Home News World Page 818

World

Latest news and views from around the world

ISIS Carrying Out Chemical Experiments on Prisoners

ISIS [also known as Daesh or ISIL] has moved its chemical weapons operations to densely populated residential areas, and is testing homemade chlorine and mustard gas on its prisoners, residents of the Iraqi city of Mosul have claimed.

US Policies Move Iraq towards Disintegration: Analyst

Nosratollah Tajik, a senior Middle East expert and the former Iranian ambassador to Jordan, believes that the policies followed by the United States in Iraq will definitely lead to the Arab country’s disintegration.

Afghan Official Thanks Iran for Sheltering Refugees

Afghan National Security Adviser Mohammad Hanif Atmar expressed his gratitude to Iran for its support for Afghan refugees seeking asylum in the Islamic Republic over the past decades.

Iran Exports First Consignment of Gas Oil to Iraq’s Kurdistan

Iran has exported the first consignment of its gas oil to Iraq’s Kurdistan, a local official said.

Germans in Search of Business Opportunities in Iran

In a meeting between the chairman of the Tehran Chamber of Commerce and the Minister of Energy and Economy of Nordrhein-Westfalen state, there was a focus on expanding bilateral ties and easing banking relations in order to develop trade and investment between Iran and Germany.

Dutch Company to Assist Iranian Oil Terminal Renovation

The head of the Iran Oil Terminals Company (IOTC) has said that the company will cooperate with a Dutch oil company to refurbish its oil terminals and facilities.

Jazmourian Wetland Under Threat

Nestled between the provinces of Kerman and Sistan-Baluchestan, Jazmourian is one of two major wetlands in southeast Iran, the other being the Hamouns. Both are on the knife-edge of complete desiccation as a result of climate change, excessive dam construction and the depletion of groundwater resources.

Iran Working on New Transit Link to EU

Iran says it is working on a new combined transit route that would link its southern port city of Bandar Abbas to Europe through various CIS countries.

Switzerland Ready to Assist Iran in Post-Sanctions Era

Yves Rossier, the secretary of state at the Swiss Foreign Ministry, said his country is prepared to help Iran to reclaim its previous economic position at the international level following the removal of anti-Tehran sanctions.

Lavrov to Discuss Iran’s Full SCO Membership at Uzbekistan Meeting: Russian Official

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov plans to raise the issue of Iran’s permanent membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) at a meeting of SCO foreign ministers in Uzbekistan, Russia's Special Presidential Envoy to the SCO Bakhtier Khakimov said.