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British-Iranian R&B Artist Farrah Releases Hot Debut Track: Interview

By Natasha Phillips  British-Iranian singer Farrah Shekarchi-Khanghahi is making waves in the U.K. with her debut single, which offers a candid look at the music...

Iranian Theater Manager, Director Detained After Release of Play Teaser

Saeed Asadi, the manager of the City Theater of Tehran, and Maryam Kazemi, the director of a musical adaptation of William Shakespeare’s comedy “A...

Iranian Director of AIDS-Related Movie Offers Public Free HIV Tests

Iranian director Masoud Jafari Jozani and the cast and the crew of his movie “Behind the Wall of Silence” have set up mobile medical...

UNESCO Inscribes Iranian Game of ‘Chogan’ on Cultural Heritage List

Chogan, an ancient Iranian horse-riding game accompanied by music and storytelling, has been inscribed on UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of...

The Wonders of Isfahan and Iran’s Heritage: Interview with Dr. Sussan Babaie

By Tara Biglari Islamic art, architecture and manifestations of power are themes that Dr. Sussan Babaie has spent a lifetime exploring. Author of numerous books...

Tehran MoCA’s New Director Discusses Projects With Europe

The new director of the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art (TMoCA), Ali Mohammad Zare, spoke in a recent interview about the museum's collaborations with...

“Reza Shah, Bless Your Soul,” Protesters Chanted

By Potkin Azarmehr “Reza Shah, Bless Your Soul”: This was the repeated chant that was heard during the 6 days of protests throughout Iran. They...

Sotheby’s to Auction Works by Modern Iranian Masters Monir, Mohasses

  Works by modern Iranian masters including Bahman Mohasses, Monir Farmanfarmaian, and Manoucher Yektai are coming up for auction at Sotheby's London on April 24. Part...

Soccer-Gentleman’s Agreement Keeps Queiroz in Charge in Iran

By Michael Church HONG KONG, Sept 10 (Reuters) - Carlos Queiroz will lead Iran into their first post-World Cup international when they meet Uzbekistan in Tashkent on Tuesday despite having failed to sign a new contract with Asia's number one ranked nation. The game against the...

Iranian Female Gymnasts Unable to Compete in Asian Games Due to Dress Code

The 18th Asian Games, also known as Jakarta-Palembang 2018, began on August 18 in Jakarta and ended September 2. More than 11,000 athletes from 45 nations competed in 40 different sporting events in this year’s games. Iran sent a delegation of 378 athletes, 98 of...

Iranian Minister Calls for Fans to Be Barred from Some Football Matches

Iran's Supreme National Security Council must prevent fans from attending some football matches held in large stadiums, the daily Iran has reported, quoting Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli. Mr. Fazli’s remarks were made in response to videos shared on social media in which football fans...

Asian Games – Iran’s Moradi Sets World Record in Weightlifting

JAKARTA, Aug 25 (Reuters)-Iranian weightlifter Sohrab Moradi broke the world record in the 94kg snatch event by lifting 189kg. He eclipsed the previous mark of 188kg set by Akakios Kakiavilis of Greece in 1999.    

Games-Son’s South Korea Beat Iran to Reach Asian Games Quarters

By Jack Tarrant CIKARANG, Indonesia, Aug 23 (Reuters) - Son Heung-min’s South Korea defeated Iran 2-0 on Thursday to progress to the Asian Games quarter-finals in Cikarang, near Jakarta. Son himself was kept quiet by Iran, who have won the tournament four times, but goals from...

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Iran Says US Pullout from Nuclear Deal Threatens Regional Peace

VIENNA, Sept 17 (Reuters) - The U.S. withdrawal from the nuclear deal struck between Iran and major powers is "doomed" to seriously affect peace...

Iran Says Twitter Shut Legitimate Accounts, but Not Anti-Government Ones

DUBAI, Sept 16 (Reuters) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday accused Twitter of closing accounts of "real" Iranians, while allowing anti-government...

U.S.’ Pompeo slams Kerry for ‘inappropriate’ meetings with Iran officials

By Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON, Sept 14 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday lambasted his predecessor, John Kerry, for meetings with Iranian...

U.S. Seeking to Negotiate a Treaty with Iran – Special Envoy

By Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON, Sept 19 (Reuters) - The United States is seeking to negotiate a treaty with Iran that will cover both its ballistic...

U.S. Sanctions Cannot Drop Iran’s Oil Sales to Zero Due to High Demand -TV

ANKARA, Sept 18 (Reuters) - An adviser to Iran's oil minister said on Tuesday that expected U.S. sanctions on Iran's energy sector could not...

