China National Petroleum Corp has pulled out of a deal to develop Iran’s South Pars field. Photo: AP

Chinese state oil firm withdraws from US$5 billion deal, Iran says

  • South Pars field agreement, struck after Iran’s 2015 nuclear pact, appears to be latest business casualty of US pressure campaign on Tehran
  • French oil company Total SA pulled out of project earlier due to US sanctions on Iran
Topic |   Iran

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China National Petroleum Corp has pulled out of a deal to develop Iran’s South Pars field. Photo: AP
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In a 30-day period, Phosphorous made more than 2,700 attempts to identify consumer email accounts belonging to specific Microsoft customers. Photo: Shutterstock

Iranian hackers targeted 2020 US presidential campaign, Microsoft finds

  • Tech giant also discovered ‘significant’ digital activity by group dubbed ‘Phosphorous’ against officials, journalists and prominent Iranians outside Iran
  • Senior US intelligence officials have warned that coming election will be targeted not just by Russian hackers, but face possible interference by Iran and China
Topic |   US Presidential Election 2020

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In a 30-day period, Phosphorous made more than 2,700 attempts to identify consumer email accounts belonging to specific Microsoft customers. Photo: Shutterstock
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