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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 says has seized two Greek oil tankers in Persian Gulf

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps has announced the seizure of two Greek oil tankers in the Persian Gulf.

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.

‘Iran to take punitive measures against Greece over oil tanker seizure’

Iran is reportedly seeking to adopt punitive measures against Greece after the latter seized an Iranian-flagged oil tanker in waters off the European country and handed over its cargo to the United States.

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.

Iran summons Swiss diplomat to protest seizure of ship off Greece waters

Iran’s Foreign Ministry has summoned Switzerland’s chargé d'affaires as protector of the US interests in Iran to convey Tehran’s strong protest to Washington over the seizure of a cargo ship with Iranian flag off Greece waters.

Shamkhani: Certain countries transferring Takfiri terrorists to Afghanistan

Iran’s top security official says Tehran is in possession of “worrying” evidence that some regional and extra-regional countries have been transferring Takfiri terrorists to Afghanistan, calling for joint neighborly action to protect the region against destabilizing factors.

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”.

Russia says Armenia, Central Asian countries have US-funded biolabs

Armenia, and Central Asian countries have US-funded biolabs, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said. He added Moscow is discussing this issue with its neighbors both bilaterally and through the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO).

US officials in Saudi Arabia for talks over Iran, energy

Two senior US officials visited Saudi Arabia this week for talks that included global energy supplies, Iran and other regional issues, the White House announced on Thursday.

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, Russia resolved to step up cooperation against US sanctions

Top Iranian and Russian security officials have slammed attempts by Western states to impose their own will on independent states through economic pressure, calling for the two countries to vastly broaden their economic cooperation against the Western sanctions targeting the two nations.

Palestinian probe confirms Israeli troops deliberately shot Al Jazeera journalist

The Palestinian Authority has announced the results of its investigation into the killing of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. It confirmed that Israeli forces deliberately shot and killed the veteran reporter.

Russia’s “Special Operation” in Ukraine; Day 93: Ukraine accuses Russia of ‘genocide’ in Donbas

Russia, wary of NATO’s eastward expansion, began a military campaign in Ukraine on February 24 after the Western-leaning Kiev government turned a deaf ear to Moscow’s calls for its neighbor to maintain its neutrality. In the middle of the mayhem, Moscow and Kiev are trying to hammer out a peaceful solution to the conflict. Follow the latest about the Russia-Ukraine conflict here:

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.

Ceremony held at Tehran’s Azadi Stadium to sign “Salute Commandant” anthem

Iranians have attended a ceremony at Tehran’s Azadi Stadium in their thousands to sign en masse a famous anthem dubbed “Salute Commandant” that has also gone viral on media platforms.

Iran, Russia to increase trade volume to 40 billion dollars

Iran’s Oil Minister says annual trade exchanges between the country and Russia will increase 10-fold from the current 4 billion dollars.

India security chief: US arms in Afghanistan threatening neighbors

The Indian prime minister’s national security advisor has warned the huge quantities of US arms that have fallen into the hands of terrorists following the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, pose a threat to neighbors.

China urges US positive respond to Iran nuclear concerns

China has called on the US to respond positively to Iran's "reasonable" concerns on nuclear issues, and promote a smooth conclusion to negotiations as nuclear talks enter their final stage, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said on Thursday.

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.

Iranians begin harvests of borage flowers in northern mountains

The mountainous areas and margins of the roads in Iran’s northern Mazandaran Province have been covered by red and purple flowers these days.

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.

Iran FM: New initiative tabled over nuclear deal, US decision needed

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian says Tehran has tabled a new initiative for an agreement in the Vienna talks for the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal, but the US government seems to be sitting on the fence on the issue.