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 2020-03-18 14:52 

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Workshop for producing face mask in Ahvaz...

AHVAZ, Mar. 18 (MNA) In line with preventing the outbreak of coronavirus in Iran, a workshop in the field of producing face mask was launched by women in Ahvaz, Khuzestan province....

 2020-03-18 14:11 

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Consignment aid from China Atomic Energy Authority arrives in Iran...

TEHRAN, Mar. 18 (MNA) China Atomic Energy Authority, which is in cooperation with Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Atomic (AEOI), has dispatched a consignment aid to Iran amid the coronavirus epidemic in the country....

 2020-03-18 13:42 

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Health min. describes status of coronavirus in Iran to WHO head...

TEHRAN, Mar. 18 (MNA) Iran's Minister of Health and Medical Education Saeed Namaki and the Director-General of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom held a teleconference on Wednesday on the latest issues on coronavirus outbreak in Iran....

 2020-03-18 13:20 

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China sends 30 tons of health, medical aids to Iran to fight coronavirus outbreak...

TEHRAN, Mar. 18 (MNA) Health and medical consignment of Beijing Municipality was delivered to Tehran Municipality in order to combat novel coronavirus....

 2020-03-18 12:51 

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VIDEO: Paris almost deserted amid COVID-19 lockdown...

TEHRAN, Mar. 18 (MNA) The footage published by the AFP shows the almost deserted street of rue de Rivoli in Paris, a famous shopping street near the Louvre museum, on Wednesday....

 2020-03-18 12:19 

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Sidelines of Rouhani cabinet's last session of the year...

TEHRAN, Mar. 18 (MNA) Cabinet held its last session of the year 1398 on Wednesday morning in Tehran. President Rouhani talked about the most important topics of the year after the session....

 2020-03-18 11:49 

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Only Olympics gold satisfies Iran Karate star Sara Bahmanyar...

TEHRAN, Mar. 18 (MNA) Iranian karate practitioner Sara Bahmanyar said that she has firmly set the aim of clinching the 2020 Tokyo Olympics gold medal....

 2020-03-18 11:36 

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US deliberately causing humanitarian disaster in Iran...

TEHRAN, Mar. 18 (MNA) In a statement on Twitter, Iranian embassy in Russia announced that the US is causing a deliberate humanitarian disaster amid the coronavirus epidemic in Iran by imposing sanctions and blocking imports of medical equipment into the c...

 2020-03-18 11:00 

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Iran coronavirus update: 17,361 infections, 1,135 deaths...

TEHRAN, Mar. 18 (MNA) Iran's Deputy Health Minister Alireza Raeisi announced on Wednesday that the death toll from the coronavirus outbreak, officially known as COVID-19, in Iran has risen to 1,135 with 17,361 confirmed cases....

 2020-03-18 10:54 

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Official lashes out at US' 'disgusting' claims of readiness to help Iran with Covid-19...

TEHRAN, Mar. 18 (MNA) The Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Affairs censured US sanctions against Iran which have affected the process of containing the Covid-19 outbreak....

 2020-03-18 10:22 

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Improvement in advanced tech. top priority in new year: defense min....

TEHRAN, Mar. 18 (MNA) Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami named achieving advanced technologies as the top priority of his ministry in the new Iranian calendar year 1399 (starting March 21, 2020)....

 2020-03-18 10:10 

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Iraq's PM-designate vows to prepare free, fair elections within a year...

TEHRAN, Mar. 18 (MNA) Adnan al-Zurfi, who has been designated by President Barham Salih as Iraq's prime minister, says his top priority is to set the stage for the holding of free and untainted parliamentary elections within a year from forming the ne...

 2020-03-18 10:00 

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Guardian Council introduces 80 amendments to next year budget bill...

TEHRAN, Mar. 18 (MNA) Guardian Council spokesman Abbas Ali Kadkhodaie said in a presser held through video-conferencing on Wednesday that the Council has drafted 80 amendments to the next year's budget bill....

 2020-03-18 09:39 

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COVID-19 revealing little parts of fundamental shifting of global ordering: Prof. Larry Backer...

TEHRAN, Mar. 18 (MNA) Prof. Larry Backer believes that the most important development going on the international arena is the exposure of the fundamental shifting of the basic premises of global ordering, however, manifested in a local context....

 2020-03-18 09:11 

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MFA raps certain Arab states for opposing Iran's call for end to US sanctions...

TEHRAN, Mar. 18 (MNA) Iranian Foreign Ministry in a statement has censured certain Arab and Muslim countries for refusing to back Iran's call for an end to the US' unjust sanctions amid the coronavirus outbreak....

 2020-03-18 08:31 

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Enemy's economic pressure fails to defeat Iranian nation: Rouhani...

TEHRAN, Mar. 18 (MNA) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani praised the achievements made by the Iranian nation during the lunar year 1398 which ends on Friday....

 2020-03-18 08:17 

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Staying home during coronavirus outbreak...

TEHRAN, Mar. 18 (MNA) As the number of infected cases and the death toll from the novel coronavirus outbreak in Iran soars, officials have been advising people to stay at home and avoid unnecessary travels....

