World Bulletin / News Desk
The United States will temporarily allow non-governmental organizations to transfer money to Iran to help the country rebuild from an earthquake disaster, the Treasury said on Tuesday.
The United States has an array of sanctions in place against Iran.
Iran was hit by two powerful earthquakes on Aug. 11 that flattened villages in the northwest of the country and killed more than 300 people.
Treasury said it was issuing a license that will temporarily allow NGOs to transfer up to $300,000 into Iran for reconstruction activity until Oct. 5.
To transfer more than $300,000 to Iran, NGOs will need to apply for a special license, Treasury said.
Schools in the Chinese capital kept students indoors and parents brought their kids to hospitals with breathing problems on Tuesday as Beijing pollution hit 35 times safe levels
The war of words over the South China sea militarization has heated up with a warning issued to China ignored on November 24.
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Pakistani PM, Afghan president discussed the negotiations while they were in Paris
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The head of the immunization programme in Pakistan has been killed with militants claiming that it is a covert effort to sterilize Musims.
Suu Kyi has requested "national reconciliation" discussions with the president and army chief to smooth the transition from the military to her ruling party
Environment minister says target reached before deadline, but extra 30 to 50 percent cut needed for significant improvement
A suicide attack targeting a senior Afghan election commission official has killed one guard and injured several others in capital Kabul Saturday. Hawliya Rodwal, Kabul provincial director of the commission, escaped the blast unhurt.
The military has confirmed that an Indonesian ‘expert bomb-maker’ was found among 8 fighters killed in firefight earlier this week
Weapons makers bid to supply new submarines to Australia, after Japan lifts ban that prohibited weapons sales in line with post-WWII pacifistic constitution
Week of Peace events in troubled Philippines south aim to bring different religious communities together, heal rifts of recent years
Police say muezzin has been killed and three worshippers wounded in the shooting, a rare attack on minority Shiite Muslims
Beijing Environmental Protection Bureau says pollutants emitted by vehicles in city will be cut by as much as 30 percent by 2022
Provoking anger and amusement, Taiwanese flag appeared alongside in ISIL propaganda video released listed Taiwan as one of Washington's 'close counterterrorism partners' in Asia-Pacific