Sunday, October 1, 2023

EU’s Josep Borrell Faces Attacks In European Parliament On Iran Policy

By Natasha Phillips The European Union’s High Representative for foreign affairs and security policy, Josep Borrell, was criticized by dozens of European lawmakers over the EU’s stance on Iran, during a Sep. 12 debate at...

UK to Designate Wagner A Terrorist Group; No Designation For IRGC

By Ahmad Rafat   The UK government plans to designate the Wagner Group, a Russian state-funded private military company, a terrorist organization on Sept. 13. Under the Terrorism Act 2000, being a member of the Wagner Group...

Harvard Art Museums Appoints Mitra Abbaspour Head of Modern and Contemporary Art

By Nazanine Nouri The Harvard Art Museums have appointed Mitra Abbaspour as their new curator of modern and contemporary art, as well as the head of the department. Abbaspour was previously a curator at the...

‘I Want To Live Freely In My Country,’ Reza Pahlavi Tells French Quarterly

By Michel Taubmann* Reza Pahlavi – the eldest son of the Shah of Iran, and a staunch adversary of the Islamic Republic of Iran -- has given a wide-ranging interview to the French quarterly Politique...

Pop Star Fereydoun Farrokhzad Makes Posthumous Comeback At Edinburgh Fringe Festival

By Nazanine Nouri The unsolved murder of the Iranian pop superstar Fereydoun Farrokhzad is the focus of a new play by the British-Iranian playwright, director and actor Javaad Alipoor which was just presented at the...

Suicide Rates in Iran Have Soared 40% In Last Decade

By Kayhan Life staff Suicides in Iran have seen a 40 percent increase over the past decade, primarily due to economic conditions and the cost-of-living crisis, the Etemad newspaper reports. Official statistics reveal a rise in...

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 Authorities Arrest Women Activists, Suspend Professors Ahead of Amini Anniversary

By Natasha Phillips The Iranian authorities have escalated their arrests and harassment of women’s rights campaigners ahead of the anniversary of the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Jina Amini, according to an Aug. 21 report by...

Iran Unveils Caesium-137 Laboratory Production Project

By Kayhan Life Staff Iran has unveiled its “Radionuclide Caesium-137” laboratory production project, the Iranian Government News Website said on Aug. 27, citing a report by the Public Diplomacy and Communication Office of the Atomic...

ANALYSIS: What Exactly Does the U.S.-Iran Agreement Contain?

By Ahmad Rafat South Korea has yet to transfer the $6 billion it owes Iran to a Swiss National Bank account under the unwritten agreement reportedly reached between Tehran and Washington. The money will then...