TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state TV is reporting the country has appointed its first ever Foreign Ministry spokeswoman.
The Thursday report quotes Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif as saying Marzieh Afkham has been appointed spokesperson for the country's diplomatic apparatus.
Afkham has been working in the ministry for nearly 30 years and was head of its public relations department under former reformist President Mohammad Khatami.
After the 1979 Islamic revolution, Iran appointed Mansoureh Sharifisadr as female charge d'affaires in Japan. In the mid-1970s, the West-backed Shah's government appointed Mehrangiz Dolatshahi as its first female ambassador to Denmark.
New President Hasan Rouhani has promised more opportunities for women. Last week he appointed another woman, Elham Aminzadeh, as vice president in charge of legal affairs.
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A tractor trailer veered off the road and went through a fence, while crashing into the Forest Hill Cemetery, in Fredonia, Friday morning.
Officials in Wyoming have captured a wanted man and his girlfriend, who were allegedly heading to Buffalo.
After a slow and slippery commute Thursday night, many western New Yorkers are waking up early, hoping they can get to work on time Friday morning.
NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has obtained a court order to prevent a Buffalo woman from ever selling puppies again.
Around 5 p.m. on Thursday near the corner of Model City Road and Rt. 104, police say 84-year-old Jose Martinez was hit by a car driven by 82-year-old Maura Nolan. Both are residents of Lewiston.
The Erie County Legislature approved a resolution Thursday to immediately hire 15 seasonal drivers to fill a staff shortage.