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Caspian Sea Region: Legal Issues Legal Issues

CASPIAN SEA ISSUES Questions surrounding the legal status of the Caspian Sea have hindered--but not stopped--further development of the Sea's mineral resources. Since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991 led to the independence of three new countries

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Khazaria: A Forgotten Empire History

With the break-up of the Soviet Union and the troubles prevalent in the Balkans there has been much renewed interest in the early history of Eastern Europe. Troubles have fuelled nationalist tendencies in the region and there has been much

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THE HISTORY OF THE CASPIAN SEA History

The Caspian Sea is situated on the border of Europe and Asia. It is bordered with the Russian Federation, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan and Iran. The Caspian is the largest inland body of water in the world. Since the ancient

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Iran announces major jump in oil exports Energy

Iran announces major jump in oil exports Iran says its oil exports have already reached around 2.2 million barrels per day (bpd) in what could highlight a major progress in the country’s post-sanctions oil industry performance. Iran’s First Vice

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New fishing regulations for 2016 Fishing

FRANKFORT — It is no longer getting dark at dinner time. We are beginning to have days cresting the 50 degree mark. It is enough to make you want to go fishing. Before you cast a line, however, you need to

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Topaz Energy and Marine Net $ 20.8m Profit Investment

Topaz Energy and Marine, a leading offshore support vessel company, today announces its results for the year ended 31 December 2015. Business Highlights   * Net Profit for the period was US$ 20.8m before exceptional items, impairment charge

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Kashagan to expand and extend first production stage Investment

ASTANA – The Kashagan development project operator – North Caspian Operating Company (NCOC) – is planning to substantially expand and extend the first production stage – the Experimental Programme (EP). The operator company has developed an AEP project – Additional

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Doha oil meeting helpful, yet not ideal Energy

The upcoming Doha meeting on oil production will yield positive results on prices, yet it is far from an ideal move, said Mohammad Ali Khatibi, former Iranian representative in OPEC. The reason is that the meeting is going to focus on

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Another reason for an oil roll over Energy

Since writing last week about an impending drawdown in floating storage which would pressure Brent prices lower, front month Brent has fallen by -6.3% (USD -2.6/bbl). However this has had nothing to do with floating storage as the Bloomberg estimate

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Russo-Persian Treaty of Friendship (1921) History

The Russo-Persian Treaty of Friendship was signed on February 26, 1921 between representatives of Iran and the Soviet Russia. Based on the terms of the treaty, all previous agreements made between the signatories including the Treaty of Turkmenchay were canceled.

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full text of Treaty of Gulistan (1813) History

full text of Treaty of Gulistan (1813) In the name of Almighty God With the intention to cease horror of the war and re-establish steady peace and well-wishing friendship neighborhood shared by Russia Empire and the State of Iran since the

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full text of Treaty of Turkmenchay (1828) History

full text of Treaty of Turkmenchay (1828) Treaty of Turkmenchay (1828) ARTICLE I His Majesty the Russian Emperor and His Majesty the King of Iran have agreed to eternal peace, friendship and full agreement between them, their heirs to the throne,

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Lahijan Tourism

Lahijan Lahijan is a Caspian sea resort in and the capital of Lahijan County, Gilan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 71,871, in 21,518 families. The resort Lahijan has both traditional and modern architecture. The

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Masuleh Tourism

Masuleh Masuleh is a city in and the capital of Sardar-e Jangal District, in Fuman County, Gilan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 554 individuals from 180 families. Historical names for the city include Māsalar

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Fishing for vital company knowledge Fishing

Fishing for vital company knowledge   Large building projects are delayed by all sorts of issues — money, employees who lack the right skills, public sentiment. But sometimes it is fish spawn, or great-crested newts. The deliverer of such bad news might

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Caspian tiger Ecosystem

  The Caspian tiger (Panthera tigris virgata), also known as the Hyrcanian tiger, the Mazandaran tiger, the Persian tiger and the Turan tiger, is an extinct tiger subspecies that had been recorded in the wild until the early 1970s, and formerly

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First TAP pipes arrive in Albania Energy

First TAP pipes arrive in Albania The Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG (TAP) announced the arrival of the first steel line pipes and machinery for the construction of the Albanian section of the pipeline. The occasion was marked by a ceremony in

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To Walk This Wilderness, Carry a Shovel Tourism

