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U.S. imposes new sanctions on Iran oil exports, targets Chinese firms
The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on companies it accused of involvement in Iran's petrochemical and petroleum trade, including five based in China, pressuring Tehran as it seeks to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.
The surprising power of internet memes
Is there more to internet memes than meets the eye? The science of these viral mash-ups reveals why they are so effective at spreading ideas and beliefs.
Iran lead negotiator to meet UN nuclear watchdog chief
The head of Iran’s atomic energy agency said on Saturday he will meet next week the chief of the UN’s nuclear watchdog, as attempts to revive the country’s nuclear deal stall.
Palestinian anger at possible UK Jerusalem embassy move
The Palestinians have called a proposal by the UK to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem a "blatant violation of international law".
US trial begins for Trump ally accused of illicit UAE lobbying
Prosecutors say Tom Barrack was involved in a scheme to garner ‘power and money’; the defence denies he acted as a foreign agent.
Mahsa Amini protests: US sanctions Iran’s ‘morality police’
Biden administration sanctions police force over ‘abuse and violence’ against Iranian women and demonstrators.
PM Truss weighs UK embassy move in Israel to Jerusalem
Media reports say Truss informed Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid at the United Nations she is considering the embassy shift from Tel Aviv.
Musk's Starlink broadband company will seek exemption to sanctions so it can cover Iran
The world's richest person has been asked a number of times on Twitter if he can provide the broadband service to Iran. Now he has shared how he plans to do it.
No better offer on the table for Iran - France
France's foreign minister said on Monday that there would not be a better offer for Iran to revive a nuclear deal with world powers and it was up to Tehran to decide now because the window to find a solution was closing.
Biden announces nominee to be new US ambassador to UAE
Strong is a career diplomat, currently serving as the chargé d’affaires, ad interim of the US Embassy in Saudi Arabia.
Florida flies migrants to wealthy Martha's Vineyard
Florida's governor Ron DeSantis is taking credit for sending two planes carrying about 50 migrants to the wealthy island of Martha's Vineyard.
Iran signs memorandum to join Shanghai Cooperation Organisation
As leaders meet in Uzbekistan, the eight-member regional body is poised to add Iran to its ranks.
Concern Grows Around Billionaire Peter Thiel's Period-Tracking App
Peter Thiel, billionaire entrepreneur and top campaign donor has decided to back a "femtech" app called 28, created by the divisive Evie Magazine.
Iran nuclear talks head into deep freeze ahead of midterms
The negotiations to restore the nuclear deal Trump shattered looked to be heading in a good direction. But new demands from Tehran have put it on ice.
Decades after 9/11, Muslims battle plague of Islamophobia in US
Muslims continue to be target of hate, bullying, discrimination, says Council on American-Islamic Relations.
Iran’s latest reply on nuclear deal is a step ‘backward,’ says Blinken
Iran’s latest reply on a nuclear deal is a step “backward,” US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Friday, insisting Washington would not rush to rejoin at any cost.
European powers say ‘serious doubts’ over Iran’s commitment to nuclear deal
European mediators last month appeared to make progress in restoring the 2015 accord as Iran largely agreed to a proposed final text.
US imposes new sanctions on Iran over Albanian cyberattack
US sanctions on Iran’s intelligence ministry come after Albania blamed Iran for the July incident, which Tehran has denied.
Iran says European statement on nuclear talks ‘regrettable’
Germany, France and UK raise ‘serious doubts’ about Iran’s intentions to revive a 2015 nuclear deal, comments rejected by Tehran.
North Korea declares itself a nuclear weapons state
North Korea has passed a law declaring itself to be a nuclear weapons state, according to state news agency KCNA.
IAEA ‘cannot assure’ peaceful nature of Iran nuclear programme
UN’s nuclear watchdog says ‘no progress’ in resolving questions about past presence of nuclear material in three undeclared sites.
Nuclear talks in peril as U.S. calls latest Iran missive a move ‘backwards’
It’s not clear how much longer the two countries will keep trying to revive the 2015 agreement.
Electric cars rekindle transatlantic trade war
Europe is incensed over a generous subsidy encouraging US consumers to ‘Buy American’ when it comes to greener cars.
Israel recalls Morocco envoy over sexual abuse allegations
Israeli foreign ministry said it recalled its ambassador to Morocco over sexual abuse allegations and corruption.
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