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  • MUMBAI, Jan 16- India's soymeal sales to Iran are set to spike as the oil producer uses the rupees it receives for its crude exports to cover its animal feed demand amid U.S. sanctions that have crimped the country's ability to import necessities. Iran has agreed to sell crude oil to India, the world's third-largest oil consumer, in exchange for rupees after...

  • Meng Wanzhou, Huawei's chief financial officer, was detained in Canada last month at the request of U.S. authorities who allege she misled banks about the company's control of a firm operating in Iran. Beijing and Ottawa have been at odds since Meng's arrest, which China's foreign ministry on Tuesday called an abuse of legal procedures. Huawei, the world's...

  • The US (L) and Iranian flags await the arrival of US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif before the leaders meeting April 19, 2016 at the United Nations in New York.

    Iran's bid to launch a satellite has failed, Telecoms Minister Mohammad Javad Azari-Jahromi said on Tuesday, after it ignored U.S. warnings to avoid such activity.

  • *S.Korea' s Iran oil imports stay at zero for a fourth month. *Iran oil imports in 2018 fall 60.4 pct to 7.15 mln tonnes. *S.Korea to buy abt 2 mln bbls Iran condensate in Jan- source.

  • SOUTH KOREA IMPORTS 0 T OF IRAN CRUDE IN DECEMBER VS 1.1 MLN T YR AGO- CUSTOMS.

  • SEOUL, Jan 15- South Korea did not import crude oil from Iran in December, compared with 1.1 million tonnes imported a year ago, preliminary data from Korea Customs Service showed on Tuesday. Final data for South Korea's crude oil imports last month will be published by state-run Korea National Oil Corp later the month. The KNOC data is considered the industry...

  • SINGAPORE, Jan 14- Asia's naphtha crack extended gains to reach a 1-1/ 2 week high of $44.68 a tonne on Monday while the gasoline crack returned to the positive territory of 19 cents a barrel for the first time in nearly a week, supported by weaker feedstock crude oil prices.- Naphtha trades were mostly muted following a string of purchases last week, mostly for...

  • A picture taken on December 30, 2018, shows a line of US military vehicles in Syria's northern city of Manbij.

    The Trump Administration should be given "no more than a C plus" for how it has addressed conflict in the Middle East, according to former U.S. National Security Advisor James Jones.

  • *Military cargo plane was en route from Bishkek. "A Boeing cargo 707 place carrying meat from Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan had an emergency landing at Fath airport today... the flight engineer has been dispatched to the hospital," the army said. Earlier on Monday, a spokesman for Iran's civil aviation told had told state TV that the plane belonged to Kyrgyzstan, while a...

  • A spokesman for Iran's civil aviation told state TV that the plane belonged to Kyrgyzstan. A spokeswoman for Kyrgyzstan's Manas airport said the plane, en route from Kyrgyzstan's Manas airport, belonged to Iran's Payam Air. "We don't have clear information about the details of the crash," said the head of Iran's emergency department, Pirhossein Kolivand.

  • DUBAI, Jan 14- A Boeing 707 cargo plane with nine people on board crashed on Monday near Iran's Fath airport, west of the capital, Tehran, the semi-official Fars news agency reported, adding that there was no immediate information on casualties. "We don't have clear information about the details of the crash," said the head of Iran's emergency department, Pirhossein...

  • DOHA, Jan 13- Qatar Investment Authority aims to raise investments in the United States to $45 billion in the next two years as it rebalances its portfolio of assets away from Europe, its chief executive said on Sunday. Mahmoud's predecessor Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohamed bin Saud al-Thani in 2015 committed to invest $45 billion in the U.S. over a five-year period.

  • Brian Hook, the US Special Representative for Iran, speaks to reporters at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, DC, on November 29, 2018. - Senior US officials presented what the Pentagon called 'clear and tangible evidence'  that Iran is arming dangerous groups with 'advanced weapons' and is fueling instability across the Middle East. (Photo by Thomas WATKINS / AFP)        (Photo credit should read THOMAS WATKINS/AFP/Getty Images)

    "We don't listen to the council of defeatism," senior State Department advisor Brian Hook said in response to the notion that dislodging Iranian forces from Syria could prove impossible.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 11- The United States plans to jointly host a global conference focused on the Middle East, particularly Iran, next month in Poland, the U.S. State Department said on Friday. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Fox News in an interview to air on Friday that the meeting would "focus on Middle East stability and peace and freedom and security here in this...

  • NEW DELHI, Jan 11- India's Reliance Industries, owner of the world's biggest refining complex, imported nearly 15 percent more oil in December compared with November, according to data from shipping and industry sources. Sources previously told Reuters that Reliance would halt imports of Iranian oil from November to protect its wider exposure to the U.S....

  • LONDON, Jan 11- Iran will see its crude exports severely curtailed for a third month in January as it is struggling to find new buyers amid U.S. sanctions even though its traditional customers secured waivers, according to tanker data and industry sources. Washington later gave a fairly generous set of waivers to eight traditional Iranian oil buyers- including...

  • *Iran oil exports set to rise amid sanction waivers. SINGAPORE, Jan 11- Oil prices slipped on Friday as concerns over economic growth were rekindled after talks fell short of offering concrete steps to end the Sino-U.S. trade conflict, although OPEC- led production cuts bolstered sentiment in crude markets. International Brent crude futures were at $61.22 per...

  • SINGAPORE, Jan 11- U.S. oil prices edged down on Friday as concerns over economic growth were rekindled after talks fell short of offering concrete steps to end the Sino-U.S. trade conflict, although OPEC- led production cuts bolstered sentiment in crude markets. West Texas Intermediate crude futures had slipped 23 cents, or 0.4 percent, from their last...

  • LONDON, Jan 11- Iran will see its crude exports severely curtailed for a third month in January as it is struggling to find new buyers amid fresh U.S. sanctions even though its traditional customers secured waivers, according to tanker data and industry sources. Washington later gave a fairly generous set of waivers to eight traditional Iranian oil buyers-...

  • *Iran will not comply with U.S. sanctions- oil minister. NEW YORK, Jan 10- Crude prices edged higher on Thursday, supported by comments from the U.S. Brent crude futures rose 24 cents, or 0.4 percent, to settle at $61.68 a barrel.