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Iranian currency reaches lowest value ever

TEHRAN: Iranian currency dropped to its lowest value ever against the dollar and officials warned Iranian exporters to bring their foreign earnings home from abroad. Money exchange shops briefly traded the Iranian rial 200,000 for a dollar and later in the day, the currency was valued at 198,000 rials against ...

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Europe toughens stance on Iran, US over nuclear dispute

PARIS: Europe on Friday toughened its stance on Iran and warned the US against sanctions in the latest bid to stop the unravelling of the international agreement on Tehran s nuclear programme. The decision by Germany, France and Britain to back a UN arms embargo extension on Iran follows growing tensions ...

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Iran reels under coronavirus crisis

TEHRAN: Months into Iran’s fight against the coronavirus, doctors and nurses at Tehran’s Shohadaye Tajrish Hospital still don a mask, a disposable hazmat suit and a double layer of latex gloves every day to attempt to contain a pandemic that shows no signs of slowing. The hiss of high-flow oxygen ...

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UN atomic watchdog head calls for more access in Iran

BERLIN: The head of the United Nations’ atomic watchdog agency reiterated that Iran must provide inspectors access to sites where the country is thought to have stored or used undeclared nuclear material. International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Mariano Grossi told reporters after a meeting of the agency’s board in ...

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CSIS Warned Of “Global Shock Waves” From Huawei’s CFO Arrest

TORONTO: Canada’s intelligence agency warned that arresting the daughter of billionaire Huawei founder Ren Zheng would set off global “shock waves” and seriously affect ties with China, just before her detention in Vancouver on a U.S. extradition request, new court documents show. Released on Friday, the documents show the involvement ...

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Water politics heat up under worsening climate in Afghanistan

BAMIYAN: I n a good year, farmer and mother-of-four Zahra Tawakole can produce enough potatoes from her hectare of land in the small Afghan village of Raquel to get her family through to the next harvest. Over the past two decades, however, weather patterns have become more extreme, Tawakole said, ...

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Iranian warship hit by a friendly fire missile, 19 dead

TEHRAN: An Iranian warship was hit by a friendly fire missile during naval exercises, killing 19 sailors, state media and the army said Monday, amid tensions with the US in Gulf waters. The incident involving the Konarak vessel occurred on Sunday afternoon near Bandar-e Jask, off the southern coast of ...

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Iran says it launched military satellite as Trump threatens ships

TEHRAN: Iran said it put its first military satellite into orbit Wednesday, making it an emerging “world power”, as the US issued new threats amid rising naval tensions in the Gulf. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps hailed the launch as a milestone, in the face of intense US pressure and ...

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Rouhani: IMF must fulfill its duties without bias against Iran

TEHRAN: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the International Monetary Fund (IMF) must fulfill its duties toward all member countries, including Iran, without any bias. Rouhani made the remarks in a phone conversation with Governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) Abdolnasser Hemmati on Thursday, during which the CBI official ...

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United States coronavirus deaths top 12,500 in single-day

WASHINGTON/LONDON: President Donald Trump threatened to cut US funding to the World Health Organisation, accusing it of bias toward China, where the authorities lifted a two-and-a-half month travel ban on Wuhan, the city that spawned the global coronavirus pandemic. As the United States suffered a record total of nearly 2,000 ...

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