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Musicians Shajarian, Pournazeri to Perform Together in Turkey

Iranian singer, songwriter and Tombak player Homayoun Shajarian will appear for the first time in concert with composer Keikhosrow Pournazeri and his Shamss Tanbur...

Iran Submits Movie by Vahid Jalilvand for Foreign-Language Oscar

Vahid Jalilvand’s drama “No Date, No Signature” has been submitted by the Farabi Cinema Foundation (FCF) to the 2019 Academy Awards as Iran's pick...

Composing the Track for “1979 Revolution”: Interview with Nima Fakhrara

By Fred Parvaneh Los Angeles resident Nima Fakhrara is one of three Iranian score composers in the film, television and video-game composition industry. Fakhrara has...

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...

“Persian Picasso” Bahman Mohasses to Get London Exhibition This Year

In September of this year, London will host an exhibition of previously unseen works by the late painter Bahman Mohasses (1931-2010), known as “the...

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...

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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Rouhani Says Iran Wants No War, Sanctions, Threats, or Bullying

By Parisa Hafezi UNITED NATIONS, Sept 25 (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday criticized Washington for its hostile policy toward his country and...

Trump Rejects Any Meeting with Iran’s Rouhani at U.N. Gathering

By Steve Holland and Michelle Nichols NEW YORK, Sept 25 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he would not meet Iranian President...

Top Aide to Khamenei Rejects U.S. Offer to Meet Iranian Leaders...

LONDON, Sept 25 (Reuters) - The top adviser to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday that an offer by Washington to...

Iran Warns U.S., Israel of Revenge After Parade Attack

By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin LONDON, Sept 24 (Reuters) - The deputy head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards warned U.S. and Israeli leaders on Monday to expect a...

Thousands Mourn Victims of Iran Military Parade Attack

By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin LONDON, Sept 24 (Reuters) - Thousands of people packed the streets of the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz on Monday to mourn...

Rouhani Warns U.S. on Sanctions, Does not Rule Out Talks

By Parisa Hafezi NEW YORK, Sept 24 (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Monday warned the United States against pursuing hostile policies toward Tehran,...

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Threaten to Avenge Military Parade Attack

By Michael Georgy DUBAI, Sept 23 (Reuters) - Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards vowed on Sunday to exact "deadly and unforgettable" vengeance for an attack on...

U.S. Envoy Haley Rejects Iran Blame over Parade Attack

By Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON, Sept 23 (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Sunday dismissed Iran's assertion that Washington and its...

Rouhani Says U.S. Wants to Cause Insecurity in Iran but Won’t Succeed

By Michael Georgy DUBAI, Sept 23 (Reuters) - President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday Iran was ready to confront the United States and its Gulf...
By Christian Lowe MOSCOW, Sept 14 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia, the United States and Russia can between them raise global output in the next 18 months to compensate for falling oil supplies from Iran and elsewhere, U.S. Energy Secretary Rick...
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...

Iran

Gunmen Kill 11 Revolutionary Guards in Attack on Iran Military Parade...

DUBAI, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Gunmen fired on a military parade in southwestern Iran on Saturday, killing 11 members of the Revolutionary Guards, the...

Iran Will Defeat Trump Just like It Did Saddam, Won’t Abandon...

DUBAI, Sept 22 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will fail in his confrontation with Iran, just like Iraq's Saddam Hussein, Iranian President Hassan...

UK Warns British-Iranian Dual Nationals over Travel to Iran

LONDON, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Britain on Wednesday advised British-Iranian dual nationals against all but essential travel to Iran, tightening up its existing travel...

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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...

Europe Must Offset US Pullout from Nuclear Deal – Iran Minister

BERLIN, Sept 15 (Reuters) - Europe should take action to neutralise the consequences of the U.S. decision to quit a 2015 Iran nuclear accord...

U.S. Republicans Seek Sanctions on Iraqi Militias with Iran Ties

WASHINGTON, Sept 12 (Reuters) - Republican U.S. senators plan to introduce legislation on Wednesday seeking to counteract what they see as Iran's increasing influence...

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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...