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Iran fighting ‘smart economic war’—Ahmadinejad

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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. AFP FILE PHOTO

Iran is engaged in a “smart economic war” with Western powers whose sanctions against its nuclear programme are hurting some Iranians, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Saturday.

Posted: December 23rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Rescuers dig for survivors after quakes kill 250 in Iran

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Iranians search for survivors under the rubble of houses in the town of Varzaqan some 60 kms northeast of Tabriz after twin earthquakes hit northwestern Iran on August 11, 2012. Twin devastating earthquakes in northwest Iran killed around 180 people and injured thousands, according to varying tolls given by government officials to the Fars news agency. AFP/MEHR NEWS/MAHSA JAMALI

Grieving women wailed over dozens of bodies of dead relatives and men armed with shovels dug frantically for survivors on Sunday, in the wake of twin earthquakes in northwest Iran that killed at least 250 people and injured 2,000.

Posted: August 12th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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