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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...

Googoosh Embarks on World Tour, Releases Album 21 Years After Her Comeback

By Nazanine Nouri Googoosh, one of the most influential Iranian pop artists of all time and...

EXCLUSIVE: The Sweet Destiny of Arash Sobhani, The Kiosk Band Leader Speaks to Kayhan Life

By Ahmad Rafat Arash Sobhani is the founder of the pioneering Iranian rock group Kiosk. An...

Half-Iranian Eurovision Contestant Barbara Pravi Draws Comparisons With Edith Piaf 

By Nazanine Nouri Barbara Pravi is a half-Serbian, half-Iranian singer-songwriter who finished second in the Eurovision...

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....

“Exiles from Paradise”: Novelist Brigitte Adès Explores the Life of Iranians in the West

By Firouzeh Nabavi Brigitte Adès is a French journalist and author who, for the past 25 years, has been the UK bureau chief of the...

Jewish-Iranian Industrialist Habib Elghanian Is Remembered in Granddaughter’s Book: Interview

By Nazanine Nouri Habib Elghanian was one of the most prominent industrialists in pre-revolutionary Iran. From modest beginnings, he worked his way up to running...

Life At the Italian Embassy in Tehran: Ambassador’s Daughter Writes Graphic Novel

By Ahmad Rafat Chiara Mezzalama has a special relationship with Iran: She moved there two years after the 1979 Revolution when her father, Francesco Mezzalama,...

Iranian-Born Journalist Farah Nayeri Releases Book on Art and Censorship

By Natasha Phillips Artists are regularly monitored and censored nowadays in places such as the Middle East and Asia. According to a new book by...

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Soccer-World Cup 2022: Which Teams Are Out of FIFA Tournament?

Dec 4 (Reuters) - With the World Cup in Qatar having entered its knockout phase, here is an overview of the teams that have been eliminated from the tournament, which ends on Dec. 18. WHAT IS THE FORMAT FOR THE TOURNAMENT? * A round-robin format with each of...

Soccer-World Cup Clamps Down on Fans Supporting Iran Protests

By Andrew Mills DOHA Dec 3 (Reuters) - When is it and is not it acceptable to display a political banner at the World Cup in Qatar? The answer seems to depend largely on the political message, with fans criticising what they see as inconsistent enforcement of...

Soccer-Mired in Crisis, World Cup Run Was Always a Dream for Iran

By Martin Petty DOHA, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Having come to Qatar amid a firestorm of public criticism at home, then leaking six goals to England in a chaotic opening match, Iran's World Cup campaign was all but finished even before it started. https://kayhanlife.com/news/world/soccer-fans-bracr-politically-charged-u-s-iran-match-at-world-cup/ An astonishing 11th-hour rally against Wales had given Iran a...

Soccer-U.S. Defeat Iran in World Cup Match Overshadowed by Political Tension

https://kayhanlife.com/news/world/usmnt-fends-off-iran-1-0-to-advance-to-knockout-stage/ By Andrew Mills and Charlotte Bruneau DOHA, Nov 29 (Reuters) - The United States triumphed on the pitch over longtime political adversary Iran on Tuesday in a World Cup match overshadowed by protests raging in Iran and laced with decades of tension between the two...

USMNT Fends off Iran 1-0 to Advance to Knockout Stage

Disclaimer: This asset – including all text, audio and imagery – is provided by FIELD LEVEL MEDIA. Reuters does not guarantee the accuracy of, or endorse any views or opinions expressed in, this asset. Christian Pulisic scored in the 38th minute and the U.S. men's...

Soccer- Protester Runs Onto Pitch During Portugal v Uruguay

LUSAIL, Qatar, Nov 28 (Reuters) - A protester holding a rainbow flag and with a shirt saying "Respect For Iranian Women" on the back ran onto the pitch during Monday's game between Portugal and Uruguay at the World Cup in Qatar. Security staff quickly intervened and moved away...

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ANALYSIS: Will Iran’s Climate Inaction Fuel Rising Disaster Threats?

By Sanam Mahoozi LONDON, Sept 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In just over a year, Iran has endured deadly flash floods, crop-ruining drought, punishing dust storms and heatwaves...