Interview-Big Three Oil States Can Offset Fall in Iran Supplies: Perry

By Christian Lowe MOSCOW, Sept 14 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia, the United States and Russia can between them raise global output in the next 18...

Iran Says Oil Market Is Too Tight for U.S. Zero Exports Target

By Alex Lawler LONDON, Sept 14 (Reuters) - The U.S. will find it difficult to cut Iran's oil exports completely as the oil market is...

Iran Says Missile Attack on Kurdish Dissidents a Warning to Hostile Powers

ANKARA, Sept 13 (Reuters) - The chief of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards Corps said on Thursday that Tehran's missile attack on an Iranian Kurdish...

U.S. Marines Conduct Big Drills with Rebels in Southern Syria

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN, Sept 13 (Reuters) - A Syrian rebel commander said on Thursday rare military exercises with U.S. marines in southern Syria sent...
By Dan Williams JERUSALEM, Aug 22 (Reuters) - Sanctions that the United States reimposed on Iran have been more effective than expected, President Donald Trump's national security adviser said, although he noted the continuation of regional activity by Tehran opposed...
By Fred Parvaneh British-Iranian Asal Shirazi is a quiet, unassuming mother of five children who has studied law, medicine, and aromatherapy. She is also a licensed skin practitioner. Asal suffers from a life-threatening autoimmune disorder, yet soldiers on and has created...
Yara Shahidi is the Iranian-African-American star of the critically acclaimed ABC show Black-ish (which ran from 2014 until earlier this year) and an outspoken advocate for diversity in Hollywood and the importance of education for girls. She also just...
By Natasha Phillips Safwan Masri’s “Tunisia: An Arab Anomaly”, explores the key ingredients which helped Tunisia transition from authoritarian rule to peaceful democracy. The book charts the Arab Spring, which began in 2011, and also looks at Tunisia’s roots, as...
  By Azadeh Karimi Since 2015, an increasing number of asylum seekers and economic migrants, mostly from Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East and Africa, have arrived in Europe. This influx of people, who have been making their way to Europe...
Since December 2017, workers, teachers, pensioners and ordinary people from all walks of life have been staging protests in cities and towns across Iran. They have been voicing their anger at the Islamic Republic regime and its leaders for...

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Former Iran VP Sentenced for Threatening National Security – Tasnim

GENEVA, Sept 12 (Reuters) - A Iranian former vice president was sentenced to six and a half years in prison on Wednesday for threatening...

Iran Demands Iraq Hand over Kurdish Dissidents, Close Bases – Fars

ANKARA, Sept 11 (Reuters) - The head of Iran's armed forces demanded on Tuesday authorities in neighbouring Iraq hand over separatist Kurdish dissidents stationed...

Iran Hit by Record Inflation, Volatile Currency Markets

The annual inflation rate in Iran reached a record 18 percent in September, according to a report by the Central Bank of the Islamic...

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U.S. Energy Chief to Meet Russian, Saudi Counterparts Ahead of Iran...

By Timothy Gardner and Maria Kiselyova WASHINGTON/MOSCOW, Sept 9 (Reuters) - U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry will meet counterparts from Saudi Arabia and Russia starting...

Iran Executes Three Kurdish Prisoners Accused of Militant Attacks

  GENEVA, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Iran executed three Iranian Kurdish men accused of belonging to a militant group and taking part in attacks against...

U.S. Sends Iran Messages “Every Day” to Begin Negotiations -Iran President

GENEVA, Sept 8 (Reuters) - The United States constantly sends messages to Iran to begin negotiations, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday in...

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OPINION: How Temporary Marriage, or Sigheh, is Spreading in Iran

By Shokouh Mirzadegi There have been news reports about the mushrooming of “chastity houses,” particularly in holy cities, and their increasing popularity with male foreign...

OPINION: 28 Mordad, the Myth That Haunts Iran

By Amir Taheri When writing of non-Western societies in the past century or so, many Western European and North American historians and chroniclers adopt one...

OPINION: Why Trump’s ‘Arab NATO’ Plan Won’t Curb Iran

By Maysam Behravesh (Maysam Behravesh is a journalist at the TV channel, Iran International and a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at...

OPINION: Iranian Regime’s Inability to Deliver Economic Well-Being

July 23, 2018 Iranians hoped that the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) would ease sanctions, reboot the economy and improve their lives. Yet...

OPINION: Where Is Trump Headed with His Tougher Policy Toward Iran?

By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON, July 31 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's offer of dialogue with Tehran belies a hardening of U.S. policy that intensifies economic...

OPINION: A Brief History of Iran-Israel Cooperation

By Reza Parchizadeh Since its establishment nearly forty years ago, the Islamic Republic of Iran has maintained a hostile stance towards Israel. The phrase “wiping...