Iran downgrades new oil find to just 22 bn barrels
President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday announced the discovery of a field containing 53 billion barrels of oil in the southwestern province of Khuzestan, saying it was a "small gift by the government to the people of Iran."
Iran's president says new oil field with 50 billion barrels found
The announcement by President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday would mean Iran's pr...
Government extends relaxed fumigation norms for onion imports till December 31
In its latest order, the ministry has extended these relaxed p...
Iran downs unidentified drone near Gulf coast: Reports
The unmanned aircraft was downed over Iranian territory with a domestically manufactured Mersad surface-to-air missile.
Rocket fire from Gaza after Israeli airstrikes target IS commanders
A pair of Israeli airstrikes targeted senior Islamic Jihad commanders in Gaza and in Syria early on Tuesday, escalating Israel's confrontati...
Israeli airstrike kills Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza home
In eastern Gaza, the Israeli strike killed Bahaa Abu el-Atta and his wife, setting off a furious barrage of rocket attacks reaching as far as the Tel Aviv heartland as Islamic Jihad vowed further revenge. The Israeli military says Abu el-Atta was the mastermind of recent attacks against it.
Iran briefly held IAEA inspector, seized travel documents: Diplomats
The incident appears to be the first of its kind since Tehran's landmark deal with major powers was struck in 2015, imposing restrictions on Iran's nuclear activities in exchange for the lifting of international sanctions. It comes at a time of heightened frictions between Iran and the West, with Tehran breaching the deal's restrictions step-by-step.
US treasury secretary to hold talks in India as pressure builds on Iran
US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will visit India as part of a tour to build support against Iran over its nuclear programme and its ties to militant networks. On Wednesday, the United States and six Gulf countries agreed to jointly impose sanctions on 25 corporations, banks and individuals linked to Iran's support for militant networks.
Iran, Russia lash out at US plans to protect oil in Syria
The most pointed comments at their joint news conference addressed new Pentagon plans to increase efforts to protect Syria's oil fields from both the Islamic State radical group and the Russian- and Iranian-backed Syrian government.
Erratic payments from Iran put commodity exporters in a fix
While the rice industry says more than Rs 2,000 crore has yet to be reimbursed to Indian traders, tea and sugar traders said that payments have been delayed by a fortnight to a month.
US Treasury Secretary holds talks with RBI Governor over economy, regulatory developments
The two discussed "global and domestic macro-economic scenario in both countries and regulatory developments", according to an official statement from the central bank. Mnuchin, who is reportedly on a tour to build support against Iran over the country's nuclear programme, was accompanied by US Ambassador to India and Consul General in Mumbai David J Ranz, it said.
Pakistan's nuclear proliferation in news again amid Turkey's quest for nukes
Buried for nearly 15 years after Pakistan’s nuclear smuggler AQ Khan confessed to nuclear smuggling and illicit exports, the issue has resurfaced in recent days after Turkey’s President was reported conveying his desire for Turkey to go nuclear.
Instagram celebrity, known as Angelina Jolie's 'zombie' version, arrested in Iran for 'blasphemy'
Sahar Tabar faces charges such as inciting violence, and gaining income through inappropriate means.
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