A bold move
The Economist (blog)
“PHASE two of the Iranian targeted subsidy plan” is as clunky in Farsi as it is in English, but it rolls off the tongue of every Iranian. On April 28th President Hassan Rohani raised petrol prices by 75%, from 4000 to 7000 rial ($0.16 to $0.28) per ...
Iran's Rouhani defends nuclear deal talks
Iran's $18 Payouts Mar Plan to Plug Missing Billions
Sweden will continue encouraging legal trade with Iran: Swedish FM
Fars News Agency
Iran Wants 400 New Planes by 2025 If Sanctions End
Iran is looking to buy 400 passenger planes in the next 10 years to upgrade its aging fleet if Western sanctions imposed over its controversial nuclear program are lifted, the country's top aviation official said Wednesday. The remark by Ali Reza ...
Six powers meet in Brussels to fine-tune Iran talks strategy
Top aviation official in Iran says Islamic Republic to buy 400 planes by 2025 ...
Iran nuclear deal proves elusive
US Announces Actions to Enforce Iran Sanctions
New York Times
The United States government escalated enforcement of its Iran sanctions on Tuesday, adding eight Chinese companies, a Dubai company and two Dubai-based executives to blacklists for evading American restrictions on Iranian weapons, oil and banking ...
Iran Cancels $2.5 Billion Chinese Oil Contract
US offers $5 million for Chinese businessman accused of Iran dealings
Iran Cancels $2.5 Billion Contract With Chinese Oil Company
Special Report - Golden Loophole: How an alleged Turkish crime ring helped Iran
Turkish police believe that until recently, the area around the market also sat at the center of an audacious, multi-billion-dollar scheme involving bribery and suspect food shipments to Iran. To date, no one has been charged. But a recently leaked ...
Iran eyes snappier businesses to boost economy
QESHM ISLAND, Iran -- Crocodile farming isn't the most obvious business opportunity in Iran. The wide-jawed reptiles aren't native to the country, their meat can't legally be served at home and they don't have the friendliest reputation. That hasn't ...
Russia and Iran Reported in Talks on Energy Deal Worth Billions
New York Times
The Obama administration's strategy of punishing Russia with economic sanctions over the Ukraine crisis encountered a new complication on Monday with word that the Russians are negotiating an $8 billion to $10 billion energy deal with Iran, another ...
Russia and Iran set to strike $10bn energy deal
Iran, Russia Hold Electricity Talks as Russia Seeks To Build Relationship
The Guardian (blog)
Iranian zoo faces prosecution by government over chained captive bear
The Guardian (blog)
Iran's environment department said on Wednesday it had inspected Babolsar's zoo, in the northern province of Mazandaran, and was pursuing a legal case following complaints by the public over the mistreatment of animals held there. On social networks ...
The Times of Israel
Iran nuclear talks: The 'trust but verify' dictate
Although the Iran nuclear talks are officially between Iran and the five UN Security Council permanent members plus Germany, at the core, this tug-of-war is between Iran and the United States. I can even picture the US and Iranian diplomats, alone ...
Israeli envoy in US: Iran doesn't need a nuclear program
Netanyahu on Iran (This Time Without the Cartoon Bomb)
Fifth 'Yom HaShoah' Rally Outside Iran's UN Mission
The Daily Star
British and Iranian officials hold talks in Tehran
Simon Gass is the most senior British diplomat to visit since the raid, which came after Iranian allegations that Britain had masterminded mass protests that followed then-President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's disputed re-election in 2009. Britain has flatly ...
Meaningful Progress With Iran
Top British diplomat in Iran for talks
UK and Iran discuss re-opening embassies
Iran hangs 16 in reprisal for Pakistan border killings
New Straits Times
The ambush happened overnight in the mountains of Sistan-Baluchestan, a province in southeastern Iran. The province is home to a large community of minority Sunni Muslims, unlike the rest of Shiite-dominated Iran, where drug traffickers and Sunni ...
Iran coexists warily with its Sunnis