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On the eve of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's address to the United Nations General Assembly Israel's just departed UN Ambassador says she believes sanctions designed to slow Iran's nuclear program only have a chance to work if Iran's largest bank, The Central Bank of Iran, is directly targeted by the international financial community.
The Arab states of the Gulf have embarked on one of the largest re-armament exercises in peacetime history, ordering US weapons worth some $123bn as they seek to counter Iran’s military power.
A federal judge on Tuesday criticized Barclays’ $298 million deal with the U.S. authorities to settle charges of facilitating payments that violated sanctions against countries including Cuba and Iran. The FT reports.
Barclays has agreed to pay $298 million over criminal allegations that it illegally engaged in financial transactions with banks in Cuba, Iran, Libya, Sudan and Burma, the Justice Department disclosed in court papers filed Monday.
Long before there was MoneyGram and Western Union, people in South Asian countries often used an informal network of brokers, called an "hawala," to transfer money over long distances when it was too inconvenient or dangerous to send cash by courier.
The Dayton Daily News in a cartoon challenges Vice President Joe Biden to say that three times quickly. It could make for a great spot on U-tube.
Having had a son live in Italy for four years some time ago I got very comfortable with the lira. I loved spending a million or two for a cup of coffee. It was an out of mind experience to think in lira type numbers. It looks like there might be a chance to go back to the good old days.
An organization that is supposed to represent the interest of 59,000 Catholic nuns has come out in favor of the Senate version of the health care bill despite language that allows Federal money for abortions. I didn't think there were 59,000 nuns in the world. And I don't need that many to tell me anything.
A group pressuring global companies to stop operating in Iran is hailing chemical maker Huntsman Corporation for its decision to cut business ties with the Islamic Republic.
Expect 2010 to be much more turbulent year geopolitically speaking than last year, according to the latest report out by Eurasia Group.
From underwear screening to health care to a nuclear ultimatum from Iran, President Barack Obama has 2010 start with his agenda driven by events and not choice. This is the nature of the beast and Obama's management skills will be tested this month. Let's do a quick list of what's happening and the major questions to resolve.
A group dedicated to stopping Iran develop nuclear weapons is calling on Huntsman Corporation, listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol HUN, to pull its operations out of the Islamic Republic.
The price of oil looks set to rise further as political factors limiting investment will join rising demand and a weak dollar among factors pushing up prices, analysts told CNBC Wednesday.
President Barack Obama says Iran is on notice following the disclosure of an underground plant to make nuclear fuel that could be used to build an atomic bomb.
In light of growing tensions between the West and Iran, how should you trade oil?
With a September deadline from the White House on Iran's nuclear program only weeks away, it remains unclear whether the United States can impose sanctions against the Islamic state in the face of possible opposition from Iran's economic allies.
Police fired tear gas and water cannons on thousands of protestors who rallied in the streets of Tehran in open defiance of the clerical government. There were also reports of an explosion at a shrine honoring Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
"This is a momentous occasion in Iran, but everyone (in the oil market) is watching the dollar," one trader said.
With tensions beginning to broil on the streets of Tehran, impeded journalists and citizens looking to get their messages out to the world are relying on the micro-blogging site Twitter, where even 140-character messages can carry some impact on the world's stage.
As Iran's government cracks down on traditional media after the country's disputed presidential election, tech-savvy Iranians have turned to the microblogging site Twitter.