Tag Archives: Iran

Foreign policy challenges pile up for Trump

Washington (AFP) – Donald Trump's brief honeymoon from global affairs is over. After a week of relative calm & domestic preoccupations, actors from Russia to Iran are testing the new…

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Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani: Iran's evolving revolutionary

Tehran (AFP) – Iran's former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, who died on Sunday, was a pivotal figure in the foundation of the Islamic republic in 1979 & he continued to…

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Iran says it sealed Boeing plane deal at half price

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran said on Sunday it had negotiated to pay only approximately half the announced price for 80 new Boeing <BA.N> airliners in an order that the American…

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Trump's cabinet picks so far

Washington (AFP) – US President-elect Donald Trump has added a new name to his cabinet, tapping retired general James Mattis to be his secretary of defense. He was the second…

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Israel accuses Iran of sending Hezbollah arms on commercial flights

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Israel has accused Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) of using commercial airline flights to ship weapons to the Lebanese Shi'ite Muslim group…

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Pakistan, Iran aim to boost trade to $5 billion

By Mehreen Zahra-Malik ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan & Iran aim to increase annual trade volumes between the two countries to $5 billion by 2021, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said…

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Oil extends rally towards $35 after Iran welcomes output freeze

By Alex Lawler LONDON (Reuters) – Oil rose towards $35 a barrel on Thursday after Iran welcomed plans by Russia & Saudi Arabia to freeze output & an industry report…

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Oil eases off highs after output freeze agreement

By Amanda Cooper LONDON (Reuters) – Oil prices slipped off session highs on Tuesday after four of the world's largest producers agreed to freeze output at January levels if other…

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Anti nuclear test agency urges nations to ratify ban

PARIS (Reuters) – North Korea's recent nuclear test shows a ratification of an international ban on nuclear bomb tests is more urgent than ever, the head of the Vienna-based organization…

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'State-of-the-art' subterfuge: how Iran kept flying under sanctions

By Tim Hepher TEHRAN (Reuters) – In December 2012, aircraft trader James Kim received a letter from a company based in Cyprus offering to buy four jetliners. It was brief…

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