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French-US oil services giant Schlumberger Ltd. was fined $232.7 million by the Justice Department Wednesday for violating sanctions on Iran and Sudan.
March 29, 2015 - 16:27 GMT
According to the charges, the company's Texas-based drilling and measurements unit provided services to Iran and Sudan between 2004 and 2010 and tried to hide the fact from authorities.
A handout picture released by the official website of Iran's presidency office shows Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visits Natanz uranium enrichment facilities some 300 kms, south of the capital Tehran on April 8, 2008. (AFP/File)
March 29, 2015 - 16:17 GMT
Western diplomats said Iran and six world powers have reached a provisional agreement on key parts of a nuclear deal Sunday.
US Secretary of State John Kerry waits for the start of a trilateral meeting at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne on March 28, 2015. (AFP/File)
March 29, 2015 - 13:00 GMT
US Secretary of State John Kerry canceled his trip to Boston to clinch the P5+1 deal.
US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) waits to start a meeting with Iranian officials at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel March 29, 2015 in Lausanne. (AFP/File)
March 29, 2015 - 11:00 GMT
As the deadline for the P5+1 nuclear deal rapidly approaches, a senior EU official has stressed that a potential agreement has never been in closer reach.
Iran President Hassan Rouhani's regime has been criticized for its shaky record on press freedom. (Image: AFP/File)
March 29, 2015 - 10:25 GMT
While covering the nuclear talks in Switzerland, Amir Hossein Mottaghi, who managed Iran President Rouhani's election campaign, allegedly defects.
Saudi Brigadier General Ahmed Asiri, spokesman of the Saudi-led coalition forces, speaks to the media next to a replica of a Tornado fighter jet, at the Riyadh airbase in the Saudi capital on March 26, 2014. (AFP/File)
March 28, 2015 - 16:11 GMT
A Saudi official stated at the Arab country summit in Egypt that airstrikes in Yemen will likely continue for at least five to six months.
Launched earlier this week, the airstrike campaign in Yemen is a coalition of 10 nations led by Saudi against the Shiite rebel group whose campaign began in the capital Sanaa last September. (AFP/File)
March 28, 2015 - 11:56 GMT
Fourteen Arab leaders are holding a meeting in Egypt to address the deepening crisis unfolding in the Gulf country, where a Saudi-led bombing campaign began earlier this week.
Iranian President Hasan Rohani shakes hands with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan at Tehran's Saadabad palace in January 2014. (AFP/File)
March 27, 2015 - 07:00 GMT
The Turkish presidential spokesman has ruled out any change in the president's scheduled visit to Iran the first week of April.
A member of the Yemeni security forces sits on debris at the site of an air strike near Sanaa Airport. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
March 26, 2015 - 17:19 GMT
The conflict echoes across the wider Middle East, bringing into play regional rivalries between Saudi Arabia and Iran that have been compared to a "Cold War" scenario.
“The whole purpose of the EU sanctions is to leverage pressure on the Iranian government to come to an agreement in relation to nuclear proliferation.”
March 25, 2015 - 14:49 GMT
The European Union is set to put 40 Iranian shipping firms back on a list of sanctioned groups in a blow to the Islamic Republic’s transport sector which has sought an easing of trade restrictions.
US lawmakers, world powers and Iranian leadership are meant to create a framework deal for nuclear activities in Iran by March 31, with a final agreement deadline set at July 1. (AFP/File)
March 25, 2015 - 12:02 GMT
Negotiations to reach a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers will resume Thursday in Switzerland amid increased pressure from US lawmakers to push Obama to reach an agreement.