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US penalises companies linked to Iran missile programme The US treasury secretary accuses Iran of prioritising its missile programme over its citizens.
BBC News | Jan 4, 2018 10:42 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Turkish Officials Angry Over Conviction Of Turkish Banker In U.S. Court Turkish officials are reacting angrily to a guilty verdict in a trial in New York. The case turned up testimony alleging high-level corruption in Turkey, including bribery that allowed Turks to violate U.S. sanctions on business with Iran.
NPR.org | Jan 4, 2018 9:32 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
U.S. To Pakistan: Crack Down On Terrorism Or Lose U.S. Aid The White House has suspended all U.S. security assistance to Pakistan, and is calling on Pakistan to deny safe haven to extremists who are undermining Afghanistan's government.
NPR.org | Jan 4, 2018 9:32 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Here's What Makes Iran's Anti-Regime Protests Different This Time The scholar Farideh Farhi examines why this fresh round of Iranian unrest is unlike the others.
NPR.org | Jan 4, 2018 8:37 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Turkish Government Crackdown Forces Intellectuals To Flee Thousands of Turkish academics and other intellectuals are leaving the country amid the government's crackdown on dissent. The mass exodus is fueling a growing brain drain in the country.
NPR.org | Jan 4, 2018 8:30 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Shrinking baskets Decades of international sanctions have resulted in economic hardship for Iranians, figures show.
BBC News | Jan 4, 2018 12:50 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Q&A: 'This is a fight among Iran's ruling factions' Saeed Laylaz, former adviser to reformist leader Khatami, discusses the causes and possible impact of ongoing protests.
Al Jazeera | Jan 4, 2018 09:13 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Bitcoin: Bank of America division bans investments Merrill Lynch has banned clients from investing in a bitcoin fund.
Al Jazeera | Jan 4, 2018 09:10 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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What is Unrwa and What Would It Mean if Trump Cuts Its Funding? In two tweets sent Tuesday, President Trump vowed to halt funding to millions of Palestinians. Much of that aid flows through the United Nations Relief Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, or Unrwa.
New York Times | Jan 3, 2018 8:51 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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'Temporarily blocked' The messaging app is believed to have been the main platform used to obtain and share information.
BBC News | Jan 3, 2018 6:29 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend