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A former mayor of Tehran linked to Iran's Revolutionary Guards has been elected as parliament speaker.

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

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

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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.

Tunisia, Algeria shuts land border over coronavirus

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Tunisia, Algeria shuts land border over coronavirus

For the first time in the history of the two countries, Algeria and Tunisia shut their land borders to curb the spread of coronavirus.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Troop withdrawals, social clampdowns, and an impending airline collapse. Here are six stories you need to know about coronavirus in the Middle ...

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Defying odds: 103-year-old Iranian woman survives after contracting coronavirus

A woman has become the second elderly person to recover from the deadly coronavirus outbreak in Iran, authorities confirmed on Tuesday.

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Political prisoners among 85,000 temporarily released n Iran

Iranian authorities said they released some 85,000 prisoners as part of measures to combat the deadly coronavirus.

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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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Iran temporarily releases 70,000 prisoners amid rising coronavirus toll

Iranian authorities have released thousands of inmates from prison in a bid to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Corona busters? Iran police launch 'disinfection operation' amid outbreak

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Corona busters? Iran police launch 'disinfection operation' amid outbreak

A special police force in Iran has began a mass operation to disinfect public spaces in the country, state media reported on Monday, as the ...

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WHO sends medics to Iran as coronavirus toll rises

The WHO has warned that stocks of medical supplies are running low worldwide.

Sanctions are testing the resilience of Iran's Islamic system

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Sanctions are testing the resilience of Iran's Islamic system

Comment: Iran's latest crisis highlights the problems of its double-headed government, and the conflict between national interests and the ...

US slaps sanctions as Iran marks 1979 embassy siege

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US slaps sanctions as Iran marks 1979 embassy siege

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pointed to the embassy siege as the United States announced sanctions against nine aides to Ayatollah Ali ...

Iraqi cleric Sadr joins Supreme Leader at Iran ceremony

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Iraqi cleric Sadr joins Supreme Leader at Iran ceremony

Moqtada Sadr's surprise visit comes at a time of deep political divisions among Iraq's Shia factions, and as Baghdad tries to walk a tightrope ...

Iran evacuates dozens of villages as flooding continues

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Iran evacuates dozens of villages as flooding continues

Flooding in Iran has cost at least 47 lives, and huge carnage to homes and infrastructure.

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Iran's secret prison massacres revealed

Thousands were forcibly disappeared and extrajudicially executed in Iranian prisons in 1988, an Amnesty International report reveals, naming high-profile regime figures accused of involvement in the prison massacres.

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Iran said to tighten restrictions on ex-president

Mohammad Khatami has been banned from appearing in the media since mass protests against the government in 2009-2010, but continues to wield ...

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Rouhani's landslide quells risk of escalation, despite Trump's hostility

Comment: Just a day after Iranians re-elected moderate negotiator Rouhani, Trump accused Iran's government of wanting death to America, and ...

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Iran's re-elected president Rouhani slams US-Saudi summit

Iran's newly re-elected President Hassan Rouhani slammed US' strategy in the Middle East on Monday, while dismissing Donald Trump's summit with ...

Iran reformists storm to victory in Tehran council vote

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Iran reformists storm to victory in Tehran council vote

Following late night parties in Iran's capital following the re-election of President Hassan Rouhani, Tehran moderates had another reason to ...

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Iran celebrates Rouhani win, as US fires warning shot

Iranians flocked to the streets of Tehran and celebrated until the early morning, following President Hassan Rouhani's second election win but ...

Young Iranians take to streets to celebrate Rouhani re-election

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Young Iranians take to streets to celebrate Rouhani re-election

While Donald Trump received a rapturous welcome in Saudi Arabia, Riyadh's regional rival saw moderate Hassan Rouhani win a vote to serve a ...

President Rouhani wins second term following landslide election President Rouhani wins second term following landslide election

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President Rouhani wins second term following landslide election

Iran's Hassan Rouhani comfortably beat his conservative rival in elections on Friday, giving him a second term as president.

Iran state TV declares Rouhani winner of presidential election

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Iran state TV declares Rouhani winner of presidential election

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has won a second term in office, state television declared on Saturday, with a convincing win over his ...

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