Japan has extended state-backed insurance to cover imports of oil from Iran, potentially allowing the country’s refiners to continue loading crude cargoes from the Middle Eastern nation, a government official told Reuters on Thursday.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Friday said it has reached an agreement with Sri Lanka to extend a $1.5 billion-loan facility for an extra year, a move some analysts say could allow the government to boost spending ahead of key elections.
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), which fights money laundering, has prolonged a freeze of some of its restrictions on Iran after verifying the Islamic Republic's continued compliance with its directives.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says he believes the United States will extend the suspension of its nuclear-related sanctions against the Islamic Republic on the due date as part of its commitments under a multilateral deal that involves Iran.
A senior Iranian official said the United States will be “explicitly” violating the nuclear deal with Iran and five other countries if it refuses to extend the suspension of American nuclear-related sanctions against the Islamic Republic on the due date.
Gambia said Wednesday its legislators have voted to extend President Yahya Jammeh’s term by three months, just hours before his mandate was set to expire. But President-elect Adama Barrow has vowed to take office regardless of whether Jammeh leaves. Amid the uncertainty, tourists began to evacuate the country.
Group A leader Iran is hoping to extend its Russia 2018 Asian Qualifying Third Round unbeaten streak as it takes on Syria today, a team that has caused problems against the likes of Korea Republic and China PR so far.
French President Francois Hollande says France will not extend a state of emergency which was imposed after last November’s deadly terror attacks by the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group in and around the capital, Paris.