Behnaz Shafiei would have been breaking the law in her country a year ago, but now she’s become a symbol of shifting social norms as Iran’s female motorbike champion.
- 9 March
- 8 March
The Chinese telecoms company ZTE has been fined $1.2 billion by US authorities for bringing American-made products into Iran and North Korea. The company’s shares jumped in trading in Hong Kong as investors expressed relief that the matter had been closed. Also today, a Wall Street firm has erected a statue to mark International Women’s Day. Subscribe to France 24 …
- 19 January
Formerly Detained Americans Return Home
- 19 January
Secretary of State John Kerry talks to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer about negotiating with Iran and trying to track down the location of Bob Levinson.
- 18 January
USA has slapped Iran with new sanctions – over a recent ballistic missile test. It comes just a few hours after the so called ‘historic thaw’, when international nuclear-related sanctions were scrapped. The new measures target 11 officials and companies, linked to the missile programme. Video report from Russia Today.
- 18 January
The price of a barrel of Brent Crude has fallen below $28 for the first time in around 12 years, as the price briefly hit $27.67 on the morning of Monday 18th January 2016, before recovering slightly. The price drop has been put down to the recent lifting of sanctions on Iran which are likely to cause an increase in …
- 9 June
Iran coach Carlos Queiroz has named his 23 man squad to travel to Brazil for FIFA World Cup 2014. The Iranian national side has only ever won one World Cup match from three previous attempts, and has never made it out of the Group Stage. If they are to do so in 2014, they will need to finish first or …
- 3 June
There’s excitement building around the world, as the global game prepares for its major event: the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil kick’s off on Thursday 12th June 2014, when the hosts, Brazil, will be taking on Croatia in this year’s Group A curtain raiser. The 2014 Group stages include several eye-catching fixtures, including big European bouts Spain v Holland …
- 29 April
Dick Davis has breathed new life into his 1984 translation of the “The Canticle of the Birds” by Twelfth Century poet Farîd-ud-Dîn Attar. The new publication has additional translations, re-worked passages and a sumptuous array of colourful illustrations from over 200 Persian, Central Asian, Turkish and Indo-Islamic paintings from the thirteenth to the eighteenth centuries – selected by the art historian and scholar of …
- 19 September
Human Rights lawyer, Nasrin Sotoudeh, has been released from prison in Iran, according to the European Union’s Office for for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. She was arrested in September 2010 on charges of spreading propaganda and conspiring to harm state security. Ms Sotoudeh was awarded the European Parliament’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in 2012 for her work …