Portman among 47 GOP senators to sign letter to Iran WASHINGTON — In a move Democrats denounced as trying to sabotage the Obama administration’s foreign policy, Sen. Rob Portman and 46 other Senate Republicans yesterday warned Iran’s leadership that any agreement to limit Tehran’s apparent efforts to build a nuclear bomb would need Senate approval to stay in effect beyond 2016. More
Philippines mulls pullout of Syria peacekeepers The Philippine foreign secretary says he is recommending to President Benigno Aquino III to pull out all Filipino U.N. peacekeepers from the Golan Heights following the abduction of four by Syrian rebels. More
Iran president still a force even as his era ends When many struggling families in this eastern Iranian city take stock of outgoing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's legacy, it's not about the oratory full of bluster and menace or his tussles with Iran's ruling clerics that are known to much of the world. More
Amid Low Oil Prices, OPEC's Divisions Deepen - Stratfor ... important producers, including Russia, Iran and ... the bloc's leading role in the 1973 Arab Oil Embargo and the resulting spike in oil prices. 02/9/2016 - 3:46 pm | View Link
Worldwide: Canada Eases Iran Sanctions Regulations – Is Iran Open ... - Mondaq Canadian firms, especially those in the oil and ... embargo has been substantially liberalized. The prohibitions against making investments in ... 02/9/2016 - 8:55 am | View Link
Comment: Saudi Arabia is bringing Iran to its knees - Jerusalem Post Saudi says it’s ready for war on the ground in Syria - Albawaba 02/9/2016 - 6:32 am | View Link
Italy mission to Iran targets road and rail agreements - Islamic Republic News Agency Iran awards medals of honor to nuclear team - FOXNews.com 02/9/2016 - 4:25 am | View Link
Iran restarts relationships with European oil clients - Islamic Republic News Agency Iran sees Europe oil exports reaching half pre-sanctions levels - MENAFN 02/7/2016 - 3:09 pm | View Link
World briefs: Somalis rule blast on jet a suicide bomb - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Video shows airport workers with laptop used in jet blast - CNN 02/6/2016 - 12:25 pm | View Link
Students storm Diet; Families flee New York amid tensions; ANA plane ... - Japan Times ... percent, as the enforcement of the decree means an embargo on the export of oil from America ... be assigned to Turkey, Syria, Jordan and Iran ... 02/6/2016 - 8:53 am | View Link
Iran restarts relationships with European oil clients Iran will start sending 300,000 barrels a day of crude to Europe 54 percent of the total it shipped before authorities on the continent put an embargo in place ... the ministry of oil’s Shana website reported, citing Oil Minister Bijan… This content ... 02/8/2016 - 10:39 am | View Link
Iran prefers euro for oil exports Iran will start sending 300,000 bpd of crude to Europe, 54% of the total it shipped before authorities on the continent put an embargo in place. Total will purchase 160,000 barrels of oil per day from the country and has expressed an interest in the ... 02/7/2016 - 11:06 am | View Link
Iran Set To Enter The Crude Oil Market Iran will start sending 300,000 BPD of Crude Oil to Europe, 54%of the total it shipped before the embargo was put in place. Paris-based Total SA (NYSE:TOT)agreed to buy about 160,000 BPD starting 16 February, the ministry of Oil’s Shana website reported ... 02/7/2016 - 8:37 am | View Link
Iran Welcomes Sanctions' End, but Tough Thaw Ahead Official Iranian reports have set the total amount of frozen Iranian assets overseas at $100 billion. A European oil embargo on Iran will end. Already, some 38 million barrels of oil are in Iran's floating reserves, ready to enter the market, according to ... 01/27/2016 - 7:30 am | View Link
New Iran Supplies Will Add to Oil Price Pressures Unseasonably warm weather and rising supply will keep the crude oil market oversupplied until at least late 2016 and could push the price below its current 12-year lows, the International Energy Agency said on Tuesday. "Since the embargo has been lifted ... 01/26/2016 - 8:34 pm | View Link
Iran Oil Embargo Has Ripple Effect for Europe The six-month run-up to the implementation of a full European Union embargo on Iranian crude left many market watchers complacent about the impact sanctions would have on consumers in Europe. By the time July 1 rolled around, most European refiners had ... 08/10/2012 - 2:06 am | View Link
Iran says EU oil embargo will be ineffective TEHRAN, Iran – Tehran has shrugged off a new European Union ban on the purchase of Iranian oil, with officials declaring that the country can find new markets for its oil. Some commentators are declaring that Iran should cut the flow of crude even before ... 01/23/2012 - 11:33 pm | View Link
