Iranian campaigners hope female presence at games can continue

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Iranian equality campaigners have questioned whether Saturday's decision to admit female fans to the Azadi Stadium for the Asian Champions League final was a one-off or the start of a new era for sport in the country. Authorities in the conservative Islamic nation relaxed a ban on

Iranian parliament voted to remove the finance minister from office

The Iranian parliament voted on Sunday to remove the minister of economic affairs and finance, Masoud Karbasian, from office, state media said, amid a sharp fall in the rial currency and a deterioration in the economic situation. The move was the latest in a continuing shakeup of top economic personnel as

Iran’s Khamenei says mismanagement hurts economy more than U.S. sanctions – TV

By: Middle East Affairs On Monday, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's Supreme Leader, blamed the legislature for financial bungle and said it needed to improve its performance to enable the nation better weather newly reimposed U.S. sanctions. Last Tuesday, Washington reimposed strict assents against Iran and President Donald Trump has debilitated to punish

E.U. seeks exemption from Iranian sanctions, eager to do business

BERLIN (Reuters) - Ministers from Germany, France, and Britain have written to senior U.S. officials urging them to protect European companies working in Iran from getting caught up in Washington's new sanctions on the Islamic Republic. In the June 4 letter, the foreign and finance ministers singled out key areas where