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International Olympic Committee pressed to investigate Iranian medalist

Javad Foroughi celebrates winning the gold medal in the 10m Air Pistol Men's Final during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Summer Games at Asaka Shooting Range in Tokyo, Japan. (Reuters) July 30, 2021 The International Olympic Committee has challenged campaigners to show proof that an Iranian gold medalist shooter is a member of the [...]

By |July 30th, 2021|East Asia|

Doctors warn of COVID disaster in Iran, as Japan donates more vaccines

Iranians wear face masks to protect themselves from the coronavirus as they walk along a street in the capital Tehran, on July 3, 2021. (Getty) July 30, 2021 A group of medical professors at Mashhad medical university in a letter have warned officials in northeastern Khorasan-Razavi province that the city of Mashhad needs [...]

By |July 30th, 2021|East Asia|

Basketball diplomacy: US, Iran meet on court at Tokyo Games

Iran's Mohammadsamad Nik Khahbahrami (C) drives between US players during men's basketball preliminary round game at the 2020 Summer Olympics, July 28, 2021 in Japan. (AP) July 28, 2021 The Americans applauded the Iranian national anthem. The Iranians applauded the U.S. anthem. There were a few handshakes before, plenty more handshakes after, and [...]

By |July 28th, 2021|East Asia, North America, USA|

IRGC member winning medal in Tokyo Olympics a ‘catastrophe’: Iranian activists

Javad Foroughi celebrates winning the gold medal in the 10m Air Pistol Men's Final during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Summer Games at Asaka Shooting Range in Tokyo, Japan. (Reuters) July 27, 2021 A member of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) won the country’s first gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday, [...]

By |July 27th, 2021|East Asia|

Tokyo Olympics: IRGC member wins Iran’s first gold, dedicates medal to Khamenei

Javad Foroughi celebrates winning the gold medal during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Summer Games at Asaka Shooting Range in Tokyo. (Reuters) July 24, 2021 A member of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) won Iran’s first gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics in the men’s 10-meter air pistol competition on Saturday, dedicating it [...]

By |July 24th, 2021|East Asia|

Environmentalists blame Chinese companies for draining Iran marshes

The issue of draining the marshes started during the presidency of Ahmadinejad, when in 2008 his government gave 7,500 hectares of the area to the oil ministry for exploration. (AFP) July 24, 2021 Amid protests in Iran’s oil-producing Khuzestan Province, triggered by a severe water crisis, Iran’s Petroleum Ministry denied that it had [...]

By |July 24th, 2021|East Asia|

U.S. mulls crackdown on Chinese imports of Iranian oil

An oil tanker is seen at a crude oil terminal in Ningbo Zhoushan port, Zhejiang province, China, May 16, 2017. (Reuters) July 23, 2021 The United States is considering cracking down on Iranian oil sales to China as it braces for the possibility that Tehran may not return to nuclear talks or may [...]

By |July 23rd, 2021|East Asia, North America, USA|

China’s CCPC takes centre stage in Iran, Venezuela oil trade-sources

A crude oil tanker is docked at Isla Oil Refinery PDVSA terminal in Willemstad on the island of Curacao, Feb 22, 2019. (REUTERS) July 22, 2021 A Chinese logistics firm has emerged as a central player in the supply of sanctioned oil from Iran and Venezuela, even after it was blacklisted by Washington [...]

By |July 22nd, 2021|East Asia, Latin America, Venezuela|

In the real world, China and Russia are turning away from Iran

Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Iran's President Hassan Rouhani walk in Bishkek on June 14, 2019. (AFP) By Jubin Katiraie July 22, 2021 Negotiations to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal JCPOA have stalled, and the task of the seventh round of talks is still unclear. At a time [...]

By |July 22nd, 2021|East Asia, Russia|

Spies from Russia, China and Iran seeking to steal technology, sow discord and meddle in the UK: MI5

MI5 Director-General Ken McCallum is photographed in London, Britain Oct. 14, 2020. (Reuters) July 15, 2021 Britain’s top domestic spymaster cautioned citizens on Wednesday to treat the threat of spying from Russia, China and Iran with as much vigilance as terrorism, in a shift of focus back to counter-espionage nearly two decades after [...]

By |July 15th, 2021|East Asia, Europe, Russia|