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 2020-07-26 10:00 

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1st group of pilgrims arrive in Mecca to perform Hajj rituals...

TEHRAN, Jul. 26 (MNA) Hajj rites and rituals in this year will be performed on July 29 by observing strictest health protocols and guidelines due to the outbreak of the coronavirus global pandemic, COVID-19....

 2020-07-26 09:45 

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WAIA issues statement on reopening Hagia Sophia Mosque...

TEHRAN, Jul. 26 (MNA) The Secretariat of World Assembly of Islamic Awakening (WAIA) issued a statement, calling the reopening of Hagia Sophia Mosque in Turkey after 86 years as a courageous step taken in return of Islamic heritage to Islamic World....

 2020-07-26 09:42 

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Iran records 2,333 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours...

TEHRAN, Jul. 26 (MNA) The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has infected 2,333 people and claimed 216 lives in Iran in the past 24 hours, a senior health official said....

 2020-07-26 09:31 

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VIDEO: Fire rips through boats in New York...

TEHRAN, Jul. 26 (MNA) Several boats caught fire at Evers Marina in the Bronx in New York, the US, on Saturday morning. The footage shows the flames engulfing at least four boats. The cause of the fire remains under investigation....

 2020-07-26 09:00 

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Iraq's PMU, army launch anti-ISIL operation in Diyala Prov....

TEHRAN, Jul. 26 (MNA) Hashd al-Sha'abi and Iraqi army launched a large-scale anti-terrorist operation in Diyala Province, east of Iraq....

 2020-07-26 08:45 

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Iranian film 'Label' to vie at SCIFF in Finland...

TEHRAN, Jul. 26 (MNA) Iranian short film 'Label' has been accepted into the Scandinavian International Film Festival (SCIFF) in Finland....

 2020-07-26 08:30 

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Armed Forces to unveil IT achievement...

TEHRAN, Jul. 26 (MNA) Head of Geographical Organization of the Armed Forces said that a major part of salient achievements of the Organization in the field of spatial information technology (IT) will be unveiled on the Defense Industry Day....

 2020-07-26 08:15 

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VIDEO: Light plane crashes in Germany, kills 3...

TEHRAN, Jul. 26 (MNA) Three people were killed Saturday when an ultralight airplane crashed into a multiple family house in western Germany, police said....

 2020-07-26 08:00 

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US' al-Tanf base violating Syrian sovereignty, intl. law...

TEHRAN, Jul. 26 (MNA) Pointing to harassment of a Mahan airliner by US warplanes, an American academic notes that the US' establishment of the al-Tanf military base in Syria is a violation of the country's sovereignty as well as international law....

 2020-07-26 07:42 

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MP urges FM to discuss US expel from PG with regional states...

TEHRAN, Jul. 26 (MNA) A member of the Iranian parliament called on Foreign Ministry to follow up the US harassment of an Iranian airliner and negotiate with regional countries over US expel from Persian Gulf....

 2020-07-26 07:20 

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Iran-Iraq Chazzabeh border crossing reopens...

TEHRAN, Jul. 26 (MNA) Chazzabeh Border crossing located in Dasht-e Azadegan County's Bostan District, Khuzestan province, has been reopened for commercial exchanges between Iran and Iraq after five months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-07-26 07:00 

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VIDEO: First group of Hajj pilgrims arrive in Mecca...

TEHRAN, Jul. 26 (MNA) Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Hajj pilgrims must wear masks throughout this year's Hajj ritual and observe social distancing and other regulations....

 2020-07-26 06:39 

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Iranian Youth Cinema Society presenting selections at SIFF...

TEHRAN, Jul. 26 (MNA) The Iranian Youth Cinema Association is taking part in the 23rd edition of the Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF), with a selection of Iranian feature films and animations....

 2020-07-26 06:25 

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Traditional wheat harvest in Arak...

ARAK, Jul. 26 (MNA) With the arrival of the sizzling summer and its burning winds, farmers across Iran have started harvesting their vast wheat farmlands. Wheat normally needs between 110-130 days from sowing to harvesting....

 2020-07-26 06:07 

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Iran to take all legal action to condemn US harassment: envoy...

TEHRAN, Jul. 26 (MNA) Iranian Ambassador to Lebanon Mohammad-Jalal Firouznia stressed that Iran will follow up the US harassment of an Iranian airliner which led to the emergency landing of this plane at Beirut airport....

 2020-07-26 05:37 

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US cannot tolerate Iran's ties with neighbors: advisor...

TEHRAN, Jul. 26 (MNA) Americans cannot tolerate Tehran-Beijing, Tehran-Moscow, and Tehran-Baghdad relations and also Iran's relations with some neighboring countries, said an advisor to Iran's Parliament Speaker....

