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2008-09-10 12:00:17

Four people died as a strong 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck Iran Wednesday near the southern port city of Bandar Abbas, state media said. State-owned Press TV said local officials in Iran's Hormozgan Province described the quake as demolishing nearly 200 villages, killing at least four people and injuring 26 others, adding that rescue teams have been dispatched to the area. The Gulf island of Qeshm bore most of the casualties, sources told the BBC, which reported the injured were being...

2006-07-03 09:19:12

By Stefano Ambrogi LONDON (Reuters) - The United States would ensure the free flow of oil and trade through the Strait of Hormuz if passage was threatened, its top navy commander in the Gulf told Reuters on Monday. Iran has a commanding position on the Strait of Hormuz, a strategic channel at the mouth of the Gulf that is a conduit for close to two-fifths of globally traded oil. "What you are looking for here is confidence and relying on us to provide clearance of the straits, to...

2006-06-29 04:40:00

TEHRAN (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 5.4 struck the southern Iranian province of Hormuzgan, but there were no immediate reports of casualties, the semi-official Fars news agency said on Thursday. The quake hit the Gulf island of Qeshm off Hormuzgan's south coast at 11:32 p.m. (2002 GMT) on Wednesday. The full extent of the damage was not immediately known. "Rescue teams had been sent to the area," a spokesman for Hormuzgan's Red Crescent aid network told Reuters, adding that he did...

2006-06-03 08:32:18

TEHRAN (Reuters) - An earthquake on an island off Iran's southern coast killed two people and injured several others on Saturday, an official and state media said. The 5.2 magnitude quake struck at 10:45 a.m. (0715 GMT). The full extent of the damage was not immediately known. "A four-year-old girl has been killed in Ramkan village on Qeshm island and several people were injured (in the village of) Zirang," said Hamid Gholampour, an emergency official in the southern province of...

2006-06-03 06:41:22

TEHRAN (Reuters) - An earthquake on an island off Iran's southern coast killed a young girl and injured several other people on Saturday, an official said. The 5.2 magnitude struck at 10:45 a.m. (0715 GMT). The full extent of the damage was not yet known. "A four-year-old girl has been killed in Ramkan village on Qeshm island and several people were injured (in the village of) Zirang," said Hamid Gholampour, an emergency official in the southern province of Hormuzgan. A spokeswoman...

2006-04-03 11:44:46

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran test fired a new torpedo in the Strait of Hormuz off its south coast, the world's main nexus for shipping oil, state television reported on Monday. Iran rarely gives enough details of its military hardware for analysts to determine whether Tehran is making genuine advances or simply producing defiant propaganda while pressure ratchets up on its nuclear program. Although Iran can draw on huge manpower, its naval and air force technology is largely dismissed as...

2006-04-03 10:33:36

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran test fired a new torpedo in the Strait of Hormuz off its south coast, the world's main nexus for shipping oil, state television reported on Monday. Iran rarely gives enough details of its military hardware for analysts to determine whether Tehran is making genuine advances or simply producing defiant propaganda while pressure ratchets up on its nuclear program. Although Iran can draw on huge manpower, its naval and air force technology is largely dismissed as...

2005-11-27 12:53:16

By Alireza Ronaghi TEHRAN (Reuters) - Ten people were killed and 50 injured when an earthquake razed mud-brick villages on the Gulf island of Qeshm off Iran's south coast on Sunday, officials and state media said. Iran's official news agency IRNA said the quake, with a magnitude of 5.9, shook southern Iran for about 10 to 15 seconds at 1:53 P.M. (10:23 a.m. GMT). Tahereh Irankhah, a volunteer with the Red Crescent in Qeshm, said the main hospital on the island was struggling to...

2005-11-27 11:25:53

By Alireza Ronaghi TEHRAN (Reuters) - Ten people were killed and some 50 injured when an earthquake razed mud-brick villages on the Gulf island of Qeshm off Iran's south coast on Sunday, officials and state media said. Iran's official news agency IRNA said the quake, with a magnitude of 5.9, shook southern Iran for about 10 to 15 seconds at 1:53 P.M. (10:23 GMT). Tahereh Irankhah, a volunteer with the Red Crescent in Qeshm, said the main hospital on the island was struggling to...


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Persian Gulf
2013-04-18 13:55:23

The Persian Gulf is located in the western part of Asia between Iran and the Arabian Peninsula. It’s an addition to the Indian Ocean. The Gulf was the focal point of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq War, which each side assaulted the other’s oil tankers. In the year 1991, the Persian Gulf again was the background for what was known as the “Persian Gulf War” or otherwise known as the “Gulf War”, despite the fact that this disagreement was mainly a land conflict, when Iraq raided Kuwait...

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