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45 WEIRD BANS ON WOMEN IN IRAN

frontpagemag – Under Iran’s Islamic laws, women are prohibited from performing basic day-to-day activities. I had firsthand experience of witnessing many of these strange and bizarre bans while living in Iran and other Muslim countries. Millions of women, including my relatives in Iran and Syria, continue to face these injustices. Some of the following rules, which are derived from Iran’s Islamic …

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Discrimination against Baha’is increases in Iran

ynetnews – A report published by the Special Rapporteur to the United Nations General Assembly finds that the Baha’i minority in Iran is continued to be systematically persecuted; facing international pressure, Iran has begun to discriminate against its members in more insidious ways, utulizing economic and higher education hindrances; the Baha’i faith is seen by the Iranian government as a political …

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Russian, Iranian, Syrian Foreign Ministers To Meet In Moscow

RFL/RE – The foreign ministers of Russia, Iran, and Syria will hold talks in Moscow on October 28. Russia’s Foreign Ministry said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem to discuss closer cooperation in Iraq and Syria. Moscow and Tehran both support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The …

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Iran unfazed by Saudi flexing in Persian Gulf

Al-monitor – The Saudi armed forces began extensive military exercises in the Persian Gulf region in early October. According to Rear Adm. Majed bin Hazza’a Al-Qahtani, the commander in charge of the drills, the aim of the “Gulf Shield 1” exercises that took place in the Persian Gulf, Strait of Hormuz and Sea of Oman was to “increase the combat …

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Did Rouhani stop screening of hardline film about jailed Iranian-American?

Al-monitor – Ever since taking office, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has come under increasing pressure from hard-liners who have been trying to tie his administration to the “infiltration project of the enemy.” The code word “infiltration” has especially been used in relation to the arrests of dual nationals. Author Rohollah Faghihi In what some have deemed as pushback against this …

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