Nov 13, 2023, 9:22 AM
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Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on Nov 13

Nov 13, 2023, 9:22 AM
News ID: 85289220
Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on Nov 13

Tehran, IRNA – The following headlines appeared in English-language newspapers in the Iranian capital on Monday, November 13, 2023:


-- Energy ministers of five countries due in Tehran for IEE

The energy ministers of Pakistan, Iraq, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Afghanistan will arrive in Tehran this week to participate in the inaugural ceremony of the 23rd edition of the Iran Int’l Electricity Exhibition (IEE).
The 23rd edition of the expo and the first edition of the Iran Electricity Industry Tech Market Festival will kick off in Tehran tomorrow.

–  Fresh US sanctions won’t block Iranian oil flow

China has become the major destination for the Iranian oil flow in recent years in the wake of a “maximum pressure” campaign launched by former US president Donald Trump in 2018 that targeted Iran’s economy including its petroleum exports.
The sanctions initially caused a drastic decline in shipments to China, scaring away giant state refiners Sinopec and PetroChina, which were once key Iranian oil customers and had invested in its oilfields. But volumes have rebounded as independent Chinese refiners, known as teapots, replaced those behemoths to lift the Iranian crude. Imports further jumped this year after Iran raised its oil output to almost pre-sanction levels (3.4 million barrels per day (bpd)) and offered generous discounts.

--  Gando a precious gift for Sistan and Baluchestan’s tourism

The southern parts of Sistan and Baluchestan province of Iran is home to a remarkable creature known as the Gando, or marsh crocodile. This native reptile, considered a precious gift of nature, has long been regarded as an important asset for the development of the tourism industry in the province. However, the recent years of drought have escalated concerns about the extinction of this unique species within Iran.
Esmaeil Hossein Zehi, a member of Iran’s Parliament, highlighted the need for the Ministry of Energy and the Department of the Environment (DoE) to acknowledge the water rights of the Gando. In an interview with the Iran Daily reporter, Hossein Zehi emphasized that these crocodiles have the same rights as humans.
“With water resources being crucial for their survival, environmental officials must take immediate action to protect their lives and prevent their extinction,” the MP said.


--  Official: Agreement Reached With Taliban on Hirmand Water

An Iranian official says Tehran reached an oral agreement with the Taliban concerning its water share of the Hirmand River.
The river, known as Helmand in Afghanistan, plays a crucial role in sustaining both Afghanistan and Iran, serving as a vital source for agriculture and drinking water. Despite its significance, the river has been a persistent cause of tension between the two neighboring countries.
Ali Muhammad Tahmasbi, an advisor to the Iranian Environmental Protection Organization, stated that Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Afghan first deputy prime minister for economic affairs, assured that as soon as conditions permit, steps would be taken to address the Helmand River issue.

--  ‘100 Ecotourisms Trails of Iran’ Published in English

The book, ‘100 Ecotourisms Trails of Iran, Vol II’ by Parviz Shojaei Parsa from the series of ‘Iran 1001’ has been published in English.
Released in 8 chapters and 130 pages, the book features the routes of cycling, navigation, canyoning, waterfalls, lakes, lagoons, salt domes, going astray, and four routes proposed by the author for the lovers of Iran’s natural heritage.

--  Iran, EAEU Trade Tops $4.2bn

The Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) on Sunday reported that the volume of trade exchanges between Iran and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) member states in the first seven months of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21, 2023) reached $4.2 billion.
“Iran and the member states of the union exchanged eight million tons of products, valued at $4.2 billion, from March 21 to October 22, 2023,” IRICA reported.


-- Iranian artwork at Hessink's auction of Contemporary Art & Modern Design

An artwork by the Iranian artist Hojat Amani will go under the hammer at the Hessink's auction of Contemporary Art & Modern Design in the Netherlands on November 23. “Fallen Angels,” from the “Angels in Paradise” series, is the title of the work of Inkjet prints on canvas by Amani, which is among the 124 lots presented at the auction at an estimate of between €2,000 and €3,000 ($2,143-$3,214), ISNA reported on Sunday.

The image of this artwork has also used on the binding of a book (Muslims in the Western Imagination by Sophia Rose Arjana) published by Oxford University Press 2015.

--  Exports from mining sector rises 7.5% in 7 months on year

 Iran exported 35.87 million tons of minerals and mining products worth over $7.4 billion in the first seven months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-October 22), registering a 7.5 percent increase year on year.

The exports from the mentioned sector in the said period also increased by 37 percent in terms of weight, IRNA reported. Iran had exported 26.03 million tons of minerals and mining products valued at $6.9 billion in the previous year’s first seven months.

--  Iranian universities advance in QS Asia Rankings

 QS Asia University Rankings (QS) has included 31 Iranian universities in the list of top universities in 2024, compared with 16 and 13 universities in 2023 and 2022, respectively. Sharif University of Technology ranked first among Iranian universities, followed by Amirkabir University of Technology, and Iran University of Science and Technology, Mehr reported.

A total of 856 universities from Asia are included in this year's QS Asia University Rankings. Peking University has been ranked as the best university in the region.


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