Monday, July 22, 2024

Empress Farah Republishes Pre-Revolution Memoirs, Discusses Them in Harvard Interview

By Nazanine Nouri “1001 Days: Memoirs of an Empress” is the title of a memoir that Empress Farah Pahlavi wrote in 1976, three years before the Islamic Revolution. It was published in French in 1978,...

OPINION: The Supreme Leader of Iran’s Network of Influence in the UK

By Potkin Azarmehr   This week, Richard Ratcliffe, the husband of the jailed British-Iranian dual national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, has gone on hunger strike in an attempt to persuade the UK foreign secretary to do more to...

LGBT+ Afghans Desperate to Escape amid Taliban Takeover

By Matthew Lavietes and Rachel Savage NEW YORK/LONDON, Aug 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It was never easy being gay or transgender in Afghanistan. Now it could be deadly, according to LGBT+ Afghans, whose fear...

Protests in Iran Continue Over Water Shortage in the South

By Roshanak Astaraki A protest over severe water shortage and power cuts that started on July 15 in Hamidiyeh in the southwestern province of Khuzestan has now spread to 15 other cities in the province. Antiriot...

Iran’s Human Rights Violations Require Legal and Diplomatic Response,  Says Atlantic Council Conference

By Natasha Phillips The Iranian government’s human rights breaches should be addressed using a combination of pioneering legal and diplomatic tools to ensure victims can hold perpetrators to account, according to experts speaking in an...

Iran to Export Oil Using Capillary Distribution Strategy, Minister Says

By Kayhan Life Staff Iran’s Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh has said that the country is exploring alternative ways of exporting its oil, including capillary marketing and distribution strategy. Capillary transport is the last link in...

ANALYSIS: What Is Iran’s Role in the Future of Lebanon?

By Ahmad Rafat   The head of Lebanon’s Maronite Church, Patriarch Bechara Boutros al-Rahi, has warned against the perils facing the country and has called for early parliamentary elections. “Lebanon is facing its biggest danger,” Patriarch al-Rahi...

OPINION: The Road to Middle East Security Goes Through Tehran

By Elahe Boghrat   In the past, the world always expected the Islamic Republic to lash out politically or to respond violently any time it experienced domestic problems or international pressures or felt threatened by genuine...

Playing Heavy Metal and Drumming as a Woman in the Islamic Republic of Iran...

By Natasha Phillips       Pioneering Iranian musician Shirin Vazei has played the drums for several rock bands in Iran, taking the heavy metal scene by storm while shaking up gender stereotypes in her home country. Heavy metal...

Kayhan Life Exclusive: Interviews With Iran’s Striking Oil Workers

By Roshanak Astaraki For the first time in four decades, workers in the Iranian oil industry are staging nationwide strikes. The strikes started at 19 oil refineries, petrochemical factories, and power plants on Aug. 1....