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Egypt`s Former President Hosni Mubarak Dies

Former Egyptian President Mohamed Hosni Mubarak passed away earlier today Tuesday at the age of 91, after a long battle with the disease, according to state-owned TV.

25 February 2020 04:21 PM

Iran police seize protective masks hoarded by couple at residential parking

The Chief of Tehran Prevention Police on Monday said 500,000 masks hoarded by an Iranian man and his Chinese wife have been discovered in a

24 February 2020 07:47 PM

Iranian opacity increases coronavirus threat in region

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) last week convened an emergency meeting of ministers of health to coordinate their response to the novel

24 February 2020 07:41 PM

Katherine Johnson 'NASA mathematician' dies at 101

Katherine Johnson, one of the NASA mathematicians depicted in "Hidden Figures," died Monday, the administrator of NASA said. She was 101.

24 February 2020 06:22 PM

Iran denies virus cover-up and claim of 50 deaths

Iran's government vowed Monday to be transparent after being accused of covering up the deadliest coronavirus outbreak outside China, dismissing claims the toll could be as high as 50.

24 February 2020 06:06 PM

Oman suspends flights with Iran over coronavirus

Oman has suspended all flights from and to Iran after two Omani women coming from Tehran tested positive for coronavirus, the country announced on Monday.

24 February 2020 06:00 PM

Turkey calls off flights to 4 Iranian cities amid fear of coronavirus

Turkish Airlines has cancelled its flights to four Iranian cities and decreased the frequency of flights to Tehran until Feb. 27, the company said on Monday, Reuters reported.

24 February 2020 03:25 PM

Iraq confirms first coronavirus case in Najaf

Iraq on Monday confirmed its first novel coronavirus case in an elderly Iranian national in the southern shrine city of Najaf, according to health officials.

24 February 2020 03:22 PM

Sanctioned Iranian airline continues flights to China despite Coronavirus ban

At least one Iranian airline is still continuing flights to China, despite the dangerous spread of coronavirus in Iran, a flight tracking

24 February 2020 01:20 PM

Iraqi nurse spends her weekends stitching wounds at protest site

Hannaa Jassem bends over a patient in a makeshift clinic on the edge of Baghdad’s Tahrir Square, one of a handful of women in an overwhelmingly

24 February 2020 01:11 PM

Afghanistan records 1st coronavirus case: gov't

Afghanistan has detected its first novel coronavirus case, the country's health minister said Monday, involving a patient who had recently travelled to Iran, where 12 people have died from the outbreak, AFP reported.

24 February 2020 01:10 PM

Malaysian PM Mahathir sends resignation letter to king

Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has submitted a letter of resignation to Malaysia’s king, his office said on Monday, amid talk of forming a

24 February 2020 01:06 PM

Twelve dead and up to 61 infected with coronavirus in Iran - deputy health minister

Twelve people have died and up to 61 have been infected with the new coronavirus, Iran’s Deputy Health Minister Iraj Harirchi said during

24 February 2020 01:02 PM

Iranian lawmaker accuses gov't of coronavirus cover-up

A lawmaker from Iran's Qom on Monday accused the government of covering up the full extent of the coronavirus outbreak in the holy city, according to semi-official news agency ISNA.

24 February 2020 01:02 PM

US urges Allawi to protect its troops, meet protest grievances

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday urged Iraq's designated prime minister to protect US troops and meet grievances of a months-long protest movement ahead of a parliamentary confidence vote.

24 February 2020 12:51 PM

Kuwait, Bahrain report first coronavirus cases in people who visited Iran

Kuwait and Bahrain on Monday recorded their first new coronavirus cases, all involving people who had visited Iran, which has reported 43 cases of the disease, state media said, according to Reuters.

24 February 2020 12:26 PM

2 activists kidnapped in Baghdad amid protests: IWDC

Iraqi Warcrime Documentation Center said two activists were kidnapped in Baghdad by armed militias on Saturday.

23 February 2020 08:16 PM

Iran voter turnout lowest since 1979 Revolution

Iran’s interior ministry has announced a 42.57% turnout in the recent parliamentary election, the first time turnout dipped below 50% since the 1979 Revolution.

23 February 2020 05:02 PM

KRG shuts down 13 pharmacies, stores for hiking face mask prices

The Kurdistan Region’s Ministry of Health on Saturday announced that one of its mobile teams had closed a number of medical stores and pharmacies in Erbil for "manipulating" the prices of highly sought-after medical products, including face masks as demand dramatically rose for them in response to the worldwide outbreak of the coronavirus that began in China.

23 February 2020 04:41 PM

Quake in rural Iran border region kills 9 in Turkey

Nine people died and hundreds of buildings collapsed in southeastern Turkey on Sunday after a magnitude-5.7 earthquake struck near the border with Iran, injuring dozens in villages and towns in both countries, government officials said.

23 February 2020 04:11 PM

Halbousi calls for extraordinary session on gov’t formation

​Parliament Speaker Mohamed Al-Halbousi on Sunday called for the presidency of the parliament to hold a meeting on Monday, to discuss holding an extraordinary session, based on Article 10 of the internal system of the Council of Representatives.

23 February 2020 03:49 PM

Iran records highest deaths rate of coronavirus outside Asia

Iran's health ministry raised Sunday the death toll from the new virus to 8 people in the country, amid concerns that clusters there, as well as in Italy and South Korea, could signal a serious new stage in its global spread.

23 February 2020 03:47 PM

Iraq affirms solidarity with China over coronavirus

President Barham Salih welcomed into the Presidential Palace in Baghdad Chinese Ambassador to Iraq Zhang Tao.

23 February 2020 03:45 PM

Salih, UNITAD chief discuss efforts to punish ISIS terrorists

President Barham Salih received at the Presidential Palace in Baghdad Karim Khan, head of the investigative team to promote accountability for ISIS crimes (UNITAD).

23 February 2020 03:39 PM

Iraq extends ban on Iranians in border crossings over coronavirus

Iraq has extended an entry ban for any non-Iraqis coming from Iran, the prime minister said, as authorities in Tehran announced 15 more cases of coronavirus and a death toll of eight, Reuters reported.

23 February 2020 03:30 PM

Saudi-led coalition says foiled Red Sea attack by Yemen's Houthis

Naval forces from the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen on Sunday foiled an “imminent terrorist” attack by the Iran-aligned Houthi movement

23 February 2020 02:09 PM

Iran's leader says enemies tried to use coronavirus to impact vote

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday Iran’s enemies tried to put people off voting in Friday’s parliamentary election by

23 February 2020 02:05 PM

Iran reports 43 people infected with coronavirus, eight dead

Iran confirmed 15 new cases of the new coronavirus, Health Ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpur said on state TV on Sunday, adding that the

23 February 2020 01:57 PM

Iran's Health Minister Says Virus Came From China Travel

Iran's health minister said Sunday that travel from China brought the new virus to the country, amid concerns that coronavirus clusters in

23 February 2020 01:38 PM

Magnitude 5.7 quake hits northwest Iran

The powerful earthquake hit near Qotur in Khoy County in West Azarbaijan Province.

23 February 2020 12:13 PM

Trump tells 'Crazy Bernie' Sanders: 'don't let them take it away from you!'

President Donald Trump tuned into the Nevada Democratic caucuses on Saturday, tweeting that "Crazy Bernie" was doing well and telling the Vermont senator, "Don't let them take it away from you!"

23 February 2020 11:26 AM

South Sudan rivals Salva Kiir and Riek Machar strike unity deal

Former South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar has been sworn in as first vice-president, sealing a peace deal aimed at ending six years of civil war.

23 February 2020 10:49 AM