US hits Iran with more sanctions as Rouhani repeats talks can only follow end of “economic war”

bne IntelliNews December 11, 2019

Officials designate shipping network said to be transporting weapons to Tehran-backed rebels in Yemen.

Owner of Iran’s answer to YouTube and Netflix charged with promoting prostitution

bne IntelliNews December 10, 2019

Judiciary turns attention to Aparat and Filimo.

Rouhani says Iran's "resistance budget" has “least possible dependence on oil”

bne IntelliNews December 8, 2019

Sales of state bonds and properties to be used to help plug gap caused by lost orders for shipped crude.

New York judge tells Turkey’s Halkbank to turn up and enter plea in Iran sanctions busting case

bne IntelliNews December 5, 2019

Move must be made before state lender can challenge US court’s ability to hold trial, he adds.

Saxo Bank’s Outrageous Predictions 2020

Daniel Rad December 3, 2019

What are the odds on China, Iran and Russia creating a new world currency? On Moscow slashing oil production? And on Hungary making a ‘Huxit’ while Trump gets an election hammering?

Iran’s oil export claims not without foundation says

bne IntelliNews December 2, 2019

Satellite technology firm refers to 700,000 barrels a day possibly successfully shipped despite US attempt to drive consignments to zero.

Several European countries to join Instex mechanism for trading with Iran

bne IntelliNews November 29, 2019

In itself move won’t go very far in persuading Tehran to stick with nuclear deal.

In Iran unrest aftermath officials talk of “foreign conspiracy” while NGOs allege “coverup”

bne IntelliNews November 27, 2019

Tehran blames “thugs” linked to exiles and US, Israel and Saudi Arabia. HRW issues report on “brutal crackdown” and calls for release of official death toll.

Iran mostly back online after unprecedented shutdown

bne IntelliNews November 24, 2019

100 protest leaders said to have been rounded up. Reports circulate that relatives of expatriate Iranian journalists are suffering intimidation from military and spy agencies.

Analysts fear regimes will celebrate and imitate Iran’s “halal net” following digital blackout

bne IntelliNews November 21, 2019

As reports indicate Islamic Republic is gradually reconnecting to global internet after quelling of social unrest, observers say success of Iranian intranet is a human rights headache.

Iran claims victory over unrest, so why’s it not making good on promise to reconnect internet?

bne IntelliNews November 21, 2019

UN official says: "Fundamentally, I don't think we’ve a very good sense of what's happening on the ground right now."

When protests subside internet will return says Iran’s government

bne IntelliNews November 19, 2019

Amid online blackout, death tolls as high as 200 suggested. UN alarmed at alleged use of live ammunition. State broadcaster praises web disconnection for denying foreign media content for stirring up anti-regime sentiment.

Iran remains almost entirely cut off from internet following unrest

bne IntelliNews November 18, 2019

Basij paramilitary force says November 18 brought a quieter day on the streets with “main culprits” rounded up. Death toll estimates range from six to dozens.

Iran shuts down internet as petrol riots crackdown escalates

bne IntelliNews November 17, 2019

Iranian authorities essentially turned the internet off on November 17 as a crackdown on protests against a dramatic hike in petrol prices escalated, reported Netblocks, an internet-freedom charity.

Iranian leader Ayatollah Khamenei blames enemies for protests as several reported dead in escalating unrest

bne IntelliNews November 17, 2019

Iran went under virtual martial law as authorities shut down the internet and blocked roads in the capital. There were some reports of shooting on the streets of Tehran.

Halkbank shares head south in Istanbul after Erdogan’s White House meeting produces little

bne IntelliNews November 14, 2019

State bank embroiled in Iran sanctions-busting case. Mention of Turkish strongman in indictment and Trump Tower Istanbul under renewed scrutiny. No progress on ‘S-400’ row. Senators not thrilled at Oval Office showing of anti-Kurdish propaganda film.