WORLD NEWS AS REPORTED IV

Saudi death squad kills Shia youth during raid in Awamiyah town

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 15:59
Saudi security forces have killed a Shia youth during an attack against the al-Awamiyah town in Saudi Arabia’s Shia-populated Eastern Province.

US new strategy seeks to create complex situation for Iran: Defense minister

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 15:54
Iran's Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami has warned that the US is pursuing its new strategy against Iran by creating a complicated situation for the country.

Hundreds of Pakistani clerics unite to issue fatwa against bombings

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 15:13
Hundreds of Muslim Pakistani clerics have issued an Islamic directive, forbidding suicide bombings as the country has been plagued with violence carried out by several militant outfits.

2nd Test: India staring down the barrel in record chase

TIMES OF INDIA - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 15:08
Faf du Plessis’ 141-ball 48-run grind on Day 4 allowed South Africa to set India a stiff target of 287 - which would be a record 4th innings total for a win - if India manage to chase it down and make the three-match series 1-1 at Supersports Park, Centurion.

Lebanon to ban Spielberg's latest movie over Israel support: Report

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 14:56
Lebanese authorities have recommended a ban on US movie director Steven Spielberg's latest movie reportedly over his support for Israel.

Pope says in 'pain and shame' over church sex scandal in Chile

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 14:29
Pope Francis has finally said he deeply regrets Chilean priests’ involvement in a series of sex crimes against children.

10,000 Daimler workers in Germany strike for higher wage

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 14:19
Some 10,000 workers at German carmaker Daimler AG walked off their shifts for an hour on Tuesday as they sought to persuade employers to give engineering workers around Germany more pay and a shorter working week.

Official: JCPOA lent impetus to oil talks

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 14:00
A senior Iranian energy official said the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in January 16, 2016 accelerated Iran's oil talks with foreign companies.

Iranridex 2018 kicks off in Tehran

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 13:56
The 4th International Exhibition of Iranridex — Motorcycle, Bicycle, Parts, Accessories, Electric and Hybrid Vehicles and Related Equipment — opened in the Iranian capital of Tehran on Tuesday.

France's Peugeot S.A. sold over 444,000 cars in Iran in 2017

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 13:55
Domestic Economy Desk

Oil prices near three-year highs, supported by healthy demand

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 13:55
Brent crude oil shed some of its recent gains on Tuesday, falling nearly $1 a barrel but healthy demand underpinned prices near $70, a level not seen since 2014's market slump.

Rohingya repatriation plan leaves them ‘at risk of further attacks’

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 13:50
Campaigners condemned an agreement to return thousands of persecuted Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar.

Palestinian Central Council calls on PLO to end recognition of Israel

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 13:48
The Palestinian Central Council called on Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) to suspend recognition of Israel in response to US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Beit-ul-Moqaddas as the regime's capital.

Source: India's imports of Iran oil in December highest since March

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 13:46
India's scheduled crude oil loadings from Iran, excluding condensate, an ultra-light oil, were about 550,000 bpd last month — up 78 percent from the previous month and the highest since March, according to a source with knowledge of the country's tanker loading schedule.

Envoy: Iran keen on banking relations with Kyrgyzstan

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 13:44
Iranian businessmen are interested in setting up joint ventures and funds in Kyrgyzstan, but the realization of such ideas is impeded by the absence of banking ties between the two countries, said the Iranian ambassador to Kyrgyzstan.

Forces to get 72k assault rifles & 93,895 carbines

TIMES OF INDIA - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 13:44
Under the proposal, cleared at the meeting chaired by defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman, 72,000 assault rifles and 93,895 carbines will be procured, the sources said.

Analysis: Asia's Iran oil buyers shrug off impact of potential US sanctions

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 13:42
Asian importers of Iranian oil reacted coolly Monday to the possible re-imposition of US sanctions against Tehran later this year after US President Donald Trump on Friday maintained the 120-day waiver, but said it was for the final time and the last chance to rewrite the nuclear deal.

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