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Ebrahim Raisi inauguration underway in Tehran

Ebrahim Raisi was sworn in as the president of Iran at the Iranian parliament today, according to Iranian media outlets. The inauguration ceremony, which began at 17:00 local time (GMT+3:30), was attended by 115 officials from 73 …

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Tehran imposes week-long lockdown as virus surges

Iran on Monday imposed a week-long lockdown on the capital, Tehran, and the surrounding region as the country struggles with another surge in the coronavirus pandemic, state media reported. The lockdown — the nation's fifth so …

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Afghan government meets Taliban at talks in Iran

An Afghan government delegation met with Taliban representatives in Tehran Wednesday, the Iranian foreign ministry said, as the Islamist militia pressed a lightning advance amid the pullout of U.S. troops. Leading negotiator Sher …

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Fire breaks out at Tehran oil refinery

A huge fire broke out at an oil refinery in the southern part of the Iranian capital Tehran on Wednesday, Iranian state media reported, saying there were so far no reports of casualties. Iran's semi-official Tasnim news agency said …

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Iran launches second stage of Covid-19 vaccine trial

Iranian coronavirus vaccine named ‘COV-Iran Barekat’ has been injected to the second group of volunteers, Director of the clinical trial center of Tehran University of Medical Sciences Hamed Hosseini said on Wednesday, IRNA …

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Avalanches kill 12 in mountainous area near Tehran

The bodies of 12 mountain climbers have been recovered following an avalanche caused by blizzards north of the Iranian capital, Tehran, according to a Red Crescent official and Iran's state-run Iran News Agency (IRNA). The avalanche …

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Iran: 4 hurt in blast, fire in publishers' area in Tehran

An explosion and ensuing fire injured at least four people in a district with many publishers and bookshops in Iran's capital Tehran, state media reported on Saturday, the latest in a series of blasts and fires, some of which have hit …

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Iran tests 5G in lab in Tehran

Iran's Deputy Minister of Communications and Information Technology Sattar Hashemi said that the test conducted in the ICT Research Center in downtown Tehran had reached a speed of 1.5 gigabits per second (Gb/s). "The 5G …

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Explosion heard in western Tehran

An explosion was heard in western Tehran on Friday, the official IRIB news agency reported, citing online reports. There have been multiple explosions around military, nuclear and industrial facilities in the past week. IRIB did …

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Gas explosion kills at least 19 in Tehran

An explosion at a health clinic in northern Tehran killed at least 19 people on Tuesday, according to reports from Iranian state TV. The blast also caused damages to neighboring buildings. Thick smoke could be seen billowing into the night sky, …

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Massive explosion reported east of Tehran

An explosion took place at an Iranian gas storage facility in an area which houses a sensitive military site near the capital Tehran, a defense ministry spokesman told state TV on Friday. The explosion took place in the “public …

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Coronavirus retreats - shops reopen in Iranian capital

Iran allowed some businesses in the capital and nearby towns to re-open Saturday after weeks of lockdown aimed at containing the worst coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East, CTV News reports. Iran was slow to respond to the pandemic …

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Rouhani calls to lift sanctions

President Hassan Rouhani said Iran’s fight against the coronavirus was being “severely hampered” by U.S. sanctions, as state television reported that the death toll from the illness rose on Saturday to 611, up nearly 100 from a …

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Five suspected coronavirus patients hospitalised in Moscow

In Moscow, five people, who had contact with an Iranian citizen diagnosed with the coronavirus, were hospitalized, the operational headquarters for monitoring and controlling the situation with the disease reports. It is clarified that …

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Iran interested in Russia's military equipment

Russia's Ambassador to Iran Levan Dzhagaryan said that Tehran is interested in Russian military equipment. “Yes, of course, because our military equipment is rightfully considered the best in the world …

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Bus overturns in Iran:nine dead

At least nine people were killed and eighteen sustained injuries after a passenger bus overturned on a highway near Isfahan, Iran today at 4:39 am. The bus was travelling from Tehran to Shiraz, Tasnim News Agency reported citing …

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