Iran could be ramping up a fake news campaign

Jan 8, 2020
Iran's had a history of cyber propaganda meant to rally support in the Middle East.
Protesters hold pictures of Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani during a demonstration outside the U.S. consulate in Istanbul on Jan. 5.
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How an Iranian cyberattack might start

Jan 8, 2020
One way Iran could find its way into corporate networks is through individual employees.
Iranians hold anti-U.S. banners during a demonstration in the capital Tehran on Jan. 3, 2020 following the killing of Iranian Revolutionary Guards Major General Qasem Soleimani in a U.S. strike.
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Iran's painful economic reality

Jan 6, 2020
A George Washington University professor emeritus explains the consequences of 40 years of sanctions.
Young girls in Tehran walk in front of a mural showing the Iranian flag in April.
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After the U.S. attack in Iraq, how high will oil go?

Jan 3, 2020
Some analysts say Iran’s most likely initial target for retaliation? Oil facilities in Iraq.
Protesters in Lahore, Pakistan, hold a burned U.S. flag on Friday as they shout slogans during a demonstration near the U.S. consulate following a U.S. airstrike that killed Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani in Iraq.
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Will oil price spike lead to higher prices at the pump?

Sep 16, 2019
A look at what a drone strike on oil reserves in Saudi Arabia could mean for consumers.
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Iran sanctions: What will become of oil prices?

Apr 22, 2019
Traders are concerned about supply.
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Iran hackers hunt nuclear workers, US targets

Dec 13, 2018
The AP drew on data gathered by the London-based cybersecurity group Certfa.
The AP drew on data gathered by the London-based cybersecurity group Certfa.
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EU moves to shield companies that trade with Iran from U.S. sanctions

Dec 6, 2018
A new electronic money-transfer system intends to "create some economic independence for European companies," one expert says.
Flags of the European Union member states hang inside the Council of the European Union's Lex building in Brussels.
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Oil prices might finally be perking up after a long tumble

Nov 12, 2018
Analysts didn’t anticipate the convergence of factors driving oil prices down. A record production of U.S. crude combined with increased pumping globally have created an unexpected surplus. Combine that with slowing global demand and President Donald Trump easing sanctions on Iran, and oil prices are in a slump. What will it take for OPEC to […]

Iranians struggle under weight of sanctions, drought

Aug 29, 2018
Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urges government to work "day and night" on economic problems.
President Hassan Rouhani speaks at the Iranian Parliament in the capital Tehran, on August 28, 2018. - It was the first time Rouhani had been summoned by parliament in his five years in power, with MPs demanding answers on unemployment, rising prices and the collapsing value of the rial, which has lost more than half its value since April.
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