London, Oct. 12 â€“ Members of Britainâ€™s House of Commons from the countryâ€™s three major political parties took turns to lambaste Iranâ€™s hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his government in a lively parliamentary debate, according to a transcript of their debate posted on the United Kingdom Parliament website.
TEHRAN - Female civil servants at Iran's Culture Ministry and female journalists at the state newspaper and news agency must be out of the office by dusk to be with their families, a directive said on Tuesday.
The directive was issued by Culture Minister Mohammad Hossein Saffar-Harandi, one of a batch of hardline cabinet ministers brought in by President Mahmoud Ahamdinejad who won a landslide election in June.
â€œThose who try to spread prostitution, corruption, and sins in society must be dealt withâ€, Ayatollah Nasser Makarem-Shirazi, one of the highest-ranking clerics in the holy city, said.
London, Jul. 01 â€“ Human rights in Iran will be a priority for the European Union under the Presidency of the United Kingdom Prime Minister Tony Blair, according to a report released by British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw.