Iran

Iran Allows Visa-Free Travel for Indians

Iran has recently become yet another country to launch visa-waiver programme allowing Indian citizens visa-free entry for up to 15 days. The decision was taken earlier, and the new rules provide welcomed access for Indian tourists. Who Qualifies for Visa-Free ..

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Badgirs and Qanats

Yazd, a mesmerizing ancient city in central Iran, boasts fascinating architectural wonders that have stood the test of time. Among these are the renowned wind catchers, called “badgirs” in Persian, and the traditional water system known as “qanats.” The Enchanting ..

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Helmand River Dispute

Iran and Afghanistan have been involved in a longstanding conflict concerning the distribution of water resources from the Helmand River. Recent events, including clashes between Iranian and Taliban troops along the border, have further escalated tensions between the two countries. ..

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Rasht-Astara Railway Link

In a significant development, Russia and Iran have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to construct a rail link that will bolster the International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC) and facilitate the expansion of trade between India and Russia. This ..

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Fact Sheet: Saudi-Iran Détente

China’s recent announcement of the Saudi-Iran détente in West Asia has been viewed as a strategic move aimed at securing long-term economic interests and establishing political influence in the region. This deal is set to rival the traditional role played ..

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What is the Basij?

The Basij, also known as the Organization for the Mobilization of the Oppressed, is a volunteer paramilitary force in Iran that has been deployed by the government to respond to the recent protests sparked by the death of a woman ..

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