Russia launches Pars 1 satellite from Vostochny Cosmodrome. Find out how this Iranian research-sensing satellite will scan Iran's topography.
This first week of January was, amongst other things, notable for the official inclusion of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Ethiopia and Iran into the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa consortium known as BRICS. This puts the ink into the agreement pencilled in Johannesburg last year. Not to put a damper on things, but […]
As the Israel-Hamas war rocks the Middle East, China, the world's largest oil importer, finds itself in a delicate position.
Dark ships are faking locations to transport goods worth billions of dollars using Automatic Identification Systems around the world.
The International Monetary Fund warned on Tuesday of a “perilous combination of vulnerabilities” in financial markets, saying participants’ failing to adequately prepare for interest rate increases has led to significant uncertainty about the health of the financial system. Moreover, the global lender said U.S. regional banks in particular may warrant closer scrutiny after the largest […]
Credit Suisse has already paid back some of the emergency liquidity offered by the Swiss National Bank (SNB), data suggested on Tuesday, signaling an ebbing of the liquidity crisis which triggered the lender’s fall. Sight deposits – cash held by commercial banks overnight with the SNB – fell by 31 billion Swiss francs ($34.3 billion)last […]
The foreign ministers of Iran and Saudi Arabia met in Beijing on Thursday for the first formal gathering of their top diplomats in more than seven years, after China brokered a deal to restore relations between the top regional powers. After years of hostility that fuelled conflicts across the Middle East, Iran and Saudi Arabia […]
Iran made its official first import order using cryptocurrency this week, the semi-official Tasnim agency reported on Tuesday, a move that could enable the Islamic Republic to circumvent U.S. sanctions that have crippled the economy. The import order using cryptocurrency, worth $10 million, was a first step towards allowing the country to trade through digital […]
Facebook exposed on Thursday an Iranian cyber-spying operation that went after U.S. military personnel and people working at defense and aerospace companies. The tech giant said that group of Iranian hackers, known as Tortoiseshell, created fake social media profiles, and sent targeted malicious links to victims. The links that aimed to infect devices to enable espionage, used different tactics including setting up fake job recruiting sites. Facebook said the hackers tried to direct people to other websites, […]
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