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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...

L.A. Rock Vocalist Soraya Sebghati Would Love to Perform in Iran

By Fred Parvaneh Soraya Sebghati is a songwriter and the lead vocalist of Night Talks (NightTalkstheband.com),...

Prominent Iranian Ayatollah Criticizes the Use of Wigs in Theatrical Production

  Ayatollah Jaffar Sobhani, a source of emulation (Shia Marja) and a former member of the...

Rock Concerts Banned at Tehran Music Festival, Azadi Tower

The public relations office of the Azadi Tower Art Complex (formerly known as Shahyad) has...

Victims of 1988 Mass Murders in Iran Remembered in Play by Niloofar Beyzaie

By Azadeh Karimi The latest work by the Iranian playwright and theater director Niloofar Beyzaie (1967-)...

Musicians Shajarian, Pournazeri to Perform Together in Turkey

Iranian singer, songwriter and Tombak player Homayoun Shajarian will appear for the first time in...

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...

Author and Activist Masih Alinejad Speaks at LA Book Launch

By Fred Parvaneh On October 8, a group of friends in Los Angeles (led by Dr. Behzad Tabatabaie, Betty Kermanian, Nooshin Meshkaty and Hormoz and Susan...

New Book Takes Close Look at Iran’s Presidential System

By Tara Biglari "The Quest for Authority in Iran: A History of the Presidency from Revolution to Rouhani" is a new book that delves deep...

‘Boarding School Girls’ Co-Author Ferdows Remembers Childhood Away from Home

By Fred Parvaneh Roya Movahedi Ferdows and Soosan Daghighi were born in Iran and sent to different boarding schools in Britain at the age of...

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Boxing-Iranian Female Fighter Cancels Return Home After Arrest Warrant Issued

By Julien Pretot PARIS, April 17 (Reuters) - The first Iranian woman to contest an official boxing bout has cancelled plans to return home after an arrest warrant was issued for her in Tehran, her representative said on Wednesday as Iranian authorities issued a denial. Sadaf Khadem beat...

Boxing-Khadem to Break a Barrier for Iranian Women

By Julien Pretot ROYAN, France, April 12 (Reuters) - Two years after a clandestine impromptu training session on the hills of Tehran, Sadaf Khadem will become the first Iranian woman to contest an official boxing fight, hoping to lead the way in the Islamic Republic. The bout...

Iranian Coach Deliberately Injures Wrestlers’ Ears in Bizarre Rite of Passage

  A wrestling coach in the city of Naghdeh, in the northwestern province of West Azerbaijan, has deliberately and repeatedly bruised cartridges and tissues of six young wrestlers’ ears in what appears to be a peculiar rite of passage. “Deforming and reshaping a wrestler’s ears is...

Iran’s National Basketball Team Advances to FIBA World Cup China 2019 

  February 25, 2019  - Iran's men’s basketball team defeated its Australian rival 85-74 on February 24 to secure a place at the 2019 FIBA World Cup hosted by China from August 31 to September 15. The win marks the third consecutive year that the...

Iranian Judoka Saeed Mollaei Throws Match to Avoid Israeli Opponent

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On the second day of the Paris Grand Slam 2019 earlier this month, Saeed Mollaei, an Iranian Judoka in the men’s 81-kilogram division, deliberately threw a match against Kazakhstan’s Ruslan Mussayev to avoid facing his Israeli opponent Sagi Muki in the next round.  Mr. Mollaei...

Soccer-Zenit Sign ‘Iranian Messi’ Azmoun, Colombia’s Barrios

MOSCOW, Feb 2 (Reuters) - Zenit St Petersburg have signed Iran striker Sardar Azmoun from Rubin Kazan and Colombia midfielder Wilmar Barrios from Boca Juniors, the Russian league leaders said on their website https://en.fc-zenit.ru/news/2019-02-01-serdar-azmun-perekhodit-v-zenit-.htm. The financial details were not disclosed but media reports said Azmoun,...

EXCLUSIVE-Dispute Flares Among U.S. Officials Over Trump Administration Iran Arms Control...

By Jonathan Landay and Arshad Mohammed WASHINGTON, April 17 (Reuters) - A new Trump administration report on international compliance with arms control accords provoked a...

Syrian Fuel Queues Grow, Report Cites Iranian Credit Freeze

BEIRUT, April 17 (Reuters) - Syria has suffered oil shortages since an Iranian credit line was halted six months ago and not one oil tanker...

Turkey Looking at New Trade Mechanisms With Iran to Avoid U.S....

By Tulay Karadeniz ANKARA, April 17 (Reuters) - Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday Turkey is looking into establishing new trade mechanisms with Iran, like...

Turkey Expects Washington to Extend Sanctions Waiver on Iran Oil

WASHINGTON, April 16 (Reuters) - Turkey expects the United States to extend a waiver granted to Ankara to continue oil purchases from Iran without violating U.S....

U.S. Officially Designates Iran’s Revolutionary Guards a Terrorist Group

WASHINGTON, April 15 (Reuters) - The United States officially designated Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a foreign terrorist organization, according to a notice...

Iran Protests to France Over Diplomat’s Nuclear Comments

LONDON, April 14 (Reuters) - Iran protested to France on Sunday over comments by the French ambassador in Washington concerning Tehran's right to enrich uranium after...

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OPINION: Iran’s Incompetence in Forged Passports

By Potkin Azarmehr An Iranian couple entered Argentina on March 12 with forged Israeli passports. According to Western media reports in March both passports were amateurishly forged...

OPINION: A Response to Brian Hook 

By Mehrdad Khonsari Brian Hook, the U.S.’s Special Representative for Iran recently released a video message for the Iranian people filmed outside what used to...

OPINION: Why the Iranian Opposition Has Achieved Little Since 1979

February 7, 2019 By Fazel Gheibi We who have been opposing the Islamic Republic are in the same place we were 40 years ago. We know...