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World Apr 22Iran Guard reveals secret space program in satellite launch
Iran’s Revolutionary Guard launched its first satellite into space Wednesday, dramatically revealing what experts described as a secret military space program that could advance its ballistic missile development amid wider tensions between the Islamic Republic and the U.S.
World Apr 19Iran’s Guard acknowledges encounter with US during a drill
Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard acknowledged Sunday it had a tense encounter with U.S. warships in the Persian Gulf last week, but alleged without offering evidence that American forces sparked the incident.
World Apr 11Iran begins lifting restrictions after brief virus lockdown
Iran began reopening government offices Saturday after a brief nationwide lockdown to help contain the worst coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East, which has killed more than 4,300 people in the country.
World Mar 29Iran defends its virus response, citing economic concerns
TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s president on Sunday lashed out at criticism of the country’s lagging response to the worst coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East, saying the government has to weigh economic concerns as it takes measures to contain the…
Health Mar 16Virus toll in Iran rises as lockdowns deepen across Middle East
The divergent approaches adopted by local authorities reflect continued uncertainty over how to slow the spread of a virus that has infected around 170,000 people worldwide and caused more than 6,500 deaths.
World Mar 04Virus halts pilgrimages to Mecca, Friday prayers in Iran
The coronavirus outbreak is disrupting Islamic worship in the Middle East. Saudi Arabia banned its citizens and other residents of the kingdom from performing the pilgrimage in Mecca and Iran canceled Friday prayers in major cities. The decisions affected both…
World Mar 03Iran orders armed forces to help with novel coronavirus after 77 deaths
Iran's outbreak is the deadliest outside of China.
World Feb 09Iran again fails to put satellite into orbit amid US worries
An Iranian rocket failed to put a satellite into orbit on Sunday, state television reported, the latest setback for a program the U.S. claims helps Tehran advance its ballistic missile program.
World Feb 04Iran plans to execute man convicted of spying for CIA
Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili identified the purported spy as Amir Rahimpour and said he would be executed soon. Esmaili did not elaborate on what Rahimpour was accused of doing, nor on his age or background.
World Jan 17Amid month of turmoil, Iran’s supreme leader says country won’t bow to U.S.
Iran's supreme leader lashed out at Western countries as he led Friday prayers in Tehran for the first time in eight years.