To Walk This Wilderness, Carry a Shovel Caching water on the steppes of Kazakhstan is like an act of worship or a duty of penance. Paul Salopek is walking the global trail of the first humans who migrated out of

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Iran-Turkmenistan daily truck traffic to soar Investment

Iran-Turkmenistan daily truck traffic to soar Road minister has voiced Tehran’s readiness to provide grounds for promotion of daily truck traffic between Iran and Turkmenistan. Speaking at a meeting in Tehran with Turkmenistan’s Foreign Minister Raşit Öwezgeldiýewiç Meredow,

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Baku to the future Political and military events

Baku to the future   NEXT month around two dozen Formula One racecars will speed through the gleaming centre of Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. They will zoom along the shore of the oil-rich Caspian Sea, past five-star hotels and

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Emirates Aquatech eyes caviar exports to EU Fishing

Emirates Aquatech eyes caviar exports to EU   Abu Dhabi-based Emirates Aquatech is targeting caviar production of 35 tonnes per year as it awaits clearance from the European Union to export the prized product to Europe and increase its market share. “The

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Iran, Russia in talks over electricity exchange Energy

Iran, Russia in talks over electricity exchange   A new report says Iran and Russia are in final talks over electricity exchange during high seasons. Payam Baqeri, head of Export Committee of the Iranian Power Industry Union, has told the Azerbaijan

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Focus on Caucasian pit viper Ecosystem

Focus on Caucasian pit viper   Vipers are the most efficient poisonous snakes of all. Their long fangs can inject venom deep into a victim. The venom acts mainly on the blood and muscles of the prey. Vipers usually have

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India and SCO Political and military events

India and SCO India Has More Hoops to Jump for SCO Membership   “I convey our deep sense of gratitude to the members of the SCO for accepting India as a full member,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi told leaders of the Shanghai

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Russia supports Iran’s SCO membership Political and military events

Russia supports Iran’s SCO membership Russian officials have reiterated support for Iran’s membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and have emphasized that the process for Iran’s membership in the Organization need to be expedited.   Bakhtiyer Khakimov, Russia’s presidential

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Singapore wins Baku port deal Investment

<header class="entry-header"> Singapore wins Baku port deal </header>   Baku International Sea Trade Port has signed an MoU with Singapore-based SMRT International and Ectivise Solutions to enhance the operational effectiveness of Azerbaijan’s new port.  The two Singapore-based companies will support the Port of Baku

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Iran improves journal ranking on dentistry

TEHRAN, Jul. 02 (MNA) – Iran has surpassed Switzerland and Canada in SJR (Scientific Journal Rankings) 2015 on dentistry and is currently ranked 12 in the world. Saeid Asgari, Secretary of Iran’s Oral Health Council of the

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Will Iran Scare Away Big Oil Once Again? Energy

Comments from the head of the National Iranian Oil Company suggest that Iran wants the old buyback contract back, a potentially destructive move for the oil majors. Iran's hardliners object to the introduction of the new IPC as an alternative to

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T-90 + pic Political and military events

T-90   The T-90 is a third-generation Russian battle tank that entered service in 1993. The tank is a modern variation of the T-72B and incorporates many features found on the T-80U. Originally called the T-72BU, but later renamed

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Time travel in Mideast History

Time travel in Mideast   ‘Wars are won in peace’ In addition to grain, survival of the Romans also heavily depended upon the availability of spices. Fortunately or unfortunately, like the present day oil, the Middle East then had some ‘Arabian

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Time travelling to the mother tongue History

Time travelling to the mother tongue The sounds of languages that died thousands of years ago have been brought to life again through technology that uses statistics in a revolutionary new way. No matter whether you speak English or Urdu, Waloon or

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Iran after creating large-scale exporting firms Investment

Iran after creating large-scale exporting firms   Iran’s deputy industry minister has announced that the country is seeking to establish major exporting companies. Deputy Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade Valiollah Afkhami Rad said there exists no doubt that

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Iran self-sufficient in wheat for 2nd year Agriculture

Iran self-sufficient in wheat for 2nd year   Iran expects its state-sponsored purchases of wheat from domestic farmers to surpass 10 million tonnes this year, Agriculture Minister Mahmoud Hojjati says. Harvests in the 2016/2017 crop season are on track to make

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Major rise seen in Russia’s trade with Iran Investment

Major rise seen in Russia’s trade with Iran Russia says its trade with Iran has increased by 70.9 percent after the sanctions against the Islamic Republic were removed earlier this year. Russia’s Ambassador to Tehran Levan Dzhagaryan was quoted

