Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro thanked Iran for their solidarity as the first of five tankers loaded with gasoline reached Venezuelan waters.
The first of five Iranian tankers carrying fuel for gasoline-starved Venezuela entered the South American country's exclusive economic zone.
The shipments have caused a diplomatic standoff between Iran and Venezuela and the United States as both nations are under US sanctions. Washington is considering measures in response, according to a senior US official.
President Hassan Rouhani says Iran will extend leave for prisoners for one more month after the country temporarily released 100,000 detainees to combat coronavirus.
Iran reopens "low-risk" businesses in bid to protect its sanctions-hit economy, while overall toll in Middle East's worst-hit country climbs to 4,357.
While the elderly and those with pre-existing medical conditions are the hardest hit by the virus, World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned that young people were also vulnerable.
The extraordinary decision by Saudi Arabia stops foreigners from reaching the holy city of Mecca and the Kaaba. Meanwhile, Iran says its Vice President for Women and Family Affairs Masoumeh Ebtekar tested positive for coronavirus.
In Iran, hardliners have won not because of widespread support, but because of widespread apathy.
Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli says 42.57 percent of voter turnout in parliamentary election is "acceptable" as polls took place amid bad weather, air disaster, and coronavirus outbreak.
Polls shut at midnight (2030 GMT) after at least five extensions beyond the originally scheduled 6 pm (1430 GMT) closing time to allow a maximum number of people to cast their ballots.
SOAS Professor Arshin Adib-Moghaddam talks to TRT World about the upcoming Iranian parliamentary election.
Relations between Tehran and Washington reached crisis point in 2018 after President Donald Trump abandoned a 2015 pact between Iran and world powers under which Tehran accepted curbs to its nuclear programme in return for the lifting of sanctions.
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