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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...

Composing the Track for “1979 Revolution”: Interview with Nima Fakhrara

By Fred Parvaneh Los Angeles resident Nima Fakhrara is one of three Iranian score composers in...

Ashkan Layegh Becomes First Iranian to Win Royal Academy of Music Scholarship

Ashkan Layegh, a 20-year-old musical prodigy, has won a full scholarship to study piano and...

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...

Iran-Saudi Rivalry: How Far Does It Go? Interview with Author Simon Mabon

Simon Mabon is a lecturer in international relations at Lancaster University in the U.K. His book "Saudi Arabia and Iran: Soft Power Rivalry in...

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Soccer – Iran Confident Ahead of China Clash as Lippi Ponders Legacy

By Nick Mulvenney ABU DHABI, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Marcello Lippi has won the biggest prizes in football over his long coaching career but he did not sound overly confident of adding the Asian Cup to his haul ahead of China's quarter-final against Iran. The Italian looks...

Jahanbakhsh on Target as Iran Ease past Oman into Last Eight

By Nick Mulvenney ABU DHABI, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Three-times champions Iran came through an early scare before marching confidently into the Asian Cup quarter-finals for the 13th time in 14 attempts with a 2-0 victory over a spirited Oman team on Sunday. Iran goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand saved an...

Ambitious Oman Eye Iran Upset in Asian Cup

By Osama Khairy ABU DHABI, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Coach Pim Verbeek says Oman are by no means satisfied with reaching the last 16 of the Asian Cup for the first time and will be going all out to forge another historic breakthrough when they...

Soccer-Queiroz Leads Iran to Asian Cup Last 16, Iraq Also Progress

AL AIN, United Arab Emirates, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Iran sealed their place in the knockout phase of the Asian Cup on Saturday as Carlos Queiroz's side claimed a 2-0 win over Vietnam, while Iraq also booked their spot in the next round of the continental...

Iran Coach Hopeful on Jahanbakhsh’s Fitness for Asian Cup

By Michael Church HONG KONG, Jan 1 (Reuters) - Iran's coach believes Alireza Jahanbakhsh will be fit for the Asian Cup tournament that kicks off this week, keeping the Brighton & Hove Albion winger in the squad hit by injuries. Jahanbakhsh joined the Premier League side...

Iran Coach Queiroz Eyes Strong Start to Asian Cup Campaign

Dec 31 (Reuters) - Iran coach Carlos Queiroz has demanded a high-intensity start from his top-ranked team in next month's Asian Cup opener against debutants Yemen. Iran head into the tournament in the United Arab Emirates as one of the favourites for the title and Portuguese Queiroz said...

United States Frees American-Born Anchor of Iran’s Press TV

DUBAI, Jan 24 (Reuters) - An American-born anchor for Iran's state-run Press TV was released after 10 days of detention in the United States as...

France Says It Expects Iran-Eu Trade Mechanism to Be Established in...

PARIS, Jan 23 (Reuters) - France's foreign minister said on Wednesday that he expected a European-backed system to facilitate non-dollar trade with Iran and circumvent U.S....

Braving Dangerous Waters, Iranians Seek a Better Life in Britain

By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin LIVERPOOL, Jan 23 (Reuters) - The traffickers told Fardin Gholami that a fishing boat would take him from France to England at...

Iran Protests to Swiss Envoy over U.S. Arrest of a Journalist

LONDON, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Iran summoned the Swiss ambassador to protest the arrest in the United States of a journalist who worked for anIranian English-language...

Iran’s American-Born Journalist Detained by FBI to Appear in U.S. Court...

DUBAI, Jan 18 (Reuters) - An American journalist working for Iran's state television channel Press TV who Iran says has been detained in Washington...

U.S.-Born Iranian TV Anchor’s Arrest Confirmed by U.S. Court

By Jonathan Landay and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON, Jan 18 (Reuters) - An American-born Iranian television anchor has been arrested as a material witness in an...

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Scholars for Dollars: The Role of Iran’s Religious Bureaucrats

By Imam Mohammad Tawhidi  In 2007, I travelled to Iran from Australia in order to engage in Islamic Studies. I was publicly ordained as an Imam in...

COMMENTARY: Women in the Islamic Republic Are Second-Class Citizens

By Azadeh Karimi and Elahe Boghrat The Iranian media have reported on the suspicious death of Zahra Navidpour, a 28-year-old woman whose body was discovered...

OPINION: Rebel Cleric Disrobed for Criticizing Religious Hypocrites 

By Potkin Azarmehr   15 Jan - Last Saturday, the Iranian Shia cleric, Hassan Agha-Miri, was disrobed by the Special Court for the Clergy. He was...