Universities across Iran have announced that almost 80 subjects in both the liberal arts and sciences will be off limits to incoming female scholars.
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According to government figures, there are about 7,000 publishing firms in Iran today. Even if only 1,000 of those publishers delivers five books a ye...
It's clear that Iran's strongest adversary today remains within its own borders. The current Iranian regime has far more to fear from its own people than it does from any foreign powers.
Dag Hammarskjold Plaza was awash in green yesterday, as protesters gathered outside the United Nations to protest Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's pledge to destroy Israel.
In the lead-up to his speech at the UN General Assembly in New York on Wednesday, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is up to his old tricks. And sadly, the global community seems to be falling for them.
Iranians could empathize with Palestinians Friday more than ever, but not in the way that Iran's self-proclaimed President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, wanted them to.
With increasing accounts of rape, torture, forced confessions and skewed judicial proceedings, the Iranian government is losing any credibility it had left, including any legitimate claim to Islam.
With each death at the hands of the regime, a martyr is born, and with each martyr, the seed of revolution is planted.
A genuine reform movement in Iran will likely take years, if not decades, to foment and prosper. The courageous youth in green may yet win the day, whenever that day comes.
Thanks to their new duties, which include increasingly violent and inhumane acts, reports of Basiji taking protesters up on their invitations to join the opposition movement are growing.
At the heart of Iran's Islamic Revolution was a stencil duplicator and a tape recorder. These were the Ayatollah Khomeini's Facebook and Twitter.
Reporters keep complaining about the difficulty of getting information out of Iran, but communicating with Iran is far from a challenge. I frequently get through on the first try.
The Iranian Underground Railroad isn't meant to move people from one area of the country to another, it is an attempt to create shelter and make way for freedom.
I'm the last person to take any mental health issues lightly, but when it comes to racking up crazy points, Dr. Ahmadinejad wins the prize.
As an Iranian Twelver, I have no doubt that if the Mahdi is among us, he would agree that the so-called Islamic republic has indeed constituted a great disservice to Islam.
It took Ayatullah Khomeini to lead us away from imperialist rule and toward bona fide independence, and it will take an equally charismatic and rousing figure to lead us toward secular democracy.
The Iranian people alone have the right and the capability to reform or bring down the country's increasingly illegitimate regime and establish a more just and democratic society.
As members of Iran's baby-boomer generation such as myself start entering our 30s, we are sending a message to our leaders: we've grown up, we're sick of your empty promises, and we've learned how to mobilize in true Iranian style.
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