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Iran cleric linked to 1988 mass executions to lead judiciary

World / Politics Mar 8, 2019

Iran cleric linked to 1988 mass executions to lead judiciary

A hard-line cleric once thought to be a possible successor to Iran's supreme leader was appointed head of the Islamic Republic's judiciary Thursday, sparking concern from rights activists over his involvement in the execution of thousands in the 1980s. Ebrahim Raisi was named to the ...

Iran deplores 'unjustifiable' German banning of Mahan Air

Business Jan 23, 2019

Iran deplores 'unjustifiable' German banning of Mahan Air

Iran's foreign ministry on Tuesday deplored Germany's decision to ban Iranian airline Mahan air from its airports, describing the move as "hasty and unjustifiable. "The rescinding of Mahan Air's flight permits to Germany is a hasty, unjustifiable act," the ministry said in a statement. "This action ...

How a Democratic U.S. House could alter foreign policy

World / Politics Nov 7, 2018

How a Democratic U.S. House could alter foreign policy

Democrats will use their new majority in the U.S. House of Representatives to reverse what they see as a hands-off approach by Republicans toward President Donald Trump's foreign policy, and push for tougher dealings with Russia, Saudi Arabia and North Korea. Rep. Eliot Engel, the ...

Saudi Arabia prepares to boost supplies over Iran oil sanctions

Business Nov 4, 2018

Saudi Arabia prepares to boost supplies over Iran oil sanctions

With Washington poised to curtail Iran's oil exports, OPEC heavyweight Saudi Arabia and its partners stand ready to ramp up supplies even as market conditions remain uncertain, analysts say. The renewal of sanctions on the Islamic Republic comes at a time of major supply disruptions ...

In bid to keep selling oil, Iranian tankers go dark

Business Nov 3, 2018

In bid to keep selling oil, Iranian tankers go dark

Working from their small offices in Stockholm, analysts at a new watchdog that monitors global oil shipments have been run ragged by Iran's efforts to skirt U.S. sanctions this month. In late October, every single one of Iran's vessels "went dark," switching off their transponders ...

Rouhani reshuffles economic team, says U.S. isolated against Iran

World Oct 28, 2018

Rouhani reshuffles economic team, says U.S. isolated against Iran

Iran's parliament approved a government economic reshuffle on Saturday, days before new U.S. sanctions on Tehran's oil exports take effect, after President Hassan Rouhani said Washington was isolated among its allies in its confrontation with Iran. "It does not happen often that the U.S. makes ...