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Over 42mn COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in Iran

The number of coronavirus vaccine doses administered in Iran has surpassed 42 million as health officials try to further accelerate inoculations.

Myanmar junta to put ousted leader on trial ‘for corruption’

The junta in Myanmar will try former leader Aung San Suu Kyi for corruption, her lawyer said Friday, adding to a slew of pending proceedings that may land her in prison for decades.

Syria says ‘attack’ caused widespread blackout, Damascus included

The Syrian capital was thrown into darkness after an “attack” on a gas line feeding a major power plant, Minister of Electricity Ghassan al-Zamil told state media.

Ayatollah Khamenei meets Paralympic medalists, says Iran flag raised

The leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution has, in a meeting with the medalists of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, sincerely thanked the champions.

US, UK top diplomats discuss Iran, China

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke with newly appointed UK Foreign Secretary Elizabeth Truss on Friday and discussed issues including Iran, China as well as Afghanistan.

France recalls envoys from US, Australia over submarine deal

Paris has recalled its ambassadors from Washington and Canberra for consultations, citing the “unacceptable behavior” of the US, the UK and Australia in striking a nuclear submarine deal that scuttled a French shipbuilding contract.

Second Dutch minister resigns over ‘mishandling of Afghanistan evacuation’

Dutch Defense Minister Ank Bijleveld has resigned over the government’s handling of evacuations from Afghanistan. The move comes one day after the Netherlands’ Foreign Minister Sigrid Kaag stepped down regarding the same case.

Capitol police chief warns of threats ahead of pro-rioters rally

There have been unspecified “threats” tied to the upcoming rally in support of some jailed rioters”, US Capitol Police chief stated, citing calls for National Guard backup.

New convoy of Iranian fuel arrives in Lebanon

Another convoy of tankers carrying Iranian fuel has crossed the border between Syria and Lebanon under an initiative to ease Lebanon’s energy crisis.

US admits Kabul attack killed 10 civilians, not Daesh militants

A US drone strike in Afghanistan last month killed 10 civilians – including seven children – and not Daesh extremists as first claimed, the Pentagon admitted on Friday.