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 2020-04-06 05:51 

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Rouhani appoints head of Iran's Red Crescent Society...

TEHRAN, Apr. 06 (MNA) President Hassan Rouhani has appointed Karim Hemmati as the new head of the country's Red Crescent Society (IRCS)....

 2020-04-06 05:29 

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Distributing 150k bottles of hand sanitizer...

TEHRAN, Apr. 06 (MNA) In a ceremony on Sunday, 150,000 bottles of hand sanitizer produced by Khwarizmi Technology Development, valued at around 120 billion rials (near $800,000), were offered to hospitals in 20 different provinces....

 2020-04-06 05:05 

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Coronavirus cases at nearly 1.3mn worldwide with over 69k deaths...

TEHRAN, Apr. 06 (MNA) In the past 24 hours, countries around the world have reported 71,124 new cases of coronavirus, which brings the total number of infections since its outbreak to 1,274,214....

 2020-04-06 04:37 

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Iran to assist nationals quarantined in Kuwait: embassy...

TEHRAN, Apr. 06 (MNA) Iran's Embassy in Kuwait says the Islamic Republic is pursuing the health conditions of the Iranian nationals quarantined in Kuwait due to the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-04-06 04:06 

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Rouhani urges for adopting required measures to resume economic activities...

TEHRAN, Apr. 06 (MNA) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that all required measured must be adopted to resume the economic activities of the country with people's health prioritized....

 2020-04-06 03:49 

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Iran lauds China's commitment in COVID-19 battle...

TEHRAN, Apr. 06 (MNA) Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi hailed China's commitment in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic known as COVID-19 and its efforts to assist other countries to contain the virus outbreak....

 2020-04-06 00:27 

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'Old Man's Heavy Sleep' goes to Southeast Regional Filmfest....

TEHRAN, Apr. 06 (MNA) Iranian short piece 'Old Man's Heavy Sleep', directed by Mostafa Rostampour, has made it into the competition program of the 3rd Annual Southeast Regional Film Festival in the US....

 2020-04-05 22:16 

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VIDEO: 100-year-old man recovers from coronavirus...

TEHRAN, Apr. 06 (MNA) A 100-year-old man from Qom, who had contracted COVID-19, made full recovery on Saturday. According to the latest reports, the number of recovered patients from the novel coronavirus in Iran stands at 22,011, with a total of 58,226 i...

 2020-04-05 20:26 

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Kuwait to resume importing foodstuff from Iran...

TEHRAN, Apr. 06 (MNA) Kuwait's Ministry of Commerce and Industry on Sun. announced that it will resume imports of foodstuff from the Islamic Republic of Iran which had been halted after the outbreak of coronavirus....

 2020-04-05 19:05 

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Coronavirus outbreak casts doubt on Trump's victory: intl. analysts...

TEHRAN, Apr. 06 (MNA) International analysts maintain that the spread of COVID-19 and its negative impact on the US economy has reduced the chances of victory for Donald Trump in the upcoming presidential election....

 2020-04-05 18:39 

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Coronavirus-themed 3D video-mapping images in various countries...

TEHRAN, Apr. 05 (MNA) Various countries, including Iran, have used 3D video-mapping images to voice solidarity with each other in their fight to contain the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-04-05 18:00 

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Armed Forces set up 10,000 hospital beds for coronavirus patients...

TEHRAN, Apr. 05 (MNA) Iranian Minister of Defense Brigadier General Amir Hatami said that the Armed Forces prepared and set up more than 10,000 hospital beds for post-treatment for patients with coronavirus....

 2020-04-05 17:34 

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Iranians' capabilities in fighting COVID-19 "source of pride": Pres. Rouhani...

TEHRAN, Apr. 05 (MNA) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that capabilities of Iranian expert and researchers in combating coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, is a source of pride for the nation....

 2020-04-05 17:05 

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1st India-Iran-Afghanistan intermodal transport operational under TIR convention...

TEHRAN, Apr. 05 (MNA) Iran's Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA) announced on Sunday that the first India-Iran-Afghanistan intermodal transport, using Transports Internationaux Routiers (TIR) has been completed....

 2020-04-05 16:11 

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Rouhani visits knowledge-based companies' anti-coronavirus exhibition...

TEHRAN, Apr. 05 (MNA) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, on Sunday evening, paid a visit to an exhibition showcasing the achievements of the Iranian knowledge-based companies active in fight against the coronavirus....

 2020-04-05 16:10 

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Heads of states wish speedy recovery for Iran's Parl. speaker...

TEHRAN, Apr. 05 (MNA) Heads of states and leaders of Islamic movements in separate messages have wished Iran's Parliament Speaker a speedy recovery from coronavirus....

 2020-04-05 15:19 

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Coronavirus pandemic not to weaken the Islamic Republic: Pollack...

