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The UN Security Council has strongly condemned an attack on the Saudi embassy in Tehran by protesters angry over the execution of a prominent Shi'ite cleric.

Iranian president concerned about disappearing lake

2014-02-20 12:16

Iran's new president, Hassan Rouhani, is concerned about saving the country's biggest lake and preventing it from disappearing completely.

Obama, Putin angle for leverage

2012-06-18 15:25

US President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin need one another, an uncomfortable truth for both.

SA faces Iran oil sanctions deadline

2012-05-11 09:43

South Africa has less than seven weeks to "significantly reduce" its oil exports from Iran, or face possible US sanctions and an oil shortage, reports a newspaper.

Shell scrambles to pay Iran oil bill

2012-03-26 11:44

Oil giant Shell is battling to pay off $1bn owed to Iran because EU and US sanctions make it almost impossible to process payments, industry sources have said.

Group pressures firms to exit Iran

2012-02-19 13:13

Corporate heavyweights MTN and Sasol this week faced immense global pressure to quit troubled Iran as war talk and brinkmanship reached fever pitch.

Obama signs order freezing Iran assets

2012-02-06 17:53

An executive order imposing stricter sanctions against Iran has been signed by US President Barack Obama.

SA prepares for 'worst case' on Iran

2012-01-25 16:04

The government is assessing the possibility of cuts to its oil imports in the wake of tough new US and EU sanctions against Tehran.


Iran hopes for investment boom

2014-06-25 15:39

Firms in Iran are hoping to welcome foreign investors soon with the prospect of a diplomatic breakthrough in the background.

Israel warns of Syria weapons hit

2013-01-27 22:00

Israeli officials warn that the transfer of Syria's chemical weapons to Hezbollah could trigger an attack, while Israel's premier warned of dangers from both Syria and Iran.

MTN investigations gear up

2012-06-10 15:29

While MTN cooperates with the Hawks in any inquiry into allegations of bribery, its own probe into the acquisition of its licence in Iran continues.

China insurer to stop Iranian tanker cover

2012-04-05 11:11

A key Chinese ship insurer will halt cover for tankers carrying Iranian oil from July, dealing a blow against Tehran's main export.

Canada, UN to probe SA-Iran deals

2012-03-18 12:53

Canada and the United Nations are set to probe South Africa's role in busting sanctions against Iran.

Iran tensions push up Brent crude

2012-02-16 11:24

The price of Brent crude rose above $119 as worries grew about supply disruptions from the Middle East.

SA denies MTN influence on Iran

2012-02-03 11:46

The government has refuted claims by an MTN rival that the mobile operator pressured it into backing Iran's nuclear programme when it bid for a licence.

EU Iran embargo pushes up oil

2012-01-23 15:11

Oil prices rose to near $111 a barrel after the European Union agreed to a staggered ban on oil imports from Iran, prompting threats from Tehran.

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