Iraqi cleric Sadr meets pro-Iran Amiri after election win

By Raya Jalabi BAGHDAD, Iraq, May 20 : Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, whose political bloc was declared the winner of Iraq’s parliamentary election, met Hadi al-Amiri, leader of a pro-Iran bloc, on Sunday in what Sadr portrayed as part of an inclusive discussion about government formation. During the meeting, the political rivals discussed the results […]

EU launches measures to protect European business in Iran

By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS, May 18 : – The European Commission said on Friday it had started the process of renewing a sanctions-blocking measure to protect European businesses in Iran, after the United States pulled out of the Iran nuclear accord and reimposed sanctions on Tehran. The Commission said in a statement it had “launched […]

Oil dips on signs of ample supply despite OPEC cuts, Iran sanctions

By Henning Gloystein SINGAPORE, May 16 : Oil prices fell on Wednesday, weighed down by ample supplies despite ongoing output cuts by producer cartel OPEC and looming U.S. sanctions against major crude exporter Iran. Brent crude futures were at $78.22 per barrel at 0644 GMT, down 21 cents, or 0.3 percent, from their last close. […]

Israel presents Iran nuclear files, putting pressure on U.S. to scrap deal

By Stephen Farrell TEL AVIV, April 30 :Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stepped up pressure on the United States to pull out of a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, holding a primetime address on Israeli TV to present what he called evidence of a secret Iranian nuclear weapons programme. Intelligence experts and diplomats said he […]