Saturday, May 30, 2020

The Week in Review: May 22nd – May 29th

KayhanLife · Flash Briefing 29.05.20 U.S. Special Representative for Iran, Brian Hook, told Tehran this week that it could either negotiate with the United States,...

Please Support Us so That We Can Continue to Bring You the News That Matters


Kayhan Life is a unique portal into Iran and its people, offering unbiased, independent journalism, and we are proud of our principles.

Now, more than ever, the world is watching Iran.


Kayhan Life Reports

Advertising Space

Sponsored Links

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...
video

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,...

Googoosh Pays Tribute to Dead Iranian Protesters In Sold-Out Paris Mega-Concert

By Nazanine Nouri Googoosh took Paris by storm with a sold-out concert at the 3,700-seat Palais...

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-American Authors Publish New Collection of Real-Life Stories From the Diaspora

By Nazanine Nouri “My Shadow is My Skin: Voices from the Iranian Diaspora” is a recently published collection of nonfiction stories spanning the period from...

Iranian-Born Novelist Shokoofeh Azar Nominated for International Booker Prize

By Nazanine Nouri This year’s International Booker Prize -- a global literary award for the best book translated into English and published in Britain or...
Shiva Shakoori

‘Hello London’: Interview with Iranian-Born Author Shiva Shakoori

By Adom Saboonchian Iranian women writers who live and work abroad seem to outnumber their male counterparts. Living and working in the West, however, poses its...
video

Breaking the Barriers to Gender Equality: Interview with Author Nina Ansary

By Nazenin Ansari Did you know that the world’s first chemist was a woman? Or that the first female astronomer and the first female mathematician were...

Iran Revokes Publication Permit for Turkish Author Elif Shafak’s Novel

By Azadeh Karimi Iran’s Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance has revoked the publication permit for a novel by the award-wining Turkish-British author Elif Shafak,...

Heritage

Iranian Athletes No Longer Need Law Banning Competition With Israelis, MP Says

By Hamed Mohammadi There is no need to pass a new bill into law banning Iranian athletes from facing Israeli opponents in international competitions because they do it out of their own free will, Mojtaba Zonnour (also spelled Zolnour), the chairman of the National Security...

Iranian National Football Team Could Qualify for World CUP, New Manager Says

By Reza Hamidi The Iranian national football team could qualify for the 2020 FIFA Club World Cup, which is due to be held in Qatar in December, the team’s new manager Dragan Skocic has said. In comments reported by the Islamic Republic News Agency, Mr. Skocic,...

Meet Samin Nosrat: Netflix Series Host, Star Chef, and Bestselling Cookbook Author

By Nazanine Nouri Samin Nosrat is a face you'll recognize: She presents the hugely popular Netflix series “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking,” adapted from her bestselling book. The Iranian-American chef is also a New York Times columnist and teacher. As Rolling...

Olympics-Iran’s Judo World Champion Mollaei to Fight for Mongolia in Tokyo

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, March 3 (Reuters) - World judo champion Saeid Mollaei of Iran, who fled his country last year, will compete at this year's Tokyo Olympics for Mongolia after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) approved his nationality switch on Tuesday. The 2018 world champion fled Iran for Germany...

Iran’s Taekwondo Medalist Alizadeh Might Enter 2020 Olympics Under a Different Flag 

By Reza Hamidi Iran's only female Olympic medalist Kimia Alizadeh, who recently moved to Germany, could compete in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics either as a member of the IOC Refugee Olympic Team (EOR) or as a permanent resident or naturalized citizen of another country if...

Iranian Clubs Agree to Neutral Venue for Champions League Matches – AFC

Jan 23 (Reuters) - Iranian clubs Esteghlal and Shahr Khodro have agreed to play the home legs of their Asian Champions League preliminary round ties at neutral venues, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said on Thursday, averting reported threats of a boycott. Shahr Khodro were scheduled...

Views

Newsletter Subscription

Chay – Persian Tea

Sponsored Links

Advertising Space

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...

Flash Floods in Southeastern Iran Destroy Homes, Displace Thousands  

By Azadeh Karimi Torrential rains earlier this month have led to flash floods that have devastated vast areas of Sistan and Baluchestan, destroying villages, leaving...

Tehran Ranks Among World’s Most Polluted Cities

By Azadeh Karimi   Tehran Air Quality Control Company’s real-time air quality index (AQI) ranked Tehran the sixth most polluted city in the world on November...
May 28 (Reuters) - The Venezuelan navy said it escorted a fourth fuel tanker from Iran through its waters on Thursday, while the United States called the shipments to the gasoline-starved country a distraction from problems facing President Nicolas Maduro. The oil...
WASHINGTON, May 27 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's "maximum pressure" policy is giving Iran a choice between negotiating with the United States or managing the economic collapse caused by U.S. sanctions, U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook said on Wednesday. "Because of...
By Arshad Mohammed and Humeyra Pamuk WASHINGTON, May 27 (Reuters) - The United States said on Wednesday it will terminate sanctions waivers that had allowed Russian, Chinese and European companies to carry out work originally designed to make it harder...
DUBAI, May 25 (Reuters) - Iran's oil minister said on Monday it was difficult to forecast crude prices amid uncertainties over prospects for demand, Iranian state radio reported. "No one can predict crude prices and now the demand is vague," Bijan Zanganeh...
By Hamed Mohammadi There is no need to pass a new bill into law banning Iranian athletes from facing Israeli opponents in international competitions because they do it out of their own free will, Mojtaba Zonnour (also spelled Zolnour), the...
By Roshanak Astaraki   A petition has been circulating online since early May encouraging Iranians to support the “Justice Campaign” officially launched on April 24 by Manouchehr Bakhtiari, the father of Pooya Bakhtiari, a 26-year-old man who was shot in the...
By Azadeh Karimi On April 10, plainclothes security police arrested two Science Olympiad medal winners, Amir Hossein Moradi and Ali Younesi, at their homes in Tehran on unspecified charges, the human rights group, Campaign to Defend Civil and Political Prisoners...
DUBAI, April 21 (Reuters) - Iran's judiciary has extended British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's temporary release from jail by another month, her lawyer told state news agency IRNA on Tuesday. In mid-March, Zaghari-Ratcliffe, 40, was temporarily released from Tehran's Evin prison...
By Roshanak Astaraki   Iranian pharmaceutical companies have increased their production capacities in recent years and performed well during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Mahmoud Najaf-Arab, the chairman of the Health Economic Committee of the Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mining...
By Adom Saboonchian The acclaimed Iranian author and screenwriter Ghazi Rabihavi and the renowned theater actress Soussan Farrokhnia and director-producer Ethan Jahan recently collaborated on a video art project titled “Motherhood” which has now been published on social media. Ms. Farrokhnia...
By Reza Hamidi Some 29 individual sports are to restart in Iran as the country eases the COVID-19 lockdown measures, the Deputy Minister of Health and Medical Sciences Iraj Harirchi has said. Mr. Harirchi made the comments in a telephone interview...
By Cyrus Ebadi More than 170 Iranians from various walks of life, both inside and outside Iran, have signed a petition calling for the dissolution of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the resignation of Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader. The...