At least 9 killed as Iran protests over woman’s death spread

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Clashes between Iranian security forces and protesters angry over the death of a 22-year-old woman in police custody have killed at least nine people since the violence erupted over the weekend, according to a tally Thursday by The Associated Press. The scope of Iran’s ongoing unrest, the worst in … Read more

At least 9 killed as Iran protests spread over woman’s death

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Clashes between Iranian security forces and protesters angry over the death of a 22-year-old woman in police custody have killed at least nine people since the violence erupted over the weekend, according to a tally Thursday by The Associated Press. The scope of Iran’s ongoing unrest, the worst in … Read more

Iran says it is ready for a new nuclear deal but asks if the US is

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran’s president insisted Wednesday that his country is serious about reviving a deal meant to prevent it from acquiring a nuclear bomb, but questioned whether Tehran could trust America’s commitment to any eventual agreement. The US had already “trampled” on a previous deal, President Ebrahim Raisi told the UN General Assembly, … Read more

EXPLAINER: What kept Iran protests going after the first spark?

Protests have erupted across Iran in recent days after a 22-year-old woman died while being held by the morality police for violating the country’s strictly enforced Islamic dress code. The death of Mahsa Amini, who had been picked up for her allegedly loose headscarf, or hijab, has triggered daring displays of defiance, in the face … Read more

Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi says he cannot trust Americans, calls sanctions “tyrannical” – 60 Minutes

The United States first placed financial sanctions on Iran back in 1979, during the hostage crisis. For nearly four decades the US State Department has designated Iran as one of the world’s leading state sponsors of terrorism. But the Obama administration, along with five other countries, agreed to billions of dollars in sanctions relief in … Read more

Albania cuts diplomatic ties with Iran over July cyberattack

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania cut diplomatic ties with Iran and expelled the country’s embassy staff over a major cyberattack nearly two months ago that was allegedly carried out by Tehran on Albanian government websites, the prime minister said Wednesday. The move by Albania, a NATO country, was the first known case of a country … Read more

Hezbollah at 40 stronger than ever but has more enemies

BEIRUT (AP) — Forty years since Hezbollah was founded at the height of Israel’s 1982 invasion of Lebanon, the group has morphed from a ragtag organization to the largest and most heavily armed militant group in the Middle East. The Iranian-armed and funded Hezbollah, which has marked the anniversary with ceremonies in its strongholds in … Read more

An Iran nuclear deal revival could dramatically alter oil prices

A gas flare on an oil production platform is seen alongside an Iranian flag in the Gulf. Raheb Homavandi | Reuters The return of the Iran nuclear deal could be imminent — and with it, the return of a lot of oil to international crude markets. Before the US resumed sanctions on Iran after former … Read more

Why Iran is ending its years-long ban on car imports | Automotive Industry News

Tehran, Iran – After more than four years, the first foreign-made cars are expected to be imported into Iran within months, with hopes that the move can help a chaotic market tormented by monopolies and affordability issues. Last week, President Ebrahim Raisi’s cabinet finally approved a bylaw for importing foreign-made road vehicles, more than four … Read more

Russia eyes Iran as sanctions-busting backdoor for oil sales – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article BERLIN — Russia plans to use Iran as a backdoor to circumvent international sanctions over Ukraine if Tehran’s nuclear accord with world powers comes back into force, Western diplomats say. Moscow dispatched teams of trade and finance officials as well as executives from Gazprom and other companies to … Read more