 2020-07-26 05:24 

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Iran, Brazil review economic ties...

TEHRAN, Jul. 26 (MNA) Senior Iranian and Brazilian officials discussed on Sunday the ways of boosting economic cooperation between the two countries....

 2020-07-26 05:18 

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Iran supports Afghan-led peace talks: Embassy...

TEHRAN, Jul. 26 (MNA) The Iranian embassy in Kabul rejected a US official's misrepresentation of Iran's position on the Afghan peace process, stressing that the Islamic Republic of Iran supports peace talks based on Afghan ownership and leadership...

 2020-07-26 05:07 

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Herd immunity rejected as solution to COVID-19 pandemic...

TEHRAN, Jul. 26 (MNA) Academics from top universities discussed the efficacy of AI-assisted COVID-19 diagnosis system they had proposed months ago, during the 2nd round of MSTF Science Promotion Meeting held on July 22, 2020....

 2020-07-26 04:35 

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Tehran-Tashkent economic relations increasing: VP Nahavandian...

TEHRAN, Jul. 26 (MNA) Iranian Vice President for Economic Affairs Mohammad Nahavandian said that given the serious resolve by the Iranian and Uzbek governments, bilateral relations have improved in various fields....

 2020-07-26 04:16 

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COVID-19 cases pass 16 million worldwide...

TEHRAN, Jul. 26 (MNA) Coronavirus worldwide cases have passed 16 million with the US exceeding 4.31 million cases in total, according to Worldometer figures....

 2020-07-26 04:00 

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Front pages of Iran's English-language dailies on July 26...

TEHRAN, Jul. 26 (MNA) Here are the front pages of Iran's English-language dailies on Sunday, July 26....

 2020-07-26 03:45 

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Briefing on Iran's daily developments...

TEHRAN, Jul. 26 (MNA) The followings are the latest developments in the Islamic Republic of Iran in the last 24 hours....

 2020-07-26 03:26 

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Headlines of Iranian Persian dailies on July 26...

TEHRAN, Jul. 26 (MNA) Mehr News takes a look at the headlines of Iran's Persian-language dailies on Sunday, July 26....

 2020-07-26 01:39 

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Revenge for Lt. Gen. Soleimani to change fate of region...

TEHRAN, Jul. 26 (MNA) First Deputy Speaker of Iranian Parliament Seyyed Amir Hossein Ghazizadeh Hashemi said that the revenge for Lt. Gen. Soleimani will change the fate of the region....

 2020-07-26 00:31 

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Zionism violating fundamental human rights...

TEHRAN, Jul. 26 (MNA) A professor of West Asian & North African Studies Elham Kadkhodaee believes Zionism to be an extremist form of nationalism that negates the most basic human rights....

 2020-07-25 23:44 

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VIDEO: Columbus statue removed from park in Chicago...

TEHRAN, Jul. 26 (MNA) The mayor of Chicago granted permission to remove the statue of Christopher Columbus from Grant Park after people demanded its removal....

 2020-07-25 23:02 

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Police seize 440 kg of narcotics in Yazd...

TEHRAN, Jul. 26 (MNA) The police forces of Yazd province in central Iran have seized 440 kg of illicit drugs in three separate operations, according to the police commander....

 2020-07-25 22:22 

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US left with no option but to withdraw from Iraq...

TEHRAN, Jul. 26 (MNA) The intensification of anti-American attacks in various parts of Iraq has left American terrorists with no other option than to pull out from Iraq....

 2020-07-25 22:00 

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Parliament to address US attack on Iran's airliner...

TEHRAN, Jul. 26 (MNA) Deputy Chairman of the Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Abbas Moghtadaei said that the UN must condemn US attack on the Iranian airliner....

 2020-07-25 21:10 

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Meeting held between PBO chief, Martyrs Foundation's head...

TEHRAN, Jul. 26 (MNA) A meeting was held between Head of Foundation of Martyrs and Veterans Affairs Saeed Ohadi and Head of Plan and Budget Organization (PBO) Mohammad-Bagher Nobakht on Sat....

 2020-07-25 20:00 

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Montazeri urges follow-up on US attack on Iranian airliner...

TEHRAN, Jul. 26 (MNA) Iran's Prosecutor-General Mohammad Jafar Montazeri called on Iranian Foreign Minister to pursue legal actions regarding US attack on the Iranian airliner....

 2020-07-25 18:45 

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'Yalda' to be screened at two festivals in Estonia...

TEHRAN, Jul. 25 (MNA) Iranian feature film 'Yalda, A Night for Forgiveness' directed by Masoud Bakhshi, will be screened at two film festivals in Estonia....

 2020-07-25 18:23 

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Saudi fighter jets launch attack on Yemen...