TEHRAN, Apr. 05 (MNA) Former CIA analyst Kenneth Pollack believes that there is currently no evidence that the coronavirus crisis has undermined the capabilities of the Islamic Republic of Iran....

 2020-04-05 14:31 

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SP gas extraction capacity exceeds 700mn cmd: POGC head...

TEHRAN, Apr. 05 (MNA) Managing Director of Pars Oil and Gas Company (POGC) Mohammad Meshkinfam announced on Sunday that daily gas extraction capacity at South Pars gas field has surpassed 700 million cubic meters....

 2020-04-05 13:52 

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Trump more dangerous than coronavirus: Shamkhani...

TEHRAN, Apr. 05 (MNA) Stating that sanctions on medical equipment are illegal and inhuman, Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani said that Trump is more dangerous than coronavirus....

 2020-04-05 13:41 

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Libyan former PM dies of coronavirus...

TEHRAN, Apr. 05 (MNA) Libya's former acting Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril passed away after contracting the coronavirus in Egypt....

 2020-04-05 13:10 

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Police confiscates 714 kg illicit drugs in Iran's Mirjaveh...

TEHRAN, Apr. 05 (MNA) The police forces of the Sistan and Baluchestan province have busted a consignment of illicit drugs in the southeastern borders....

 2020-04-05 12:30 

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Development of tourism industry can attract investors: official...

TEHRAN, Apr. 05 (MNA) Kordestan province Deputy Governor General for Economic Affairs Khaled Jafari said that the development of the tourism industry, in addition to generating sustainable employment, can lead to the attraction of investors....

 2020-04-05 11:54 

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Iran's RIPI to commercialize Micro-CHP products...

TEHRAN, Apr. 05 (MNA) The Research Institute of Petroleum Industry (RIPI) will commercialize heat and electrical demand products as well as generator engines based on OHVG gas-based engine technology....

 2020-04-05 11:25 

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'Limit' to go on screen in Columbus Intl. Filmfest....

TEHRAN, Apr. 05 (MNA) Iranian short piece 'Limit', directed by Javad Daraei, will be screened at the 68th edition of Columbus International Film & Animation Festival in the US....

 2020-04-05 10:31 

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Multiple fatalities reported at coal mine blast in Colombia...

TEHRAN, Apr. 05 (MNA) An accidental explosion at a Colombian coal mine in Cucunuba, near Bogota, on Saturday, left eleven people killed and four injured, according to the local fire department....

 2020-04-05 10:14 

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Markazi province nears $1 billion of annual exports...

TEHRAN, Apr. 05 (MNA) About 1.8 million tons of non-oil commodities worth $977.6 million were exported from the central Iranian province of Markazi during the past fiscal year (ended March 19), a senior official at the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Adm...

 2020-04-05 10:00 

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Unveiling of homegrown electro-optical system for checking body temperature...

TEHRAN, Apr. 05 (MNA) An Iranian-made electro-optical screening system for checking body temperature at crowded places to contain coronavirus was unveiled on Sunday at Baqiyatallah Hospital in Tehran....

 2020-04-05 09:53 

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Iran coronavirus death toll climbs to 3,603 with over 58,000 infections...

TEHRAN, Apr. 05 (MNA) As of Sunday, the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Iran has reached 58,226, with a total death toll of 3,603....

 2020-04-05 09:19 

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Path of Resistance to continue until goals, aspirations realized: Velayati...

TEHRAN, Apr. 05 (MNA) Top Adviser to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution for International Affairs Ali Akbar Velayati said that path of the Resistance will continue until the objectives and aspirations are materialized....

 2020-04-05 08:30 

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High risk jobs to remain shut down until April 19: Pres. Rouhani...

TEHRAN, Apr. 05 (MNA) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Sun. that jobs with the highest risk of exposure to coronavirus will remain shut down until April 19, while low risk jobs may resume activity from April 11....

 2020-04-05 08:00 

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Defense Ministry to produce third generation of COVID-19 test kits...

TEHRAN, Apr. 05 (MNA) A high ranking official with the Iranian Ministry of Defense said that scientists of the body are working to produce the third generation of COVID-19 test kits....

 2020-04-05 07:36 

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Navy's mobile hospital for COVID-19 patients in Bandar Abbas...

BANDAR ABBAS, Apr. 05 (MNA) The Iranian Navy has launched a 100-bed mobile hospital in the southern city of Bandar Abbas, offering medical services to coronavirus patients....

 2020-04-05 07:19 

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85,230 new cases of coronavirus infection worldwide in 24 hours...

TEHRAN, Apr. 05 (MNA) In the past 24 hours, countries around the world have reported a total of 85,230 new cases of coronavirus, which brings the total number of infections since its outbreak to 1,203,090....

 2020-04-05 06:28 

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Intl. oil market cornered by coronavirus, Iranian economy remains resilient: energy expert...