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Lankaran sees rise in tourist flow [ PHOTO] Tourism

Lankaran sees rise in tourist flow Azerbaijan’s Lankaran region, one of the oldest settlements in Azerbaijan, has recorded rise in number of foreign and local tourists coming to see the beauties of this region. Director of the Lankaran Tourism Center Ilgar

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Iran, Russia to boost Ruble-Rial swap Investment

Iran, Russia to boost Ruble-Rial swap   Vice chairman of Iran-Russian Chamber of Commerce has called for currency swap to further develop volume of the two countries' trade exchanges. Ghadir Ghiafeh touched upon the banking cooperation agreement between

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Inland water bodies now see coastal birds Ecosystem

Inland water bodies now see coastal birds   The Whimbrel, which usually migrates to the coast, was spotted at Saykheda in Yavatmal recently; experts believe such spots are used as stopover sites November and December see many winter migratory birds

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Oil Rebounds on Talk of Russia-Iran-OPEC Cooperation Energy

Oil Rebounds on Talk of Russia-Iran-OPEC Cooperation Russia supports year-long deal to stabilize oil, its OPEC representative tells Interfax Oil prices rebounded from a new one-month low Tuesday after further talk of cooperation to cap output among the world’s largest oil exporters. Russia

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Chabahar: Gateway to North- South Corridor Investment

IIKSS- India has carved a new geopolitical beginning in the Persian Gulf region putting Chabahar in the grand canvas of India’s geo-economic calculus in the emerging Asian architecture. She has kept her American partnership vibrant while opening a

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Turkmenistan offers discounts to foreign airlines Investment

IIKSS - In a move to improve the appeal of Turkmenistan’s airports for international airlines, the country’s authorities are offering discounts off airport charges for foreign carriers, according to TurkmenPortal newswire. The discount rate will depend on the

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Tehran, Baku Boost Transport, Trade Ties Investment

IIKSS - Iran and Azerbaijan are boosting trade and transportation ties, following the new agreements reached during a joint intergovernmental commission held in Baku and Nakhchivan last week. The two sides agreed to reduce transit fees to $100

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Kazakhstan to develop banking ties with Iran Investment

IIKSS- The Vice-Governor of Iran’s Central Bank for Foreign Exchange Affairs, Gholamali Kamyab, met with Kassymbek, the Kazakh Minister of Investment and Development on Thursday in Astana. Gholamali Kamyab, the Vice-Governor of Iran’s Central Bank for Foreign Exchange

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Tourism: Focus on Caspian region Tourism

Caspian region is one of the most promising destinations for tourism industry. According to experts, the region will be developed as a new world-class tourist destination of the 21st century. Moreover, the countries surrounding the region are ready to

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Russian Steelmaker Stops Deliveries to Iran Investment

MMK, one of Russia’s largest steel producers, has stopped deliveries to Iran against the backdrop of new sanctions Washington has promised to impose on Tehran. The announcement was made by Andrey Eremin, the company’s director for economics, in an

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Russia To Resume Gas Imports From Turkmenistan Energy

Russia's Gazprom next year will resume imports of natural gas from Turkmenistan that it stopped three years ago, the energy giant's chief executive has said. In an interview with Turkmenistan's state television channel during a visit to Ashgabat

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Russia To Resume Gas Imports From Turkmenistan Energy

Russia's Gazprom next year will resume imports of natural gas from Turkmenistan that it stopped three years ago, the energy giant's chief executive has said. In an interview with Turkmenistan's state television channel during a visit to Ashgabat

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Russian Steelmaker Stops Deliveries to Iran Investment

MMK, one of Russia’s largest steel producers, has stopped deliveries to Iran against the backdrop of new sanctions Washington has promised to impose on Tehran. The announcement was made by Andrey Eremin, the company’s director for economics, in an

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Tourism: Focus on Caspian region Tourism

Caspian region is one of the most promising destinations for tourism industry. According to experts, the region will be developed as a new world-class tourist destination of the 21st century. Moreover, the countries surrounding the region are ready to

read more

Kazakhstan to develop banking ties with Iran Investment

IIKSS- The Vice-Governor of Iran’s Central Bank for Foreign Exchange Affairs, Gholamali Kamyab, met with Kassymbek, the Kazakh Minister of Investment and Development on Thursday in Astana. Gholamali Kamyab, the Vice-Governor of Iran’s Central Bank for Foreign Exchange

