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World Oct 18UN arms embargoes on Iran expire despite US objections
A decade-long U.N. arms embargo on Iran that barred it from purchasing foreign weapons like tanks and fighter jets expired Sunday as planned under its nuclear deal with world powers, despite objections from the United States, which insists the ban…
World Aug 19Iran surpasses 20,000 confirmed deaths from the coronavirus
The announcement came as the Islamic Republic, which has been struggling with both the region's largest outbreak and the highest number of fatalities, went ahead with university entrance exams for over 1 million students.
World Jul 24Iran slams interception by U.S. jet over Syria as ‘illegal’
Iranian officials have slammed the interception of an Iranian passenger plane by a U.S. fighter jet over Syria as “illegal,” threatening action against Washington over the incident.
Politics Jun 29Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump, Interpol rejects
The prosecutor said Iran had asked Interpol to issue a "red notice" for Trump and 35 others. Interpol later said it wouldn't consider Iran's request, meaning Trump faces no danger of arrest.
Health May 21Iran says 10,000 medics infected as virus fears rise in Mideast
Iranian news outlets say the coronavirus has infected more than 10,000 health care workers in the country, which is battling the deadliest outbreak in the Middle East.
Arts May 05Coronavirus returns long-banned drive-in movies to Iran
The new coronavirus pandemic has brought back something unseen in Iran since its 1979 Islamic Revolution: a drive-in movie theater.
World Mar 27In Iran, false belief a poison fights virus kills hundreds
Standing over the still body of an intubated 5-year-old boy wearing nothing but a plastic diaper, an Iranian health care worker in a hazmat suit and mask begged the public for just one thing: Stop drinking industrial alcohol over fears…
Health Mar 18Iran reports single biggest jump in coronavirus as 147 more die
It marks the biggest 24-hour rise in deaths since officials first acknowledged cases of the virus in Iran in mid-February.
Health Mar 15Iran reports 113 new virus deaths as concerns mount
An Iranian official has acknowledged that the coronavirus pandemic could overwhelm health facilities in his country, which is battling the worst outbreak in the Middle East while under heavy U.S. sanctions.
World Mar 12Iran asks for billions in loans as virus death toll climbs
Iran asked the International Monetary Fund for a $5 billion loan to fight the coronavirus, the first time since the 1979 Islamic Revolution that it has sought such assistance, in a staggering admission of how fragile its economy has become…