Friday, 27 May, 2022

Topic: Iran

US needs oil, and Iran needs end to sanctions, but they still can’t agree on nuclear deal

In principle, the deal couldn’t be easier. America needs Iran’s oil and gas to help wean the world off Russian hydrocarbons. Iran needs an end to sanctions that have hurt its economy.

Do sanctions work? Lessons from Russia, Iran and US ‘War on Terror’

MNCs are pulling out of Russia, taking their services and jobs with them. People are seeing their livelihoods eroded. But do these measures work?

Iranian ambassador to UK ‘removed’ over ‘norm-breaking’ hijab incident

Local media has said that Mohsen Baharvand returned to Tehran after video of an embassy event showed women without head scarves.

Covid-19: Emergency in Canada capital over truckers’ protest, South Korea hits 1 million cases

ThePrint brings you some important global stories on the coronavirus pandemic.

If there’s a poster child for a govt’s poor Covid response anywhere in the world, it’s Iran

Iran's Covid infection rates were among the highest in the world. It has had five death waves, but vaccine hesitancy is still high.

Iran FM to visit India next week, talks on Afghanistan, crude oil & Chabahar on agenda

This will be Iran Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian’s maiden visit to India since taking over in August. But he has been in regular touch with EAM Jaishankar.

Afghanistan emerging as a deep security hole. Can Iran’s revolutionary generals see it?

Iran's large but suppressed democratic constituencies are gravely dismayed by losing a key democratic ally and inspiration.

‘Correct mistake’: China tells US to take responsibility for Iran nuclear deal

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that Beijing firmly opposes the 'illegal unilateral sanction' and withstand the 'gross interference' in Iran's internal affairs by the US.

What Joe Biden can learn from Trump’s Iran policy

If the Iranian regime’s leaders believe they face only economic consequences for their predations, then they will continue to test America’s resolve.

As Syria begins normalising relations with neighbours, a look back at bloody 10-year conflict

Syrian civil war has killed over 4 lakh people. Secy of State Antony Blinken has said US does not support efforts to ‘normalise relations’ with Bashar al-Assad’s regime.

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Shoppers walk through a market in the Charminar area in Hyderabad | Representational image | Bloomberg

Wider reopening from pandemic, strong demand takes India past inflation for now

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das, who is due to lead a meeting of the policy panel next month, has signalled more tightening to keep inflation from denting household spending power.


NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.