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Iran’s Basij Force turns US Embassy building into mask factory, sends masks to US

An Iranian woman walks past graffiti art characterizing the U.S. Statue of Liberty, painted on the wall of the former U.S. Embassy in Tehran, Iran, Sept. 25, 2017. (AP) March 30, 2020 Iran’s Basij Force has offered to send medical supplies to those in need in America after converting the former US embassy [...]

By |March 30th, 2020|North America, USA|

‘Unrest’ in Iran’s Hamedan prison amid coronavirus crisis

Iranian prisons are overcrowded, and sanitary and healthcare facilities are not adequate even at ordinary times. (Supplied) March 30, 2020 Iran’s official government news agency IRNA has reported “clashes” in Hamedan prison, following reports of unrest in other prisons in recent days. The report did not provide much detail about the “unrest” in the [...]

By |March 30th, 2020|Iran|

US condemns Iran-backed Houthi missile attacks on Saudi Arabia

Saudi soldiers reveal the remains of Iranian missiles intercepted over the Kingdom. (AFP) March 30, 2020 The US on Sunday condemned the latest attempt by Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen to target Saudi cities with ballistic missiles. “As the world focuses on combating the COVID-19 pandemic and saving lives, the Houthis focused on [...]

By |March 30th, 2020|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Iran’s coronavirus death toll reaches 2,757 with 41,495 confirmed cases

Firefighters wear protective face masks, amid fear of coronavirus disease, as they disinfect the streets in Tehran, March 16, 2020. (Reuters) March 30, 2020 Iran's death toll from the new coronavirus has increased to 2,757 with 117 new deaths in the past 24 hours, a health ministry spokesman told state TV on Monday, [...]

By |March 30th, 2020|Iran|

Iran watchfully observes U.S. moves in Iraq as its proxies might come under fire

U.S. Brigadier General Vincent B. Barker (R) and Iraqi Staff Major General Mohammad Fadhel Abbas (2-R) attend the handover ceremony of Qayyarah Airfield West in Mosul, March 26, 2020. (EPA-EFE) March 30, 2020 Major U.S. newspapers say American troops are preparing for a confrontation with Iran's Shiite allies in Iraq. They also say the [...]

By |March 30th, 2020|Iraq, North America, USA|

67,000 suspected coronavirus cases hospitalized in Iran

Quarantine center for suspected coronavirus cases in Tehran, February 5, 2020. (ISNA) March 30, 2020 Data collected by Radio Farda show that 66,657 persons have so far been hospitalized or quarantined in 31 provinces of Iran for having Covid-19 symptoms, while the government reports 35,000 tested cases in the country. Furthermore, the same [...]

By |March 30th, 2020|Iran|

Iran still accepts Shia pilgrims from Pakistan and India arriving to Qom despite coronavirus pandemic

Pilgrims and clerics walk past a mosque in Qom, Iran. (LAT) March 30, 2020 Iran has not stopped accepting pilgrims to the Shia holy city of Qom despite the coronavirus outbreak in the country, according to a video circulating on social media. Qom has been the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in Iran, which [...]

By |March 30th, 2020|India, Pakistan|

Iran extends furlough for thousands of prisoners as epidemic rages on

Iran said it had 189,500 people in prison, according to a report submitted by the U.N. Special Rapporteur in Iran. (Supplied) March 30, 2020 To stem the spread of the virus in crowded jails, Iran's judiciary on Sunday extended furloughs for 100,000 prisoners. On March 17, Iran said it had freed about 85,000 people [...]

By |March 30th, 2020|Iran|

Coronavirus pandemic costs Iran’s tourism and airline industries $400 million

Tourists visit the Azadi Tower in the capital Tehran on April 19, 2018. (AFP) March 28, 2020 A senior official of Iran’s Ministry of Cultural Heritage has said that the cotronavirus epidemic will cost $200 million to the country’s tourism industry in three months. Mr. Vali Taymuri, the ministry’s deputy in charge of [...]

By |March 28th, 2020|Iran|

Hundreds still entering Pakistan from Iran despite border closure over coronavirus

Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) personnel came into the streets to fight Coronavirus. March 1, 2020. (Supplied) March 28, 2020 Over a hundred pilgrims returned to Pakistan on Thursday from Iran via a land border crossing at Taftan in Balochistan province, immigration documents have shown, despite the border being sealed by the Pakistan government to [...]

By |March 28th, 2020|Pakistan|