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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-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,...

Soccer-Queiroz Stands down as Iran Coach After Semi-Final Defeat

By Nick Mulvenney AL AIN, United Arab Emirates, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Carlos Queiroz said he was standing down after nearly eight years as Iran coach on Monday following his team's 3-0 loss to Japan in the semi-finals of the Asian Cup. The former Real Madrid coach had...

Soccer-Iran v Japan – Asian Cup Semi-Final

Jan 27 (Reuters) - Factbox ahead of Monday's Asian Cup semi-final between Iran and Japan: WHERE & WHEN: Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain (capacity: 25,053) Kickoff 6.00pm local time (1400 GMT) MATCH OFFICIALS Referee: Chris Beath (Australia) Assistant referees: Matthew Cream, Anton Shchetinin (both Australia) Fourth Official: Kim Dong-jin (South...

Soccer-We Must Be Ourselves in Asian Cup Semi – Iran Coach Queiroz

By Nick Mulvenney ABU DHABI, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Carlos Queiroz says his Iran side must believe in themselves and their football when they face four-times champions Japan in Al Ain on Monday looking to book a spot in the Asian Cup final for the...

Soccer-Iran Steamroller China to Reach Semi-Finals of Asian Cup

By Nick Mulvenney ABU DHABI, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Regional heavyweights Iran underlined their Asian Cup title credentials with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Marcello Lippi's China on Thursday to reach the semi-finals of the continental championship for the first time since 2004. Goals from forwards Mehdi Taremi,...

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...

France Discussing with Iran Fate of Citizen Arrested in October

PARIS, Feb 20 - France is in touch with Iran to improve the conditions of a French woman who was arrested in October on the Persian...

Norwegian Air Aims to Fly Stranded Plane out of Iran in...

OSLO, Feb 20 - Budget carrier Norwegian Air expects to fly a plane out of Iran in the next few days after it made an emergency landing...

Iran Self-Sufficient in Gasoline, Oil Minister Tells State TV

DUBAI, Feb 18 - Iran has become self-sufficient in gasoline production, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said on Monday after the inauguration of the third phase of the...

Iran’s Zarif Accuses Israel, U.S. of Seeking War

By John Irish MUNICH, Feb 17 - Iran's foreign minister on Sunday accused Israel of looking for war and warned that its actions and those of the...

Rouhani Says Iran Ready to Improve Ties with Gulf States

DUBAI, Feb 17 -  Iran is ready to work with all of its neighbours to secure peace in the Middle East in the face of U.S....

Pence Chastises EU, Rejects Merkel’s Call to Work with Russia

By Robin Emmott and Paul Carrel MUNICH, Feb 16 - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence rebuked European powers over Iran and Venezuela on Saturday in a renewed attack...

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OPINION: Ayatollah Jazayeri Comes to Britain to Spread Iran’s Islamic Revolution

By Potkin Azarmehr   Speculation mounted in Iran on February 11, when Ayatollah Jazayeri, the Friday Prayer leader for Ahvaz in Iran’s southwestern oil-rich province of Khuzestan,...

COMMENTARY: Witnessing a Revolution Forty Years Ago

By Cyrus Kadivar A short time ago, I published my first book. It was a memoir of my childhood and adolescence in Shiraz, a tale...

OPINION: Iran’s Future Judiciary Must Abolish Capital Punishment

By Nader Zahedi As the Islamic Republic moves closer to its eventual and inevitable demise, opposition forces are facing the historic and daunting task of...