Sat, 25 Sep 2021

TEHRAN -- Iran on Monday reported 31,814 new COVID-19 cases, raising the country's total infections to 3,723,246.

The pandemic has so far claimed 89,122 lives in Iran, up by 322 in the past 24 hours, the Iranian Ministry of Health and Medical Education said. (Iran-COVID19)

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BEIRUT -- Najib Mikati was named as Lebanon's new prime minister on Monday with 72 votes in parliament, MTV TV channel reported.

Mikati gave a speech following his appointment, calling upon all political parties to cooperate with him on finding the right solutions to the country's crises. (Lebanon-PM)

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KUWAIT CITY -- Kuwait decided to ease some of its COVID-19 restrictions and resume commercial activities, the Kuwaiti government announced Monday.

Tareq Al-Mezrem, the government spokesman, said at a press conference that Kuwait will resume commercial activities except for conferences, weddings, and social events, starting from Tuesday, amid a drop in COVID-19 cases. (Kuwait-Coronavirus)

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BAGHDAD -- Iraq reported on Monday 12,180 new COVID-19 cases, the highest daily count since the outbreak of the pandemic, raising the nationwide caseload to 1,564,828.

A statement by the health ministry also confirmed 60 more deaths, bringing the death toll from the virus to 18,347, while the total recoveries in Iraq climbed by 9,966 to 1,420,995. (Iraq-COVID19)

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