US Navy veteran released by Iran arrives in Switzerland

A US Navy veteran has arrived in Switzerland after being released by Iran. Michael White had been detained since 2018. President Donald Trump thanked Tehran for his release. It comes a day after an Iranian scientist arrived back in Tehran after being freed from a prison in the United States. Al Jazeera’s Victoria Gatenby reports. … Read more US Navy veteran released by Iran arrives in Switzerland

Policy Brief on People on the Move & other topics – Daily Briefing (3 June 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – People on the Move – African/Caribbean/Pacific – Vaccine – Libya – Venezuela – Yemen – COVID-19/Peacekeeping – COVID-19/Iran – COVID-19/Moldova – Human Rights/Asia – World Bicycle Day – Condolences Full Highlights: https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/noon-briefing-highlight?date%5Bvalue%5D%5Bdate%5D=03%20June%202020

Saudi EU ambassador responds to slain journalist Khashoggi’s widow

A Saudi-led UN donor summit to raise money for war-torn Yemen has raised about half of the required $2 billion. Saad Bin Mohammed Al-Arifi, Saudi ambassador to the EU, defended the fund-raising effort which comes while the country is still at war with Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group. The ambassador also responded to calls from the … Read more Saudi EU ambassador responds to slain journalist Khashoggi’s widow

Worldwide protests in solidarity with George Floyd protests in USA

Protests and unrest in America after the killing of unarmed black man George Floyd while restrained by white policemen has sparked sister protests around the world. From New Zealand to Syria, and the UK to Iran, watch the video to see how they unfolded. For the latest on the George Floyd protests, click here and … Read more Worldwide protests in solidarity with George Floyd protests in USA

Inside Venezuela’s daily struggle for fuel that gvt vows to end with Iran imports, FRANCE 24 reports

Although Venezuela has the World’s largest oil reserves, the country has been struggling with fuel shortages that are hitting all sectors and regions, with queues that can take several days to refill. But Caracas vows to end this crisis by importing tons of oil from Iran. FRANCE 24’s team reports from Caracas. Subscribe to France … Read more Inside Venezuela’s daily struggle for fuel that gvt vows to end with Iran imports, FRANCE 24 reports

Venezuela increases petrol prices, ends fuel subsidy

Oil-rich Venezuela has just introduced a new fuel pricing system that ends decades of highly subsidized petrol prices. The government is now selling gasoline imported from Iran. The change has led to long lines and confusion at petrol stations, with many questioning the rise in prices in a country with the world’s largest oil reserves. … Read more Venezuela increases petrol prices, ends fuel subsidy

Iranian scientist detained in US on the way home

Iran’s foreign minister says the Iranian scientist imprisoned in the US is now on his way back home. Sirous Asgari had been pleading for weeks to be released from an immigration centre, after contracting COVID-19. He has been in custody since 2017, while on trial for charges of fraud and selling state secrets. Asgari was … Read more Iranian scientist detained in US on the way home

Iran dedicates a statue to honour its healthcare workers

COVID-19 has infected around 10,000 healthcare workers in Iran. Many of them have died and now, a statue has been unveiled in their honour. Al Jazeera’s Zein Basravi reports from Tehran. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera – Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #AlJazeeraEnglish … Read more Iran dedicates a statue to honour its healthcare workers

US official: Libyan conflict ‘could spin out of control if the Russians choose escalation’

In an interview with FRANCE 24, David Schenker, the US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, discussed the situation in Libya and the involvement of foreign forces like Turkey and Russia in the conflict there. “We think it’s important that the arms embargo be implemented immediately,” he told FRANCE 24. Schenker warned that the Libyan conflict … Read more US official: Libyan conflict ‘could spin out of control if the Russians choose escalation’

Venezuela’s Maduro considers charging citizens more for petrol

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro said on Wednesday that his government must begin charging more for petrol and said he had directed a team of specialists to determine what the price should be. The announcement follows the arrival of several tankers from Iran carrying much-needed fuel. Al Jazeera’s Alexi O’Brien reports. – Subscribe to our channel: … Read more Venezuela’s Maduro considers charging citizens more for petrol

Second Iranian oil tanker ‘Forest’ arrives at Venezuela’s largest refinery

Credit: National Iranian Tanker Co ‘Forest’, the second oil tanker from Iran arrived in Venezuela’s largest refinery, the Paraguana refinery complex, in Falcon state. The tanker, Forest, was welcomed by authorities and staff of Punta Cardon port, who were seen waving Iranian and Venezuelan flags. Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com … Read more Second Iranian oil tanker ‘Forest’ arrives at Venezuela’s largest refinery

Oil Tankers from Iran Arrive in Venezuela, Defying U.S. Sanctions on Both Countries

Authorities in Venezuela celebrated Monday as the first of five Iranian gasoline tankers arrived in the country, bringing badly-needed fuel supplies. Workers at the El Palito refinery welcomed the docking of Iranian tanker Fortune. Four more tankers are expected over the coming days. The Iranian tankers hold what analysts estimate to be enough gasoline to … Read more Oil Tankers from Iran Arrive in Venezuela, Defying U.S. Sanctions on Both Countries

First Iranian oil tanker reaches Venezuelan waters

Venezuela’s navy and air force have escorted the first of five Iranian oil tankers into its waters, carrying more than a million barrels of fuel. The second docked not long ago. The United States, which has imposed sanctions on both countries, says it is monitoring the convoy. But Venezuela and Iran have warned Washington not … Read more First Iranian oil tanker reaches Venezuelan waters

Good ‘Fortune’ | Iranian oil tanker makes it to Venezuela

An Iranian oil tanker called ‘Fortune’ has made it to Venezuela to deliver 43 million liters of gasoline. The ‘Fortune’ had a tense crossing through the Caribbean, after officials in Washington signaled that they were ‘looking at measures’ that could be taken in response to the shipment. Iran’s President Rouhani had warned that the country … Read more Good ‘Fortune’ | Iranian oil tanker makes it to Venezuela