Hour-al-Azim

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  • Wetlands reduce flood devastation to a third 2019-04-23 22:11

    Wetlands reduce flood devastation to a third

    TEHRAN – Wetlands played an important role in minimizing destructive effects of flood which has recently hit many provinces across the country, deputy chief for natural environment and biodiversity directorate at the Department of Environment (DOE) has stated.

  • ‘Oil Ministry’s blockage of water to Hour al-Azim a big lie’ 2019-04-13 08:34

    ‘Oil Ministry’s blockage of water to Hour al-Azim a big lie’

    TEHRAN — Preventing flood water from entering Hour al-Azim wetland by the Oil Ministry is a “big lie”, Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh has said, IRNA news agency reported on Friday.

  • Water flow in Hour al-Azim wetland contains SDSs: official 2019-02-20 10:42

    Water flow in Hour al-Azim wetland contains SDSs: official

    TEHRAN – Hour al-Azim wetland being filled with water after recent above normal rainfalls and receiving amounts of its water right, has contained sand and dust storms (SDSs) haunting the southwestern Khuzestan province, director for wetlands ecosystem office of the Department of Environment (DOE) has said.

  • Migratory birds return to Hour al-Azim wetland 2018-12-27 10:15

    Migratory birds return to Hour al-Azim wetland

    TEHRAN – Hour al-Azim wetland has been suffering water scarcity in recent years, which posed a threat to bird migration, while recent autumnal rainfall led to migratory birds flying over the area again to stay in the cold season.

  • Hour al-Azim still on fire, belching acrid smoke into Khuzestan sky 2018-09-11 17:33

    Hour al-Azim still on fire, belching acrid smoke into Khuzestan sky

    TEHRAN — It’s been over 65 days since Hour al-Azim wetland, a transboundary body of water shared between Iran and Iraq, has erupted in raging fire and now large amounts of acrid smoke is being spread in the cities of Abadan and Khorramshahr in southern parts of Khuzestan province.

  • Photo depicts migratory birds in Hour-al Azim wetland taken in January 2017 (IRNA/ Mohammad Reza Khabbazan) 2018-09-08 00:34

    Hour al-Azim wetland wildfire threatens bird migration

    TEHRAN — Should the wildfire in Hour al-Azim wetland continues throughout autumn it would become a threat to bird migration in the area, head of Khuzestan province’s department of environment has said.

  • Foreign Ministry to follow up on Hour al-Azim wetland wildfire 2018-08-27 09:31

    Foreign Ministry to follow up on Hour al-Azim wetland wildfire

    TEHRAN – While wildfire has been hitting the Iraqi part of Hour al-Azim, a transboundary body of water shared between Iran and Iraq, since July 2, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has entrusted the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to pursue negotiations on fire operations, chief of Khuzestan province’s department of environment has said.

  • Iran stops fire operation in Hour al-Azim amid Iraq’s no move 2018-08-15 17:01

    Iran stops fire operation in Hour al-Azim amid Iraq’s no move

    TEHRAN — While Hour al-Azim, a transboundary body of water shared between Iran and Iraq, has been burning in fire originated mainly in the Iraqi part of the wetland since July 2, the Iraqi government seems to be reluctant to make any moves to put out the fire.

  • Raging fire burns 23,000 ha of Hour al-Azim wetland 2018-08-04 15:50

    Raging fire burns 23,000 ha of Hour al-Azim wetland

    TEHRAN — The raging wildfire which started in early July at Hour al-Azim wetland, southwestern Iran, has so far burnt around 23,000 hectares of the wetland, Ahmadreza Lahijanzadeh, chief of Khuzestan province’s department of environment has said.

  • Iran dispatches aircrafts to contain wildfire in Hour al-Azim 2018-07-19 09:30

    Iran dispatches aircrafts to contain Hour al-Azim wildfire

    TEHRAN – The National Disaster Management Organization of Iran has sent aircrafts to extinguish the wildfire hitting the Iraqi part of Hour al-Azim wetland.

  • Add insult to injury: Hour al-Azim wildfire is still haunting Khuzestan 2018-07-16 09:09

    Add insult to injury: Hour al-Azim wildfire is still haunting Khuzestan

    TEHRAN — While the southwestern province of Khuzestan is a victim of recurrent sand and dust storms, smoke rising from a wildfire in Hour al-Azim wetland, which has lasted for almost two weeks now, is adding insult to injury.

  • Recurrent dust storms, public utility outage provoked protests in Ahwaz 2017-02-16 20:38

    Dust storm, public utility outage spark protests in Ahwaz

    TEHRAN — Recurrent periods of suffocating dust storms, lately accompanied by crippling power and water supply cuts, have provoked public protests in the city of Ahwaz, southwestern province of Khuzestan.

  • Sandstorm in Khuzestan 2017-01-31 18:05

    Rouhani tasks agriculture, foreign ministries to fight duststorm

    TEHRAN — President Hassan Rouhani has tasked agriculture and foreign ministries with taking measures to fight duststorm ravaging the southwestern province of Khuzestan, the chief of the Department of Environment has said.

  • Shadegan International Wetlands, Khuzestan Province, are a series of Ramsar wetlands. The ponds and surrounding marshes are fed by the Karun River and are connected to the Persian Gulf. 2017-01-29 18:25

    Iran to mark World’s Wetland Day in duststorm-stricken Khuzestan

    TEHRAN — Iran will mark World’s Wetland Day, February 2, in the proximity of Hour-al-Azim and Shadegan wetlands, southwestern province of Khuzestan battered by ferocious sandstorms year-round.