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Fajr International Film Festival: Tehran meets Hollywood

Iranian actors, Indian directors and a Hollywood icon have come together in Tehran at Asia’s oldest film festival. DW’s Theresa Tropper spoke with the festival’s director, Reza Mirkarimi.DW: What distinguishes the “Fajr International Film Festival” from other major festivals? Reza Mirkarimi: We are the oldest film festival in Asia and as such, we provide a …

Deutsche Welle

UN’s Iran rights watchdog slams case of death-row woman

AFP- A UN human rights monitor on Monday urged Tehran to halt the planned execution of an Iranian woman for the alleged murder of a former intelligence official, saying her trial had been deeply flawed. The case of Reyhaneh Jabbari, who claims she acted in self-defence after a sexual assault, raises concerns because of her …

Daily News Egypt

Iran says not considering alternative UN pick

AFP- Iran signalled its defiance Saturday over America’s refusal to grant a visa to its chosen UN ambassador, saying it does not plan to pick an alternative envoy. Tehran also said it was examining its legal options over the row, which has undermined a cautious thaw in relations after decades of enmity following the storming …

Daily News Egypt

Iran director screens film to save man on death row

AFP – An Iranian film director is to hold a private screening of his latest movie on Saturday to raise funds to save the life of a 26-year-old on death row. Mostafa Kiaei, director of “Special Line”, said he had learnt by accident of the young man’s case and wanted to help raise the “blood …

Daily News Egypt