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The obscure religion that shaped the West

BBC – Talk of ‘us’ and ‘them’ has long dominated Iran-related politics in the West. At the same time, Christianity has frequently been used to define the identity and values of the US and Europe, as well as to contrast those values with those of a Middle Eastern ‘other’. Yet, a brief glance at an ancient religion – still being …

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Dr Mehdi Khazali, the candidate in Iran’s twelfth presidential election: I have come to rescue a country that is collapsing!

Dr Mehdi Khazali conducted his first presidential campaign interview via the global television network, DorrTV. Less than forty days remains until the twelfth presidential election in Iran, and the candidates of different parties have been somewhat confirmed. President Hassan Rouhani has been confirmed as the sole reformist candidate in Iran’s twelfth presidential election. There is however the talk of a …

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Iran and Russia condemn Syria air strike

Al-Arabia – Iran has condemned the US missile strike on Syria, saying the “unilateral action is dangerous, destructive and violates the principles of international law.” That’s according to Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi. He made the comments in a report carried Friday by the semi-official ISNA news agency. Iran is one of the biggest supporters of embattled Syrian President Bashar …

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Political Prisoner Serving Seven Years Gets Additional 91 Days for IRGC Charges

Iranhumanrights.org – An additional 91 days were added to civil rights activist Atena Daemi’s seven-year prison sentence for her peaceful activism. The sentence was issued to Daemi and her two sisters after the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) responded to her complaint about their use of excessive force with a complaint of their own. “The strange thing is that when …

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Men and Women Required to Run Separately in Tehran’s First International Marathon

Iranhumanrights.org – Despite interest expressed by foreign female runners, participants in Tehran’s first international marathon will be required to run separately based on their sex. The sudden change resulted in an admission by a sports official that the hijab—the head-to-toe Shia-Islamic dress code that all women in Iran are legally required to observe in public—is not always convenient. Two days …

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