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Saeed Kamali Dehghan

Iran gives women a much-needed breakthrough

Marzieh Afkham, who is the country's first foreign ministry spokesperson, will head a mission in an unnamed East Asian country.

Hijabs off for a flash of freedom

Masih Alinejad is not opposed to the hijab, but she has created a Facebook page because she wants people to have the freedom to choose.

Iranian Pharrell Williams fans behind ‘Happy’ video sentenced

Seven young Iranians seen dancing in a video that went viral have been given suspended sentences of jail and 91 lashes each.

Iran’s president takes steps to boost tourism

With its glittering mosques and spectacular landscapes, Iran's new leaders are 
overhauling visa 
requirements to boost its tourism industry.

Iran’s former presidents endorse Rouhani in run up to elections

Iran's reformists have backed Hassan Rouhani, a moderate cleric who has emerged as the dark horse candidate in the upcoming presidential election.

Iran unearths Basir, an ‘Islamic Google Earth’

The Iranian authorities have accused Google Earth of being a tool for western spy agencies, and are now planning to launch an "Islamic" competitor.

Iran’s economy takes a battering

Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is shouldering the blame for the financial woes hitting the republic, writes Saeed Kamali Dehghan.

Iran rattles its sabres, US sticks to its guns

Iran has announced that it's prepared to launch missiles at US bases throughout the Gulf within minutes of any attack on the Islamic Republic.

Iranian gamers create chance to ‘kill’ Rushdie

Salman Rushdie is the subject of an Iranian computer game aimed at spreading the message about his "sin" against Islam to new generations.

Salman Rushdie targeted in Iranian video game

Salman Rushdie, author of 'The Satanic Verses', is the subject of an Iranian computer game aimed at spreading the message about his "sin".

Iran missile blast blamed on Mossad

The blast at the al-Ghadir missile base at Bid Ganeh was so powerful it rattled windows 50 kilometres away in Tehran.

Iran links dissident group to Saudi assassination plot

Tehran says the suspect in a plot to assassinate a Saudi envoy in the US belongs to an Iranian dissident group the state regards as its "sworn enemy".

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