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A traditional Iranian sport has been closed off to women. One activist wants to change that.

Women & Gender

Varzeshe Pahlavani is a mix of martial arts, wrestling and calisthenics. It has deep roots in Persian tradition going back centuries. The sport is officially closed off to women, but one female Iranian activist is trying to change that.

In this photo taken by an individual not employed by the Associated Press and obtained by the AP outside Iran, Iranians protests the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini after she was detained by the morality police, in Tehran, Oct. 1, 2022. 

Amid ongoing protests, Iran’s morality police ‘lies in ruins,’ analyst says

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Satellite photos show damage at Iran prison amid protests

A woman in Tehran climbs onto a car and sets her hijab ablaze.

‘The hijab will never be the same,’ protester in Iran says

Chief of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Gen. Hossein Salami wearing a mask, attends a ceremony on the occasion of first anniversary of death of late Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) general and commander of the Quds Force Qasem Soleimani, in Tehran

US’ indefinite ban on Iranians drafted into Iran’s Revolutionary Guard continues to separate families

Woman holding hose from truck to fill water trough

Avoiding water bankruptcy in the drought-troubled Southwest: What the US and Iran can learn from each other

Cities and farmers in the Southwest are resorting to unsustainable strategies to pull in more water. Iran has tried many of these strategies and shows how they can go wrong.

Rafael Mariano Grossi, director-general of International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, center, attends a meeting with the Head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Mohammad Eslami, in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021.

Iran-UN nuclear agreement signals ‘very, very tempered optimism’ for negotiations, Iran analyst says

Naysan Rafati, a senior Iran analyst with the International Crisis Group, joined The World’s Carol Hills to discuss a recent agreement between Iran and the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency that will allow for the reset of monitoring devices at Iranian nuclear sites.

Two small fishing boats are shown in the near ground with large oil tankers off in the distance.

Iran bypasses Hormuz Strait to export crude oil


Iran Thursday began exporting crude oil for the first time in the Gulf of Oman, bypassing the strategic Strait of Hormuz.

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi is shown behind a large number of microphones.

US takes down Iran-linked news sites, alleges disinformation


American authorities seized a range of Iran’s state-linked news website domains they accused of spreading disinformation, the US Justice Department said.

Iran's new President-elect Ebrahim Raisi is shown standing at a podium with several dozen microphones.

Iran’s hard-line president-elect says he won’t meet Biden


Iran’s president-elect said Monday he would not meet with President Joe Biden or negotiate over Tehran’s ballistic missile program.