Iran had a moderate sized earthquake that destroyed 200 villages. North Korea's sitting dictator, who has no clear successor, appears to have had a serious stroke. And, hell, what day in Iraq isn't a bad one?
The term "Axis of Evil" for three countries with little in common was, and is, foolish. The coincidence of events is just that, a coincidence. But, both the events in Iran and the events in North Korea could change the nature of both of these countries internationally. So, they are both worth noting.