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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.
World Jan 09Iran sends mixed signals as tensions with the U.S. ease
President Hassan Rouhani warned of a “very dangerous response” if the U.S. makes “another mistake” and a senior commander vowing “harsher revenge" for the killing of a top Iranian general.
World Jan 09Iran says Ukrainian plane was on fire and tried to turn back
The Iranian report suggests that a sudden emergency struck the Boeing 737 operated by Ukrainian International Airlines that crashed just minutes after taking off from Imam Khomeini International Airport in Tehran.
World Jan 07Iran strikes back at U.S. with missile attack at bases in Iraq
According to State TV, Iran has launched “tens” of surface-to-surface missiles at Iraq’s Ain Assad air base housing U.S. troops over America’s killing of a top Iranian general.
World Jan 07Stampede kills 40 at funeral for Iranian general slain by U.S.
The stampede took place in Kerman, the hometown of Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani, as the procession began, said the semi-official Fars and ISNA news agencies, citing Pirhossein Koulivand, head of Iran’s emergency medical services.