More than 85,000 foreign tourists visited Isfahan Province between March 21 and April 20, breaking a 40-year record. That is more than a third of the total number of inbound tourists in Isfahan (280,000) in March 2013-17.
Warm seas around Australia's Great Barrier Reef have killed two-thirds of a 700-kilometer (435 miles) stretch of coral in the past nine months, the worst die-off ever recorded on the World Heritage Site, scientists who surveyed the reef said.
Oil prices surged over 4 percent, with Brent briefly touching $50 a barrel for the first time in two weeks, after a surprisingly huge drawdown in US crude stocks as Gulf Coast imports slumped to a record low.
The latest official figures show India’s imports of crude oil from Iran in July rose to the highest levels in more than five years what to analysts is a fresh sign of robust rise in Iran’s crude export abilities.