Saturday, June 15, 2024

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Musician Whose Song Was Used on Social Media Posts About Nationwide Protests in Iran Opens up About Anxiety

By Rollo Ross LOS ANGELES, Jan 26 (Reuters) - British singer-songwriter Tom Odell surged in popularity in the...

Remembering Lily Afshar, Master of Classical Guitar, University of Memphis Professor

By Nazanine Nouri The internationally renowned classical guitarist Lily Afshar passed away at the age of...

Prima Ballerina Haydeh Changizian Dreams of Reopening A Ballet School in Iran

By Katy Shahandeh Haydeh Changizian is an artist with an illustrious past. Formerly a Prima Ballerina...
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Kayhan Life Interviews Niyaz, the Iranian Musical Duo 

By Ahmad Rafat Niyaz is an Iranian musical duo created by the singer Azam Ali —...

Getty Villa’s Open-Air Persian Concerts Feature Fared Shafinury, Awardwinning Setar Virtuoso

By Fred Parvaneh On June 25, 2022, Farhang Foundation, a nonprofit organization established to celebrate and...

Iran Arrests Four Female Vocalists; Women Face More and More Constraints

By Kayhan Life Staff Authorities in Minab, in the southern province of Hormozgan, arrested four female...
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INTERVIEW: Israeli-Iranian Singer Liraz Charhi to Debut Her Album “Zan” In London Concert

By Ahmad Rafat Liraz Charhi, a 31-year-old Israeli Singer of Iranian descent, will debut her album...

INTERVIEW: Singer Niaz Nawab Fuses Persian Poetry With Western Sound

By Fred Parvaneh   Niaz Nawab is an Iranian-born singer, songwriter, multi-instrumental musician, and music teacher currently...

INTERVIEW: Hollywood Soundtrack Composer, Niyaz Founder Loga Ramin Torkian

By Fred Parvaneh Loga Ramin Torkian is an Iranian-born instrumentalist and composer and co-founder of the...

Singing About Hijab: Pop Vocalist Golazin Speaks to Kayhan Life

By Ahmad Rafat Golazin Ardestani, better known as “Golazin” or “Gola,” is an Iranian-born Trap pop...

Marjane Satrapi Releases ‘Woman, Life, Freedom’ Book With Fellow Illustrators

By Ahmad Rafat Seventeen Iranian and non-Iranian illustrators including Marjane Satrapi have released a book titled “Woman, Life, Freedom.” The book, originally published in French,...

Salman Rushdie, Author Targeted by Iran Regime ‘Death Fatwa’ Releases New Novel After Stabbing...

By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Salman Rushdie's new novel "Victory City" will be published on Tuesday, nearly six months after a man repeatedly stabbed the...

Remembering Iradj Bagherzade: Celebrated Publisher, Founder of IB Tauris 

By Kayhan Life Staff Iradj Bagherzade, a leading international publisher of books on Middle East politics and history, passed away at his home in London...

Iran’s Government Closes Children’s Libraries to Cut Costs

By Kayhan Life Staff The Iranian government recently announced its plan to close some 1,000 libraries belonging to the Institute for the Development of Children...

Author Nazila Fathi, Ex-New York Times Reporter, Releases Children’s Book

By Nazanine Nouri Nazila Fathi is an Iranian-American author and a former New York Times reporter in Tehran. Fathi emigrated to Canada and later the U.S....

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Soccer-Iran Secures Berth in Battle for World Cup Final

By Michael Church JAKARTA, June 9 (Reuters) - Eleven nations will fight for the five remaining berths in the next phase of Asia's preliminaries for the 2026 World Cup on Tuesday, with China, India and Indonesia all yet to determine their fate. Regular World Cup qualifiers Japan, South...

Soccer-Iran’s Mehdi Taremi Scores Hat Trick in Asia World Cup Qualifiers

By Michael Church HONG KONG, June 6 (Reuters) - South Korea confirmed their place in the next round of Asia's World Cup qualifiers with a 7-0 thrashing of hosts Singapore on Thursday while debutant Behram Abduweli kept China's hopes on track with a late equaliser in a 1-1...

Olympics-How Refugee Dorsa Yavarivafa Fled Iran for Her Love of Badminton

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By Richa Naidu LONDON, May 23 (Reuters) - On a rainy November morning in 2018, 15-year-old Dorsa Yavarivafa and her mother left Tehran for Turkey with fake German passports – the first thing she grabbed when she was told they were leaving at 4 a.m. was her...

OLYMPICS: Alizadeh Aiming for Taekwondo Gold With Bulgaria After Fleeing Iran

REUTERS/Kayhan Life: Kimia Alizadeh made history by becoming the first Iranian woman to win an Olympic medal in 2016, and while she's now defected from her country of birth, the taekwondo athlete is aiming for gold this year in Paris. Alizadeh won bronze in the 57kg category...

