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 2020-03-31 08:30 

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Covid-19 infects more than 780k patients across globe...

TEHRAN, Mar. 31 (MNA) As of Tuesday, the number of cases of the novel coronavirus has reached more than 786,957 worldwide, some 165,932 people have recovered, and more than 37,843 have died....

 2020-03-31 07:41 

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Nation's coop. main reason for success in combat against COVID-19: Rouhani...

TEHRAN, Mar. 31 (MNA) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani hailed the nation's cooperation with the government in the fight against the coronavirus naming it the major factor in the success of the administration in this regard....

 2020-03-31 07:03 

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Iran marks 42nd anniversary of Islamic Republic Day...

TEHRAN, Mar. 31 (MNA) Today is the 42nd anniversary of announcing the Islamic Republic as Iran's ruling system after people overwhelmingly voted in favor of this establishment in a nationwide referendum....

 2020-03-31 07:03 

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Iran marks 41st anniversary of Islamic Republic Day...

TEHRAN, Mar. 31 (MNA) Today is the 41st anniversary of announcing the Islamic Republic as Iran's ruling system after people overwhelmingly voted in favor of this establishment in a nationwide referendum....

 2020-03-31 06:59 

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Army's convalescent center for COVID-19 patients in Ahvaz...

AHVAZ, Mar. 31 (MNA) Iranian armed forces are establishing special centers for the coronavirus infected patients who have been discharged from hospitals to get through the full convalescence period. Here is a 150-bed center equipped by Army in Ahvaz, Khuz...

 2020-03-31 06:25 

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Iran calls for peaceful settlement of conflicts over Nagorno-Karabakh...

TEHRAN, Mar. 31 (MNA) Spokesperson for the Iranian foreign ministry urged the peaceful settlement of conflicts over Nagorno-Karabakh in reaction to the forthcoming elections in the disputed region....

 2020-03-31 06:06 

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US seeking revenge through coronavirus: Zarif...

TEHRAN, Mar. 31 (MNA) In a tweet in Arabic on Tuesday, Iranian FM Mohammad Javad Zarif lashed out the US policies during coronavirus pandemic underlining that Americans are seeking revenge through a human disaster....

 2020-03-31 05:28 

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Zarif holds phone talk on coronavirus pandemic with Mauritanian counterpart...

TEHRAN, Mar. 31 (MNA) Iranian FM Mohammad Javad Zarif discussed the issues pertaining to the coronavirus pandemic with his Mauritanian counterpart Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed....

 2020-03-31 04:39 

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Region can achieve sustainable peace only through resistance: MFA...

TEHRAN, Mar. 31 (MNA) Iran's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a statement on the occasion of Palestine Land Day, highlighting that resistance against the occupying Zionist regime is the main approach to establish peace in the region....

 2020-03-30 21:32 

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44th anniversary of "Land Day" in Palestine, Resistance still main option...

TEHRAN, Mar. 31 (MNA) March 30th marks the 44th anniversary of Land Day and the Palestinians still emphasize the Resistance Movement to take back their occupied territories from the Zionist Regime....

 2020-03-30 16:18 

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VIDEO: Wildlife in Iran's Mahvelat...

MAHVELAT, Mar. 30 (MNA) Mahvelat wildlife looks more beautiful in the spring season. Due to its special ecological status, it is the main habitat of the two species of deer and bustard. Fox, wild cat, wolf, hyena, wild rabbit, and all kinds of aquatic bir...

 2020-03-30 15:00 

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IRICA calls on WCO to introduce health protocol instead of borders closure...

TEHRAN, Mar. 30 (MNA) In a letter to the Secretary-General of the World Customs Organization, the head of the Iranian Customs Administration suggested that trade between countries should continue with the setting up of health protocols during the outbreak...

 2020-03-30 14:32 

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Iran's new envoys to Malaysia, Thailand begin diplomatic activities...

TEHRAN, Mar. 30 (MNA) New Iranian ambassadors to Malaysia and Thailand began their diplomatic activities....

 2020-03-30 14:08 

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Firefighters disinfecting a neighborhood in E Tehran...

TEHRAN, Mar. 30 (MNA) Firefighters disinfected Pirouzi neighborhood, in east Tehran, as a measure against the spread of COVID-19 in the city....

 2020-03-30 13:59 

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US claim that drug is not sanctioned baseless: spox...

TEHRAN, Mar. 30 (MNA) Stating that the US only claims that sanctions have had no effect on medicine, Iranian government spokesman Ali Rabiei said that it is a baseless claim and Iran has faced sanctions and coronavirus challenge at the same time....

 2020-03-30 13:11 

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Police bust 123 kg of opium in Khorasan Razavi...

TEHRAN, Mar. 30 (MNA) The police forces of Razavi Khorasan Province have seized 123 kilograms of opium in the past 24 hours, said the border guard commander....

 2020-03-30 12:37 

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Uni. students call on UNESCO to help lift sanctions against Iran...

