Iran’s parliament speaker has become the country’s highest-ranking government figure to test positive for coronavirus.
The husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has said her temporary leave from prison in Iran has been extended.
The Iranian military has set up a 2,000-bed hospital at an exhibition centre in the capital Tehran to shore up the local healthcare system as it battles the worst coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East.
Italy, Iran and the US have reported soaring new death tolls as the coronavirus pandemic marches relentlessly across the globe.
Iran’s supreme leader has refused US assistance to fight the new coronavirus, citing an unfounded conspiracy theory that the virus could be man-made by America.
Air raid sirens echoed across Jordan’s capital to mark the start of a three-day curfew, the latest mass lock-down in the Middle East aimed at containing coronavirus.
The husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has said her temporary release from prison will be “devastating” if it does not lead to her eventual release – but he is hoping developments signalled “light at the end of the tunnel”.
Iran has issued its most dire warning yet about the coronavirus outbreak, suggesting “millions” could die in the Islamic Republic if the public keeps travelling and ignoring health guidance.
The new coronavirus has killed 135 more people in Iran, officials said – a 13% spike that raises the death toll to 988 amid 16,169 infections.
Iran has released 85,000 prisoners on temporary leave, according to officials, in an apparent bid to curb the spread of coronavirus.
Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said those who harm Britain’s armed forces can expect a “strong response” as the US launched air strikes in Iraq following the death of a British army medic.
The US has launched air strikes in Iraq after a “hugely popular” British army medic was killed in a missile attack on a military base.
The US has launched air strikes in Iraq targeting the Iranian-backed militia believed to be responsible for the rocket attack in Iraq that killed and wounded American and British troops.
A 26-year-old British army medic was killed in a missile attack on a base in Iraq, the Ministry of Defence said.
Congress has approved a bipartisan measure to limit President Donald Trump’s authority to launch military operations against Iran.
Three service personnel have been killed, including two Americans, and a dozen more injured when a barrage of rockets were fired at a military base in Iraq.
A British-Iranian woman being held in a Tehran prison had symptoms consistent with coronavirus but they are improving, according to those campaigning for her release.
More than a quarter of Italy’s population have been placed in mandatory quarantine as the government attempts to stem the spread of the coronavirus.
A British-Iranian woman jailed in Iran since 2016 may be granted a temporary release following an outbreak of coronavirus in the prison where she is being held, her local constituency MP has said.
Iranian authorities said 77 people have died amid 2,336 cases of the new coronavirus in the Islamic Republic.
An activist group says Wikipedia’s Farsi-language website appears to be disrupted in Iran after a close confidant to the country’s supreme leader died of the Covid-19 strain of coronavirus.
The husband of a British-Iranian woman jailed in Iran has criticised a government minister over his “disingenuous” update to Parliament, amid fears she has contracted coronavirus.
The husband of a British-Iranian woman jailed in Iran says his wife is showing “all the symptoms” of coronavirus but is yet to be tested.
Britain is pulling all non-essential staff out of its embassy in Tehran due to increasing concerns about the spread of coronavirus in Iran.
The coronavirus outbreak began to look more like a worldwide economic crisis on Friday as anxiety about the disease emptied shops, cancelled events, cut trade and travel and dragged already slumping financial markets even lower.
The husband of a British-Iranian woman jailed in Iran said he fears for his wife after she developed a “cold” amid reports coronavirus had spread into the prison.
The strain of coronavirus known as Covid-19 has killed 34 and infected 388 people in Iran, the country’s Health Ministry has confirmed.
Turkey’s border with Iran would be closed from Sunday due to the number of coronavirus cases in its eastern neighbour, Turkey’s health minister said.
Iranian hardliners have won all 30 parliament seats in the capital, Tehran, state TV reported.
Nine people have died in Turkey in a magnitude-5.7 earthquake that struck western Iran early on Sunday morning.