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Iran announces joint border security force with Pakistan

Apr. 22, 2019 10:40 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Monday that a new joint security force with Pakistan will be formed to combat militants based along the two countries' shared border. Both Pakistan and Iran have said militant groups operate from the other country's soil, occasionally carrying out...

Stocks open broadly lower, but energy sector gains with oil

Apr. 22, 2019 10:19 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The price of crude oil surged Monday after the U.S. government moved to further block Iranian oil exports. That helped to lift energy stocks, but losses elsewhere in the market pulled U.S. indexes modestly lower in morning trading. The Trump administration told five countries, including the...

The Latest: Oil prices rise after US oil sanctions decision

Apr. 22, 2019 10:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. sanctions on countries importing Iranian oil (all times local): 10 a.m. Oil prices rose following news the Trump administration is telling five nations, including allies Japan, South Korea and Turkey, they will no longer be exempt from U.S. sanctions if they import oil...

US won't renew sanctions waivers for importing Iranian oil

Apr. 22, 2019 9:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday told five nations — Japan, South Korea, Turkey, China and India — that they will no longer be exempt from U.S. sanctions if they continue to import oil from Iran. President Donald Trump has decided not to reissue the waivers when they...

White House: US ending sanction waivers for countries importing Iran oil, increasing economic pressure on Iran

Apr. 22, 2019 8:27 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House: US ending sanction waivers for countries importing Iran oil, increasing economic pressure on Iran.

China criticizes US effort to reduce Iran oil sales

Apr. 22, 2019 6:31 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China, one of Iran's biggest oil export markets, on Monday criticized Washington's decision to tell Beijing and other governments to stop buying crude from Tehran or face sanctions. China opposes Washington's "unilateral sanctions and long-arm jurisdiction," said a foreign ministry...

World markets mixed, oil rises on Iran concerns

Apr. 22, 2019 6:02 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — World stock markets were mostly lower while oil prices surged for a second day Monday following reports Washington wants to block Iranian exports. Benchmarks in Shanghai and India sank while Tokyo and Seoul were little changed. London, Frankfurt, Hong Kong and Sydney were closed for...

AP sources: US to sanction nations for importing Iranian oil

Apr. 21, 2019 8:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is poised to tell five nations, including allies Japan, South Korea and Turkey, that they will no longer be exempt from U.S. sanctions if they continue to import oil from Iran, officials said Sunday. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo plans to announce on Monday that...

Iran's top leader picks new Revolutionary Guard chief

Apr. 21, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader on Sunday appointed a new chief of the country's powerful Revolutionary Guard, picking a general with a history of threatening the U.S. just days after America designated the paramilitary force a terrorist organization. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's decision replaces...

The Latest: Muslim organization chief condemns attack

Apr. 21, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Latest on explosions in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday (all times local): 10:10 p.m. The secretary general of the world's largest organization of Muslim nations has condemned the attacks in Sri Lanka that killed more than 200 people on Easter Sunday. The Organization of Islamic...