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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...

Iranian-Irish Fusion Band Nava Is Nominated for Irish Folk Award; We Meet Co-Founder Coohe

By Kayhan Life Staff Nava is a four-person Iranian-Irish musical group based in Dublin. Formed in...

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...

Empress Farah’s Pre-Revolution Curator Donna Stein Tells Tehran Museum Story in New Book

By Tim Cornwell In May 1975, a group of prominent Iranians arrived in New York for a shopping spree with a difference. They included Dr....

“Iran’s Napoleon” in Exile: Reza Shah’s Life After Abdication Is Evoked in New Book...

By Tim Cornwell When the wife of the British governor of Mauritius learned that Reza Shah, the former Shah of Iran, was to make the...

Persepolis Celebrations Are Focus of New Book by UCLA’s Robert Steele

By Cyrus Kadivar In October 1971, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran, held a celebration to commemorate the 2,500th anniversary of the founding of...

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...

Heritage

Olympics-Taekwondo-Iranian Refugee Beats Ex-compatriot, Briton Jones to Advance

By Chang-Ran Kim CHIBA, Japan, July 25 (Reuters) - Refugee Kimia Alizadeh, who won a taekwondo bronze medal for Iran at the Rio Olympics, beat an erstwhile compatriot and went on to crush Briton Jade Jones' dream of a historic third gold, advancing to the quarter-finals in...

Iranian Athletes Compete Against Each Other At Tokyo Olympics

By Ahmad Rafat The 2020 Summer Olympic Games, which were delayed by a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, finally kicked off officially in Tokyo on July 23. According to some reports, 80 percent of the Japanese were against the Olympic Games being held in Tokyo....

Olympics-Iranian Taekwondo Champion Kimia Alizadeh Joins Athletes in Refugee Team to Launch Opening Ceremony

TOKYO, July 23 (Reuters) - All 29 athletes in the Olympic refugee team will march behind the Olympic flag at the Tokyo Games opening ceremony on Friday, an organiser said, to represent the more than 82 million displaced people across the globe. The International Olympic...

EXCLUSIVE: Bodybuilder Khaled Pirzadeh Speaks of Being Tortured in Prison 

By Roshanak Astaraki On July 14, prison authorities in Iran reportedly transferred Khaled Pirzadeh, an advocate of constitutional monarchy and a civil rights activist, from the Greater Tehran Penitentiary in Fashapuyeh District (commonly known as Fashapuyeh Prison), where he had been kept since July 2020,...

Soccer-Iran Teams Set to Play In Asian Champions League 

By Michael Church HONG KONG, July 11 (Reuters)  -  Last year's finalists Persepolis will play debutants Istkilol of Tajikistan and 2019 winners Al Hilal of Saudi Arabia meet Iran's Esteghlal, at the Asian Champions League in September. Another clash between clubs from Saudi Arabia and Iran...

Iran Basketball Team Set for Tokyo Olympics

July 5 (Reuters) - Iran will join the United States, France and the Czech Republic in Group A at the Tokyo Olympics basketball tournament after qualifying for the round. The Games are being held from July 23 to Aug. 8, in Japan. The Czech Republic became the...

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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...

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...
By Jonathan Saul, Chen Aizhu and Marianna Parraga LONDON/SINGAPORE/MEXICO CITY, July 22 (Reuters) - A Chinese logistics firm has emerged as a central player in the supply of sanctioned oil from Iran and Venezuela, even after it was blacklisted by Washington two...
ISTANBUL, July 19 (Reuters) - Turkish security forces have detained nearly 1,500 irregular migrants in the last week, most of them Afghans, near the southeastern border with Iran, officials said, amid rising violence in Afghanistan. The officials from a local...
By Kayhan Life Staff A delegation of former U.S. officials who served in former U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration are teaming up with pro-democracy Iranian dissident expatriates to travel to Israel next week. Len Khodorkovsky, Ellie Cohanim, and Victoria Coates, former...
Mrs. Jehan Sadat, the former First Lady of Egypt and a prominent campaigner for women’s rights, passed away last week — nearly four decades after her husband Anwar Sadat was assassinated during a military ceremony in Cairo. When Mohammad Reza...
By Natasha Phillips A new law in Iran that transfers the power to grant and revoke lawyers’ licenses from the Iranian Bar Association (IBA) to the judiciary could make it easier for the government to detain individuals for financial gain, according to...
By Kayhan Life Staff The U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has removed three Iranians from its Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list. In September 2020, former U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration placed Behzad Daniel Ferdows and Mehrzad Daniel...
By Natasha Phillips A letter sent on May 19 and signed by 60 British lawmakers has demanded that UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab grant the jailed dual national Anoosheh Ashoori diplomatic protection. Mr. Ashoori was arrested and detained in Iran in August 2017, while...
By Kayhan Life Staff On May 11, the spokesperson for Iran’s Judiciary, Gholamhossein Esmaili, said authorities had arrested some 200 staff members of the Judiciary and law clerks in charge of official documents. Mr. Esmaili added that 1,000 judges had been...

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By Ahmad Rafat On May 26, Iraqi security forces arrested Qassim Mahmoud Musleh, the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) military commander for the western province of Al Anbar, in Baghdad, on terrorism charges. Sabah al-Wafi, a senior military commander of Asa’ib Ahl...
KayhanLife · Flash Briefing 11.06.21 Britain, France, and Germany warned Iran that a failure to respect its obligations within the 2015 nuclear deal was jeopardizing the possibility of reviving the agreement, in a strongly worded statement issued on Wednesday. The three...
By Kayhan Life Staff Several U.S. lawmakers sent a letter to the White House on April 23 demanding that the State Department revoke the security clearance of Ariane Tabatabai, a senior advisor to the office of the Under Secretary of...