 2020-03-18 08:15 

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US must respond to own responsibility in developing coronavirus instead of accusing others...

TEHRAN, Mar. 18 (MNA) Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani said on Wed. that US officials, instead of falsely accusing Iran and China, should respond to the international demands regarding its role in...

 2020-03-18 07:45 

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Greece calls for lifting US sanctions against Iran...

TEHRAN, Mar. 18 (MNA) The Director General of Greek Foreign Ministry for International Organizations Andrea Papadakis on Wed. urged lifting of US sanctions imposed against the Islamic Republic of Iran....

 2020-03-18 07:05 

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Global coronavirus death toll climbs to 7,989...

TEHRAN, Mar. 18 (MNA) According to the latest reports, 198,739 people have so far been diagnosed with COVID-19 epidemic around the world, with the death toll having jumped to 7,989....

 2020-03-18 06:39 

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Talks underway in IMF on offering emergency loan to Iran: spox...

TEHRAN, Mar. 18 (MNA) A spokesperson in the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said that talks are underway in the international body on giving Iran the requested $5 billion to fight the coronavirus outbreak....

 2020-03-18 06:19 

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Iranian, Swedish FMs discuss coronavirus outbreak over phone...

TEHRAN, Mar. 18 (MNA) The Foreign Ministers of Iran and Sweden discussed a range of issues in a telephone conversation on Tuesday night....

 2020-03-18 05:54 

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Tajikistan's president felicitates Pres. Rouhani on Nowruz...

TEHRAN, Mar. 18 (MNA) Tajikistan's President Emomali Rahmon in a message on Wed. felicitated his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on the advent of Nowruz, the Persian New Year celebration which is also celebrated in Tajikistan....

 2020-03-18 05:27 

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US imposes new round of sanctions on Iran amid COVID-19 outbreak...

TEHRAN, Mar. 18 (MNA) Washington announced a fresh round of sanctions on Tehran as a continuation of its so-called 'maximum pressure' campaign while Iran is grappling with the coronavirus outbreak....

 2020-03-18 05:12 

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World needs solidarity as coronavirus pandemic worsens: Iranian envoy...

TEHRAN, Mar. 18 (MNA) Iranian Ambassador to France Bahram Ghasemi pointed to the impact of US inhuman sanctions against Iranian people and emphasized that the world needs to come together as coronavirus pandemic worsens round the globe....

 2020-03-18 04:51 

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Croatian president voices solidarity with Iran amid coronavirus...

TEHRAN, Mar. 18 (MNA) Croatian President Zoran Milanovi, whose country currently holds the rotatory presidency of the EU, voiced the bloc's decisive support of the Iran nuclear deal and expressed solidarity with Iranian people amid the coronavirus out...

 2020-03-18 04:46 

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Gas sweetening plant launched at Maroon oil co....

TEHRAN, Mar. 18 (MNA) The first phase of a gas sweetening project has been launched at No. 3 Complex of Maroon Oil and Gas Production Company (MOGPC)....

 2020-03-18 02:00 

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Iran summons Hungary's envoy...

TEHRAN, Mar. 18 (MNA) Hungary's Ambassador to Tehran Zoltan Varga-Haszonits was summoned to the Iranian Foreign Ministry on Tue. in a protest to the unconventional behavior of his country on Iranian students with coronavirus in Szent Lszl Hospital in ...

 2020-03-18 02:00 

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Iran summons Hungary's envoy over mistreatment of Iranians...

TEHRAN, Mar. 18 (MNA) Hungary's Ambassador to Tehran Zoltan Varga-Haszonits was summoned to the Iranian Foreign Ministry on Tue. in a protest to the unconventional behavior of his country on Iranian students with coronavirus in Szent Lszl Hospital in ...

 2020-03-18 00:22 

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Iranian, South African FMs discuss COVID-19 outbreak over phone...

TEHRAN, Mar. 18 (MNA) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held a phone conversation with his South African counterpart Naledi Pandor on the developments of coronavirus spread....

 2020-03-17 23:00 

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Iran's Zarif emphasizes need for non-observing US sanctions against Iranian nation...

TEHRAN, Mar. 18 (MNA) In his phone conversation with his Uzbek counterpart Abdulaziz Kamilov on Tue., Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif stressed the need for non-observing of US sanctions imposed against the Islamic Republic of Iran....

 2020-03-17 21:00 

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Iran produces pulmonary lesion treatment medicine for coronavirus patients...

TEHRAN, Mar. 18 (MNA) Head of Scientific Committee of Coronavirus Combat and Prevention Headquarters Mostafa Ghanei said that Iranian researchers managed to produce a drug combination for treating pulmonary lesion of patients suffering from coronavirus....

 2020-03-17 19:30 

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Leader pardons, commutes sentences of convicts...

TEHRAN, Mar. 17 (MNA) Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei pardoned or commuted the sentences of Iranian convicts on the occasion of Eids of al-Mab'ath, Rajab and New Iranian Year....

