The KAYHAN is one of the most influential newspapers in Iran. It is also considered “the most conservative” Iranian newspaper. Kayhan is a Persian word that means The Cosmos. The paper mainly focuses on political news of Iran. But they also cover cultural, social and economic news as well.
Their language is mainly Persian but they have English for online version.
Hossein Shariatmadari is the editor-in-chief of Kayhan, headquartered in Tehran. The circulation is 36,000 Daily (2015) and have 1,000 employees worldwide. Kayhan also publishes special foreign editions, which include the English-language Kayhan International.
Kayhan was founded in 1943 by owner Abdul Rahman Faramarzi nd Mostafa Mesbahzadeh. Published in Iran as well as in London, the newspaper had a circulation greater than one-million prior to the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
After the overthrow of the Shah all of Mesbahzadeh’s assets were seized, including the publishing plant, which was the main headquarters of the daily. In May 1980, Ayatollah Khomeini named Ebrahim Yazdi, then foreign minister, as head of the daily. Under the guidance of Mesbahzadeh, the London office of Kayhan continued its work and publishes a monarchist weekly issue known as Kayhan London, which has a small circulation. Readers from USA, Germany and Denmark visit the online edition of this paper regularly. It is believed that the paper is popular among the Iranian migrates in these countries.
Kayhan supports the Iranian government and the policies of former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Shariatmadari stated that the newspaper and its staff “defend the ideology of the Islamic Revolution.”
Alexa Traffic Rank is 24,801 and Traffic Rank in Iran is 583.