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Syria and Qatar report their first coronavirus deaths, while Iranian authorities hunt for dozens of escaped prisoners in today's coronavirus roundup.

Iran's supreme leader accused foreign media of trying to use the outbreak to sabotage the country's general election.

Is this Iran's 'Chernobyl moment'?

Arash Azizi

Is this Iran's 'Chernobyl moment'?

Comment: Arash Azizi asks if the Iranian regime's crisis of competence will bring it down.

What does Avicenna offer today's Iranians?

Austin Bodetti

What does Avicenna offer today's Iranians?

Feature: The legacy of the medieval polymath Avicenna has offered Iranians an opportunity to engage with the intersection of their Islamic and ...

Iranian General Soleimani tells Trump Tehran 'ready' for war

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Iranian General Soleimani tells Trump Tehran 'ready' for war

Responding to Trump's all-caps Twitter threat, Qassem Soleimani warned that should Washington start a war, Iran would be the one to end it.

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Iran protests: Head of Guards announces 'end of sedition'

The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards declared the "end of the sedition" on Wednesday amid pro-government rallies which followed six days of unrest.

The New Arab & agencies

Iran mobilises supporters for pro-government rallies

Iran's pre-planned rallies came just days after anti-government protests, which have spread across the country.

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Lionel Messi lookalike brings Iranian city to a standstill

An Iranian student who bears an uncanny resemblance to Argentine football star Lionel Messi brought the ancient city of Hamedan to a ...

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Iran: 'Show off' Russia will no longer use airbases

Video: Iran has said that Russian air raids on Syria from one of its airbases had ended for now, shortly after accusing Moscow of "showing off".

Russian long-range bombers strike Syrian insurgents out of Iran

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Russian long-range bombers strike Syrian insurgents out of Iran

Video: Russian warplanes for the first time flew out from an Iranian air base on Tuesday to carry out air raids in war-torn Syria.

Farah al-Zaman Shawki

Iran's casualties in Syria: Senior commanders and Afghan militiamen

Analysis: As Iranian involvement in Syria appears to escalate, Farah al-Zaman Shawki tallies reports of Iranian casualties from Tehran's news ...

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