Tag Archives | Egypt

Qatar, Iran Boosting Trade, “Benefiting from Blockade”

The move by Iran to increase bilateral trade with Qatar, following a Saudi-led blockade, has benefited the two countries, according to an expert. “Trade between Iran and Qatar increased by 117 percent in less than six months and it shows the short-term effect of this crisis and bodes well for both countries in the long […]

Iranian Universities enter Iraq

By Zep Kalb for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. In the aftermath of the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, the country’s educational system all but collapsed. Illiteracy rates have exploded. Universities have turned into sectarian battlegrounds. Systemic violence — including beatings, rape and […]

Saudi-led Qatar blockade brings Iran, Turkey together

By Saeid Jafari, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. The power constellations in the Middle East are growing ever more complex. On June 5, Saudi Arabia along with the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt broke off ties with Qatar, accusing it of […]

Iran Opens Airspace to Qatari Flights

An Iranian civil aviation official said Qatari aircraft bound for Europe or Africa can fly over Iran’s territory as of Tuesday, after four regional Arab states decided to suspend diplomatic ties with the Doha government and suspend air transport with Qatar. An official at Iran’s Airports Company said on Tuesday morning that Qatari airlines, including […]

Talks on Iran’s EEU Membership to Conclude Soon

Timur Suleimenov, Kazakhstan’s minister of economy, said the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) would finalize talks with Iran over the country’s membership to the union by the end of 2017. “We believe we can come up with something substantial by the end of the year . . . finished talks,” Suleimenov told the Financial Times on […]

Iran Eyes Becoming Regional Hub of Nuclear Medicine

A target at the top of the agenda of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) is to turn the country into the region’s hub for production of nuclear medicine, Iran’s top nuclear official announced. Addressing a ceremony to mark the National Nuclear Technology Day in Tehran on Sunday, Head of AEOI Ali Akbar Salehi […]

Iran, EAEU to Start Talks on Free Trade Zone

Formal talks on creation of a free trade zone (FTZ) between Iran and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) will begin soon, the Armenian president said. “The presidents of four countries have approved the proposal that it is necessary to launch negotiating process (on creation of free trade zone) with Iran, Egypt, India and Singapore. That […]

Egypt Denies Oil Minister’s Plan to Visit Tehran

An Egyptian oil ministry spokesman on Monday dismissed a recent report that the North African country’s oil minister plans to visit Iran to sign an oil deal with Tehran. Hamdy Abdel Aziz denied the report, saying that Cairo has contracted sufficient gasoline and diesel shipments to meet domestic demand for November, Egyptian media reported. It […]

How Syria is pushing Egypt and Iran closer

By Rohollah Faghihi for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Once again, Egypt and Iran appear to be heading toward rapprochement, with increasingly converging views on Syria bringing the two regional powers closer together. Tehran and Cairo have long followed a pattern of enthusiasm about […]

Tehran, Moscow Consider Rail Link to Challenge Suez

Russia’s transport minister, Maxim Sokolovm, said Tehran and Moscow are considering establishing a rail link that would foster trade connectivity through a less trodden path than the Suez Canal. “If the rail link to Iran is built, it can take some share of the cargo that’s being transported via Suez,” Sokolov said in an interview […]

Four reasons Sisi won’t turn against Iran

By Hassan Ahmadian, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Riyadh is engulfing Cairo — this was the perception when King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud visited Egypt for five days early last month. During the visit, many treaties and agreements were signed, including […]

Iran gives 30-day visas at airports

By John Lee. Iran is to start issuing 30-day visas for tourists from 58 countries upon arrival at its airports. The Persian-language newspaper Donya-ye Eqtesad says the visas can be extended by 15 more days. Foreign tourists could previously get 14-day visas at Iran’s airports and their visas could not be extended. Eligible countries are: […]