» 11/13/2017, 09.28
IRAN - IRAQ
Earthquake on Iran-Iraq border: at least 211 dead and thousands injured
Red Crescent: More than 70,000 people need shelter. In Iran, most of the damage and the victims, 15 km from the border. In Iraq, the biggest damage to the autonomous region of Kurdistan.
14/11/2017 10:27:00 IRAN - IRAQ
Toll of earthquake victims rises, thousands in the cold. The Pope's condolences
Prayers for the victims and those who have lost their loved ones. "Consolation and strength" to the authorities involved in rescue operations. In Iran, there are over 450 dead and 7,000 injured. Thousands spent the night in the frost.
01/12/2017 09:16:00 IRAN
Iran, new magnitude 6 earthquake: rescue in action
The earthquake developed 58km north-east of Kerman at 6.32 local time. Ten minutes later there was a second magnitude 5 shock. Over 800,000 people live in the area. At the moment there is no news of serious damage or casualties. Local sources: Many villages destroyed.
15/11/2017 19:16:00 IRAN
As expression of solidarity pour in for earthquake victims, questions are raised about construction standards
The number of victims keeps rising, topping 530. Rouhani pledges immediate action. Expressions of solidarity pour in from around the world. Doubts are emerging about the quality of the buildings constructed under Ahmadinejad's government. Since 1990, almost 100,000 people have died in earthquakes.
Archbishop Sako: in Kirkuk, "shameful" acts against the country's "fragile" recovery
The archbishop of Kirkuk expresses the condemnation by political and religious leaders over the attack yesterday morning, which caused the death of 28 people. The attack struck a crowd demonstrating against the new electoral law. Political and economic interests are undermining the stability of Iraqi Kurdistan.
Quake survivors protest as they wait for aid
The quake killed at least 420 people injuring another 900. Caritas Iran is ready to bring assistance, but Tehran turns down foreign aid.
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