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COVID-19: Iran extends prisoner furloughs, closure of holy sites

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday announced extended furloughs for prisoners for another month to stem the spread of coronavirus in its crowded jails. The...

COVID-19: Iran reports 1,617 new cases of Coronavirus and 111 deaths

Iran's health ministry on Monday reported another 1,617 cases and 111 deaths from Coronavirus. Ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said 1,617 new infections took the total...

Iran’s president has left nation open to second COVID-19 wave, critics...

Iran’s president has been accused of leaving the country exposed to a second coronavirus outbreak after he relaxed social distancing rules in the face...

‘Iran only acts in self-defence,’ foreign minister tells Trump

Iran said Thursday it “only acts in self-defence” after President Donald Trump warned it and its allies against attacking US troops in Iraq. “Unlike the...

54 inmates missing after mass jail break in Iran

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

Iran coronavirus death toll tops 2,500

Iran announced Saturday that 139 more people had died from the novel coronavirus, raising the official death toll to 2,517 in one of the...

More than 300 die and 1000 fall ill in Iran, after...

More than 300 people have reportedly died in Iran with a further 1,000 getting sick after consuming methanol thinking it will protect them against...

Iran rejects Trump’s virus aid offer as roll jumps to 1685

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...

Iran approaches IMF for loan to battle coronavirus outbreak as death...

Iran said on Thursday that it has sought immediate financial assistance from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to help it combat one of the...

Iran announces 43 new coronavirus deaths, raising toll to 237

Iran on Monday reported 43 new deaths from the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, bringing the overall toll to 237 dead. “Our colleagues...

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