IRAN

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IRAN

1,360,852

Total Cases

57,225

Total Deaths

1,151,676

Total Recovered

151,951

Total Active Cases

+75

New Deaths

+6,305

New Cases


via menafn01/06/2021

Iran continues working on purchase and development of COVID-19 vaccine - MENAFN.COM

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan.6

Trend:

Good actions were taken in order to purchase and make the COVID-19 vaccine, said the Chief of Staff of the President of Iran.

The government and the National Headquarters to Fight Coronavirus are determined to control the virus but people are responsible to comply with health protocol, said Mahmoud Vaez

via voanews01/05/2021

Ethiopian Police Release Detained Reuters Cameraman Without Charge - Voice of America

NAIROBI - Ethiopian police released Reuters cameraman Kumerra Gemechu on Tuesday after detaining him without charge for 12 days. Police had told his lawyer Melkamu Ogo that their lines of inquiry included accusations of disseminating false information, communicating with groups fighting the government, and disturbing the public's peace and security. However, Ogo said he had seen no evidence. "We are delighted that Kumerra has been released and reunited with his family. His release today affirms he has done nothing wrong," Reuters Editor-in-Chief Stephen J.

via arabnews01/05/2021

Iran finds first case of new coronavirus variant in traveler from UK - Arab News

DUBAI: Iran has registered its first case of a highly contagious coronavirus variant that emerged in Britain, in an Iranian who arrived from the UK, Health Minister Saeed Namaki said on Tuesday. “Unfortunately, we found the first case of the mutated British COVID-19 from a dear compatriot who had returned from England, ... and who was admitted to one of our private hospitals,”

via 9to5mac01/04/2021

Unified shopping information could make Apple Store visits less confusing - 9to5Mac

In the 11 months since Apple began taking precautions against COVID-19, the world has come to recognize Apple Stores as the gold standard of retail health and safety. Most customers understand Apple’s safeguards and trust they’ll find a careful environment when they visit a store. One small change could help additional customers and Apple’s own […]


via news.usni.org01/04/2021

Pentagon: Carrier USS Nimitz Will Stay in Middle East After Threats from Iran - USNI News

Aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN-68) and its strike group will remain in the Middle East in the wake of threats from officials in the Iranian government on the one-year anniversary of the U.S. killing of Iranian military leader Qasem Soleimani, the Pentagon announced late Sunday. “Due to the recent threats issued by Iranian leaders against […]

via finance.yahoo01/03/2021

Iran Oil Firms to Sign $1.2 Billion in Deals to Boost Output - Yahoo Finance

(Bloomberg) -- Iranian energy companies have agreed deals worth $1.2 billion to raise the nation’s crude output, state-run National Iranian Oil Co. said.The signings were initially meant to take place on Monday in Tehran in the presence of Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh, but have been delayed, NIOC said in a statement. The company didn’t disclose the reason for or length of the delay.Zanganeh said in mid-December that Iran planned to roughly double oil production in the next year to 4.5 million barrels daily, as the country anticipates a loosening of U.S. sanctions after Joe Biden becomes president.National Iranian South Oil Co. and Iranian Offshore Oil Co. will sign deals with domestic contractors covering onshore fields in Bushehr, Fars, Khuzestan, and Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad provinces, NIOC said. The offshore Reshadat deposit in the Persian Gulf is also part of the agreements.The two NIOC subsidiaries agreed $1.8 billion of similar domestic contracts in August to boost production at more than a dozen onshore and offshore crude deposits.The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, including Iran, is to meet Monday to assess production. While the 13-nation group has slashed output since May to buoy prices in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, Iran is exempt from a quota due to the sanctions.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.

via menafn01/02/2021

Iran seeks to purchase more vaccine against coronavirus - MENAFN.COM

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan.2

Trend:

Iran has signed a contract to purchase 16 million doses of COVAX coronavirus vaccine, while the country is in negotiations with China , India and Russia as well to buy more vaccines, said Chief of Staff of the President of Iran Mahmoud Vaezi, Trend reports via ISNA.

Vaezi said that aside from the mentione

via menafn01/06/2021

Iran reveals its COVID-19 data for January 6 - MENAFN.COM

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan. 6

By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:

As many as 6,283 people have been infected with the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the past 24 hours in Iran, said Sima Sadat Lari, spokesperson for Iran's Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Trend reports

via voanews01/05/2021

Norway Says More Than 50% of New Cars Are Electric - Voice of America

A report released Tuesday says Norway has become the first country in the world in which 50 percent of all new cars it sold are electric. Norway’s Road Traffic Information Council (Opplysningsradet for Veitrafikken) says electric vehicles accounted for 54.3 percent of new car sales in 2020, up from 42.4 percent a year earlier. The group says the four best-selling models in the Nordic country were the Volkswagen/ Audi e-tron, the Tesla Model 3, the Volkswagen ID.3 and the Nissan Leaf — all fully electric. The fifth placed car — the Volkswagen Golf — can be bought in a rechargeable version but


via tehrantimes01/04/2021

Biden can win Tehran's trust by facilitating shipments of COVID vaccines to Iran: LA Times - Tehran Times

