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Methanol toxicity in Iran

A misguided belief that methanol cures COVID-19 led to the death of nearly 300 people in Iran due to methanol poisoning. About the Incident A misinformation circulated on social media in Iran had suggested that alcohol can be used to cure COVID-19. This led to hundreds of people consuming industrial alcohol leading to the death ..

Navroz

March 20th 2020 marked the worldwide celebration of the Persian New Year by various Zoroastrian, Muslim and Bahais communities. About the Festival Navroz or Nowruz is the Iranian New Year/ the Persian New Year. It is celebrated on the Spring Equinox Day (either on March 20th or 21st) across the world by various ethno-linguistic groups. ..

Concor signs service agreement with Russia’s RZD Logistics JSC

Container Corporation of India (Concor) and RZD Logistics JSC (Russian Railways) recently signed a service agreement for transporting cargo between India and Russia using a single invoice. The containers will move between the two countries by using the International North South Transport Corridor (INSTC), which passes through Iran. The corridor also passes through Azerbaijan.

Pakistan Foreign Minister to US for Resolving Tensions in the Middle East

For de-escalating and resolving tensions between Washington and Tehran, a neighbor of Iran, Pakistan is trying to insert itself on a mediating role as its Foreign Minister, Shah Mehmood Qureshi will be on a two-day visit to the United States starting on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. New York is said to be the first stop ..

Iran admits ‘It Unintentionally Shot Down Ukrainian Airliner’

After pressure mounted on the Islamic Republic of Iran in the last 48 hours from the United States and Canada, Iran has reversed its claims of Mechanical failure and has admitted in a statement that the Ukrainian International Airlines Flight 752 was accidentally shot down by as the plane was mistaken as a ‘hostile target’ ..

Senior US Diplomat will be on a 3-day visit to India next week

The United State’s Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (PDAS), Alice Wells will be on a three-day visit to India from 15th January to 18th January where apart from meeting senior government officials of India she will also participate as a speaker in the Raisina Dialogue on Thursday, 16th January 10, 2020. Following the success of the ..

Iran strikes two Iraqi bases hosting US troops

More than a dozen missiles were launched by Iran at Ain al-Asad military base of Iraq and also targeted the Erbil facility on early hours of Wednesday, January 08, 2020, both locations in Iraq have been hosting the United States and its Coalition Forces. This is the first reported retaliation from Iran in response to ..

US Denies Visa to Iranian Foreign Minister

As per media reports, Visa of the Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif has been denied by the United States on Monday, 6th January 2020 following the escalating tensions between US and Iran after the assassination of Iranian Quds Force leader, General Qasem Soleimani by the US in Baghdad on last Friday. The Iranian Foreign ..