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Iranians Remember Master Vocalist Shajarian With His Freedom Song ‘Morgh e Sahar’

By Nazanine Nouri Iranians around the world are mourning the loss of the legendary classical Persian...

Playing Heavy Metal and Drumming as a Woman in the Islamic Republic of Iran – Interview With Shirin Vaezi

By Natasha Phillips       Pioneering Iranian musician Shirin Vazei has played the drums for several rock bands...

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,...

Armenian Women’s Role in the History of Modern Iran: Author Interview

By Adom Sabanchian The Armenian community in Iran has a long and rich history. There are the indigenous Armenians who inhabited the territory that is Iran...

‘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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Soccer-Asian Champions League East Zone To Resume on Nov. 18

Oct 6 (Reuters) - The Asian Champions League's rescheduled group stage matches for clubs in the East Zone will take place from Nov. 18-Dec. 4, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) confirmed on Tuesday with the release of the fixture list https://www.the-afc.com/competitions/afc-champions-league/fixtures. Asia's elite club competition...

Soccer-10-Man Persepolis Prevail in Shootout To Reach ACL Final

Oct 4 (Reuters) - Iran's Persepolis reached the Asian Champions League final on Saturday with a 5-3 penalty shootout victory over Saudi Arabia's Al Nassr in Doha, despite finishing with 10 men and having lost their key striker to a six-month ban just hours before...

Soccer-Persepolis Set up Semi-Final Clash With Al Nassr

By Michael Church HONG KONG, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Striker Issa Alekasir was on target as Iran’s Persepolis beat 10-man Pakhtakor from Uzbekistan 2-0 in the quarter-finals of the Asian Champions League on Wednesday, setting up a semi-final meeting on Saturday with Saudi Arabia’s Al Nassr. Al...

Soccer-Persepolis End Asian Champions League Hopes of Xavi’s Al Sadd

By Michael Church Sept 27 (Reuters) - Xavi Hernandez’s hopes of leading Al Sadd to the Asian Champions League title came crashing down in Doha on Sunday as a late Issa Alekasir header earned Iran’s Persepolis a 1-0 win that eliminated the Qataris. Persepolis, beaten finalists...

Soccer-Depleted Champions Al Hilal Through to Asian Champions League Last 16

Sept 20 (Reuters) - Defending champions Al Hilal battled their way into the Asian Champions League knockout phase on Sunday with a 0-0 draw against Iran's Shahr Khodro despite only have three substitutes available to them due to COVID-19 infections. Al Hilal have 15 members...

Soccer-Jahanbakhsh Determined to Prove Himself at Brighton

Sept 18 (Reuters) - Brighton & Hove Albion winger Alireza Jahanbakhsh says he is determined to prove himself at the Premier League club after struggling for form and fitness since joining in 2018. Brighton signed Jahanbakhsh from AZ Alkmaar for a reported 17 million pounds...

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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...
DUBAI, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Iran on Friday blacklisted the U.S. ambassador in Iraq and two other diplomats, following a similar move by the United States against Iran's envoy to Baghdad, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said. Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said on Twitter that...
By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Iran has delivered several gasoline and crude oil shipments to Syria, easing a near two-month gasoline shortage aggravated by tougher U.S. sanctions, shippers, port officials and traders said. A vessel began unloading 38,000 tonnes of...
BAGHDAD, Oct 21 (Reuters) - It was a series of intercepted phone calls on a tense night in June that made Iraq’s new prime minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi fully realise how few friends he had. During one call, a senior Iraqi...
DUBAI, Oct 20 (Reuters) - The first ever official United Arab Emirates delegation to Israel set off on Tuesday after the two countries normalised ties last month under a U.S.-brokered accord forged largely over shared fears of Iran. An Etihad...
By Kayhan Life Staff The commander of the protection unit of Iran’s Department of Environment (DoE), Colonel Jamshid Mohabat-Khani, has said the Judiciary will prosecute restaurant owners who break the law by serving dishes made with migratory birds’ meat. “We have...
By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK, Oct 1 (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Thursday refused to dismiss an indictment accusing state-owned Turkish lender Halkbank of helping Iran evade American sanctions. U.S. District Judge Richard Berman in Manhattan rejected Halkbank's claim that...
By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Halkbank on Friday urged a judge to dismiss a U.S. indictment accusing the state-owned Turkish lender of helping Iran evade American sanctions, even as it seeks the judge's recusal for alleged bias. At a...
By Stephanie van den Berg THE HAGUE, Sept 14 (Reuters) - Lawyers for the United States on Monday asked judges at the United Nations' highest court to dismiss a case brought by Iran seeking to lift sanctions. Lawyer Marik String said Iran had wrongly introduced...
CounterPoint brings together thought leaders, experts, and opinion makers specializing on Iran: its society, economy and politics, and its position on the global scene. Participants will also make recommendations on Iran’s future trajectory and on potential policy options available...
By Kayhan Life Staff Women are not banned from national parks, natural heritage sites, wildlife refuges, and protected areas during the breeding season of red deer, the head of the Iranian Department of Environment, Dr. Isa Kalantari, has said. In comments...
By Kayhan Life Staff A decision by Iran’s Ministry of Education to remove images of girls from the cover of the third-grade mathematics textbook for the 2020-21 school year has triggered a public outcry. People have taken to social media...
By Kayhan Life Staff Deputy Coordination Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naghdi has asked the Basij software programmers to design a computer game titled “Rescuing George Floyd,” the semi-official Fars news agency reported. George...