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  1. "Crazy Face" crowned best at Fajr Film FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2015 | Tehran Times

    "Crazy Face", a drama about the abuse of the internet in modern Iranian society, won the Simorgh for best film at the 33rd Fajr Film Festival, the organizers announced on Wednesday. "This is a prize for six years of patience from my wife who resisted her will to produce the film," Davudi said in his acceptance speech.

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  2. Dust storms spark protest in IranRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2015 | Today.Az

    The recent dust storms in Iran's southern provinces that crippled lives in these areas have sparked a public protest. A group of people gathered in front of Khuzestan Governorate office in capital Ahvaz demanding action to tackle the storms, IRNA news agency reported on February 11. The province's Environment Protection Organization's Public Relations has announced that the density of dust particles in the air reached 9.985 micrograms per cubic meter, registering a record pollution 66 times greater than the healthy limit.

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  3. You think the snow in the US is bad? Spare a thought for Iranians caught in a dust stormRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 11, 2015 | WNYC-AM New York

    Many of us in the northeast US have been hunkered down because of major snow storms. Iranians in the city of Ahvaz have been forced to stay home too. But theirs is a sand storm.

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  4. Protesters demand action against Ahvaz dust stormRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 11, 2015 | Trend

    A group of people has gathered in front of Khuzestan Governorate office in capital Ahvaz demanding action to tackle dust storm that has crippled lives in the area, IRNA news agency reported on Feb. 11. The province's Environment Protection Organization's Public Relations has announced that the density of dust particles in the air reached 9.985 micrograms per cubic meter, registering a record pollution 66 times greater than the healthy limit. A report by the province's Center for Management of Incidents and Medical Emergencies said that by Feb. 10, 230 cases suffering respiratory problems had sought medical help at hospitals.

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  5. Dust storms blanket region of Iran, disrupting lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2015 | Los Angeles Times

    Blinding dust storms have enveloped much of southwestern Iran, prompting health warnings and resulting in closed schools and offices, canceled flights and scattered protests, Iranian media is reporting. The official Islamic Republic News Agency said that health officials were warning residents with heart and respiratory problems to remain in their homes.

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  6. Dust problem escalates in Ahvaz, other Iranian citiesRead the original story

    Feb 10, 2015 | Payvand News of Iran

    The concentration of dust particles in Ahvaz air has reached its highest levels in recent days, forcing people to stay home and avoid the streets. Following school closures, 11 Khuzestan cities have now closed all government offices as well.

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  7. Iran provinces grapple with dust stormsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2015 | Today.Az

    Shahryar Askari, Managing Director of the Public Relations Department of the Environment Organization of Khuzestan Province said dust particles in the air over the province are 35 times more than the healthy limit, IRNA news agency reported. Enumerating the statistics of other cities of Khuzestan province said Abadan suffered 308, Andimeshk 139, Behbahan 203, Dezful 156, Shush 280, Gotvand 68, Shushtar 149, and Sousangerd 225 micrograms per cubic meter of dust in air.

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  8. Dust storm shuts down Iran's KhuzestanRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2015 | Trend

    New wave of heavy dust storms that swept across Khuzestan Province on Feb. 8 has forced local government to close schools, universities, and other governmental offices in most of the province, ISNA news agency reported on Feb. 10. Director General of Khuzestan Crisis Management Center Hashem Baldi said that schools, universities, and governmental offices were called off in Ahvaz, Hendijan, Omidyeh, Ramshir, Mahshahr, Karun, Bevi, Hoveizeh, Dasht Azadegan, Bandar-e Emam Khomeini, Hamidieh, and Susangerd. Officials said on Feb. 8 that dust particles in the air over the province were 35 times more than the healthy limit.

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  9. 81 dust-related emergency calls in one day in AhvazRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2015 | Tehran Times

    TEHRAN The head of Khuzestan Province Emergency Center said on Monday that in the previous 24 hours, 81 emergency calls related to respiratory problems were taken in Ahvaz, the provincial capital. Shahriar Mir-Kheshti added that in the same period 261 people sought emergency treatment by going to emergency departments across the city.

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  10. Labor Protests Sweep IranRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2015 | Payvand News of Iran

    Between January 20 and January 29, 2015, at least eight labor protests have taken place in different cities in Iran. A wave of labor protests has been sweeping through Iran over the past ten days.

