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With a €20 million Series A Snapp opens up ride-sharing in Iran

Elmira Bayrasli Crunch Network Contributor Elmira Bayrasli is the co-founder of Foreign Policy Interrupted and the author of From the Other Side of the World: Extraordinary Entrepreneurs, Unlikely Places. More posts by this contributor: How to join the network Investors have turned Iran into the latest country to embrace the ride sharing and car-hailing app phenomenon. The Iran Internet Group has secured a €20 million …

Women competitors must wear hijabs at chess world championship, oddly awarded to Iran

If you thought soccer’s world cup being awarded to baking-hot Qatar marked the zenith of sporting corruption, give FIDE a chance: the international chess federation’s forthcoming world championship is headed to Iran, and women players must wear the hijab to compete. UK tabloids quote leading women chess players as threatening to quit the tournament rather than obey. US women’s champion Nazi Paikidze said: ‘It …