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Iran Sanctions May Not Cause Oil Shortage In Nigeria – Says, Petroleum Minister

Iran Sanctions May Not Cause Oil Shortage In Nigeria – Says, Petroleum Minister

U.S. sanctions on Iran won’t necessarily translate into a global shortage of oil, according to Nigerian Petroleum Minister Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu. “Everybody assumes that once they put the sanctions on Iran, you’re going to lose that production,” Kachikwu said in Cape Town, appealing for patience until there’s more clarity on the impact of the penalties. […]

Israel Hits Dozens Of ‘Iranian’ Targets In Syria After Rocket Fire

Israel Hits Dozens Of ‘Iranian’ Targets In Syria After Rocket Fire

Israel’s army said Thursday it had hit dozens of Iranian military targets in Syria overnight after rocket fire towards its forces which it blamed on Iran, marking a sharp escalation between the two enemies. The incident came after weeks of rising tensions and followed US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear […]

Iran Bans Foreign Social Media Networks In Schools

Iran Bans Foreign Social Media Networks In Schools

Iran’s ministry of education on Sunday banned the use of foreign social media networks in schools, the ILNA news agency reported, amid a push by Tehran to limit the influence of outside online platforms. Schools must “only use domestic social networks” for their communication, the ministry said in a statement, according to the reformist-linked news […]

65 passengers Die In Iran Plane Crash

65 passengers Die In Iran Plane Crash

The entire 65 passengers and crew in an Iranian airplane are reportedly feared dead after the plane crashed in central Iran on Sunday. Reuters reports that the plane crashed after the domestic flight flying to the southwestern city of Yasuj came down in bad weather in a mountainous region. A spokesperson for Iranian carrier Aseman […]

The Saudi Prince, The Sheikh And A Gulf Renegade

The Saudi Prince, The Sheikh And A Gulf Renegade

The choreographed statements by Saudi Arabia and three allies to quarantine Qatar at just after 6 a.m. on June 5 were not signed, but there was no mistake about who was behind them. The move to halt air and sea transport and shut the tiny Gulf nation’s only land border carried the fingerprints of two of […]

Aleppo Evacuation Delayed – Rebels Blame Iran

Aleppo Evacuation Delayed – Rebels Blame Iran

The evacuation of rebel-held eastern Aleppo due to start at dawn was delayed, perhaps until Thursday, with an opposition official blaming Iran and its Shi’ite militias allied to President Bashar al-Assad for the hold-up. A ceasefire agreement brokered by Russia, Assad’s most powerful ally, and Turkey ended years of fighting in the city and has […]

Iran: Overturn Stadium Restrictions for Women

Iran: Overturn Stadium Restrictions for Women

The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) should cease awarding Iranthe right to host FIVB international tournaments until the country ensures that female spectators can freely attend volleyball matches in the country, Human Rights Watch said in a letter to Ary Graça, the sports federation’s leader. Graça was re-elected as the FIVB’s president at the sports federation’s 35th […]

Georgia’s Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony Outfits Prompt Mockery

Georgia’s Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony Outfits Prompt Mockery

Thousands of Georgians have signed a petition calling for the Rio 2016 Olympic opening ceremony outfits to be changed, amid widespread mockery of the conservative costumes. Male athletes have been assigned a high-necked dark grey suit, white shirt and red cravat, with women required to wear ankle-length white dresses with polo necks and red jackets. […]

The Former Child Bride Who Is Using Her Story To Liberate Afghan Women

The Former Child Bride Who Is Using Her Story To Liberate Afghan Women

When Zahra Yaganah was a child, her mother beat her three times. Once for dropping a tray of glasses. Twice for allowing the food to burn because she was so absorbed reading Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables. Yaganah was 11, and already bookish. Growing up as an Afghan refugee in Iran, she learned from her mother […]

UN Condemns New 10-year Jail Sentence For Iranian Activist Narges Mohammadi

UN Condemns New 10-year Jail Sentence For Iranian Activist Narges Mohammadi

The international community has reacted with outrage after Narges Mohammadi, the ailing Iranian human rights activist already serving a six year jail term, was given a further 10-year sentence by a revolutionary court in Tehran. Mohammadi, 44, was found guilty of “establishing and running the illegal splinter group Legam”, a human rights movement that campaigns […]

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