January 8-12, 1956

PROGRESSIVE SHAH: Tehran, 12 – On January 7, Iran celebrated «Women’s Day,» established in 1935 by Reza Shah Pahlavi, founder of the Pahlavi dynasty, to help emancipate Persian women. The first reform Reza Shah Pahlavi set in motion was in women’s dress. Persian girls reaching puberty had to cover their bodies and faces with a chador. An imperial edict issued on January 7, 1935, banned the chador. Veiled women would no longer be allowed on buses or in cinemas or stores. The police were ordered to cut off any chador being worn in public. HUMANITARIAN BOMBARDMENTS: Bonn, 11 – The Embassy of Yemen here has issued an announcement that British bombings of towns in Yemen continue, causing hundreds of deaths… British authorities in the Yemeni capital said that the insurgents had attacked and that the tribal leaders supported by the British were defending themselves. The British also claim that the aerial bombardments were the most effective economic and humanitarian methods of restoring order in areas where the infantry cannot reach.

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