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In Iran, an Electoral Flop

What if you held a national election and no one turned out? That’s the situation currently confronting Iranian officials, who are grappling with the aftermath of a truly disastrous outcome in last week’s parliamentary elections.According to the official Fars News Agency, just 42 percent of Iranians voted in the country’s latest parliamentary elections, which took place on Friday. That’s the lowest percentage ever recorded in the 41-year history of the Islamic Republic. (By way of comparison: The...
Tags: News, Washington, Iran, United States, Tehran, Trump, Islamic Republic, Fars News Agency, Financial Action Task Force, Statistical Center of Iran, International Institute of Economics, Reuters Politically


Iran says it won't quarantine any towns or cities, despite recording the most coronavirus deaths outside of China

Iran said two people died from the coronavirus the same day it discovered its first case, leaving many questioning the honesty of the official count.
Tags: News, China, Iran


Coronavirus spreads through Europe as France reports death of first national

Europe's biggest coronavirus outbreak is in Italy, where more than 320 have been infected, while Iran has reported more than 90 cases and 15 deaths. Follow here for live updates.
Tags: Europe, France, Iran, Cnn, Italy


Coronavirus in a war zone: Afghanistan braces for outbreak after first case

Lone Kabul laboratory preparing to treat patients in the midst of political turmoil and tentative peace talks, as border with Iran closedCoronavirus - latest updatesPreparations for an outbreak of coronavirus were underway in Afghanistan as the country confirmed its first case in the western province of Herat, which borders Iran.Seven more suspected cases have been identified in Herat, and three cases in the nearby provinces of Farah and Ghor. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Biology, World news, Iran, Afghanistan, Medical Research, Middle East and North Africa, South and Central Asia, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Global development, Kabul, Farah, Herat, Global Health, Conflict and arms


Coronavirus Updates: U.S. Soldier Tests Positive for Virus in South Korea

The soldier, the first U.S. service member known to be infected, has been quarantined in his off-base residence, the military said.
Tags: South Korea, News, China, Iran, New York Times, Italy, Epidemics, Travel Warnings, Stocks and Bonds, United States Economy, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


4 more get Coronavirus in Iraq

By John Lee. Iraq has reported four new cases of coronavirus (covid-19), this time in Kirkuk province. In a statement, the Ministry of Health said the four were from the same family, and had recently returned from Iran. They have been placed in quarantine. According to Reuters, Iraq has indefinitely extended an entry ban on travellers from China, Iran, Thailand, South Korean, Japan, Italy and Singapore. (Source: Ministry of Health) Source: Iraq-BusinessNews.com. Post your commentary below.
Tags: News, Iraq, Singapore, Iran, Iraq Business News, Kirkuk, Ministry of Health, Reuters Iraq, John Lee Iraq, Japan Italy, China Iran Thailand, Ministry of Health Source


Coronavirus infects U.S. soldier in South Korea as pandemic fears fuel market selloff

SHANGHAI/SEOUL (Reuters) - China and South Korea reported 500 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, including the first U.S. soldier to be infected, as the United States warned of an inevitable pandemic and an outbreak in northern Italy spread to several European countries. Worsening outbreaks in Iran and Italy, along with China and South Korea, are raising the risk of a pandemic and drove Asian shares down on Wednesday, following falls on Wall Street.
Tags: South Korea, News, China, Iran, United States, Italy, SHANGHAI SEOUL Reuters China


Coronavirus pandemic inevitable, U.S. warns as disease spreads across globe

SHANGHAI/SEOUL (Reuters) - Asia reported hundreds of new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, including the first U.S. soldier to be infected, as the United States warned of an inevitable pandemic, and outbreaks in Italy and Iran spread to more countries. Asian shares fell on Wednesday as the U.S. warning to Americans to prepare for a likely coronavirus pandemic jolted Wall Street again and pushed yields on safe-haven Treasuries to record lows. The disease is believed to have originated in a market...
Tags: News, Iran, United States, Italy, Wuhan, SHANGHAI SEOUL Reuters Asia


Coronavirus spreads in Asia, Europe, Middle East fuelling market selloff

SHANGHAI/SEOUL (Reuters) - Asia reported hundreds of new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, including the first U.S. soldier to be infected, as the United States warned of an inevitable pandemic and outbreaks in Italy and Iran spread to more countries. Asian shares fell on Wednesday as the U.S. warning to Americans to prepare for a likely coronavirus pandemic jolted Wall Street again and pushed yields on safe-haven Treasuries to record lows. The disease is believed to have originated in a market ...
Tags: News, Iran, United States, Italy, Wuhan, Asia Europe Middle East, SHANGHAI SEOUL Reuters Asia


