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Workshop on Women’s Studies Discusses Feminism, Hijab and Objectification of Women

Exploring themes as important in today’s world as feminism, the neo-liberal and radical kinds of it, capitalism and how it exploits women’s labor, a nine-day workshop was held in Qom, Iran at the University of Religions and Denominations. This program was organized by the international department of URD by the joint efforts of the Director General of the International Relations and Cooperation, Dr. Mahdi Salehi and the Director of International Short Courses, Dr. Zahra Sharif.


Is the Israeli Prime Minister Afraid of Carpet Laundries?

In an address to the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 27, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered an Iranophobic speech, in which he accused Iran of having a “secret atomic warehouse,” alongside other allegations. To quote, “Today I’m revealing the site of a second facility: Iran’s secret atomic warehouse. It’s right here, in the Turkuzahbad Distrcit of Tehran. Just three miles away. Let me show you exactly what the secret atomic warehouse looks like. Here it


What Will Syria’s Future Look Like?

After seven years of a brutal conflict in Syria that has left over half a million people dead, a million people injured and 12 million displaced, Assad has, in most peoples’ eyes, won the war to remain in power. That, however, does not mean that the fighting is over. Rebel forces still have control over Idlib and other areas, Kurds remain in control over large parts of the north and Turkish forces, with the help


What The Current Political Situation Demands Of You

I would have begun my article way differently than this if it wasn’t for the opportunity I had of being in Iran for a short time and personally observing how every now and then, this country is badly misinterpreted on the international level. Before I write anything about the current political situation in Iran, I’d like to make a quick point about the efficiency and accuracy of opinions by individuals in relation to their current


The Truth About Being Middle Eastern in Today’s America

I am an Iranian-American. To say that I am solely an American or only an Iranian, would create an emptiness within me that I could not stand to bear. I am an Iranian-American, and I am a child of immigrants. I have the features of an Iranian, tan and dark, but the speech of an American, choppy and to the point, hinting to my roots of being raised on the outskirts of New York City.


There’s a Crisis in Yemen and No One Is Talking About It

  If you’ve been on social media recently, you probably know about the crisis going on in Aleppo, Syria. Pictures of bloody kids and sobbing parents have flooded everyone’s timelines. Syria is finally getting the attention it deserves, which is great. But why haven’t you heard about the civil war in Yemen? The UN estimates that 10,000 people have been killed during 18 months. 7.6 million people are suffering from malnutrition and almost 3 million have

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