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UNESCO Inscribes Iranian Game of ‘Chogan’ on Cultural Heritage List

Chogan, an ancient Iranian horse-riding game accompanied by music and storytelling, has been inscribed on UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of...

The Wonders of Isfahan and Iran’s Heritage: Interview with Dr. Sussan Babaie

By Tara Biglari Islamic art, architecture and manifestations of power are themes that Dr. Sussan Babaie has spent a lifetime exploring. Author of numerous books...

Tehran MoCA’s New Director Discusses Projects With Europe

The new director of the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art (TMoCA), Ali Mohammad Zare, spoke in a recent interview about the museum's collaborations with...

“Reza Shah, Bless Your Soul,” Protesters Chanted

By Potkin Azarmehr “Reza Shah, Bless Your Soul”: This was the repeated chant that was heard during the 6 days of protests throughout Iran. They...

Sotheby’s to Auction Works by Modern Iranian Masters Monir, Mohasses

  Works by modern Iranian masters including Bahman Mohasses, Monir Farmanfarmaian, and Manoucher Yektai are coming up for auction at Sotheby's London on April 24. Part...

Iranian Runway Show Takes Over Top of LA’s Tallest Building

By Fred Parvaneh The non-profit Farhang Foundation presented its first Iranian Cultural Runway show on top of Los Angeles’s tallest building on February 10th. Presented by comedian Melissa Shoshani and with music by DJ Arin, the sold-out event witnessed the transformation of the 70th floor of...

Olympics-Cross-Country Skiing-No Final, But Huge Pride for Iran’s Baher

By Philip O'Connor PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Iran's Samaneh Beyrami Baher may have come dead last in Olympic sprint qualifying, but she crossed the line bursting with pride at being the only female in her country's cross-country skiing team. Sporting a hijab on...

Russian Models Toil Hard in China with Sights Set on Europe

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By Edward Baran REUTERS, January 30, 2018 Wearing haute couture and strutting down the catwalks of Paris Fashion Week – that's the dream for many aspiring young models from eastern Europe working in China. But for many, including 17-year-old Russian Polina Zubritskaya, the bright lights of...

An Evening of Iranian Architecture and Cuisine in London

By Tara Biglari The Wild Frontiers Adventure Club – a travel company founded in 2002 by the travel writer Jonny Bealby – hosted an event at London’s Frontline Club earlier this month titled “Iran: A Feast of Ancient Architecture, Art, Cuisine & Culture.” Featuring talks...

‘My Persian Kitchen’ Pop-Up Brings Iranian Cuisine to Cambridge

By Tara Biglari In quaint Cambridge – home to one of the world's greatest universities – a pop-up restaurant called My Persian Kitchen is revitalizing the local culinary scene. Started by Sirous Vaezzadeh-Naderi and Abigail Plet, the restaurant is changing perceptions of Iranian cuisine. Sirous was...

Rouhani to Appear Before Iranian Parliament Soon, Says Lawmaker

LONDON, Aug 18 (Reuters) - An Iranian lawmaker said on Saturday that President Hassan Rouhani would appear before parliament on Aug. 28 to answer...

Iran Says Its Economy Not at “Dead End” from U.S. Sanctions

LONDON, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Iran said on Saturday it would resist the pressures of U.S. sanctions by relying on its natural and human...

Iranian Spiritual Leader Sentenced for “Insulting Islam”

LONDON, Aug 18 (Reuters) - An Iranian court has sentenced the founder of a spiritual movement to five years in jail, his lawyer told...

Iran Says No OPEC Member Can Take over Its Share of Oil Exports

LONDON, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Iran told OPEC on Sunday no member country should be allowed to take over another member's share of oil...

Hardcore Hedge Fund Bulls Say Iran Sanctions May See Oil at $150

By Amanda Cooper and Maiya Keidan LONDON, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Clouds are gathering over the outlook for the oil market, as trade tensions and...

Norway Minister Resigns After Breaching Security Rules During Iran Trip

By Terje Solsvik and Ole Petter Skonnord OSLO, Aug 13 (Reuters) - Norway's fisheries minister resigned on Monday following his earlier admission that he breached...

U.S. Ambassador Urges Britain to Ditch Support for Iran Nuclear Deal

LONDON, Aug 12 (Reuters) - The United States urged Britain on Sunday to ditch its support for a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and...

