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Scientists around the world are building up their knowledge about the coronavirus, as they frantically search for a cure and vaccine.

Iran reports 2,674 new coronavirus cases, 304,204 in total

Iran’s confirmed coronavirus cases rose to 304,204 on Friday after an overnight registration of 2,674 new infections, official IRNA news agency reported.

Explosion rocks Iran power plant

An explosion hit a power plant in the central Iranian province of Isfahan on Sunday, state news agency IRNA reported, saying it was over faulty equipment and caused no casualties.
Iran has halted the execution of three people linked to deadly November protests sparked by a hike in petrol prices, one of the accused’s lawyers told AFP on Sunday.

Iran halts execution of three convicted over November protests

Iran has halted the execution of three people linked to deadly November protests sparked by a hike in petrol prices, one of the accused’s lawyers told AFP on Sunday.
It comes amid heightened tensions over the killing of the top Iranian General, Qasem Soleimani, by the United States in Baghdad.

Iran asks Interpol to help arrest Donald Trump for killing Qassem Soleimani

Iran said Monday it has called for Interpol to help arrest President Donald Trump and 35 other US officials for the January killing of its top general in an American drone strike.
Scientists around the world are building up their knowledge about the coronavirus, as they frantically search for a cure and vaccine.

Iran confirms 2,368 new coronavirus cases, 204,952 in total

Iran‘s confirmed coronavirus cases rose to 204,952 on Sunday after an overnight registration of 2,368 new infections, state-run IRNA news agency reported.
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that the United States finds it “unbearable” that the Islamic Revolution remains in place 41 years after bringing down its ally the shah.

Iran begins lifting restrictions after brief virus lockdown

Iran began reopening government offices Saturday after a brief nationwide lockdown to help contain the worst coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East, which has killed more than 4,300 people in the country.
Iran has temporarily released 70,000 prisoners as part of measures to combat the ongoing coronovirus disease in the country.

Coronavirus kills senior cleric as Iran toll hits 853

The novel coronavirus killed a top Iranian cleric Monday, the Islamic republic said as it reported yet another record high single-day death toll in one of the world’s worst-hit countries.
An Iranian cleric, Ayatollah Hashem Bathaei, died on Monday after being infected with COVID-19 in the city of Qom.

High-ranking Iranian cleric dies from coronavirus in Qom

An Iranian cleric, Ayatollah Hashem Bathaei, died on Monday after being infected with COVID-19 in the city of Qom.
Fatemeh Rahbar, 55, was a conservative MP and had recently been elected to the parliament from the capital Tehran, the agency said.

Iranian lawmaker dies of coronavirus

An Iranian lawmaker died from the novel coronavirus on Saturday, state news agency IRNA reported, one of several officials to succumb to the illness in the epidemic-hit country.
“Schools and universities will be closed until the end” of the current Iranian year, health minister Saeed Namaki said in a televised press conference.

Iran says 15 new coronavirus deaths raise toll to 107

Iran on Thursday reported 15 new deaths from the novel coronavirus, raising the national toll to 107, and said it would keep schools and universities closed until early April.
A regional minister in Lombardy, the Italian region most affected by the novel coronavirus outbreak, has tested positive for the virus.

Iran reports 12 more coronavirus deaths, raising total to 66

Iran said Monday that novel coronavirus had killed 12 more people in the Islamic republic, raising the country’s overall death toll to 66.
Among the latest coronavirus sufferers is one of Iran’s seven vice presidents, Massoumeh Ebtekar, who oversees women’s affairs.

Iran’s vice president infected with coronavirus

The coronavirus epidemic in Iran has cost 26 lives, the health ministry announced Thursday, with a vice president becoming the latest top official to be infected as the spread appeared to accelerate.
A Caspian Airlines plane skid off the runway onto a highway on landing at an airport in southwestern Iran on Monday but all passengers were evacuated without injury, Iranian state media reported.

135 passengers escape death in another plane accident in Iran

A Caspian Airlines plane skid off the runway onto a highway on landing at an airport in southwestern Iran on Monday but all passengers were evacuated without injury, Iranian state media reported.
Mr Larijani said Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei ordered the IRGC budget to be increased by the equivalent of 225 million dollars.

Iranian parliament increases budget for revolutionary guard

The Iranian parliament has increased the Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) budget until March 20, the end of the Persian year, Parliamentary Speaker Ali Larijani said on Tuesday.
“I doubt they have the courage to initiate” a conflict in which the Americans threatened to strike 52 targets, Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi said, quoted by state news agency IRNA.

US lacks ‘courage’ to strike 52 Iranian sites – army chief

Iran’s army chief said Sunday that Washington lacked the “courage” to initiate a conflict after US President Donald Trump threatened to hit dozens of targets inside the Islamic republic.
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said enemies were trying to drive a wedge between Tehran and Baghdad following deadly unrest in neighbouring Iraq.

Iran’s supreme leader condemns US strikes in Iraq

The Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday strongly condemned the recent deadly U.S. airstrikes in Iraq, official IRNA news agency reported.

At least 10 killed in Iran bus crash

At least 10 people were killed in Iran on Tuesday when the bus they were travelling in careened into a canyon west of Tehran, state news agency IRNA reported.
Sporadic protests have broken out in a number of Iranian cities after authorities announced a surprise decision to ration and increase the price of petrol as part of efforts to offset the effect of crippling US sanctions.

Protests erupt after Iran hikes petrol prices

Sporadic protests have broken out in a number of Iranian cities after authorities announced a surprise decision to ration and increase the price of petrol as part of efforts to offset the effect of crippling US sanctions.

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