) -- singer, songwriter, and leader of...
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After Live Duet With Female Artist, Musician Ali Ghamsari Banned from Performing

  9 Jan- The Iranian authorities have banned the tar virtuoso, songwriter and singer Ali Ghamsari...
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Iranian Pop Singer Banned After Releasing Anti-War Music Video

The Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance has banned Iranian pop singer Mehdi Yarrahi from...
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Women-Only Cast in Iran to Perform Bizet’s ‘Carmen’ for Women-Only Audience

An all-female production of Carmen, the famous opera written by the French composer George Bizet...

How Cholera Transformed Iran: Interview with Author Amir Afkhami

      Few diseases have killed so many and so randomly throughout history as has cholera. While mostly –though not entirely -- dealt with throughout the...

Sotheby’s Senior Director Roxane Zand Co-Authors Book on Geometry and Art in Mideast

By Cyrus Naji The British Museum in London recently hosted the launch of “Geometry and Art in the Modern Middle East,” an exploration of the...

Iranian Revolution Was Major Milestone in World History, German Author Writes

By Javad Talei In his latest book titled “Turning Point 1979: How Today’s World Began,” Frank Bosch, a professor of contemporary European history at the...

Iranian Champion Wrestler and Defector Reza Abedi Tells His Story in a New Book

By Tara Biglari Reza Abedi is a World Champion Wrestler and Hall of Fame coach who lived in Iran through the 1979 revolution and the...

Empress Farah Pahlavi Launches Book on Modern Art in Iran

Kayhan Life: Empress Farah Pahlavi was in London earlier this week for the launch of a new art book, “Iran Modern,” about her significant contributions...

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Football Fans Clash in Iran, 144 Injured

Violent clashes left 144 football fans injured after a semi-final Premier League match between Persepolis F.C. and Sepahan S.C. at Isfahan’s Naghsh-e- Jahan Stadium on May 30, the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported, citing Ghafoor Rastin, the head of Isfahan’s accident and emergency...

Iran’s Male Football Fans Respect Women Spectators, Official Says

The presence of women at sports stadiums encourages good manners and civil behavior among male spectators, Reza Salehi Amiri, the president of the National Olympic Committee of the Islamic Republic of Iran, has said. Mr. Amiri made the remarks during the weekly “Dast-e Khat” interview...

Iran Judiciary Gives Out Conflicting Signals on Female Cycling Ban

May 21, 2019 - The city of Isfahan has banned women from riding bicycles in public, the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported on May 14, citing the Isfahan public prosecutor Ali Isfahani. “The laws and fatwas issued by religious authorities forbid women...

Iran May Stop Banning Athletes from Facing Israeli Opponents

May 14, 2019 - In a May 9 letter to the International Judo Federation (IJF), the National Olympic Committee of the Islamic Republic of Iran (NOC) has stated its commitment to Principle Six Campaign of Olympic Movement which prohibits “any form of discrimination regarding...

Soccer-Iran Appoint Wilmots As New Coach – Reports

May 16 (Reuters) - Belgian Marc Wilmots has been appointed coach of Iran on a three-year deal in place of Carlos Queiroz, local media has reported. The 50-year-old former Belgium and Ivory Coast coach arrived in Tehran on Wednesday to sign the contract, the FARS news agency...

SAIPA Football Club Head Coach Ali Daei Fired After Criticizing Management

May 2, 2019 - The SAIPA football team fired its head coach Ali Daei on May 1, a day after he criticized the club’s management for not fulfilling its financial obligations. Mr. Daei is a former captain of the Iran national football team. He...

U.N. Concerned by U.S. Curbs on Iranian Foreign Minister While in...

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, July 15 (Reuters) - The United Nations told the United States it is concerned by tight travel restrictions on Iranian Foreign...

U.K. PM Candidate Johnson: I Would Not Back U.S. Military Action...

LONDON, July 15 (Reuters) - The leading candidate to become Britain's next Prime Minister, lawmaker Boris Johnson, said on Monday he would not currently...

Nuclear Deal Parties Not Ready to Launch Dispute Mechanism Against Iran,...

By John Irish and Daphne Psaledakis BRUSSELS, July 15 (Reuters) - The remaining parties to the Iran nuclear deal do not see Tehran's breaches as significant and...

France’s Macron to Speak to Rouhani, Putin and Trump to Ease...

BELGRADE, July 15 (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday he would speak to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Russia's Vladimir Putin and U.S....

France: Has Not Had Satisfactory Response from Iran over Fate of...

BRUSSELS, July 15 (Reuters) - France has not received a satisfactory response from Iran over the fate of Franco-Iranian dual national Fariba Adelkhah, who has been...

France Says Europeans Must Stay United on Iran Issue

BRUSSELS, July 15 (Reuters) - France's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Monday that Europe had to remain united in trying to preserve...

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OPINION: Why Is Iran Exacerbating Regional Tensions?

By Hamdi Malik, Al-Hayat Newspaper The U.S. withdrawal from the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), commonly known as the Iran nuclear deal, and...

OPINION: How to Become a State Hero in Iran

By Potkin Azarmehr June 13 - What would happen in most countries if an Uber taxi driver threw out their female passenger in the middle...

OPINION: Iran and U.S. Both Declare Victory in Their War of...

By Rafiq Khoury, Independent Arabia online news website In his memoirs, former Israeli President Shimon Peres (1923-2016) writes: “ Ben Gurion and I were traveling...