China Says Business Ties with Iran No Harm to Any Other Country

BEIJING, Aug 11 (Reuters) - China has already defended its commercial relations with Iran as open and transparent as U.S. sanctions on Iran took effect...

Trump, France’s Macron Discuss Iran, Middle East and Trade

Aug 10 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump spoke on Friday with French President Emmanuel Macron and they discussed trade, Iran and the Middle...
By Natasha Phillips Safwan Masri’s “Tunisia: An Arab Anomaly”, explores the key ingredients which helped Tunisia transition from authoritarian rule to peaceful democracy. The book charts the Arab Spring, which began in 2011, and also looks at Tunisia’s roots, as...
  By Azadeh Karimi Since 2015, an increasing number of asylum seekers and economic migrants, mostly from Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East and Africa, have arrived in Europe. This influx of people, who have been making their way to Europe...
Since December 2017, workers, teachers, pensioners and ordinary people from all walks of life have been staging protests in cities and towns across Iran. They have been voicing their anger at the Islamic Republic regime and its leaders for...
By Fred Parvaneh Reem Kadem is an American-born Iraqi actress, filmmaker and activist living in Los Angeles.She is best known for playing the lead role in "Nawal the Jewel," inspired by the story of Reyhaneh Jabbari, an Iranian young woman...
Thomas M. Countryman is a career diplomat who served as United States Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation, from 27 September 2011 to 27 January 2017. He joined the US State Department in 1982, and worked in...
Nazenin Ansari March 27, 2018 In the latest strike  against Gonabadi dervishes of the Nematollahi Order in Iran,  government authorities have isolated Dr. NoorAli Tabandeh, its spiritual master ( Gutb ), from his bodyguards and trusted assistants.  They had been protecting...

Iran

U.S. Is Trying to Make Iran “Surrender” Through Sanctions -Iran Vp

Aug 15 (Reuters) - The United States is trying to make Iran surrender through the imposition of sanctions, Iranian vice president Eshaq Jahangiri said...

Iran’s Khamenei Rejects Trump Offer of Talks, Chides Government over Economy

By Parisa Hafezi ANKARA, Aug 13 (Reuters) - Iran's Supreme Leader on Monday rejected U.S. President Donald Trump's offer of unconditional talks to improve bilateral...

Iran Will Not Change Regional Policies Under U.S. Threats – Foreign...

ANKARA, Aug 13 (Reuters) - Iran will not rein in its influence in the Middle East despite mounting U.S. pressure on Tehran to curb...

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China, Germany Defend Business with Iran in Face of US Threats

By Ben Blanchard and Michelle Martin BEIJING/BERLIN, Aug 8 (Reuters) - China and Germany defended their business ties with Iran on Wednesday in the face of...

German Ministry: No Decision yet on Iran Bid to Withdraw Cash

BERLIN, Aug 8 (Reuters) - The German finance ministry on Wednesday denied a media report suggesting it would give Iran permission to withdraw 300...

European Companies Respond to Latest Iran Sanctions

Aug 8 (Reuters) - Following are comments and responses from companies in Europe which last year did far more business with Tehran than U.S....

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OPINION: Where Is Trump Headed with His Tougher Policy Toward Iran?

By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON, July 31 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's offer of dialogue with Tehran belies a hardening of U.S. policy that intensifies economic...

OPINION: A Brief History of Iran-Israel Cooperation

By Reza Parchizadeh Since its establishment nearly forty years ago, the Islamic Republic of Iran has maintained a hostile stance towards Israel. The phrase “wiping...

OPINION: MEK Influence Wanes at White House, Gains Ground in House...

  An Iranian opposition group once listed by Britain and America as a terrorist organisation has been courting senior U.S. officials in the hope of...

OPINION: How to Avoid U.S.-Iran Conflict, Perhaps Save Nuclear Deal

By Seyed Hossein Mousavian (Seyed Hossein Mousavian is a Middle East security and nuclear policy specialist at Princeton University and a former spokesperson for Iran...

OPINION: Hormuz Strait Blockage Could Destroy IRGC Navy

By Babak Taghvaee Last Saturday, Ayatollah Khamenei, Supreme Leader of Iran's Islamic Republic, backed President Hassan Rouhani's suggestion to block Gulf oil exports if Iran’s...

OPINION: As U.S. Sanctions Loom, Can Iran Nuclear Deal Still Be...

By Maysam Behravesh (Maysam Behravesh is a multimedia journalist at the TV channel, Iran International, a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science and...