• Turkey's President Says United Nations Failed Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
    18:15 - Sep 22 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Turkey's president, who has long called for a reform of the United Nations, said the world body has failed in its response to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • US Accounts for More Than 1 in 5 COVID-19 Deaths Globally
    18:14 - Sep 22 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- The United States is losing on average over 800 people a day to the coronavirus, accounting for more than one in five deaths globally with the miserable mark of 200,000 deaths, as experts warn of the risks of a third wave in the fall and winter in the country.
  • Iran Reports 3,712 New Daily COVID-19 Cases
    15:00 - Sep 22 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian health authorities reported 3,712 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, up from the previous day with 3,341 new patients, while intensive care admissions were also on the rise.
  • France Reports 5,298 New Daily COVID-19 Cases
    12:46 - Sep 22 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- French health authorities reported 5,298 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Monday, down from the previous day’s increase of 10,569, while intensive care admissions were on the rise.
  • Research in Iran Finds New Hope to Treat Type 1, Type 2 Diabetes
    11:12 - Sep 22 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian researchers at Royan Research Institute in cooperation with their colleagues at Tarbiat Modares University and the University of Switzerland in Geneva found a new method to force the human insulin-producing cells to divide with the help of micromolecules.
  • Nanoparticle SARS-CoV-2 Model May Speed Drug Discovery for COVID-19
    11:07 - Sep 22 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- A team of scientists from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) and Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington, D.C., has developed a new tool that mimics how SARS-CoV-2 -- the virus that causes COVID-19 -- infects a cell, information that could potentially speed the search for treatments against the disease.
  • COVID-19 Screening of Asymptomatic People
    10:46 - Sep 22 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- New research suggests when the COVID-19 pandemic is slowing, low-cost, recurring screening of asymptomatic people -- at an expense of approximately $3 or less per test every two weeks -- could decrease COVID-19 infections and deaths and be cost-effective. When the pandemic is surging, screening can be cost-effective when done more often, even if tests costs are higher. The report -- led by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) -- was recently published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.
  • Government Watchdog Finds Supply Shortages Are Harming US Coronavirus Response
    10:45 - Sep 22 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Shortages of supplies and equipment are harming the US's COVID-19 response almost six months into the pandemic, a government watchdog said in a report issued Monday.
  • E. Coli Bacteria Offer Path to Improving Photosynthesis
    10:44 - Sep 22 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Cornell University scientists have engineered a key plant enzyme and introduced it in Escherichia coli bacteria in order to create an optimal experimental environment for studying how to speed up photosynthesis, a holy grail for improving crop yields.
  • COVID-19: Spain Counts 31,400 Infections over Weekend
    10:43 - Sep 22 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Spain’s Health Ministry reported a total of almost 670,500 coronavirus infections on Monday – a jump of more than 31,400 since data was last reported on Friday.
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More Than 200 Retired Generals, Admirals Endorse Biden, Including Some Who Served Under Trump

TEHRAN (FNA)- More than 200 retired generals and admirals endorsed Joe Biden for president in a letter published Thursday, saying he had the character and judgment to serve as commander-in-chief instead of President Donald Trump, who has failed "to meet challenges large or small."
Trump Says 2020 US Presidential Election Could End Up in Supreme Court

TEHRAN (FNA)- US President Donald Trump on Wednesday stated that he thinks the 2020 US presidential election will end up in the Supreme Court, suggesting that it is important to immediately fill the vacancy left after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.
Russia Calls on International Organizations to Continue Helping Assange

TEHRAN (FNA)- Russia is calling on international agencies, human rights organizations and the journalist community to continue helping save the life of Wikileaks creator Julian Assange, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Wednesday.
Saudi Prince Says Trump Has Not Been Such An Honest Broker on Palestinian Statehood

TEHRAN (FNA)- Former Saudi intelligence chief Prince Turki al-Faisal questioned President Donald Trump’s role in recent peace talks between the United Arab Emirates and Israel.
Biden Leads Trump by 10 Points Nationally in New Pair of Polls

TEHRAN (FNA)- Democratic nominee Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump by 10 points nationally in a pair of new polls released Wednesday.
Trudeau Says Canada Already in Second Wave of Coronavirus

TEHRAN (FNA)- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned Canadians that the second wave of COVID-10 has arrived in many parts of the country.
Cuba Says New US Sanctions Affect Families in Both Nations

TEHRAN (FNA)- Washington's new sanctions against Cuba, including a ban on the import of Cuban rum and cigars and a prohibition for US travelers to stay in Cuban state-owned hotels, infringes on US citizens' rights and harms people in both countries, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla said on Thursday.
Health Group CEO Says Germany’s Virus Response Left ‘Collateral Damage'

TEHRAN (FNA)- Germany has been praised for its tackling of the coronavirus pandemic, having managed to keep deaths under 10,000 while its European neighbors have seen much higher fatalities, but the chief executive of German health-care group Fresenius warned that the country may have been overly focused on the pandemic, ignoring other areas of business and society that have suffered.
New Understanding of Earth's Carbon Cycle

TEHRAN (FNA)- A new study led by a University of Alberta PhD student -- and published in Nature -- is examining the Earth's carbon cycle in new depth, using diamonds as breadcrumbs of insight into some of Earth's deepest geologic mechanisms.
Weighted Blankets Can Decrease Insomnia Severity

TEHRAN (FNA)- Weighted blankets are a safe and effective intervention in the treatment of insomnia, according to Swedish researchers who found that insomnia patients with psychiatric disorders experienced reduced insomnia severity, improved sleep and less daytime sleepiness when sleeping with a weighted chain blanket.
Russia Slams US Attempts to Forge Coalition Against Nord Stream 2

TEHRAN (FNA)- Russia rejects US attempts to oppose the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project by forging a coalition of project opponents, Spokeswoman of the Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova noted on Wednesday.
Trump Again Refuses to Commit to Peaceful Transition of Power If He Loses to Biden

TEHRAN (FNA)- President Donald Trump was asked Wednesday whether he would commit to a peaceful transfer of power should he lose this fall to Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, and the American leader declined to do so.
Venezuela’s Maduro Calls on UN to Rally Against US Sanctions

TEHRAN (FNA)- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called on the United Nations General Assembly to rally against United States sanctions imposed on his country, as well as its allies including Cuba, Nicaragua and Syria.
Several Killed in Yemen Army's Attack on Saudi Base

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Yemeni Army backed by popular committees launched a retaliatory missile attack against a military base near the Saudi border, killing at least ten.
Saudi Dissidents Rise Against Repression, Form Political Group

TEHRAN (FNA)- A number of Saudi dissidents, most of them in exile, formed a political party to call for reforms in the kingdom amid "increasing repression".