Monthly Archives: April 2013

UK Government blocks Shell paying Iran oil debt in food, medicine


LONDON: Britain has blocked efforts by oil major Royal Dutch Shell to settle a $2.3 billion debt it owes Iran by paying in kind with grains or pharmaceuticals, industry sources said. Shell has been trying for months to find a … Continue reading

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Though watched and muzzled, independent labour unions are stirring

From The Economist DURING a Persian new year’s party (in late March) at Iran’s flagship South Pars project in the Persian Gulf, where the world’s largest known gasfield is being tapped, a labourer called on Iran’s workers to unite. Behnam … Continue reading

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