Oct 19, 2016

Some Japan trading houses eye resuming Iran oil imports: sources

Japanese traders including Marubeni Corp. and Sumitomo Corp. that stopped buying Iranian oil during western sanctions are looking to resume imports, potentially by year-end, industry sources said. Conservative Japanese firms have so far held off taking Iranian crude due to a lack of internationally ...

IS propaganda arm weakened by military setbacks: study

Oct 12, 2016

IS propaganda arm weakened by military setbacks: study

The IS group’s propaganda machine, largely credited with effectively attracting fresh recruits, has been weakened by military setbacks in Iraq and Syria, a U.S. study said Tuesday. The jihadi group’s photo and video dissemination has been cut drastically year over year, research by the ...

Colombian government, FARC top Nobel Peace Prize list

Oct 2, 2016

Colombian government, FARC top Nobel Peace Prize list

The architects of a historic accord to end Colombia’s 52-year war are among the favorites to win this year’s Nobel Peace Prize as speculation mounts ahead of this week’s honors. The awards season opens Monday with the announcement of the medicine prize in Stockholm, ...

IAEA says Iran is obeying nuclear deal

Oct 2, 2016

IAEA says Iran is obeying nuclear deal

Iran has kept to the nuclear deal it agreed on with six world powers last year limiting its stockpiles of substances that could be used to make atomic weapons, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency told the French daily Le Monde. Confirming ...

Iran's pistachio farms are dying of thirst

Sep 10, 2016

Iran's pistachio farms are dying of thirst

The pistachio trees at the village in southern Iran are long dead, bleached white by the sun — the underground water reserves sucked dry by decades of over-farming and waste. The last farmers left with their families 10 years ago, and the village has ...