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Parisa Hafezi

Currency crisis impoverishes Iranians, strains economic defenses

07 Jul 2020

DUBAI Desperate to afford her daughter's overseas university fees, 58-year-old retired Iranian teacher Maryam Hosseini withdrew all her savings from the bank to buy U.S. dollars.

Fire at Iran's Natanz nuclear facility caused significant damage - spokesman

05 Jul 2020

DUBAI A fire at Iran's underground Natanz nuclear facility has caused significant damage that could slow the development of advanced centrifuges used to enrich uranium, an Iranian nuclear official said on Sunday.

Fire breaks out at Iran's Natanz nuclear facility but operations unaffected, officials say

02 Jul 2020

DUBAI A fire broke out at Iran's Natanz nuclear facility on Thursday but operations were unaffected, officials said, as a former official suggested the incident could have been an attempt to sabotage work breaching an international nuclear deal.

Iran says it will execute man convicted of spying on Soleimani for CIA

09 Jun 2020

DUBAI An Iranian who spied for U.S. and Israeli intelligence on slain Revolutionary Guards commander Qassem Soleimani has been sentenced to death, Iran said on Tuesday, adding the case was not linked to Soleimani's killing earlier this year. | Video

Iran lauds arms supply to Palestinians against 'tumor' Israel

22 May 2020

DUBAI Iran's Supreme Leader on Friday denounced Israel as a "tumor" to be removed and hailed Tehran's supply of arms to Palestinians, drawing swift condemnation from the United States, European Union and Israel.

Some 10,000 Iranian health workers infected with coronavirus - state media

21 May 2020

DUBAI Around 10,000 Iranian health workers have been infected with the new coronavirus, the semi-official ILNA news agency quoted a deputy health minister as saying on Thursday.

Iran risks political backlash by riding stock market rally

14 May 2020

DUBAI Iran is taking advantage of a stock market boom to boost state revenues by selling stakes in state companies, but risks political repercussions if those buying shares get burned.

Iran risks political backlash by riding stock market rally

14 May 2020

DUBAI, May 14 Iran is taking advantage of a stock market boom to boost state revenues by selling stakes in state companies, but risks political repercussions if those buying shares get burned.

Iranian warship hit by missile in training accident, killing 19 sailors

11 May 2020

DUBAI One Iranian warship accidentally struck another with a missile during an exercise, killing 19 sailors and wounding 15 others, Iran's navy said on Monday. | Video

Iran says United States yet to respond about prisoner swap

10 May 2020

DUBAI Washington has yet to respond to Iran about a prisoner swap, Iranian government spokesman Ali Rabiei was quoted as saying by the government's website on Sunday, reiterating that Tehran was ready for a full prisoner exchange with the United States without preconditions.

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