EU interested in Iranian petrochemical products

The demand for Iranian petrochemical products from European countries has increased in the first half of the current Iranian fiscal year, Ali Mohammad Bossaqzadeh, director of production control at National Petrochemical Company (NPC), said. READ MORE

China, Iran discuss nuclear co-op

China’s top nuclear official discussed peaceful nuclear cooperation with Iranian counterparts during a visit to Tehran on Oct.17. READ MORE

How Real is American Disenchantment with NATO?

By Steven Keil

An embittered U.S. elections cycle full of attention-grabbing headlines has cast a large shadow across the Atlantic. As the campaign rhetoric heats up, U.S. allies are collectively holding their breath, waiting to see what the future of U.S. global engagement and its commitment to existing alliance structures might look like. READ MORE

New US guidelines’ impact on Iran’s economy, investment risks (exclusive)

By Farhad Daneshvar

A recent decision by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), which is a part of US Department of the Treasury, is extremely good news for the Iranian economy, a US based economist believes. READ MORE

Turkmenistan borrows $700 mln for TAPI pipeline

TAPITurkmenistan has borrowed $700 million on October 14 from the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) to finance the construction of a natural gas pipeline through Afghanistan to Pakistan and India, the country's official news agency said . READ MORE

Return and readmission: Council adopts a uniform European travel document

By Robert Kaliňák

On 13 October 2016, the Council adopted a regulation that establishes a uniform European travel document for the return of illegally staying third-country nationals (European travel document for return), in particular its format, security features and technical specifications. READ MORE

Disappointing China trade data spurs fears recovery may be faltering

By Yawen Chen and Kevin Yao

China's September exports fell 10 percent from a year earlier, far worse than expected, while imports unexpectedly shrank after picking up in August, suggesting signs of steadying in the world's second-largest economy may be short-lived. READ MORE

Djukanovic Wins Montenegro’s Elections Amid Complaints of Violations

By Tomovic

Early results of Sunday’s elections in Montenegro showed the ruling party led by veteran Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic won the parliamentary polls, amid rumours of an alleged ’terror’ plot and irregularities. READ MORE

Norway will not give Halti mountain to Finland as a present on centenary of Finland’s independence

Norway will not give Halti mountain to Finland as a present on centenary of Finland’s independence, since it can cause many problems, announced the Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg. READ MORE

Secretary General in Rome: Italy plays a key role in the defence of our Allies


At the end of a two-day visit to Rome, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg underlined Italy’s essential role in strengthening NATO’s collective defence and projecting stability beyond Allied borders. READ MORE

October 2016