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Afghanistan imports coronavirus epidemic from Iran as thousands continue to stream in

March 27, 2020 12:42 pm

Thousands of displaced Afghans continue to flow across the border from Iran, which has reported among the world’s highest numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths.

Snubbed by Iran and North Korea, Trump’s ‘disaster diplomacy’ has so far had few results

March 27, 2020 11:00 am

Administration officials see the crisis as creating new opportunities, but it also brings new risks as China and Russia seek to take advantage of a moment of perceived weakness and disarray for their U.S. adversaries.

Iran's supreme leader to pardon 10,000 prisoners, including political ones

March 19, 2020 9:43 am

On Tuesday, Esmaili said Iran had temporarily freed about 85,000 people from jail, including political prisoners, in response to the coronavirus epidemic.

Coronavirus: 255 Indians infected in Iran, 276 across the world, Govt tells Lok Sabha

March 18, 2020 5:48 pm

The government further informed that 12 people have been infected with the virus in UAE, five in Italy, and one each in Hong Kong, Kuwait, Sri Lanka and the African country Rwanda.

Latest coronavirus update: US to close Canada border to 'non-essential' traffic

March 18, 2020 10:17 pm

The global number of deaths caused by coronavirus crossed 7,500 Wednesday, with nearly 200,000 people infected as of now.

Indians in Iran: Can't confirm whether 250 people are infected with COVID-19, says MEA

March 17, 2020 8:56 pm

When questioned about media reports claiming that more than 250 Indians in Iran have tested positive for the virus, MEA Additional Secretary Dammu Ravi was quoted as saying:  "Cannot confirm that over 250 Indians in Iran have tested positive for coronavirus."

Iran temporarily frees 85,000 prisoners, including political ones, amid coronavirus

March 17, 2020 7:31 pm

The death toll in Iran from coronavirus has risen to 988 and a total of 16,169 people have been confirmed infected across the country, one of the worst national outbreaks outside China, where the pandemic originated.

Iran's efforts to contain coronavirus severely obstructed due to 'illegal US sanctions': Foreign Minister Zarif

March 15, 2020 11:10 am

In a letter addressed to the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Zarif urged the United Nations to disregard the US sanctions and pressed that they are lifted.

Iran asks IMF for $5 billion emergency funding to fight coronavirus

March 12, 2020 7:15 pm

The escalating outbreak in Iran - the worst-affected country in the Middle East - has killed 429 people and infected 10,075. The outbreak has damaged Iranian businesses and is bound to hit its non-oil exports after many neighbouring countries and trade partners shut their borders.

Iran says virus kills 63 more, death toll climbs to 354

March 11, 2020 6:23 pm

Iran's Health Ministry said the deaths are among some 9,000 confirmed cases in Iran, where the virus has spread to all of the country's provinces.


Inside the prisons where remnants of Islamic State are held in limbo

February 19, 2020 12:51 pm

Conditions in the prison near Hasaka, which used to be a school before being transformed to cope with the influx of captives, were markedly worse than those at the central jail.

Thousands in Iran mourn slain general Qassem Soleimani

January 06, 2020 1:18 pm

The killing of Qassem Soleimani has escalated the crisis between Tehran and Washington after months of back-and-forth attacks and threats which have put the Middle East on edge.

Iraq protests: Baghdad blocked as unrest escalates, five more killed

November 05, 2019 11:29 am

Tens of thousands of Iraqis have been demonstrating in central Baghdad and across mostly Shiite southern Iraq since October 25, calling for the overthrow of the government and sweeping political change.

India show fight before 3-0 thrashing at the hands of Iran

September 09, 2015 1:31 pm

India defended well in the first half before they let in quick goals in the early stages of the second half.

Iran's date with Laughter Yoga

July 02, 2014 3:29 pm

The Laughter Yoga course in Tehran helps people from various age groups and social backgrounds to have fun and take a break from stressful daily lives.