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Iran calls for EU help as shipping giant pulls out for fear of US sanctions

Reuters  AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France/LON­DON: One of the world’s biggest cargo shippers announced on Saturday it was pulling out of Iran for fear of becoming entangled in US sanctions, and President Hassan Rouhani demanded that European countries to do more to offset the US measures. The announcement by France’s CMA CGM that …

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Tears of Sindhu: exploring Sindhi political history

By Hassan Hamdam The new book “Tears of Sindhu: Sindhi national struggle in historical context” authored by Dr Naseer Dashti is one of the most interesting books on the history of Sindh. Authors and writers belonging to powers who subjugated Sindhis for centuries had written Sindhi history in a biased …

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UAE freezes accounts of nine Iranian individuals and entities

Abu Dhabi placed the nine on its list of ‘terrorists’ for suspected connections with Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards. The UAE Securities and Commodities Authority has ordered companies to identify and freeze the accounts and assets of nine Iranian individuals and entities the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has placed on its …

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Amid mounting US pressure, Iranian govt faces discontent among people

ANKARA: Mounting pressure from the Trump administration combined with discontent among many Iranians at the state of the economy are rattling the Islamic Republic, with little sign that its leaders have the answers, officials and analysts say. Three days of protests broke out last week in Tehran’s Grand Bazaar, with hundreds …

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India, US are one in saying Pakistan deserved to be demoted to anti-terror funding group’s ‘grey list’

NEW DELHI: India and the US today welcomed a global terror financing watchdogdemoting Pakistan to a ‘grey list’ + for underperforming in rooting out sources of finance for terrorists within its borders and for not taking enough – or any, at all – action in curbing activities of terror elements who roam …

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FATF decides in favour of keeping Pakistan on grey list

PARIS/KARACHI: Pakistan has been added to the grey list of countries involved in providing monetary assistance to terrorism and related causes, Geo News reported, after a Wednesday meeting of the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF) here confirmed the decision. Presenting Pakistan’s case at the FATF talks in …

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U.S. Signals Zero Tolerance on Future Iran Oil Exports

Senior official says any country that imports Iranian oil after November risks sanctions By Ian Talley WASHINGTON—The U.S. expects all countries to cut oil imports from Iran to “zero” by Nov. 4 or risk sanctions, a senior U.S. State Department official said on Tuesday, expressing a toughening of the Trump …

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Pakistan may be placed in FATF’s ‘grey list’ for financially aiding terrorism: Report

PTI ISLAMABAD: Pakistan could be placed on the blacklist of countries that financially aid terrorism, media reports said on Monday as Islamabad fielded its interim finance minister Shamshad Akhtar to defend the country in Paris where the Financial Action Task Force is meeting. The FATF is an inter-governmental body established in 1989 to combat …

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Russia thrash Saudi Arabia 5-0 in World Cup opener

MOSCOW: Finally let loose after a year-long diet of international friendlies, hosts Russia roared their World Cup intent to the rafters on Thursday with a 5-0 tournament-opening win over Saudi Arabia. The Russians served up an adrenaline-fuelled performance for an 80,000-capacity Luzhniki crowd which included President Vladimir Putin and the …

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Iran and Donald trump exchange barbs over higher oil prices and sanctions

‘This is business Mr Trump, we though you knew it,’ Iran’s representative said US President Donald Trump blamed the global oil export organisation for high oil prices, but Iran retorted it was the US leader’s fault for suddenly pulling away from the nuclear deal with the country. Mr Trump, on …

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