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The other face of Iran introduced in France

The other face of Iran introduced in France

A 7-day exhibition of arts, literature, handicrafts, history, and sociology of countries along the Silk Road, including Iran, is being held in the South of France to introduce these countries and ways of traveling there.

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Girls with autism cannot wear the hijab

Girls with autism cannot wear the hijab

The Managing Director of the Autism Association of Iran has said that the hijab is a challenge faced by Iranian families with autistic daughters, adding: “These girls are unable to keep the hijab on their heads.”

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Separate and parallel: Why are Iranian conservatives creating ‘safe havens’?

Separate and parallel: Why are Iranian conservatives creating ‘safe havens’?

On the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution back in February, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei underlined the necessity of leading an Islamic lifestyle in the Second Step of the Revolution, his most important public message in the past few months. It was one of several other instances of Khamenei raising this subject in the last few years. The hard-line preacher Alireza Panahian has asserted, “The revolution has progressed in most areas except for [enhancing an Islamic] lifestyle.” Perhaps this points to the impetus behind the supreme leader's focus on the issue.

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Travel to Iran is not what you'd expect!

Travel to Iran is not what you'd expect!

It's 3am in Shiraz and a man is leaning over my shoulder as I fumble for coins in my purse. I'm panic-stricken, unable to find the money to give to the woman standing before me with outstretched hand. Beads of terror prickle my face.

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Iranian-American woman returns to Tehran

Iranian-American woman returns to Tehran

USA TODAY writes about Katayoun “Kat” Khosrowyar, 30, who was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She describes herself as a “Midwest girl.” Since 2005, she’s been living in Iran as a soccer coach.

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Traveling to the real Iran

Traveling to the real Iran

Kay Rodriguez writes in Jet Farer on Iran: “We make the people happy and God makes us happy,” the singing man whispered, eyes twinkling. The thunder rumbled and lightning struck in the distance, signaling an upcoming downpour amidst the navy blue dusk.  

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