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EU to suspend Myanmar sanctions for a year

Last Updated: Thursday, April 19, 2012, 18:51

EU nations are set to suspend sanctions against Myanmar for a year, opening the way to a potential trade and investment bonanza with over 800 firms, European Union diplomats said Thursday.

US to ease financial restrictions on Myanmar

Last Updated: Thursday, April 05, 2012, 09:22

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced the Obama administration would soon nominate an ambassador to Myanmar and ease some travel and financial restrictions on the formerly military-run Southeast Asian nation following historic elections that saw opposition gains in parliament.

China rejects Obama's Iran oil import sanctions

Last Updated: Saturday, March 31, 2012, 23:48

China on Saturday rejected President Barack Obama's decision to move forward with plans for sanctions on countries buying oil from Iran, saying that Washington had no right to unilaterally punish other nations.

S Korea to work with US to reduce Iran oil imports

Last Updated: Saturday, March 31, 2012, 17:40

South Korean officials said on Saturday that they will continue working with the US to reduce oil imports from Iran after President Barack Obama greenlighted potential sanctions against countries that continue to buy Iranian oil.

Sanctions against Iran put cloud over global growth

Last Updated: Sunday, March 25, 2012, 09:56

Tightened sanctions by the West have yet to dissuade Iran from pursuing its controversial nuclear programme but have triggered an oil price spike that could trigger a global recession.

EU slaps sanctions on Assad`s wife, relatives

Last Updated: Friday, March 23, 2012, 18:29

EU foreign ministers have slapped sanctions on the wife of Syrian President Bashar Assad in a continuing attempt to stop the violent crackdown on opposition.

China, Russia slam West on Syria; EU ups sanction

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 00:42

The exchange came after Clinton warned of "every possibility" of civil war in the unrest-hit nation.

India's decision to import Iran oil a slap on US face: Burns

Last Updated: Monday, February 20, 2012, 11:35

India's decision to continue importing Iranian oil is a slap on the face of the United States, which is galvanising the international community to isolate Tehran, according to a former US diplomat who was Bush Administration's pointman on Indo-US civilian nuclear deal.

India sees business opportunity in Iran after US, EU sanctions

Last Updated: Thursday, February 09, 2012, 18:13

With the US and Europe imposing sanctions on Iran, India sees an opportunity to boost its trade with it by tapping the sectors which would be affected by the restrictions imposed by the West.

Iran threatens to cut oil exports to Europe

Last Updated: Sunday, February 05, 2012, 10:22

Iran began ground military exercises Saturday and defiantly warned that it could cut off oil exports to "hostile" European nations as tensions rise over suggestions that military strikes are an increasing possibility if sanctions fail to rein in the Islamic Republic's nuclear program.

Iran's economy to grow despite sanctions: Ahmadinejad

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 01, 2012, 19:42

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad predicted Wednesday that Iran's economy would grow eight percent over the next 12 months despite severe Western sanctions, as he presented his government's annual budget to parliament.

PC unlikely to resign despite adverse judgements

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 14:26

Authoritative sources told Zee News that that P Chidambaram was happy to be questioned by the CBI in the 2G scam case.