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
Netanyahu, Other Iraq Hawks, Try to Push U.S. Into War with Iran - Huffington Post Susan Rice: Bad Iran Nuclear Deal Is Worse Than No Deal - ABC News 03/2/2015 - 9:46 am | View Link
Rouhani's career in the balance over nuclear deal - Al Jazeera ... involve only a partial lifting of the embargo. ... s economy and with the sharply dropped price of oil in the international market, Iran would ... 03/2/2015 - 8:16 am | View Link
Bibi's Truth: Forty years of Liberal Betrayal - American Thinker ... has obsessed liberal foreign policy professors at least since Arab Oil Embargo of 1973. Today ... allowed the ayatollahs to take over Iran, a ... 03/1/2015 - 2:24 pm | View Link
Asian imports of Iranian crude fall nearly 22 pct - Reuters India 2:17pm IST * Iran sales to Asia below 1 mln bpd ... Verisk Maplecroft, told Reuters Global Oil Forum. "A sudden lifting of the oil embargo in the 02/27/2015 - 3:52 pm | View Link
Sanctions and junk rating: Perfect time to invest in Russia - Pravda ... on Russia is the price of oil ." "Nevertheless ... Russia . There is an agreement with Iran, and I ... Francois Hollande that the Russian ... 02/27/2015 - 12:02 pm | View Link
Rouhani's career in the balance over nuclear deal Iranian president's election linked to his success at talks so, if they fail, he may find himself in jeopardy. 03/2/2015 - 7:43 am | View Link
5 Reasons Why Arab Spring States are Dumping Obama and Reaching for Russia Obama has a Middle East problem. Almost all states which went through the Arab Spring revolutions are dumping the US and looking to Russia for help. Here are five reasons why. 02/27/2015 - 4:02 am | View Link
Asian imports of Iranian crude fall nearly 22 pct * Iran sales to Asia below 1 mln bpd in Jan, first time since Oct * Asia imports of Iranian oil fall 21.5 pct y/y * Cautious optimism on Iran's nuclear deal with West TOKYO, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Asian imports of Iranian crude fell nearly 22 percent from a year ago to below 1 million barrels per day (bpd) in January, led by cuts in India, where refiners had been asked to curtail orders ahead of a ... 02/27/2015 - 3:47 am | View Link
Russia offers Iran modern missiles despite UN embargo
MIDEAST STOCKS DUBAI, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Thursday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch of their accuracy. INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL ... 02/18/2015 - 10:02 pm | View Link
Iran reserves again coveted by big oil after decades of conflict When Iran voted to nationalize British oil interests in 1951, London responded first with an oil embargo and later orchestrated a coup with the help of the CIA, codenamed ’Operation Ajax’, to overthrow Iran’s nationalist Prime Minister Mohammad ... 03/29/2015 - 6:15 pm | View Link
For Iran, boosting its economy is the real incentive to cut a nuclear deal In the case of Iran, a series of U.S. and U.N. sanction measures in 1979, 1995 and 2006 were tightened greatly in January 2012 when the European Union imposed an embargo on Iranian oil and a freeze on the assets of Iran’s central bank. “The sanctions ... 03/29/2015 - 12:29 pm | View Link
1974 oil embargo should be lifted Only Canada, with practically no indigenous oil production at that time, was exempted from this embargo. Today, just the reverse is ... the heavier Brent crude coming out of Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, Venezuela, and other OPEC sources. 03/28/2015 - 2:09 pm | View Link
Oil Prices Snap Five-Session Winning Streak ... progress being made on talks between the U.S. and Iran on an agreement that would limit the Middle Eastern nation's nuclear ambitions while lifting economic sanctions, including an oil-export embargo, that have punished the country. Traders and ... 03/27/2015 - 10:20 am | View Link
Oil Prices Give Back Gains as Iran Deal Seems More Likely Yemen isn’t a major oil power ... made on talks between the U.S. and Iran on an agreement that would limit the Middle Eastern nation’s nuclear ambitions while lifting economic sanctions, including an oil-export embargo, that have punished the country. 03/27/2015 - 9:17 am | View Link
Iran hostage crisis The Iran hostage crisis, referred to within Iran in Persian as تسخیر لانه جاسوسی امریکا (literally "Conquest of the American Spy Den,"), was a ... 03/29/2015 - 6:09 pm | View Website
Iran Oil Much to the West's chagrin, Iran continues to find a market for its crude, and while sanctions on the oil and banking sectors may have a temporarily ... 03/29/2015 - 7:25 am | View Website
1979 energy crisis The 1979 (or second) oil crisis or oil shock occurred in the United States due to decreased oil output in the wake of the Iranian Revolution. Despite the fact that ... 03/28/2015 - 10:06 pm | View Website
Iran hostage crisis Facts, information, pictures ... Get information, facts, and pictures about Iran hostage crisis at Encyclopedia.com. Make research projects and school reports about Iran hostage crisis easy with ... 03/27/2015 - 11:12 pm | View Website
The Iran Hostage Crisis Educational materials were developed through the Teaching American History in Anne Arundel County Program, a partnership between the 03/26/2015 - 1:47 pm | View Website
President Evo Morales' governing party has suffered serious setbacks in local and regional elections in Bolivia, with unofficial results showing it losing the capital of La Paz and several key governorships.
Unofficial quick count results of Sunday's vote compiled for three broadcast networks showed Morales Movement Toward Socialism absorbing the biggest blow in La Paz, where it lost the regional governor's office as well as the mayor's seat in El Alto, the capital's poorer sister city.
The March report from the National Association for Business Economics forecasts more hiring, a lower unemployment rate, a lower inflation rate and more growth in consumer spending in 2015, compared to the group's forecast December 2014.
Healthier consumer spending, housing investment and government spending growth are expected to make outsized contributions to the projected acceleration in overall economic activity.
 recent labor market strength is expected to continue, John Silvia, the association's president and the chief economist at Wells Fargo, said in a statement.
Other factors driving the improved forecast include an increased pace of activity in the housing sector, the strong dollar and continued low oil prices.