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Japanese Refiners Will Resume Iran Crude Purchases Next Month

2 hours ago
Japanese refiners will start buying Iranian crude oil in January, but will only continue buying until March to make sure they don’t get on the bad side of Washington in case the 180-day sanction waivers are not extended, S&P Global Platts reports, citing the head of the country’s Petroleum Association. "We aim to lift as much as possible over January-March to keep our hope for the next [period]," Takashi Tsukioka said. Japan is one of Iran’s largest oil importers, but it is also the United States’ staunchest ally…
Irina Slav

Azerbaijani ministry calls on state agencies to co-op for using blockchain technology

4 hours 30 minutes ago
The Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies of Azerbaijan is calling on state agencies of the country to cooperate in the use and development of blockchain technologies, Minister of Transport, Communications and High Technologies Ramin Guluzade said at a conference on the ceremony of launching the first corporate blockchain platform Dec. 13, Trend reports.

Azerbaijan, EU to mull co-op on all types of transport

4 hours 30 minutes ago
Azerbaijan and the EU will hold a meeting in Baku to discuss the cooperation issues in the field of transport, Trend reports citing Head of the EU delegation in Azerbaijan Kestutis Jankauskas as saying.

Azerbaijan, ADB mull expanding co-op in labor, employment, social protection

4 hours 50 minutes ago
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) observes the reforms carried out by the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Azerbaijan, welcomes them, and is interested in continuing joint work in a wider area, said Nariman Mannapbekov, head of ADB Baku office, at a meeting with Labor and Social Protection Minister Sahil Babayev on Dec. 13.

Russia to actively promote positive dynamics in Karabakh conflict settlement

5 hours 33 minutes ago
The issue of settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is always one of the main ones in the course of contacts and during the visits of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to the region, Spokeswoman of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said at a press conference Dec. 13, Trend reports.

Russia at final stage of talks with India on defense deals

6 hours 41 minutes ago
The negotiations between Russia and India on some military and technical cooperation deals vital for ensuring India’s defense capability and national security are at the final stage, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov said on Thursday, Trend reports referring to TASS.

Azerbaijan, EU to mull co-op on all types of transport

7 hours 3 minutes ago
Azerbaijan and the EU will hold a meeting in Baku to discuss the cooperation issues in the field of transport, Trend reports citing Head of the EU delegation in Azerbaijan Kestutis Jankauskas as saying.

Iraqi governor: Iran-Iraq relations strategic

7 hours 5 minutes ago
The governor of Wasit Governorate Mohammad Al-Miahi said the relations between Iran and Iraq are strategic and are not limited to borders, Trend reports referring to IRNA.