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  • Ways to avoid the fallout of Trump’s sanctions on Iran

    United States president Donald Trump has prohibited US Banks from undertaking receipts and payments with Iran beginning November 4th. Global trade in oil is mainly undertaken in US Dollars. The ships carrying crude oil are mostly insured by US companies. Trump wants to bring Iran to its knees by prohibiting US banks and insurers from participating in the trade of Iran oil and thereby strangulating its oil exports.

  • Twitter releases data linked to Russian, Iranian info campaigns  

    San Francisco: With the goal of improving understanding of how foreign influence campings operate on Twitter, the microblogging site has now released massive datasets of accounts linked to potential influence campaigns originating in Russia and Iran.  These large datasets released this week comprise 3,841 accounts affiliated with the Internet Research Agency (IRA), originating in Russia, and 770 other accounts, potentially originating in Iran.

  • Saudi Arabia row may derail US plan to squeeze Iran

     NEW YORK: White House officials are worried that the apparent killing of the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and Saudi Arabia’s changing account of his fate, could derail a major showdown with Iran and jeopardize plans to enlist Saudi help to avoid disrupting the oil market. Officials said the dilemma comes at a terrible moment for the Trump administration, which will re-impose harsh sanctions against Tehran on November 4,

  • Sanctions to affect India’s tea exports to Iran

    New Delhi: New sanctions on Iran, once again by the US, have been brewing storm in energy markets for the past few months. And while the buzz is all about crude oil, Indian tea exporters too are a worried lot, for Iran is a key market for them. While tea exports are likely to be left out of the purview of the sanctions, shipping lines would not have the same immunity, exporters

  • India to buy Iran oil in November despite US curbs

    New Delhi: Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday said two state refiners have placed orders for importing crude oil from Iran in November, the month when US sanctions on Iranian oil purchases take effect. “Two of our oil companies have made nominations to purchase Iranian oil in November,” he said speaking at The Energy Forum here. “We do not know if we will get waiver (from US sanctions) or not.”

  • Will defeat sanctions, slap US in face: Iran

    Tehran: Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Thursday Tehran will “slap the US in the face” by defeating it in its economic sanctions against the country. “The American sanctions are more fragile than Iran’s economy,” Khamenei said while addressing a gathering in the capital.

  • US blames Iran as it readies to shut Iraq consulate

    Washington: The US has said it will close its consulate in the Iraqi city of Basra and blamed increasing threats from Iran and Tehran-backed forces. In a statement, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said all but emergency staff would be relocated to Baghdad, the BBC reported on Saturday. Pompeo said the US would hold Iran responsible for any harm to its citizens or facilities and accused Tehran of failing to prevent

  • Iran’s revolutionary guards kills four militants near Pakistan border

    Tehran: Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said Friday they had killed four militants who had slipped across the border from Pakistan to try to carry out an attack. The Guards said two militants were also wounded in the clash in the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchistan, with the “rest of the terrorists fleeing to the soil of the neighbouring country”.

  • Israel launches missile attack on Damascus airport, Syria responds with projectiles in retaliation

    Jerusalem: The Syrian state media has said that Israeli missiles targetted the Damascus International Airport on Saturday, with the Syrian military launching projectiles in retaliation. “Our air defence systems thwarted an Israeli missile aggression, shooting down a number of enemy missiles,” SANA news agency quoted a military source as saying, citing The Jerusalem Post.

  • Don’t engage in biz with Iran after Nov 4, warns US

    Washington : The US has warned of having a “fundamentally different set of rules” to deal with the countries continuing to have economic activities with Iran after its sanction against Tehran becomes fully operational on November 4. “Make no mistake about it, come November 4 (and) there will be a fundamentally different set of rules with respect to anyone who deems it necessary to engage in economic activities with the Islamic Republic

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    Should Narendra Modi trust Americans?

    India’s foreign policy options in respect of Russia, China, Iran and other countries with which the United States has problematic relations, will now be closely watched. Will Narendra Modi have the courage or subtlety with which P V Narasimha Rao handled the case of the Cuban rice?

  • Iran to hand over Chabahar Port to India within 1 month

    New Delhi: Iran will hand over Chabahar Port to India for operation and maintenance purposes within a month, Iranian Minister of Roads and Urban Development Abbas Akhoundi said on Friday. Speaking to ANI, Akhoundi said that a contract has already been signed and things are moving forward at a good pace.

  • India prepared to deal with US sanctions against Iran

    NEW DELHI: India is fully prepared to deal with any fallout of the US sanctions on Iran and has made necessary provisions for every possible scenario, says a top government adviser.

  • Donald Trump hell-bent on isolating the US

    The world may not be against the United States but three countries – Turkey, Russia and Iran – have good reason to be. Add Donald Trump’s $717 billion defence bill aimed at China, bickering over trade with the European Union, and the grim challenge of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, and one gets some idea of the formidable isolation in which the Lone Superpower finds itself.

  • Facebook deletes 652 fake accounts targeting world politics

    San Francisco: Facebook has removed 652 fake accounts for “coordinated inauthentic behaviour” that originated in Iran and Russia and targeted people across multiple Internet services in the Middle East, Latin America, Britain and the US.

  • Iran keen to participate in Chennai refinery expansion

    New Delhi : Iran is keen to invest in the Rs 30,000 crore expansion of Chennai refinery but the fate of banking channels to route such investment is uncertain in view of US sanctions against the Persian Gulf nation, IOC Chairman Sanjiv Singh said.

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    US re-imposes tough, unilateral sanctions against Iran 

    Washington: The United States re-imposed a wave of tough, unilateral sanctions against Iran today, bringing back into effect harsh penalties that had been lifted under a historic, multi-party nuclear agreement that President Donald Trump abandoned in May.

  • Protests continue in Iraq over lack of jobs, basic services

    Baghdad: Hundreds of Iraqi demonstrators took to the streets on Sunday in protest over lack of jobs and basic service, police said. In Dhi Qar province, dozens of protestors gathered around the provincial council building and others attacked offices of al-Hikma, Badr and Fadhiela political parties in the city of Nasriyah, some 375 km south of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, Xinhua reported.

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