TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - The Iranian military has set up a 2,000-bed hospital in an exhibition center in the capital to shore up the local health care system as it battles the worst coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East, state TV reported. ...
Amir Vahdat. Washington Times. Fri, 27 Mar 2020 03:29:29 -0400.
Robert Levinson, who disappeared in Iran while on an unauthorized mission for the CIA, is now presumed dead, White House officials and his family say.
Scott Neuman. NPR. Thu, 26 Mar 2020 02:40:00 -0400.
The European Union's top diplomat warned Wednesday the ongoing coronavirus outbreak could cause Iran or Venezuela to "collapse without our support," the Washington Examiner reports.
Newsmax. Wed, 25 Mar 2020 17:05:24 EDT.
Iran announced 143 new deaths from the virus today, raising the official toll from 1,934 to 2,077 - the fourth-highest in the world (pictured, health workers bury a virus victim in Tehran).
Daily Mail. Wed, 25 Mar 2020 13:57:24 +0000.
Syrians are rushing to stock up on food and fuel amid fears that authorities will resort to even stricter measures after reporting the first coronavirus infection in the war-ravaged country.
CBC News. Mon, 23 Mar 2020 16:51:04 EDT.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran's supreme leader refused U.S. assistance Sunday to fight the new coronavirus, citing an unfounded conspiracy theory that the virus could be man-made by America. ...
Jon Gambrell. Washington Times. Sun, 22 Mar 2020 06:15:01 -0400.
Iran acknowledged that "many" of those who have died from the COVID-19 illness caused by the virus were otherwise healthy, with 15 per cent under 40 years old.
Sydney Morning Herald. Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:03:26 +1100.
Iranian director Mohammad Rasoulof won the top prize at the Berlin Film Festival for his film titled There Is No Evil, which he made despite being forbidden to do so by the government in Tehran. Read more here. ...
Victoria Petrenko. Kyiv Post. Sun, 01 Mar 2020 10:29:51 +0000.
Iran launched a communications satellite called Zafar 1 atop a Simorgh rocket at 10:45 a.m. EST Sunday (Feb. 9). But the spacecraft didn't make it all the way to orbit.
Live Science. Wed, 12 Feb 2020 12:05:56 +0000.
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Facts About Iran
The Islamic Republic of Iran, located in southwest Asia, is governed by
an elected President who appoints a Prime Minister and other ministers
as well as a unicameral Consultative Assembly. An appointed
religious leader, known as an Ayatollah, is authorized to protect the
Iran's capital city is Tehran, and its currency is the Iranian Real.
In 2007, Iran's estimated population was 65,398,000, and the primary
spoken language of Iranians is Farsi (or Persian). Approximately
51% of Iranians are Persian, 24% are Azeri, 7% are Kurdish, and 18% are
Click on the small Iran map shown at right to display a full-size
map of Iran.