Tag: Iran

    Cars float on the streets: Oman and Iran covered with a powerful flood
    09 Jan 2022

    Heavy rains have caused deadly flooding in Oman and Iran. More than ten people have already become victims of the disaster, The Watchers reports. Heavy rainfall also affected the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Muscat reportedly received 110 mm of rain in just a few hours, the same as in two […]

    We are living in an age of disorder and discontent – opinion

    Let’s read the opinion written by Sir John Jenkins for Arab News. He’s a senior fellow at Policy Exchange. Until December 2017, he was the corresponding director (Middle East) at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, based in Manama, Bahrain, and was a senior fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. He was […]

    Iranian animal lovers decry plan to ban pets

    “No, my cat is not dangerous,” says Iranian animal lover Mostafa, outraged by a proposal from ultraconservative lawmakers to ban pets, Rudaw reports. The 25-year-old, who runs a pet supplies shop on busy Eskandari Street in downtown Tehran, is stunned. “Crocodiles can be called dangerous, but how can rabbits, dogs and cats be dangerous?” he […]

    We remember 2021 because of the Middle East heatwave: temperatures top 50° C in several countries
    22 Dec 2021

    Oman, Iran, Kuwait and the UAE were all affected in summer 2021, as extreme temperatures were recorded across the region. Let’s call to memory how it was, thanks to Middle East Eye. Four countries in the Middle East saw temperatures surpass 50° C amid a continuing pattern of record-breaking heat for the time of year. […]

    Climate change in the Middle East: These young activists are making a difference
    20 Dec 2021

    A Tunisian fighting plastic pollution. A young Turk, opposed to mining. And Iranians, jailed for trying to save cheetahs. The battle against the climate crisis starts here, Middle East Eye states. Greta Thunberg’s protest started small. In September 2018, hoping to push her government to take urgent action against climate change, the then-15-year-old sat outside […]

    Thousands protest in a dry riverbed in central Iran

    Thousands of Iranians gathered in a dried-up riverbed in the central city of Isfahan to protest mismanagement of water resources, state media reported. Farmers and their supporters carried signs reading “Where is my Zayandeh River?” as they stood on the cracked ground where the Zayandehrood River once flowed, next to the famous Khaju bridge, Rudaw […]

    Two Kurdish environmental activists detained in Iran: watchdog

    Two Kurdish environmental activists were arrested by Iranian security in the West Azerbaijan province after a fresh wave of arrests began in the Kurdish areas of Iran last week, a human rights watchdog said on November 18, Rudaw reports. Jahangir Saghernia and Khabat Khatial were arrested on November 17 by security forces. The two are […]

    Kurdish environmentalists release vulture back into the wild in Iran

    A Kurdish environmental organization released a vulture back into the wild on September 14, three months after it was found injured on a public street in Paveh, Kermanshah province. Zhiway Pawa Society, a local NGO for environment protection and animal rights, treated the vulture, mending its broken wings. “Some locals found the vulture on a […]

    Middle East coral reefs: How sunscreen and mass tourism are taking a toll on marine life

    Overcrowding is damaging some Red Sea and Arabian Gulf coral reefs as the struggle to balance tourism and ecology preservation falls short, Middle East Eye states. Let’s get to know more. *** “Amazing natural pools surrounded by corals, one of the best snorkeling sites in Dahab,” a 2017 Facebook review of popular snorkeling spot, Three […]

    UAE, Saudi Arabia on alert after Cyclone Shaheen hits Oman
    05 Oct 2021

    Cyclone Shaheen slammed into Oman on October 3 with ferocious winds and heavy rain, flooding streets, prompting evacuations from coastal areas and suspending some flights to and from the capital Muscat. Authorities in the United Arab Emirates have said precautionary measures are being taken and Saudi Arabia has called for caution in several regions after […]