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Iranian lawmakers were sworn in after many MPs arrived for the opening ceremony wearing face masks and observing social distancing regulations.

Iran and Turkey have agreed to work on resuming bilateral trade and reopening land borders shuttered due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Iranian fuel shipment reaches Venezuelan waters

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Iranian fuel shipment reaches Venezuelan waters

Iranian fuel and oil products entered Venezuelan waters on Saturday, despite growing concerns by the US.

US growing concerns over Iran-Venezuela oil tankers

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US growing concerns over Iran-Venezuela oil tankers

Iran has sent millions of gallons of oil to Venezuela, worrying the US.

Iran sentences couple to death over money laundering

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Iran sentences couple to death over money laundering

The couple are said to have smuggled hard currency and laundered $200 million

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Former Rouhani aide 'apologises' for supporting LGBTQ families

According the Islamic Penal Code, any action which "contributes to the spread of homosexuality" is punishable by up to ten years in prison.

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Iran plans 'cars-only' rally for annual Quds Day

Iranians have swapped marching in the streets for driving in their vehicles as part of their annual pro-Palestine Quds Day celebration

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Iran reports 35 new virus deaths

Iran has reported 35 new coronavirus deaths on Saturday, the lowest number since March 7 despite a rise in infections.

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Virus-hit Iran reopens mosques for holy Ramadan nights

Despite coronavirus fears, Iranians spilled into mosques for prayers after the Islamic Republic reopened them for two hours for Laylat Al-Qadr, ...

Jailed Australian-British academic 'has attempted suicide' multiple times

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Jailed Australian-British academic 'has attempted suicide' multiple times

Jailed British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert has "attempted suicide" multiple times in Iranian prison, the spouse of another detainee ...

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Iran to reopen mosques as coronavirus lockdown eases

Hundreds of mosques across Iran will be reopened from Monday, authorities confirmed, as the country begins to ease its lockdown following the ...

Cash-strapped Venezuela sends tons of gold to Iran

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Cash-strapped Venezuela sends tons of gold to Iran

Crisis hit Venezuela has payed Iran nine tons of gold in exchange for help to rebuild its troubled oil industry.

<em>Rouhani</em> warns US not to 'plot' against Iran

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Rouhani warns US not to 'plot' against Iran

The US and Iran continue to trade barbs over tensions in the Gulf.

Iranian president grants extra month to prisoners on leave

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Iranian president grants extra month to prisoners on leave

Hassan Rouhani announced the 100,000 prisoners on leave will be granted an extra month as part of measures to control the spread of ...

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: Orthodox Easter celebrated at home, UK criticised over ethnic minority Covid-19 deaths, Iranians permitted not to fast over ...

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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 country.

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Iran vows to protect people from coronavirus economic impact

Iran's objective is to protect 'the health and lives of the population from the coronavirus and its economic and social consequences', the ...

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Luxembourg releases $1.6 bn of US-seized Iranian assets

The Luxembourg Court of Cassation had devoted an April 2 hearing to the case of Iranian assets frozen there on a US request, according 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 ...

Washington to block Iran's request for IMF coronavirus loan

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Washington to block Iran's request for IMF coronavirus loan

The administration sees its reasoning as wholly justified – the pandemic provides a perfect cover for Iran to secure the assets it needs to ...

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Mass Ramadan events in Iran may stop over coronavirus

Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei suggested mass gatherings may not be allowed in the country throughout the Muslim holy month of ...

Coronavirus-struck Iran urges IMF to accept $5b loan

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Coronavirus-struck Iran urges IMF to accept $5b loan

Iran has urged the IMF to give a $5 billion emergency loan to combat coronavirus.

France's Macron calls on Iran to respect nuclear obligations

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France's Macron calls on Iran to respect nuclear obligations

French President Emmanuel Macron met with Iran's Hassan Rouhani to talk about the country's nuclear promises as the world reels over ...

Iran transforms shrine into a coronavirus mask production facility

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Iran transforms shrine into a coronavirus mask production facility

Authorities in Iran are using a historic religious shrine as a production facility to make more masks in the country which has seen thousands ...

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