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 2020-04-03 14:09 

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New Year in Shiraz before and after coronavirus...

SHIRAZ, Apr. 03 (MNA) Every year during the Nowruz holidays, Shiraz and the mausoleum of Saadi in particular, was a hotspot for tourists from across the country and around the world. This year, however, the outbreak of coronavirus painted a vacant view of...

 2020-04-03 13:14 

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Lebanon complains to UNSC against Israel's violation of its airspace...

TEHRAN, Apr. 03 (MNA) Lebanon has lodged a complaint to the United Nation against the Israeli regime for violating the country's airspace after Israeli military aircraft carried out airstrikes on multiple targets in Syria's central province of Hom...

 2020-04-03 12:13 

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Biden joins US Democrats in call for sanctions relief on Iran amid coronavirus outbreak...

TEHRAN, Apr. 03 (MNA) Former US vice president and 2020 presidential hopeful, Joe Biden, has called on the Trump administration to immediately lift Iran sanctions which have hampered the country's efforts to contain the coronavirus....

 2020-04-03 11:22 

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Foreign officials, counterparts wish speedy recovery for Larijani...

TEHRAN, Apr. 03 (MNA) In separate messages on Friday, foreign officials and counterparts of Iran's Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani wished him a speedy recovery from Covid-19....

 2020-04-03 10:14 

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COVID-19 infects over 50,000 in Iran...

TEHRAN, Apr. 03 (MNA) According to Iran's Health Ministry Spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour, the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases has reached 53,183 8 on Fri., with a total death toll of 3,294 and 17,935 recovered....

 2020-04-03 09:35 

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US Democrats warn Trump against any military action on Iran...

TEHRAN, Apr. 03 (MNA) A number of congressional Democrats have warned President Trump against any actions that could lead to war with Iran....

 2020-04-03 08:26 

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Iran to start construction of 6k-ton destroyer: Rear Admiral Rastegari...

TEHRAN, Apr. 03 (MNA) In an interview with Mehr news, Head of Iranian Defense Ministry's Marine Industries Organization Rear Admiral Amir Rastegari informed that the country will start construction of a 6,000-ton destroyer in the current Iranian calen...

 2020-04-03 07:51 

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US sanctions main barrier to Iran's combat against Covid-19...

TEHRAN, Apr. 03 (MNA) In a meeting with Swedish FM Ann Linde, Iran's Ambassador to Stockholm Ahmad Masoumifar referred to US inhumane sanctions as the main barrier against the Islamic Republic's fight against the coronavirus outbreak....

 2020-04-03 07:12 

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Hailstorm hits Tehran on Thursday...

TEHRAN, Apr. 03 (MNA) Heavy hail hammered capital Tehran for a few minutes on Thursday afternoon before it gave way into rain and finally the clouds cleared out....

 2020-04-03 06:32 

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Over 1mn infected by coronavirus worldwide...

TEHRAN, Apr. 03 (MNA) As of Friday, 1,016,381 people across the world have been infected by Covid-19, some 53,238 have lost their lives to the virus, and 213,133 have recovered....

 2020-04-03 06:00 

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Iraq's PMU warns Trump against any hostile action...

TEHRAN, Apr. 03 (MNA) Iraq's Kata'ib Hezbollah resistance group, which is part of the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), has warned US President Donald Trump about taking any hostile measures against the Iraqi nation and resistance groups....

 2020-04-03 05:29 

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Spring blossoms out in Bojnurd...

BOJNURD, Apr. 03 (MNA) Bojnurd, capital city of North Khorasan province, is covered with colorful blossoms and flowers in the first month of spring....

 2020-04-02 23:16 

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Ahvaz streets vacant amid Covid-19 outbreak...

Ahvaz, Apr. 03 (MNA) Streets are now vacant in Ahvaz, capital city of south-western province of Khouzestan due to the outbreak of coronavirus....

 2020-04-02 21:28 

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Suppression of Indian Muslims amid coronavirus outbreak...

TEHRAN, Apr. 03 (MNA) Indian authorities shut down an Islamic center and put the members in quarantine claiming that it was due to the fight against the COVID-19....

 2020-04-02 18:19 

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No one fooled by US disinformation campaign against Iran: UN envoy...

Iran's ambassador to the United Nations says nobody will be duped by Washington's campaign of disinformation against Tehran, after the US secretary of state accused "Iranian diplomats" of "involvement"; in an alleged assassination i...

 2020-04-02 17:06 

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4mn tons of basic goods ready for import in coming days: Pres. Rouhani...

TEHRAN, Apr. 02 (MNA) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Thu. that 4 million tons of basic goods that were held up at customs will be discharged for import in the coming days....

 2020-04-02 16:00 

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OFID to provide Iran with $500,000 aid...

TEHRAN, Apr. 02 (MNA) Iranian ministry of finance announced on Thursday that OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) is to provide the Islamic Republic with a 500-thousand-dollar aid to assist it in its combat against COVID-19....

