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August 11, 2018 10:11 PM Nobel Prize-winning author V S Naipaul dies

"He was a giant in all that he achieved and he died surrounded by those he loved having lived a life which was full of wonderful creativity and endeavour," she said in a statement. Born in Trinidad in 1932, Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul won a scholarship to read English at Oxford University and published his first novel, The Mystic Masseur, in 1957. He went on to write 115

August 11, 2018 3:00 PM Iran REFUSES to meet US officials over nuclear deal: ‘Americans LACK HONESTY!’

IRAN has vowed to snub Donald Trump’s officials and accused the US of “lacking honesty” as the sanctions’ crisis deepens. Mr Zarif also denied a message from Washington would be delivered to Iran by Omani officials. Oman and Switzerland had acted as mediators in talks with America in the past. Meanwhile, Iran has leapt to Turkey's defence as Trump slapped 76

August 11, 2018 9:46 AM Iran threatens Trump with WORLD WAR 3 as it vows solidarity with Turkey over lira

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif warned Mr Trump that the “entire world would unite” and use “force” the US to scrap fresh sanctions imposed as a result of a spat over a detained American pastor and Turkey’s defiance to buy oil from Iran. Mr Zarif - in true Trump fashion - took to Twitter to condemn the new sanctions in a chilling threat. He said: “Trump's 51

August 8, 2018 4:54 AM Iran news: Trump could be FORCED to reconsider Iran sanctions if Europe ‘has backbone’

THE US might be forced to reconsider its trade sanctions policies if Europe can hold its nerve in response to President Donald Trump as he comes down hard on Iran amid trade war fears, a former US politician has stated. Yesterday, President Trump warned that any countries trading with Iran will “not be doing business with the United States” after trade 46

August 7, 2018 9:58 AM Donald Trump FIRES WARNING to EU: Do trade with Iran and you will NOT do business with US

DONALD Trump has piled pressure on EU leaders by warning them that if they ignore newly imposed sanctions and do business with Iran, they can forget about trading with the United States. Mr Trump has said he would “fully enforce” the measures being reimposed as a result of the US withdrawal from the 2015 JPCA deal aimed at preventing Iran from developing 46

August 2, 2018 2:39 PM Netanyahu issues stark WARNING after Iran says Red Sea 'NOT SAFE' for US troops

ISRAEL’S Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned Iran will be met with a military response if it attempts to block the Straits of Bab al-Mandab in the Red Sea, after Houthi rebels allegedly fired missiles at a Saudi Arabian oil tanker. Mr Netanyahu said yesterday Iran would be met by an international coalition that would include Israel if they attempted 77

August 1, 2018 2:13 AM 'Humiliation' Iranian officials REBUFF Donald Trump's meeting offer as tensions ESCALATE

IRANIAN officials have rejected President Donald Trump’s offer to hold talks without preconditions, with President Hassan Rouhani branding the US’s withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal as “illegal”. President Trump suggested on Monday a meeting between the leaders could take place, just a week after threatening the Middle Eastern nation in a fiery tweet 38

July 31, 2018 11:02 PM Iran protesters face DEATH PENALTY for striking over economic woes as Trump sanctions bite

IRAN has been engulfed in mass demonstrations as hundreds of protesters took to the streets over the Islamic Republic’s worsening economic crisis, which has sparked warnings over human rights abuses as the regime threatens to execute activists. The country’s currency hit a new low on July 29 as investors began to fear the potential impact of US sanctions 62

July 30, 2018 11:46 PM Iranian General Qassem Soleimani threatens Trump over Iran/USA conflict

General Qassem Soleimani, who commands Iran’s elite Quds force, has dramatically told President Trump: “If you begin the war, we will end the war.” Mr Soleimani also taunted: “The Quds force and I are your match. We don’t go to sleep at night before thinking about you”. He also appeared to threaten US access to the strategic Red Sea saying: “The Red Sea which 57

July 30, 2018 2:01 AM Iran's foreign minister HITS OUT at Donald Trump

IRANIAN foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has accused the US of being “addicted to sanctions” as US-Iran tensions reach fever pitch over Tehran’s nuclear program with the country threatening the “mother of all wars”. The foreign minister made the shocking comments during a meeting of Iranian diplomats and businessmen. He said: “Americans are addicted 34