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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.

W.House says ex-FBI agent may be dead; Iran says left 'years ago'

Washington - The White House said Thursday that a missing former FBI agent may have died in Iran, acknowledging his family's conclusions, but Tehran said he had left the country years ago.

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".

Ex-FBI agent missing for 13 years died in Iran custody, family says

Washington - A former FBI agent who mysteriously vanished in 2007 died in Iranian custody, his family concluded Wednesday, saying US intelligence had made them give up 13 years of hope.

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.

Pompeo says Iran supreme leader 'lies' over virus

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday accused Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei of lying about the coronavirus pandemic as the Supreme Leader rejected US assistance for his hard-hit country.

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.

Pakistani pilgrims decry squalid coronavirus quarantine camp

Lahore - Hundreds of Pakistanis who returned home from a pilgrimage to Iran are stuck in filthy coronavirus quarantine camps with limited medical care, and fear squalid conditions are helping spread 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.

US sees new pressure point as coronavirus hits Iran

Washington - After months of piling pressure on Tehran, the United States is seeing an unexpected new variable -- the novel coronavirus, which has taken a substantial toll not just on Iran but inside its government.

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.

In Albania, Iranian dissidents plot a revolution

Man - In a gleaming compound built from scratch on an Albanian hillside, thousands of Iranians dedicate their waking hours to toppling the regime in Tehran 3,000 kilometres away. They believe the end of their exile is near.

US Congress votes to restrain Trump on Iran

Washington - The US Congress on Wednesday gave its final approval to a bid to restrain President Donald Trump from attacking Iran, a sign of lawmakers' alarm after soaring tensions.

Iran agrees to hand over downed jet's black boxes to Ukraine

Montr - Iran pledged Wednesday at a meeting of UN civil aviation agency to hand over black boxes from downed Flight 752 to Ukraine or France for analysis -- a move welcomed by Canada and Ukraine.

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.

27 die in Iran from alcohol poisoning trying to prevent COVID-19

Ahwaz - At least 27 people have died from alcohol poisoning in the Khuzestan and Alborz provinces of Iran trying to prevent infection an of the coronavirus, Iranian news agencies reported on Monday.

Spotlight returns to Iran's nuclear programme

Vienna - Tehran's nuclear programme is back under the spotlight after the UN's nuclear watchdog revealed the extent of Iran's uranium enrichment drive and reprimanded it for denying access to two locations.

Canada urges Iran to give access to downed airliner's black boxes

Kiev - Iran must give access to the black boxes from a Ukrainian airliner shot down by an Iranian missile in early January, Canada's foreign minister said on Wednesday."We do expect and we demand...

Amnesty says Iran killed two dozen children in November crackdown

Paris - Human rights group Amnesty International on Wednesday accused the Iranian security forces of killing 23 children, mostly with live ammunition, during a November crackdown on anti-government protests.

Two detained French academics go on trial in Iran

Paris - Two French academics jailed in Iran for over half a year on national security charges went on trial Tuesday in a case that has raised tensions between Tehran and Paris.

French academics go on trial in Tehran: support group

Paris - Two French academics jailed in Iran for over half a year on national security charges went on trial Tuesday in a case that has raised tensions between Tehran and Paris, their Paris-based support group said.

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....

Jailed UK-Iranian woman fears she has coronavirus: husband

London - Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian woman jailed in Tehran, believes she has contracted the new coronavirus as Iran struggles to contain a surge in new cases, her husband said on Saturday.

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.

US has some 2,500 troops in Saudi Arabia to counter Iran

There are some 2,500 US troops back in Saudi Arabia and they are getting prepared for a long stay. As tensions with Iran increase, US troops are again deployed to Saudi Arabia, though this will give anti-US jihadist groups a good recruiting tool.
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