Friday , 23 March 2018

Monthly Archives: March 2018

10,000 Iranian Families Live In Tents, Shacks And Shanty Towns

Radiofarda – Ten thousand families live under tents or live in ad hoc huts, shacks and hovels across Iran, the Statistical Center of the Islamic Republic announced in a report published on Tuesday, March 20. According to the report, families living in urban areas produce 175,000 tons of waste on average, every week. The state-run Iran Labor News Agency (ILNA) …

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Systematic Mismanagement Leads To Drying Out Of 90% Of Iran’s Wetlands

Iran-HRM – A member of the Majlis Environment Fraction said that the country’s water situation was critical. “Many rivers including Orumieh Lake, and Zayandeh Roud have dried out and are on the verge of destruction”, Jonathan Bet Kolia said. He cited the condition of Urmia Lake adding that “if the lake completely dries out and is destroyed, around 14 provinces …

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Trump Names Bolton, A Hawk On Iran And North Korea, As Top Security Adviser

RFL/RE – U.S. President Donald Trump is replacing national security adviser H.R. McMaster with former UN Ambassador John Bolton, an outspoken hawk who has advocated using military force against Iran and North Korea. Trump tweeted late on March 22 that McMaster, 55, had done “an outstanding job and will always remain my friend,” but he said Bolton will take over …

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Renew the Mandate of the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran

Iran Human Rights  – The work carried out by the late Asma Jahangir and her predecessor has shown that the mandate of the Special Rapporteur is critical to amplifying the voices of victims of human rights abuses within the UN system. This work also supports a stifled domestic civil society, stimulates discussions about human rights within Iran, identifies systemic challenges, …

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Iranian Reformists anxious as Rouhani takes turn to the right

Al-Monitor – In Iran, the Reformists are becoming increasingly suspicious about the possibility that the centrist Hassan Rouhani administration will officially form a coalition with moderate conservative parliament Speaker Ali Larijani. This comes as many are saying that Rouhani’s second-term Cabinet has been filled with figures from the president’s inner circle instead of Reformists; at the same time, Reformist First …

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