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 2021-01-17 11:00 

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FarsNews Agency Trump's Former Chief of Staff Claims Biden Has 'No Control' Over His Own Party...

TEHRAN (FNA)- President-elect Joe Biden faces an uphill struggle to live up to his pledge to unify the United States, Donald Trump's former chief of staff said on Saturday....

 2021-01-17 11:00 

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FarsNews Agency Speaker’s Aide: EU Sanctions on Syrian FM Reminiscent of Trump’s Irrationality...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Parliament Speaker's Special Aide for International Affairs Hossein Amir- Abdollahian strongly condemned the recent European Union (EU) sanctions against Syri ....

 2021-01-17 09:55 

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FarsNews Agency Iran Rejects Rumors on Release of South Korean Tanker...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh ruled out recent rumors on the possible release of the South Korean tanker, stressing that any decision on the iss ....

 2021-01-17 09:53 

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FarsNews Agency AEOI Rules Out EU Troika’s Statement on Metallic Uranium Production...

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) rejected the recent statement of three European governments (UK, France and Germany), stressing that the issue of metall ....

 2021-01-17 09:47 

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FarsNews Agency Migrant Caravan Heads to US from Honduras, Calls on Biden Administration to 'Honor Its Commitments'...

TEHRAN (FNA)- A migrant caravan of reportedly thousands is heading to the United States from Honduras, asking the incoming Biden administration to "honor its commitments", apparent ....

 2021-01-17 09:44 

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FarsNews Agency As Officials Talk of Tighter Lockdown, Italian Restaurants Open Their Doors in Protest...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Though much of Italy remains under strict coronavirus restrictions, restaurants and bars opened their doors in protest....

 2021-01-17 09:44 

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FarsNews Agency Court Documents Show Police Seized Alarming Number of Weapons on Capitol Rioters...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Police seized an alarming number of guns from President Donald Trump's supporters who descended on Washington, D.C., last week and stormed the Capitol in an effort to ....

 2021-01-17 09:36 

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FarsNews Agency Capitol Police Probing Claims GOP Lawmakers Gave Tours to Trump Supporters Before Riot...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Capitol Police said Friday that they are investigating allegations by Democratic members of Congress that Republican lawmakers gave tours of the Capitol to supporters ....

 2021-01-17 09:35 

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FarsNews Agency 13 Israelis Suffer Facial Paralysis After Taking Pfizer COVID Jab, Amid Influx of Reports Detailing Adverse Effects...

TEHRAN (FNA)- At least 13 Israelis have experienced facial paralysis after being administered the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, a month after the US Food and Drug Administration reporte ....

 2021-01-17 09:33 

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FarsNews Agency Thousands Protest in Vienna Against Third Lockdown Extension...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Some 10,000 people marched through the centre of the Austrian capital Vienna on Saturday to protest against restrictions aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19, and ....

 2021-01-17 09:32 

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FarsNews Agency Armed Man Arrested Near Capitol with Unauthorized Inauguration Pass, 500 Rounds of Ammo...

TEHRAN (FNA)- A Virginia man was arrested at a Washington checkpoint near the Capitol with an "unauthorized4; inauguration pass, a gun and more than 500 rounds of ammunition, accord ....

 2021-01-17 09:31 

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FarsNews Agency Report: FBI Investigating If Foreign Actors Funded Capitol Rioters...

TEHRAN (FNA)- The FBI is reportedly investigating if foreign actors funded some of the rioters that breached the US Capitol on January 6, a current and former FBI official told NBC ....

 2021-01-17 09:30 

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FarsNews Agency House Probes Security, Intelligence Failures in Deadly US Capitol Attack...

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Democratic-led House of Representatives on Saturday sent a letter to FBI Director Chris Wray and other agency chiefs seeking information on the intelligence and s ....

 2021-01-17 09:29 

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FarsNews Agency UK Coronavirus Deaths Rise by 1,295 with Fatalities over 1,000 for 5th Day in A Row, 41,346 More Cases...

TEHRAN (FNA)- A Further 1,295 people have died with COVID in the UK - amid warnings the peak of the second wave hasn't yet been reached....

 2021-01-17 09:28 

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FarsNews Agency Capitol Police Report Warned That Congress Could Be Targeted Three Days Before Riot...

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Capitol Police sent an internal intelligence report three days before the deadly Capitol riot that warned of potential for violence, The Washington Post reported....

 2021-01-17 09:26 

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FarsNews Agency Fresh Protests in France Against Controversial Security Bill...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Tens of thousands of protesters marched across France Saturday to denounce a security bill critics say would restrict the filming of police and posting images to soci ....

