France calls for efforts to get Iranian oil back on the market as Tehran re-enters nuclear deal talks, Tehran says it has applied to join BRICS and Israel secretly discusses defence coordination against Iran with Saudi Arabia.
Vladimir Putin wants to reorientate Russian trade east and south. To some extent, such a strategy will be complicated by an avoid-Russia-at-all-costs mentality drawing commerce to a ‘Middle Corridor’.
World leaders distracted by multiple crises might like to spare a moment to take note of the city of Abadan’s experience of a brutally hot 52.2°C.
Uniting in paranoia with Russia, warming to Iran, and opening for business. This and more in Eurasianet's weekly Turkmenistan briefing.
Freight dispatchers desire to avoid sanctioned Russia may have motivated Chinese officials to get a move on.
Responding to move, IAEA nuclear inspectorate chief says there’s now only a three to four-week window to find a way to reinstate the agreement aimed at ensuring Tehran doesn’t pursue building an atomic bomb.
BlueSphere Carbon, a recently launched carbon trading platform, intends to raise $10mn to radically change how carbon credits are traded online. It has signed a partnership with Canada’s CarbonRx to develop green projects with First Nation groups.
More than a dozen ‘SDS’ occurrences have shut down big cities across the Gulf region in recent weeks.
The G7 has agreed to “predominantly decarbonise electricity sectors by 2035,” and to end government financing for international coal-fired power generation and speed up the phase-out of unabated coal plants by the same year.
Analysts suggest Iran, US might agree to interim arrangement that would see Tehran curb atomic programme and Washington drop oil and banking sanctions.
Protesters reportedly attack platform where state TV set up its camera to cover what was supposed to be a solemn occasion of mourning.
Doing business with Russia and Kazakhstan, reopening borders, and honouring the former president’s favourite horse. This and more in Eurasianet’s weekly Turkmenistan briefing.
Tensions between Iran and adversaries are on the rise amid the stalling of efforts to reinstate the 2015 nuclear deal.
Ride-hailing app Snapp! said to be near to claiming $1bn valuation.
The importance of the International North-South Transportation Corridor, providing Indian Ocean access via the Iranian port of Chabahar, has soared.
Search for survivors under way. Security forces watchful for any anti-regime protests
Ending new oil, gas and coal developments is not enough to reach net zero by 2050, according to new research. Instead, already built fossil fuel projects must be decommissioned early if climate change is to be limited to 1.5°C.
Human activity has caused irrevocable damage to the climate, causing hundreds of billions of dollars of economic damage and threatening water and food supplies to millions of people.
12-day fact-finding tour finds nation left exposed to “scarcity of resources to guarantee the basic needs of those most in need”.
Allies step up defence cooperation as security situation in Afghanistan deteriorates. Iranians have rapidly become a big regional drone power.