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Rouhani’s Lost Battle: UN 2030 Education Guidelines

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 In 2015, Iran adopted educational guidelines from the UN 2030 agenda that could substantially improve access to education throughout the country. Two years later, a vicious smear campaign and opposition by the supreme leader has resulted in President Hassan Rouhani scrapping the guidelines. Generations of Iranians stand to lose from the decision.


Iran's Newest Robot Is an Adorable Dancing Humanoid

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spectrum- Iranian researchers have recently unveiled a new robot called Surena Mini.

Over the last several years, a team of roboticists at the University of Tehran has been working on increasingly large and complex life-size humanoids. For their latest project, however, the Iranian researchers decided to build something smaller—and cuter.


Surena Mini is a knee-high robot with a sleek 3D-printed body, articulated limbs, and a round head with two camera-eyes. Twenty small

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Iran's Politics Color Ramadan Prayer Dispute

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RFL/RE -
 A debate over the potential return of one of Iran's greatest classical singers for a prayer recitation has provided a fresh test of the hard-line domination of state TV nearly a decade after unrest that roiled the country's establishment.


The performance of Rabbana by Mohammad Reza Shajarian was a Ramadan fixture for three decades before it was eliminated from programming after comments by Shajarian that were sympathetic to reformist critics of Iran's 2009 presidential

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Iran Death Penalty Bill Could Save Thousands on Death Row

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CHRI -
 Despite resistance from security organizations, a bill that could drastically reduce death penalty sentences for petty drug-trafficking crimes in Iran is scheduled to be debated in Parliament in July 2017. If passed, it could save thousands of prisoners currently on death row.


 

Iran: Women Face Bias in the Workplace

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HRW  – Laws and policies that discriminate against women interfere with Iranian women's right to work, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Women confront an array of restrictions, such as on their ability to travel, prohibitions on entering certain jobs, and an absence of basic legal protections.


The 59-page report, "'It's a Men's Club': Discrimination Against Women in Iran's Job Market," examines in detail the discriminatory provisions and insufficient

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