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‘Mysterious’ Blast Targets Iranian Tanker in Red Sea

‘Mysterious’ Blast Targets Iranian Tanker in Red Sea

Iran fueled massive speculation on Friday when its media reported that one of its oil tankers was targeted by suspected missiles while sailing in the Red Sea. Oil prices surged more than 2 percent on the news, which raised fresh concerns about Middle East supply with tensions still high after las

Iranian Tanker Hit by Blast in Red Sea

Iranian Tanker Hit by Blast in Red Sea

An Iranian tanker traveling through the Red Sea was hit by a blast, causing oil to leak, the National Iranian Tanker Company that owns the ship said Friday. It said the hull of the SABITI suffered an explosion. "All the ship's crew are safe and the ship is stable too," said NITC, stating those

IRGC Pushes for Reducing Presidential Authority over Government Formation

Iran’s decision-making elite, especially the Revolutionary Guards, are preparing to amend the government formation law ahead of upcoming presidential elections, well-informed sources told Asharq Al-Awsat. The move primarily aims to split government portfolios among presidential candidates and to

Iran Confirms Arrest of Russian Journalist

Iran Confirms Arrest of Russian Journalist

Iran has confirmed the arrest last week in Tehran of a Russian journalist, saying the case was a matter of a visa violation. Government spokesman Ali Rabiei told reporters that Yulia Yuzik's case is under "quick review" by authorities and wasn't related to matters concerning the "counter-espionag

Khamenei’s Representative in IRGC: US Seeking to Destroy PMF

Khamenei’s Representative in IRGC: US Seeking to Destroy PMF

Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s representative in the Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Abdullah Haji Sadeghi has described recent developments in Iraq as a “real war” with the United States. Sadeghi said Sunday that Washington was seeking to eliminate Iraq's Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF). D

Iran Says Chinese State Oil Firm Pulls Out From $5b Deal

Iran Says Chinese State Oil Firm Pulls Out From $5b Deal

China's state oil company has pulled out of a $5 billion deal to develop a portion of Iran's massive offshore natural gas field, Iran's oil minister said Sunday. The South Pars field deal, struck in the wake of Iran's 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, appears to be just the latest business cas

Iran Slams French Call for Release of Detained Scholar

Iran Slams French Call for Release of Detained Scholar

Iran said Friday that France's call for it to release a detained French-Iranian scholar was an “unacceptable interference” in its internal affairs and would not help resolve the issue. France's foreign ministry on Thursday demanded Iran release dual national Fariba Adelkhah, a senior research fel

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