Tag Archives: Iranian

Iranian model wears noose at Cannes to protest against executions; other times celebs used red carpet to make a statement

By | 05/30/2023

Throughout history, fashion has been a way for people to express their political beliefs and make strong statements. Combining art and activism, individuals communicate messages of social change, rebellion, and identity in a subtle yet powerful manner. We witnessed something similar at the recently-concluded 76th International Cannes Film Festival where an Iranian model walked the… Read More »

Iranian Journalist On Trial Over Coverage Of Mahsa Amini Death

By | 05/29/2023

A behind-closed-doors trial is being held in Tehran for an Iranian journalist on charges resulting from her coverage of Mahsa Amini, whose 2022 death in custody by Iran’s morality police sparked months of protest. Elaheh Mohammadi, a reporter for the pro-reform Hammihan newspaper who is on trial in Tehran, as well as Sharq newspaper journalist,… Read More »

Iranian model makes bold statement with noose around neck at Cannes: ‘Stop execution’

By | 05/29/2023

This year Cannes Film Festival has again grabbed the attention of the world as an Iranian model lodged its protest by making a bold statement against the executions in Iran. Also read: Woman removed from Cannes Film Festival red carpet after she protests against sexual violence in Ukraine Iranian model Mahlagha Jaberi at Cannes 2023.… Read More »

Belgian aid worker, Iranian diplomat freed in Oman-mediated prisoner swap

By | 05/26/2023

A Belgian aid worker jailed in Iran and an Iranian diplomat imprisoned in Belgium were freed on Friday in an exchange mediated by Oman, both sides said. People hold pictures of Belgian aid worker Olivier Vandecasteele during a protest against his detention in Iran, as he was sentenced to 40 years in prison and 74… Read More »

6 Iranian guards killed in clash near Pakistan border: Report

By | 05/21/2023

Six Iranian border guards were killed Sunday during clashes with an armed group in the restive southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchistan, local media reported. Iranian police at the border with Afghanistan near Zabol, Sistan-Baluchistan, Iran. (Reuters) The guards were killed in Saravan, near Iran’s border with Pakistan, the judiciary’s Mizan Online website quoted local prosecutor Mehdi… Read More »

Iranian Director Mohammad Rasoulof Confirms He Was Barred From Leaving Country To Serve On Cannes Jury

By | 05/04/2023

Dissident Iranian filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof has confirmed that he was unable to accept an invitation from the Cannes Film Festival to participate in its Un Certain Regard jury after being barred from leaving Iran. News of the incident first broke via the Farsi-language news service of Radio France Internationale (RFI). The report said the festival… Read More »

In Tehran, NSA Doval Meets Iranian President Raisi, Foreign Minister Amirabdollahian

By | 05/03/2023

Published By: Kavya Mishra Last Updated: May 02, 2023, 21:00 IST The National Security Advisor Doval and Amirabdollahian exchanged views on the development of the Chabahar port. (File Image/PTI) In his meeting with Doval, Raisi made a mention his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Uzbek city of Samarkand in September last year… Read More »

NSA Doval Visits Iran, Holds Talks with Iranian Counterpart

By | 05/02/2023

The National Security Advisor is on a day-long visit to Iran. (File Image/PTI) The two officials discussed economic, political and security issues concerning the two countries as well as the most important regional and international developments NSA Ajit Doval on Monday held wide-ranging talks with his Iranian counterpart Ali Shamkhani in Tehran focusing on economic,… Read More »

U.S. sanctions Russian and Iranian agencies over detained Americans

By | 04/28/2023

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Thursday slapped sanctions on state-run agencies in Russia and Iran over their roles in wrongfully detaining U.S. citizens. The sanctions, announced by Secretary of State Antony Blinken, target Russia’s Federal Security Service and Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Intelligence Organization. “Russia’s and Iran’s continued pattern of wrongfully detaining U.S. nationals… Read More »

2 Iranian Actresses Charged For Not Wearing Headscarves: Report

By | 04/26/2023

Photos of Pantea Bahram, 53, went viral after she posed without a headscarf. (File) Tehran: Iran has charged two prominent actresses for publishing pictures of themselves flouting the country’s dress code for women, just weeks after announcing a crackdown on breaches, local media reported. Police in Tehran have referred the case against Katayoun Riahi and… Read More »

Karlovy Vary To Host Iranian Cinema Retrospective And Expand Future Frames Program With UTA & Range Media Partnership 

By | 04/25/2023

The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF) has shared details about its forthcoming 57th edition, which runs from June 30 – July 8. Among the highlights announced today, the festival will host two large-scale retrospective programs. The first, a celebration of independent Iranian cinema, will feature works by nine Iranian filmmakers who the festival said… Read More »