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Iran to reopen religious, cultural sites

Iran to reopen religious, cultural sites

According to health ministry figures, more than than 7,000 have so far died from the pandemic in Iran and more than 130,000 have been...

Iran’s Khamenei: fight to ‘liberate Palestine’ is ‘Islamic duty’

Iran’s Khamenei: fight to ‘liberate Palestine’ is ‘Islamic duty’

"The policy of normalising the presence of the Zionist regime in the region is one of the major policies of the United States of...

Iran advises against Eid travel as virus cases mount

Iran advises against Eid travel as virus cases mount

The Islamic republic has entered a fourth month in its battle to contain the virus. "Our biggest concern" is to have "new peaks of...

Foreigners evacuated from Iraq gas field after protests: sources

Foreigners evacuated from Iraq gas field after protests: sources

As a result of a security breach at the accommodation camp of Basra Gas Company. In late March, authorities asked international companies extracting oil...

Iran appeals to people not to travel for Eid holiday to avoid COVID-19 spike

Iran appeals to people not to travel for Eid holiday to avoid COVID-19 spike

"Some 90% of the population in many areas has not yet contracted the disease. In the case of a new outbreak, it will be...

Iran says 10,000 of its health workers infected with coronavirus

Iran says 10,000 of its health workers infected with coronavirus

"Around 10,000 health workers have been infected with the deadly disease in Iran and some of them have died," Qassem Janbabai said. DUBAI: Around 10,000...

Egypt says proposed standby funding from IMF aimed at helping businesses

Egypt says proposed standby funding from IMF aimed at helping businesses

The one-year IMF programme would help with any payment gaps businesses face as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hala Saeed told the American...

Egypt registers 720 new coronavirus cases in one day

Egypt registers 720 new coronavirus cases in one day

The new cases brought the total infections to 13,484 cases, the ministry added in a statement. The country's former daily record was 535 cases...

Syria rebel, regime forces face off in Libya

Syria rebel, regime forces face off in Libya

Turkey supports some Syrian rebels and Libya's UN-recognised Government of National Accord, while Russia supports Syria's President Bashar al-Assad and Libya's eastern-based strongman Khalifa...

Syrian government orders seizure of assets of Assad’s cousin Makhlouf

Syrian government orders seizure of assets of Assad’s cousin Makhlouf

"Precautionary seizure" aimed to guarantee payment of sums owned to the Syrian telecom regulatory authority. Makhlouf has addressed the dispute in three extraordinary online...

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