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  • Crisis Management Chief: Observing Health Protocols Cause of Iran's Declining COVID-19 Infections
    18:49 - May 24 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Head of Iran's Crisis Management Organization Esmail Najar said his organization is assisting, and providing the Health Ministry with equipment and facilities in anti-coronavirus campaign, adding that the country's tight exercise of health protocols has lowered the number of infections and fatalities.
  • Quake Jolts Southwestern Iran
    16:39 - May 24 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale rocked Dogonbadan of Kohkilouyeh-Boyerahmad Province in Southwestern Iran.
  • Official: Iran Backing WHO Program in Anti-Coronavirus Campaign
    16:05 - May 24 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Director-General of International cooperation of Iran's Ministry of Health Mohsen Assadi Lari stressed the key role of the World Health Organization in combating COVID-19, and said that the Islamic Republic is suppoting the WHO.
  • Iran Reports 2180 New Virus Infections, 83% Outpatient
    15:43 - May 24 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian health ministry announced on Sunday that 2,180 new cases of coronavirus infection have been identified in the country in the past 24 hours, expressing pleasure that 83% of the cases were outpatients and that there have been no deaths in 13 provinces.
  • Iranians Hold Eid al-Fitr Prayers with Health Protocols
    14:52 - May 24 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Tehran witnessed different scenes on Sunday morning as Eid al-Fitr prayers were held all over the capital with limited crowds gathered in mosques due to coronavirus epidemic.
  • Supreme Leader Pardons, Commutes Sentences of 3,721 Inmates,
    14:48 - May 24 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei pardoned or reduced the sentences of prisoners, including a number of inmates jailed for security charges, upon the request of Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Rayeesi on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr.
  • Over One Ton of Narcotics Seized in Southeast Iran
    14:45 - May 24 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Anti-narcotics police of Sistan and Balouchestan province, Southeastern Iran, clamped down on drug smugglers and busted over 1,127 kilograms of illicit drugs.
  • Rouhani Felicitates Muslim Leaders on Eid al-Fitr
    14:43 - May 24 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in separate messages to the leaders of the Islamic countries congratulated them on advent of Eid al-Fitr.
  • Iran Callls for Muslim Countries' Unity in Anti-Coronavirus Campaign
    17:09 - May 23 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Minister of Health Saeed Namaki in a message to his Muslim counterparts called for unity against the deadly coronavirus in a bid to save their nations and other people of the world.
  • Iran Reports 1869 New Coronavirus Cases, No Deaths in 14 Provinces
    15:57 - May 23 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian health ministry announced on Saturday that 1,869 new cases of coronavirus infection have been identified in the country in the past 24 hours, expressing pleasure that there have been no deaths in 14 provinces.
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George Floyd: Protests Around World Show Solidarity with US Demonstrators

TEHRAN (FNA)- Thousands of people around the world have rallied in solidarity with anti-racism protests in the United States following the police killing of George Floyd on May 25. Floyd, an unarmed Black man, was pinned to the ground by a white officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The officer, who has since been fired and charged for murder, knelt on Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes, as Floyd pleaded "I can't breathe". [PHOTOS]
Aftermath of Protests in Minneapolis

TEHRAN (FNA)- Community members help to clean up debris from buildings set on fire during protests in Minneapolis in reaction to the death of George Floyd in police custody. [PHOTOS]
Minneapolis in Turmoil after Police Killing of George Floyd

TEHRAN (FNA)- The city of Minneapolis has been wracked by days of protest after a white police officer kneeled on the neck of an unarmed black man for nearly nine minutes before he died. [PHOTOS]
Protests Over Killing of George Floyd Spread Worldwide, in Some of Them Police Clashes with Protesters

TEHRAN (FNA)- Protesters have marched in the US over the death of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer. Their anger over the killing of the unarmed black man has now spread worldwide. Over the weekend demonstrators gathered in UK, Netherlands, South Africa, Brazil, France and Greece to protest against police brutality in solidarity with the US crowds. In Greece, France and UK, police and protesters clashed and march for George Floyd turns violent. [VIDEO]
Death of George Floyd: Protesters Face Police Near White House

TEHRAN (FNA)- Protesters take to the streets chanting "no justice, no peace" as they stand in front of a line of police officers near the White House, in Washington, DC, which is under curfew for a fifth night. [VIDEO]
George Floyd Death: Protests Continue as US Defense Secretary Rejects Trump’s Demand for Troops

TEHRAN (FNA)- Protests over the death of George Floyd continued across the US on Wednesday, after a largely peaceful night. As demonstrators returned to the streets, police chiefs called for reform – and the US secretary of defense publicly rejected Donald Trump’s threat to deploy combat troops. [PHOTOS]
Rouhani Orders Central Bank to Take Immediate Measures to Unfreeze Iran's Assets in Foreign Banks

TEHRAN (FNA)- President Hassan Rouhani instructed the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) to do its best to release part of Iran's forex resources blocked in foreign banks.
Foreign Ministry Releases Details of Iranian Ship's Sinking in Iraqi Port

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian Foreign Ministry issued an initial report on a cargo ship that sank off the Iraqi port of Umm Qasr early Friday.
Iran, Serbia Eyeing to Boost Transport Cooperation

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Ambassador to Belgrade Rashid Hassanpour and Serbian Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure Zorana Z. Mihajlović stressed developing cooperation in air and road transportation fields.
Iran Reports 2,886 New Coronavirus Cases, No Deaths in 13 Provinces

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian health ministry announced on Friday that 2,886 new cases of infection to coronavirus have been diagnosed in the country in the past 24 hours, noting that no deaths has been reported in 13 provinces.
Iran Calls for Removal of Inhumane Sanctions against Syria

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Abbas Mousavi stressed Tehran’s support for Syria, and urged lifting of all sanctions that have impeded Damascus' endeavors to reconstruct the war-ravaged country.
Iran, UAE Resume Marine Trade Ties

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have resumed their trade exchanges via sea, a provincial official announced.
Iran’s Mining Sector Sees 60% Investment Surge in Defiance of US Sanctions

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian mining sector had a significant hike in investment for new projects despite American sanctions that have been imposed on sales of expensive metals among other lucrative areas, said a spokesperson with IMIDRO.
FM Spokesman: Michael White’s Release Sign of Islamic Mercy

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Abbas Mousavi announced that Michael White, who was jailed in Iran on security charges, was released on Thursday, adding that this is the sign of Islamic kindness.
Speaker: Imam Khomeini Removed US’ Knee from Neck of Oppressed People

TEHRAN (FNA)- Years ago Iranian people shouted that they could not breathe and Imam Khomeini pushed the US’s knee away from the neck of the oppressed, Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf said.