April 28, 2011
The car industry is of great strategic importance for the Iranian authorities and governments in the past have always emphasised the need to ensure the industry remains independent.
March 25, 2011
As the Nowruz holiday which marks the new year in Iran got under way, the Turkish tourist industry geared in the hope of receiving record numbers of visitors.
March 18, 2011
Since the US blacklisted IRISL and all its vessels in September 2008, 73 of the 123 ships listed at the time have changed hands – on paper, at least. Some are now registered with companies based in locations from Hong Kong to the Isle of Man.
March 6, 2011
Iran has succeeded in derailing its relationship with not one but three West African states in the embarrassing fallout surrounding a secret arms shipment. The row has left the Iranian administration's hopes in tatters.
February 12, 2011
Tehran says it is becoming self-sufficient in petrol, in the hope of warding off the pain of sanctions. But detractors say the method chosen is uneconomic and environmentally unfriendly.
February 7, 2011
Afghan officials say Iran was opposed to the building of the dam because it would divert water from the Farah river, which would particularly affect the Iranian province of Sistan and Baluchestan.
January 22, 2011
As further sanctions were added last year, many foreign investors began pulling out, even if the measures did not directly affect their business.
January 19, 2011
it is perhaps more surprising that Ben Ali’s 23-year rule came to such an abrupt end than it is to observe the Iranian regime’s resilience a year and a half on from the protests.
January 7, 2011
The launch of cuts to food and fuel subsidies in Iran went off more smoothly than anyone expected.
December 17, 2010
As former Soviet neighbours carve out oilfields for themselves, Iranian leaders face near-impossible task of finding deal that satisfies both other states and their own people.