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Covid infections keep declining in Iran

The number of Covid infections in Iran keeps declining with the Iranian Health Ministry figures on Saturday putting the daily caseload at 103 including 20 hospitalizations. The Friday tally was 185.

Iran to resume Hajj flights, following two years of suspension

Iran Air will begin Hajj flights on June 12 to take Iranian pilgrims to Saudi Arabia after a two-year hiatus, an official with the airline announced.

Training plane crashes off Iran’s Qeshm Island

A training plane has gone down off Iran’s Qeshm Island in the country’s south.

13 arrested over Iran deadly building collapse, 28 killed so far

Iran has arrested 13 people in connection with the deadly building collapse in the southern city of Abadan.

Two Iranian forest rangers killed in clash with poachers

Two wildlife rangers lost their lives and another was wounded after they got into a conflict to ward off illegal hunters in southwestern Iranian Fars Province, an official said on Saturday.

No more red, orange cities on Iran’s Covid map

The Iranian Health Ministry says there are no red or orange cities and towns in Iran in terms of risk from the Covid pandemic.

Iran detects six suspected cases of monkeypox

Iranian health officials have reported six suspected cases of monkeypox, a rare disease that used to be confined to Africa but has recently started showing face in different countries worldwide.

Iran first vice president: Massive corruption in collapsed building

Iran’s First Vice President says the construction of Metropol Building in the southern city of Abadan involved massive corruption.

42 people hospitalized with COVID in Iran over past day

Official data released on Friday show that a mere 42 people have required professional medical help for COVID-19 at Iranian hospitals over the past 24 hours.

Canada admits canceled football match against Iran for political reasons

Canada has acknowledged that it cancelled a friendly football match against Iran for political reasons, saying the match had become “divisive”.

Death toll in Iran building collapse rises to 26

The number of people killed in a building collapse in the southern Iranian city of Abadan has increased to 22.

Iran’s leader offers condolence to families of the dead in building collapse

Following the tragic collapse of a building in the southern Iranian city of Abadan that left a number of people dead and injured, the leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, issued a message in which he offered condolences to the bereaved families.

Judicial official: DNA test approved identity of collapsed building’s owner

The general and revolutionary prosecutor of Iran’s Khuzestan Province says a DNA test has approved the identity of the corpse of Hossein Abdolbaghi, the key defendant in the collapse of a tall building in the southern city of Abadan.

Iran Covid deaths stand at 3

Iran’s Health Ministry figures, released on Thursday, show that Covid has killed 3 people over the past 24 hours. The daily caseload was 217 and the number of hospitalizations was 41.

Iranian urges UN involvement, regional fund to tackle dust storms,

Iran has called for the formation of a regional fund to counter dust storms that have affected several countries in the region.

Iran’s Defense Ministry reports fatal accident at Parchin military site

Iran’s Defense Ministry says one person has been killed in an accident at the Parchin military site, east of the capital, Tehran.

Health official: No monkeypox cases in Iran yet

An Iranian Health Ministry official says studies show that monkeypox has not yet arrived in Iran.

Iran Covid: 5 killed, 293 new infections

The number of Covid fatalities in Iran remains single digit over two weeks after it fell below 10. The Iranian health ministry figures on Wednesday showed that the disease had killed 5 people over the past 24 hours.

Iran foreign ministry, environment department tasked with tackling pollution

The Iranian president says immediate measures are needed to come up with a solution to the deteriorating air pollution caused by the recent wave of sandstorm that has swept across almost the entire country.

One more rescued in Abadan building collapse, death toll rises to 16

Rescue teams sifted through the debris of a building collapse in southwestern Iranian city of Abadan and pulled one more survivor from under the rubble late on Tuesday, while the death toll from the incident rose to 16.

Newborn baby found in dumpster in southern Tehran

A video on Tuesday went viral showing people finding a newborn baby inside a dumpster in the south of the Iranian capital, Tehran.

Air pollution again forces closure of state offices, schools in Tehran, Alborz

Tehran’s emergency committee has declared Wednesday a holiday in the Iranian capital due to the continuation of air pollution in the city.

Assassinated IRGC officer laid to rest in Tehran

People have held a funeral in Tehran for a member of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps who was assassinated on Sunday by two attackers in the Iranian capital.

Iran health minister tells WHO chief Covid contained despite sanctions

Iranian Health Minister has told the World Health Organization’s Secretary General Tedros Adhanom that Iran has successfully contained the Covid pandemic thanks to round-the-clock efforts by its healthcare staff and people’s support for the drive.

Bidding farewell to martyr Hassan Sayyd Khodaee after assassination in Tehran

A ceremony to bid farewell to Hassan Sayyd Khodaee, who was assassinated outside his home in Tehran on Sunday, has been held at Meraj Shohada section of Behesht-e Zahra cemetery with the presence of his family members and mourners.

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