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Despite progress in Iran nuclear talks, dispute over UN sanctions persists| Reuters

Jul 04, 2015 at 23:45 | Source: FirstPost

VIENNA Iran and world powers made progress on future sanctions relief for Iran in marathon nuclear talks on Saturday, but remained divided on issues such as lifting United Nations sanctions and the development of advanced centrifuges.Diplomats close ...

Iran, powers push for nuclear deal; dispute over U.N. sanctions persists| Reuters

Jul 04, 2015 at 21:15 | Source: FirstPost

VIENNA Iran and world powers continued marathon talks on Saturday in an attempt to clinch an historic nuclear accord but remained divided on issues such as lifting U.N. sanctions and development of advanced centrifuges.Diplomats close to the negotiat...

Keeping China in mind, PM Modi seeks to expand India's footprint during Central Asia visit

Jul 04, 2015 at 21:13 | Source: FirstPost

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be embarking on a whirlwind tour of all five Central Asian countries and Russia on 6 July, a clever bit of foreign policy by him to focus on the resource-rich strategically located region where China has already made...

Yemen's Houthis say Ramadan humanitarian pause under discussion | Reuters

Jul 04, 2015 at 17:30 | Source: FirstPost

SANAA Yemen's dominant Houthi movement said on Saturday a pause in fighting to last until the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan was under discussion with the United Nations to allow for deliveries of humanitarian aid. Houthi spokesman Mohammed ...

Iran nuclear talks could go beyond July 7 if exceedingly close| Reuters

Jul 04, 2015 at 02:16 | Source: FirstPost

VIENNA The Iran nuclear talks could run past a July 7 deadline if the negotiators are on the verge of an agreement, a senior U.S. official said on Friday on condition of anonymity.Asked if Iran and the major powers were "exceedingly close" ...

Syrian army bombards rebels trying to seize Aleppo| Reuters

Jul 03, 2015 at 23:31 | Source: FirstPost

BEIRUT Syrian government forces carried out heavy air strikes on rebel positions in and around the northern city of Aleppo on Friday, aiming to repel a major Islamist-led offensive on areas controlled by President Bashar al-Assad.Thursday's attack, t...

Oil flat as U.S. rig count rise cools gains, gasoline jumps| Reuters

Jul 03, 2015 at 01:45 | Source: FirstPost

NEW YORK Crude oil prices ended little changed on Thursday as the first weekly gain in the U.S. rig count this year pared earlier gains.Pulling crude futures off highs was the latest data on the U.S. oil rig count from Baker Hughes. The firm said the...

Civilians in Yemen's Aden struggle to survive fighting, shortages Red Cross| Reuters

Jul 03, 2015 at 00:31 | Source: FirstPost

GENEVA Civilians struggling to survive street battles and Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen's southern port city of Aden are also facing shrinking supplies of food and fuel, a senior official from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said...

Oil up as U.S. data cools rate hike views; gasoline jumps| Reuters

Jul 03, 2015 at 00:30 | Source: FirstPost

NEW YORK Oil prices rose slightly on Thursday after tame U.S. jobs and economic data signalled the Federal Reserve might be less hasty to raise interest rates and as a surge in gasoline futures drove expectations for more crude demand.But with the Gr...

IAEA says Iran uranium stockpile reduced, but questions remain| Reuters

Jul 02, 2015 at 05:45 | Source: FirstPost

VIENNA Iran's stockpile of low-enriched uranium gas dropped below the maximum level required under a 2013 interim nuclear agreement with world powers, a U.N. report showed, but a U.S. think-tank suggested Tehran had not entirely met its obligations.T...

IAEA chief heads to Iran as nuclear talks reach last stretch| Reuters

Jul 01, 2015 at 23:31 | Source: FirstPost

VIENNA The global nuclear watchdog said on Wednesday its boss would fly to Tehran to discuss some of the last big issues that need to be resolved so that Iran and world powers can reach a breakthrough final nuclear deal by a new deadline of next week...

Oil slides after U.S. stockpile build; Greece, Iran in focus| Reuters

Jul 01, 2015 at 23:15 | Source: FirstPost

NEW YORK Oil prices slumped on Wednesday, with U.S. crude headed for its sharpest daily loss since late May, after the first rise in crude stockpiles in the United States in more than two months.The dollar's rally on Greece's debt default, Iran's ren...

U.S.-Cuba deal to restore ties to be unveiled on Wednesday| Reuters

Jul 01, 2015 at 04:46 | Source: FirstPost

WASHINGTON The Obama administration on Wednesday will announce it has reached an agreement with Cuba to reopen embassies and restore diplomatic relations severed more than five decades ago, U.S. officials said on Tuesday.President Barack Obama, in Wa...

U.S.-Cuba deal to be unveiled on Wednesday to restore ties| Reuters

Jul 01, 2015 at 04:15 | Source: FirstPost

WASHINGTON The Obama administration on Wednesday will announce it has reached an agreement with Cuba to reopen embassies and restore diplomatic relations severed more than five decades ago, U.S. officials said on Tuesday.President Barack Obama, in Wa...

Obama - verification regime necessary for Iran nuclear deal| Reuters

Jul 01, 2015 at 03:30 | Source: FirstPost

WASHINGTON U.S. President Barack Obama acknowledged on Tuesday that Iranian negotiators have talked about backtracking from a framework agreement on its nuclear programme, endangering ongoing negotiations to finalise the deal. "There has been a ...

India asks refiners to buy dollars, euros to settle Iran oil dues| Reuters

Jul 01, 2015 at 01:45 | Source: FirstPost

NEW DELHI India has asked refiners that owe about $6.5 billion to Iran for oil imports to build up dollar and euro balances to avoid downward pressure on the rupee if six world powers and Tehran reach a final nuclear deal.Local refiners still owe Ira...

U.S., Iran presidents issue warnings as nuclear talks extended| Reuters

Jul 01, 2015 at 01:31 | Source: FirstPost

VIENNA Iran and world powers gave themselves an extra week to reach a nuclear accord, extending a deadline due to expire on Tuesday, while U.S. President Barack Obama said there would be no deal if all pathways to an Iranian nuclear weapon were not c...

Oil prices seen steady despite Greek crisis, Iran| Reuters

Jul 01, 2015 at 01:30 | Source: FirstPost

REUTERS - Oil prices are likely to be stable for the rest of this year and climb in 2016 and 2017 as global demand picks up, shrugging off setbacks from the Greek debt crisis and the possible lifting of sanctions on Iran, a Reuters poll forecast on T...

OPEC oil output hits 3-year high in June on Iraq - Reuters survey| Reuters

Jul 01, 2015 at 01:15 | Source: FirstPost

LONDON OPEC oil supply in June has climbed to a three-year high due to record or near-record output from Iraq and Saudi Arabia, a Reuters survey found, underlining the focus of the group's top exporters on market share.The boost from the Organization...

The dollar, Russia and China: Three reasons Greece exiting Eurozone will worry US

Jun 30, 2015 at 13:11 | Source: FirstPost

Which are the failed states of the world?Forget Pakistan. Thats not going to happen with Pakistan having all-weather friends like China and Saudi Arabia and a whimsical but damn effective strategic partner like the United States which glorifies India...

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