Coronavirus latest updates: WHO mission director warns world is 'simply not ready'

Expert tells nations to access the expertise of China and prepare for a potential pandemic as the outbreak spreads across EuropeTenerife coronavirus: 1,000 guests at hotel quarantinedIran’s deputy health minister: I have coronavirusTell us: have you been affected by the coronavirus?What is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms? 12.28am GMT Iran is emerging as a place of particular focus, where there are 95 confirmed cases and 16 deaths.Iran’s deputy health minister said he has ...
Tags: Science, China, World news, Iran, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Nestle, Afp, Martin Chulov, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus Updates: Disruptions, Rising Cases, Market Tremors and Warnings

As outbreaks grow and spread in Asia, Europe and the Middle East, U.S. officials warn Americans to brace for their own.
Tags: News, China, Iran, New York Times, Italy, Middle East, Epidemics, Travel Warnings, Asia Europe, Stocks and Bonds, United States Economy, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Coronavirus Live Updates: Disruptions, Rising Cases, Market Tremors,Warnings

As outbreaks grow and spread in Asia, Europe and the Middle East, U.S. officials warn Americans to brace for their own.
Tags: News, China, Iran, New York Times, Italy, Middle East, Epidemics, Travel Warnings, Asia Europe, Stocks and Bonds, United States Economy, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


CDC Issues Warnings on Virus; Markets Take Hit: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Americans to prepare for a coronavirus outbreak at home that could lead to significant disruptions of daily life, though the warnings were downplayed by the White House. Congress was told that there’s shortage of masks needed for health workers if one occurs.New cases were reported in Europe, prompting worries of a widening outbreak there. Iran reported a total of 15 deaths, the most fatalities outside China, and a top hea...
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Coronavirus Live Updates: Disruptions, Rising Cases, Markets,Warnings

As outbreaks grow and spread in Asia, Europe and the Middle East, U.S. officials warn Americans to brace for their own. Stocks fell.
Tags: News, China, Iran, New York Times, Italy, Middle East, Epidemics, Travel Warnings, Asia Europe, Stocks and Bonds, United States Economy, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Virus deaths are on the rise in Iran and South Korea as Italy grapples with its own outbreak

• BREAKING: Dow tumbles 800 points as coronavirus fears continue • Analysis: Trump seems to know very little about the coronavirus • Bipartisan outrage about coronavirus spills over
Tags: South Korea, News, Iran, Italy, Stories, Trump


Bipartisan outrage over coronavirus spills over on Capitol Hill

There is mounting concern on Capitol Hill that more needs to be done to contain the coronavirus, the contagious respiratory disease that started in China and has reached from Iran to the US, with Republicans and Democrats outwardly expressing alarm and outrage.
Tags: News, China, US, Iran, Stories, Capitol Hill


Coronavirus Live Updates: Disruptions, Rising Cases, Warnings

As outbreaks grow and spread in Asia, Europe and the Middle East, U.S. officials warn Americans to brace for their own.
Tags: News, China, Iran, New York Times, Italy, Middle East, Epidemics, Travel Warnings, Asia Europe, Stocks and Bonds, United States Economy, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


C.D.C. Officials Warn of Coronavirus Outbreaks in the U.S.

Clusters of infection are likely in American communities, health officials said. Some lawmakers questioned whether the nation is prepared.
Tags: South Korea, News, Senate, China, Masks, Iran, United States, House Of Representatives, Italy, Epidemics, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Homeland Security Department, Health and Human Services Department, United States Politics and Government, Hubei Province (China, Respiratory Diseases


The Navy’s Decision to Stop Buying P-8 Poseidons Is a Mistake

Russian and Chinese submarines along with underwater threats from North Korea and Iran are only multiplying. Why stop purchasing one proven system that can mitigate this growing threat?
Tags: News, Navy, North Korea, Iran


CDC Tells Americans to Start Readying for Outbreak: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Americans to prepare for a coronavirus outbreak at home that could lead to significant disruptions of daily life, though the warnings were downplayed by the White House. Congress was told that there’s shortage of masks needed for health workers if one occurs.New cases were reported in Europe, prompting worries of a widening outbreak there. Iran reported a total of 15 deaths, the most fatalities outside China, and a top hea...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Europe, Japan, New York, Milan, London, News, Congress, Cdc, Washington, Senate, White House, China, Iraq, Spain


Iranian prison inmates fear transfer to ward that hosted coronavirus victim

British-Iranian Anoosheh Ashoori is said to be worried he will be forced to movePrisoners in Iran’s Evin prison, including a British-Iranian dual national, are protesting plans for them to be transferred to a ward which they believe previously held a coronavirus victim.Sherry Ashoori, whose dual national husband Anoosheh Ashoori, 65, was jailed by the Iranian authorities for 12 years, said she has contacted the Foreign Office to warn them of the plans to transfer her husband and others to the pr...
Tags: World news, Iran, Middle East and North Africa, Foreign Office, Evin, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, Coronavirus outbreak, Anoosheh Ashoori, Sherry Ashoori


