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First Chinese Cargo Ship to Iran to Fight Coronaviruses

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TEHRAN – Chinese Ambassador to Tehran Chang Hua said on Friday that China has delivered its first shipment of humanitarian aid to Iran to help fight the coronavirus epidemic in the country. “China’s first shipment has arrived in Iran and more are to come; to be a strong Iran,” wrote …

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Russia Will not Let UNSC Become Toy in Hands of US: Ryabkov

UNSC

VIENNA – Moscow is against the return of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) sanctions against Iran and will not allow the United States to use the international body as a toy, the deputy minister Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said. “I think that in any case the hypothetical attempts by …

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Saudi Arabia Suspends Umrah Pilgrimage Over Coronavirus Fears

Saudi Arabia

RIYADH – Saudi Arabia announced Thursday that entry for people wishing to make a Umrah pilgrimage or visit the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina has been temporarily suspended due to the spread of COVID-19, the new coronavirus. Umrah, a lesser pilgrimage than the annual hajj, involves a visit to Saudi Arabia …

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Two Turkish Troops Killed in Idlib

Turkish

ANKARA – Two Turkish soldiers were reportedly killed Wednesday in an air strike in the Syrian province of Idlib, Al-Arabiya news reported Thursday. Two soldiers were killed and two others injured in an air strike against Turkish forces sent to secure a ceasefire in Idlib, the Turkish Defense Ministry tweeted, …

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Coronavirus Triggers Alarms in Europe: Iranian Envoy

Iranian

LONDON – Iranian ambassador to the United Kingdom, Hamid Baeidinejad, said on Tuesday that the coronavirus epidemic in some European countries and concerns about its spread to Italy have set an alarming situation in Europe. The coronavirus has spread as the most important of developments in global health, at the …

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UN Calls for Ceasefire to Avert Disaster in Northwestern Syria

UN

DAMASCUS – The UN chief of humanitarian affairs,Mark Lowcock, called on Monday for an immediate ceasefire in northwestern Syria to prevent “the greatest history of humanitarian horror in the 21st century.” Mark Lowcock said that “indiscriminate” violence in the region has reached “a horrific new level” and has displaced some …

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US Seizes Iranian Weapons Cache in Arabian Sea

Iranian

The United States said on Thursday it had seized a cache of anti-tank weapons and other munitions suspected of being of Iranian origin in the Arabian Sea. The US Central Command (USCC) Normandy intercepted and boarded a dhow, a traditional sailboat used in the region, when it discovered the important …

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US Senate Heads for Trump Restrictive Vote on Iran

Trump

WASHINGTON – A bipartisan measure limiting President Donald Trump’s power to launch military operations against Iran is in the process of being approved in the Senate. The resolution, drafted by Democratic Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia, says that Trump must get congressional approval before engaging in new military action against …

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Pakistan-Iran E-Custom Data Exchange to Help Boost Bilateral Trade: Iran

Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – Director General of Information Technology and Communication, Iran Custom Administration strongly believes that electronic exchange of custom data between Iran and Pakistan would not only help to boost bilateral trade but would also end smuggling and other border related issues. Haydeh Bagheripour in an exclusive interview with IRNA …

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Pakistan and Iran Discuss Barter Trade Mechanism

Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan and Iran are considering the establishment of barter trade and the promotion of cooperation in the fields of customs, agriculture, trade and industry, said Thursday a senior official. Pakistani Parliamentary Secretary for Commerce Aliya Hamza Malik told the National Assembly that the Pakistani and Iranian authorities have …

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