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Tehran, Baku Boost Transport, Trade Ties Investment

IIKSS - Iran and Azerbaijan are boosting trade and transportation ties, following the new agreements reached during a joint intergovernmental commission held in Baku and Nakhchivan last week. The two sides agreed to reduce transit fees to $100

read more

Turkmenistan offers discounts to foreign airlines Investment

IIKSS - In a move to improve the appeal of Turkmenistan’s airports for international airlines, the country’s authorities are offering discounts off airport charges for foreign carriers, according to TurkmenPortal newswire. The discount rate will depend on the

read more

Chabahar: Gateway to North- South Corridor Investment

IIKSS- India has carved a new geopolitical beginning in the Persian Gulf region putting Chabahar in the grand canvas of India’s geo-economic calculus in the emerging Asian architecture. She has kept her American partnership vibrant while opening a

read more

Oil Rebounds on Talk of Russia-Iran-OPEC Cooperation Energy

Oil Rebounds on Talk of Russia-Iran-OPEC Cooperation Russia supports year-long deal to stabilize oil, its OPEC representative tells Interfax Oil prices rebounded from a new one-month low Tuesday after further talk of cooperation to cap output among the world’s largest oil exporters. Russia

read more

Inland water bodies now see coastal birds Ecosystem

Inland water bodies now see coastal birds   The Whimbrel, which usually migrates to the coast, was spotted at Saykheda in Yavatmal recently; experts believe such spots are used as stopover sites November and December see many winter migratory birds

read more

Iran, Russia to boost Ruble-Rial swap Investment

Iran, Russia to boost Ruble-Rial swap   Vice chairman of Iran-Russian Chamber of Commerce has called for currency swap to further develop volume of the two countries' trade exchanges. Ghadir Ghiafeh touched upon the banking cooperation agreement between

read more

Lankaran sees rise in tourist flow [ PHOTO] Tourism

Lankaran sees rise in tourist flow Azerbaijan’s Lankaran region, one of the oldest settlements in Azerbaijan, has recorded rise in number of foreign and local tourists coming to see the beauties of this region. Director of the Lankaran Tourism Center Ilgar

read more

Major rise seen in Russia’s trade with Iran Investment

Major rise seen in Russia’s trade with Iran Russia says its trade with Iran has increased by 70.9 percent after the sanctions against the Islamic Republic were removed earlier this year. Russia’s Ambassador to Tehran Levan Dzhagaryan was quoted

read more

Iran self-sufficient in wheat for 2nd year Agriculture

Iran self-sufficient in wheat for 2nd year   Iran expects its state-sponsored purchases of wheat from domestic farmers to surpass 10 million tonnes this year, Agriculture Minister Mahmoud Hojjati says. Harvests in the 2016/2017 crop season are on track to make

read more

Iran after creating large-scale exporting firms Investment

Iran after creating large-scale exporting firms   Iran’s deputy industry minister has announced that the country is seeking to establish major exporting companies. Deputy Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade Valiollah Afkhami Rad said there exists no doubt that

read more

Time travelling to the mother tongue History

Time travelling to the mother tongue The sounds of languages that died thousands of years ago have been brought to life again through technology that uses statistics in a revolutionary new way. No matter whether you speak English or Urdu, Waloon or

read more

Time travel in Mideast History

Time travel in Mideast   ‘Wars are won in peace’ In addition to grain, survival of the Romans also heavily depended upon the availability of spices. Fortunately or unfortunately, like the present day oil, the Middle East then had some ‘Arabian

read more

T-90 + pic Political and military events

T-90   The T-90 is a third-generation Russian battle tank that entered service in 1993. The tank is a modern variation of the T-72B and incorporates many features found on the T-80U. Originally called the T-72BU, but later renamed

read more

Will Iran Scare Away Big Oil Once Again? Energy

Comments from the head of the National Iranian Oil Company suggest that Iran wants the old buyback contract back, a potentially destructive move for the oil majors. Iran's hardliners object to the introduction of the new IPC as an alternative to

read more

Iran improves journal ranking on dentistry

TEHRAN, Jul. 02 (MNA) – Iran has surpassed Switzerland and Canada in SJR (Scientific Journal Rankings) 2015 on dentistry and is currently ranked 12 in the world. Saeid Asgari, Secretary of Iran’s Oral Health Council of the

read more