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Iran Has Banned 52 Women Musicians from Performing Since January 

The Iranian authorities have banned the cellist Elmira Nematzadeh and the daf player Negar Ezazi,...

Iranian Singer Alireza Ghorbani’s Concert Is Canceled for Security Reasons

The Iranian authorities have canceled a Tehran concert by the singer-songwriter Alireza Ghorbani earlier this...

Iranian Actor Mohsen Afshani Arrested for Posting Provocative Video on Social Media

Police have arrested the Iranian actor and TV presenter Mohsen Afshani after he posted a...

Sad Pop Songs Harm Iranian Youth’s Mental Health, Sociologist Says

Contemporary Iranian pop music could cause severe depression in young people, the Iranian Labor News...

Qazvin University Bars Women Musicians from Performing at Charity Event

May 23, 2019 - The president of Qazvin’s Islamic Azad University Morteza Mousakhani barred female...

Cannes Festival Presents Movie by British-Iranian Director Babak Anvari

The British-Iranian director Babak Anvari’s latest film, “Wounds,” has been selected by the Cannes Film...

Iranian-American Maral Milani Plays Aspiring Yemeni Scientist In Play

By Fred Parvaneh After four weeks of sold-out performances at the Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles,...

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...

How Cholera Transformed Iran: Interview with Author Amir Afkhami

      Few diseases have killed so many and so randomly throughout history as has cholera. While mostly –though not entirely -- dealt with throughout the...

Sotheby’s Senior Director Roxane Zand Co-Authors Book on Geometry and Art in Mideast

By Cyrus Naji The British Museum in London recently hosted the launch of “Geometry and Art in the Modern Middle East,” an exploration of the...

Iranian Revolution Was Major Milestone in World History, German Author Writes

By Javad Talei In his latest book titled “Turning Point 1979: How Today’s World Began,” Frank Bosch, a professor of contemporary European history at the...

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...

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INTERVIEW – Allow Iranian Women to Attend Matches, Says Asian Soccer Official

By Beh Lih Yi KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Iranian women should be allowed to attend men's World Cup qualifiers in the Islamic Republic later this year, a top Asian soccer official said on Tuesday, ramping up pressure on Tehran to end a...

FIFA Asks Iran to Let Women Attend Stadium Matches

The Football Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran (FFIRI) has agreed to allow women football fans to attend qualifying matches for the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) World Cup Qatar 2022, which are set to start in September, the Iranian Students News...

At Wimbledon, Iranian Tennis Showman Mansour Bahrami Delights His Fans

Crowds at the Wimbledon Tennis Championship this year were treated to two sets of entertaining tennis on July 13 when the 63-year-old Iranian Mansour Bahrami and his British doubles partner Chris Wilkinson (49) teamed up on central court in the second round of the...

Football Fans Clash in Iran, 144 Injured

Violent clashes left 144 football fans injured after a semi-final Premier League match between Persepolis F.C. and Sepahan S.C. at Isfahan’s Naghsh-e- Jahan Stadium on May 30, the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported, citing Ghafoor Rastin, the head of Isfahan’s accident and emergency...

Iran’s Male Football Fans Respect Women Spectators, Official Says

The presence of women at sports stadiums encourages good manners and civil behavior among male spectators, Reza Salehi Amiri, the president of the National Olympic Committee of the Islamic Republic of Iran, has said. Mr. Amiri made the remarks during the weekly “Dast-e Khat” interview...

Iran Judiciary Gives Out Conflicting Signals on Female Cycling Ban

May 21, 2019 - The city of Isfahan has banned women from riding bicycles in public, the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported on May 14, citing the Isfahan public prosecutor Ali Isfahani. “The laws and fatwas issued by religious authorities forbid women...

Global Disputes Likely to Thwart Unity at G7 Summit in France

By Richard Lough and Marine Pennetier BIARRITZ, France, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Leaders of the G7 nations began arriving in France on Saturday for a...

France, Britain Aim to Show Unity on Iran As G7 Looms

By Marine Pennetier BIARRITZ, France, Aug 23 (Reuters) - France and Britain aimed on Friday to present a united front on how to deal with Iran,...

Stena Bulk Tanker Seized by Iran Could Be Released Soon –...

STOCKHOLM, Aug 22 (Reuters) - Sweden has received "very strong indications" that a British oil tanker seized last month by Iran in the Strait of Hormuz...

Macron to Meet Iranians Before G7 to Float Ideas for Defusing...

By Michel Rose and Marine Pennetier PARIS, Aug 21 (Reuters) - France’s President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday he would meet Iranian officials ahead of this...

Iran’s Zarif Warns U.S. That Tehran May Also Act “Unpredictably”

STOCKHOLM, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday Tehran may act "unpredictably" in response to the United States' "unpredictable"...

Trump or Europe? UK’s Johnson to Sample Post-Brexit Reality at G7...

By William James and John Chalmers LONDON/BRUSSELS, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Boris Johnson is about to feel the pinch of Brexit Britain's new global status:...

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OPINION: Iranian Women’s Unrelenting Battle Against Oppression

By Azadeh Karimi For the past 40 years, the Islamic Republic Regime’s educational system and propaganda machine have been brainwashing and indoctrinating generations of young...

OPINION: U.S. Will Hit Iran Oil Exports, Seek to Avoid War...

By Abdulrahman Al-Rashed, Asharq Al-Awsat Newspaper For the past few weeks, the international community has made concerted efforts at regional diplomacy to prevent a war...

OPINION: War Will Bolster, Not Bring Down, the Islamic Republic

By Elahe Boghrat Since the publication of its first issue in exile in 1983, Kayhan London has consistently opposed the Islamic Republic. The paper was...