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Monthly Archives: July 2018

About 150 Injured as 3 Earthquakes Rock Iran

VOA – A 5.9-magnitude quake rattled Kermanshah province, in western Iran near the border with Iraq, Sunday, injuring nearly 150 people, the head of the country’s disaster response agency said. Pirhossein Kolivand, head of the country’s natural disasters response agency, told state television that 146 people were injured, including 21 who were taken to hospitals for treatment. He did not …

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Violence against women at center of debate on landmark bill in Iran

Al-Monitor – “Ever since we started our term, we have been waiting for this bill,” said Iranian parliamentarian Tayyebeh Siavoshi of the Provision of Security for Women Bill, which expands the legal definition of violence against women. “Both we and the Vice Presidency for Women and Family Affairs have repeatedly asked the judiciary to send this bill to the parliament. …

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