Catherine Ashton’s visit to Iran before the next round of nuclear talks was intended to highlight progress between Iran and the West. Instead, a meeting with women activists became a rallying point for the country’s hardliners.
Faruk Mustafa Rasool first saw a mobile phone in 1998 while he was lying in a London hospital bed recovering from quadruple heart bypass surgery. Ignoring his doctors’ advice to rest, he started figuring out how to bring the device to his native Iraq.
For Grant Felgenhauer, a money manager whose hedge fund owns $110 million of Iraqi equities, the 15 explosions that reverberated across the country in a single day earlier this month weren’t a reason to stop buying.
ABB Ltd. won dismissal of a racketeering suit brought by Iraq that alleged a unit of the world’s biggest electricity-networks builder conspired with Saddam Hussein’s regime over an oil-for-food program.