VOA News on Iran

Firefighters disinfect a street against the new coronavirus, in western Tehran
Military officials point to Tehran’s tendency to embed with proxy forces, porous borders and its slow response has turned Iran into a launching pad for COVID-19
Jeff Seldin
Fri, 03/13/2020 - 23:05
This photo released by the government-affiliated Media Security Cell on Thursday, March 12, 2020, shows a rocket-rigged truck…
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Iraqi leaders say they are angered by US 'blatant attack'
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Thu, 03/12/2020 - 22:11
A medic wearing protective gear flashes victory sign while working in a ward dedicated for coronavirus patients
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has urged countries to assist Iran with N95 face masks, ventilators, surgical gowns, testing kits, portable digital X-ray machines and other needed medical supplies
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Thu, 03/12/2020 - 10:19
TOPSHOT - Iranian firefighters disinfect streets and alleys in southern Tehran to halt the wild spread of coronavirus on March…
Iran has asked for an emergency $5 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund to combat the outbreak there, which has killed more than 360 people and infected some 9,000 people in the Islamic Republic
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Thu, 03/12/2020 - 07:57
Thousands of Afghan Refugees Flee Coronavirus Outbreak in Iran
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In Tuesday report, International Organization for Migration said number of Afghans returning to Afghanistan from Iran via official border crossings doubled in 1st week of March
Michael Lipin
Thu, 03/12/2020 - 03:27
Iraqi women gather at the scene where Iran's Quds Force top commander Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al…
House completes action on Iran War Powers Resolution, which enforces 1973 War Powers Act, requiring presidents to seek congressional approval for military engagements abroad that extend past an initial 60-day time frame
Katherine Gypson
Wed, 03/11/2020 - 19:35
A road is blocked by protestors after authorities raised gasoline prices, in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. Protesters…
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Secretary of State Pompeo releases the State Department's annual human rights report on Wednesday
Nike Ching
Wed, 03/11/2020 - 13:36
A handout picture provided by the Iranian presidency on March 11, 2020 shows Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir…
The report by the Fars news agency, believed to be close to Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard, comes as President Hassan Rouhani took control of the country's much-criticized response to the virus and the COVID-19 illness it causes
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Wed, 03/11/2020 - 12:04
The logo of Russia's state communications regulator, Roskomnadzor, is reflected in a laptop screen in this picture illustration…
Paris-based Reporters Without Borders unveils list ahead of World Day Against Cybercensorship on March 12
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Wed, 03/11/2020 - 11:07
Medics treat a patient infected with the new coronavirus, at a hospital in Tehran, Iran, March 8, 2020.
Iran's Health Ministry says the deaths are among some 9,000 confirmed cases in Iran, where the virus has spread to all of the country's provinces
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Wed, 03/11/2020 - 09:34
A medic treats a patient infected with the new coronavirus, at a hospital in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, March 8, 2020. With the…
The Head of the Nursing Organization called on the Judiciary to take serious measures against profiteers who hoard much needed protective gear
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Tue, 03/10/2020 - 02:25
An Iranian man visits on September 2, 2014 the "Qasr prison", a former prison hosting political prisoners that was turned into…
New report documents what the UN says is sub-human conditions of detention, the frequent use of solitary confinement and the use of torture to extract forced confessions.
Lisa Schlein
Mon, 03/09/2020 - 19:31
FILE - Chief of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Gen. Hossein Salami speaks at a ceremony in Tehran, Iran, Sept. 21, 2019.
Hossein Salami, commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, suggests the coronavirus might be an American biological weapon; experts say there's no evidence it could be man-made
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Sat, 03/07/2020 - 05:12
A firefighter disinfects the shrine of Saint Saleh to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus in northern Tehran, Iran,…
The threat may be to stop people from using closed schools and universities as an excuse to go to the Caspian Sea and other Iranian vacation spots
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Fri, 03/06/2020 - 12:45
Iranian lawmakers, from left, Masoumeh Aghapour Alishahi, Mahmoud Sadeghi and Mojtaba Zolnour posted social media videos of themselves saying they have the coronavirus.
Some Iranians dismiss declarations of coronavirus infections by Iranian political and religious figures as fake, while others accuse elites of monopolizing access to medical testing
Michael Lipin
Thu, 03/05/2020 - 23:17