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Iran supreme leader threatens to block all Gulf oil exports if its own are stopped

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Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said that no country in the region will export oil if Iran’s exports are stopped. The same threat was earlier voiced by President Hassan Rouhani. Speaking to Iranian ambassadors and senior diplomats on Saturday, Khamenei backed Rouhani’s earlier warning to close the Strait of Hormuz, thus blocking all Read More

Indian Muslim cleric arrested after on-air scuffle with female activist over Islamic divorce

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Indian authorities have arrested a Muslim cleric came to blows with a local rights activist amid a heated televised debate over how Sharia law governs divorce and women’s rights. An Indian Muslim cleric, identified as Mufti Ejaz Arshad Qasmi, has been put under arrest following a complaint by broadcaster Zee Hindustan. Earlier this week, the Read More

'This is Iraq': Rapper decries US legacy in Iraq in bitter parody of Childish Gambino

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A musical video by an Iraqi rapper calling out the US on its abuses at Abu Ghraib and elsewhere in the war-ravaged country following the 2003 invasion has gone viral, racking up over 500,000 views. The video was filmed by rapper I-NZ as another parody of Childish Gambino’s ‘This is America.’ While Gambino took on Read More

Iraq just exported most crude oil since November 2016

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By Anthony DiPaola on 7/17/2018 DUBAI (Bloomberg) — Iraq exported oil at the fastest pace since late 2016 during the first half of July, indicating OPEC’s second-largest producer is pumping more after the group eased production limits. Crude shipments during the first two weeks of the month were 4.05 MMbpd, the highest since November 2016, Read More

Iran wants to take US to international court over re-imposed sanctions

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Tehran has announced that it has filed a complaint against the US in the International Court of Justice over President Donald Trump’s decision to re-impose sanctions on the Islamic Republic after he ditched the ‘nuclear deal’. By bringing the case to the court, Iran hopes to “hold the US accountable” for its “unlawful” return to Read More

‘After day with Christians, Muslim teens wash in mosque’: Study charts rise of Salafism in Sweden

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The largest-ever report on the fundamentalist branch of Islam shows Salafist preachers in Sweden are cooperating to push their message across Muslim communities – and disturbing everyday behavior is now common even in children. “Not all Salafists are jihadists, but all jihadists are Salafists,” says the 265-page study of a movement that advocates a return Read More

Crude falls on supply increase, U.S. weighs SPR release

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By Grant Smith on 7/16/2018 LONDON (Bloomberg) — Oil retreated below $70/bbl as Saudi Arabia was said to offer extra crude to some customers, while the U.S. was said to consider tapping emergency supplies to offset losses elsewhere. Futures in New York slid 2% after falling 3.8% last week. Saudi Arabia offered additional cargoes of Read More

Russia to invest $50bn in Iran’s oil & gas – report

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Moscow and Tehran are expanding economic cooperation, with Russia planning multi-billion dollar investments in Iran’s energy sector. The move comes as major Western firms are pulling out of Iran amid the threat of US sanctions. “Russia is ready to invest $50 billion in Iran’s oil and gas sectors,” Senior Adviser for International Affairs of the Read More

Russia to invest $50bn in Iran’s oil & gas as US rejects EU pleas for sanctions exemption

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Moscow and Tehran are expanding economic cooperation, with Russia planning multi-billion dollar investments in Iran’s energy sector. The move comes as major Western firms are pulling out of Iran amid the threat of US sanctions. “Russia is ready to invest $50 billion in Iran’s oil and gas sectors,” Senior Adviser for International Affairs of the Read More

Chinese refiner dumps US crude in favor of dollarless imports of Iranian oil

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Dongming Petrochemical, an independent Chinese refiner, said it has halted crude purchases from the US and turned to Iranian imports amid escalating trade tensions between Beijing and Washington. Chinese authorities are reportedly planning to impose tariffs on US crude imports and replace them with oil from West Africa and the Middle East, including Iran. Beijing Read More