Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Antonio Banderas Co-Stars With Golshifteh Farahani, Discovers Prehistoric Site

By Ahmad Rafat Cinemas all over Spain this year have been showing a new movie called Altamira, with Antonio Banderas in the title role. Mr. Banderas, one of the best-known faces in world cinema, plays Marcelino Sanz...

Actress Nazanin Boniadi Named Amnesty International UK Ambassador, Cast in ‘Lord of the Rings’

By Ahmad Rafat The British-Iranian actress Nazanin Boniadi has just been appointed as an ambassador for Amnesty International UK. She has also been cast as one of the main characters in the new TV series...

Elahe Tavakolian, Who Lost Eyesight in Iran Protests, Bears Witness 

By Ahmad Rafat The 34-year-old Elahe Tavakolian is one of many Iranians who lost their eyesight after being shot by security forces during the nationwide protest sparked by the death of Mahsa (Zhina) Amini while...

Iranian Athletes Compete Against Each Other At Tokyo Olympics

By Ahmad Rafat The 2020 Summer Olympic Games, which were delayed by a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, finally kicked off officially in Tokyo on July 23. According to some reports, 80 percent of the...
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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 Zan (“Woman”) at a concert on May 19 in London. Born in Ramla, Israel, into a Persian Jewish family, she...

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 and urban singer. She has recently released her latest single, Haghmeh, which is about the mandatory hijab imposed on Iranian...

Iranians Win Awards at Venice Film Festival; Keep Silent on Afkari Execution

By Ahmad Rafat Iranian films were among the winners of the 77th International Venice Film Festival, which ran from 2 to Sept. 12 -- and was the first international film festival to be held with...

ANALYSIS: A Marriage of Convenience Bolsters Iran’s Mideast Presence

By Ahmad Rafat The Lebanese press and broadcast media have reported extensively on the recent marriage between Zeinab Soleimani, the daughter of General Ghasem Soleimani -- the slain commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps’...

After Meeting Pompeo, Iranian Activist Masih Alinejad Speaks to Kayhan Life

By Ahmad Rafat The Iranian journalist and women’s rights activist Masih Alinejad had a half-hour meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo earlier this month. Alinejad’s visit to the State Department reportedly took place...

Israeli-Iranian Singer Maureen Nehedar Releases One Bestselling Album After Another

By Ahmad Rafat
Thirty-eight-year-old Maureen Nehedar was only two-and-a-half when she emigrated with her family from Isfahan to Israel. It was during the early years of the Revolution, when many Persian Jews were leaving their homeland. Maureen and her family were determined not to forget their roots.