Tehran defends 25-year cooperation pact with China

A proposed 25-year cooperation deal between Iran and China has raised controversy within and outside Iran, even before the potential pact is finalized, Anadolu Agency reports. While...

Pompeo’s visit to Israel comes with anti-China message

Lucrative Israeli commercial deals with China are coming under intense pressure from the United States, following US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's visit to...

Saudi Arabia Cuts $265 Million Deal With China to Fight Virus

Saudi Arabia will pay China 995 million riyals ($264.6 million) to provide coronavirus tests and medical expertise, Abdullah Al-Rabiah, chairman of the Negotiation and Purchase Committee said Sunday, citing a royal decree.

Iranian MP dies from coronavirus – Tasnim news agency

An Iranian lawmaker has died from coronavirus, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported on Saturday, in an another sign the disease is spreading within state institutions.

Coronavirus: Iran temporarily frees 54,000 prisoners to combat spread

Iran has temporarily released more than 54,000 prisoners in an effort to combat the spread of the new coronavirus disease in crowded jails.

Iranian official: 23 MPs tested positive for coronavirus

Iran’s deputy chairman of parliament announced on Tuesday that 23 MPs out of the 290-member chamber have tested positive for the coronavirus, days after suspending sessions.

Iran’s Vice President Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Iranian Vice President Masoumeh Ebtekar has become infected with the coronavirus, state news in Tehran reported Thursday, adding to the already mounting concern in the country as the virus continues to spread.

Coronavirus in the Middle East: A country by country guide

The UAE banned all travel to Iran and Thailand over fears about the spread of the virus, state news agency WAM reported on 24 February. 

Coronavirus in the Middle East: First case in Lebanon as Iran reports two new...

Iran confirmed two more deaths among 13 new coronavirus cases, health ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpur said on Friday, while Lebanon and confirmed its first recorded case.

Two die of coronavirus in Iran, first fatalities in Middle East

Two elderly people have died in Iran after testing positive for the new coronavirus, according to health officials. The deaths on Wednesday were the outbreak's first fatalities in the Middle East.