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