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Iran finds ‘very light and sweet’ oil in Abadan for first time

Iran has discovered a new oilfield containing unspecified reserves of “very light and sweet” crude in the southwestern Khuzestan province, Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh said on Wednesday. The discovery on Minoo Island is the first ever oil find in the general area of Abadan which is home to Iran’s largest and oldest oil processing […]

Press TV anchor Marzieh Hashemi freed from US jail

The US government has released without charge Press TV anchor Marzieh Hashemi after 10 days of illegal detention, her family has announced. The journalist appeared before a grand jury in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday morning, when her testimony was expected. The Associated Press cited the people familiar with her case as saying that she was released […]

13 dead in two days of Venezuela unrest: rights group

Caracas: Thirteen people have died during two days of unrest in Venezuela amid protests against leftist leader Nicolas Maduro, a Caracas-based rights group reported Thursday.     The deaths, mostly from gunshot wounds, were recorded in the capital and across the country, along with reports of looting in Brazilian border state Bolivar, the Venezuelan Observatory […]

REVEALED: The Saudi sisters whose bodies were found bound together in New York’s Hudson River committed SUICIDE and were NOT murdered, medical examiner rules

The bodies of Tala Farea, 16, and Rotana Farea, 23, were discovered in October in the Hudson River on Manhattan’s Upper West Side They were found fully clothed and facing each other with their feet and waists taped together Medical examiner said on Tuesday that the sisters had committed suicide The sisters were alive when […]

United States confirms its envoy meeting Taliban in Qatar to negotiate Afghan war

Washington: The United States confirmed Wednesday that its envoy is meeting in Qatar with the Taliban, seeking to negotiate an end to the Afghanistan war despite a new major attack claimed by the insurgents.       Zalmay Khalilzad, the US special representative on Afghan reconciliation, met Tuesday in the Qatari capital Doha with Taliban […]

Pakistani activists, journos protest US detention of Marzieh Hashemi

Pakistani rights activists and journalist groups have staged a protest rally in the city of Karachi to condemn US detention of Press TV’s news anchor Marzieh Hashemi. Hashemi, a 59-year-old American-born Muslim convert who has been living in Iran for years, was detained at St. Louis Lambert International Airport in Missouri on January 13 while she […]

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