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Moderates Aiming for Gender Inclusivity in City Administration

With the victory of the Iranian moderates in the municipal elections, many are entertaining the prospect of a reversal of the recent anti-women policies in the workplace. President Rohani’s deputy in Citizen’s Rights Affairs, Shahindokht Molaverdi was quoted demanding a “revisiting of women’s rights” in the context of urban development.

Iranian Foreign Ministry Welcomes Restoration of Relations With Qatar

The spokesperson for Iran Foreign Ministry has welcomed Qatar’s decision to send back its ambassador to Tehran.

Iranian Athletes Disciplined for Vying against Israeli Adversaries

Two Iranian football players, Masoud Shojaei and Ehsan Hajsafi have been barred from playing in Iran’s national football team because the two played against Israeli adversaries as part of their football club activities.

Women in President Rohani’s Cabinet

There are conflicting news regarding the presence of women in President Rohani’s new cabinet. Some say women might be present at the ministerial level while others say there is no such prospect for women. The women already serving in the Rohani cabinet have not been able to confirm that a woman will act as minister in the next government.

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Save Mohammad Ali Taheri’s Life and Resist Judicial Clerocracy in Iran

The news was starkly succinct. On August 27, 2017, Mr. Ismaili, the General Manager of Tehran’s Judiciary announced that Mohammad Ali Taheri, the leader of “the Mysticism of the Circle”, a New Age cult in Tehran, has been condemned to death. The accused’s attorney, Mr. Alizadeh Tabataba’i confirmed the news and vowed to appeal the verdict.

Shirin Ebadi to Fellow Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi: Condemn Violence against Rohingya Muslims

More than 100,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees have fled Myanmar into Bangladesh as persecution and violence against them escalated. Now Shirin Ebadi, Iranian Nobel Peace Prize winner has voiced her objection to Aung San Suu Kyi, the de facto leader of Myanmar, to stand for the rights of the Muslim minority.

Iranian Workers, Pensioners Protest Months of Delayed Wages

Labour protests have become the order of the day in Tehran and other cities across the country with workers and pensioners demanding payment of their wages; however, employers have come to regard these delays as a matter of course and often express surprise at the workers demands.

Moderates Aiming for Gender Inclusivity in City Administration

With the victory of the Iranian moderates in the municipal elections, many are entertaining the prospect of a reversal of the recent anti-women policies in the workplace. President Rohani’s deputy in Citizen’s Rights Affairs, Shahindokht Molaverdi was quoted demanding a “revisiting of women’s rights” in the context of urban development.

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