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  • UK Defense Minister Michael Fallon

    Britain said on Sunday Russia bore responsibility by proxy for civilian deaths in Syria last week.

  • DUBAI, April 9- Iran's top security body is still reviewing the Iran Petroleum Contract model, Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh was quoted as saying on Sunday, as the contracts aimed at attracting foreign investors appear to face fresh delays. In January, Iran named 29 companies from more than a dozen countries as being allowed to bid for oil and gas projects under the...

  • *Russia: US has shown no evidence of chemical weapons at airbase. *US's Tillerson due in Moscow next week, UK's Johnson scraps trip. DUBAI, April 8- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called on Saturday for an impartial probe of this week's suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria and warned that U.S. missile strikes in response risked escalating extremism in the...

  • Vice President Mike Pence.

    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday assured Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi of continued U.S. support to defeat Islamic State, the Iraqi government said in a statement.

  • NEW DELHI, April 7- India's Iran oil imports jumped to a record high in 2016/ 17 topping half-a-million barrels per day as refiners boosted purchases after lifting of some Western sanctions against Tehran last year. Iran was India's second biggest oil supplier- a position now belonging to Iraq- before economic sanctions aimed at Iran's nuclear programme...

  • NEW DELHI, April 7- India's Iran oil imports jumped to a record high in 2016/ 17 topping half-a-million barrels per day as refiners boosted purchases after lifting of some Western sanctions against Tehran last year. Iran was India's second biggest oil supplier- a position now belonging to Iraq- before economic sanctions aimed at Iran's nuclear programme...

  • President Donald Trump (R) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) shake hands during dinner at the Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Florida, on April 6, 2017.

    Trump ordered the launch of 59 tomahawk cruise missiles against a Syria-government airfield on Thursday evening. CNBC takes a look at how the world reacted.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin

    American military action against a Syria-government airfield late Thursday will do significant damage to relations between Russia and the U.S., according to the Kremlin quoted by the Interfax news agency.

  • *Iran stored oil on 25 tankers during sanctions. LONDON, April 6- Iran has sold all the oil it had stored for years at sea and Tehran is now struggling to keep exports growing as it grapples with production constraints, shipping and oil sources say. Since the easing of international sanctions in January 2016, Iran tried to make up for lost sales by releasing millions...

  • LONDON, April 5- Iran's oil minister dismissed India's decision to cut oil imports from Tehran in 2017/ 18 by a fifth as a threat on Wednesday, in an escalation of a dispute over a giant gas field contract. Sources familiar with the matter told Reuters last week that Indian state refiners were going to cut oil imports from Iran, as New Delhi seeks to put pressure on...

  • WASHINGTON, April 4- A bill to slap new sanctions on Iran has been delayed in the U.S. Senate due to concerns about Iran's May presidential election, in which conservative hardliners hope to defeat moderate President Hassan Rouhani, U.S. lawmakers said on Tuesday. A group of Democratic and Republican senators introduced the bill in March seeking to impose...

  • WASHINGTON, April 4- A bill to slap new sanctions on Iran has been delayed in the U.S. Senate due to concerns about Iran's May presidential election, in which conservative hardliners hope to defeat moderate President Hassan Rouhani, U.S. lawmakers said on Tuesday. But on Tuesday, the Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Bob Corker, said...

  • The first Boeing 737 MAX 9 airliner is pictured at the company's factory on March 7, 2017 in Renton, Washington. The 737 MAX 9, which can carry up to 220 passengers, is the second of three variants of the popular single-aisle model.

    Boeing said deliveries on the Aseman deal are expected to begin in 2022.

  • DUBAI/ PARIS, April 4- Iran's Aseman Airlines has signed a tentative deal to buy at least 30 Boeing 737 MAX jets, in the first new business with the U.S. planemaker since President Donald Trump took office vowing to take a tougher stance towards Iran. Owned by Iran's civil service pension foundation but managed as a private company, Aseman is Iran's third-largest...

  • DUBAI/ PARIS, April 4- Iran's Aseman Airlines has signed a tentative deal to buy at least 30 Boeing 737 MAX jets, in the first new business with the U.S. planemaker since U.S. Owned by Iran's civil service pension foundation but managed as a private company, Aseman is Iran's third-largest airline by active fleet size, according to the CAPA consultancy.

  • DUBAI/ PARIS, April 4- Iran's Aseman Airlines has signed a tentative deal to buy at least 30 Boeing 737 MAX jets, in the first new business with the U.S. planemaker since U.S. Owned by Iran's civil service pension foundation but managed as a private company, Aseman is Iran's third-largest airline by active fleet size, according to the CAPA consultancy.

  • LONDON/ MOSCOW, April 4- Russian oil major Rosneft hopes to benefit from European court rulings that have allowed some Iranian banks to escape from European Union sanctions. Russia's largest oil firm has been subject to sanctions since 2014, following Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region. Rosneft is attempting to annul EU sanctions in the European...

  • DUBAI, April 4- Iran's Aseman airline signed a contract with Boeing on Tuesday to buy 60 737 Max aircraft, according to the Islamic Republic News Agency.

  • *Qatar to develop world's largest gas field shared with Iran. Qatar declared a moratorium in 2005 on the development of the North Field, which it shares with Iran, to give Doha time to study the impact on the reservoir from a rapid rise in output. The vast offshore gas field, which Doha calls the North Field and Iran calls South Pars, accounts for nearly all of Qatar's...

  • *Qatar to develop world's largest gas field shared with Iran. DOHA, April 3- Qatar has lifted a self-imposed ban on development of the world's biggest natural gas field, the chief executive of Qatar Petroleum said on Monday, as the world's top LNG exporter looks to see off an expected rise in competition. Qatar declared a moratorium in 2005 on the development of the...