Friday, November 15, 2019

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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,...

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,...

BOOK REVIEW: The Lasting Legacy of Shapour Bakhtiar, Iran’s Late Prime Minister

By Ahmad Rafat   “The Lasting Legacy of Shapour Bakhtiar,” by Dr. Ebrahim Biparva, is a collection of articles written by various people about Shapour Bakhtiar...

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...

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Soccer-Iranian Women Snap up Tickets for World Cup Qualifier

By Simon Evans Oct 4 (Reuters) - Iranian women have snapped up tickets for Thursday's World Cup qualifier against Cambodia in Tehran after they were released for sale via a website. Iranian authorities had assured world governing body FIFA that women would be allowed to attend the...

Soccer-Iran Has ‘Assured’ Women Can Attend Qualifier – Infantino

By Simon Evans MILAN, Italy, Sept 22 (Reuters) - FIFA has been "assured" by Iranian authorities that women will be able to attend the October World Cup qualifier in Tehran, Gianni Infantino, president of the body said on Sunday. A female Iranian fan died earlier this...

Soccer-FIFA Tells Iran It Is Time to Allow Women into Stadiums

By Brian Homewood ZURICH, Sept 19 (Reuters) - FIFA president Gianni Infantino has told Iran it is time to allow women into football stadiums and the global soccer body expects "positive developments", starting with their next home match in October. While foreign women have been allowed limited access...

Judo-Iran Suspended After Pressurising Fighter Not to Face Israeli

Sept 18 (Reuters) - Iran was suspended from international competition by the International Judo Federation (IJF) on Wednesday for putting pressure on one of its fighters to withdraw from the world judo championships to avoid having to face an Israeli opponent. The Iran Judo Federation was hit with a...

Iran’s Female Fans Find Soccer Buzz in Cafes and Malls

By Tuqa Khalid DUBAI, Sept 17 (Reuters) - On match days Iran's young female soccer fans cram Tehran's shopping centres and cafes, their faces painted with the Iranian flag and beaming with excitement, as they follow their national team on giant television screens alongside male fans. Iranian women...

Iranian Soccer Fan “Blue Girl” Dies After Setting Herself on Fire

By Parisa Hafezi DUBAI, Sept 10 (Reuters) - A female Iranian soccer fan who set herself on fire last week after being arrested for sneaking into a stadium dressed as a man has died from her injuries, causing widespread outrage. The semi-official Shafaqna news agency said the...

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Iranian Official Criticizes Release of Trophy Hunting Video on Social Media

By Azadeh Karimi   Kiumars Kalantari, the deputy director of the Department of Environment’s Office for Wildlife and Biodiversity, has condemned the publication of footage on...

Iranians Should Drive Less to Reduce Pollution, Expert Says

By Azadeh Karimi   While current air quality regulations and emission standards are much more stringent than 20 years ago, there has been a concerted effort...

Landfill Near Tehran’s Khomeini Airport Is 60 Meters High, City Official...

Polluted water leaking from garbage trucks transporting 8,000 tons of waste from Greater Tehran’s 22 districts, city hospitals, and various companies to the Arad...

The  Majority of Iranians Are Affected by Drought, Government Official Says

By Azadeh Karimi   The director of Iran’s Meteorological Department and Drought Management Center, Sadegh Ziaian, has said that 85 percent of the country’s population struggles...

Data on Iranian Cheetah Population Curtailed by Wildlife Camera Restrictions

By Azadeh Karimi Information on the population of the Asiatic cheetah in Iran is incomplete because of severe restrictions on the number of camera traps that...

Marine Life in Southern Iran Threatened by Artificial Reefs Made of...

Governments and private companies around the world use the artificial modular reef as part of sea and ocean conservation efforts to enhance marine life....
By Raya Jalabi and Ahmed Rasheed BAGHDAD, Nov 11 (Reuters) - Iraq's ruling parties appear to have rallied behind a strategy, blessed by Iran, to try to survive a mass anti-government uprising by containing protests on the streets of Baghdad while...
ABU DHABI, Nov 10 (Reuters) - Iran should come to the negotiating table with world powers and the Persian Gulf countries to seek a new deal that would deescalate regional tensions and revive its economy, a senior United Arab Emirates official...
By John Davison and Ahmed Aboulenein BAGHDAD, Nov 8 (Reuters) - - Fresh clashes between Iraqi security forces and anti-government protesters broke out on Friday killing at least three people, despite a call for calm by the country's top Shi'ite...
DUBAI, Nov 7 (Reuters) - The U.S.-led naval coalition in the Gulf, established in response to a series of attacks on oil tankers, opened a command centre in Bahrain on Thursday, the U.S. Fifth Fleet said in a statement. The...
STOCKHOLM, Nov 13 (Reuters) - A 58-year-old Iranian citizen has been arrested in Sweden on suspicion of murder in Iran in 1988, prosecutors said on Wednesday, and national news agency TT said the case involved killings of political prisoners. Human...
By Hamed Mohammadi   The Iranian authorities have released Ebrahim Firouzi, a Christian convert from a Muslim background, after he served a 5-year sentence at Gohardasht (Rajaei Shahr) Prison in Karaj, 20 kilometers west of Tehran, the Christian Mohabat News website...
By Azadeh Karimi In a letter to Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian earlier this month, the head of the Iranian Department of Environment Isa Kalantari has informed the government that it can proceed with its plan to transfer a large volume...
By Azadeh Karimi The Guardian Council has approved an amendment bill that imposes longer prison sentences on people who carry out acid attacks, according to Abbasali Kadkhodaei, the Spokesman for the Guardian Council. Mr. Kadkhodaei made the remarks in a tweet...
By Roshanak Astaraki   Many people believed that Iran would play a significant role in rebuilding Iraq after the terrorist group the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIS), also known by its Arabic acronym Daesh, lost most of the territories...
DUBAI, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Iran signed a preliminary agreement with Syria on Saturday to help rebuild the Arab ally's electricity grid, Iranian state media reported, as Tehran seeks a deepening economic role after years of the Syrian conflict. A memorandum of understanding...
By Roshanak Astaraki Iran has exported, respectively, $1.1 billion and $24 billion worth of goods to the 28 member states of the European Union and to 13 neighboring nations plus Egypt in the past year. That shows a massive drop...
By Roshanak Astaraki   Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan have started the joint production of a new passenger car, “Khazar,” according to Bunyad Huseynov, the Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Tehran. Ambassador Huseynov announced the news on the sidelines of a meeting...