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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 produces advanced test kits to detect coronavirus in Saliva – report

Iranian researchers have produced test kits that allow detection of the novel coronavirus in saliva within 55 minutes, Tasnim news agency reported on Sunday.
Former Iranian deputy foreign minister Hussein Sheikholeslam has died after contracting the Covid-19 virus.

Former Iranian deputy foreign minister dies of coronavirus

Former Iranian deputy foreign minister Hussein Sheikholeslam has died after contracting the Covid-19 virus.
Dominic Raab, the foreign secretary, said the arrest of Rob Macaire was a “flagrant violation of international law’’.

British ambassador to Iran arrested in Tehran

Britain’s ambassador to Iran has been arrested in Tehran during protests outside a university, the UK Foreign office has said.
U.S. President Donald Trump makes a speech to evangelical supports in Miami, Florida, U.S., January 3, 2020. REUTERS-Eva Marie Uzcategui

Donald Trump vows to hit 52 Iranian targets if Iran retaliates after drone strike

U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday threatened to hit 52 Iranian sites “very hard” if Iran attacks Americans or U.S. assets after a drone strike that killed Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani and an Iraqi militia leader, as tens of thousands of people marched in Iraq to mourn their deaths.
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Iran says Chinese state oil firm withdraws from $5bn deal

China's state oil company has pulled out of a $5bn deal to develop a portion of Iran's massive offshore natural gas field, the Islamic Republic's oil minister said on Sunday, an agreement from which France's Total SA earlier withdrew over US sanctions.
A US Navy Global Hawk surveillance drone. Erik Hildebrandt-US Navy

Donald Trump triggers anxiety over possible Iran attack

US President Donald Trump left journalists guessing on Thursday over whether the United States would hit Iran in retaliation for the shooting down of an American military drone.
Iran's Hassan Rouhani also said in his speech that bowing to US pressure amounts to 'treason' [Abedin Taherkenareh-EPA]

Reports: Iran to announce partial withdrawal from nuclear deal

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani plans to declare his country’s “partial termination” of the nuclear deal with major powers on Wednesday, according to two Iranian news agencies.
US forces routinely patrol the Gulf's Strait of Hormuz, a global shipping route, to reassure allies and partners. US NAVY-AFP-File

Iran Guards drone spies on US warships in Gulf

An Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ drone successfully carried out a surveillance flight over an American aircraft carrier in the Gulf, Tasnim news agency claimed in a Sunday report on its website.
Iranians gather to collect food from a Red Crescent helicopter in the city of Susangerd in Iran’s Khuzestan province on April 9, 2019. – Iranian authorities yesterday evacuated patients from a hospital threatened by floodwaters in the southwestern city of Ahvaz, the semi-official news agency ISNA reported. Iran has been hit by several weeks of unprecedented flooding across most of the usually arid country that has killed 70 people, according to the emergency services. (Photo by ATTA KENARE / AFP)

Iran orders 60,000 to evacuate flood-hit oil city

Iran ordered tens of thousands of residents of the southwestern city of Ahvaz to evacuate immediately on Wednesday as floodwaters entered the capital of oil-rich Khuzestan province, state television reported.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani - AFP PHOTO - ALEX HALADA

President Rouhani to unveil Iran’s cruise missile-equipped submarine

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is set to unveil a "state-of-the-art" domestically produced submarine, which the defence ministry said is capable of firing cruise missiles.
Ali Shamkhani, secretary of the Supreme National Security Council of Iran speaks during the first meeting of national security secretaries of Afghanistan, China, Iran, India and Russia, in the Iranian capital Tehran on September 26, 2018. (Photo by ATTA KENARE / AFP)

Iran holds talks with Afghan Taliban amid peace push

Iran has met with the Afghan Taliban, a top Iranian security official said Wednesday according to the Tasnim news agency, just days after the militants attended reconciliation talks in the UAE.

Foreign minister accuses US of waging ‘psychological war’ against Iran

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has accused the US of waging a 'psychological war' against Tehran and its business partners.

Two die, 241 injured in Iran earthquake

A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck western Iran near the border with Iraq early Sunday, killing two people and injuring more than 200, officials said.
Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami

Iran announces new fighter jet

Iran will unveil this week a new jet fighter and upgrade its missile defences to meet threats from Israel and the US, Tasnim news agency said Sunday quoting the defence minister.

Telegram shutdown sparks anger in Iran

Internet freedom has become a new political battlefield in Iran as a judicial order to block Telegram, a widely-used messaging application, has ignited anger among its tens of millions of users.

Iranian army generals threaten to wipe out Israel by 2043

Two Iranian military generals have warned Israel that its days are numbered and that the end could come before 2043.

Iranian lawmakers storm podium as central bank chief explains currency decline

Iranian lawmakers disrupted a parliamentary speech by the governor of the central bank on Tuesday, storming the podium as he was explaining the recent plunge in value of the Iranian rial against the U.S. dollar.

Iran mocks Saudi threats but worries about destabilisation

Iranian officials and analysts on Tuesday rejected claims of supplying weapons to Yemeni rebels and mocked Saudi warnings of retaliation for a weekend missile attack.

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The operatives of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) has arrested a 19-year-old National Diploma holder of Yaba College of Technology, Lagos as the brain behind the blackmail of Queen Salawa Abeni with nude photographs.

RRS arrests man over nude photos of Salawa Abeni

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