Iran’s Army Sets up Hospital in Capital as Virus Toll Climbs

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran announced another 144 deaths from the coronavirus on Friday and said thousands more were in critical condition as the military completed work on a 2,000-bed field hospital in an exhibition center in the capital. Iran has reported nearly ...
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2 Americans Imprisoned in Iran, Lebanon Released

WASHINGTON — An American jailed for months in Lebanon was released from custody Thursday, while a Navy veteran was granted medical furlough from an Iran prison as the country struggles to curb the spread of coronavirus, U.S. officials said. “I want to let e...
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Iran Warns Virus Could Kill ‘Millions’ in Islamic Republic

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran issued its most dire warning yet Tuesday about the outbreak of the new coronavirus ravaging the country, suggesting “millions” could die in the Islamic Republic if people keep traveling and ignoring health guidance. Roughly 9 out of 10 o...
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Iraq Army Says US Strikes Kill 5 Security Forces, 1 Civilian

BAGHDAD — Iraq's military said five security force members and a civilian were killed early Friday in a barrage of U.S. airstrikes launched hours after a rocket attack killed and wounded American and British servicemen at a base north of Baghdad. U.S. offic...