 2020-04-02 15:13 

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Army Ground Forces inaugurates mobile hospital in Tabriz...

TABRIZ, Apr. 02 (MNA) Islamic Republic of Iran Army Ground Forces inaugurated its 200-bed mobile hospital in Tabriz, East Azarbaijan province, north west Iran....

 2020-04-02 14:08 

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Over 800 Indian pilgrims stranded in Iran to go back home...

TEHRAN, Apr. 02 (MNA) Indian Supreme Court has decided to bring back more than 800 Indian pilgrims stuck in Iran amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to local reports....

 2020-04-02 13:16 

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Nearly 17k recovered from Covid-19 in Iran: health official...

TEHRAN, Apr. 02 (MNA) According to Iran's Health Ministry Spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour, the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases has reached 50,468 on Thur., with a total death toll of 3,160 and 16,711 recovered....

 2020-04-02 12:18 

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Iran monitoring US military moves in region...

TEHRAN, Apr. 02 (MNA) The Chief of Staff of Iran's Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Bagheri said on Thursday that Iran is fully monitoring the US military moves in the region....

 2020-04-02 11:20 

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Covid-19 infects over 938k people worldwide...

TEHRAN, Apr. 02 (MNA) As of Thursday, the number of cases of the novel coronavirus has reached more than 938,348 worldwide, while some 195,371 people having recovered and more than 47,286 having lost their lives to the deadly virus....

 2020-04-02 10:18 

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Talks underway on IMF's financial aid to Iran: official...

TEHRAN, Apr. 02 (MNA) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is in dialogue with Iranian authorities after Iran's request for 5-billion-dollar financial aid to fight against the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-04-02 09:20 

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Head of IAP criticizes inhumane US sanctions on Iran, indifference of intl. bodies...

TEHRAN, Apr. 02 (MNA) In a letter to United Nations Secretary General Antnio Guterres, President of Iran's Academy of Medical Sciences (IAP) Seyed Alireza Marandi lamented the cruel and inhumane US sanctions on the Iranian nation under the outbreak of...

 2020-04-02 08:19 

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PKK claims responsibility for Iran-Turkey gas pipeline explosion...

TEHRAN, Apr. 02 (MNA) The Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) has claimed responsibility for the Tuesday blast in the strategic pipeline delivering Iranian natural gas to Turkey....

 2020-04-02 07:32 

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Zarif reacts to Trump's threats against Iran...

TEHRAN, Apr. 02 (MNA) In a tweet, Iranian FM Mohammad Javad Zarif reacted to the Wednesday baseless claims of the US President Trump involving an attack on US troops occupying Iraq, saying that Iran opens no wars but will always act in self-defense agains...

 2020-04-02 06:47 

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US threatens Iran by citing baseless allegations involving Iraq...

TEHRAN, Apr. 02 (MNA) Continuing its threats against Iran, President Donald Trump claimed Wednesday that Iran was about to launch an attack on US troops occupying Iraq....

 2020-04-02 06:13 

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US moves military equipment out of Iraq, into Syria: report...

TEHRAN, Apr. 02 (MNA) The US has transferred its military equipment from Iraq to an area near the Syrian city of al-Hasakah, a report by Syria's official news agency says....

 2020-04-02 05:20 

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Pres. Rouhani hails Iran Armed Forces for help against coronavirus...

TEHRAN, Apr. 02 (MNA) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has praised the efforts of the Armed Forces to contribute to the country's fight against the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-04-02 04:41 

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MFA decries Bahrain's ruling against some Iranian banks...

TEHRAN, Apr. 02 (MNA) Spokesperson for the Iranian Foreign Ministry has slammed the Bahraini government's ruling against a number of Iranian banks, saying the rulings are based upon bogus charges and lack any legal credibility....

 2020-04-01 17:25 

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Parks void of people on Nature Day amid Coronavirus...

TEHRAN, Apr. 01 (MNA) Today marks the Iranian National Nature Day, locally known as 'Sizdah Be-dar', when Iranians go outdoors to bid farewell to Nowruz. However, this year the coronavirus outbreak left the streets, resorts, parks, historical site...

 2020-04-01 16:44 

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VIDEO: Lake Urmia water level rises by 61cm...

TEHRAN, Apr. 01 (MNA) Thanks to above-average precipitation in previous Iranian calendar year (ended on March 19, 2020), the water level at Lake Urmia, northwestern Iran, currently stands at 1,272 meters above sea level, which is 61 centimeters more than ...

 2020-04-01 15:40 

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AFC nominates Iran's Beiranvand among 5 Asian World Cup Heroes...

TEHRAN, Apr. 01 (MNA) Nominated among 5 other players by AFC, Iran international goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand has the chance to become the Asian World Cup Hero....

 2020-04-01 14:28 

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COVID-19 on downward trend across Iran: Pres. Rouhani...

