But even though the wave of protests has subsided, the spark of resistance is still growing in Iranian society. One such phase of mobilization can currently be observed in Sistan and Baluchistan Province in southeastern Iran. "Even religiously oriented women are showing solidarity at the Friday protests and supporting the demand for equal rights for women in Iran." "For example, many women have stopped wearing headscarves," Katajun Amirpur, a professor of Islamic Studies who specializes in Iran, told DW. This is reflected in the cry: 'From Zahedan to Kurdistan, my heart belongs to Iran.'
Exit polls gave conservative Nikos Christodoulides a small lead over his leftist rival Andreas Mavroyiannis in the runoff round of Cyprus presidential vote. People in Cyprus voted on Sunday in a tightly contested presidential runoff, with exit polls favoring former Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides over seasoned diplomat Andreas Mavroyiannis. But Christodoulides' lead was slight, with the early polls reported by the national broadcaster giving him between 50.5% and 53.5 percent of the vote. Cyprus's ruling party has not thrown its support behind either candidate in the runoff. In the first round of voting last week, he was in the lead with 32.04% of the vote.1 month ago DW
Bayern Munich eased past Eintracht Frankfurt to remain on Wolfsburg's tail and reaffirm the dominance of the top two. "But when it really counts, we need to score goals and win the games. Led by a barking Niko Arnautis on the sidelines, who more than once traded barbs with the Bayern bench, Frankfurt were not outclassed. Bayern slowed the game down and looked to stretch their opponents as they grabbed control of the match. "Our defense has been really important this season.1 month ago DW
The T20 World Cup in South Africa begins not long after huge investment into the inaugural Women's Indian Premier League (WPL) transformed women's cricket and the lives of female cricketers across the globe. However, in the five years since Raj's comments, women's cricket has exploded. India made the final of the 2020 T20 World Cup in Australia, and although they lost the game they did so in front of over 85,000 spectators in Melbourne. Viacom 18's investment of approximately €808,000 ($866,000) per game is a wager on the potential of the women's game. West Indies all-rounder Hayley Matthews praised India's governing body, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BBCI), for the work they are doing for women's cricket worldwide.1 month ago DW
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy embarked on a rare foreign trip on Wednesday for talks with European allies. By Wednesday evening, Zelenskyy was expected in Paris for a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz. Here are some of the other notable developments concerning the war in Ukraine on Wednesday, February 8. The figure could not be independently verified, nor could Russia's claim of having inflicted 6,500 Ukrainian casualties in the month of January. Pistorius called on more European partners to join a German-Polish project looking to deliver Leopard 2 battle tanks to Ukraine.1 month ago DW
Over 900 people have been confirmed dead in Turkey and hundreds were killed in Syria after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake. The death toll has continued to rise rapidly following a strong earthquake which rocked southern Turkey and northern Syria in the early hours of Monday morning. Speaking at a briefing, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that according to updated figures, 912 people had been confirmed dead while over 5,300 people had been injured. "We mobilised our planes to send medical teams, search and rescue teams and their vehicles to the earthquake zone," a statement citing Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said. Buildings destroyed in Turkey, SyriaAccording to early reports a large number of buildings have been destroyed in provinces in southern Turkey.1 month ago DW
British singer-songwriter Harry Styles, who is performing at the Grammys, is a fashion icon. Harry Styles, 28, is extremely successful. Just before Michele left Gucci in November 2022, they presented a collection entitled "Gucci HA HA HA." And Harry Styles got caught up in the controversy when he presented himself on Instagram wearing Gucci. From Louis Vuitton to Yves Saint Laurent, designer labels are Harry Styles' passion.1 month ago DW
Asteroid 2023 BU is the closest near-Earth object we have ever encountered. But even if it did, this small asteroid […] would turn into a fireball and largely disintegrate harmlessly in the atmosphere." Asteroid 2023 BU is a new discoverySpace science has grown increasingly concerned about planetary defense. But credit goes to amateur astronomer Gennadiy Borisov, who discovered the asteroid 2023 BU from an observatory in Nauchnyi, Crimea. It was updated on January 27, 2023, to reflect that asteroid 2023 BU had passed by Earth.1 month ago DW