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LONDON: Britain insisted on Friday its world-first approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine met all safety standards, after officials in Europe and the US queried the rapid process.The UK’s regulator gave emergency approval on Wednesday for the vaccine and the government plans to start rolling it...

TEHRAN: Iran said its novel coronavirus infections surpassed one million cases on Thursday, as the authorities consider easing restrictions in many parts of the Middle East’s hardest-hit country.The Islamic republic has recorded 1,003,494 Covid-19 infections since announcing its first cases in February, ministry spokeswoman Sima...