TEHRAN, Apr. 01 (MNA) President Hassan Rouhani said Wed. that the number of coronavirus cases in Iran is dropping, adding that his government has earmarked $10bn for businesses that have sustained loss due to the pandemic....

 2020-04-01 13:14 

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Iran ready to export coronavirus test kits...

TEHRAN, Apr. 01 (MNA) Head of Pasteur Institute of Iran Alireza Biglari announced on wednesday that the country is ready to export domestically-developed coronavirus diagnostic test kits to other countries....

 2020-04-01 12:17 

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Iran reacts to remarks of Saudi-led coalition forces spokesman...

TEHRAN, Apr. 01 (MNA) Iranian foreign ministry spokesperson reacted to the baseless remarks of Saudi-led Coalition Forces Spokesman Turkie al-Maleki about the Islamic Republic's regional influence....

 2020-04-01 11:10 

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Iran coronavirus updates: 47,593 confirmed cases, 3,036 deaths, 15,473 recovered...

TEHRAN, Apr. 01 (MNA) According to Iran's Health Ministry Spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour, the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases has reached 47,593 on Wed., with a total death toll of 3,036 and over 15,000 recovered....

 2020-04-01 10:06 

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Venezuela rejects US offer to ease sanctions in exchange for transitional government...

TEHRAN, Apr. 01 (MNA) Venezuela's foreign minister rejected a proposal announced by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday that envisages the removal of sanctions on the country if the elected government in Caracas steps down....

 2020-04-01 09:16 

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Syria air defenses down Israeli missiles over Homs: report...

TEHRAN, Apr. 01 (MNA) The Syrian army says the country's air defenses in the central province of Homs have intercepted a number of missiles fired by Israeli warplanes....

 2020-04-01 08:28 

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Iran calls on US to stop causing unrest in region, leave Iraq...

TEHRAN, Apr. 01 (MNA) The spokesman of the Iranian foreign ministry on Wednesday called for the US to stop seeking unrest and instability in the Middle East and pull out its military forces from Iraq....

 2020-04-01 07:49 

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Covid-19 claims over 42k lives globally...

TEHRAN, Apr. 01 (MNA) As of Wednesday, the number of cases of the novel coronavirus has reached more than 859,770 worldwide, some 178,335 people have recovered, and more than 42,340 have lost their lives to the deadly virus....

 2020-04-01 07:17 

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Pompeo says US may consider easing Iran sanctions...

TEHRAN, Apr. 01 (MNA) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo voiced the possibility on Tuesday that the United States could rethink sanctions on Iran to ease the country's fight against the coronavirus epidemic....

 2020-04-01 06:24 

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'Sizdah Be-dar', celebration to bid farewell to Nowruz...

TEHRAN, Apr. 01 (MNA) An Iranian National Nature Day, locally known as 'Sizdah Be-dar', is held on the 13th day of Farvardin (the first month of the Iranian calendar) to bid farewell to Nowruz holidays....

 2020-04-01 05:48 

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Sanders calls on Trump admin to suspend sanctions on Iran amid coronavirus outbreak...

TEHRAN, Apr. 01 (MNA) US State Senator Bernie Sanders has asked President Trump to suspend sanctions to help Iran fight the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-04-01 05:12 

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Video-mapping projection staged at Azadi Tower...

TEHRAN, Apr. 1 (MNA) On the occasion of Farvardin 12 on the Persian calendar, as the anniversary of the establishment of the Islamic Republic of Iran, a video-mapping performance was staged at Tehran's Azadi Tower on Tuesday night. The event also soug...

 2020-03-31 19:16 

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US multiple goals for possible military action in Iraq...

TEHRAN, Apr. 01 (MNA) The spread of the coronavirus and its devastating impact on the US economy and US efforts to reduce Iran's regional influence are possible motives behind US potential military action in Iraq....

 2020-03-31 15:50 

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Bus terminal, residential sites in east Tehran disinfected...

TEHRAN, Mar. 31 (MNA) Bus terminal and residential sites in east Tehran have been disinfected in fight against the spread of coronavirus....

 2020-03-31 15:02 

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NIGC says gas exports to Turkey will be resumed soon...

TEHRAN, Mar. 31 (MNA) National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) announced on Tuesday that Iranian gas exports to Turkey will resume in a few days....

 2020-03-31 14:32 

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Students disinfect passing cars against COVID-19 in Shiraz...

SHIRAZ, Mar. 31 (MNA) To combat the spread of the novel coronavirus, the students in Shiraz, Fars province Province, have formed small groups disinfecting passing cars....

 2020-03-31 14:07 

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Iranian envoy laments about UK response to 'Petition on suspension of sanctions against Iran'...

TEHRAN, Mar. 31 (MNA) Iran's Ambassador to UK Hamid Baeidinejad, in a tweet on Tuesday expressed discontent about the UK government's response to the "Petition on suspension of sanctions against Iran"....

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