TEHRAN, Apr. 05 (MNA) President of Vienna Energy Research Group believes the Iranian economy was oil-reliant but the country learnt, under US sanctions, how to scaffold its oil industry and economic structure over the years. Presently, Iran is not a loser...

 2020-04-05 05:35 

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Science min. to support natl., intl. researches in fight against coronavirus...

TEHRAN, Apr. 05 (MNA) The Ministry of Science, Research and Technology will back national and international researches in line with combating coronavirus, also known as COVID-19....

 2020-04-05 05:13 

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Iran-made system able to diagnose COVID-19 in less than 2 minutes...

TEHRAN, Apr. 05 (MNA) Researchers at Sharif University of Technology have designed and developed an AI-assisted system that can diagnose the novel coronavirus in a few minutes....

 2020-04-05 04:53 

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Six wells drilled by NIDC in half a month...

TEHRAN, Apr. 05 (MNA) During the first 15 days of the new Iranian calendar year which began on March 21, the National Iranian Drilling Company (NIDC) has drilled six oil and gas wells....

 2020-04-05 04:26 

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Iran's daily production of face masks to hit 4mn by mid-April...

TEHRAN, Apr. 05 (MNA) Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade Reza Rahmani said the daily production of face masks in Iran will hit 4 million by mid-April amid the country's efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-04-05 04:00 

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'Copper Notes of a Dream' picked winner at Doc. Filmfest. Munich...

TEHRAN, Apr. 05 (MNA) Iranian documentary 'Copper Notes of a Dream' by Reza Farahmand has been picked as one of the 15 winners of the 35th International Documentary Film Festival Munich in Germany....

 2020-04-05 03:29 

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Iranian border guard martyred in Saravan region...

ZAHEDAN, Apr. 05 (MNA) An Iranian Basij border guard was martyred on Saturday in an armed clash with gunmen in an outlying border region in the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan....

 2020-04-04 23:02 

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Over 87,000 smuggled fuel seized in SE Iran...

TEHRAN, Apr. 05 (MNA) The Police Chief of Sistan and Baluchestan province said on Saturday that some 87,000 liters of smuggled fuel were seized in the past week....

 2020-04-04 20:34 

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Parliament to investigate coronavirus' economic damages on Tue....

TEHRAN, Apr. 05(MNA) Spokesman for the presiding board of the parliament announced on Saturday that the Parliament is to investigate the economic damages to the country due to coronavirus outbreak on Tuesday, in an open session which will be the first ses...

 2020-04-04 19:02 

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A 102-year-old Iranian woman overcomes COVID-19: official...

TEHRAN, Apr. 05 (MNA) A 102-year-old Iranian woman from Zanjan province, who was diagnosed with COVID-19, managed to defeat the disease after eight days and was discharged from Imam Hussein (PBUH) Hospital of this province....

 2020-04-04 18:00 

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VIDEO: A tour through Qajar Museum of Tabriz...

TABRIZ, Apr. 04 (MNA) While the new coronavirus pandemic has hampered tourist visits to historical sites, this video tries to give a tour of Amir Nezam House, or the Qajar Museum of Tabriz, to the history lovers....

 2020-04-04 17:29 

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Iran's embassy in Spain issues announcement on Iranians seeking to return...

TEHRAN, Apr. 04 (MNA) Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Spain issued an announcement on Sat. regarding Iranians who want to return to their country from Spain after the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-04-04 17:00 

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Russian FM slams global players' unwillingness to lift sanctions amid pandemic...

TEHRAN, Apr. 04 (MNA) Moscow calls on all countries to closely coordinate their coronavirus response efforts in order to minimize the death toll and the pandemic's negative impact on the global economy, the Russian Foreign Ministry said....

 2020-04-04 16:31 

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Iran to hold unprecedented 'online' Tai Chi tournament...

TEHRAN, Apr. 04 (MNA) For the first time in the history of martial arts, Iran's Wushu federation has decided to hold an online Tai Chi competition for Iranians across the country....

 2020-04-04 16:00 

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FM spox reacts to Pompeo's remarks on Iranian diplomats...

TEHRAN, Apr. 04 (MNA) In reaction to the remarks of the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accusing Iranian diplomats of assassination, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi stressed that the US diplomats have long been involved in equipping and ...

 2020-04-04 15:26 

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US military forces in Iraq to be treated as 'occupiers': statement...

TEHRAN, Apr. 04 (MNA) Eight groups of Iraqi Resistance Movement in a joint statement on Sat. said that US military forces in Iraq are considered as 'occupier' and announced that they would turn Iraq into hell for occupiers....

 2020-04-04 15:00 

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2 medical aid cargoes to arrive in Tehran from Beijing tonight...

TEHRAN, Apr. 04(MNA) Iran's ambassador to China, in a tweet, announced that two health and medical aid consignments will be sent to Iran from Beijing on Saturday night....

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