Posts Tagged ‘Iran’

EU mulls Iran central bank transfers against US sanctions

  • 19 May 2018 - 15:55
EU mulls Iran central bank transfers against US sanctions

The European Commission is proposing that EU governments make direct money transfers to Iran’s central bank to avoid U.S. penalties, an EU official said, in what would be the most forthright challenge to Washington’s newly reimposed sanctions. The step, which would seek to bypass the U.S....

Iran threatens ‘severe consequences’ if US pulls out of nuclear deal

  • 24 April 2018 - 14:27
Iran threatens ‘severe consequences’ if US pulls out of nuclear deal

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned Tuesday of “severe consequences” for the U.S. should it withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, a step President Donald Trump has indicated he will take if certain changes to the agreement are not made. “I am telling those in the White House that if...

Private Turkish jet crashes in Iran, 11 allegedly killed

  • 11 March 2018 - 18:21
Private Turkish jet crashes in Iran, 11 allegedly killed

Iranian state TV reported citing aviation official that the crashed aircraft was heading from the city of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates to Turkey's most populous city of Istanbul. According to the Iranian News Agency Tasnim, a private passenger jet crashed near the city of Shahr-e Kord...

Israeli F-16 downed by Syrian army after Israeli air raid on Iranian locations

  • 10 February 2018 - 21:06
Israeli F-16 downed by Syrian army after Israeli air raid on Iranian locations

  An Israeli F-16 fighter jet has been shot down by Syrian military while targeting what it called Iranian sites responsible for launching a drone into occupied Golan Heights. The Israeli military said on Saturday "a combat helicopter successfully intercepted an Iranian UAV that was...

Iranian oil tanker catches fire after collision off China’s eastern coast, 32 crew members missing

  • 8 January 2018 - 12:09
Iranian oil tanker catches fire after collision off China’s eastern coast, 32 crew members missing

Iranian oil tanker catches fire after collision off China's eastern coast, 32 crew members missing f exploding and sinking, Chinese state media reported Monday, as authorities from three countries struggled to find its 32 missing crew members and contain oil spewing from the blazing wreck. State...

Iran unrest: 22 dead so far in anti-government protests

  • 2 January 2018 - 13:05
Iran unrest: 22 dead so far in anti-government protests

Iran's supreme leader has accused the country's enemies of stirring days of protests that have claimed at least 22 lives. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was speaking for the first time since clashes between protesters and security forces broke out last Thursday. Nine people, including a child, died...

Iran warns citizens of involvement in “illegal” protests

  • 30 December 2017 - 15:13
Iran warns citizens of involvement in “illegal” protests

Iran's government has told people to avoid "illegal gatherings" after two days of angry anti-establishment protests in the country. Tens of Iranians have been arrested in protests over corruption and living standards, according to the BBC, adding that anonymous social media posts have urged...

Iraqi, Turkish and Iranian armies to control borders of Kurdistan after independence vote

  • 30 September 2017 - 09:52
Iraqi, Turkish and Iranian armies to control borders of Kurdistan after independence vote

Iraq plans to take control of the borders of its autonomous Kurdistan region “in coordination” with Iran and Turkey, the Iraqi Defence Ministry said on Friday. The statement did not give more detail or indicate specifically whether Iraqi forces were planning to move toward the external...

Syria draws with Iran 2-2, qualifies for playoff against Australia for ticket to World Cup 2018

  • 6 September 2017 - 12:19
Syria draws with Iran 2-2, qualifies for playoff against Australia for ticket to World Cup 2018

Syria scored an injury-time equaliser to earn a 2-2 draw against Iran and keep alive their hopes of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The visitors took a shock lead through Tamer Haj Mohamad's stooping header - the first goal Carlos Queiroz's Iran had conceded in 10 qualifying...