Iran quake kills two, sparks panic in capital

Iran quake kills two, sparks panic in capital

An earthquake struck early Friday (May 8) near Iran's highest peak and jolted Tehran, killing two people and injuring 38 as people ran for their lives.
Iran says 149 new coronavirus deaths, toll reaches 1,284

Iran says 149 new coronavirus deaths, toll reaches 1,284

Iranian authorities on Thursday (Mar 19) announced 149 new deaths from the novel coronavirus, raising the toll to 1,284 in a country that is one of the worst hit by the pandemic.
Coronavirus kills senior cleric as Iran toll hits 853

Coronavirus kills senior cleric as Iran toll hits 853

The novel coronavirus killed a top Iranian cleric on Monday (Mar 16), the Islamic republic said as it reported yet another record high single-day death toll in one of the world's worst-hit countries.
Iran COVID-19 deaths now 77 as emergency services chief infected

Iran COVID-19 deaths now 77 as emergency services chief infected

COVID-19 has claimed 77 lives in Iran, officials said on Tuesday (Mar 3), as the emergency services chief became the latest high-ranking official to be infected in the deadliest outbreak outside China.
Iran reports 8 new coronavirus deaths, 34 in total

Iran reports 8 new coronavirus deaths, 34 in total

Iran on Friday (Feb 28) reported eight new deaths from COVID-19, taking its overall toll to 34, by far the highest number outside China.
Iran cyberpolice arrest 24 over COVID-19 rumours

Iran cyberpolice arrest 24 over COVID-19 rumours

Iranian cyberpolice on Wednesday (Feb 26) announced the arrests of 24 people accused of spreading online rumours about the COVID-19 outbreak that has claimed 19 lives in the country.
Iran denies virus coverup after claim of 50 deaths

Iran denies virus coverup after claim of 50 deaths

Iran's government vowed Monday (Feb 24) to be transparent after being accused of covering up the deadliest coronavirus outbreak outside China, dismissing a lawmaker's claim the toll could be as high as 50.
Earthquake in Iran kills nine in neighbouring Turkey

Earthquake in Iran kills nine in neighbouring Turkey

A magnitude 5.7 earthquake in northwestern Iran on Sunday (Feb 23) killed at least nine people in neighbouring Turkey and injured dozens more on both sides of the border, authorities said.
COVID-19 kills two Iranians, first Middle East deaths

COVID-19 kills two Iranians, first Middle East deaths

Two people have died in Iran after testing positive on Wednesday (Feb 19) for the new coronavirus, the health ministry said, in the Islamic republic's first cases of the disease.
Ukraine says Iran 'knew from start' missile downed plane

Ukraine says Iran 'knew from start' missile downed plane

Kiev on Monday (Feb 3) accused Tehran of knowing from the start that an Iranian missile had downed a Ukrainian airliner last month, after leaked recordings emerged from Iranian air traffic control.
Iraq warns of 'collapse' if Trump blocks oil cash account at the Fed

Iraq warns of 'collapse' if Trump blocks oil cash account at the Fed

Iraqi officials fear economic "collapse" if Washington imposes threatened sanctions, including blocking access to a US-based account where Baghdad keeps oil revenues that feed 90 per cent of the national budget.
Iran denies Ukrainian plane downed by missile

Iran denies Ukrainian plane downed by missile

Iran's civil aviation chief denied on Friday (Jan 10) that a missile downed a Ukrainian airliner which crashed killing all 176 people on board, rejecting Western claims of a catastrophic mistake by Tehran's air defences.
EU warns Iran nuclear deal may collapse

EU warns Iran nuclear deal may collapse

The EU's diplomatic chief warned on Friday (Jan 10) that it may not be possible to save the Iran nuclear deal, as the bloc's foreign ministers held emergency talks on the Middle East.
Iran bus crash kills at least 19 on mountain road

Iran bus crash kills at least 19 on mountain road

At least 19 people were killed and 24 injured in northern Iran when a bus plunged off a mountain road into a ravine before dawn on Thursday (Jan 9), local news agencies reported.
UN Security Council declares commitment to 'international law' as tensions flare

UN Security Council declares commitment to 'international law' as tensions flare

The UN Security Council on Thursday (Jan 9) reaffirmed its commitment to "an international order based on international law" amid fears of armed conflict between the United States and Iran.
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