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Iran says 200,000 took to streets in anti-government protests

11 November, 2019 11:55 am 11:55 am

GENEVA (Reuters) – Iran gave a glimpse on Wednesday into the scale of what may have been the biggest anti-government protests in the 40-year history of the Islamic Republic, with an official saying 200,000 people had taken part and a lawmaker saying 7,000 were arrested. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in his strongest remarks since … Read More


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‘Turkey should scrap Russian missile system or face US sanctions’

11 November, 2019 10:33 am 10:33 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US is very upset about Turkey’s purchase of Russian missile defence systems and could impose sanctions on Ankara if it does not “get rid” of them, White House National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien said. “Turkey will feel the impact of those sanctions,” O’Brien told CBS’s “Face the Nation” in an interview, … Read More


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Huawei’s first-half revenue growth accelerates despite US sanctions

07 July, 2019 2:18 pm 2:18 pm

HONG KONG/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s Huawei Technologies said on Tuesday revenue in the first half of the year grew 23.2% – faster than a year ago – despite an intense US campaign against it that ultimately became a trade ban from mid-May. Unlisted Huawei, which only started disclosing quarterly results this year, said revenue in … Read More


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Oil hits 2019 highs on OPEC cuts, US sanctions

02 February, 2019 10:35 am 10:35 am

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Brent crude oil prices hit 2019 highs above $65 per barrel on Friday, spurred by US sanctions against Venezuela and Iran as well as OPEC-led supply cuts. Brent rose as high as $65.10, pushing past the $65 mark for the first time this year, before edging back to $64.97 a barrel by … Read More


Pakistan exempted from US sanctions on ‘particularly concern list’

12 December, 2018 6:01 pm 6:01 pm

WASHINGTON (92 News) – The Trump administration has exempted Pakistan from sanctions that affect the countries added to the US ‘particularly concern list’ that violate religious freedom. Following strong protest by Pakistan, the US has announced not to put sanctions on Pakistan and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo waived sanctions in the US national … Read More


US sanctions Russian, Chinese tech firms over funds for North Korea

09 September, 2018 10:15 am 10:15 am

WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) – The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on a China-based tech firm, its North Korean CEO and a Russian subsidiary, accusing them of moving illicit funding to North Korea in violation of U.S. sanctions. The new sanctions target China-based Yanbian Silverstar Network Technology Co, its North Korean chief executive Jong Song Hwa, … Read More


Oil firm as Iran sanctions loom, but US seeks to prevent supply shortfall

09 September, 2018 9:03 am 9:03 am

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Oil was steady on Tuesday, supported by looming US sanctions against Iran’s petroleum industry. But prices were capped by signs that increased supplies by other major producers, including the United States and Saudi Arabia, could make up for the disruptions from Iran. US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures CLc1 were at … Read More


Oil markets tread water ahead of renewed US sanctions against Iran

08 August, 2018 8:19 am 8:19 am

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Oil markets started cautiously on Tuesday, as many traders in Asia were reluctant to take on new positions ahead of the introduction of US sanctions against major crude exporter Iran. Spot Brent crude oil futures LCOc1 were at $73.74 per barrel at 0100 GMT on Tuesday, down 1 cent from their last … Read More