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Three Girls Arrested in Tehran for Joyriding Luxury Cars

Three Iranian girls were recently arrested in the capital city Tehran for stealing luxury cars to go for joy rides.

The Old Road; A Thrilling Drama on Violence against Women

Manijeh Hekmat, a prominent Iranian filmmaker, in her latest work “The Old Road,” has addressed the social problem of violence against women, at a time when the issue has turned into a matter of discussion for thinkers around the world.

Drinking Dodgy Booze Kills, Poisons 300 Iranians

Alcohol poisoning has taken the lives of at least 27 people and caused over 300 others to be hospitalized in three Iranian cities.

Free Concert for Iranians to Feel Better amid Economic Woes

Homayoun Shajarian, a well-known Iranian singer, says he is ready to perform a free outdoor concert in order to help people feel better and forget about their economic problems for a few hours.
Poverty

Seven Ways to Combat Poverty

In any nation of the world, you are likely to find part of the population living lives of ease and pleasure, enjoying luxuries and indulging in rare and exotic experiences. Within those same populations are people who cannot afford the necessities of life, let alone dream of lavish lifestyles. These segments of society are often lacking shelter, enough food to eat, clean water, and basic clothing.

Gov’t Pays Blood Money for 2014 Isfahan Acid Attacks as Culprits Not Caught

The lawyer of victims of the 2014 acid attacks in the central city of Isfahan says the assailants have not yet been found despite relentless efforts by provincial authorities, and the victims’ blood money were paid by the government.

Child Worker Meets His Football Hero Alireza Jahanbakhsh

A young Iranian boy, who had been photographed wearing a white shirt with a paper tag bearing the name of professional Iranian footballer Alireza Jahanbakhsh Jirandeh on, has finally come face-to-face with his idol.

Afghan Immigrants Leaving Iran after Devaluation of Iranian Currency

A huge number of Afghan immigrants and refugees have begun to leave Iran due to the recent decline in the value of the Iranian national currency, arguing that it’s no more cost-efficient to work in the country.

Acid Attack Victim Pushes for Law Banning Sale of Acid in Iran

An Iranian girl who has fallen victim to an acid attack is pushing for legislation that would ban the purchase and sale of acid to prevent further acid attacks in the future.

Number of Iranian Drug Addicts Decreasing

Iran’s interior minister says the country’s intensive fight against narcotics is gradually paying off, as the number of Iranian drug addicts has decreased about one million in recent years.

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