TEHRAN, Mar. 30 (MNA) A group of Iranian students sent a letter to Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), calling for help to lift anti-Iran sanctions amid coronavirus outbreak....

 2020-03-30 11:55 

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Coronavirus hits MKO terrorists camp in Albania, kills one: source...

TEHRAN, Mar. 30 (MNA) An informed source revealed that the novel coronavirus outbreak has infected a number of Mujaheddin-e Khalq Organization terrorists while also killing one....

 2020-03-30 11:29 

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Producing protective clothes for medical staff...

TEHRAN, Mar. 30 (MNA) A group of Basij forces in Ahvaz, Khuzestan province, has launched a workshop producing protective clothes needed by the medical staff who are at the frontline of the fight against the COVID-19....

 2020-03-30 11:04 

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FM Zarif calls US sanctions amid coronavirus pandemic 'medical terrorism'...

TEHRAN, Mar. 30 (MNA) In his op-ed for Russia's Kommersant newspaper, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called sanctions, imposed on Iran by the US amid the coronavirus pandemic, "medical terrorism."...

 2020-03-30 10:54 

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Mustafa Prize winner develops novel Covid-19 test...

TEHRAN, Mar. 30 (MNA) Jackie Ying and her team at A*STAR's NanoBio Lab invented a test kit that can detect coronavirus in five minutes....

 2020-03-30 10:28 

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Turkey delivers medical aid cargo to Iran to fight outbreak...

TEHRAN, Mar. 30 (MNA) Turkey has delivered the consignment of medical aid to Iran to help the country with fighting against the coronavirus outbreak....

 2020-03-30 10:01 

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German state minister commits suicide over COVID-19 concerns...

TEHRAN, Mar. 30 (MNA) Thomas Schaefer, the finance minister of Germany's Hesse state, has killed himself after apparently becoming worried over how to manage economic consequences of COVID-19 outbreak, according to state premier Volker Bouffier on Sun...

 2020-03-30 09:36 

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Iran coronavirus update: 41,495 infections, 2,757 deaths...

TEHRAN, Mar. 30 (MNA) Iran's Health Ministry Spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said on Monday that the death toll from the coronavirus outbreak, officially known as COVID-19, in Iran has risen to 2,757 with 41,495 confirmed cases....

 2020-03-30 09:19 

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PMU launches anti-ISIL operation in Nineveh, Saladin...

TEHRAN, Mar. 30 (MNA) Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), better known by the Arabic name Hashd al-Sha'abi, announced the start of the operation 'Spring of Great Victories' in two governorates of Saladin and Nineveh to eliminate the remnan...

 2020-03-30 08:39 

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MoD mass produces test kit able to detect COVID-19 in 3 hours with 98% accuracy...

TEHRAN, Mar. 30 (MNA) The Iranian Defense Ministry has unveiled a new generation of test kits that can detect the COVID-19 with high accuracy and in three hours....

 2020-03-30 07:59 

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Travel restrictions in Sanandaj due to coronavirus...

SANANDAJ, Mar. 30 (MNA) As coronavirus continues to spread, the Iranian government decided to enforce limitations on people's commutes across the country, including Sanandaj in Kordestan Province. In this regard, police and Iranian Red Crescent forces...

 2020-03-30 07:28 

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"We may take stricter measures to combat coronavirus": Veep...

TEHRAN, Mar. 30 (MNA) Iranian First Vice President Es'hagh Jahangiri said that the government will have to make tougher decisions to fight against the coronavirus outbreak if needed....

 2020-03-30 06:46 

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Subway networks easing travel through Iranian metropolises...

TEHRAN, Mar. 30 (MNA) Expansion of the subway network has gained momentum among the Iranian authorities, for whom providing a decent and eco-friendly means of transportation has become a serious concern....

 2020-03-30 06:08 

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World Athletics wishes corona-infected Hadadi speedy recovery...

TEHRAN, Mar. 30 (MNA) The World Athletics has wished discus thrower Ehsan Hadadi success in his fight against the novel coronavirus infection....

 2020-03-30 05:32 

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World will fail again if pandemic fails to stop unilateralism: Zarif...

TEHRAN, Mar. 30 (MNA) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif stressed if the global coronavirus epidemic fails to stop melancholy in politics and irresponsible unilateralism, the world and its moral values will fail again....

 2020-03-30 04:39 

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Global coronavirus death toll climbs to near 34,000 with over 722,000 infections...

TEHRAN, Mar. 30 (MNA) As of Monday, the number of cases of the novel coronavirus has reached more than 722,000 worldwide, some 151,766 people have recovered, and more than 33,900 have died....

 2020-03-29 19:10 

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US suspicious hostile moves against Iraqi Hashd al-Sha'abi...

TEHRAN, Mar. 30 (MNA) US terrorist forces have initiated some suspicious moves against the Iraqi Resistance groups, however, Hashd al-Sha'abi is completely ready against any hostile actions....