In an op-ed published on January 3, the Los Angeles Times said the incoming Biden administration, which is seeking to restore the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, could build trust with Tehran through facilitating the purchase of vaccine by Iran to control the Coronavirus pandemic.

via menafn01/04/2021

Iran's COVID-19 vaccine enters human trial stage - EIKO - MENAFN.COM

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan. 4

Trend:

The EIKO spokesperson said that the Irans Coronavirus vaccine is 100 percent Iranian.

Referring to the production capacity of Coronavirus vaccine by the pharmaceutical company of EIK, Hojjat Nik Maleki, spokesman of the headquarters for Executing the Order of Imam Khomeini (EIKO) said that the prod

via staradvertiser01/04/2021

Trump, on tape, presses Georgia election official to ‘find’ votes for him - Honolulu Star-Advertiser

ATLANTA >> President Donald Trump pressured Georgia’s Republican secretary of state to “find” enough votes to overturn Joe Biden’s win in the state’s presidential election, repeatedly citing disproven claims of fraud and raising the prospect of “criminal offense” if officials did not change the vote count, according to a recording of the conversation.

via staradvertiser01/03/2021

Column: For Oahu, climate progress is pathway for economic recovery - Honolulu Star-Advertiser

The twin crises of COVID-19 and climate change are good examples of the kinds of increasing and compounding 21st century shocks and stresses facing our island community. The city Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency has seen these realities firsthand in 2020, with our staff serving in the city emergency operations center for both COVID-19 and hurricane responses alike. It’s clear that the faster we build community and climate resilience, the safer we’ll be — but also the better off we’ll be economically.

via menafn01/02/2021

Iranian diplomat terms int'l cooperation as only way to fight COVID-19 - MENAFN.COM

Iranian consul general in Guangzhou referred to mutual aid provided by Iranian and Chinese governments in time of coronavirus, saying international cooperation is the only way to fight COVID-19, Trend reports citing Trend reports

via menafn01/05/2021

Iranian coronavirus vaccine to be ready by spring - Iranian gov't spokesman - MENAFN.COM

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan. 5

Trend:

Iran government spokesman announced that the country has purchased 17 million doses of coronavirus vaccine, while the Iranian vaccine will be distributed to the market by spring.

We are trying to control the entry and exit gates of the country because we have a lot of ethnic diversity in the country so

via krdo01/04/2021

5 things to know for January 4: Transition, coronavirus, Congress, Iran, China - KRDO

A university that published its annual list of “banished” words and phrases has named the ones it’d like to see less of in 2021. Among them: “unprecedented” and “uncertain times.” Sounds about right. Here’s what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day. (You can also get “5 Things

via voanews01/04/2021

Biden Inauguration Will Have Virtual Nationwide Parade - Voice of America

President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration will include a "virtual parade across America" consistent with crowd limits during the coronavirus era, organizers announced Sunday.   Following the swearing-in ceremony on Inauguration Day, January 20, on the west front of the U.S. Capitol, Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, will join Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff, in participating in a socially distanced Pass in Review on the Capitol's opposite front side.

via finance.yahoo01/03/2021

Iran to Boost Oil Output Via $1.2 Billion Deal With Local Firms - Yahoo Finance

(Bloomberg) -- Iranian energy companies have agreed deals worth $1.2 billion to raise the nation’s crude output, state-run National Iranian Oil Co. said.The signings were initially meant to take place on Monday in Tehran in the presence of Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh, but have been delayed, NIOC said in a statement. The company didn’t disclose the reason for or length of the delay.Zanganeh said in mid-December that Iran planned to roughly double oil production in the next year to 4.5 million barrels daily, as the country anticipates a loosening of U.S. sanctions after Joe Biden becomes president.National Iranian South Oil Co. and Iranian Offshore Oil Co. will sign deals with domestic contractors covering onshore fields in Bushehr, Fars, Khuzestan, and Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad provinces, NIOC said. The offshore Reshadat deposit in the Persian Gulf is also part of the agreements.The two NIOC subsidiaries agreed $1.8 billion of similar domestic contracts in August to boost production at more than a dozen onshore and offshore crude deposits.The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, including Iran, is to meet Monday to assess production. While the 13-nation group has slashed output since May to buoy prices in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, Iran is exempt from a quota due to the sanctions.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.

via menafn01/02/2021

More than 1 million people recover from COVID-19 pandemic in Iran - MENAFN.COM

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan. 2

By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:

As many as 6,045 people have been infected with the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the past 24 hours in Iran, said Sima Sadat Lari, spokesperson for Iran's Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Trend reports