Iran says coronavirus death toll rises to 2 378

2020-03-27 15:07

Iran has announced 144 new deaths from the novel coronavirus, bringing the official number of fatalities to 2 378 in one of the world's worst-hit countries.

Iran rejects 'foreign' help as virus death toll nears 2 000

2020-03-25 16:00

Islamic Republic alleges French medical charity MSF staff would serve as 'spies' if deployed on the ground in Iran.

US government blacklists two South African companies for trading oil with Iran

2020-03-19 11:14

The two companies are registered at addresses in Tshwane.

US sees new pressure point as coronavirus hits Iran

2020-03-14 14:02

After months of piling pressure on Tehran, the United States is seeing an unexpected new variable -- the novel coronavirus, which has taken a substantial toll not just on Iran but inside its government.

Coronavirus 'under control' in South Korea as Italy and Iran raises concern

2020-03-09 16:51

South Korea, which has one of the world's largest coronavirus totals outside China, has reported its smallest daily rise in cases for two weeks.

US Democrats grill Pompeo over Iran, coronavirus

2020-02-28 21:01

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has defended the Trump administration's response to the spreading coronavirus and faced contentious questions from Democrats about an attack that killed Iran's most powerful general.

WATCH the top world news videos for today

2020-02-25 08:16

US health official: Covid-19 nears pandemic level | India, US to sign defence deals worth $3bn - Donald Trump; here are the top world news videos. WATCH.

South Korea coronavirus cases spike, as Italy and Iran take drastic steps

2020-02-23 15:24

South Korea reported a sharp jump in coronavirus cases on Sunday, while Italy and Iran took drastic containment steps as worldwide fears over the epidemic spiralled higher.

WATCH the top world news videos for today

2020-02-17 09:33

Trump takes limousine lap before Daytona 500 race | More than 40 Americans infected with coronavirus on cruise ship: Fauci; here are the top world news videos. WATCH.

US Senate votes to restrain Trump from attacking Iran

2020-02-13 22:00

The US Senate voted Thursday to restrain President Donald Trump from attacking Iran, with eight members of his Republican Party bucking their leadership to agree.


Iran reports 157 new virus deaths, imposes intercity ban

2020-03-26 15:28

Iran has announced 157 new deaths from coronavirus, raising the official number of fatalities to 2 234, as it slapped a ban on intercity travel to try to curb the spread.

Iran rejects Trump's virus aid offer: 'No one trusts you'

2020-03-22 16:34

Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamenei said his country would never accept any aid to fight the novel coronavirus from arch-enemy and "charlatans" the United States, as Tehran announced 129 new deaths.

Iran coronavirus death toll passes 850 as senior cleric dies

2020-03-16 22:45

The novel coronavirus killed a top Iranian cleric, as the death toll continues to rise in one of the world's worst-hit countries.

Iran's vice president and two ministers test positive for coronavirus

2020-03-11 21:56

Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri has COVID-19, Fars News Agency reports, as total number of deaths in Iran reaches 354.

What is the real size of the coronavirus epidemic in Iran?

2020-03-01 18:00

International experts are questioning the scale of the new coronavirus epidemic in Iran, where the official death toll is second only to China and risks creating a regional epicentre of contagion.

Iran virus deaths rise to 15, deputy minister among infected

2020-02-25 18:46

Iran says its coronavirus outbreak, the deadliest outside China, has claimed 15 lives and infected nearly 100 others - including the country's deputy health minister.

South Korea on frontline as coronavirus spreads around the world

2020-02-24 10:58

The deadly coronavirus epidemic has spread further outside China as a surge of infections in South Korea made it the biggest hotspot abroad, while authorities in Europe and the Middle East battled to curb outbreaks.

Conservatives seen tightening grip as Iran votes for parliament

2020-02-22 11:05

Iranians took to the polls Friday in an election expected to see conservatives tighten their grip on parliament, amid voter apathy after the disqualification of thousands of candidates.

Iran foreign minister says Trump misled by advisors

2020-02-15 20:50

International efforts to mediate between Tehran and the US are being thwarted by President Donald Trump's advisors misleading him into thinking the Iranian regime is collapsing, the country's foreign minister said Saturday.

Iran satellite launch fails, in blow to space programme

2020-02-09 22:18

Iran said it "successfully" launched a satellite Sunday but failed to put it into orbit, in a blow to its space programme that the US alleges is a cover for missile development.

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