Iranian prisoners fear transfer to ward that held coronavirus victim

Anoosheh Ashoori, a British-Iranian citizen, is among those who may be forced to movePrisoners in Iran’s Evin prison, including a British-Iranian dual national, are protesting against plans for them to be transferred to a ward that they believe previously held a coronavirus victim.Sherry Ashoori, whose dual national husband, Anoosheh Ashoori, 65, was jailed by the Iranian authorities for 12 years, said she has contacted the Foreign Office to warn them of the plans to transfer her husband and oth...
Tags: World news, Iran, Middle East and North Africa, Foreign Office, Evin, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, Coronavirus outbreak, Anoosheh Ashoori, Sherry Ashoori


Coronavirus Live Updates: U.S. Officials Warn Americans to Brace for Likely Outbreak

New outbreaks in Asia, Europe and the Middle East are renewing fears of a coming global pandemic, even as the spread in China appears to be slowing.
Tags: News, China, Iran, New York Times, Italy, Middle East, Epidemics, Travel Warnings, Asia Europe, Stocks and Bonds, United States Economy, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Bipartisan concern and outrage about coronavirus spill over on Capitol Hill

There is mounting concern on Capitol Hill that more needs to be done to contain the coronavirus, the contagious respiratory disease that started in China and has reached from Iran to the US, with Republicans and Democrats outwardly expressing alarm and outrage.
Tags: China, US, Iran, Cnn, Capitol Hill


Coronavirus Live Updates: C.D.C. Warns Americans to Brace for Likely Outbreak

New outbreaks in Asia, Europe and the Middle East are renewing fears of a coming global pandemic.
Tags: News, China, Iran, New York Times, Italy, Middle East, Epidemics, Travel Warnings, Asia Europe, Stocks and Bonds, United States Economy, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Iran says the official who mocked coronavirus fears while coughing and sweating is now infected with coronavirus

The head of Iran's coronavirus government task force who urged the public not to freak out about the epidemic while coughing and sweating profusely has tested positive for the illness himself, authorities said Tuesday. New cases of COVID-19 originating in Iran are now rapidly popping up across the Middle East. The coughing and heavily sweating Iraj Harirchi told journalists at a televised news conference in Tehran only one day ago that “the situation is almost stable in the country.” Coronavi...
Tags: Travel, Health, Post, Business, News, China, World news, Iran, Middle East, World Health Organization, Associated Press, Tehran, Epidemic, Health Ministry, Ali Rabiei, Coronavirus


Switzerland confirms first case of coronavirus

In Switzerland today, a 70-year old man tested positive for the coronavirus in the southern canton of Ticino, right next to the border with Italy, say Swiss health authorities. This is the first case of COVID-19 in Switzerland, and authorities say the man was likely exposed in Italy. “The infected person was in Italy about ten days ago and participated in an event near Milano,” the Swiss health ministry said in a statement. From Reuters: Officials told a media conference it was not clear at w...
Tags: Travel, Health, South Korea, Europe, Post, Business, News, China, World news, Iran, Italy, Switzerland, Sicily, Tuscany, Liguria, Reuters


Iranian security official accuses White House of cover-up about missile attack

Ali Shamkhani, secretary of Iran’s top national security body, accused the White House on Tuesday of withholding information about an Iranian missile attack on a U.S. base in Iraq. Shamkhani did not give details in a tweet reacting to accusations by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday that the Islamic Republic may have withheld information about the spread of coronavirus inside the country. “Pompeo’s expression of concern about what he deems to be a cover-up by #Iran over #corona co...
Tags: News, White House, Iran, State, Islamic Republic, Ali Shamkhani, Pompeo, Ain al Asad, Mike Pompeo, Shamkhani, Iraq Shamkhani


Iran health minister falls ill on camera

Video shows Iran's deputy health minister suffering symptoms of the coronavirus at a press conference before being diagnosed.
Tags: News, Iran


U.S. Short on Stockpiled Masks; Gilead Drug Trials: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) -- Iran reported a total of 15 deaths from the outbreak, the most fatalities outside China, and a top health official tested positive. Italy reported a surge in infections and Spanish police isolated 1,000 people at an island resort.The U.S. said its short on the number of masks needed for health workers in case of an outbreak. Chinese President Xi Jinping said the country was confident of limiting the impact. Earlier on Tuesday, South Korea reported 84 new infections for a total tal...
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