EghtesadOnline: Direct flights between Sulaymaniyah in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region and Iran's southern Kish Island have been launched, the director general of Kish Airports Company announced.
EghtesadOnline: Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, who has shuttled between Washington and Tehran in the course of a week, voiced confidence on Friday that Iran was seeking to lower tensions.
EghtesadOnline: Qatar Airways will continue to fly to Iran and has not lost any bookings despite a recent spike in Middle East tensions, Chief Executive Akbar al-Baker said on Wednesday.
EghtesadOnline: Syrian Prime Minister Imad Khamis and President Hassan Rouhani met in Tehran on Tuesday and stressed the need to enhance Tehran-Damascus cooperation in all sectors, including trade.
EghtesadOnline: Rising tensions in the region occasioned a visit by the Qatari emir to Iran, during which the two sides stressed the need for increased cooperation in various sectors, including trade, politics, tourism, security and development projects.
EghtesadOnline: Oman's deeply conservative culture, along with a fear of domestic unrest, will prompt the Arab country to retain its long-held values of peacemaking after the loss of its long-serving leader, a Middle East expert said.
EghtesadOnline: Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi appreciated Iran's preference for de-escalation of tensions in the region following a surge in violent action over the past week, which raised the specter of an all-out war.
EghtesadOnline: President Hassan Rouhani congratulated Haitham bin Tariq Al Said on becoming the new sultan of Oman, hoping for development of ties between Tehran and Muscat.
EghtesadOnline: Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani visited Iran on Sunday to meet senior Iranian officials, including President Hassan Rouhani, amid efforts by regional countries to alleviate current tensions.
EghtesadOnline: Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said it is essential that regional states forge closer ties to ease the tense situation in the Middle East.