 2020-03-29 18:40 

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Russia to support Iran amid medical sanctions: Russian official...

TEHRAN, Mar. 29 (MNA) A shipment containing medical masks, disinfectant gels and medical equipment from Moscow was delivered to Iran's Ambassador to Russia....

 2020-03-29 15:09 

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Defense min. paying visit to factories producing anti-corona fight supplies...

TEHRAN, Mar. 29 (MNA) Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami paid a visit on Sunday to the factories, run by the body, to produce masks, disinfectants, and special clothing for the medical staff in coronavirus sectors in hospitals....

 2020-03-29 14:31 

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Palestinian movement voices solidarity with Iran amid coronavirus...

TEHRAN, Mar. 29 (MNA) The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) announced its full solidarity with the Iranian nation and government in the wake of US criminal sanctions even in coronavirus outbreak....

 2020-03-29 14:07 

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VIDEO: Breathtaking scenery of Gahar Lake in W Iran...

TEHRAN, Mar. 29 (MNA) Gahar Lake, one of the most beautiful highland lakes of Iran, is located in the Oshtorankuh protected zone, Lorestan province. The lake is filled by Oshtorankuh springs, waterfalls and spring wells and its water volume is constant du...

 2020-03-29 13:32 

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FM seeking to return Iranian students from Italy: spox. Mousavi...

TEHRAN, Mar. 29 (MNA) Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi said that the request for the return of Iranian students stranded in Italy is under serious investigation and will be followed up....

 2020-03-29 13:03 

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Zarif urges world to "stop aiding war crimes" as US sanctions impede Iran's anti-corona fight...

TEHRAN, Mar. 29 (MNA) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif slammed the 'immoral' US sanctions as 'economic and medical terrorism'....

 2020-03-29 12:37 

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MoD doing its utmost to help country with anti-corona fight: Hatami...

TEHRAN, Mar. 29 (MNA) Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said that the Defense Industry Organization and other departments, without any interruptions, are doing their utmost to help the people and the health sector to fight against cor...

 2020-03-29 12:11 

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Leader appreciates Iran's health sector...

TEHRAN, Mar. 29 (MNA) Appreciating the efforts of the health sector, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei emphasized that utilizing the help of the Basij forces and the popular volunteers would greatly help to confront this epide...

 2020-03-29 11:38 

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Controlling commutes in Bandar Abbas...

BANDAR ABBAS, Mar. 29 (MNA) Following the adoption of 'social distancing' regulations across the country to fight the spread of coronavirus, only residents can enter cities. These footage shows one of the entrances of Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan provi...

 2020-03-29 11:12 

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62 Arab organizations call on UN to help lift anti-Iranian sanctions amid outbreak...

TEHRAN, Mar. 29 (MNA) Some 62 Arab organizations and associations signed a joint statement, calling for an immediate lifting of anti-Iranian sanctions in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak....

 2020-03-29 10:31 

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Iraq calls for lifting or decreasing anti-Iranian sanctions...

TEHRAN, Mar. 29 (MNA) Iraq's Prime Minister-designate Adnan Al-Zurufi said that in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the international community should lift sanctions against Iran....

 2020-03-29 09:53 

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VIDEO: Disinfecting public places in Mashhad against COVID-19...

TEHRAN, Mar. 29 (MNA) To combat the spread of the novel coronavirus, the personnel of Mashhad municipality is on a round-the-clock mission to disinfect the city's public places....

 2020-03-29 09:20 

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2,901 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Iran: spokesman...

TEHRAN, Mar. 29 (MNA) According to the latest reports by Iran's health ministry, the death toll from the novel coronavirus outbreak, officially known as COVID-19, in Iran has risen to 2,640 with 38,309 confirmed cases....

 2020-03-29 09:10 

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35-day-old baby tests positive for COVID-19 in NE Iran...

TEHRAN, Mar. 29 (MNA) A 35-day-old baby has confirmed being infected by the COVID-19 in Gonabad, Khorasan Razavi province, according to officials....

 2020-03-29 08:28 

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IRGC's Ground Force staging bio-defense drill in Semnan...

SEMNAN, Mar. 29 (MNA) Given the necessity to organize the resources in the fight against coronavirus outbreak, the environmental cleaning operations and biological defense drill of IRGC's Ground Force was held in Semnan....

 2020-03-29 08:27 

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Gov't backing forerunners of health with all its might: Pres. Rouhani...

TEHRAN, Mar. 29 (MNA) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani appreciated the health sector, saying that the government will support them with all its might....

 2020-03-29 07:54 

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Mustafa Prize Laureate Ugur Sahin makes breakthrough in finding Covid-19 Vaccine...

TEHRAN, Mar. 29 (MNA) Ugur Sahin's BioNTech has made great advances in developing a vaccine for Covid-19, ready to be tested on humans by the end of April....

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