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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...

Grammy-Nominated Kaveh Rastegar Performs With Springsteen, Writes for Bruno Mars 

By Nazanine Nouri Question: Which Iranian-American musician and songwriter came close to winning a Grammy Award...

Ballerina Farzaneh Kaboli Offers Dance Instruction to Women in Iran 

By Firouzeh Ramezanzadeh Farzaneh Kaboli is an Iranian ballet dancer, choreographer, stage and film actress. She...

“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-Canada Soccer Cancels Game Against Iran

May 26 (Reuters) - Canada Soccer has cancelled a friendly between the men's national team and Iran next month, the national governing body said on Thursday, following widespread opposition to the fixture. No reason was given for the cancellation of the game that was set to be played on June 5...

Rival Iranian Soccer Fans Join Forces To Curse Riot Police

On Thursday, May 19th, the Iranian supporters of rival teams Persepolis FC of Tehran and Tractor SC of Tabriz rounded on police who were marshalling their Persian Gulf Pro League match. "You have no honour!" they chanted. https://kayhanlife.com/news/kayhan/nobel-prizewinner-shirin-ebadi-joins-campaign-to-ban-iran-from-international-sporting-events/

Iranian Teenage Weightlifter Yekta Jamali Disappears in Greece

By Kayhan Life Staff Iranian weightlifter Yekta Jamali, winner of the silver medal in the 81-kilogram division at the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Junior World Championships in Crete, Greece, has not returned to the team’s training camp. She went missing on May 11, a day...

Tehran University Football Teams Refuse to Play After Female Fans Banned From Match

By Kayhan Life Staff Tehran’s Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT) football teams refused to play their match after university security removed female spectators from the stadium, according to social media posts by several student activists on April 27. Football teams from AUT’s schools of Computer, Mathematics,...

Soccer-Iran’s Foolad Eases Into Next Round

By Michael Church April 24 (Reuters) - Defending champions Al Hilal salvaged their unbeaten record in this year's Asian Champions League on Saturday when late goals from Muteb Al Mufarrij and Salem Al Dawsari earned the Saudi Arabians a 2-2 draw with Sharjah in Riyadh. Ramon Diaz's side...

Soccer- Foolad Draws With Dubai’s Shabab Al Ahli

By Michael Church April 11 (Reuters) - Qatar's Al Gharafa moved top of Asian Champions League Group C with a 2-0 win over Ahal of Turkmenistan after Iranian side Foolad drew 1-1 with Shabab Al Ahli in Jeddah on Sunday. Cheick Diabate put Al Gharafa in front on...

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...

Iranian Cities Experience Frequent Power Cuts

By Kayhan Life Staff Several Iranian cities have been experiencing frequent power cuts in recent days. Vast areas of the country have been without electricity...

ANALYSIS: Iran’s Water Resources Require Urgent Action 

By Hamed Mohammadi and Roshanak Astaraki Water has always occupied an important and unique place in the global culture and literature of Iran. It is...

SPECIAL REPORT – He Returned to Iran to Help Save Its...

TORONTO, Canada, April 27 (Reuters) - Iranian scientist Kaveh Madani's career was in full bloom as he settled into his seat in early 2018 for...
ATHENS, May 27 (Reuters) - Greece on Friday protested to Iran's ambassador in Athens over what it called a "violent seizure" of two Greek-flagged vessels in the Persian Gulf by Iranian forces, the country's foreign ministry said. It called for the immediate release of...
By Kayhan Life Staff On May 19, a delegation of Iranian-born academics, researchers, lawyers, journalists, and social activists living in Britain, Germany, and the U.S. traveled to Israel for a 10-day visit. Named after the Biblical term for the Rose...
By Dmitry Zhdannikov DAVOS, Switzerland, May 25 (Reuters) - Talks with Iran aimed at ending a long standoff on explaining the origin of uranium particles found at apparently old but undeclared sites are at "a very difficult juncture", U.N. nuclear watchdog chief Rafael Grossi...
By Arshad Mohammed and John Irish May 24 (Reuters) - A subtle shift in official U.S. statements suggests Washington believes reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal is better than the alternatives despite the advances in Iran's nuclear program, diplomatic and other sources...
Men are being denied entry into some public areas in Tehran in order to abide by strict segregation rules imposed by the Iranian government. According to locals, a sexually abusive gender segregation plan has arrived in the district of Fadak...
By Natasha Phillips A lawsuit brought by two Iranian lawyers has accused Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei of mishandling the Coronavirus pandemic. The action was filed on March 6 in Iran. Iran remains the Middle Eastern country hardest hit by...
By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK, March 4 (Reuters) - Victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks asked a U.S. judge to order the seizure of Iranian crude oil from a tanker owned by an American private equity firm, to help satisfy a $3.61...
By Natasha Phillips Lawmakers in the European Parliament passed a resolution on Feb. 17 which called on Iran to introduce an immediate moratorium on its use of the death penalty, following a sharp rise in executions. Iran currently has the world’s...
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...
Persia & Kayhan Life invite you to join our stellar panelists Amir Taheri, Sam Loni, Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, Nazenin Ansari and Safoora Biglari at our December #webinar! On Friday, 10 December 2021, Persia Educational Foundation and Kayhan Life will mark #HumanRights Day and formally...
    Organization: The Aban Tribunal  Five-Day International People’s Tribunal Heard Witness Testimonies of Use of Force and Torture, Invited Hundreds More to Testify 11/15/2021 The Iran Atrocities Tribunal, also known as the Aban Tribunal, has adjourned after five days of heart wrenching testimonies...