My Step Alliance takes 70.4% of the vote. ‘Old establishment’ Republican Party is crushed. ‘People power’ now represented in parliament.
A non-violent revolution toppled the government in the spring but didn’t alter the make-up of parliament. The weekend vote looks odds-on to fix that.
Blame for terrorist bombing of Chabahar police HQ initially pinned on Sunni jihadi group Ansar al-Furqan.
Nordic parent company was hit by heavy fines imposed by US and Dutch regulators after becoming embroiled in a corruption scandal involving late president Islam Karimov’s daughter.
Though France and the UK have stayed loyal to Iran in the face of the economic “war” waged on the country by the US, they hit out at Tehran’s “multi-warhead” rocket as “provocative”.
OSCE says campaign saw significant deviations from democratic principles. Winner, backed by Georgia’s richest man, “enjoyed an undue advantage”, it concludes.
Runoff prompts observers to question whether some voters were intimidated by Russia and Ukraine’s Sea of Azov clash.
Baghdad must balance competing demands of Tehran and Washington when it comes to abiding by US sanctions aimed at Iran.
A Kazakh court sentenced Kazakh fugitive banker Mukhtar Ablyazov to life in prison in absentia on November 27 for allegedly orchestrating the murder of ex-head of BTA Bank Yerlan Tatishev.
The practice is “still systematic and massive” says Uzbek-German Forum for Human Rights.
Millionaire behind car dealerships chain arrested after complaints mount up.
Fund advises changes to macroeconomic policies that create excessive demand pressures in country back on the radar of international investors.
Almazbek Atambayev says he will seek to rein in Sooranbai Jeenbekov, the successor critics wrongly thought would turn out to be no more than a stooge.
Iranian foreign minister responds to US president’s move to stand by Riyadh despite brutal killing which the CIA has briefed was ordered by the Saudi crown prince.
Collapse of rial in face of US sanctions has made country’s fixed-price fuel attractive on regional black markets.
Eyebrows raised as tycoon’s foundation agrees to acquire in-default debt ahead of highly competitive November 28 vote faced by his favoured candidate.
Question mark over whether poor country has funds for other five turbines of project to include world’s tallest dam.
Repeating its warning that the country’s sanctions-triggered recession will worsen, the Fund also urges Tehran to align official currency-exchange rates with black market rates.
Mechanism to enable sanctions-shielded trade with Islamic Republic can’t find a home. US scoffing at “paper tiger”.
Use of American parts means company would require Washington waiver to go through with delivery. Iranians searching high and low for planes they can acquire.