Free Press Journal
  • 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.

  • Can the US push oil to USD 250 a barrel?

    Last week, Artem Avinov, leading analyst with TeleTrade, predicted that oil prices could jump to $250 per barrel if the Strait of Hormuz is blocked by Iran. This was duly reported by (

  • US tells India and other countries to end oil imports from Iran by November 4

    Washington: The US has told India and other countries to cut oil imports from Iran to “zero” by November 4 or face sanctions, making it clear that there would be no waivers for anyone. The oil diktat comes on the heels of President Donald Trump’s decision in May to quit the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, a move criticized by most of its allies in Asia and Europe.

  • FIFA World Cup 2018: FPJ’s dream XI predictions for Iran vs Portugal

    Iran and Portugal will play their last match of the group stage of FIFA World Cup 2018 against each other today. The group B match will be played at Mordovia Arena football stadium in Saransk city. The match is very crucial from the next round qualification point of view. While Portugal needs a draw to qualify for the next round, Iran need a victory to reach to the next stage.

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    India trying to make Chabahar Port in Iran operational by 2019: Nitin Gadkari

    New Delhi: India is trying to make the strategic Chabahar Port in Iran operational by 2019, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has said in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Gadkari was on a two-day visit to Tajikistan to represent India at a global conference on “International Decade for Action: Water for Sustainable Development”.

  • Iran U-turn on women in stadiums as fever catches on

    Tehran : Tehran’s largest football stadium is to admit thousands of women together with men for the first time since the the Islamic revolution of 1979 as World Cup fever grips Iran for its Wednesday evening group game against Spain.

  • 21 Tamil Nadu fishermen stranded in Iran, officials say they will be brought home

    Nagercoil (TN): Twentyone fishermen from Tamil Nadu who went to Iran for jobs are in dire straits, with no pay and little food, and their travel documents impounded by their employer, a fishermen’s welfare body said today and urged the government to take steps for their safe return.

  • Iran shocker for Morocco

    St Petersburg : Iran claimed their only second win in FIFA World Cup history as a late own goal upset Morocco 1-0 in a Group B clash here on Friday.

  • India, Pakistan set to lock horns in six-nation Kabaddi Masters in Dubai

    Dubai: India and Pakistan are set to renew their rivalry in the six-nation Kabaddi Masters Dubai which will get underway at the Al Wasl Sports Club here from June 22 to 30. India are clubbed with Pakistan with new comers Kenya in group A, while group B features Iran, Republic of Korea and Argentina with top two teams making the semifinals. India will be going up against strong contenders with kabaddi maestros Iran and

  • Turkey down Iran 2-1 in pre-World Cup friendly

    Istanbul: The Iranian team, Spain’s opponents in the World Cup in Russia, suffered their first defeat on their way to the tournament, losing 1-2 to Turkey in a friendly match here. Turkey’s striker Cenk Tosun, who plays for Everton in England, took the opportunity to score in the sixth minute of the game after a quality pass from Mehmet Topal, reposrt Efe.

  • Iran issues warning about VPNFilter malware attack

    Tehran: Iran’s cybersecurity authority has issued a warning about an imminent malware attack, the media reported on Monday. The spread of a malware, named VPNFilter is likely, can affect hundreds of thousands of home and office routers, and collect users’ information or shut down network traffic, Iran’s Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Centre said, Xinhua reported.

  • French President Emmanuel Macron to visit Russia on May 24

    Paris : French President Emmanuel Macron is scheduled to pay a two-day visit to Russia, commencing on May 24. The two leaders are set to discuss Iran, Syria and Ukraine during their meeting, the Kremlin said.