Iranian scientist detained in US on the way home

Iran’s foreign minister says the Iranian scientist imprisoned in the US is now on his way back home. Sirous Asgari had been pleading for weeks to be released from an immigration centre, after contracting COVID-19. He has been in custody since 2017, while on trial for charges of fraud and selling state secrets. Asgari was … Read more Iranian scientist detained in US on the way home

Iran dedicates a statue to honour its healthcare workers

COVID-19 has infected around 10,000 healthcare workers in Iran. Many of them have died and now, a statue has been unveiled in their honour. Al Jazeera’s Zein Basravi reports from Tehran. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera – Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #AlJazeeraEnglish … Read more Iran dedicates a statue to honour its healthcare workers

Iranian tankers in Venezuela: 1.5 million barrels of crude expected to arrive in all

The first of five Iranian tankers carrying much-needed gasoline and oil derivatives has docked in Venezuela and a second one entered its waters, the government said on May 25 amid concern in Washington over the burgeoning relationship. The fleet is carrying around 1.5 million barrels of gasoline, according to press reports. Tehran had warned of … Read more Iranian tankers in Venezuela: 1.5 million barrels of crude expected to arrive in all

Eid al-Fitr 2020 in Mecca, Karachi and Tehran

In Mecca, one of the most sacred cities in Islam, public prayers to mark Eid al-Fitr have been taking place. But only a few dozen worshippers gathered at the Great Mosque. Saudi Arabia has imposed a round-the-clock curfew after infections surged to nearly 70,000. Meanwhile, in Pakistan, large gatherings have been spotted across the country. … Read more Eid al-Fitr 2020 in Mecca, Karachi and Tehran

Tehran mother’s memorial takes on special meaning amid outbreak

A man in Tehran has been planting flowers for his dead mother every spring for a decade. What started as a personal gesture has become a major attraction in Iran’s capital. And the memorial has taken on extra meaning during the coronavirus pandemic. Al Jazeera’s Zein Basravi reports from Tehran. – Subscribe to our channel: … Read more Tehran mother’s memorial takes on special meaning amid outbreak

Iran’s businesses struggle to stay afloat amid COVID-19

The global coronavirus pandemic is having a significant impact on economies around the world. Many years under heavy United States sanctions have forced domestic investment in Iran, which has been good for many local businesses, and domestic brands now dominate this big consumer market. Amid the coronavirus pandemic which has forced millions to stay home … Read more Iran’s businesses struggle to stay afloat amid COVID-19

Sailors killed after Iran missile ‘accidentally’ strikes own ship

An accidental missile strike by the Iranian navy on one of its vessels has killed 19 sailors. The incident happened on Sunday during exercises near the Strait of Hormuz – a busy international shipping route. Al Jazeera’s Zain Basravi reports from Tehran. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – … Read more Sailors killed after Iran missile ‘accidentally’ strikes own ship

Iran missile ‘accidentally’ strikes own ship, kills one sailor

An Iranian missile fired during a training exercise in the Gulf of Oman has struck a support vessel near its target, killing at least one sailor and wounding several others, according to Iranian media. The friendly fire incident happened on Sunday near the port of Jask, some 1,270 kilometres (790 miles) southeast of Tehran on … Read more Iran missile ‘accidentally’ strikes own ship, kills one sailor

Why is the US removing military assets from Saudi Arabia? | Inside Story

The United States is removing its Patriot anti-air missiles, and other weapons systems from Saudi Arabia. Donald Trump says it is part of an effort to scale back on a military presence that he says doesn’t benefit the U.S. American weapons and fighter jets were sent to the kindgom last year after Saudi-Aramco oil facilities … Read more Why is the US removing military assets from Saudi Arabia? | Inside Story

US to remove Patriots, other military assets from Saudi Arabia

The US is reportedly removing Patriot anti-missile systems and other military assets from Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities as it winds down a military build-up that began as tensions with Iran flared up last year, according to the Wall Street Journal newspaper. The reductions are said to be based on assessments by some officials that Tehran … Read more US to remove Patriots, other military assets from Saudi Arabia

Drive-in Mosque Used for Ramadan During Coronavirus Outbreak in Tehran

In the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims in Iran are finding ways to gather whilst observing social distancing during the coronavirus outbreak. One of the solutions is a Western-style drive-in theater where people can come to in their cars. The nightly drive-in ceremony is a way for the Ramadan night prayers to continue whilst mosques … Read more Drive-in Mosque Used for Ramadan During Coronavirus Outbreak in Tehran

Second wave? Iran eases Covid-19 lockdown

#coronavirus #lockdown #iran A choice between lives and livelihoods? Iranian authorities have gradually been easing #confinement since April 11, this in a nation hit early and hard by #Covid-19. Did they have to reopen mosques? Could they afford to keep the sanctions-squeezed country in #lockdown and risk a complete collapse of the economy or does opening it … Read more Second wave? Iran eases Covid-19 lockdown

Covid-19: Doctor condemns Iran’s handling of pandemic

We continue our coverage of the Covid-19 pandemic in the Middle East. Iran is one of the worst-hit countries in the region – authorities there have reported more than 6,000 deaths. But observers and health experts say the numbers are in reality considerably higher. After weighing up economic risks against health ones, the country’s leadership … Read more Covid-19: Doctor condemns Iran’s handling of pandemic

Iranian scientists ramp up efforts to improve COVID-19 tests

Scientists in Iran are ramping up efforts to fight COVID-19, with a focus on new, locally-produced testing kits. Iran was one of the hardest-hit countries in the early stages of the pandemic and faced criticism for its slow response. But daily deaths have fallen to their lowest level in weeks, and there are growing signs … Read more Iranian scientists ramp up efforts to improve COVID-19 tests

Iranians enjoy screenings at drive-in cinema while social distancing | ABC News

Film fans in Tehran enjoyed screenings at a drive-in cinema after theaters across Iran have closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Social distancing rules apply, with only two people allowed per car, and cars are disinfected at the entrance. https://abcn.ws/2SzMBRr SUBSCRIBE to ABC NEWS: https://bit.ly/2vZb6yP Watch More on http://abcnews.go.com/ LIKE ABC News on FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/abcnews … Read more Iranians enjoy screenings at drive-in cinema while social distancing | ABC News