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
North Korea Could Test World’s Commitment to Sanctions - VOA News Raw: US Citizen Gets 10 Years in N. Korea Prison - USA Today 04/28/2016 - 1:52 pm | View Link
Don't thank Obama for low gas prices - Custer County Chronicle Middle East oil cartel that crippled the American economy in the 1970s with an oil embargo. ... the international oil market under Obama’s Iran 04/28/2016 - 4:30 am | View Link
REUTERS AMERICA NEWS PLAN FOR WEDNESDAY APRIL 27/THURSDAY APRIL 28 - Philly.com Trump Asks for Jury Trial in New York Real Estate School Suit - Bloomberg 04/27/2016 - 5:28 am | View Link
Don't Say "Thanks Obama" for Low Gas Prices - Vernal Express Middle East oil cartel that crippled the American economy in the 1970s with an oil embargo. ... the international oil market under Obama's Iran 04/26/2016 - 1:09 pm | View Link
Saudi Aramco: The Oil Giant’s Known Unknowns - Yahoo! News Aramco IPO Seen by Prince as Tonic for Saudis `Addicted' to Oil - Bloomberg 04/26/2016 - 11:31 am | View Link
Iran to abandon foreign gasoline imports in 2017 Iran's oil production has declined sharply after the embargo on its oil exports was introduced by Western countries over its nuclear program. After the lifting of the oil embargo, Tehran intends to return to pre-sanctions level of production at four ... 04/28/2016 - 12:05 am | View Link
Saudi Arabia mixes oil policy with Iran politics The technocratic strategy was built on the experience of the 1973 oil embargo, which largely backfired as it led to weaker demand. While the House of Saud has always kept control of oil policy, ministers drawn from outside the royal family — spanning ... 04/19/2016 - 4:04 am | View Link
Collapsed Doha oil talks: After Iran's snub, what happens now? Oil prices have endured a volatile session after major exporters ... stands to add at least another 300,000 a day as it reclaims market share lost during the embargo, the global Energy Agency estimates. The main stock indexes in Europe had tracked their ... 04/19/2016 - 12:01 am | View Link
Oil summit in Qatar meets without Iran OPEC said on Wednesday that Iranian oil production in March was 3.3 million barrels per day (bpd), up from 2.9 million in January, but still short of its pre-embargo level of around 4.0 million. Diplomats at the meeting said a sticking point was Saudi ... 04/18/2016 - 12:49 am | View Link
Oil producers discuss cap in Qatar, Iran absent OPEC said on Wednesday that Iranian oil production in March was 3.3 million bpd, up from 2.9 million in January, but still short of its pre-embargo level of around 4.0 million. "I believe this will not greatly impact the meeting", he said. A statement from ... 04/17/2016 - 2:09 pm | View Link
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 04/25/2016 - 2:23 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. 04/24/2016 - 3:53 pm | View Website
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. 04/24/2016 - 12:40 pm | View Website
Sanctions against Iran 1 UN sanctions against Iran; 2 Non-UN-mandated sanctions against Iran; 3 Reasons for sanctions; 4 Legal challenges to the sanctions; 5 Effects. 5.1 Political effects 04/23/2016 - 10:11 am | 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 ... 04/23/2016 - 7:26 am | View Website
CNNKenya building collapse: At least 7 killed, many feared trappedCNN(CNN) Kenyans dug through chunks of concrete as they searched for survivors after a building collapsed in Nairobi, killing at least seven people, authorities said. Rescuers have pulled out 128 people after the apartment building collapse Friday night Kenya police: 6-story residential building collapses in rainWashington PostRescue Crews Search for Survivors After Kenya Building CollapseVoice of AmericaKenya flooding: At least seven dead in building collapseBBC NewsKTVQ Billings News -Reuters -GlobalPost -BreakingNews.comall 53 news articles »
China portrayed the visit Saturday by the Japanese foreign minister as an act of outreach to an angry Beijing, as the two sides try to repair relations bedeviled by disputes over territory, history and competition for influence in East Asia.
The Obama administration delivered a shot across the bow to Asia’s leading exporters and Germany for their economic policies and warned that a number of major economies around the globe could face intense pressure to engage in currency interventions to counter slow growth.
Western allies are preparing to put four battalions—a force of about 4,000 troops—in the Baltic region as part of an effort by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to reinforce the alliance’s border with Russia as Moscow steps up military activity, officials said Friday.