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News: Iranian society

Iran: Diversion of Isfahan Water Results in Disease

Iran: Diversion of Isfahan Water Results in Disease

By Amir Taghati

The Gavkhouni wetlands have dried out due to a water diversion in the central province of Isfahan. The head of the Varzaneh Islamic Council, Hossein Azhari, has revealed that because of this, leishmaniasis, a severe disease, has infected hundreds of people in the town of Varzaneh.

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Faezeh Hashemi: "Iran Regime's" Collapse in Content Has Happened'

Faezeh Hashemi: "Iran Regime's" Collapse in Content Has Happened'

By Staff Writer

Faezeh Hashemi, former MP and renowned daughter of Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani (deceased powerful clergy and former regime’s president), said “the Iranian ruling” system has already collapsed in content and what is left is only a form.

Hashemi, in an interview with ‘Mostaghel’ newspaper, said: "From my point of view, content collapse has occurred, and only formational and physical collapse has not happened, and it's very likely that this will happen too."

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The Light Is Coming for the Iranian People

The Light Is Coming for the Iranian People

By Staff Writer

The arrival of winter in Iran is traditionally marked with the ancient Yalda festival, sometimes called Shab-e Chelleh ("the night of Chelleh"), held on December 21, the winter solstice and longest night of the year. This celebration, which comes from the indigenous Iranian faith Zoroastrianism, symbolises birth, the return of the sun, and the light’s victory over darkness.

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Thousands Still Living in Tent Cities in Iran One Year After Quake

Thousands Still Living in Tent Cities in Iran One Year After Quake

By Staff Writer

Over a year on from a devastating 7.3 magnitude earthquake in Kermanshah, Iran that killed 600 people, injured 10,000 and left 70,000 homeless and the vast majority of those made homeless are still living in tents, despite the onslaught of brutal winter weather.

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Poor Iranians Selling Their Body Parts

Poor Iranians Selling Their Body Parts

By Amir Taghati

Handwritten advertisements of organ sales are so commonly witnessed across many cities of Iran now, and the saddest part is that they’re mostly from young unemployed people; under such harsh economic pressures, they give up their own body parts (kidney, liver, cornea, and much more) just to be able to afford their daily needs.

This has become so prevalent especially in Tehran, that some areas are considered a hotspot for organ sale.

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Corruption in Iran Results in Malnutrition for the Children

Corruption in Iran Results in Malnutrition for the Children

By Staff Writer

The number of Iranian people living in poverty continues to grow, and many children are suffering from illnesses due to inadequate amounts of food. Poverty is an important factor of the increasing malnutrition among Iranian children, who may go on to experience physical and mental disabilities.

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Iran: A Tsunami of Poverty That Stems From the Regime of Mullahs

Iran: A Tsunami of Poverty That Stems From the Regime of Mullahs

By Mohammad Sadat Khansari

Poverty is speedily spreading across Iran; in fact, as acknowledged by many government officials themselves, more than 70% of Iran’s population is living under the poverty line now.

According to ILNA (October 31st, 2018): “At this point in time, around 70% of our population lives in a very vulnerable situation. Though the poorer class have been hit the strongest by poverty, the middle class is also suffering as much, especially given that they can’t reduce their expenses all that easily”.

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