The life story of the first-choice goalkeeper of the Iran men’s national football team Alireza Beiranvand, who worked in a bakery, a car wash, a pizzeria and as a street sweeper before rising to stardom, could be a source of inspiration for millions of soccer enthusiasts around the globe.
Billed as the most important week of the year for the global economy, central banks provided insight into the outlook for monetary policy through the rest of 2018 and beyond and putting a clear stamp on financial markets.
Tabriz in northwest Iran seeks to step out of the twilight with a spectacular gala which is set to attract heads of state, business leaders and gurus of the hospitality industry to the biggest tourism event of Muslims states in 2018.
The global economy is expected to grow at a robust pace this year and reach an altitude not seen since 2010, as momentum builds in developed economies and inflation revives, Reuters polls of over 500 economists showed.
The news was grim as could be; a giant Iranian tanker carrying nearly a million barrels of oil has burst into flames seconds after colliding with a freighter and over 30 sailors are missing. The fire is so huge that the South Korean customer predicts it would take a good several weeks before it finally burns out. The proportions are unheard of... or are they?
Australia on Monday said it expects iron ore prices to average $51.50 a ton this year, down 20 percent from 2017, because of rising global supply and moderating demand from top importer China as its steel sector shrinks.
In a veiled denunciation of US President Donald Trump whose first year in office was embroiled in controversies, former FBI Director James Comey has said he hopes the United States will have more "ethical leadership" in 2018.