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5.1-magnitude earthquake hits Iran's Lorestan province

A 5.1-magnitude earthquake hit Firoozabad region in Iran's Lorestan province on Wednesday, according to Iran's Seismological Center, Xinhua reports. The epicenter of the earthquake was at the depth of 7 km, 33.753 degrees north …

U.S. and Iran ready to swap prisoners - media

The United States is expected to deport Iranian professor Sirous Asgari, who was acquitted of stealing trade secrets, once he receives medical clearance to leave, U.S. and Iranian officials said. Asgari might be part of a …

Iran set to reopen mosques in low-risk areas

Iran will reopen mosques in areas consistently free of the new coronavirus on Monday as the sanctions-hit country starts to ease restrictions aimed at containing the spread of the pandemic, Al Jazeera reports. Health ministry …

Pompeo: U.S. not to let Iran buy arms

The United States will not allow Iran to purchase conventional arms after a U.N. prohibition on this expires in October, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said. "We’re not going to let that …

Iran to export coronavirus test kits

Iran has issued its first permit for the export of serologic test kits used to diagnose patients affected with the new coronavirus disease, the country's vice president for science and technology Sourena Sattari said during a …

2 killed in training plane crash in northern Iran

Two people on board a training plane, which crashed in northern Iran on Wednesday, were killed, Xinhua reported citing Iran's Labor News Agency (ILNA). The two-man training plane belonged to the Iranian police and crashed near …