Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Iranian Military and Industrial Facilities Are Attacked by Mini Drones

By Kayhan Life Staff The Iranian Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics said on Jan. 29 that its air defense system had foiled a mini-drone attack on one of its facilities in Isfahan. https://twitter.com/KayhanLife/status/1619525767943299075?cxt=HHwWhoDR7d6G2_ksAAAA “Mini drones...

Iran to Resume Cellphone Warning to Hijab Violators, Police Spokesperson Says

By Kayhan Life Staff Iran is to resume the “monitoring Plan 1,” originally rolled out in 2020, by which police send warning text messages to alleged hijab violators’ mobile phones, according to Mehdi Hajian, the...
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At Sundance Festival, Women Directors Noora Niasari, Maryam Keshavarz And Sierra Urich Are In Competition

By Firouzeh Nabavi Three female directors of Iranian descent are vying for top awards at the  prestigious Sundance Film Festival in Utah, which started on Jan. 19 and ends Sunday. They include Noora Niasari, whose...

INTERVIEW: Activist Nazanin Afshin-Jam Launches Online Opposition Network

By Natasha Phillips Nazanin Afshin-Jam MacKay, a human rights activist and the co-founder of Stop Child Executions, has launched a network of online conferences for Iran opposition groups. The network brings together prominent and emerging Iranian...

Iran Survey Shows Large Number of Protesters Injured by Security Forces

By Kayhan Life Staff Some 60 percent of Iranians who participated in an opinion poll published by Iran Open Data on Jan. 19 said they had been involved in the recent nationwide protests, with one-third...

Iran’s 2023-24 Budget Earmarks Massive Funds for Religious Institutions

By Kayhan Life Staff President Ebrahim Raisi submitted his government’s 2023-24 Budget Bill to the Majlis (Iranian Parliament) last week. The government’s proposed budget calls for increasing funds allocated to religious and ideological institutions. https://kayhanlife.com/news/iran/analysis-iran-crackdown-may-burnish-raisis-credentials-for-top-job/ https://kayhanlife.com/society/human-rights/exclusive-u-n-expert-backs-probe-into-irans-1988-killings-raisis-role/ The massive deficit...

‘Succession’ Actor Arian Moayed to Star With Jessica Chastain on Broadway

By Firouzeh Nabavi Arian Moayed – an Iranian-born actor who was nominated for an Emmy award for his role as Stewy Hosseini in the series “Succession” -- will soon join Oscar winner Jessica Chastain on...

Remembering Iradj Bagherzade: Celebrated Publisher, Founder of IB Tauris 

By Kayhan Life Staff Iradj Bagherzade, a leading international publisher of books on Middle East politics and history, passed away at his home in London on January 8. He was 80. Relatives, friends and peers gathered...

Iranian Government and Parliament Clash Over Budget Deficit

By Kayhan Life Staff The Iranian government’s economic team and the Majlis (Iranian Parliament) have been engaged in a dispute that has escalated in recent days. Majlis deputies reviewing the government’s budget bill have been concerned...

French-Iranian Artist Vanecha Roudbaraki to Exhibit Work At European Parliament Jan. 16

By Firouzeh Nabavi The French-Iranian contemporary artist Vanecha Roudbaraki is opening an exhibition of her paintings at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France next week. “This exhibition marks a big step in my personal life and...