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Iran earthquake death toll exceeds 500

At least 530 people have been killed by a strong earthquake in western Iran, the country's media reported. According to the Mehr news agency, 7,500 people suffered injuries. A strong earthquake hit the Iran-Iraq border …

 Rouhani visits quake-hit city in western Iran

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani visited the earthquake-stricken city of Sar-e Pol-e Zahab in the western province of Kermanshah to directly monitor rescue efforts. Rouhani said state-built houses suffered more …

 Around 12,000 homes destroyed by Iran earthquake

About 12,000 houses were destroyed by  earthquake in western Iran, the head of Relief and Rescue Organization of the Red Crescent Society Morteza Salimi said. The head of Cultural Heritage, Handcrafts and Tourism …

Barbie reveals first hijab-wearing doll (VIDEO)

The maker of the world famous Barbie doll has revealed plans to sell a doll modelled on an Olympic fencer in the US who competed while wearing a hijab. The doll, part of the toymaker’s 'Sheroes' collection, is dressed in …

Protesting students declare hunger strike in Yerevan

Five of the Yerevan university students, who have refused to attend classes in protest of the bill that curtails the right of military deferment in Armenia, have declared a hunger strike, 'For the Development of Science' initiative member …

Storm injures dozens of people in Turkey's Antalya

More than twenty people were injured in a heavy storm in Turkey's Antalya, the administration of the province said in a message. Several amounts of agricultural fields, greenhouses, houses and vehicles on seaside were damaged …

 Iran declares three days mourning after earthquake

The governor’s office of Iran’s Kermanshah province announced that it has declared three days of mourning in the province, the most heavily affected area by Sunday’s earthquake. At least 445 people were killed and more …

Death toll of Iran-Iraq earthquake rises to 339

A powerful magnitude-7.3 earthquake has rocked the northern border region between Iran and Iraq, killing 339 people and injuring thousands more. At least 339 people were killed and 2530 injured in Iran and Iraq in a powerful earthquake …