Iran surpasses 20,000 confirmed deaths from the coronavirus

08/19/2020

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran surpassed 20,000 confirmed deaths from the coronavirus on Wednesday, the health ministry said — the highest death toll for any Middle East country so far in the pandemic. The announcement came as the…

Iran says 92 dead amid 2,922 cases of COVID-19

Associated Press 03/05/2020

Updated @ 7:31 p.m., March 4, 2020 TEHRAN, Iran — Iran said Wednesday that the new coronavirus has killed 92 people amid 2,922 confirmed cases across the Islamic Republic, the highest death toll in the world outside…

PH mulls Japan, Italy, Iran travel ban as COVID-19 cases soar

Darryl John Esguerra - INQUIRER.net 02/28/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine government is eyeing a possible travel ban on Japan, Italy and Iran amid the rapid spike in coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the said nations. Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said the Inter-Agency…

Under pressure, Iran admits it shot down jetliner by mistake

Associated Press 01/12/2020

  Updated @ 11:06 p.m., Jan. 11, 2020 TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s Revolutionary Guard on Saturday acknowledged that it accidentally shot down the Ukrainian jetliner that crashed earlier this week, killing all 176 people aboard, after the…

Iran says it ‘unintentionally’ shot down Ukrainian jetliner

01/11/2020

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran announced Saturday that its military “unintentionally” shot down the Ukrainian jetliner that crashed earlier this week, killing all 176 aboard, after the government had repeatedly denied Western accusations that it was responsible. The…

Palma to faithful: Pray for peace, clarity in Middle East

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Amid the rising tension between the United States and Iran in the Middle East, a Church leader in Cebu is asking the Cebuano faithful to pray for peace and clarity. “Let’s pray for…

Forced evacuation ordered; PH troops to escort Filipinos out of Iraq

the Inquirer staff 01/09/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The government on Wednesday ordered the mandatory evacuation of  Filipino workers from Iraq as tensions between the United States and Iran escalated, with Iranian missiles slamming into US bases  in  retaliation for the US…

Lack of prep time reason why Gilas fumbled—Guiao

Inquirer.net, Musong Castillo 09/09/2019

  With Gilas Pilipinas ending a horrific Fiba World Cup campaign Sunday night with a lopsided loss to Asian nemesis Iran, the same old problems are the reasons why the Filipinos underachieved in China.   “We need…

Gilas PH faces Asian rival Iran

Musong R. CastiIlo - Philippine Daily Inquirer 09/08/2019

BEIJING—Nothing but some measure of respect is left to be salvaged for Gilas Pilipinas on Sunday night, and even that would be a tough task as the Filipinos battle many-time Asian champion Iran to close out their…

Filipinos among 23 crew of oil tanker seized by Iran

07/20/2019

  Filipino seafarers were among the  23 crew members aboard the British-flagged oil tanker seized by Iran Friday in the Strait of Hormuz for allegedly violating international laws. There were no reports any of the crew members…

Trump signs order imposing sanctions on Iran supreme leader

06/25/2019

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Monday targeting Iran’s supreme leader and his associates with financial sanctions, the latest action the U.S. has taken to discourage Tehran from developing nuclear weapons and supporting…

Iran says talks with US impossible; US says it wants talks

06/25/2019

UNITED NATIONS –  Iran’s U.N. ambassador warned Monday that the situation in the Persian Gulf is “very dangerous” and called talks with the U.S. impossible in the face of escalating sanctions and intimidation, while the U.S. envoy…

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