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China, Russia, Iran and Pakistan move to create united front on Afghanistan

Taliban fighters are pictured in the Shindand district of Herat province. (AP) By Tom O'Connor October 29, 2021 China, Russia, Iran, Pakistan and others in the region surrounding Afghanistan have set out to establish unity in confronting the crises enveloping the nation since the U.S. military withdrawal. In their second such meeting, the senior [...]

By |October 29th, 2021|Afghanistan, East Asia, Pakistan, Russia|

Nuclear chief fears Iran will be the next North Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un looking at a metal casing at an undisclosed location. (AFP) By Faramarz Davar October 26, 2021 Rafael Grossi, director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), has now taken a clearer stance on the Islamic Republic's nuclear program and issued a rare warning against the Islamic Republic repeating the North [...]

By |October 26th, 2021|East Asia, North Korea|

S.Korea to donate 1 mln doses of AstraZeneca’s vaccine to Iran

Vials labelled "Astra Zeneca COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccine" and a syringe are seen in front of a displayed AstraZeneca logo, in this illustration photo taken March 14, 2021. (Reuters) October 25, 2021 South Korea will donate 1 million doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine to Iran, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said on [...]

By |October 25th, 2021|East Asia|

Iranian news agency insists China buying Iranian crude oil

An oil tanker is seen at a crude oil terminal in Ningbo Zhoushan port, Zhejiang province, China May 16, 2017. (Reuters) October 25, 2021 Contradicting trade officials, the IRGC-linked Fars news agency has once again insisted that Iran is selling more than a million barrels p/d of oil to China. In a report [...]

By |October 25th, 2021|East Asia|

Iran joins the lineup at Asia Now

"Tehran Now” is presented in a space staged by the Tehran-based graphic artists of Studio Kargah to evoke the sinuous, shop-filled labyrinths of Tehran’s Grand Bazaar. (NYT) October 25, 2021 The usual list of galleries from China, Japan and Korea is remarkably thin, so the fair has expanded its scope to bring a [...]

By |October 25th, 2021|Arts, East Asia, Europe|

Iran says China enforcing US sanctions on shipping and ports

China has generally respected sanctions against Iran, except reports of limited clandestine and indirect oil purchases. (Supplied) October 18, 2021 An Iranian lawmaker and an industry official say that Chinese vessels have been avoiding Iranian ports and Iranian ships are not allowed into Chinese ports. At the same time, parliament’s research center has [...]

By |October 18th, 2021|East Asia|

One million Chinese-built housing units in Iran? Don’t bet on it

the Chinese have not had a large or serious presence in the Iranian housing market. (IRNA) By Ali Ranjipour October 15, 2021 Are the Chinese coming to Iran to build housing? This was the question raised on Tuesday, October 12 after in a series of interviews conducted by Iranian media with members of the Parliamentary [...]

By |October 15th, 2021|East Asia|

India’s Adani Ports to stop handling containers from Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan

A container terminal is seen at Mundra Port, one of the ports handled by India's Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd, in the western Indian state of Gujarat, April 1, 2014. (Reuters) October 11, 2021 India's largest port operator Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone APSE.NS said on Monday that its terminals would [...]

By |October 11th, 2021|Afghanistan, East Asia, India, Pakistan|

Iran-SKorea row worsens over frozen funds

A seized South Korean-flagged tanker is escorted by Iranian Revolutionary Guard boats on the Gulf, Jan 4, 2021. (AP) October 8, 2021 A row between Iran and South Korea is intensifying, with Tehran threatening legal action unless Seoul releases more than $7 billion in funds for oil shipments frozen because of US sanctions. [...]

By |October 8th, 2021|East Asia|

‘What a threat!’: Iranians lampoon FM’s warning over South Korean TV

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian. (MEHR) October 8, 2021 Foreign minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian yesterday issued a severe ultimatum from Iran to his South Korean counterpart, which can be summarized as follows: “If you don’t give us back our money, we'll stop broadcasting Korean TV serials.” During a speech in Moscow on Tuesday night, the new face of Iranian diplomacy [...]

By |October 8th, 2021|East Asia|