80% growth in Iran’s non-oil exports to ASEAN
Iran’s non-oil exports to the Association of Southeast Asia Nations “ASEAN” had a growth of 80 percent in 2017 as compared with a similar period last year. As reported by Persia Digest, in 2017 Iran had more than USD 1280MM of non-oil exports to ASEAN member countries. In 2016, this figure stood at USD 711MM. Showing an 80% growth in Iran’s non-oil exports to ASEAN as compared with the year before that.
Dhaka Film Festival 30 films and one Iranian Judge
The 18th Dhaka Film Festival will run in Bangladesh from 12-20 January 2018. Mohsen Amir-Yusefi is the Iranian judge of the Festival in the Asian Cinema section. Thirty feature and short films from Iran will be screened here.
2nd Tehran Security Conference
The 2nd Tehran Security Conference entitled “Regional Security in West Asia – Emerging Challenges and Trends” was held in Tehran today, 8 January 2018. This was attended by political and security officials and researchers from 49 countries.
Iran’s Futsal, First in Asia, Fifth worldwide
In the latest ranking of national futsal teams in the world which has been announced by “futsalworldranking”, Iran national futsal team with 1625 points continues to hold the top rank in Asia and fifth in the world.
Afghanistan leads investment in Iran mining
Afghanistan has invested in nine projects to lead the way among European, Asian, and North American countries in foreign investment in Iran in the industry, mining, and trade sectors.
Hamedan – Tourism Capital of Asia
At the first meeting of the steering board for “Hamedan – Tourism Capital of Asia”,
the Head of Marketing for Iran’s Tourism said: “The Tourism Capital of Asia is a pilot program which is being implemented for the first time in Hamedan in 2018. Hamedan has been chosen because it is the oldest city in Iran.”
Iranian girls went for Asian gold
Iranian athletes have bagged gold at the 10th Asian Airgun Championships in Japan.
The 10th Asian Airgun Championships are in Japan was inaugurated on 8 December 2017 in Wako-Saitama, Japan, in the men’s and women’s categories, in the three age groups of senior, junior, and youth events.
Persepolis & Esteghlal Asian Opponents
The AFC Champions League draw 2018 has been held at the Federation head offices. Persepolis, Esteghlal, and Tractor-Sazi team tables have been selected and Zobahan will know its place in the playoffs.
Iran strategic port phase I opens
Phase I of Shahid Beheshti Port in Chabahar was inaugurated by the Iranian President and 60 foreign guests from 17 countries. The opening of Phase I has increased Chabahar’s capacity as a port by 8.5 million tons. This figure will go up to 80 million tons in the last stage.
Asia Pacific special award for Mohammadzadeh
The Asia Pacific 2017 awards wrapped up with a prominent presence by the Iranian cinema. The Lifetime Achievements posthumous award was given to the late Abbas Kiarostami, and the Special Jury Award was given to Navid Mohammadzadeh for starring in “No Date, No Signature”.
Iran valuable win over Saudi football
The efforts of the Iranian Football Federation have finally yielded results and the Asian Football Confederation games committee (AFC) voted in favor of Iran hosting the games with the Saudis and the UAE.
77th International Prize for Kiarostami
One year after his passing, Abbas Kiarostami has been given the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 11th Asian-Pacific Screen Awards.
This is the seventy-seventh international award for this famous Iranian director, coinciding with his seventy-seventh birthday.