World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday March 11, 2015
Draft legislation aimed at boosting a flagging birth rate threatens to reduce Iranian women to "baby-making machines" and set their rights back by decades, Amnesty International warned on Wednesday.
ShubhodeepChakravarty | Monday January 19, 2015
Women of Iranian origin posted their selfies with national players who are in Australia for the Asian Cup finals. The photos have enraged authorities back home.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday January 3, 2015
A draft law that would give greater powers to Iran's police and volunteer militias to enforce women's compulsory wearing of the veil has been ruled unconstitutional, state media reported today.
World News | Indo-Asian News Service | Friday November 28, 2014
An Iranian woman has defied the country's ultra-restrictive laws by dancing publicly without her hijab (veil), and what is more, it was filmed and posted on social media.
World News | Reuters | Sunday November 2, 2014
An Iranian-British woman who took part in a demonstration in Tehran against a ban on women attending some men's sporting events was jailed for a year for spreading anti-state propaganda, Iranian media said.
Reuters | Monday October 6, 2014
Iranian women in the Islamic Republic are banned from watching certain male sports events such as football and volleyball.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday June 23, 2014
Under the compulsory veil and despite hard times, Iranian women are unrestrained in showing off one feature on which they feel a need to spend money. Their faces.
World News | Associated Press | Thursday May 22, 2014
An Internet video of six young Iranian men and women dancing to Pharrell Williams' "Happy" has led to their arrests, showing how far Tehran will go to halt what it deems to be decadent Western behaviour - despite the views of its moderate president.
Agence France-Presse | Thursday November 7, 2013
Blatter, who was wrapping up a two-day visit to Tehran, said that Iran's top female official, Vice President Masoumeh Ebtekar, was among those he had raised the issue with but stressed he was not seeking to interfere in Iranian politics.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday June 12, 2013
Iran's presidential election is offering a flicker of hope to activists hoping to revive women's rights after they deteriorated during the eight years of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's presidency.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday December 25, 2012
Iran is paying Russian women working as technicians at its sole nuclear power plant to adhere to the Islamic dress code, an Iranian lawmaker told the ISNA news agency on Tuesday.
World News | Ravi Somaiya, NYT News Service | Monday September 6, 2010
A mix-up over a photograph led to a sentence of 99 lashes for the Iranian woman whose earlier death sentence by stoning from Iranian authorities caused an international outcry, a lawyer for the woman said Sunday.The lashing of the woman, Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, 43, was carried out in the norther...
World News | Souad Mekhennet, New York Times | Sunday August 1, 2010
Zahra Soltani, whom everyone calls Neda, will never forget the day she saw her death announced on television, accompanied by the picture she had posted on her Facebook page. "They said that I was killed during the protests against the presidential elections," she said, shaking her head.In fact, it w...
World News | Associated Press | Monday July 12, 2010
Iran's judiciary says the controversial stoning sentence for a woman convicted of adultery will not be implemented for now.Malek Ajdar Sharifi, the top judicial official in the province where the woman was convicted has told the state news agency the sentence "will not be implemented for the time be...
World News | Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday January 19, 2011
Attractive women who dress inappropriately cause youth to go astray and "incite extramarital sex in society, which increases earthquakes", a hardline Iranian cleric has said.
Cities | NDTV Correspondent | Tuesday February 23, 2010
Two girls got bail on surety on Rs 30,000 each. They were arrested on Thursday.
Cities | NDTV Correspondent | Sunday February 21, 2010
The court has deferred the bail hearing of the two Iranian women, accused of assaulting a traffic Sub-Inspector and manhandling a press photographer.
Cities | Press Trust of India | Friday February 19, 2010
Two Iranian women students were arrested for assaulting a traffic Sub-Inspector and mandhandling a press photographer late last night when they were stopped for drunken driving, a top police official said.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday May 2, 2009
Iranian authorities executed on Friday a 23-year-old woman convicted of a murder allegedly committed when she was still a teenager.
Thursday October 25, 2007
Women's football in Iran is only a year and a half old, compared to a 70-year-old tradition for the men.
Sunday February 25, 2007
Iran's top ranked badminton player Behnaaz lost to India's Shruti Kurien but not before she had impressed many people with her game.
Sunday February 25, 2007
When Iran's badminton team left Teheran, the brief was not really to bring the winner's cup back to the country.