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Iran has one of the highest rates of covid-19 in the Middle East as the country struggles under the pressure of the pandemic.

Iran announced temporary travel restrictions on five major cities as the country reached new single-day records in Covid-19 cases and deaths.

Iran coronavirus death toll hits record high

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Iran coronavirus death toll hits record high

Iran marked its highest single-day record for new deaths and infections from the coronavirus.

Iran hackers 'bypassing Whatsapp encryption' to target dissent: reports

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Iran hackers 'bypassing Whatsapp encryption' to target dissent: reports

The reports point to major technological strides for Iran's cyberespionage capabilities.

Iranian metal band escape country following 15-year prison term

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Iranian metal band escape country following 15-year prison term

All three members of the Iranian heavy metal band Arsames have managed to escape the country after being sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for ...

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Iran executes man for killing guard in 2017-18 protests

Iran executed a man convicted of killing a member of the Revolutionary Guards during deadly 2017-18 protests.

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Iran arrests 'perpetrators' of last week's protests

The protests ocurred on Thursday "with a limited number of Behbahan residents gathering and shouting norm-breaking chants."

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Iranian man executed for drinking alcohol, says rights group

A man was executed at Mashhad prison on Thursday after being convicted of drinking alcohol for the sixth time, his lawyer told a rights ...

Omid Shokri Kalehsar

China and Iran's strategic partnership: A zero sum game?

Analysis: China and Iran's bilateral relationship is gaining strategic significance.

Iran president decries reduced respect for Covid-19 rules

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Iran president decries reduced respect for Covid-19 rules

Hassan Rouhani reproached citizens for not adhering to health measures to stop the spread of Covid-19.

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Trump 'hopeful' for Iran after prisoner swap

Trump said he spoke to Michael White by phone and voiced rare appreciation for Iran, with which the United State was close to all-out war ...

US Navy veteran heads home after two-year Iran detention

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US Navy veteran heads home after two-year Iran detention

Michael White's release from Iran comes a day after Iranian scientist Cyrus Asgari returned home.

Gheyzanieh: Where oil flows, but drinking water does not

Kourosh Ziabari

Gheyzanieh: Where oil flows, but drinking water does not

Comment: For too long, Iran's leaders have neglected the oil-rich Khuzestan region, which provides an economic lifeline to the country, writes ...

Iran reopens key shrines after two-month coronavirus closure

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Iran reopens key shrines after two-month coronavirus closure

A number of Shia Muslim shrines have reopened in Iran, with worshippers allowed to enter as long as they follow measures to prevent the spread ...

Iran could have 'most infections in world', reports claims

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Iran could have 'most infections in world', reports claims

The 46-page report by Iran's parliament research center, published online, carries the weight of being written by nonpartisan experts within the ...

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Iran allows small businesses to reopen as economy falters

The Iranian government allowed small businesses outside Tehran to reopen, arguing that economic sanctions meant that the country couldn’t stay in full lockdown despite the threat of coronavirus

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Ex-soldier freed by Iran fears coronavirus, demands US transfer

US veteran Michael White, who has cancer, was temporarily freed from Iranian prison but demands to be transferred to the US on humanitarian ...

The New Arab & agencies

US hails release of citizens in Iran and Lebanon

The US hailed the release of jailed citizens in Iran and Lebanon.

Arash Azizi

Iran sanctions put us all at risk during coronavirus

Comment: The disastrous coronavirus outbreak in Iran shows two things: the need for reform, and the dangers of state collapse, writes Arash ...

Millions could die of coronavirus in Iran, researchers warn

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Millions could die of coronavirus in Iran, researchers warn

Millions could perish from coronavirus in Iran in the coming months, researchers have warned.

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Is it really raining eggplants in Iran?

Viral clips from Iran showing eggplants reportedly raining in the country have led to the arrest of five people.

Iran shutters key Shia pilgrimage site amid coronavirus pandemic

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Iran shutters key Shia pilgrimage site amid coronavirus pandemic

The Imam Reza shrine attracted global attention after pilgrims were pictured licking the site in defiance of coronavirus prevention measures.

The Palestinian women behind Joint List's Israeli election surge

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The Palestinian women behind Joint List's Israeli election surge

Israel's male-dominated political stage is set for a small but significant shake-up as four Palestinian women championing equality on all fronts ...

No Nowruz? Iran braces for changes to New Year

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No Nowruz? Iran braces for changes to New Year

A speech for Iran's major celebratory Nowruz event will be cancelled this year due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis in the country, the supreme ...

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