Latest Kerman Stories

2006-05-14 04:07:52

By Alireza Ronaghi TEHRAN (Reuters) - Bandits disguised as policemen executed 12 bound men by a southern Iranian roadside and strung a wounded 12-year-old boy from an electricity pylon, state media reported on Sunday. The killings happened on the desert road between the southern cities of Kerman and Bam. Brutal bandit attacks are rare so far from Iran's lawless borders, but common along the Afghan and Pakistani frontier. The motive for the killings was unclear but the murders...

2006-02-28 04:28:00

TEHRAN (Reuters) - An earthquake measuring 5.6 to 5.8 hit the town of Orzuyieh in southeast Iran on Tuesday but there were no reports of casualties or damage, a provincial official and state media said. Orzuyieh lies in Kerman province, which is plagued by earthquakes. Some 31,000 people were killed when an earthquake razed the city of Bam, northeast of Orzuyieh in Kerman province in 2003. "It was 5.6 on the Richter scale, it was felt in the provincial capital of Kerman but it was...

Word of the Day
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.