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Iranian Officials: Iran To Become Regional Space Hub Within Ten Years

Iranian experts aim to achieve self-sufficiency and turn Iran into a major space centre in…

Iran, Africa Establish Joint Committee On Agriculture

At the 2nd Iran-Africa Summit in Tehran, a joint Iran-Africa Agriculture and Water Resources Committee…

Iran Announces Numerous Cultural Events For 2024

Iran will host numerous art and cultural festivals during the upcoming year dedicated to Persian…

South Africa’s Ambassador To Iran Outlines Benefits Of BRICS Expansion

The BRICS enlargement will give Iran access to major markets and provide new opportunities for…

IMF Improves Iran’s Economic Growth Forecast

In its latest report on Iran’s microeconomic performance, the International Monetary Fund said that Iran’s oil production growth in 2023 has exceeded expectations. According to the IMF’s new estimates, Iran’s economic growth in 2023 reached 5,4 per cent, well above the previous forecast of 3.0 per cent. The IMF also revised its forecast for Iran’s economic growth for 2024 to 3.8 per cent from 2.5 per cent in October. While global growth slowed to 3.1 per cent, Iran’s economy grew more…

Iran Joins TV BRICS: Expanding the Voice of BRICS and Challenging Dominant Narratives

The recent inclusion of Iran’s Mehr Media Group in TV BRICS, a media network consisting of BRICS member states (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa), holds great significance in relation to BRICS’ global ambitions and the growing relevance of alternative media. Iran’s recent invitation to join BRICS enhances the platform’s portrayal of the Global South and diversifies its perspectives. This integration allows Iran to directly share its “humanitarian and economic agenda” within the BRICS information space, offering alternative viewpoints…

Iran Introduces Visa-Free Travelling For 32 Countries

“Citizens of more than 30 contries will no longer need visas to travel to Iran from 4 February. Instead, they will be able to simply purchase a ticket to visit the country,” Deputy Foreign Minister Alireza Bigdeli said. These countries include India, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Zimbabwe, Brazil, Cuba and others. For Russian citizens, visas are waived in case travellers go to Iran in tour groups. Tourism Minister Ezzatollah Zarghami noted that the government intended to open the country to the…

The Significance Of Iran’s Accession To BRICS

One of the new partners of the BRICS international association is Iran. Iran’s accession to BRICS, as well as a number of Arab states, allows us to talk about the creation of a regional platform for a dialogue and cooperation between countries in the Near and Middle East. This is one of the main objectives of the BRICS and is also of great importance for the implementation of such large-scale international initiatives as Greater Eurasia and One Belt, One Road…

800,000 Afghan Refugees Return Home

About 800,000 Afghan refugees have returned to their homeland Afghanistan since October, Afghan caretaker government chief spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said. “Since October, around 800,000 refugees have returned home, with half of them from Pakistan,” the local television channel Tolonews quoted Mujahid as saying. The majority of the remaining 400,000 others have returned from Iran and thousands of others from Türkiye, Mujahid said. More than 2.5 million Afghan refugees reportedly have been living in Pakistan and the same number in Iran.…

Iran Hosts International Conference in Support of Palestinians

Iran hosted an international conference to rally support for the Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank on Saturday, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said in a statement. The one-day Tehran International Conference on Palestine aimed to lift the blockade of Gaza and ensure more humanitarian aid for the coastal territory, said the statement. The conference, as part of Iran’s diplomatic efforts to back the Palestinians, was attended by officials, political, religious, media figures and scholars from more than 50 countries,…

Iran Officially Becomes Full SCO Member

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who chaired the virtual Shangai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit on Tuesday, said Iran was going to join as a new member of the organisation. Modi also welcomed the signing of a memorandum on Belarus’ commitment to SCO membership, as reported by ANI, a partner of TV BRICS. “I am happy that Iran is going to join the SCO family as a new member today. In this regard, I extend my best wishes to President Ebrahim…

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