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Iran lost 405 people to Covid-19 on the latest count by health authorities, bringing its total death toll to 66,732.

Tehran and 250 other cities and towns have been declared "red zones" by Iran's coronavirus task force due their highest positivity rates and the most severe restrictions in place.

Iran's Covid case total surpasses two million

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran's Covid case total surpasses two million

Iran's Covid case total has climbed to over two million as the Middle East finds itself in facing a resurgence of the virus.

Iran faces fourth Covid wave following <em>Nowruz</em> holiday

The New Arab Staff

Iran faces fourth Covid wave following Nowruz holiday

Iran is braced for a fourth coronavirus wave after millions of people travelled across the country for new years celebrations despite ...

Iran spy TV show ignites controversy for second season

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran spy TV show ignites controversy for second season

Uncut scenes of the second season of an Iranian TV show posted online pushed viewers to suspect censorship from the government.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Kurdish fighters, pro-Turkey rebels clash in north Syria

Violent clashes have erupted near the Kurdish-held town of Ain Issa in northern Syria between Kurdish-led and pro-Ankara fighters.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran ex-president Khatami blasted over New Year message

Former Iranian president, Mohammad Khatami found himself in troubled waters on Saturday for his Persian New Year message.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran's Khamenei,Rouhani promise better times as New Year starts

Sanctions have left Iran's economy grappling with rising inflation and a sharply devalued currency, a decline aggravated by the Covid-19 crisis.

Iran grants rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh leave from prison

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Iran grants rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh leave from prison

Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh was granted a temporary leave of absence from prison for the Persian New Year.

Sahar Esfandiari

Amplifying Black and Afro-Iranian voices with the Collective

Frustrated by the absence of Black voices in the Iranian community and the media, a group came together to form a collective to amplify their ...

ECHR fines Turkey over Kurdish rights-related detentions

The New Arab

ECHR fines Turkey over Kurdish rights-related detentions

Ankara has been ordered to pay out compensation over the detentions of a man celebrating the Kurdish new year and a university student ...

Iran sentences French academic to 6 years in prison

The New Arab

Iran sentences French academic to 6 years in prison

Iran authorities have arrested a French-Iranian academic, who faces six years in prison.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

The New Arab

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

Iran's economy slowly reopens, renowned Iraqi architect Rifat Chadirji dies of coronavirus, Lebanese expats continue journey home on return ...

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

The New Arab

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

An end to protest encampments in Lebanon and Palestine, free consultations from Iraqi doctors, and Iran's death toll rises above 2,500 in ...

The New Arab & agencies

Bootleg 'antiviral alcohol' now killing hundreds in Iran

Iranian media reports nearly 300 people have been killed and more than 1,000 sickened so far by ingesting methanol across the Islamic Republic.

The New Arab & agencies

Iran president expects restrictions to ease 'within three weeks'

Iran is battling the worst outbreak in the Middle East, with nearly 20,000 confirmed cases.

The New Arab & agencies

Iran 'frees French researcher' in apparent prisoner swap

Roland Marchal was formerly accused of 'colluding to commit acts against national security', according to his lawyer. His long-term partner, ...

The New Arab & agencies

23 Iran prisoners escape on eve of Persian festival

The inmates escaped from a facility in western Iran ahead of a Nowruz amnesty where 10,000 inmates are expected to be released and ...

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

The New Arab

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

Military deployment in Malaysia, cancelled New Years Day celebrations in Iran and arrests in today's Coronavirus roundup.

The New Arab

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

COVID-induced prisoner swaps, Turkey's auto-disinfecting ATMs and Egypt's mosques and churches finally shuttering in today's Coronavirus roundup.

Iranians pelt cars with stones 'to stop COVID-19 transmission'

The New Arab

Iranians pelt cars with stones 'to stop COVID-19 transmission'

While the government stops short of road and travel restrictions despite the coronavirus crisis in Iran, some residents are allegedly taking ...

Iran cancels <em>Nowruz</em> celebrations as death toll passes 1,400

The New Arab & agencies

Iran cancels Nowruz celebrations as death toll passes 1,400

Iranian New Year celebrations have been cancelled as the country battles coronavirus deaths and urges citizens to stay at home.

One coronavirus-related death every 'ten minutes' in Iran

The New Arab

One coronavirus-related death every 'ten minutes' in Iran

At least 50 people in Iran are infected by COVID-19 every ten minutes, said a spokesman for the country's health ministry.

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