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Iran Revolutionary Guards: Our frontlines are in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon

Al-Arabia – Iranian officials occasionally boast about their meddling in the affairs of neighboring countries, but the most recent example of this was seen when the deputy commander of the Revolutionary Guard Corp, Brigadier General Hussein Salami, described the interference as an art practiced by the Islamic Republic in the region.

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Open Letter: Distinguished Iranian Women Call on FIFA to Demand Iran End Its Ban on Women in Stadiums

CHRI —In an open letter, prominent women of Iranian origin including Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi, Oscar-nominated actress Shohreh Aghdashloo and legendary singer Googoosh have urged the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) to demand that Iran end its discriminatory ban on women in stadiums.

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Child Refugees With Disabilities in Iran Struggle to Access Education and Healthcare

CHRI – In interviews conducted by the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) ahead of this year’s World Refugee Day, June 20, 2018, several Afghan refugees in Iran described difficulties accessing basic services including health care and child education.

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Iran’s calendar in dire need of reform

Al-Monitor – Last month, Iran’s education minister said he intends to create a two-week “winter holiday”before the new Iranian school year starts this fall. In exchange, students will start their academic year two weeks earlier. The goal is to create a new holiday period that could boost local tourism at a time of year when business is usually slow.

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U.S. Asks Japan to Halt Iran Oil Buying in Harder Stance

Bloomberg – The U.S. has asked Japan to completely halt oil imports from Iran, going beyond the reductions that were demanded when sanctions were imposed earlier this decade, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

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