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Iran still accepts Shia pilgrims from Pakistan and India arriving to Qom despite coronavirus pandemic

Pilgrims and clerics walk past a mosque in Qom, Iran. (LAT) March 30, 2020 Iran has not stopped accepting pilgrims to the Shia holy city of Qom despite the coronavirus outbreak in the country, according to a video circulating on social media. Qom has been the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in Iran, which [...]

By |March 30th, 2020|India, Pakistan|

6,000 stranded Indians desperate to return from Iran

Indian protesters demand evacuation from Iran during a protest in front of the Indian embassy in Tehran on March 12, 2020. (Supplied) March 14, 2020 Kayvann Shah has been camping outside the Indian embassy in Tehran for more than two weeks, waiting for his government to evacuate him and thousands of others from [...]

By |March 14th, 2020|East Asia, India|

Khamenei tries to rally Muslims against India for recent violence

Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj. (AFP) March 6, 2020 In a rare barrage of tweets with a hashtag #IndianMuslimslnDanger, the Islamic Republic Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei blamed the Indian government on Thursday, March 5, for the recent deadly Hindu-Muslim clashes in new Delhi. Joining voices with [...]

By |March 6th, 2020|East Asia, India, Middle East|

Iran and India agree to speed up major port project

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during the inauguration of an extension of the port of Chabahar on the Gulf of Oman on Dec. 3, 2017. (AP) December 24, 2019 Tehran and Delhi have agreed to accelerate the development of an important Iranian port, India’s foreign minister said during a visit to the sanctions-hit Islamic [...]

By |December 24th, 2019|East Asia, India|

US Treasury Secretary to hold talks in India as pressure builds on Iran

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin discusses possible sanctions on Iran before a House appropriations subcommittee. (AP) November 1, 2019 U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will hold talks with Indian leaders in New Delhi on Friday, Indian official said, as part of a tour to build support against Iran over its nuclear program and its ties [...]

By |November 1st, 2019|India, North America, USA|

Iranian supertanker captain no longer wants the job

Oil supertanker Grace 1 on suspicion of being carrying Iranian crude oil to Syria is seen near Gibraltar, Spain in this picture obtained from social media, July 4, 2019. (Reuters) August 17, 2019 The captain of the Iranian Grace 1 supertanker at the center of a diplomatic standoff no longer wants to keep command [...]

By |August 17th, 2019|Europe, India|

Iran frees nine Indian crew from seized tanker

Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps announced on Friday, July 19, 2019, they had confiscated a British tanker - the Stena Impero - in the strategic Strait of Hormuz for breaking "international maritime rules." (AP) July 26, 2019 Iran has freed nine of 12 Indian crew from a Panama-flagged tanker seized on July 14, India's [...]

By |July 26th, 2019|Europe, India|

India ends Iranian oil imports

A Cairn India employee works at a storage facility for crude oil at Mangala oil field at Barmer in the desert Indian state of Rajasthan in this August 29, 2009. (REUTERS) May 24, 2019 India has ended all imports of oil from Iran, its ambassador in Washington said Wednesday, becoming the latest country [...]

By |May 24th, 2019|East Asia, India|

Iran foreign minister in India for talks after US sanctions

Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj. (AFP) May 14, 2019 Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif will hold talks with his counterpart in the Indian capital on Tuesday after New Delhi stopped purchases of Iranian oil this month in the wake of renewed US sanctions. India was Iran’s top [...]

By |May 14th, 2019|East Asia, India|

Indian refiners turn to OPEC to make up Iran oil gap

A Cairn India employee works at a storage facility for crude oil at Mangala oil field at Barmer in the desert Indian state of Rajasthan in this August 29, 2009. (REUTERS) April 18, 2019 Indian refiners are increasing their planned purchases from OPEC nations, Mexico and the US to make up for any [...]

By |April 18th, 2019|East Asia, India|