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
Saudi-Iran rivalries could scuttle tentative OPEC deal Spencer Welch, an analyst with IHS energy, casts the event as "potentially the most important OPEC meeting since 1973," when the cartel imposed a highly effective oil embargo on the West. Those days of OPEC unity have been replaced by infighting and ... 11/29/2016 - 8:36 am | View Link
Iran Braces For Full Force Of EU Oil Embargo July 1 figures to be a bad day for Iran -- that's when hard-hitting EU sanctions on Iran's oil exports take full effect. The sanctions targeting the country's economic lifeline are the EU's toughest measures to date concerning Iran's controversial nuclear ... 06/30/2012 - 1:00 pm | 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 - 9:33 pm | View Link
European Union agrees on Iran oil embargo Diplomats in Brussels said the EU foreign ministers would officially adopt the measures later Monday that were hashed out by the 27 ambassadors. The measures include an immediate embargo on new contracts for crude oil and petroleum products while existing ... 01/23/2012 - 12:48 am | View Link
EU Oil Embargo On Iran Seen Having 'Minimal' Impact On Oil Markets The European Union agreed to an unsurprising Iranian oil embargo Monday. The impact on the energy market will likely be “minimal,” says Richard Soultanian, director of energy consulting firm NUS Consulting in Park Ridge, New Jersey. Soultanian said ... 01/22/2012 - 11:00 am | View Link
Sanctions against Iran Following the Iranian Revolution of 1979, the United States imposed economic sanctions against Iran and expanded them in 1995 to include firms dealing with the ... 12/4/2016 - 10:49 am | View Website
Iran Sanctions Department of State. The United States has imposed restrictions on activities with Iran under various legal authorities since 1979, following the seizure of the U.S ... 12/4/2016 - 7:50 am | View Website
Iran Iran, known as Persia until 1935 and now officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is the second-largest nation in the Middle East by population. 12/4/2016 - 4:44 am | View Website
OIL AGREEMENTS IN IRAN – Encyclopaedia Iranica OIL AGREEMENTS IN IRAN (1901-1978): their history and evolution. The history of Iranian oil agreements began with an unprecedented concession granted by Nāṣer-al ... 12/3/2016 - 11:36 pm | View Website
Iran Australia fully implements its obligations under UNSC resolutions in relation to Iran, including 1737 (2006), 1747 (2007), 1803 (2008) and 1929 (2010). In addition to ... 12/3/2016 - 2:46 pm | View Website
DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump said on Thursday the United States needed to improve its relationship with China, which he criticized for its economic policies and failure to rein in North Korea.
(SEOUL, South Korea) — South Korean President Park Geun-hye entered what could be her last day in power Friday, as lawmakers geared up for what’s widely expected to be a successful impeachment vote amid a corruption scandal that has left her isolated and loathed.
The opposition feels confident that they’ll get an impeachment Friday, the last day of the current parliamentary session, because dozens of members of Park’s ruling party have said they’ll vote against the woman who was once their standard bearer.
It’s possible that the vote could be delayed or fail, but lawmakers from both parties face huge pressure to act against Park, the daughter of a military dictator still revered by many conservatives for lifting the country from poverty in the 1960s and 1970s.
Once called the “Queen of Elections” for her ability to pull off wins for her party, Park in recent weeks has faced millions of South Koreans who have taken to the streets in anger over what prosecutors say was collusion with a longtime friend to extort money from companies and to give that confidante extraordinary sway over government decisions.
Her approval ratings have plunged to 4% the lowest among South Korean leaders since democracy came in the late 1980s, and even elderly conservatives who once made up her political base have distanced themselves from her.
LA PAZ (Reuters) - The head of the Bolivian company whose plane crashed in Colombia last month, killing dozens of Brazilian soccer players, will be held on manslaughter and other charges until the investigation is complete, authorities said on Thursday.