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Panama says sunken Iranian tanker had papers in order

PANAMA CITY The Iranian tanker that sank after a collision in the East China Sea, causing the worst oil ship disaster in years, had its paperwork in order, according an initial review by maritime authorities in Panama, whose flag it was sailing under.


Iran nuclear deal cannot survive if U.S. pulls out - Russia's Lavrov 19 Jan 2018

UNITED NATIONS Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday the Iran nuclear deal cannot survive if the United States pulls out of the agreement.


China says sunken Iranian tanker may now be leaking heavy oil 19 Jan 2018

BEIJING A sunken Iranian oil tanker may be leaking heavy bunker fuel as well as light oil off the east coast of China and the best remedy was to recover the vessel, officials said on Friday. | Video


India's proposed investment treaty terms leave foreign partners cold 19 Jan 2018

NEW DELHI Having cancelled investment treaties with about 50 foreign governments last year, India is struggling to convince some to accept new terms that make it harder to seek international arbitration for disputes, sources familiar with the talks said.


Oil from sunken Iranian tanker diffusing in East China Sea 18 Jan 2018

BEIJING Oil from an Iranian tanker that sank in the East China Sea has diffused into four separate slicks, covering a combined area of just over 100 square kms (39 square miles), Chinese authorities said late on Wednesday.


Iranian oil tanker wreck produces two slicks in East China Sea - China 17 Jan 2018

BEIJING An Iranian oil tanker that sank in the East China Sea has left two oil slicks covering a combined 109 square km (42 square miles), the Chinese government said, as maritime police scoured for damage and prepared to explore the wreck.

Elderly American-Iranian jailed in Iran hospitalised with heart problems - lawyer 17 Jan 2018

BEIRUT An 81-year old American-Iranian imprisoned in Iran, Baquer Namazi, was hospitalised earlier this week due to a drop in blood pressure and an irregular heartbeat, his lawyer said on Wednesday.


U.N. chief says don't harm Iran nuclear deal over unrelated issues 17 Jan 2018

UNITED NATIONS U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Wednesday that any issues not directly related to the Iran nuclear deal "should be addressed without prejudice to preserving the agreement," his spokesman said amid U.S. concerns with Tehran.


Police search offices of Belgian company supplying passports to Africa 17 Jan 2018

BRUSSELS/NAIROBI Police on Wednesday searched the headquarters of Belgian company Semlex, which supplies passports to various African countries, and the home of its CEO, Albert Karaziwan. About a dozen officers arrived at Semlex's office in Brussels and at Karaziwan's house in the city early in the morning. By early afternoon, the search was still continuing.


Syrian opposition calls on Trump and EU to put pressure on Russia and Iran 16 Jan 2018

LONDON U.S. President Donald Trump and European Union leaders should increase pressure on President Bashar al-Assad and his allies Russia and Iran to return to talks to end Syria's civil war, Syria's chief opposition negotiator said on Monday.


Turkey air strikes hit Syria's Afrin province in push to secure borders

ANKARA Turkish warplanes struck positions of a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia in Syria's Afrin province on Saturday, a senior Turkish official said, in a move likely to drive a deeper wedge between Ankara and the United States.