Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Iranian Protest Songs Are Galvanizing the ‘Woman, Life, Freedom’ Revolution 

By Ahmad Rafat The Iranian authorities arrested singer, musician, and activist Mehdi Yarrahi on Aug. 28 on the orders of the Tehran prosecutor’s office. The Judiciary had launched an investigation of Mr. Yarrahi following the...

Iranian-American Group Files Complaint About BBC Persian Report

 By Kayhan Life Staff The U.S.-based National Union for Democracy in Iran (NUFDI) has lodged a formal complaint with the BBC Persian Service for a reference made to Iranians who have objected to the appointment...

ANALYSIS: Iran’s June Elections Loom Over Vienna Talks, U.S. Rejoining Nuclear Deal

By Ahmad Rafat A fifth round of talks on the U.S. rejoining the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), better known as the Iran nuclear deal, is currently taking place in Vienna. Former U.S....

ANALYSIS: China’s Influence in the Middle East Is Expanding

By Ahmad Rafat   China’s efforts to expand its sphere of influence significantly in the Middle East and Africa in recent years have been a concern for the West. While China previously limited its aim to...

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.

Iran’s Women-Led Revolution Inspires Italian Cartoonist Gianluca Costantini 

By Ahmad Rafat Gianluca Costantini is a renowned Italian cartoonist, artist, and comic journalist whose recent works have focused on the ongoing protests in Iran, sparked by the death of Mahsa (Zhina) Amini, a 22-year-old...

Tate Modern Shows Iranian Photography Since the Revolution

By Ahmad Rafat A new exhibition at Tate Modern showcases a vast collection of images by prominent Iranian photographers who documented the 1979 Islamic Revolution and the subsequent Iran-Iraq War. “Iranian Photobooks: From Revolution To War”...

ANALYSIS: Hamid Nouri’s Life Sentence Is A Condemnation of Iran 

By Ahmad Rafat On July 14, a court in Stockholm found Hamid Nouri, an Iranian official, guilty of “crimes against humanity,” “war crimes,” and “premeditated murder,” sentencing him to life in prison. The court found that...

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

By Ahmad Rafat Arash Sobhani is the founder of the pioneering Iranian rock group Kiosk. An architecture graduate, he formed his band before moving to the U.S. Kiosk was one of the prominent bands in...

Canada Cancels Football Match with Iran Under Pressure From Plane Downing Victims’ Families

By Ahmad Rafat A recent campaign by the Association of Families of Flight PS752 Victims forced the Canadian Football Federation to cancel a preparatory match for the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) World Cup...