TEHRAN, Jul. 25 (MNA) In continuation of their aggression on Yemen, Saudi fighter jets violated the ceasefire in the country and launched a series of attacks on the Marib and Saada provinces....

 2020-07-25 17:46 

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Enemies failed in creating duality between science, religion...

TEHRAN, Jul. 25 (MNA) Iranian First Vice President said that malicious plans orchestrated by enemies against Islamic Republic of Iran in creating duality between science and religion were failed....

 2020-07-25 17:14 

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Iran, Azerbaijan emphasize developing transit coop....

TEHRAN, Jul. 25 (MNA) Customs heads of Islamic Republic of Iran and Azerbaijan Republic on Sat. stressed the need to expand and develop transit cooperation....

 2020-07-25 16:44 

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Beirut condemns US harassment of Mahan airliner...

TEHRAN, Jul. 25 (MNA) Lebanese Foreign Minister Nassif Hitti denounced the hostile interception of an Iranian passenger plane in the Syrian airspace by US warplanes....

 2020-07-25 16:15 

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TEDPIX 2.88% higher on Sat....

TEHRAN, Jul. 25 (MNA) TEDPIX, the benchmark of Tehran Stock Exchange, closed 54,711 points higher, or 2.88 percent, to stay at 1,955,858 on Saturday....

 2020-07-25 15:29 

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Bangladesh eager to expand parliamentary coop. with Iran...

TEHRAN, Jul. 25 (MNA) Speaker of Bangladesh Parliament Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury said that her country keens on strengthening parliamentary cooperation and interaction with Iran....

 2020-07-25 15:00 

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Iraqi army arrests prominent ISIL commander in Al Anbar...

TEHRAN, Jul. 25 (MNA) Iraqi Army has arrested one ISIL commander in an operation in west of Al Anbar Governorate....

 2020-07-25 14:41 

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"The Badger" to be released...

TEHRAN, Jul. 25 (MNA) The feature film "The Badger" written and directed by Kazem Mollaie and produced by Sina Saeidian is ready for the world premiere on the 23rd. Shanghai International film festival next week....

 2020-07-25 14:22 

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Regional nations must unite their position to confront US...

TEHRAN, Jul. 25 (MNA) Calling the recent actions by US warplanes against an Iranian airliner' provocative', the spokesman for the Yemeni Ansarullah movement stressed that regional nations must unite their position to confront the US....

 2020-07-25 13:55 

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Iran resolved to preserve balanced ties with Eurasia, E. Asia...

TEHRAN, Jul. 25 (MNA) In a tweet on Saturday, the spokesperson of the Iranian foreign ministry announced that the Islamic Republic is aimed at maintaining its longstanding, balanced, and friendly relations with all Eurasian and East Asian powers....

 2020-07-25 13:40 

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Iran's Toukhteh has 'wisdom beyond his years': AVC...

TEHRAN, Jul. 25 (MNA) The Asian Volleyball Confederation has praised the performance and the growth of Iranian volleyball talent Amir Hossein Toukhteh, noting that the player enjoys wisdom beyond his years....

 2020-07-25 13:20 

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VIDEO: US forces empty China's consulate in Houston...

TEHRAN, Jul. 25 (MNA) Chinese staff departed China's Houston consulate on Friday after the US government ordered the building closed....

 2020-07-25 13:00 

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Iran-Uzbekistan stress on boosting road transport ties...

TEHRAN, Jul. 25 (MNA) In the bilateral meeting of the Iran-Uzbekistan Joint Road Transport Committee, two sides stressed the development of cooperations in the field of road transportation....

 2020-07-25 12:43 

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Mahan airliner passengers can file lawsuit against US army...

TEHRAN, Jul. 25 (MNA) Ali Bagheri Kani said that "All Iranian and non-Iranian passengers of Mahan Airliner can file a complaint against US Army commanders and prosecute for their physical and spiritual damages resulted from the US harassment."...

 2020-07-25 12:20 

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'Resistance' the powerful choice against arrogant powers...

TEHRAN, Jul. 25 (MNA) The Yemeni Ansarrollah condemned the US harassment of Iranian airliner, stressing that Resistance is still the most powerful choice to force arrogant countries not to violate nations' human rights and respect them....

 2020-07-25 12:00 

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US withdraws from Iraqi military base...

TEHRAN, Jul. 25 (MNA) The US-led military coalition has handed over a military base south of the Iraqi capital Baghdad to the country's security forces....

 2020-07-25 11:41 

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Iranian companies play key role in containing COVID-19...

TEHRAN, Jul. 25 (MNA) The Vice President for Science and Technology, Sorena Sattari said that Knowledge-based companies have played a key role in containing coronavirus....

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