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Silenced Musicians of Iran Come Together on Homanity Album

Music in Iran dates back thousands of years. Archeological records from the 3rd millennium BC...

Grammy-Nominated Kaveh Rastegar Performs With Springsteen, Writes for Bruno Mars 

By Nazanine Nouri Question: Which Iranian-American musician and songwriter came close to winning a Grammy Award...

Ballerina Farzaneh Kaboli Offers Dance Instruction to Women in Iran 

By Firouzeh Ramezanzadeh Farzaneh Kaboli is an Iranian ballet dancer, choreographer, stage and film actress. She...

Iranian-Irish Fusion Band Nava Is Nominated for Irish Folk Award; We Meet Co-Founder Coohe

By Kayhan Life Staff Nava is a four-person Iranian-Irish musical group based in Dublin. Formed in...

Iranians Remember Master Vocalist Shajarian With His Freedom Song ‘Morgh e Sahar’

By Nazanine Nouri Iranians around the world are mourning the loss of the legendary classical Persian...

Playing Heavy Metal and Drumming as a Woman in the Islamic Republic of Iran – Interview With Shirin Vaezi

By Natasha Phillips       Pioneering Iranian musician Shirin Vazei has played the drums for several rock bands...

Iranian State TV is Urged by Guild to Allow Broadcasts of Musical Performances 

By Azadeh Karimi The Iranian Musicians Union has written to the president of the Islamic Republic...
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Making History: Andy Madadian Gets Star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame

By Fred Parvaneh On January 17th, the singer and actor Andy Madadian -- nicknamed "the Persian...

Iran Continues to Ban Actors Who Were Famous Before the Revolution

By Azadeh Karimi  The chairman of the Fajr International Film Festival (FIFF) has turned down Mohsen...

Iranian Film and Theater Actress Shahla Riahi Dies Aged 92

By Azadeh Karimi   Shahla Riahi, the renowned film and stage actress and Iran’s first female director,...

“Iran’s Napoleon” in Exile: Reza Shah’s Life After Abdication Is Evoked in New Book...

By Tim Cornwell When the wife of the British governor of Mauritius learned that Reza Shah, the former Shah of Iran, was to make the...

Persepolis Celebrations Are Focus of New Book by UCLA’s Robert Steele

By Cyrus Kadivar In October 1971, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran, held a celebration to commemorate the 2,500th anniversary of the founding of...

Armenian Women’s Role in the History of Modern Iran: Author Interview

By Adom Sabanchian The Armenian community in Iran has a long and rich history. There are the indigenous Armenians who inhabited the territory that is Iran...

‘Black Wave’: Ex-BBC Journalist Kim Ghattas Analyzes Iran and Saudi Arabia in Book

By Firouzeh Nabavi The Middle East is one of the hardest areas of the world for journalists to cover. It requires not only a grasp...

‘Superabundantly Talented’ Author Ottessa Moshfegh Releases New Book

  By Nazanine Nouri Ottessa Moshfegh is an award-winning American author and novelist of Iranian descent who has published four books to great critical acclaim since...

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Soccer-Azmoun on Target as Iran and China Advance in Asian Qualifying

By Michael Church HONG KONG, June 16 (Reuters) - Sardar Azmoun's first half goal earned Iran  1-0 win over Iraq on Tuesday and a spot in the final round of Asia's World Cup preliminaries, as China also progressed to the next phase of qualifying for...

Iran Appeals to CAS over Bahrain Hub For World Cup Qualifiers

April 8 (Reuters) - Iran's football federation has appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport over the Asian Football Confederation's decision to stage Asian World Cup Group C qualifiers in a hub in Bahrain. The AFC said last month the remaining matches in the second...

Iranians Celebrate Nowruz, Usher in the Year 1400 Amid Prolonged Pandemic

By Nazanine Nouri More than 300 million people around the world are celebrating Nowruz — the Persian New Year -- and ushering in the year 1400 of the Persian calendar. Yet for the second year in a row, their celebrations are taking place against the...

Soccer-Iranians Query Decision to Host Qualifiers in Bahrain

By Michael Church March 14 (Reuters) - Iran head coach Dragan Skocic and Mehdi Taremi, one of the nation's highest-profile players, have questioned the decision to hold the country's World Cup qualifiers in Bahrain when play resumes in June. The Iranians were informed by the Asian Football Confederation last...

