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Human Test of Iranian COVID-19 Vaccine to Begin in Days: Minister

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – One of the four Iranian companies working on a vaccine for the coronavirus infection will start human tests of its vaccine next week, the...

Iran is preparing to unveil a new ‘weapon unlike the rest’

The Iranian Minister of Defense, Brigadier General Amir Hatami, announced on Monday that a new, locally manufactured Iranian weapon, different from the rest of its weapons, will soon be...

China bags Cambodian airport contract in blow to French operator

EconomState-owned MCC lands $400m construction deal for new gateway in Phnom PenhHONG KONG/PHNOM PENH -- A major portion of Cambodia's new international airport in Phnom Penh will...

Qassem Soleimani’s successor meets with Iraqi PM as US withdraws troops

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:50 A.M.) – On Saturday, Iraqi and foreign media outlets reported that the Iraqi Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, met with the Iranian Quds Force commander,...

Scientists Reengineer Immune Cells in Step towards Possible Cure for HIV

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Scientists generated new hope for a cure after they created a durable and long-lasting defense against HIV infection, using genetically engineered immune cells from...

US Attack on Iran to Trigger ‘Full-Fledged’ War in Region: Adviser

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - A defense adviser to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei warned that any American attack on the Islamic Republic could set...

Situation in Iran to Improve without US Talks: President

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani expressed optimism about improving conditions in the country, dismissing the idea of negotiations with the US.Addressing a cabinet session on...

ASEAN: Agreement signed on the largest free trade zone in the world

ASEAN - an organization of Southeast Asian countries, which includes Brunei, the Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, was founded in 1967. From...

Top Iranian, Iraqi Commanders Discuss Regional Security, War on Terror

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Senior military commanders from Iran and Iraq weighed plans for cooperation between the two Muslim neighbors in ensuring regional security and in the fight...

12 killed as India, Pakistan trade fire in disputed Kashmir

Pakistani and Indian troops clashed anew in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, leaving 12 people dead, including three Indian and one Pakistani soldier, and wounding at least 36...

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Americans are retiring to Vietnam, for cheap healthcare and a decent standard of living

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam — When John Rockhold drew a low number, No. 12, in the 1971 draft lottery, his adolescence...

Russian and Syrian jets launch heavy strikes on central Syria for 2nd day in...

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 P.M.) – The Russian and Syrian air forces conducted several strikes over the central region of the country, following...

RUSSIARussia, Indeed, Returns to Africa – says Senator Igor Morozov

On November 23, Russian Senators, Academicians, Researchers and Experts gathered to discuss the export of non-commodities to Africa at the interactive webinar,...

Iranian Navy Planning Dispatch of Forces to Indian Ocean

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Iranian Navy’s commander unveiled plans for the constant deployment of naval flotillas to the Indian Ocean by taking...

Tehran vows response to assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist

The assassination of nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh who was the head of the Iranian Defense Ministry’s research center will not remain unanswered, Iran’s President...