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  • ISTANBUL, Feb 23- Iran said on Thursday an increase in oil prices to more than $55 per barrel was not in the interest of OPEC as it would lead to a rise in output by non- OPEC producers, the semi-official Fars news agency reported. "If oil prices specifically surge over $55 or $60 per barrel, non- OPEC producers will increase their crude production to benefit the most from...

  • The United States should expect a "strong slap in the face" if it underestimates Iran's defensive capabilities, a commander of the elite Revolutionary Guards says, as Tehran concludes war games. Mexico reacts with anger to what one official calls "hostile" new U.S. immigration guidelines as senior Trump administration envoys begin arriving in Mexico City for...

  • The United States should expect a "strong slap in the face" if it underestimates Iran's defensive capabilities, a commander of the elite Revolutionary Guards says, as Tehran concludes war games. The White House has pushed back the release of a new executive order to replace the directive suspending travel to the United States by citizens of seven mostly Muslim...

  • The United States should expect a "strong slap in the face" if it underestimates Iran's defensive capabilities, a commander of the elite Revolutionary Guards says, as Tehran concludes war games. The White House has pushed back the release of a new executive order to replace the directive suspending travel to the United States by citizens of seven mostly Muslim...

  • The United States should expect a "strong slap in the face" if it underestimates Iran's defensive capabilities, a commander of the elite Revolutionary Guards says, as Tehran concludes war games. The United States is likely to refrain from suggesting major changes to its trading arrangement with Canada, according to a majority of economists polled by Reuters.

  • The United States should expect a "strong slap in the face" if it underestimates Iran's defensive capabilities, a commander of the elite Revolutionary Guards says, as Tehran concludes war games. Mexico will not accept new "unilateral" U.S. immigration proposals and will not hesitate to approach the United Nations to defend immigrants, Foreign Minister Luis...

  • Muslim women pray during a protest in Copley Square in Boston on Jan. 29, 2017.  Thousands gathered to protest President Donald Trump's executive order banning people from several predominantly Muslim countries from entering the country

    Trump's immigration ban has blocked more than 16,600 students from coming to the US.

  • *OPEC says 90 percent of oil output cuts made in January. *OPEC wants compliance with cuts even higher- Sec-Gen. OPEC Secretary General Mohammad Barkindo told an industry conference in London that January data showed conformity from participating OPEC nations with output curbs had been above 90 percent and oil inventories would decline further this year.

  • *OPEC says 90 percent of oil output cuts made in January. *OPEC wants compliance with cuts even higher- Sec-Gen. NEW YORK, Feb 21- Oil prices rose about 2 percent to near three-week highs on Tuesday after OPEC said it was sticking to its agreement to cut production and hoped compliance with the deal would be even higher as it expects other producers join its efforts to...

  • *OPEC says 90 percent of oil output cuts made in January. *OPEC wants compliance with cuts even higher- Sec-Gen. NEW YORK, Feb 21- Oil prices rose about 2 percent to near three-week highs on Tuesday after OPEC said it was sticking to its agreement to cut production and hoped compliance with the deal would be even higher as it expects other producers join its efforts to...

  • Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs, Adel al-Jubeir talks about security and protecting the Middle Eastern country’s citizens from threats such as Iran.

  • Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs, Adel al-Jubeir explains why he believes the greatest threats to regional stability are terrorism and Iran’s “aggressive” policies.

  • ABU DHABI, Feb 20- Russia hopes to get around European Union sanctions by reaching a deal with Iran for the supply of gas turbine equipment for two power plants in Crimea, the head of Russian state defence conglomerate Rostec said on Monday. EU sanctions bar European individuals and companies from providing energy technology to Crimea, which was annexed by...

  • An Iranian woman and her son walk past Shahab-2 (L) and Shahab-3 missiles on display in front of a large portrait of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in a square in south Tehran.

    An Iranian semi-official news agency reported that the country has launched sophisticated rockets during military exercises.

  • ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates— Fighter jets screaming overhead and theatrical explosions marked the opening of an arms show Sunday in Abu Dhabi, as a bullet-scarred Emirati armored personnel carrier served as a reminder of the country's ongoing military campaign in Yemen. The Emirates announced over $1.2 billion in arms deals at the opening of the biennial...

  • *Promises "unwavering" commitment to NATO. Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday brought a message of support for Europe from Donald Trump but failed to wholly reassure allies worried about the new president's stance on Russia and the European Union. Trump's contradictory remarks on the value of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, scepticism of the 2015...

  • DUBAI, Feb 18- Iran expects its oil production to reach 4 million barrels per day by mid-April, and plans to drill 500 new wells over the next five years to raise output to 4.7 million bpd, a senior oil official was quoted as saying on Saturday. This will be realized with a one-month delay, "said Ali Kardor, head of the state-run National Iranian Oil Company, quoted by the...

  • DUBAI, Feb 18- Iran expects its oil production to reach 4 million barrels per day by mid-April, a month later than planned, the head of the state-run National Iranian Oil Company was quoted as saying on Saturday. Iran said in January its daily output was close to 3.9 million barrels. Under a deal agreed to cut production by the Organization of the Petroleum Producing...

  • LONDON, Feb 16- Iranian steel imports have become the latest threat to European steelmakers, their trade group said on Thursday, after imports from Iran rose by nearly eight times between 2013 and 2016.. Steel lobby group Eurofer said on Thursday that Iranian exports to Europe had leapt to just over 1 million tonnes annually, putting the country just behind India...

  • Following its earnings, OMV CEO Rainer Seele talks about the potential downward trend in its refining margins, with added comment on investment in Iran.