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Iran hits out at US as virus death toll passes 3,000

Tehran - Iran's death toll from the coronavirus has passed 3,000, the health ministry said on Wednesday, as President Hassan Rouhani accused Washington of missing a "historic opportunity" to lift sanctions.

Iran reports 141 new virus deaths, raising total to 2,898

Tehran - Iran said Tuesday 141 more people have died from the novel coronavirus, raising the official toll in one of the world's worst-affected countries to 2,898.

Op-Ed: Pentagon plans massive attacks on Iraqi pro-Iranian militias

Last week in the US, the Pentagon issued a secret directive that asked US military commanders in Iraq to plan a huge campaign against Iraqi Shi'ite militias with the plan of wiping out some at least.

Iran coronavirus death toll tops 2,500: ministry

Tehran - Iran announced Saturday that 139 more people had died from the novel coronavirus, raising the official death toll to 2,517 in one of the world's worst-affected countries.

Iran says missing ex-FBI agent left country 'years ago'

Tehran - Iran implicitly denied Thursday that a missing former FBI agent had died in its custody as his family claims, restating its longstanding position that he left the Islamic republic "years ago".

Op-Ed: US & UAE held wargames against Iran in Abu Dhabi despite pandemic

A number of planned wargames have been delayed because of fears they would help spread the coronavirus. However, the US and United Arab Emirates (UAE) carried on the biennial Native Fury to send a message to Iran.

Iran rejects help from 'foreign forces' as virus deaths near 2,000

Tehran - A senior Iranian official Tuesday ruled out help from "foreign forces" to deal with the coronavirus epidemic after an offer from a France-based medical charity, as the country's death toll from the illness neared 2,000.

Op-Ed: US refuses Iran's request to reduce sanctions due to corona virus

US hostility toward Iran is so deeply ingrained in US policy, that the US refuses to even consider reducing sanctions on the country to help alleviate effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

Iran frees French researcher in apparent prisoner swap

- President Emmanuel Macron announced Saturday that Iran has freed a French researcher imprisoned in the Islamic republic after France released an Iranian threatened with extradition to the US.

Iran in record virus deaths as calls mount for stricter curbs

Tehran - Iran on Thursday announced 149 new deaths in 24 hours from the novel coronavirus -- one every 10 minutes -- as calls mounted for the government to take stricter measures against the disease.

Iran says 149 new coronavirus deaths, toll reaches 1,284

Tehran - Iranian authorities on Thursday announced 149 new deaths from the novel coronavirus, raising the toll to 1,284 in a country that is one of the worst hit by the pandemic.

103-year-old Iran woman survives coronavirus: report

Tehran - A 103-year-old woman in Iran has recovered after being infected with the new coronavirus, state media reported, despite overwhelming evidence the elderly are most at risk from the disease.

Iran closes key religious sites as virus death toll hits 853

Tehran - Iran on Monday closed four key Shiite pilgrimage sites to stop a coronavirus outbreak that has killed over 850 people out of nearly 15,000 cases recorded in the Islamic republic.

Iran reports 97 new virus deaths, taking total to 611

Tehran - Iran said on Saturday that the novel coronavirus has claimed 97 more lives, raising the country's total to 611, as the number of confirmed cases jumped again.

Iran to clear streets, check everyone for coronavirus

Tehran - Iranian forces will clear the streets nationwide within 24 hours and all citizens will be checked for the new coronavirus in a bid to halt its spread, the military said Friday.

Iran announces 63 new virus deaths, taking total to 354

Tehran - Iran on Wednesday reported 63 new deaths from the novel coronavirus, the highest single-day toll in the three weeks since the Islamic republic announced the first deaths from the outbreak.

WHO medics, aid flown into Iran as virus toll jumps to 66

Tehran - A plane carrying UN medical experts and aid touched down Monday in Iran on a mission to help it tackle the world's second-deadliest outbreak of coronavirus as European powers said they would send further help.

Hospitalised French-Iranian researcher back in jail

Tehran - A French-Iranian academic jailed since June, Fariba Adelkhah, has returned to her Tehran prison cell after being hospitalised, her lawyer said Saturday, voicing concern over the health of inmates due to the spread of the new coronavirus in the country....

Iran reports new surge in coronavirus cases

Tehran - Iran on Saturday reported a surge in new coronavirus cases as the number of deaths jumped to 43, but it dismissed as "rumours" a report the real toll was much higher.

Iran reports 8 new coronavirus deaths, raising toll to 34

Tehran - Iran on Friday reported eight new deaths from coronavirus, raising its toll to 34, as the number of infections jumped again in the Islamic republic, one of the worst-hit countries.
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