Iran Iranian women are posting videos of themselves dancing, in support of a teenage Instagram star who was arrested. Maedeh Hojabri, an year-old gymnast, was detained by police after she posted a video of her dancing to Western pop music in her bedroom. It shows her without a mandatory headscarf, which is obligatory in the conservative Islamic republic. Some women can be seen without their headscarves, but their faces covered. Others dance in public. I can understand his fear, but I continued dancing to support Maedeh Hojabri.
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Since the Islamic revolution, Iranian women have been banned from attending football matches and other male-only sporting events. A partial exception to the ban on women was made in June when a small number were allowed to watch volleyball in Tehran. The decision came following public outcry a year earlier, after British-Iranian student Ghoncheh Ghavami was detained while trying to attend a men's volleyball match at Azadi. She spent more than days in prison, much of it in solitary confinement. At the Rio Olympics, Sajedeh Norouzi waved a small Iranian flag during an Olympic volleyball match - her first time in a sports stadium.
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She was 30 years old, fleeing a disastrous marriage and her escape — more of which later — had been an overnight flit. She landed in a London lit up for Christmas, the crowds buzzing. I was very down, scared and homesick. On Christmas Day, I decided to make her special dish — herbed rice with meatballs. I ate that and spent all day wrapped in a blanket and watching TV.
December 1, , State Department messages, some leaders of Arab states harbor unkind thoughts about their Iranian neighbors. Arab-Iranian hostility is not uniform. Iranians enjoy correct if not warm relations with their Qatari and Omani neighbors. When pushed to the wall, both sides have been capable of putting aside old prejudices and grievances real and imagined and can act in their own interest and maintain cordial state-to-state ties.