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New Trump sanctions on Iran take effect

US President Donald Trump warned countries against doing business with Iran on Tuesday as he hailed the "most biting sanctions ever imposed," triggering a mix of anger, fear and defiance in Tehran.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/7 22:08:40

Turkey in tight situation as US reinstates sanctions on Iran

The United States reimposed economic sanctions against Iran on Monday, a move that not only pressures Tehran's nuclear program but also puts Turkey in a tight situation.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/7 18:57:50

Saudi Arabian Airlines suspends flights between Canada's Toronto

Saudi Arabian national carrier airline announced on Monday to suspend flights to and from the Canadian city of Toronto from next Monday, Saudi Press Agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/7 18:53:36

Iran's president says U.S. to "regret" for re-imposing sanctions

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Monday that the Iranians would make the United States regret for re-imposing sanctions against the Islamic republic.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/7 9:50:32

Canada-Saudi Arabia ties worsening

Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland on Monday said Canada isn't backing down from its position that leads to diplomatic dispute with Saudi Arabia.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/7 8:43:38

US re-imposes sanctions on Iran despite global outcry

Despite global outcry, the White House on Monday vowed to re-impose and fully enforce sanctions on Iran lifted under the Iran nuclear deal.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/7 8:40:02

UN continues to encourage support for Iran nuclear deal

The United Nations continues to encourage support for all governments for the Iran nuclear deal, a UN spokesperson said Monday, after Washington vowed to re-impose sanctions on Iran lifted under the deal.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/7 7:36:26

EU, France, Germany, UK to keep economic ties with Iran despite looming US sanctions

With the United States set to reimpose sanctions against Iran from Monday, the European Union (EU) and three of its heavyweight members, Britain, France and Germany, said they would maintain economic ties with Tehran.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/7 7:31:13

IS threatens to take revenge on Georgia: reports

The Islamic State (IS) militants have threatened to take revenge for the group's members killed by Georgian law enforcers during last year's anti-terrorist operation here, according to local media reports Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/7 7:27:50

UAE voices solidarity with Saudi Arabia against "foreign interference"

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday expressed its "absolute rejection" to any interference in the internal affairs of Saudi Arabia, UAE state news agency WAM reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/7 7:23:13

Iran's president says US to "regret" for re-imposing sanctions

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Monday that the Iranians would make the United States regret for re-imposing sanctions against the Islamic republic.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/7 7:22:11

US re-imposes Iran sanctions lifted under nuclear deal

The United States would re-impose sanctions on Iran that had been suspended under a landmark 2015 nuclear deal, the Trump administration said on Monday, in a bid to ratchet up pressure on Tehran.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/7 7:21:47

US softens rhetoric on Iran after sanctions to advance coercive diplomacy for more comprehensive deal

The United States on Monday managed to strike a more moderate tone toward Iran after it announced to sanction the country on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/7 7:18:37

Iranian pride

A woman walks in front of a mural depicting the Iranian flag, in the capital Tehran on Monday. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Monday that the leaders of the US, Saudi Arabia and Israel were isolated in their hostility toward Iran. “Today, the entire world has declared they are not in line with US policies against Iran,” Zarif said in a speech.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/6 22:53:39

UAE criticizes EU for being "unjust" over airstrikes in Yemen's Hodeidah

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) top diplomat on Sunday criticized the EU for being "unjust" in describing the situation in Yemen's Red Sea port city of Hodeidah.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/6 8:37:28

Iran condemns assassination attempt of Venezuelan president

Iran's Foreign Ministry on Sunday condemned the assassination attempt of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/6 8:35:38

Libyan eastern parliament urges UN support for economy, security

Libya's eastern-based parliament on Sunday urged the United Nations to support Libya's economy and security beyond its political affairs.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/6 8:29:12

IS executes one hostage in Syria province

The Islamic State jihadist group has executed one of dozens of Druze hostages abducted from Syria's southern province of Sweida last week, a journalist in the area and a monitor said Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/5 22:28:39