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    Iran launches its first military satellite as US tensions simmer

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 11:41pm on April 22, 2020

    Iran’s Revolutionary Guards announced they had successfully launched the country’s first military satellite on Wednesday, at a time of renewed tensions with US forces in...

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    92 new coronavirus deaths, total rise 4,869 in Iran

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 10:18pm on April 16, 2020

    Iran on Thursday announced 92 new deaths from the novel coronavirus, the third straight day that official fatalities remained in double digits in the Middle...

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    Khamenei tells Iranians to avoid Ramadan gatherings

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 10:27pm on April 10, 2020

    Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Thursday appealed for Iranians to pray at home during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan to help stop the...

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    Iran, US heat up war of words on Iraq

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:23am on April 03, 2020

    Iran said Thursday it ‘only acts in self-defence’ after president Donald Trump warned it against attacks on US troops in Iraq, as a new war...

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    Iran hits out at US as coronavirus death toll passes 3,000

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 04:31pm on April 01, 2020

    Iran’s death toll from the coronavirus has passed 3,000, the health ministry said on Wednesday, as president Hassan Rouhani accused Washington of missing a ‘historic...

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    Iran says 54 inmates at large after mass jail break

    Agence-France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 09:48pm on March 30, 2020

    Iranian security forces are searching for 54 escaped inmates following a prison break over which four guards were arrested, Iran’s state news agency reported on...

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    Coronavirus, Iran and US sanctions

    Binoy Kampmark | Updated at 12:00am on March 24, 2020

    NEVER discount the importance of venality in international relations. While pandemics should provide the glue for a unified front in response — we keep being...

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    Iran rejects Trump’s virus aid offer

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 09:29pm on March 22, 2020

    Iran’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei said Sunday his country would never accept any aid to fight the novel coronavirus from arch-enemy and ‘charlatans’ the United...

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    Iran ‘frees French researcher’ in apparent prisoner swap

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 11:10pm on March 21, 2020

    President Emmanuel Macron announced Saturday that Iran has freed a French researcher imprisoned in the Islamic republic after France released an Iranian threatened with extradition...

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    US imposes new sanctions on Iran amid coronavirus damage

    New Age Desk | Updated at 10:59pm on March 19, 2020

    The US imposed fresh sanctions on Iran on Wednesday and called on the state terror sponsor to release detained Americans after new rocket attacks were...