Why China is expanding espionage activities in the Middle East

China has hacked multiple public and private sector groups of Israel in an attempt to gain business interests, a local media report said on Tuesday. The Chinese cyberattacks have been doing the same thing in Iran, Saudi Arabia and a variety of other countries. The massive cyberattack appears to be part of a long-term spying … Continue reading Why China is expanding espionage activities in the Middle East

The implications of America’s decision to rejoin Iran deal

Iran will continue to look for targets "not only in Israel but all over the world" if it gets its hands on hundreds of millions of dollars through a renewed nuclear deal, Danny Danon, the former ambassador from Israel to the United Nations, said on Newsmax Monday. Danny Danon "Maybe the administration wanted to send … Continue reading The implications of America’s decision to rejoin Iran deal

Amnesty: Iran’s Raisi should face trial for crimes against humanity

'That Ebrahim Raisi has risen to the presidency instead of being investigated for the crimes against humanity of murder, enforced disappearance and torture, is a grim reminder that impunity reigns supreme in Iran,' says Amnesty International. Ebrahim Raisi Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said Ebrahim Raisi's election as Iran's new president was a blow for … Continue reading Amnesty: Iran’s Raisi should face trial for crimes against humanity

NO-WAY-IRAN: UK protests new charges against Zaghari-Ratcliffe

New charges of "propaganda against the system" made by Iran against British-Iranian national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a week after she finished serving a five-year sentence, are "unacceptable", Britain says. It is unacceptable that Iran was pursuing a second case against British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, British foreign minister Dominic Raab has said. "It is unacceptable that … Continue reading NO-WAY-IRAN: UK protests new charges against Zaghari-Ratcliffe

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Iran and Iraq reach agreement on how to release trapped funds

Iran has secured a trade agreement with Iraq that will enable it to access funds trapped in Baghdad because of US sanctions, the state-run Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported. Abdolnaser Hemmati, head of the Central Bank of Iran, visited Baghdad on Monday to finalize the deal, which allows Iran to use accumulated payments from … Continue reading Iran and Iraq reach agreement on how to release trapped funds

US sanctions Chinese logistics firm for working with Iranian Airline

The United States introduced sanctions against a Chinese logistics company for providing services to Iran's Mahan Air, the Treasury Department announced in a statement on Tuesday. "Today, the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is designating China-based Shanghai Saint Logistics Limited for acting as a general sales agent (GSA) for … Continue reading US sanctions Chinese logistics firm for working with Iranian Airline

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COVID-19 updates from India, Iran and Singapore

Noted Indian Scholar, Leading Expert on Russia Dies of Coronavirus at 68 Professor Hari Vasudevan, who died on Saturday night, was involved in projects on Indo-Russian relations and the Radiating Globalities project initiated by Gayatri Spivak of Columbia University (New York). At Observer Research Foundation (ORF), he was evaluating the overlap between the Look East … Continue reading COVID-19 updates from India, Iran and Singapore

Magnitude 5.7 earthquake kills 8 in Turkey

Eight people died and others were stuck under collapsed buildings in southeastern Turkey on Sunday after a magnitude-5.7 earthquake struck near the border with Iran, the Turkish government said as teams dug through rubble in nearby villages. Three of those killed were children and 21 people were injured, including eight critically, Turkey’s health ministry said. … Continue reading Magnitude 5.7 earthquake kills 8 in Turkey

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Iran joins list of countries affected by coronavirus

Iran on Wednesday confirmed that two persons in the country had tested positive to the Covid 19 virus, which emerged from Wuhan, China. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to about 75,209, more than 74,000 of them coming from China. AFP quoted Kianoush Jahanpour, spokesperson for the country’s health ministry, as saying that the … Continue reading Iran joins list of countries affected by coronavirus

U.S. killing of Military General was wrongly planned – Foreign Minister

The U.S. killing of a top Iranian general was a miscalculation that has had the effect of bolstering support in Iraq for the removal of American troops, a longtime goal of Tehran, Iran's foreign minister said Friday. The U.S. killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani in a Jan. 3 drone strike as the commander of Iran's expeditionary … Continue reading U.S. killing of Military General was wrongly planned – Foreign Minister