Thursday, February 2, 2023


Deadly quake hits Iranian city of Khoy, northwestern Iran

A powerful earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale has jolted the city of Khoy in Iran’s West Azerbaijan Province and surrounding areas.

One killed in shooting at Azeri embassy in Iran; assailant detained

A guard is killed in an armed attack by an individual on Azerbaijan Republic's embassy in Iran’s capital, Tehran.

200 people injured, 500 homes damaged as magnitude 5.4 quake jolts NW Iran

Officials say at least 200 people have been injured and around 500 homes sustained damage in a magnitude 5.8 earthquake that struck an area near the city of Khoy in Iran’s northwestern province of West Azarbaijan.

Magnitude 5.4 quake strikes Khoy in NW Iran, dozens injured

A 5.4 magnitude earthquake has shaken an area 9 kilometers away from the northwestern Iranian city of Khoy, West Azerbaijan Province leaving dozens dead.

Relief aid provided to over 10k caught in snow across Iran: Official

Iranian officials say relief workers rush to the aid of more than 10,000 people caught in blizzard and heavy snow blocking roads in different parts of the country over the past days.

Fire kills worker in Iranian gas refinery

A pentane pipeline has caught fire in Iran’s Bidboland Gas Refinery in the country’s south, killing one person.

One dead in shooting at an oil and gas company in southwest Iran

One person has been killed and two others have sustained injuries in a shooting incident at an oil and gas company in Iran’s southwestern province of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province.

One dead as scuffles break out in prison facility near Iran capital

A spate of scuffles breaks out among prisoners at a detention facility in the city of Karaj, located northwest of the capital, Tehran, leaving one inmate dead, Iranian officials say.

21 people convicted in connection of Iran’s Metropol Building collapse

A judicial official in Iran’s Khuzestan Province says verdicts have been issued for 21 defendants in the collapse the Metropol Building in the southern city of Abadan six months ago.

Embassy: 5 Iranians dead in Halloween crush in Seoul

The Iranian embassy in Seoul has confirmed the deaths of five Iranians in the Halloween stampede in the South Korean capital of Seoul.

Abadan’s Metropol remains collapse; one killed, two injured

One person was killed and two were injured on Wednesday after another part of the Metropol building in southwestern Iranian city of Abadan collapsed, media reported.

Four die in blast at oxygen generating factory in southeast Iran

Four people have lost their lives in an explosion that ripped through a factory generating oxygen for medical purposes near the southwestern city of Ahvaz.

‘Shower-averse’ man dies in Iran after bath

Amoo Haji had managed to go without a shower for fifty years. Once, when fellow villagers in Dezhgah, in Iran’s Fars Province, attempted to throw him a good old bath and were taking him almost discreetly to a nearby river, he jumped out of the car as soon as he found out about their intentions.

Iranian soldier killed in clash with thugs in east

An Iranian Army conscript was killed on Friday afternoon in a clash with armed thugs in the eastern city of Taybad bordering Afghanistan, the governor of the city announced.

Traffic police officer gunned down in southeast Iran 

A traffic police officer has been shot and killed by unknown gunmen in southeastern Iran.

Iranian Judiciary Chief calls fire in Tehran’s Evin Prison “crime by enemy’s agents”

Iranian Judiciary Chief Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejei says the fire that on Saturday broke out in Tehran’s Evin Prison was a “crime committed by the enemy’s agents”.

Iran’s Judiciary: Evin prison blaze death toll rises to 8

Four more inmates have succumbed to their injuries sustained after a fire incident on Saturday night in Evin prison in the Iranian capital Tehran, raising the death toll to eight, Iran’s Judiciary announced on Monday.

Iran’s Judiciary: 4 dead, dozens injured in Evin prison fire incident

A brawl and an ensuing fire that broke out in Evin prison in the Iranian capital Tehran on Saturday has left at least four inmates dead and 61 more injured due to smoke inhalation, according to Iran’s Judiciary.

Officials say situation ‘under control’ at Tehran’s Evin prison, 8 injured

The situation is under control at Evin prison in the Iranian capital Tehran after a brawl and an ensuing fire broke out in one of the wards on Saturday evening, the Iranian Judiciary’s media center reported.

Riot in northern Iranian prison leaves deaths

The prosecutor general of the northern Iranian province of Guilan has confirmed clashes in one of the sections of Lakan prison saying some of the injured have lost their lives because other prisoners prevented medical access to them.

Official: 19-member commission backs report on Mahsa Amini’s death

The final report of the probe into the death of a young Iranian woman who died in police custody nearly three weeks ago in the capital Tehran was confirmed by Iran’s Legal Medicine Organization after supervision by 19 medical experts, the head of the organization said.

Iran’s coroner: Mahsa Amini died of illness, not from blows to body

Iran’s forensic organization says the death of the young Iranian woman Mahsa Amini in police custody was caused by underlying condition, and not by beating or blows to her body, confirming the police account of the incident.

Assilant attacks Iran embassy in Denmark

An assailant armed with cold weapons enters illegally the parameters of the Iranian embassy in Denmark causing damage to the embassy cars. The asssult took place on Friday morning.

Update: Over 1100 wounded in tremor in northwest Iran

The number of the wounded in Wednesday’s earthquake that jolted the northwestern Iranian city of Khoy in West Azarbaijan Province has risen to more than 1100 people, according to new official figures on Thursday.

Hundreds injured in quake in northwestern Iran

A 5.4 earthquake on the Richter scale hit the northwestern Iranian city of Khoy in West Azarbaijan Province, leaving nearly 500 people injured, according to reports.

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