Good news for Iran women
Iran has partially lifted a ban on women attending men's sports matches, the Deputy Sports Minister said on Saturday, days after a court pardoned Ghoncheh Ghavami, an Iranian-British woman, who had been jailed for protesting against the law.
In January, the government said it would allow foreign women to attend men's matches, but Iranian women were still forbidden from doing so.
The new policy for women and families will come into effect during this Iranian year. The Iranian calendar year ends in March 2016.