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What not to wear: Women, tie-sellers targeted in Iran

Female booth attendants at a global trade fair and shops selling men's ties have become targets in a strict crackdown by Tehran police.

Obama greenlights further Syria, Iran sanctions

US President Barack Obama has given the nod to tighten sanctions against Syria and Iran by going after foreign firms violating existing measures.

Obama order puts screws on MTN

Cellphone giant MTN has sought advice in the wake of sanctions by the United States against companies that aid human rights abuses.

MTN’s leak could be hung out to dry

The person who leaked the MTN and Turkcell memos has to face the possibility of being implicated in the bribery of Iran government officials' claims.

Israel demands immediate effect of Iran sanctions

Israel says an EU embargo on Iranian oil and additional sanctions -- due to take effect from July -- should begin now.

Iran prepares new proposals for nuclear talks

Iran says it has new proposals for talks on its nuclear activity, but it's still unclear if those include information on its uranium enrichment drive.

Iran calls for ‘honesty’ in nuclear talks

Iran has urged "honesty" at crucial talks with world powers in order to defuse a tense international showdown over its disputed nuclear activities.

Iran ‘puts the screws’ on MTN

Sources reveal a terrifying situation at the mobile operator company's headquarters in Tehran.

Sasol’s plans to quit Iran under way

With MTN refusing to pull out of Iran, Sasol has stopped buying Iranian crude oil in a move to exit the Islamic republic.

The big fuel squeeze is here

Sanctions on Iran have pushed up the oil price, but government's levies and tariffs are not easing the pain as massive fuel price hikes hit consumers.

Former MTN head rubbishes Iran licence allegations

Former MTN boss Phuthuma Nhleko has distanced himself from a dodgy mobile operating license in Iran that included bribes, weapons and influence.

Indonesian fuel hike under certain conditions

Indonesia's parliament voted on Saturday to give the government authority to raise subsidised fuel prices under certain conditions.

MTN shares slide amid bribery scandal

Shares in MTN Group have slid after rival Turkcell filed a lawsuit against the mobile operator, alleging it bribed officials to win an Iranian bid.

SA’s sovereignty: name your price?

The department of international relations and cooperations says government can't be bought but recent reports have contradicted this statement.

MTN rocked by Iran licence bribery scandal

A lawsuit filed by Turkcell over a licence in Iran has implicated MTN executives and state officials in an explosive bribery and weapons scandal.

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