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‘Honour’ Killing of 14-Year-Old Girl Causes Outrage in Iran

The murder of a 14-year-old Iranian girl by her father coupled with a legal provision which does not allow the father to be served with eye-for-an-eye retribution has sent shockwaves across the nation and social media in Iran.
Villagers in Southern Iran to Get Potable Water after Years of Protest 6

Villagers in Southern Iran to Get Potable Water after Years of Protest

Villagers in the southern Iranian province of Khuzestan province will finally be supplied with drinking water after years of protest, which turned violent in recent days.
Domestic Violence in Iran Less Than That in Other Countries: VP  

Domestic Violence in Iran Less Than That in Other Countries: VP  

A senior Iranian official says the extent of domestic violence against women in Iran is less severe than that of other countries.
Over 5,000 Poisoned in Iran after Consuming Fake Booze

Over 5,000 Poisoned in Iran after Consuming Fake Booze

Health officials in Iran say over 5,000 people have been poisoned by drinking fake booze since February 20.
Danger of Isolation Threatening People in Quarantine

Danger of Isolation Threatening People in Quarantine: Experts

In a world gripped by the coronavirus pandemic, governments are asking people to stay home and some have even made it compulsory for citizens to isolate themselves; however, the quarantine has affected social relations.
VP Asks Iranians to Use Helpline to Report Domestic Violence

VP Asks Iranians to Use Helpline to Report Domestic Violence

Iranian Vice-President for Women and Family Affairs has encouraged people to contact a helpline to report the cases of domestic violence or child maltreatment as people have been told to stay home to stop the spread of coronavirus.
Iran’s VP Orders Aid to Female Breadwinners Affected by Coronavirus

Iran’s VP Orders Aid to Female Breadwinners Affected by Coronavirus

Iranian First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri has issued an order to provide special support for the female-householder families and mitigate the harmful effects of the novel coronavirus outbreak on them.
Nearly 800 Tonnes of Narcotics Seized in Iran in 10 Months

Nearly 800 Tonnes of Narcotics Seized in Iran in 10 Months

An Iranian official says the country has confiscated over 798 tonnes of narcotic and psychedelic drugs in the first ten months of the current Iranian year.
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Tehran Working to End Use of Children for Scavenging

Tehran Mayor has urged all Tehran citizens to inform the municipality if they see any street children being used for scavenging.
‘Iran Must Reinforce Its Laws on Violence against Women’

‘Iran Must Reinforce Its Laws on Violence against Women’

A lawyer and women’s rights activist has weighed on violence against women in the Islamic Republic of Iran and the country’s laws and regulations to protect women.