Tehran Abstains on UN Resolution on the Right to a Clean...

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Tehran Grants Bail to British-Iranian Environmentalist on Security Charges – Lawyer

DUBAI, July 27 (Reuters) - Iran has granted bail to British-Iranian environmentalist Morad Tahbaz, who has been convicted of security offences, his lawyer was quoted as saying by...

Iran Can Prevent Water Scarcity Predicted by UN Agency, Official Says

By Kayhan Life Staff Iran will face water stress by 2025 and water scarcity by 2040, the Tehran-based Hamshahri newspaper reported on June 26, quoting...

The Struggle to Save Iraq’s Last Persian Leopards

By Charlotte Bruneau and Mohammed Jalal SULAIMANIYA, Iraq, April 21 (Reuters) - Tying a camera trap around a tree trunk on Bamo mountain in Iraq's...

ANALYSIS: As Iran Faces “Water Bankruptcy”, Drought Exposes Past Problems, Future...

By Maya Gebeily BEIRUT, July 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Severe water shortages in Iran in recent weeks have prompted electricity outages and even sparked deadly protests,...
By Ahmad Rafat International media have reported extensively on recent ambiguous comments by Iran’s Attorney General Mohammad Jafar Montazeri, suggesting that the country had disbanded its morality police (the Guidance patrol). Mr. Montazeri made those comments at a press conference on...
DUBAI, Dec 7 (Reuters) - A sister of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has condemned his crackdown on nationwide protests and called on the widely-feared Revolutionary Guards to lay down their weapons, according to a letter published by her...
DUBAI, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Protesters in Iran called on Sunday for a three-day strike this week, stepping up pressure on authorities after the public prosecutor said the morality police whose detention of a young woman triggered months of protests had...
https://kayhanlife.com/society/human-rights/un-iran-expert-concerned-about-death-sentences-for-protesters/ DUBAI, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Four people were sentenced to death on Wednesday by Iran's judiciary for allegedly cooperating with the Israeli intelligence service and committing kidnappings, the semi-official Mehr news agency reported. The Islamic Republic has long accused arch-enemy Israel of carrying out covert...
PARIS, Dec 8 (Reuters) - The European Union is set to agree new sanctions targeting Iran over human rights abuses in its crackdown on protesters in the country and the supply of drones to Russia, France's foreign ministry spokesperson said on Thursday. Speaking to...
By Natasha Phillips An evidence session in the British Parliament about Iran and the recent protests in the country was cancelled following threats made to a witness, according to the lawmaker and Foreign Affairs Select Committee Chair Alicia Kearns. Kearns said...
By Ahmad Rafat International media have reported extensively on recent ambiguous comments by Iran’s Attorney General Mohammad Jafar Montazeri, suggesting that the country had disbanded its morality police (the Guidance patrol). Mr. Montazeri made those comments at a press conference on...
DUBAI, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Iran’s Supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on Tuesday called for "revolutionary reconstruction of the country's cultural system", state media reported, as nationwide protests kept up pressure on the authorities. "It is necessary to revolutionise the country's cultural...
London, 10 December 2022 – Persia’s Independent Panel of Scholars chose two outstanding Iranian women as inaugural recipients of its Ansari Scholarship for Human Rights & Public Service. Persia Educational Foundation established the Ansari Scholarship in remembrance of its Founder,...
To: The Honorable Rajab Tayeb Erdogan, President of the Republic of Turkey From: A number of endangered Iranian reporters and journalists residing in Turkey Subject: Report of status and request to facilitate relocation to a third country We, a number of...
23 August 20212 To: The United States, President, Joe Biden The United Nations, Secretary-General, António Guterres Cc: The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, Javaid Rehman Do not allow Ebrahim Raisi to enter the US, he must be arrested and tried...
3 July 2022 Alexander De Croo Prime Minister of Belgium Rue de la Loi 16 BE-1000 Brussels Mr Prime Minister Prisoners swap between the Belgium Kingdom and Islamic Republic of Iran Your government's proposed bill that authorizes the transfer of convicted criminals between the Islamic...