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First-time lawmakers may make or break Iran's reform drive

12 May 2016

DUBAI Iran's parliament reconvenes in late May with dozens of greenhorn lawmakers who will hold the key to accelerating reforms to boost foreign investment and trade - but whether they make or break the modernisation drive is hard to predict.

Iran's moderates make modest gains in run-off election

30 Apr 2016

DUBAI Politicians allied to President Hassan Rouhani came out strongest in a second round of parliamentary elections in Iran, early results showed on Saturday, but his moderate faction appeared unlikely to clinch an overall majority.

The global oil deal that never came to be

19 Apr 2016

DOHA It was supposed to be the easiest deal ever reached among key oil market players, a mere formality.

The global oil deal that never came to be

18 Apr 2016

DOHA It was supposed to be the easiest deal ever reached among key oil market players, a mere formality.

The global oil deal that never came to be

18 Apr 2016

DOHA It was supposed to be the easiest deal ever reached among key oil market players, a mere formality.

U.S. says it's not deterring foreign banks in Iran

23 Mar 2016

DUBAI The United States is not standing in the way of foreign banks doing business with Iran, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday, but his comments appeared unlikely to satisfy frustrated businessmen and Iranian officials.

Iran's leader says U.S. still hostile after nuclear deal

20 Mar 2016

DUBAI The United States is still fundamentally hostile to Iran and its policies have undermined the benefits of sanctions relief, the Islamic Republic's hardline leader said on Sunday, warning Iranians not to trust their old enemy.

Iran insurers to compensate women equally in road accidents

15 Mar 2016

DUBAI Iran's legal vetting body has approved a bill that will see female victims of road traffic accidents paid the same compensation as men, in a small step toward gender equality in the conservative Islamic country.

Clinton calls for sanctions on Iran after more missile tests

10 Mar 2016

DUBAI U.S. Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton on Wednesday called for sanctions against Iran after the Islamic Republic brushed off U.S. concerns and test-fired two ballistic missiles that it said were designed to be able to hit Israel. | Video

Reformist gains in Iran elections clear way for business boom

28 Feb 2016

DUBAI Gains by reformist candidates in Iranian elections open the way for changes to economic policy that will boost foreign investment and trade with the West, businessmen and analysts said on Sunday.

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