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Afghan migrants returning from Iran hit record high in 2018

AFP | The flow of Afghans forced to leave Iran turned into a flood in 2018, with a record nearly 800,000 coming back as renewed...

Iran, India move closer on trade as EU stalls

AFP | Iran will boost trade with India as the European Union struggles to find a way to circumvent a fresh US embargo on Tehran,...

US sanctions are ‘economic terrorism’: Rouhani

AFP | Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said US sanctions were "economic terrorism", as he sought to foster a united front from visiting regional officials on...

OPEC, partners face stiff test to agree oil cut deal

AFP | OPEC ministers resumed talks Friday before further discussions with 10 key partner countries, including Russia, later in the day to thrash out an...

Turkey to pay for Russian S-400s in rubles or lira: Erdogan

AFP | Turkey will pay in rubles or lira, rather than dollars, for its major order of Russian S-400 missile defense systems that have troubled...

US security chief vows to ‘teach Iran a lesson’

AFP | US National Security Advisor John Bolton vowed Tuesday to "squeeze" Iran "until the pips squeak", a week after a tough new round of...

Iraq gets US sanctions break to buy electricity from Iran

AFP | Iraq has won an exemption allowing it to buy Iranian electricity despite US sanctions, as the country plagued by chronic power shortages walks...

US vows ‘relentless’ sanctions as Iran remains defiant

AFP | The United States vowed Monday to be "relentless" in countering Iran as sweeping sanctions took effect, but the Islamic republic defiantly promised to...

Iran vows to ‘proudly bypass’ US sanctions

AFP | Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said the Islamic republic "will proudly bypass sanctions" by the United States that took effect on Monday targeting the...

China to continue Iran trade despite new US sanctions

AFP | China denounced new US sanctions targeting Iran's oil and financial sectors as "long-arm jurisdiction" on Monday and vowed to continue its bilateral trade...

US sanctions on Iran, ‘toughest ever,’ take force Monday

AFP | The United States is reimposing punitive measures targeting the Iranian oil and financial sectors in what US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called...

Trump has ‘disgraced’ US prestige: Iran’s Khamenei

AFP | Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Saturday that President Donald Trump has "disgraced" US prestige and would be the ultimate loser from...

Iran sells oil on exchange in bid to counter sanctions

AFP | Iran sold oil to private buyers through its energy exchange for the first time on Sunday, as part of its efforts to counter...

US sanctions key Iranian paramilitary force

AFP | The US Treasury Department slapped sanctions Tuesday on an Iranian paramilitary group along with a network of businesses that were providing it financing,...

Pentagon official cautions India over buying Russian arms

AFP | A top Pentagon official cautioned India on Wednesday that there are no guarantees for a special waiver from US sanctions if it buys...

Four questions on Iran’s legal challenge to US sanctions

AFP | Iran's legal challenge against renewed sanctions by the United States goes before the UN's International Court of Justice on Monday. Here are four key...

US moves against Iran raise spectre of wider regional conflict

James M. Dorsey | US President Donald J. Trump. in a step that could embolden Saudi Arabia to move ahead with plans to destabilize Iran,...

Trump to name ex-senator Dan Coats as director of national intelligence

Former Indiana lawmaker and member of the Senate intelligence committee has been banned from entering Russia: ‘I’m not a big fan of Putin’. President-elect Donald...

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