Tuesday, March 5, 2024

British Parliament Hosts First-Ever Persian New Year Event

By Natasha Phillips The British Parliament held an event to mark the Iranian and Kurdish new year (Nowruz) on March 21, the first  such celebration ever to be held by the Speaker of the House in...

Remembering Dr. Iraj Vahidi, Former Iranian Agriculture and Energy Minister

 By Kayhan Life Staff Dr. Iraj Vahidi, who served as Iran’s Minister of Agriculture from 1969 to 1971 and Minister of Energy (known as Water and Electricity) from 1971 to 1976, died earlier this week...

Getty Villa’s Open-Air Persian Concerts Feature Fared Shafinury, Awardwinning Setar Virtuoso

By Fred Parvaneh On June 25, 2022, Farhang Foundation, a nonprofit organization established to celebrate and promote Iranian art and culture, presented their second concert in a series at the Getty Villa’s open-air amphitheater. The...

Remembering Baroness Afshar, Member of the House of Lords, Author and Journalist 

By Kayhan Life Staff The Right Honorable Baroness Afshar, a British life peer in the House of Lords and an emeritus professor of politics and women’s studies at the University of York, England, died on...

Author Nazila Fathi, Ex-New York Times Reporter, Releases Children’s Book

By Nazanine Nouri Nazila Fathi is an Iranian-American author and a former New York Times reporter in Tehran. Fathi emigrated to Canada and later the U.S. after the 2009 Iranian elections, in which a wave of...
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Captain Behnam, Pilot Who Prevented 2018 Plane Crash, Tells All

By Fred Parvaneh In 2018, United Airlines Flight 1175 from San Francisco was en route to Honolulu when the 777 aircraft had catastrophic engine failure over the ocean. A hair crack on the engine blade...

Astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli To Be Spacecraft Commander of 2023 NASA SpaceX Mission

By Nazanine Nouri On March 24, NASA and the European Space Agency announced the selection of two astronauts to launch on NASA’s SpaceX Crew-7 mission to the International Space Station:   NASA’s Jasmin Moghbeli as the...

Award-Winning Young Inventor Erfan Nouraee Discusses His Life and Success: Interview

By Firouzeh Nordstrom Erfan Nouraee is a 20-year-old Iranian-Canadian second-year student in electronic engineering at York University’s Lassonde School of Engineering in Toronto who recently won a major international award for a sensor he invented. Nouraee...
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Professor Farhad Yusef-Zadeh Discusses the Galaxy, Extraterrestrial Life: Interview

By Fred Parvaneh In the early 1980s, Farhad Yusef-Zadeh (also known as Farhad Zadeh) — a professor of physics and astronomy at Northwestern University — came across mysterious magnetic filaments in the galaxy that consisted...

Nobel Prize Nominee Masih Alinejad Stands Up for Iranian Women on World Hijab Day 

By Natasha Phillips Iran human rights campaigner and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Masih Alinejad revived her social media campaign “Let Us Talk” on Feb. 1 to raise awareness about women forced against their will to wear...