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Nation 12 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Money means nothing to brothers

The Dashty brothers #8211; Seyed Mahmood, Seyed Sadaghe and Seyed Ali #8211; had it made. They had 100,000 date trees and raked in about RM2.5mil each year from the sweet fruit, which Bam is renowned for.

Nation 10 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Mercy Malaysia team kept busy

The field hospital in Baravat operated by Mercy Malaysia and Iranian medical officers saw its first death on Thursday.

Nation 09 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Engineer: Bam quake unexpected

An earthquake of the magnitude that hit this ancient Silk Road City on Dec 26 was never expected as the area is known for its moderate seismic activity.

Nation 08 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

‘Monkey King’ rises to aid of quake victims

It is surely no monkey business for Iranian-born Ghaffar Pourazar when he takes to the stage in March as the Chinese mythical character, the Monkey King.

Nation 07 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Doc: It’s punishment from God

b>Joseph Raj reporting from Iran./b>

AseanPlus News 06 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Iran leaders to consider shifting the capital

B>TEHERAN:/BIran's top national security agency will this week 'seriously' examine proposals to shift the Islamic republic's political capital out of quake-prone Teheran following the devastating earthquake in the southeast of the country, state television reported yesterday.

AseanPlus News 05 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Victim asks for tea after eight days under rubble

B>BAM (Iran):/BAfter eight days and nights trapped under the rubble of her earthquake-hit home here, the first request of a 97-year-old woman found by Red Crescent workers was for a cup of tea, aid staff said yesterday.

Nation 05 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Enough pain to last a lifetime, says volunteer

Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS) volunteer Nasir Khan Abdul Rahman spent the last two days of 2003 in earthquake-devastated Bam and said he had seen enough suffering there to last him a lifetime.

Nation 03 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Showering the quake victims with kindness

It is often said that one's true nature is revealed during moments of adversity. For the people of Iran, such a moment was the earthquake that levelled 80% of the ancient city of Bam on Dec 26 and left some 30,000 dead. The outpouring of grief was evident in people from all walks of life.

AseanPlus News 03 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Man killed as quake hits Bali, Lombok

B>DENPASAR/B>: A powerful earthquake rocked the holiday islands of Bali and Lombok early Friday, killing an elderly man, injuring at least 12 others and damaging hundreds of buildings.