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    The Oil Patch

    The Oil Patch

    February 19, 2016 JERKY MOVMENTS — We’re back on the roller coaster with no clear direction.  But there are no indicators of any substantial rise given the huge volume of…

    US allows US firms to insure Iran oil shipments

    February 19, 2016 The great fear in the oil trade that Iranian crude would not be able to be moved freely because the Americans would block shipping insurance has been…

    Azita Raji suddenly is approved as ambassador

    Azita Raji suddenly is approved as ambassador

    February 19, 2016 The Senate Friday confirmed Iranian-American Azita Raji to be the US ambassador to Sweden, the first Iranian-American ever to become a US ambassador. Her nomination—along with those…

    Ghomeshi awaits judge’s verdict

    Ghomeshi awaits judge’s verdict

    February 19, 2016 The trial of Jian Ghomeshi for sexual assault has ended after two weeks without his ever taking the stand in his own defense. His lawyer, Marie Henein, aggressively…

    UK judge jails two cops in Iranian beating death

    UK judge jails two cops in Iranian beating death

    February 19, 2016 A British judge has sentenced two police officers to short, but career-ending, jail terms for ignoring pleas for help from an Iranian who was later incinerated by…

    Thais nab Irani master forger

    Thais nab Irani master forger

    February 19, 2016 Police in Thailand say they have nabbed an Iranian known as “The Doctor,” whom they accuse of forging high quality passports used by Middle Easterners and South…

    Chill out

    Chill out

    February 19, 2016 A month ago, Masumeh Ebtekar (photo), who heads the Environmental Protection Organization, challenged all government agencies to help reduce pollution in Tehran by holding the temperature at…

    US interferes in Iran

    February 19, 2016 The United States has called on Iran to free dissidents Mehdi Karrubi, Mir-Hossain Musavi and Musavi’s wife, Zahra Rahnavard.  The call was issued Monday to mark the…

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