An Iranian fisherman created a scandal when he shared footage of himself riding on the back of a whale shark in the open waters of the Persian Gulf in early July.
In Afghanistan, cycling is a major taboo for girls, and often viewed as a sin. But some brave girls joined a freestyle cycling club in Kabul
Outside a female futsal match in Iran, a group of men protested the country’s ban on watching members of the opposite sex play sport.
In Iran, changing sex is legal. But it’s not easy. Our Observer Saman Arastou explains what it’s like to be transsexual in the Islamic Republic.
A few months ago, we wrote an article about our Observer Saber Hosseini, a teacher who cycles out to remote villages in Afghanistan to give books to kids.
Hundreds of people marched their bikes through the streets of Marivan, a town in western Iran last Tuesday in protest at the decision by local authorities
Lots of leisure activities are banned in the Islamic Republic of Iran. And yet, if you look closely – which we were able to do with the help of our Observers in Iran – you’ll discover that young people are discreetly engaging in all sorts of activities, from women’s bodybuilding to tattoo art to dancing ballet. Take a little tour of “Underground Iran”… Video by: Editorial- Gaelle Faure, Julien Pain, Ershad Alijani Production- Julien Monel, Frédéric Ledoux, Georges Diegues, Julie Jezequel, Camille Malapert, Guillaume Louyot