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China player's 'extra-marital affairs' caused team to lose against Iran, says angry wife.

The wife of a Chinese player gave her husband a red card on Wednesday for playing away, claiming that spending too much time with his mistress led to his embarrassing gaffe in a crucial World Cup qualifier. Jiang Zhipeng, a Guangzhou R&F club left-back, had a disastrous performance in Tehran against Iran on Tuesday, where ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Top US commander: Iran poses greatest global threat, demands tougher action.

Thomson Reuters Iran poses the "most significant threat" in the Middle East, where its nefarious activities and support for terror organizations have grown since the announcement of the landmark nuclear agreement, according to the top U.S. military commander in the region. The United States has "not seen any improvement in ...

- Business Insider - US

Four Syrian towns reach evacuation deals between pro-government and rebel forces.

The complicated deal has been brokered by Qatar and Iran. But critics have described it as purposeful displacement aimed at weakening opponents to the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Iran rejects having ties with 'terror cell" in Bahrain.

Iran rejects having ties with 'terror cell" in Bahrain...

- MENAFN - JO

Shares of Turkey's Halkbank sink after executive arrested in U.S.

Shares of Turkish state lender Halkbank were heading on Wednesday for their biggest one-day fall after U.S. prosecutors charged a senior executive with participating in a multi-year scheme to violate sanctions against Iran. Halkbank , Turkey's fifth-largest listed bank by assets, confirmed Deputy General Manager Mehmet ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Iran committed to swathing to trading in national currencie with Russia.

- Today.Az - AZ

Putin, Rouhani discuss legal status of Caspian Sea.

- Today.Az - AZ

Iran sees rise in inflation rate.

- Today.Az - AZ

Iran committed to swathing to trading in national currencie with Russia.

Iran and Russia are preparing to switch to the national currencies in mutual trade in the near future, Iran's Central Bank Chief Valiollah Seif said.

- AzerNews - AZ

Reuters: EU decides against provisional duties on hot-rolled steel.

The European Commission has decided it will not impose provisional duties on hot-rolled steel from Brazil, Iran, Russia, Serbia, and Ukraine, but could still find the countries have breached rules on unfair competition, industry sources said on Wednesday, March 29, according to Reuters.

- UNIAN - UA

Turkey's Halkbank executive detained and charged in US.

Halkbank says one of its senior executives has been charged on allegations of illegal transactions involving Iran.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Why Trump May Escalate In Yemen

General Mattis wants an early chance to roll back Iranian gains in the region, and despite the risks, Yemen seems like a tempting place to start.

- The American Interest - US

6 elements of a strategy to push back on Iran's hegemonic ambitions

Iran is posing a comprehensive challenge to the interests of the United States and its allies and partners in the Middle East. Over the past four decades, it has managed to establish an arc of influence' that stretches from Lebanon and Syria in the Levant, to Iraq and Bahrain on the Gulf, to Yemen on

- Brookings - US

Trump ally Giuliani hired for case touching Turkey, Iran

New York's permanent nexus of big money and major criminal cases now becomes part of a broader landscape of presidential and world politics.

- Newsday - US

Halkbank says Turkish government working on issue of executive's U.S. detention

ISTANBUL - Shares in Turkish state lender Halkbank plunged as much as 16 percent on Wednesday after U.S. prosecutors charged one of its senior executives with participating in a multi-year scheme to violate U.S. sanctions against Iran.

- Reuters - US

After energy agreement, Iran sees growing trade with Russia

Boasting that it's a result of a multilateral nuclear deal, OPEC-member Iran said its trade volume with oil-rich Russia could pass the $10 billion mark.

- UPI - US

Shocking video of racist man shouting 'Donald Trump is in your house' at Iranians on NY subway

The man threatened to kill the couple, calling them 'terrorists'.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Arrest of Turkish banker in US for violating Iran sanctions adds to Turkey-US diplomatic woes

Turkish foreign minister plans on raising the issue when Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visits the country this week.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

On display at Arab Summit: division and declining influence

Arab leaders are gathered in Jordan, but the region's main movers and shakers – Iran, Russia, and Turkey – are absent, a telling sign that the Arab League's influence over events and its own citizens has waned.

- Christian Science Monitor - US

Iranians, engines of U.S. university research, wait in limbo

Hundreds of Iranian students already accepted into U.S. graduate programs may not be able to come next fall because of the uncertainty surrounding President Donald Trump's proposed travel ban, potentially derailing research projects and leaving some science programs scrambling to find new students....

