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At least 4.5% of all Bitcoin mining takes place in Iran which the nation uses to navigate through sanctions and buy items essential for its sustenance, a recent (REUTERS)

Study finds Iran using crypto mining to reduce impact of sanctions

Reuters | , London
PUBLISHED ON MAY 21, 2021 06:28 PM IST
The United States imposes an almost total economic embargo on Iran, including a ban on all imports including those from the country's oil, banking and shipping sectors.
About 1,500 people were killed during less than two weeks of unrest that started on Nov. 15, 2019, according to a toll provided by three Iranian interior ministry officials at the time.(Reuters)
About 1,500 people were killed during less than two weeks of unrest that started on Nov. 15, 2019, according to a toll provided by three Iranian interior ministry officials at the time.(Reuters)

EU to sanction Iran militia, police, state entities over 2019 protests

Reuters | | Posted by Srivatsan K C, Brussels/paris
PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2021 12:25 AM IST
The travel bans and asset freezes will be the first time the EU has imposed sanctions on Iran for human rights abuses since 2013 and are set to be put in place some time next week after the Easter holidays in Europe, the diplomats said.
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon in this file picture. (REUTERS)
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon in this file picture. (REUTERS)

Decision ending snap inspections by IAEA does not breach 2015 nuclear deal: Iran

Reuters | , Dubai
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2021 03:47 PM IST
Under a law enacted by hardline Iranian lawmakers last year, the government is obliged on Feb. 23 to limit IAEA inspections to declared nuclear sites only.
A worker passes a helicopter landing pad aboard an offshore oil platform in the Persian Gulf's Salman Oil Field, operated by the National Iranian Offshore Oil Co., near Lavan island, Iran.(Bloomberg)
A worker passes a helicopter landing pad aboard an offshore oil platform in the Persian Gulf's Salman Oil Field, operated by the National Iranian Offshore Oil Co., near Lavan island, Iran.(Bloomberg)

India can buy oil from Iran as US agrees to waiver

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar and Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2018 11:34 PM IST
The US has agreed to let eight countries, including its strategic allies India, Japan and South Korea, to keep buying Iranian oil after it reimposes sanctions next week
US President Donald Trump said these sanctions will be followed up with even more sanctions to address the full range of Iran’s “malign conduct”.(AFP File Photo)
US President Donald Trump said these sanctions will be followed up with even more sanctions to address the full range of Iran’s “malign conduct”.(AFP File Photo)

All US sanctions against Iran will be back in full force on Nov 5: Trump

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2018 11:50 PM IST
After withdrawing from the Iranian nuclear deal, Trump has asked all countries to reduce their purchase of oil from Iran to zero or face secondary sanctions.
According to the sources, Reliance Industries Ltd, Hindustan Petroleum Corp , Bharat Petroleum Corp and Mangalore Refinery Petrochemicals Ltd are seeking an additional 1 million barrels each from Saudi Arabia in November.(AFP File Photo)
According to the sources, Reliance Industries Ltd, Hindustan Petroleum Corp , Bharat Petroleum Corp and Mangalore Refinery Petrochemicals Ltd are seeking an additional 1 million barrels each from Saudi Arabia in November.(AFP File Photo)

Saudi to supply extra oil to India to make-up for US sanctions: Report

Reuters | By Jessica Jaganathan and Nidhi Verma
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2018 03:05 PM IST
India is Iran’s top oil client after China, though several refiners have indicated they will stop taking Iranian barrels because of the sanctions
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