Will Iranian regime allow women into sport stadiums?

FIFA says the Iranian regime must permit women to attend the next World Cup qualification game in Tehran and all future soccer games in Iran.
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Faces of religious persecution: Jewher Ilham [video]

Jewher Ilham, a Uighur Muslim, escaped China in 2013 when her father was arrested by the Communist Party. Watch her story.
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Coding in Wyoming: Girls’ app helps feed the needy

High school girls in Wyoming are changing the game of coding for their school — and helping their community in the process.
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China coerces Uighur women into unwanted marriages

In China's Xinjiang province, many Uighur women face an impossible choice: marry a Han Chinese man or face imprisonment in an internment camp.
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A Venezuelan mother in search of a better future [video]

Electricity blackouts and widespread medicine shortages mean that childbirth and motherhood present grave risks in Venezuela.
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Test your skills about the men and women who have held the post of U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Don't worry. We give hints.
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How the former Maduro regime hurts Venezuelan women

Nicolás Maduro's corruption and mismanagement place Venezuelan women and girls, whether at home or overseas, in harm's way.
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State Department honors Elizabeth ‘Lizzie’ Slater as first Hero of U.S....

Meet Elizabeth "Lizzie" Slater, a foreign service specialist who embodies the ethos of diplomacy through her tenacity and teamwork.
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Iranian woman dies after trying to watch a soccer game

Iran is the only country in the world that bans women from entering sports stadiums. Female fans risk arrest and prison for trying to watch a game.