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Israel to Iraq: How the FIFA World cup is affecting middle east's conflicts

Jul 09, 2014

Israel to Iraq: How the FIFA World cup is affecting middle east's conflicts

"I just want to watch the game," he said on condition of anonymity for fear of harassment. "You don't need subtitles to watch football." #Syria #Egypt #Al Jazeera #didyouknow #Middle East #football #Israel #Iran #Iraq #Conflict #Sectarian violence #Jordan #FIFA World Cup 2014
ISIL has seized former chemical weapons site: Iraq? tells UN

Jul 09, 2014

ISIL has seized former chemical weapons site: Iraq? tells UN

As a result, Baghdad was currently unable to "fulfill its obligations to destroy chemical weapons," Alhakim wrote, adding that "remnants of the (country's) former chemical weapons program" are kept at the site. #Terrorism #US #NewsTracker #Iran #Iraq #Chemical weapons #ISIL
Iraq crisis: Emboldened Kurd secession bid faces major hurdles

Jul 07, 2014

Iraq crisis: Emboldened Kurd secession bid faces major hurdles

One of the biggest obstacles to Kurdish secession is money, with oil revenues from areas they control insufficient to pay for the region's numerous civil servants, and future revenues in doubt because of objections from Baghdad, which considers independent Kurdish energy exports to be illegal. #ConnectTheDots #Iran #Turkey #Iraq #Recep Tayyip Erdogan #Kurds #islamic-state #Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant #ISIL #Kurdish autonomous region #Kurdish secession #Massud Barzani #Anathema
Iran must give assurance about peaceful nuclear programme: US

Jul 04, 2014

Iran must give assurance about peaceful nuclear programme: US

Iran must commit to concrete and verifiable steps to assure about the peaceful nature of its nuclear programme before any deal can be struck. #World #US #TheySaidIt #Iran #Washington #Tehran #Sanctions #nukes #nuclear programme #P5+1
Iraq hostage crisis: A look at India's strategic options

Jun 27, 2014

Iraq hostage crisis: A look at India's strategic options

The situation is as fluid as alcohol-mixed-petrol, a highly combustible concoction that can blow up anybody whosoever is in its vicinity if it were to be exposed to a spark. #US #Middle East #diplomacy #ConnectTheDots #Iran #EU #Iraq #International relations #Saudi Arabia #Iraq-India hostage crisis

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How Iran deal may bring down oil prices, cut Saudi Arabia to size

Jan 09, 2014

How Iran deal may bring down oil prices, cut Saudi Arabia to size

Saudi Arabia has been the sole decision-maker for years in determining the world oil prices and has been increasing and decreasing its daily output at will, without bothering about the Opec's set rules of business. #Dollar #HowThisWorks #Economy #India #US #Rupee #OPEC #Iran #Saudi Arabia #Abdel Bari-Al-Arousi
India will benefit from the Iran deal, if not UPA

Nov 27, 2013

India will benefit from the Iran deal, if not UPA

I agree with the author's assessment that this can be beneficial to India in the long run but whether the benefits will accrue to the UPA government is not so clear. #Petrol #UPA government #Iran Deal

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India will benefit from the Iran deal, if not UPA

Jul 09, 2014

Iran Sends 3 Attack Planes to Iraqi Government

Delivery of the Su-25 aircraft is the latest step Iran has taken to help Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki battle the forces of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria... #Syria #Iraq #Iran #Nouri al-Maliki
India will benefit from the Iran deal, if not UPA

Jul 08, 2014

U.S. Scrutiny for Banks Shifts to Commerzbank and Germany

The authorities are said to have begun settlement talks with Commerzbank over its dealings with Iran, a move that may pave the way toward talks with Deutsche Bank... #Iran #Deutsche Bank #Commerzbank #Germany #BNP Paribas
India will benefit from the Iran deal, if not UPA

Jul 10, 2014

Kerry will meet with fellow foreign ministers on Iran talks in Vienna

Secretary of State John Kerry will meet foreign ministers of key world powers in Vienna this weekend for another effort to advance stalled talks on Iran's nuclear program  as a July 20 deadline nears, the State Department said... #Iran #John Kerry #US State Department