 2020-03-17 19:00 

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VIDEO: Basij forces of Hamedan disinfecting street at nights...

HAMEDAN, Mar. 17 (MNA) In an spontaneous movement, Basij forces of Hamedan province form groups to disinfect city street at nights, in a combat against the outburst of coronavirus....

 2020-03-17 18:26 

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Iran to establish joint research center with China: official...

TEHRAN, Mar. 17 (MNA) Deputy of Islamic Azad University Babak Negahdari said on Tuesday that a joint research center will be established with the Chinese state-owned companies and NGOs....

 2020-03-17 18:00 

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Beijing slams Trump's 'Chinese Virus' tweet...

TEHRAN, Mar. 17 (MNA) China reacted angrily after US President Donald Trump referred to the coronavirus as "Chinese", warning the US should "take care of its own business" before stigmatizing China....

 2020-03-17 17:33 

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IHCHR condemns non-discriminatory violation of Iranian nation's rights by US...

TEHRAN, Mar. 17 (MNA) - Iran High Council for Human Rights (IHCHR), in a statement released on Tue. with regards to the recent report of special rapporteur of Iran's human rights to the UN Security Council (UNSC), condemned silence of the rapporteur o...

 2020-03-17 17:00 

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Sanctioners issue no permit for imports of medicine, food to Iran: Nobakht...

TEHRAN, Mar. 17 (MNA) Head of Plan and Budget Organization (PBO) Mohammad Bagher Nobakht said on Tuesday that the imposers of sanctions on Iran have not issued any permit for imports of medicine and food to Iran....

 2020-03-17 16:33 

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Cuban amb. conveys message of fraternity, prosperity, success to Iranians...

TEHRAN, Mar. 17 (MNA) Ambassador of Cuba to Tehran Alexis Bandrich Vega conveyed the message of fraternity, prosperity, and success to Iranians on the eve of Nowruz....

 2020-03-17 15:29 

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China to send new humanitarian aid shipments to Iran: envoy...

TEHRAN, Mar. 17 (MNA) Referring to China's humanitarian aid to the country to fight against coronavirus outbreak, Iran's Ambassador in Beijing China Mohammad Keshavarz-zadeh said that the new aid shipments would be sent to Iran on Tuesday night....

 2020-03-17 15:00 

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Three Iranian companies to mass-produce coronavirus test kits till next week: Sattari...

TEHRAN, Mar. 17 (MNA) According to the Vice-President for Science and Technology, Iranian biotechnology companies have taken great steps in this short time to fight the coronavirus outbreak in the country....

 2020-03-17 14:29 

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FM Zarif calls on countries of world to join campaign to disregard US sanctions on Iran...

TEHRAN, Mar. 17 (MNA) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called on all countries of the world to join the growing global campaign to disregard US sanctions on Iran....

 2020-03-17 14:04 

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Leader urges Iranians to avoid unnecessary travel...

TEHRAN, Mar. 17 (MNA) In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak in Iran, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has called for the Iranian nation to avoid unnecessary travel....

 2020-03-17 14:00 

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Iranian lawmakers test new online platform for holding sessions...

TEHRAN, Mar. 17 (MNA) Dozens of Iranian lawmakers today tested a new online platform that will let them continue their usual work as the Parliament's sessions have been banned due to coronavirus outbreak....

 2020-03-17 13:30 

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Pakistan calls for lifting US sanctions on Iran to confront coronvirus...

TEHRAN, Mar. 17 (MNA) Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan called for the lifting of the US sanctions on Iran to fight against the coronavirus outbreak in the country....

 2020-03-17 13:05 

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VIDEO: Aerial footage depicts almost empty streets of Madrid amid outbreak...

TEHRAN, Mar. 17 (MNA) Drone footage published by the National Police shows the streets of Madrid deserted as a result of the strict restrictions imposed by the authorities to contain the spread of the coronavirus....

 2020-03-17 12:40 

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Turkey offers aid to Iran in anti-corona fight...

TEHRAN, Mar. 17 (MNA) Turkey has offered a humanitarian aid package to Iran that is fighting with the outbreak of the novel coronavirus across the country....

 2020-03-17 12:16 

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Big haul of illicit drugs busted in Kerman...

TEHRAN, Mar. 17 (MNA) The anti-narcotics police of Kerman Province have confiscated 2,935 kilograms of illicit drugs in the city of Fahraj....

 2020-03-17 11:48 

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Kuwait to send $ 10 million humanitarian aid to Iran to fight against coronavirus...

TEHRAN, Mar. 17 (MNA) In a telephone conversation with FM Zarif on Tuesday, Kuwaiti Foreign Minister announced his country's $ 10 million humanitarian aid to Iran in the fight against coronavirus....

 2020-03-17 11:21 

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Iran coronavirus updates: 16,169 cases, 988 deaths...

TEHRAN, Mar. 17 (MNA) As of Tuesday, the death toll from the coronavirus outbreak, officially known as COVID-19, in Iran has risen to 988 with 16,169 confirmed cases....

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