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Maryam Mirzakhani was a ‘milestone’ for Iranian women’s successes: President Rouhani

PayvandNews – President Rouhani has issued a statement praising Iranian math genius Maryam Mirzakhani, the first woman to win mathematics’ fields medal, who died at 40 on Saturday. Maryam Mirzakhani artwork by Firoozeh Mozaffari “The unparalleled brilliance of this creative scientist and yet humble person which made the name of Iran resonate in the world’s scientific community was a milestone in …

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Contradictory Laws Exasperate Debate Over Iranian Women’s Observance of Hijab in Cars

CHRI – The growing number of women refusing to cover their hair while driving in Iran, especially during the hot summer months, has resulted in renewed threats of arrests for violations of the country’s mandatory hijab law. A woman stopped for not observing proper hijab while driving (file photo) However, the hijab-the head-to-toe Islamic dress code that women in Iran …

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Shahnameh audiobook, with introduction by Francis Ford Coppola, released

PayavdNews – An audio version of the Shahnameh, the epic masterpiece of Persian poet Ferdowsi, has been released in English with an introduction by U.S. filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola in the United States. American voice actor Marc Thompson has narrated the stories based on the latest translation by Ahmad Sadri published by Quantuck Lane Press in 2013, Kingorama, the U.S.-based …

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Iran Aims To Boost Prestige Of Beleaguered Afghan Proxy Force In Syria

RFL/RE – Iran has sent thousands of Afghan Shi’a to the battlefields of Syria, catapulting them to the front lines of President Bashar al-Assad and his allies’ brutal six-year war against armed rebels, some of them foreign-backed, and Islamist extremists. As the first line of attack, the poorly trained proxy force made up of mainly Afghan migrants and refugees known as …

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Iran Identifies Jailed American; U.S. Demands Release

RFL/RE – Iran has identified the U.S. national sentenced to 10 years for spying as Xiyue Wang, a 37-year-old researcher at Princeton University. Mizanonline, the official news agency of Iran’s judiciary,said on July 16 that Wang, who was born in China, was arrested on August 8, 2016, while trying to leave Iran. The report said the man was part of “an …

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