Iranian Soccer Star Can't Travel To Championship Because Her Husband Won't Let Her

Niloufar Ardalan, the 30-year-old captain of the Iranian women’s soccer team who is widely considered to be the best player in the country, will not be competing in the Asian Football Federation Women’s Futsal Championship in Malaysia on Thursday because her husband refuses to give her permission. »9/17/15 1:45pm9/17/15 1:45pm

Obama Left a Cute Comment on a Photo from Humans of New York

On a recent Facebook photo posted by Humans of New York, a comment was left by none other than President Obama. The post featured an Iranian father and his son, sitting down together. In the caption, the father describes a sweet moment where he witnessed his son perform an act of kindness. “One time when he was five… »9/03/15 9:30pm9/03/15 9:30pm

Women Saved the Iran Deal From Washington's Bickering Do-Nothing Men

On Wednesday morning, Sen. Barbara Ann Mikulski (D-Md.) announced her support of the Iran nuclear deal, becoming the 34th Senate Democrat to do so. At this point, President Barack Obama has enough votes to sustain his veto of a promised resolution of disapproval from the Republicans. In other words, barring some… »9/02/15 10:29am9/02/15 10:29am

Arizona Congressman is Sorry for Scaring Kids With Talk of Nuclear Weapons and Suicide Bombers

Arizona Congressman Matt Salmon is apologizing after getting a little too real with a class full of elementary school students, during what was supposed to be a light conversation about how a bill becomes a law. Instead, Salmon took the opportunity to tell the kids about nuclear weapons and ask them, “Do you know that… »9/01/15 9:27am9/01/15 9:27am

Channing Tatum and Rihanna Explain the Iran Nuclear Deal

Did you know that Iran and a group of nations led by the U.S. reached an historic agreement over nuclear weapons this week that’s been decades in the making? Probably not, but who cares! Fortunately for you, Rihanna and Channing Tatum do. And they’re here (like Ryan Gosling and Kate Upton before them) to explain it to… »7/16/15 1:27pm7/16/15 1:27pm

Reyhaneh Jabbari's Final Message Before Her Execution Is Heartbreaking

This past Saturday, Reyhaneh Jabbari, a 26-year-old woman, was hanged for the 2007 murder of former Iranian intelligence official and doctor who she claims attempted to rape her. The execution was immediately condemned by various organizations and governments who had previously asserted the case was not properly… »10/29/14 11:30am10/29/14 11:30am

Top Iranian Human Rights Lawyer Disbarred for 'Propaganda' Plans Protest

In 2010, human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh was arrested for "actions against national security and committing propaganda against the regime." She was released last year after serving half of her six-year sentence, but now she has been banned from practicing for three years. Now, she plans to fight back by holding… »10/19/14 2:10pm10/19/14 2:10pm

​Iranian Journalist Target of False Rape Smear Campaign

About five weeks ago, Masih Alinejad, an Iranian journalist living in London, created a Facebook page entitled My Stealthy Freedom, encouraging women to Iranian women to submit pictures of themselves without wearing their mandatory hijab. The bold page is meant to challenge the idea of compulsory traditional dress,… »6/07/14 12:30pm6/07/14 12:30pm