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Rivalry and revenge: Iran face Iraq at Asian Cup

Iran’s forward Sardar Azmoun (C) runs with the ball to scores his side’s second goal during the AFC Asian Cup group D soccer match against Vietnam on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. (AP) January 16, 2019 One of football’s great rivalries takes center-stage at the Asian Cup on Wednesday when Iran play Iraq still [...]

By |January 16th, 2019|East Asia, Middle East|

Iran beats Vietnam 2-0 for 2nd win at Asian Cup

Iran’s forward Sardar Azmoun (C) runs with the ball to scores his side’s second goal during the AFC Asian Cup group D soccer match against Vietnam on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. (AP) January 12, 2019 Three-time champion Iran moved closer to securing its spot in the knockout stage of the Asian Cup with [...]

By |January 12th, 2019|East Asia, UAE|

No further US waivers on Iran oil sanctions

U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook, Dec. 13, 2018. (VOA) January 12, 2019 US Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook said on Saturday Washington was not looking to grant any more waivers for Iranian oil after the reimposition of US sanctions. Hook told a news conference in the United Arab Emirates capital [...]

By |January 12th, 2019|East Asia, North America, USA|

India’s Iranian oil imports fell by 41 percent in December under US pressure

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) January 12, 2019 India’s oil imports from Iran fell by 41 percent in December to 302,000 barrels per day oil (bpd), ship [...]

By |January 12th, 2019|East Asia, India|

Why Iran is losing the global space race

A Simorgh satellite rocket at its launch site at an undisclosed location in Iran. (AFP) By Damien McElroy January 10, 2019 When China landed an explorer robot on the far side of the Moon last week, it underlined the ability of space to inspire and grip our imaginations. Our increased ability to cross extra-terrestrial frontiers has [...]

By |January 10th, 2019|East Asia, North America, Russia, USA|

Shipping official says many ports do not allow Iranian vessels to dock

A ship bearing various flags parked at Chabahar (Shahid Beheshti) Port during the inauguraition of the first phase in the southern Iranian coastal city of Chabahar, December 3, 2017. (AFP) January 10, 2019 The chairman of Iran's Shipping Society and related services, Massoud Polmeh says that a significant number of ports across the [...]

By |January 10th, 2019|East Asia, North America, Russia, USA|

India takes over operation at Iran’s strategic Chabahar Port

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) January 9, 2019 The Indian government has officially assumed the responsibility of Chabahar Port in Sistan and Baluchestan province, southeast Iran. It is the first time that India [...]

By |January 9th, 2019|East Asia, India|

New documents link Huawei to suspected front companies in Iran, Syria

Huawei, U.S. authorities assert, retained control of Skycom, using it to sell telecom equipment to Iran and move money out via the international banking system. (Getty) By Steve Stecklow, Babak Dehghanpisheh and James Pomfret January 8, 2019 The U.S. case against the chief financial officer of China's Huawei Technologies, who was arrested in Canada [...]

By |January 8th, 2019|East Asia, Syria|

Official says Iran’s main oil customers not buying ‘even one additional barrel’

Iran’s deputy oil minister for trade and international affairs Amir-Hossein Zamaninia, undated. (ILNA) January 5, 2019 Iranian oil minister’s deputy for international trade says the eight countries which have received U.S. sanctions' waivers to continue buying Iranian oil are not willing to buy even one additional barrel. Amir-Hossein Zamaninia, in an interview with [...]

By |January 5th, 2019|East Asia, North America, USA|

Iran says despite US sanctions, it has found new “potential” oil buyers

An oil tanker is seen off the port of Bandar Abbas, southern Iran. (AFP) January 5, 2019 All countries that were granted waivers from the United States to continue buying a certain amount of Iranian oil imports are complying with US sanctions, a senior Iranian energy official said, noting that Tehran was hopeful [...]

By |January 5th, 2019|East Asia, Europe, North America, USA|