The latest news and views about hijab, the Islamic dress code
Sepideh Rashno, a 28-year-old Iranian woman who was arrested on July 16 after she was filmed protesting hijab, has been sentenced to five years in suspended imprisonment and to writing a 110-page “research” paper about patriotism, her brother says.
An Iranian daily says the issue of compulsory hijab in Iran served as “a pretext” for many protesters to take to the streets in the past weeks and voice three major demands, among them economic improvement, urging authorities to heed the calls.
Iranian newspaper Kayhan says a recent opinion poll shows that 83 percent of women in Iran believe that hijab is a necessary dress code and does not hinder women’s social activities and freedom of action.
An advisor to Iran's Leader says police force should not get involved in the issues pertaining to Islamic hijab.
An Iranian principalist newspaper argues that Iran’s enemies who instigated the recent deadly protests in the country are in fact fumed over the Islamic Republic’s achievements in introducing Islamic hijab as a successful role model that challenges the modern Western civilization.
The leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution says everyone should act “very gracefully, logically and away from unnecessary emotions” on the issue of hijab – the Islamic dress code -- and clear reasoning must be employed to expose the western colonialist attitude in rejection of hijab.
A recent spat between two women on a bus in the Iranian capital Tehran over their hijab that turned ugly has been serving as ammo for heated debates on social media.
Efforts to enforce the law mandating that women in Iran wear a hijab in public should not become a matter of taste or grudge, otherwise it could lead to a bipolar society, Iran’s Etela’at daily has warned.
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi renews his call for state institutions to enforce the regulations on hijab and chastity among staff members, but warns that any action to promote the Islamic dress code should lie within the country’s legal framework.
An Iranian female neurosurgeon has performed some 500 operations so far and turned into one of the most professional surgeons in her field.
Iran’s parliament speaker has criticised the US arrest of the Iran-based journalist Marzieh Hashemi, describing it as yet another proof that Washington does not hold real respect for human rights and sees it a tool for pressurising independent states.
Europeans models’ enthusiasm to display the Iranian-style bridal gown is making headlines in Germany.
Deputy Speaker of Iranian Parliament says majority of Iranians will vote in favour of Hijab if a referendum is being held today.
The International Waterski and Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) has finally allowed Iranian women to attend Asian and international competitions while observing the Islamic dress-code (Hijab).
British Prime Minister Theresa May has defied Saudi Arabia’s strict custom and refused to wear a headscarf for her first meeting with the Arab country’s ruling elite.
An Iranian lawmaker criticised the anti-Iran statements made after a Swedish delegation’s official visit to Iran, stating that foreigners should act based on Iranian regulations if they have chosen to visit the country.
A few days after the German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for a ban on the burqa, her minister of defence has refused to wear the hijab or the abaya on an official visit to Saudi Arabia.