Soccer- Iran Through to Next Round in World Cup Qualifiers

By Michael Church HONG KONG, March 26 (Reuters) - Qatar advanced to the third phase of Asia's 2026 World Cup qualifiers on Tuesday with a 2-1 victory over Kuwait as Iran, Uzbekistan and the United Arab Emirates joined Australia and Iraq in securing progress to the next...

Soccer- Iran Thrashes Turkmenistan in World Cup Qualifying

By Michael Church March 21 (Reuters) - Akram Afif scored twice as Asian champions Qatar defeated Kuwait 3-0 in Doha on Thursday to maintain their perfect start to the second round of the continent's preliminaries for the 2026 World Cup. Afif, wearing the captain's armband after Hassan Al-Haydos...

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US Flags Environmental Risks From Illicit Transfers of Iranian Oil off...

KUALA LUMPUR, May 9 (Reuters) - A U.S. treasury official warned of environmental risks from illicit transfers of Iranian oil off Malaysia, news portal Malaysiakini reported on...

In Iran, Air Pollution Caused 27,000 Deaths Last Year, Official Says

By Kayhan Life Staff Air pollution has caused the deaths of thousands of Iranians since March 2023, Mehdi Pirhadi, the Chair of the Health, Environment...

Some 270 Iranian Cities Are Experiencing Severe Water Shortage, Officials Say

By Kayhan Life Staff A total of 269 cities are facing water shortages across Iran, although emergency measures have prevented disruptions in the water supply,...

Iran Shuts Down for Two Days Because of ‘Unprecedented Heat’

DUBAI, Aug 1 (Reuters) - Iran has announced Wednesday and Thursday this week will be public holidays because of "unprecedented heat" and told the elderly and people...

Large Areas of Iran Suffer Severe Drought; Human Lives At Risk  

By Kayhan Life Staff Entire areas of the northern, north-central, and central provinces of Alborz, Yazd, and Semnan in Iran are affected by severe drought,...

Toxic Smog: Iran’s Government Criticised for Winter ‘Air Pollution Catastrophe’

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By James Mackenzie   JERUSALEM, June 14 (Reuters) - Israeli jets and artillery hit targets in southern Lebanon on Friday after dozens of missiles were launched towards northern Israel, the military said as an escalation in cross-border strikes continued for a third day. Warning...
By Neil Jerome Morales and Jonathan Saul MANILA/LONDON, June 15 (Reuters) - The crew of a Greek-owned vessel damaged in an attack by Yemeni Houthi militants has been evacuated and the abandoned ship is drifting in the Red Sea, the United Kingdom...
BORGO EGNAZIA, Italy, June 13 (Reuters) - The United States, France and Israel have agreed to work together to step up efforts to push forward a roadmap presented by Paris earlier this year to defuse tensions between Hezbollah and Israel, French...
JERUSALEM, June 13 (Reuters) - Israel said on Thursday that Hezbollah, its Iranian patron and the Beirut government bore "full responsibility" for spiralling violence across the Israel-Lebanon border, and hinted that escalation could be in the works. "Lebanon and Hezbollah, under the guidance...
By Sara Dehm and Anthea Vogl SOURCE: THE CONVERSATION The High Court unanimously ruled today that the Australian government can keep asylum seekers in immigration detention indefinitely in cases where they do not “voluntarily” cooperate with their own deportation. This includes, for...
DUBAI, April 25 (Reuters) - Iran's judiciary confirmed the death sentence of well-known Iranian rapper Toomaj Salehi but added that he is entitled to a sentence reduction, state media reported on Thursday. Salehi's lawyer Amir Raisian told Sharq newspaper on Wednesday that...
April 19 (Reuters) - A unit of Thai company SCG Chemicals PCL IPO-SCGC.BK has agreed to pay $20 million to the United States to settle potential civil liability for violations of U.S. sanctions on Iran, the Treasury Department said on Friday. SCG Plastics...
By Natasha Phillips Threats faced by journalists reporting about Iran from abroad are “unprecedented,” said Fiona O’Brien, the London Bureau Director of Reporters Without Borders (RSF) during an April 17 online event to launch its report on the issue. The report was titled,...
By Kayhan Life Staff: Advocate for women's rights Fariba Baloch is among the 13 winners of the US State Department's "Brave Women 2024" international award. The US Department of State announced that the award is to honor “women from around...
By Hamed Mohammadi Feb. 25 will mark the second anniversary of Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine. As concerns grow over Russian President Vladimir Putin’s potential military aggression towards other Eastern European countries, representatives from several NATO European member states, commanders of...
By Kayhan Life Staff Iranian security forces in Tehran detained several journalists at the offices of the Fardaye Eghtesad news website in Tehran on Feb. 5, effectively holding them as “hostages.” According to some reports, members of an unidentified security agency...
January 29, 2024 Event to be held on Tuesday, January 29, 2024, at 7:00 PM PST at the Simon Wiesenthal Center-Museum of Tolerance. For immediate release Against the backdrop of the recent killing of US soldiers by Iranian proxies, the Simon Wiesenthal Center will...