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Tunis ranks 106th in ''Global Liveability Index 2018''
August 15, 2018

The Tunisian capital, Tunis, has ranked 106th in the world and 8th among Arab cities in 'The Global Liveability Index 2018', published Tuesday by the Economist.

The Global Liveability Index compares world cities (140) with each other in terms of security, affordability, education, healthcare, its urban lifestyle and infrastructure.

On the Maghreb scale, Casablanca (Morocco)"...

New Pakistan ambassador hails deepening ties with Iran
August 15, 2018

The new Pakistan ambassador in Tehran praised the deepening friendship and ties between Tehran and Islamabad, stressing that the two countries are witnessing a new positive development in bilateral relations.

Appreciating the installation of placards in Tehran and Mashad for marking the 72nd anniversary of Pakistan Independence Day on August 14, Rafat Masood in a ceremony held in her residence in Tehran said that her appointment as the first woman ambassador"...

Call for Peugeot fine over Iran withdrawal
August 15, 2018

An Iranian minister has called for car maker Peugeot to be fined for backing out of contracts it has already signed in the country.

Mohsen Salehinia, deputy industry minister, said the firm must pay a penalty for cancelling its contracts. It should fulfill its commitment to provide components and after-sale service for vehicles that have already been pre-sold, he added.


Iran-Kazakhstan trade turnover grows by 70%
August 15, 2018

Trade turnover between Kazakhstan and Iran increased by 70 percent in January-June 2018, said Iran's ambassador to Kazakhstan.

Mojtaba Damirchilu, who was speaking in a meeting with Kazakh Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev, further said that the Iranian leadership pays great attention to cooperation with Kazakhstan, which today is the leading country in the Eurasian region, reported Trend News Agency.


Iran Has New Plans to Raise Private Sector’s Share in Decision-Making: Official
August 15, 2018

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani warned against the US-led “economic war” on the Islamic Republic and said the country plans to thwart Washington’s plots through strengthening the private sector.

“In today's economic war, the private sector has the same role that the Basij (popular forces) played during eight years of Sacred Defense (1980-1988 Iraqi imposed war on Iran),”"...