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  11. Photos: Ahvaz air pollution gets worse beyond measureRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2015 | Payvand News of Iran

    Air pollution in Ahvaz has grown five times worse since Tuesday's air quality registers led to school closures, forcing them remain shut. Hospital emergency rooms have reported an unprecedented rise in the number of patients arriving with respiratory problems, while the head of the Khuzestan Department of the Environment reported that they are no longer able to gauge the level of dust particles in the air, because the measurement has gone beyond the range of their equipment.

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  12. Photos: Ahvaz's severe pollution a hot topic on social mediaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2015 | Payvand News of Iran

    The severe pollution in Ahvaz, Iran is currently a hot subject on the social media. Ahvazi people are venting their frustration and concerns through public posts or private messages often with a satirical tone.

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  13. Anger in Ahvaz over government inaction on dust pollutionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2015 | Payvand News of Iran

    Ahvaz residents took to the streets on Friday January 30 to protest the lack of any effective government action to combat the previous day's dust storm, which pushed the concentration of air particles to more than 66 times the acceptable level. Iranian media did not cover the demonstration, but the public posted a number of reports and photos of the demonstration on social media with demonstrators saying "Clean Air is our Absolute Right!".

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  14. Photos: Airborne dust forces flight cancellations in Khuzestan, IranRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2015 | Payvand News of Iran

    Flights from Abadan and Ahvaz in southwestern Iran have been cancelled due to poor visibility caused by increased dust in the air. The Tasnim News Agency reports that the head of the Khuzestan Meteorology office said: "Rainfall has declined by 30 percent compared to last year and this is one of the main reasons for dry soil all across the province and the increase in airborne dust particles."

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  15. Dust storms close schools in IranRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2015 | Today.Az

    Today, strong dust storms in the southern Iranian city of Ahvaz forced officials to call off the afternoon school sessions. Ali Haddadi, Director of the Public Relations of the Ahvaz Governorate said the measure was taken after worries arose over possible health problems the dust might create for students, IRNA news agency reported.

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  16. Dust storm forces schools closure in Iran's Ahvaz cityRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2015 | Trend

    By Khalid Kazimov Trend: Heavy dust in the southern Iranian city of Ahvaz forced officials to call off the afternoon school sessions Jan. 27. Director of the Public Relations of the Ahvaz Governorate Ali Haddadi said that the measure was taken after worries arose over possible health problems the dust might create for students, Iran's official IRNA news agency reported. He added that if the dust storms continue, a decision would be made as whether to keep the schools closed in the days to follow.

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  17. 'On Hunger Strike' Political Prisoners in Dreadful Conditions in IranRead the original story

    Dec 31, 2014 | NewsBlaze

    The Iranian Resistance calls for saving the lives of Kurdish political prisoner Mr. Alireza Rasouli in Orumiyeh central prison and Mr. Behnam Ebrahimzadeh, a labor activist imprisoned in Gohardasht Prison of Karaj, and urges all international human rights bodies to take effective action concerning the situation of political prisoners in Iran, especially these two striking prisoners who are in dreadful conditions. The life of Mr. Alireza Rasouli who has been on a hunger strike for 47 days in protest to being deprived of medical care is in danger.

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  18. Iran holds funeral for general killed in IraqRead the original story

    Dec 29, 2014 | WTVC

    Iran held a funeral on Monday for a senior Revolutionary Guard commander who was killed during a battle against the Islamic State group in Iraq. State TV said the funeral for Brig.

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  19. Memorial Service Held For Iranian Commander Killed In IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2014 | Payvand News of Iran

    The funeral for an Iranian general killed in Iraq while advising local forces has been held in Tehran on December 29. Iranian state television reported that the body of Brigadier General Hamid Taghavi will be taken for burial in his hometown of Ahvaz, in southeastern Iran. A statement from Iran's Revolutionary Guards on December 28 said, "Brigadier General Hamid Taghavi was martyred during a mission to advise the army and Iraqi volunteers...in the city of Samarra," north of Baghdad.

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  20. Iran Holds Funeral for Guards General Killed on Iraq MissionRead the original story

    Dec 29, 2014 | Bloomberg

    Iran is holding a funeral today for a senior military officer who was killed while assisting Iraqi forces battling Islamic State militants. Brigadier General Hamid Taghavi was killed in the city of Samarra, north of the Iraqi capital, the Revolutionary Guard Corps said in a statement published yesterday.

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