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Iran Shutters Newspaper After Expert Questions Virus Numbers

Iran Shutters Newspaper After Expert Questions Virus Numbers

Iran shut down a newspaper on Monday after it published remarks by an expert who said the official figures on coronavirus cases and deaths in the country account for only 5% of the real toll, allegations rejected by the Health Ministry. Mohammad Reza Sadi, the editor-in-chief of Jahane Sanat, tol

Iran Says European Insurers Should Pay Compensation for Downed Ukrainian Plane

Iran Says European Insurers Should Pay Compensation for Downed Ukrainian Plane

Iran will not compensate Ukraine International Airlines for its plane Tehran accidentally downed in January because the passenger jet was insured by European firms, the head of Iran's Central Insurance Organization said on Monday. "The Ukrainian plane is insured by European companies in Ukraine a

Twitter Should be Legal in Iran, Minister of Information

Iran’s Minister of Information and Communications Technology Mohammad-Javad Azari Jahromi announced that the ban imposed on Twitter since the “Green Movement” protests in 2009 should be lifted. Twitter should be legal in Iran, said Jahromi in statements carried by the state news agency, adding th

Rouhani Uses ‘Conspiracy Theory’ to Defend Government Performance

Rouhani Uses ‘Conspiracy Theory’ to Defend Government Performance

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani once again used ‘conspiracy theory’ as an excuse to defend his government’s performance in managing the economic crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic all while facing sanctions.

Family of Iran Abducted Man Tells Details of His Disappearance

Family of Iran Abducted Man Tells Details of His Disappearance

A California-based member of an Iranian opposition group in exile was abducted by Iran while staying in Dubai, his family said told The Associated Press (AP). The suspected cross-border abduction of Jamshid Sharmahd appears corroborated by mobile phone location data, shared by his family with AP,

Iran Reports Highest COVID-19 Cases in Over Month

Iran Reports Highest COVID-19 Cases in Over Month

Iran confirmed Tuesday over 2,700 new COVID-19 infections, its highest single-day count in more than a month, as the health ministry called for those without masks to be fined. Deaths and infections from the novel coronavirus have been on a rising trajectory in Iran since hitting a months-long lo

One Person is Dying of COVID-19 Every Seven Minutes in Iran

One Person is Dying of COVID-19 Every Seven Minutes in Iran

One person is dying from COVID-19 every seven minutes in Iran, state television said on Monday, as the Health Ministry reported 215 new deaths from the disease and state media warned of a lack of proper social distancing. Health Ministry spokesman Sima Sadat Lari was quoted by the state TV as say

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