Turkey-Syria earthquake: Death toll crosses 4,800 with rescue operations in full swing

Rescue and relief operations are in full swing in Turkey and Syria with the death toll from Monday’s devastating earthquake crossing the 4,800 mark in the two countries and raising the ominous specter of a humanitarian catastrophe in the region. Authorities in Turkey on Tuesday morning confirmed the deaths of at least 3,381 people and …

Read More »

1,000+ killed, infrastructure and historic sites damaged: What is known about horrific quakes in Türkiye and Syria

On Monday morning, a powerful earthquake struck in southern Türkiye, causing significant destruction across the country and in neighboring Syria. Over a thousand people were reported killed, as buildings collapsed and infrastructure was damaged on both sides of the border. Here is what is known about the disaster so far. …

Read More »

Ayatollah Khamenei pardons, commutes sentences of large number of those arrested during Iran’s deadly unrest

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has pardoned or commuted the sentences of a large number of Iranian prisoners arrested during the recent riots in the country. The Leader on Sunday agreed to a request by Iran’s Judiciary Chief Gholamhossein Mohseni-Ejei to pardon or reduce the sentences of …

Read More »