Weekly Roundup: Nov.9th-Nov.16th

November 9th - November 16th 2018

Welcome to the weekend.

As Kayhan Life moves into the spotlight, we are regularly asked if we are affiliated with the government-backed newspaper of the same name, in Iran. As those of you who know us well are fully aware, the answer is a categorical no. For those who are newer to our content, you’ll find the answer in our Video Of The Week, which outlines our newspaper’s long and distinguished history.

As the newly re-imposed sanctions start to bite, there’s plenty of confusion and panic to go with the ongoing protests around Iran’s economy. Our Week In Review offers a quick digest of the developments and the different views being expressed by citizens, politicians and experts.

If you’re feeling peckish, our Treat this week is Mast o Khiar – an iconic dish, which just happens to be wonderfully healthy.

Ba Dorood,

The Kayhan Life Team

Kayhan –  From Tehran to London

Mast o Khiar – Persian Yogurt and Cucumber Dip

The Week in Review 

-Zarif told Iranian news outlet Khabar Online that money laundering in Iran was widespread. 
-Open Letters are the medium of choice this week.

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Iraq to Exchange Food for Iranian Gas, Seeks U.S. Approval – Govt Officials

Baghdad is now seeking U.S. approval to allow it to import Iranian gas which is used in its power stations, and needs more time to find an alternative source, they said. 

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Iran: A Future Beyond Trump and Khamenei

The introduction of the latest round of U.S. sanctions against Iran has for the time being played into the hands of the Iranian Supreme Leader and his followers.

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Eskamani Becomes First Iranian-American Elected to Public Office in Florida

Politician Anna Eskamani was elected to the Florida House on Tuesday, November 6th in a breakthrough development. She is the first Iranian-American to be elected to any public office in Florida.

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One in Three Iranians Treated for Drug Addiction, Expert Says

There are almost daily reports in the Iranian press about the alarming rate of drug use, the arrest of addicts and the execution of smugglers in the country.

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London-based Artist Afshin Naghouni Finds Inspiration in the Female Form

As you turn the corner into a dark alleyway near the Ladbroke Grove underground station in West London, a lit space comes into sight. It’s the studio of Afshin Naghouni.

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