EghtesadOnline: The US Federal Aviation Administration is allowing US airlines to resume operations over large areas of the Persian Gulf after it barred American carriers from the area in the wake of tensions between Tehran and Washington.
EghtesadOnline: An Iranian diplomat called on Syria and Turkey to exercise restraint, as tensions rose between the two countries over the situation in Syria’s northwest Idlib region.
EghtesadOnline: From the foothills of the Taurus Mountains in Turkey where the Tigris and Euphrates rivers are fed to the desert Wadis on both sides of the Nile, the history of water conflicts provides a cautionary note.
EghtesadOnline: Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif reaffirmed Iran’s readiness for talks with neighbors amid tensions in the Persian Gulf region.
EghtesadOnline: Considering the growing Iran-US tensions, Tehran needs to refrain from any measure that could lead to greater pressure on the country and could sway the European parties to the 2015 nuclear deal toward the Trump administration, an expert on international relations said.
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: The top Pakistani diplomat’s visit to Iran on Monday was solely focused on deescalating tensions between Tehran and Washington, an expert on South Asia said.
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: 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: 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.