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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has temporary prison leave extended

The husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has said her temporary leave from prison in Iran has been extended. Richard Ratcliffe said his wife’s father had been...

Iranian army sets up hospital in virus-stricken capital

The Iranian military has set up a 2,000-bed hospital at an exhibition centre in the capital Tehran to shore up the local healthcare system...

Senior medic warns ‘millions could die’ in Iran

Iran has issued its most dire warning yet about the coronavirus outbreak, suggesting “millions” could die in the Islamic Republic if the public keeps...

Iran releases 85,000 prisoners amid efforts to combat spread of coronavirus

Iran has released 85,000 prisoners on temporary leave, according to officials, in an apparent bid to curb the spread of coronavirus. Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili...

Iran mulls use of force to halt travel between cities in fight against Covid-19

Iran said Covid-19 has killed 124 people amid 4,747 confirmed cases in the Islamic Republic as authorities warned they may use “force” to limit...

Coronavirus halts pilgrimages to Mecca and Friday prayers in Iran

The coronavirus outbreak disrupted Islamic worship in the Middle East, as Saudi Arabia on Wednesday banned its citizens and other residents of the kingdom...

Friday prayers cancelled in Iran’s provincial capitals amid Covid-19 outbreak

Friday prayers in Iran have been cancelled across all provincial capitals amid the country’s growing Covid-19 outbreak, state television said. Friday is the main congregational...

Coronavirus spreads in Iran as new cases ease in China

The coronavirus has spread deep into Iran’s government, as South Korea ramped up its fight against the epidemic by starting drive-through testing. Meanwhile, the G7...

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe ‘desperate’ to be tested for coronavirus, family says

The husband of a British-Iranian woman jailed in Iran says his wife is showing “all the symptoms” of coronavirus but is yet to be...

Iran’s coronavirus death toll up to 54 after sharp rise in confirmed cases

Iran’s Health Ministry has raised the death toll from the coronavirus to 54 as the number of people infected soared to 978. Spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour...

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