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New U.S. Sanctions Against Iran Violate Nuclear Accord: Rouhani

DUBAI, July 19 – President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday new U.S. economic sanctions imposed against Iran contravened the country’s nuclear accord with world powers and he vowed that Tehran would “resist” them, state television reported. The Trump administration slapped the new sanctions on Iran on Tuesday over its ballistic missile program and said Tehran’s

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Grandmas, Grandpas from Travel Ban States Now Welcome

By Arshad Mohammed and Yeganeh Torbati WASHINGTON, July 17 – Grandparents of U.S. citizens from six Muslim-majority countries are now eligible to receive U.S. visas, according to a State Department memo seen by Reuters that reflects the latest court ruling on U.S. President Donald Trump’s travel ban. The memo, or cable, from U.S. Secretary of

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Iran’s Zarif Hopes Yemen War Does Not Lead to Iran, Saudi Conflict

By Michelle Nichols NEW YORK, July 17 – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday that he hopes Yemen’s war will not spark direct confrontation between Iran and Saudi Arabia and that they can work together to end the conflict in the country and Syria. A Saudi Arabia-led coalition intervened in Yemen’s civil

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Iran-Born Maryam Mirzakhani, Award-Winning Mathematician, Dies at 40

By Alex Dobuzinskis July 16 – Maryam Mirzakhani, the first and only woman to receive the equivalent of the Nobel Prize for mathematics, died on Saturday at age 40 after a battle with cancer, said officials at Stanford University, the California school where she taught. The death of the Tehran-born Mirzakhani, who specialized in theoretical

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U.S. Lays Out Criteria for Visa Applicants from Six Muslim Nations

By Arshad Mohammed and Yeganeh Torbati WASHINGTON, June 29 – Visa applicants from six Muslim-majority countries must have a close U.S. family relationship or formal ties to a U.S. entity to be admitted to the United States under guidance distributed by the U.S. State Department. The directive defined close family as a parent, spouse, child,

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How a Hashtag on Wednesdays is Fighting Iran’s Dress Code for Women

BEIRUT, June 28 – Before she begins her Wednesday morning, Iranian activist Masih Alinejad spends hours sifting through scores of videos and photos sent to her of women in Iran wearing white headscarves or white clothing as part of a growing online protest. To campaign against the obligatory wearing of headscarves – or hijabs –

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Iran Says Will Act on U.S. Court Ruling on Trump’s Travel Ban

BEIRUT, June 28 – Iran said on Wednesday it would take “reciprocal action” in response to the U.S. Supreme Court allowing a partial implementation of President Donald Trump’s travel ban on six Muslim-majority countries. Lower U.S. courts had completely blocked Trump’s executive order issued on March 6, which includes a blanket 90-day ban on people

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