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2022 World Cup in Iran

2022 World Cup in Iran

On 16 January 2018, The Economist writes: FOOTBALL’S World Cup in 2022, to be hosted by Qatar, was always billed as a regional event. Other countries in the Gulf offered hotel rooms and training facilities. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) said it would even host matches. But last June the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain broke off diplomatic relations with Qatar, angry about its support for Islamists and its ties to their nemesis, Iran.

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Iran ready for talks with Arab countries

Iran ready for talks with Arab countries

In the past few days, Iranian officials have given a new green light to Arab countries for talks. As reported by Persia Digest, despite criticizing Saudi Arabia’s ties with the US and Zionist regimes, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, at a meeting with visiting dignitaries for the 13th Organization of Islamic Cooperation Conference, emphasized: “We believe that Islamic unity holds a sensitive position in the world with many followers and capabilities. It can lead to the formation of a great, influential power. We have even told those who behave with animosity towards us that we are ready to respond in a brotherly manner, even if this is not their approach.”  

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Malaysia returns to purchasing oil from Iran

Malaysia returns to purchasing oil from Iran

On 16 January 2018, Reuters reports from Tokyo that December marked Petronas' scheduled first purchase of Iranian crude since the Malaysian state oil firm halted Iranian oil imports in 2012 after Western sanctions targeting Tehran's nuclear programme made it difficult to pay and ship the oil, according to the person.

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Iran Tourism Exhibition starts 23 January

Iran Tourism Exhibition starts 23 January

While Iran’s Tourism Exhibition will open next week on 23 January, the Director of Iran Cultural Heritage Organization visited Holland’s Tourism and Leisure Fair in Utrecht. According to reports by ILNA News Agency, in this visit, Ali-Asghar Munesan, Director of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization of Iran

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Vank Cathedral awaiting globalization

Vank Cathedral awaiting globalization

Iran has already registered three of its historic churches as Unesco World Heritage sites. It is now planning to place the Vank Cathedral in Isfahan on the list of registrations.

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Theater director Ali Rafi’i turns 80

Theater director Ali Rafi’i turns 80

Dr Ali Rafi’i, pioneer of Iranian theater is celebrating 80 years of his life. He is planning workshops for nine plays from scriptwriters around the world to stage new versions of these soon.

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Iranian researcher among world top 1%

Iranian researcher among world top 1%

Dr Arash Ghorbani-Choghamarani, Faculty Member and Professor of Chemistry at Ilam University, has been placed on the list of the world’s top 1% scientists by Essential Science Indicators (SIS-ESI).

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USD 39MM exports of Iranian clothing

USD 39MM exports of Iranian clothing

According to statistics released by the IR of Iran customs, USD 39MM worth of clothing has been exported over the first nine months of the Iranian calendar, begging in March. The exports measure 3000 tons in weight of various styles of clothing exported to a number of countries.  

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Japanese garden planned in Rasht

Japanese garden planned in Rasht

At a meeting with the delegation of Japanese investors on planning a Japanese garden, the Mayor of Rasht metropolis stated: “The lush landscape of Rasht has already been introduced on an international level and planning a garden here is welcomed by the city officials.”

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Bandar Abbas-Doha flights to start 17 January

Bandar Abbas-Doha flights to start 17 January

The Chief of the Cultural Heritage Organization of Hormozgan Province has announced the start of flights between Bandar Abbas and Doha, and said: “Flights in this route will begin operation from 17 January 2018 once a week on Wednesdays, with a 100-seat carrier.

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