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COVID-19: Wisma Putra to bring back Malaysians from Italy, Iran

KUALA LUMPUR: Wisma Putra is making detailed preparations to bring back 323 Malaysians from Italy and 55 from Iran, following the worsening COVID-19 outbreak in the two countries. Foreign Minister, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said preparations included identifying the locations of

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COVID-19: South Korea reports more recoveries for first time

SEOUL: South Korea reported more recoveries from the coronavirus than new infections today for the first time, since its outbreak emerged in January, as a downward trend in daily cases raised hopes, that Asia’s biggest epidemic outside China may be

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COVID-19: Iran receives int’l aid, more Mideast countries take preventive measures

CAIRO: Yesterday, Iran received international aid to support its efforts to fight COVID-19, while more countries in the Middle East took further steps to stop the spread of the virus, reported Xinhua news agency. Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi

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Iranian parliamentary election campaign period ends

DUBAI: Campaigning officially ended today for Iran’s parliamentary election, state media said, a day before a vote seen as a litmus test of the popularity of the Islamic republic. The vote to pick 290 lawmakers is Iran’s first since U.S.

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Rouhani says Iran will never yield to US pressure for talks

DUBAI: Iran will never hold talks with the US under pressure, President Hassan Rouhani said yesterday, adding that Tehran’s help was essential in establishing security in the Middle East. Relations between Tehran and Washington reached crisis point in 2018 after

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White House memo says strike on Soleimani in response to past attacks

US President Donald Trump ordered a drone strike that killed a top Iranian military commander last month in response to past attacks, the White House said in a memo released yesterday, despite previous administration assertions that it was due to

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Iran-backed Hezbollah steps in to guide Iraqi militias in Soleimani’s wake

Shortly after Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani was killed in a US drone strike in Iraq, the Tehran-backed Lebanese organisation Hezbollah urgently met with Iraqi militia leaders, seeking to unite them in the face of a huge void left by

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Canada urges Iran to send downed plane’s black boxes to France

OTTAWA: Canada pressed Iran yesterday to send the black boxes from a crashed airliner immediately to France where the data can be analysed, the Canadian foreign ministry said in a statement. Iran’s civil aviation authority said on Tuesday it would

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Iranian factory makes U.S. and Israeli flags to burn

KHOMEIN: Business is booming at Iran’s largest flag factory which makes U.S., British and Israeli flags for Iranian protesters to burn. At the factory in the town of Khomein, southwest of the capital Tehran, young men and women print the

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Iran seeks help reading plane’s black boxes amid pressure to hand them over

DUBAI: Iran has asked the US and French authorities for equipment to download information from black boxes on a downed Ukrainian airliner, a request that will add to international frustration at Tehran’s failure to send the recorders abroad for analysis.

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