 2021-01-17 08:01 

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US: Florida National Guard Troops Head to DC to Help with Inauguration Week Security...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Several hundred members of the Florida National Guard left Orlando to help provide security in Washington DC during the week of the presidential inauguration. [VIDEO]...

 2021-01-17 07:11 

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Iran's IRGC Missile, Drone Operations in Massive Military Drills...

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) drills, codenamed the Great Prophet 15, were held with mass launches of ballistic ground-to-ground missiles and operations ....

 2021-01-17 07:11 

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Iran's IRGC Missile, Drone Operations in Massive Military Drills...

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) drills, codenamed the Great Prophet 15, were held with mass launches of ballistic ground-to-ground missiles and operations ....

 2021-01-17 07:11 

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Iran's IRGC Missile, Drone Operations in Massive Military Drills...

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) drills, codenamed the Great Prophet 15, were held with mass launches of ballistic ground-to-ground missiles and operations ....

 2021-01-17 07:11 

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Iran's IRGC Missile, Drone Operations in Massive Military Drills...

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) drills, codenamed the Great Prophet 15, were held with mass launches of ballistic ground-to-ground missiles and operations ....

 2021-01-17 06:19 

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Iran: Semnan Motocross Championships...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Semnan Motocross Championships was held in Sorkheh County , Northern Iran, on Friday. [PHOTOS]...

 2021-01-17 05:01 

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North Korea Unveils Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile at Military Parade...

TEHRAN (FNA)- North Korea has celebrated the end of a rare political meeting by unveiling what appears to be a missile designed to be fired from a submarine. [PHOTOS]...

 2021-01-17 03:01 

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US: Thousand of National Guard Troops Heighten Security at US Capitol Ahead of Biden Inauguration...

TEHRAN (FNA)- A massive US National Guard presence, as well as fences, barricades and heavy police presence was seen securing the US Capitol on Saturday ahead of President-elect Jo ....

 2021-01-17 02:01 

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Indonesia: Search, Rescue Operations Ongoing Following Deadly Quake...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Rescue workers on Indonesia's Sulawesi island continued the grim search for survivors trapped in rubble on Saturday, after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake flattened buildi ....

 2021-01-17 01:01 

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COVID-19: Iran Defense Ministry Distribute Free Food Packages...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran Defense Ministry prepare food packages and distribute them among the poor families across the country amid the battle against COVID-19. [PHOTOS]...

 2021-01-17 00:01 

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Some 6,500 Honduran Migrants in Caravans Traveling North to Guatemala...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Small skirmishes broke out between Honduran security forces and migrants trying to cross the border into Guatemala on Friday night, with Guatemalan officials estimati ....

 2021-01-16 21:01 

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Chile: Police Turn Water Cannon on Anti-Government Protesters...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Hundreds of anti-government protesters faced water cannons and gas as they rallied for the release of detained youths in demonstrations in Santiago. [VIDEO]...

 2021-01-16 20:34 

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Brazil: Sao Paulo Residents Stage Pot-Banging Protest Against Bolsonaro from Their Balconies...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Residents of Sao Paulo banged pots from their windows and balconies as part of a nationwide protest against Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, amid a worsening healt ....

 2021-01-16 20:04 

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Powerful Earthquake in Indonesia's Sulawesi Kills Dozens, Injures Hundreds...

TEHRAN (FNA)- At least 42 people have died with hundreds more injured after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit Indonesia's Sulawesi island early Friday. [PHOTOS]...

 2021-01-16 20:04 

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Powerful Earthquake in Indonesia's Sulawesi Kills Dozens, Injures Hundreds...

TEHRAN (FNA)- At least 42 people have died with hundreds more injured after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit Indonesia's Sulawesi island early Friday. [PHOTOS]...

 2021-01-16 20:04 

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Powerful Earthquake in Indonesia's Sulawesi Kills Dozens, Injures Hundreds...

TEHRAN (FNA)- At least 42 people have died with hundreds more injured after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit Indonesia's Sulawesi island early Friday. [PHOTOS]...

 2021-01-16 20:04 

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Powerful Earthquake in Indonesia's Sulawesi Kills Dozens, Injures Hundreds...

TEHRAN (FNA)- At least 42 people have died with hundreds more injured after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit Indonesia's Sulawesi island early Friday. [PHOTOS]...

 2021-01-16 20:01 

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Moving Out of White House...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Personnel are seen moving items out of the White House in the final days of Donald Trump's presidency. [PHOTOS]...

