Tag Archives: Iran

Bawumia cuts sod for cement factory under ‘1-District-1-Factory’

The Vice President, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, has cut sod for the establishment of a new cement factory in Ghana. The $30 million Ilam Cement factory will be located at Dawa Industrial City in Accra, and it is expected to be completed in two years. The factory also falls under the Akufo-Addo administration’s One-District-One-Factory programme. 90% of the factory is however ...

Read More »

Iraq-Iran earthquake: Over 100 killed

A 7.3-magnitude earthquake has rattled the northern border region between Iran and Iraq, killing at least 140 people and injuring hundreds more. At least 129 people died in western Iran’s Kermanshah province, officials told state media. Six more were reported dead in Iraq. The death toll is likely to rise. The earthquake sparked panic, with fears of aftershocks sending residents ...

Read More »

Iran nuclear deal: Global powers stand by pact despite Trump threat

Global powers, including key US allies, have said they will stand by the Iran nuclear deal which US President Donald Trump has threatened to tear apart. Mr Trump said on Friday that he would stop signing off on the agreement. The UK, France and Germany responded that the pact was “in our shared national security interest”. The EU said it ...

Read More »

Iran nuclear deal: Trump vows not to sign off agreement

President Trump has condemned Iran as a fanatical regime and refused to continue certifying an international nuclear deal. He said he was referring the deal to Congress and would consult allies on how to alter the deal. He accused Iran of sponsoring terrorism and said he would deny the regime “all paths to a nuclear weapon”. International observers say Iran ...

Read More »

Iran MPs under fire for ’embarrassing’ selfies

Members of the Iranian parliament have found themselves under fire for “strange” behaviour involving the EU’s top diplomat, Federica Mogherini. She was in Iran for President Hassan Rouhani’s inauguration on Saturday when she found herself the centre of attention on the parliament floor. Photos showed Ms Mogherini surrounded by a number of male MPs, taking photos. Many social media users ...

Read More »

CIA head warns Trump over Iran deal

The director of the CIA has warned US President-elect Donald Trump that ending the Iran nuclear deal would be “disastrous” and “the height of folly”. In a BBC interview, John Brennan also advised the new president to be wary of Russia’s promises, blaming Moscow for much of the suffering in Syria. In his campaign, Mr Trump threatened to scrap the ...

Read More »