Iran asks Interpol to place Trump on ‘Wanted List’ for assassination of general Soleimani

bne IntelIiNews June 29, 2020

Country identifies 36 individuals accused of "murder" and "terrorism” with US president "at the top of the list". Issues arrest warrants.

Iranian rial drops to weakest ever level versus dollar

bne IntelIiNews June 22, 2020

As currency hits 200,000 threshold, officials reportedly warning exporters to bring their hard currency earnings home.

Telegram to create proxies to work in Iran

bne IntelIiNews June 22, 2020

Encrypted messaging app is hindered in Islamic Republic by official attempts to block it. Co-founder Pavel Durov says he refused to share user data with intelligence services.

Iran ‘plans to make sanctions defying shipping of fuel to Venezuela permanent’

bne IntelIiNews June 15, 2020

If successful, the strategy will simultaneously get up the nose of Washington and help to relieve Iranians of an unexpected domestic supply glut.

Turkey to build gas pipeline to supply Nakhchivan

David O'Byrne for Eurasianet June 11, 2020

The move would sideline Iranian gas sales to the Azerbaijani exclave and help Ankara get back in Washington’s good graces.

Emerging markets enjoying their strongest crisis bounceback ever

Ben Aris in Berlin June 11, 2020

Emerging markets (EM) stock markets are enjoying their strongest crisis bounceback ever, as coronavirus (COVID-19) infections stabilise and governments remove two-month-long lockdowns.

No room for complacency amid new corona outbreaks in emerging Europe

bne IntelIiNews June 9, 2020

Surge in new COVID-19 cases in Caucasus, Moldova and Poland, while fresh outbreaks in Balkans show virus not yet under control.

Second wave fears: virus resurging in arc across Iran and Caucasus neighbours

bne IntelIiNews June 4, 2020

Iranians, Armenians and Azerbaijanis are struggling to make their post-lockdown COVID-19 programmes work.

Easing of lockdowns offers hope to emerging Europe’s COVID-struck economies

bne IntelliNews June 2, 2020

Governments continue to lift restrictions but there are warnings over a surge in new infections in Armenia, Iran and North Macedonia.