Iran, Gold and Oil Many political commentators warn that an embargo is an act or war. Chris Floyd provides this observation of the recent oil embargo against Iran. 02/5/2016 - 12:38 pm | View Website
Sanctions against Iran Following the Iranian Revolution of 1979, the United States imposed sanctions against Iran and expanded them in 1995 to include firms dealing with the Iranian ... 02/5/2016 - 12:09 pm | View Website
History and Analysis -Crude Oil Prices Post World War II. Pre-Embargo Period. From 1948 through the end of the 1960s, crude oil prices ranged between $2.50 and $3.00. The price oil rose from $2.50 in 1948 ... 02/4/2016 - 6:37 pm | View Website
Iran, Oil and Strait of Hormuz Hormuz controls access to oil from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, the UAE and Iran. 20% of the world'd oil would stagnate if Iran closed the strait of Hormuz 02/4/2016 - 5:11 pm | View Website
U.S. sanctions against Iran US sanctions against Iran refer to economic, trade, scientific and military sanctions against Iran, which have been imposed by the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets ... 02/2/2016 - 5:18 am | View Website
International Sanctions on Iran Iran's defense ministry inaugurated this carbon-fiber plant, seen in 2011, after international sanctions blocked the dual-use material's import. 01/31/2016 - 8:19 am | View Website
Iran Oil Minister Says Output to Rise a Week After ... Iran can boost oil production in one week after international sanctions are lifted, and OPEC’s refusal to accommodate Iran in export markets would result in lower ... 08/2/2015 - 4:12 am | View Website
KILIS, Turkey — Turkey must open its doors to the thousands of Syrians who have massed at the border after fleeing violence, the United Nations demanded Tuesday, warning that hundreds of thousands of others in Syria’s largest city could be soon cut off from humanitarian aid amid blistering Syrian and Russian air strikes.
Turkey, already home to 2.5 million Syrian refugees, insists that it has an open-door policy toward Syrians escaping conflict but has still kept a key border crossing closed for days.
Poor construction practices by government contractors were widely blamed for the collapse of many schools and the deaths of many children during the Sichuan province earthquake that killed about 70,000 people and left nearly 18,000 missing in western China in 2008.
Mixing sarcasm with envy of Taiwan’s willingness to hold developers accountable for how their buildings fared in earthquakes, one person wrote Tuesday night on Chinese social media that, “If they did it this way on the mainland, would there be any developers left in China?”
The arrest of Lin, who had disappeared after the building’s collapse, came hours before local officials decided to deploy house-size excavating machines to drill, tug and tear at the huge mounds of debris on the site.
Rescuers delayed using the equipment for three days after the earthquake, for fear that the machines might cause the wreckage to subside further, collapsing the tiny cavities in which more than 100 people are feared trapped.
New Jersey's minimum wage would rise to $15 over eight years and employers who pay above the rate could qualify for a tax credit under a proposal unveiled Tuesday by Senate President Steve Sweeney.
Prieto said he wants to see greater relief sooner for New Jersey residents earning the minimum wage and endorsed a $10.10 wage starting point, which President Barack Obama enacted as a floor for workers on new federal contracts.
Sweeney said he is introducing the plan as a constitutional amendment because those measures can go on the ballot without the governor's approval, if they're advanced in two legislative sessions or pass with three-fifths support in a single year.
A cleric arrested during a protest in Ferguson has been found not guilty of willfully disobeying a police order to disperse.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1T4BQA7 ) reports that a St. Louis County jury deliberated just 20 minutes Tuesday before ruling in favor of the Rev. Osagyefo Sekou.
Authorities say a driver distracted by her cell phone drove over a curb and struck a teenage girl who was walking on a sidewalk.
Brick police say the accident occurred around 12:40 p.m. Tuesday.
They say township resident Vicki Asaro was trying to make a right turn when she looked down at her cell phone.
A Democratic Virginia senator has joined Republicans to advance the GOP's pick for the state Supreme Court.
Lucas said she voted for Alston in exchange for her neighbor and political mentor to replace Alston on the appeals court.