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News: Iranian society

Governor of Sistan & Baluchestan: Drought Is Worse Than Earthquake Here

Governor of Sistan & Baluchestan: Drought Is Worse Than Earthquake Here

By Mohammad Sadat Khansari

According to the governor of Sistan & Baluchestan, the drought in this province is worse than earthquake, because “it receives much less attention”.

Ahmad Ali Mohebati states (ISNA; January 10, 2019) that: “earthquake is always followed by improvements and new developments here; whereas drought only brings about disastrous consequences”.

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Iran Has 5 Years Before It Reaches Its Peak of Water Crisis

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By Shahriar Kia

On 2nd January, a gathering was held in Razavi Khorasan, in which the current water situation in Iran’s east was discussed, and some very disturbing facts were revealed.

Due to the drying of most of Hamun lake and the consequent water shortage, hundreds have become homeless and unemployed in Iran’s eastern region.

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5.9 Quake Hits Iran

5.9 Quake Hits Iran

By Staff Writer

A 5.9-magnitude earthquake hit Gilan-e Gharb in Kermanshah, Iran, on Sunday, January 6, injuring at least 100 people and severely damaging the city’s infrastructure, including the city’s main water tank.

The water tank issue means that many in the surrounding villages will be deprived of clean, safe water during an ongoing drought in Iran.

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The Crises Facing Iran Regime

The Crises Facing Iran Regime

By Staff Writer

2018 was a challenging year for the Iranian Regime, from widespread anti-regime protests to international sanctions, both of which have done significant damage to the mullahs as we begin 2019.

These protests spurred US sanctions against the Regime, which only spurred more protests. It was like a perfect storm to destabilise the Regime. The Iranian Regime failed to address the demands of the protesters or the US, which is not surprising because it is simply not in the nature of the mullahs to abandon costly foreign wars or a nuclear weapons programme in order to help its people survive. So the sanctions and the protests grew all the more, eventually leading to other problems.

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Editorial: Summary of the Past Twelve Months in Iran

Summary of the Past Twelve Months in Iran

The people of Iran’s desire for freedom, human rights, democracy and peace has been made very evident over the past twelve months. They have bravely spoken out against the clerical regime despite the high personal risk that this brings them. They have risked, and continue to risk, arrest, imprisonment, torture, detainment and even execution to make sure that their desire for regime change is heard.

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40% of Iran's University Graduates Are Unemployed

40% of Iran's University Graduates Are Unemployed

By Mahmoud Hakamian

The rate of unemployment among Iranian university graduates had increased to 40%, according to the head of the Statistical Center of Iran.

The Tasnim news agency, which is affiliated with the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), quoted Omid Ali Parsa as saying: “The rate of unemployment among our university graduates has increased. 40% of unemployed people are university graduates.”

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Iran Prepared to Filter Instagram Following Telegram

Iran Prepared to Filter Instagram Following Telegram

By Staff Writer

The Iranian Regime is ready to filter the popular photo and video-sharing social network Instagram, according to an Iranian judicial official.

Javid Javidnia, the head of the Virtual Space Department of Iran’s Attorney General’s Office, said in an interview with the state-run Peivast monthly that a court order to filter Instagram had been issued with the agreement of most members of the Supreme Council of Virtual Space, the body charged with overseeing Iran’s internet.

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