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Turkey is going to discuss extraditing US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen with Rex Tillerson

REUTERS/Kevin LamarqueISTANBUL - Turkey will discuss Syria and the extradition of U.S.-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen, blamed for a failed coup last July, with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson when he visits Ankara this week, Turkey's foreign minister said on Wednesday. In an interview with broadcaster TRT Haber, ...

- Business Insider - US

U.S. fines Turkish banker in Iran sanctions probe

U.S. fines Turkish banker in Iran sanctions probe...

- MENAFN - JO

Pakistan's duplicity angering Iran, Saudi Arabia, say sources

UAE: Pakistan is pursuing a two-faced policy of trying to befriend Iran while simultaneously maintaining close ties with Saudi Arabia, according to informed sources and in the process is angering both Iran and Saudi Arabia.As proof of this policy, the Pakistani Government officially announced that former Chief of Army Staff ...

- Sify - IN

Halkbank shares slump as much as 16 percent after executive's arrest

ISTANBUL - Shares in Turkey's Halkbank tumbled as much as 16 percent on Wednesday, after U.S. prosecutors charged one of its senior executives with participating in a multi-year scheme to violate U.S. sanctions against Iran.

- Yahoo! News - US

Halkbank says Turkish government working on issue of executive's U.S. detention

Shares in Turkish state lender Halkbank plunged as much as 16 percent on Wednesday after U.S. prosecutors charged one of its senior executives with participating in a multi-year scheme to violate U.S. sanctions against Iran. Halkbank confirmed Mehmet Hakan Atilla, its deputy general manager, had been detained in the United ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Turkey's Halkbank bonds fall as much as 0.7 cent after dep CEO arrest

Dollar bonds from Turkey's Halkbank fell as much as 0.7 cent across the curve on Wednesday, extending losses after the company's deputy chief executive was charged in New York with participating in a scheme violating sanctions on Iran. The 2019 issue slipped 0.66 cent. Mehmet Hakan Atilla is accused of conspiring with ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Halkbank says Turkish government working on issue of executive's U.S. detention

Shares in Turkish state lender Halkbank plunged as much as 16 percent on Wednesday after U.S. prosecutors charged one of its senior executives with participating in a multi-year scheme to violate U.S. sanctions against Iran. Halkbank confirmed Mehmet Hakan Atilla, its deputy general manager, had been detained in the United ...

- Yahoo! News Finance - US

Turkish banker arrested in US on charges of violating Iran sanctions

A senior official at a state-owned Turkish bank has been detained in the United States on charges of helping Iran violate U.S. sanctions against the country, the bank said Wednesday

- The Daily Star - LB

The View from Congress: U.S. Policy on Iran

The following is an excerpt from Mr. Singh's prepared remarks. Download the PDF to read his full testimony.  Speculation regarding the new U.S. administration's policy toward Iran often begins with the question of whether it will keep or scrap the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, as the nuclear deal between Iran and the ...

- The Washington Institute - US

The Worst Decision Ronald Reagan Ever Made

Did Ronald Reagan authorize selling arms to Iran while still recovering from major surgery in 1985?

- OZY - US

US accuses Turkish banker over Iran sanctions

Halk Bank deputy chief executive accused of helping move gold to Tehran

- Financial Times - US

Iran steps up support for Shiite ally in Yemen proxy war

Iran is sending advanced weapons and military advisers to Yemen's rebel Houthi movement, stepping up support for its Shiite ally in a civil war whose outcome could sway the balance of power in the Middle East, regional and Western sources say. Iran's enemy Saudi Arabia is leading a Sunni Arab coalition fighting the Houthis ...

- The Japan Times - JP

U.S. may deepen effort against Iran-allied rebels in Yemen

The United States is considering deepening its role in Yemen's conflict by more directly aiding its Persian Gulf allies battling Iran-aligned Houthi rebels, officials say, potentially relaxing a U.S. policy that limited American support. The review of potential new U.S. assistance, which includes intelligence support, would ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Halkbank says Turkish government working on issue of executive's U.S. detention

U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday charged Mehmet Hakan Atilla, a deputy general manager at Halkbank, with participating in a multi-year scheme to violate U.S. sanctions against Iran, escalating a case that has added to tensions between the United States and Turkey. Atilla is accused of conspiring with Turkish-Iranian gold trader ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Iranians, engines of US university research, wait in limbo

BOSTON " Hundreds of Iranian students already accepted into U.S. graduate programs may not be able to come next fall because of the uncertainty surrounding President Donald Trump's proposed travel ban, potentially derailing research...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

China telecom firm ZTE removed from U.S. trade blacklist

The U.S. Department of Commerce will remove Chinese telecommunications equipment maker ZTE Corp from a trade blacklist on Wednesday after the company pleaded guilty to violating sanctions on Iran and agreed to pay nearly $900 million, the agency said in a notice. Removal from the list marks the end of a tense period for ...

