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About 3 hours ago

Venezuela receives tons of UN aid to fight Coronavirus

Jesús Silva Press TV, Caracas The United Nations has delivered a 90-ton shipment of much-needed medical aid to Venezuela to reinforce the country’s healthcare system amid the coronavirus outbreak in the Latin American country. The shipment includes a variety of personal protective equipment for health workers as well as oxygen concentrators, pediatric beds and hygiene kits. The donations make up the first phase of the response to the pandemic and will go ...
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About 9 hours ago

Covid-19 pandemic forces more countries to distance themselves from US

Bianca Rahimi Press TV, London The Covid-19 pandemic seems to have given added urgency to discussions within Europe, about preserving the Iran nuclear deal. For the signatories of the JCPOA it has been another opportunity for Europe to prove it can withstand US pressure. Donald Trump withdrew from the hard-won deal in 2018, forcing France, Germany and the UK to come up with a way of circumventing the re-imposed sanctions, and ...
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About 12 hours ago

No testing kits for Coronavirus in the blockaded Gaza Strip

The central laboratory in the Gaza Strip has halted testing after running out of coronavirus detection kits. The impoverished enclave’s fragile health system suffers from acute shortages in medicines and hospital supplies due to the inhumane Israeli blockade. The Israeli blockade continues to take its toll on the impoverished Gaza Strip. On Wednesday the Health Ministry announced that it had run out of kits to test for the highly contagious coronavirus. All ...
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About 17 hours ago

Major Muslim festivity of Imam Mahdi birthday marked amid social distancing

Yusef Jalali Press TV, Tehran Lit-up streets and mass turnout in nationwide celebrations is how people in Iran celebrate the birthday of their 12th Imam, Mahdi, who is believed to be the prophesied redeemer who will bring peace and justice to the world, but this year, on the eve of the major occasion, mass celebrations have given way to empty streets. In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, all religious events, including ...
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About 18 hours ago

Afghan government frees 100 Taliban prisoners in show of good will

Amin Alemi Press TV, Kabul The Afghan government has released 100 Taliban prisoners in accordance with a recent agreement with the militants. This comes a day after the Taliban walked out of talks, accusing the Afghan government of delaying the prisoner swap that was part of an agreement signed with the US in the Qatari capital Doha. Kabul has rejected the claim, saying the release of Taliban prisoners shows ...
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About 1 day ago

Yemenis launch retaliatory attack on Saudi positions

Mohammed al-Attab Press TV, Sana'a In response to Saudi escalation, Yemen's army backed by popular committee forces launched a ballistic attack on a gathering of Saudi-led coalition forces in Abien killing and injuring dozens. Experts say the attack has foiled a military advancement towards Albieda. Earlier, Yemeni army spokesperson, Bridger General Yahya Sareia released a new statement in which he accused Riyadh of carrying out over 300 air strikes across Yemen just ...
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About 1 day ago

UK struggles at peak of COVID-19 pandemic with limited supplies

Bianca Rahimi Press TV, London According to research done by the Commonwealth Fund in 2017, a US think tank, the United Kingdom’s healthcare system ranks the best in the world. But Covid-19 is testing it to its limits. A lack of Personal Protective Equipment is taking its toll. And so members of the public are stepping in. Business are dropping everything to utilize their materials to help the NHS. People at home ...
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About 1 day ago

Afghans welcome Iran's aid for treatment of Afghan refugees

Amin Alemi Press TV, Kabul The Afghan government says battling the spread of Covid-19 is Kabul’s top priority. Officials in Afghanistan have stressed that the government needs and welcomes international support to confront the disease. That is why Tehran’s latest move to offer free medical services to Afghan refugees infected with the new coronavirus has been widely welcomed by Kabul. The move has also been received well by Afghans. Most Afghans believe ...
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Mehr News
Mehr News
About 2 days ago

'Fighting COVID-19 harder without relying on domestic capacities'

TEHRAN, Apr. 08 (MNA) – A member of Iran’s Expediency Council believes that US sanctions are hampering Iran’s efforts to contain the outbreak but one should not underestimate the domestic capacities of the country.
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