Iran’s Only Female Olympic Medallist to Compete under White Flag in Tokyo

ASCHAFFENBURG, Germany, March 2 (Reuters) - Iranian female Olympic medal winner Kimia Alizadeh has been granted refugee status in Germany and aims to compete in the Olympic Refugee Team under a white flag in Tokyo this summer. Alizadeh, who won taekwondo bronze at the Rio...

Making Super Bowl History: Iranian-American Coach Maral Javadifar

By Nazanine Nouri For the first time ever in the history of the Super Bowl, Iranian-American Maral Javadifar was one of three women to be on a coaching staff on Sunday. Javadifar, an assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, was on active duty as her...

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ANALYSIS: Iran’s Water Resources Require Urgent Action 

By Hamed Mohammadi and Roshanak Astaraki Water has always occupied an important and unique place in the global culture and literature of Iran. It is...

SPECIAL REPORT – He Returned to Iran to Help Save Its...

TORONTO, Canada, April 27 (Reuters) - Iranian scientist Kaveh Madani's career was in full bloom as he settled into his seat in early 2018 for...

Caspian Sea Water Level Is At 30-Year Low, Iranian Official Says

By Azadeh Karimi The water level in the Caspian Sea dropped 13 centimeters between 2018 and 2019, according to Seyyed Masumeh Bani-Hashemi, the director of...

Tehran to Experience Earthquake Aftershocks for Two Months, Expert Says

By Azadeh Karimi The aftershocks of a series of earthquakes registering below 4.0 on the Richter scale in and around Tehran earlier this month will...

Vast Areas of Iran’s Caspian Hyrcanian Mixed Forests Destroyed by Fire

By Azadeh Karimi Since early February, warm winds have fueled at least 62 wildfires that have burned 130 hectares of the Caspian Hyrcanian Mixed Forests...

Thousands of Migratory Birds Dying of Bacterial Infection in Iran Wetlands,...

By Azadeh Karimi Thousands of migratory birds have died of apparent bacterial infection in the Miankaleh Wildlife Sanctuary and Wetland, in the northern provinces of...
By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM, June 14 (Reuters) - The first Israeli government in 12 years not led by Benjamin Netanyahu got down to business on Monday, with the former prime minister shying away from a handover ceremony with successor Naftali...
By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON, June 13 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden said the United States remained committed to Israel's security and would work with its new government after Israel's parliament ended Benjamin Netanyahu's 12-year run as prime minister on Sunday. In a...
WASHINGTON, June 10 (Reuters) - The U.S. government said on Thursday it had removed sanctions on three former Iranian officials and on two companies previously involved in trading Iranian petrochemical products, a move a U.S. official said had nothing to do...
DUBAI, June 10 (Reuters) - The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthi group in Yemen said on Thursday it has stopped carrying out attacks near Sanaa or any other Yemeni city because it wants to prepare the political ground for a peaceful settlement. The...
By Natasha Phillips A letter sent on May 19 and signed by 60 British lawmakers has demanded that UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab grant the jailed dual national Anoosheh Ashoori diplomatic protection. Mr. Ashoori was arrested and detained in Iran in August 2017, while...
By Kayhan Life Staff On May 11, the spokesperson for Iran’s Judiciary, Gholamhossein Esmaili, said authorities had arrested some 200 staff members of the Judiciary and law clerks in charge of official documents. Mr. Esmaili added that 1,000 judges had been...
By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS, May 12 (Reuters) - A legal adviser to the European Union's top court said on Wednesday that a German company was wrong to terminate its contract with an Iranian bank if its only justification was concern about...
By Natasha Phillips The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) — an international body established to promote gender equality — declined to comment on Iran’s election to its Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), after the move...
By Ahmad Rafat On May 26, Iraqi security forces arrested Qassim Mahmoud Musleh, the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) military commander for the western province of Al Anbar, in Baghdad, on terrorism charges. Sabah al-Wafi, a senior military commander of Asa’ib Ahl...
KayhanLife · Flash Briefing 11.06.21 Britain, France, and Germany warned Iran that a failure to respect its obligations within the 2015 nuclear deal was jeopardizing the possibility of reviving the agreement, in a strongly worded statement issued on Wednesday. The three...
By Kayhan Life Staff Several U.S. lawmakers sent a letter to the White House on April 23 demanding that the State Department revoke the security clearance of Ariane Tabatabai, a senior advisor to the office of the Under Secretary of...
KayhanLife · Flash Briefing 23.04.21 Iran and the U.S.’s increasingly differing views about how to revive the 2015 nuclear deal raised concerns among U.S. officials this week, after initial talks in Vienna appeared to show signs of progress. Conflicting opinions about...