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Bushehr-Dubai Flights to Resume

Flights between Bushehr in southwestern Iran and Dubai in the UAE, which were suspended last year, will recommence in the first week of the Iranian month of Tir (starting June 21) in cooperation with Kish Airlines.
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New Plans to Make Qeshm A Persian Gulf Focal Point: Official

A new contract between Iran and China will turn Qeshm Island into a focal point in the Persian Gulf in terms of oil reservation projects and oil production activities.
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Qeshm Geopark to Become Tourist Destination

The Director of Qeshm Island Geopark announced that the park will be added to the list of global Geoparks when it is registered by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
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South Pars Phases 17 & 18 Online by Winter

Plans are under way to launch phases 17 and 18 of the supergiant South Pars gas field during the second half of the current calendar year, which began on March 20, a senior energy official said.
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Iran to Set Up Offshore Bank in Kish Island: Report

Iran plans to open an offshore bank in the southern island of Kish “within a month” in a bid to facilitate its trade transactions and process international payments, a report said.

FM Spokesman: Bahraini Cleric’s Jail Term Extension ‘Complicates’ Problems

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari expressed deep sorrow over the extension of the jail term of Bahraini opposition leader, Sheikh Ali Salman, saying that Al Khalifa cannot resolve the Persian Gulf country’s protracted problems by such moves.
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Zarif Again Calls for Dialogue among Persian Gulf States

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who is in Finland on the second leg of his European tour, said the Helsinki Policy Forum is an opportunity to examine the possibility of holding regional dialogue among Persian Gulf states.

VP Orders Enhancement of Ties with Indian Ocean Littoral States

First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri ordered administrative agencies to enhance ties with Indian Ocean littoral states on Saturday May 28.

Large Group of Iranian Prisoners Extradited from Kuwait

Based on an extradition treaty, 47 Iranian prisoners in the Persian Gulf state of Kuwait returned home to serve the rest of their sentences in Iran.

Iranian Commander: IRGC Mass-Producing High Speed Boats

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has researched the technology necessary for mass-producing a new type of naval boat with a cruising speed of 80 knots, a senior commander announced.