Saturday, June 15, 2024

Iranians Tell Kayhan Life How COVID-19 Has Affected Their Everyday Life

By Firoozeh Ramezanzadeh According to official figures, the Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 has infected 58,226 people. As of early April, it had claimed more than 3,600 lives in Iran. Some people, however, believe the actual number...

Author Nazila Fathi Releases New Books, Aims to Educate Children of Iranian Diaspora

By Firouzeh Ramezanzadeh Nazila Fathi is an Iranian-American author and a former reporter for The New York Times. Born in Tehran in 1970, she emigrated to Canada and then the U.S. after the controversial 2009...

Islamic Republic Systematically Persecutes Bahais, Spokesman Says

By Firoozeh Ramezanzadeh Eight people of Bahai faith who had been arrested by the authorities between September 16 and October 17 in Karaj on unspecified charges remain in custody at Tehran Evin prison, according to...

Iranian Designer Elish Makes Handmade Dolls Popular with Expatriates

By Firoozeh Ramezanzadeh Kayhan Life discovered Elish, an Iranian art doll studio, through its Twitter account @eliart. The workshop produces small handmade rag and soft dolls which closely resemble the Russian Tilda. The products are...

Woman Arrested for Hijab Removal Recalls Prison Ordeal

By Firoozeh Ramezanzadeh Shaparak Shajarizadeh, a 45-year old Iranian woman, was arrested in January after removing her headscarf in public in protest against the mandatory Islamic hijab law. Tehran prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi sought a...

The Iranian Soprano: Interview with Shaqayeq Kamali

By Firoozeh Ramezanzadeh The Iranian soprano Shaqayeq Kamali was born in Tehran. She studied piano and voice at Tehran University’s School of Arts. She left Iran after the 1979 Islamic Revolution and continued her studies...

Fate of Iran’s Youngest Political Prisoner Raises Concerns

By Firoozeh Ramezanzadeh Mohammad Saber Malek Raisi is an ethnic Baluchi who has served nearly nine years of his 15-year sentence in Ardabil Prison - thousands of kilometers away from his home province of Chabahar....

Concern Over Deteriorating Health of Imprisoned Majid Asadi

‌‌‌‌By Firoozeh Ramezanzadeh November 10, 2017 Majid Asadi, an Allameh Tabataba’i University graduate with a degree in economics, was arrested on February 18 at his house in Karaj and taken to Tehran’s Evin Prison. In a recently...

Pornography Is Major Cause Of Marital Problems, Expert Says

By Firoozeh Ramezanzadeh Sexual problems are among the main causes of divorce in Iran, according to a recent report by the National Organization for Civil Registration. The data has shown that sexual problems accounted for...

Ownership Disputes Over Royal Palaces

By Firoozeh Ramezanzadeh Legal disputes over the rightful ownership of Sa’dabad Royal Complex continue between the Iran Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHTO) and Bonyad-e Mostazafan va Janbazan (Foundation of the Oppressed and Disabled...