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October 16, 2018 3:44 PM Militants seize 14 Iranian security forces near Pakistan

TEHRAN, IRAN — Militants in Iran abducted 14 members of a border security force near the Pakistan border on Tuesday in the latest blow to the powerful Revolutionary Guard. Media reports quoted an unnamed but informed source as saying two of those abducted are members of the Guard’s intelligence department. The rest include seven members of the Basij 11

September 7, 2018 1:48 PM Iran, Russia and Turkey presidents meet for summit to discuss Syria’s future

“The fires of war and bloodshed in Syria are reaching their end,” Rouhani said, while adding that terrorism must “be uprooted in Syria, particularly in Idlib.” Each of the three nations has its own interests in the years-long war in Syria. Iran wants to keep its foothold in the Mediterranean nation neighbouring Israel and Lebanon. Turkey, which backed 15

August 30, 2018 5:51 PM Newfoundland is finding new (non-U.S.) customers for its oil

As the province moves forward with plans to double production by 2030, Newfoundland oil has made its way as far north as Norway and as far east as China. Croatia is set to become the newest customer. The ship Minerva Clara is en route to Omisalj on Croatia’s southern coast after loading at Newfoundland’s Whiffen Head crude terminal on Aug. 18, according 17

August 6, 2018 2:02 PM Iran lifts ban on currency exchanges as U.S. sanctions loom

The ban on the exchange offices, introduced in March, had left the offices idle overnight: gone were the familiar, daily long lines of Iranians waiting to buy or sell dollars. The measure also backfired, and the black market flourished. Hemmati said the government’s decision in April to enforce a single exchange rate to the dollar had caused “serious 20

July 31, 2018 12:31 AM Trump open to meeting with Iranian leader, but Iran rules it out

“With current America and these policies, there will definitely not be the possibility of dialogue and engagement, and the United States has shown that it is totally unreliable,” Qassemi said at the news conference, which was carried by Iran’s state news media. Given the American repudiation of the nuclear agreement and the restored sanctions, Qassemi 27

June 23, 2018 10:05 PM Syrian children's choir not to attend festival over fears about U.S. travel

Tang says most of the choir members immigrated to Canada within the last two years, and some parents worried that travel documents from their home country would raise red flags under a U.S. policy that bans travellers from five majority-Muslim countries: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. It also affects two non-Muslim countries, blocking travellers 18

June 20, 2018 2:07 PM Ronaldo scores record-setting goal in win over Morocco

Portugal star's 85th marker the most ever for a European national team Cristiano Ronaldo has made European football history by scoring in a 1-0 win for Portugal that also meant Morocco was the first team eliminated from the World Cup in Russia. Ronaldo's header in the fourth minute was his fourth goal at this year's tournament, and his 85th for his country 237

June 19, 2018 8:07 PM Wednesday World Cup preview: Ronaldo and Portugal look to eliminate Morocco

That should make it an easier day for Suarez, who has 51 international goals and is Uruguay’s all-time top scorer. This tournament is a chance for Suarez to play controversy-free soccer at this year’s World Cup. He was sent off for a handball against Ghana in the quarterfinals of the 2010 tournament, earning a suspension that had him on the sidelines 20

June 15, 2018 5:31 PM Own-goal earns Iran 1-0 win over Morocco at World Cup

ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA — An own-goal in the fifth minute of injury time gifted Iran a 1-0 victory over Morocco on Friday at the World Cup. Only on the field as a 77th-minute substitute, Morocco striker Aziz Bouhaddouz dived to reach a curling cross from the left but headed the ball past his own goalkeeper. While Bouhaddouz buried his face in the turf and was consoled 23

June 15, 2018 5:24 PM Own goal in injury time lifts Iran over Morocco at World Cup

Aziz Bouhaddouz heads free kick into his own net for lone goal of match An own-goal in the fifth minute of injury time gifted Iran a 1-0 victory over Morocco on Friday at the World Cup. Only on the field as a 77th-minute substitute, Morocco striker Aziz Bouhaddouz dived to reach a curling cross from the left but headed the ball past his own goalkeeper 26