- Yahoo! News Finance - US

Iranians, engines of US university research, wait in limbo

BOSTON — Hundreds of Iranian students already accepted into U.S. graduate programs may not be able to come next fall because of the...

- Townhall.com - US

Iranians, engines of US university research, wait in limbo

Hundreds of Iranian students already accepted into U.S. graduate programs may not be able to come next fall because of the uncertainty surrounding President Donald Trump's proposed travel ban, potentially derailing research projects and leaving some science programs scrambling to find new students.

- WRAL.com - US

U.S. strategy toward Iran

Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for inviting me to address the Senate Foreign Relations Committee today on a matter of considerable import: the bipartisan legislation to counter Iran's destabilizing activities.  As well as imposing sanctions on the IRGC for the organization's involvement in terrorism, and on individuals involved ...

- Brookings - US

Iranians, engines of US university research, wait in limbo

BOSTON — Hundreds of Iranian students already accepted into U.S. graduate programs may not be able to come next fall because of the uncertainty surrounding President Donald Trump's proposed travel ban, potentially derailing research projects and leaving some science…

- Billings Gazette - US

The Russia Scandal Has Reached the Trump Family

These have been a choice few days for aficionados of scandal. Washington hasn’t seen their like since the heyday of Whitewater, Iran-contra, and Watergate—in other words for nearly two decades. And in many ways “Kremlin-gate,” the burgeoning scandal over Team Trump’s connections to Russia, is ...

- The Council on Foreign Relations - US

Russia and Iran Vow Partnership in Syria

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani signed bilateral agreements with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin Tuesday during his first visit to Moscow. The two leaders affirmed their commitment to peace in Syria, where they have both backed president Bashar al-Assad, as well as introducing new economic cooperation mostly in ...

- Voice of America - US

IS Threatens Iran in Persian Language Video

Islamic State has issued a video threatening Iran and promising to conquer the country soon. The 36-minute, Persian-language video is aimed at Iran's Sunni Muslim minority and accuses Tehran of persecuting them. But analysts said the intention behind the video released late Monday may be a desperate effort to show that IS, ...

- Voice of America - US

Croatia Urged to Give Asylum to Iranian Christians

Activists and representatives of the Croatian Baptist Church are urging the state not to deport Christian asylum-seekers to Iran, saying they could face serious consequences because of their religion.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Pakistan hunting with the fox and running with the hare

, Mar. 29 : Pakistan is pursuing a two faced policy of trying to befriend Iran and at the same time maintaining close ties with Saudi Arabia, according to informed sources and in the process is angering both Iran and Saudi Arabia.As proof of the two faced policy, the Pakistani Government officially announced that former ...

- Sify - IN

Iran all set to step up military support for Yemen militias, warns analysts

Iran using its proxy forces to alter balance of power in region, analysts say

- GulfNews - AE

Nicaragua and Israel reestablishing diplomatic relations

Nicaragua and Israel will reestablish diplomatic relations after they were suspended in 2010. Nicaragua has been closely aligned with Iran and usually votes against Israel in diplomatic forums such as the UN.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Russia and Iran Vow Partnership in Syria

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani signed bilateral agreements with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin Tuesday during his first visit to Moscow.The two leaders affirmed their commitment to peace in Syria, where they have both backed president Bashar al-Assad, as well as introducing new economic co...

- The Chosun Ilbo - KR

Putin, Rouhani hold 'intensive' talks in Moscow

Iran's president, who is on a two-day trip to Moscow, holds important' meetings with Russia's president and prime minister.

- Al-Monitor - EG

Can Iran avoid looming banking crisis?

In Iran, debate on how to avoid a looming banking crisis reaches fever pitch, with the future structure of the Central Bank of Iran becoming a battlefield between the government and its conservative opponents.

- Al-Monitor - EG

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