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Iran's 'city of mullahs' has a surprising side

Before the 1979 Islamic Revolution, this city was pious and sedate. The late Iranian American poet Nader Naderpour once listed as its main features “women with scarves over their heads, men clad in clerical robes, a single golden dome, old storks in the sky, one spiritless garden, a handful of...
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News : The Newsroom

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News : Huffington Post

Human Rights Watch is calling on Iran to allow its women to attend volleyball matches -- a right they had until three years ago. Since the 1979 Iranian revolution, Iranian women haven't been allowed to attend men's football matches....

Key Events In Iran Since Islamic Revolution

News : Huffington Post

A look at important dates in Iranian international and domestic affairs since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. ___ _ February 1979: Forces loyal to Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini oust the Western-backed shah. _ Nov. 4, 1979: Iranian studen...

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