 2021-01-16 14:56 

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FarsNews Agency Nearly Two Dozen Troops, Vets, Cops Reportedly ID’d Among Trump Loyalists Who Stormed Capitol...

TEHRAN (FNA)- At least 21 current and former soldiers and law enforcement officers have been identified as being at or near the Capitol building during last Wednesday's unrest, AP ....

 2021-01-16 14:52 

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FarsNews Agency Iran, Nicaragua Sign Museum Cooperation Agreement...

TEHRAN (FNA)- National museums of Iran and Nicaragua signed an agreement to broaden mutual cooperation and share experiences in the field, a report said....

 2021-01-16 14:33 

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FarsNews Agency Iran Slams EU Sanctions against Syrian FM, Migrants...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh denounced the European Union's banning of Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad as well as the country's migrants ....

 2021-01-16 14:12 

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FarsNews Agency Rouhani: Iran Trying to Start Vaccination by Late March...

TEHRAN (FNA)- President Hassan Rouhani said his government is doing its best to start mass vaccination before the current Iranian year ends (March 20, 2021), and urged the nation t ....

 2021-01-16 14:08 

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FarsNews Agency Iran’s 4th Volunteer Group to Get Coronavirus Vaccine Jabs on January 19...

TEHRAN (FNA)- An official of Tehran Medical Sciences University announced that a fourth group of volunteers will start going under clinical tests following the success of the COVIR ....

 2021-01-16 13:59 

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FarsNews Agency Poll: Majority Wants Trump Barred from Future Office...

TEHRAN (FNA)- A majority of the public opposed the January 6 attack on Capitol Hill that left five dead, and a majority hold President Donald Trump accountable — saying that he sho ....

 2021-01-16 13:58 

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FarsNews Agency Merkel Ally Armin Laschet Elected New Leader of Germany's CDU Party...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Chancellor Angela Merkel's center-right party on Saturday chose Armin Laschet, the pragmatic governor of Germany's most populous state, as its new leader — sending a ....

 2021-01-16 13:57 

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FarsNews Agency Russia Urges US to Start Dialogue on Washington’s Military Biological Activity...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Russia is inviting the United States to the negotiating table to discuss US military-biological activity near Russia's borders, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman M ....

 2021-01-16 13:57 

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FarsNews Agency ‘We May Never Find Patient Zero’: WHO Urges to Be ‘Careful’ About Attributing Start of COVID-19 Pandemic...

TEHRAN (FNA)- The identity of the initial case of COVID-19, the so-called 'patient zero', might remain a mystery forever, the WHO said, as it called on nations to step up cooperati ....

 2021-01-16 13:57 

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FarsNews Agency UK Records Another 1,280 Coronavirus Deaths, 55,761 Cases...

TEHRAN (FNA)- The UK has recorded another 1,280 coronavirus-related deaths, bringing the total to 87,295, latest government figures showed....

 2021-01-16 13:54 

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FarsNews Agency Hamas: Surge in Coronavirus Infections Among Palestinian Inmates Due to Israel’s Medical Negligence...

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, denounced the deliberate medical negligence of Israeli prison officials, saying the move resulted in recent surge ....

 2021-01-16 13:19 

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FarsNews Agency Iran Starts Clinical Test of Third Home-Made Coronavirus Vaccine...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Spokesman of Iran's Food and Drug Organization (IFDA) Kianoush Jahanpour said that the clinical trial of the third domestically-developed COVID-19 vaccine has been la ....

 2021-01-16 12:01 

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FarsNews Agency Court Filing: Parler CEO, Family Forced into Hiding over Death Threats, Security Breaches...

TEHRAN (FNA)- A new court filing on Friday from the Parler legal team revealed its CEO John Matze and his family are now in hiding over death threats and security breaches they hav ....

 2021-01-16 11:49 

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FarsNews Agency HRW: Israel ‘Systematically Repressed’ Palestinians in 2020...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Human Rights Watch (HRW) said the Israeli regime "systematically repressed and discriminated" against Palestinians last year....

 2021-01-16 11:48 

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FarsNews Agency Coronavirus: Up to 1.3 mln Immigrants Have Left UK in ‘Largest Population Fall Since Second World War’...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Up to 1.3 million immigrants have left the UK the largest population fall since the Second World War with coronavirus the likely cause, a study said....

 2021-01-16 11:45 

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FarsNews Agency IRGC Top Commander: Iran's Strategy Entails Ballistic Missiles Raining Down on Hostile Warships...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Commander Major General Hossein Salami said on Saturday that targeting aircraft carriers and warships by long-range ballistic m ....

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