Iranian sportsmen and women have featured praiseworthy performances at the eighth edition of the Asian Indoor Athletics Championships in Iran, and managed to finish in the second place overall at the continental event.
Germany's current account surplus was the world's largest in 2017, the Munich-based Ifo economic institute said on Tuesday, unveiling a record high reading likely to renew criticism of the economic and fiscal policies in Europe's largest economy.
China and Pakistan will look at extending their $57 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor to Afghanistan, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Tuesday, part of China’s ambitious Belt and Road plan linking China with Asia, Europe and beyond.
Asian countries remain the main destination of Iran's non-oil exports (including gas condensates), despite the lapse of two years since the removal of international sanctions against the Islamic Republic.
A US Defense Department spokesman said that Myanmar, which is widely censured for conducting ethnic cleansing against its Rohingya Muslim minority, has been invited to observe major US-Thai war games, dubbed Cobra Gold, along with other Asian militaries.
Iran’s newly inaugurated Chabahar Port will enhance the country’s significance for the Central Asia region, serving as a corridor for transporting goods from/to Afghanistan, India, as well as link other important trade roads, providing access to the ocean, James M. Dorsey, political analyst, senior fellow at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University, told Trend News Agency.
The Asian Development Bank on Wednesday raised its economic growth estimate for developing Asia to six percent for this year from a previous estimate of 5.9 percent, citing stronger than expected exports and China's resilience.