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  • Europe buys 30m barrels of Iranian crude in Jan.-Aug.

    TEHRAN – Seven European countries imported 4.22 million tons (nearly 30 million barrels) of Iranian crude oil during the first eight months of 2016, according to the latest data released by European Union’s statistics agency (Eurostat).

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  • Tehran seeking simplified visa frameworks with India, China

    TEHRAN – Having secured visa-free regimes with Armenia and Georgia, Iran is now seeking visa-simplification frameworks with India and China, as the country is increasingly realizing the importance of tourism following an international sanctions relief.

  • Tehran to become more disability friendly

    TEHRAN — Tehran Municipality has allotted some 103 billion rials (nearly $3 million) to ensure improved accessibility for people with disability living in the metropolis.

  • Arbaeen: Practice of justice and equality 

    TEHRAN - During Arbaeen, 40 days after the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS), people with flags and banners of Ashura in hand make the Arbaeen march from various cities to Karbala, where the shrine of Imam Hussein is located.