Oil jumps as OPEC signals continued cuts and US threatens Iran

2019-05-20 07:40

Oil started the week strongly after Saudi Arabia and other OPEC+ members signaled intentions to keep supplies constrained for the rest of the year, while US tensions with Iran ratcheted up.

Trump says Iran will 'suffer greatly' if US is provoked

2019-05-13 21:56

United States President Donald Trump warned Iran against a military provocation and said the country "will suffer greatly" if hostilities break out with the US.

Russia's Lavrov to hold talks with Zarif on May 8

2019-05-07 21:38

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif in Moscow on Wednesday, the Russian foreign ministry says.

As bad as war? Trump steps seen deepening Iran's economic pain

2019-04-30 07:34

In the 40 years of Iran’s Islamic Republic, 2019 is shaping up to be among the worst for an economy that’s weathered wars, sanctions and oil slumps.

Russia won't immediately raise oil output after Iran waivers end

2019-04-27 16:34

Russia will not immediately raise oil output after the United States ends sanctions waivers for buyers of Iranian crude in May, President Vladimir Putin said Saturday.

Oil extends rally as US ends waivers allowing Iranian imports

2019-04-23 09:09

Oil extended gains after leaping to a six-month high on Monday as the US said it’ll no longer give any buyer of Iranian crude a waiver from sanctions aimed at cutting the OPEC producer’s exports to zero.

Iran leader says Iraq should demand US withdraw troops

2019-04-07 18:30

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has called on Iraq to demand US troops leave "as soon as possible" during a meeting with the Iraqi prime minister in Tehran.

Iran floods death toll reaches 70

2019-04-06 12:14

Floods in Iran since March have killed 70 people, the head of the emergency services has said, according to the official IRNA News Agency.

Iranian couple arrested for getting engaged in front of a crowd in shopping mall

2019-03-12 11:22

A young Iranian couple have been arrested for hugging in public.

Are the Hawks targeting Ramaphosa with MTN case?

2019-02-18 08:05

President Cyril Ramaphosa's hardcore anti-corruption stance will soon be tested as a case involving alleged bribery during his reign as MTN chairperson heads to court, writes Adriaan Basson.


Trump denies planning to send 120 000 troops to counter Iran

2019-05-14 22:14

President Donald Trump has rejected a report that he is considering sending 120 000 troops to counter Iran, but didn't rule out sending "a hell of a lot more" soldiers in the future.

Trump tax returns | Sanctions on Iran: WATCH the top World news videos for today

2019-05-09 07:25

NY Senate OKs releasing Trump state tax return | Trump administration slaps new sanctions on Iran's industrial metals; here are the top World news videos for today. WATCH.

Oil rebounds from five-week low as US issues warning to Iran

2019-05-06 15:35

US crude pared losses from tumbling to almost $60 a barrel after President Donald Trump threw trade talks between the world’s two largest economies into disarray with a threat to raise tariffs on Chinese imports.

Crude wavers as world awaits Iran sanctions and supply impact

2019-04-29 20:49

Crude flipped between gains and losses as investors await the impact of coming disruptions on Iranian oil.

Iran talks war | Vaccination hearing brings huge crowds: WATCH the top World news videos for today

2019-04-25 07:30

Trump doesn't want war, but could be lured: Iran's Zarif | California hearing on vaccination law draws crowds; here are the top World news videos for today. WATCH.

Floods force evacuation of hospital in southwest Iran

2019-04-08 17:45

Iranian authorities on Monday evacuated patients from a hospital threatened by floodwaters in the southwestern city of Ahvaz, the semi-official news agency ISNA reported.

Iran floods: Mass evacuations amid fresh flood warnings

2019-04-07 13:21

Fresh flooding may affect 400 000 people in southern Iran, officials say, after 70 people were killed by rising waters.

Iran puts death toll from flooding at 62

2019-04-03 22:49

Iranian media are reporting that the number of deaths from recent flooding has risen to 62, up from 57 the day before.

UK makes move to ban membership in Hezbollah

2019-02-26 05:21

Britain's government says that Hezbollah and two other groups will be banned as he accused the organisation of destabilising the fragile situation in the Middle East.

Merkel defends Iran deal, multilateralism but Pence resists

2019-02-17 12:38

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has robustly defended European powers' decision to stand by the Iran nuclear deal but US Vice President Mike Pence promptly accused Europe of once again undermining the United States

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