400 companies from 15 countries to join Chabahar FTZ

Around 400 companies from 15 countries have officially applied so far to do business in Chabahar Free Trade Zone (FTZ), the Director-General of the FTZ Organization of the port announced on Tuesday, adding that the Iranian oceanic hub will have tremendous impact on the whole region. Director-General of Chabahar Free Trade Zone Organization Abdul Rahim Kurdi announced today that more than 3,000 companies have registered their name for business in the Free Chabahar Zone. He added that 400 out of the 3,000 registered companies are from 15 countries. Addressing the…

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Over 30,000 flee Boko Haram violence in northern Nigeria: UN

The United Nations (UN) has warned about growing violence by Boko Haram militants in northeastern Nigeria, saying tens of thousands of people — mostly women and children —have fled their homes in the conflict-ridden area over the past weeks. The international body raised the alarm on Wednesday following heavy clashes between Nigerian government forces and armed militants from the Takfiri terrorist group in Baga Town, on the shores of Lake Chad, about 200 kilometers north of the Borno State capital, Maiduguri. “More than 30,000 internally displaced people have arrived in…

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India will receive S-400 systems without delay: Russia

Russia says India will receive “without any delays” the advanced Russian-built S-400 air defense missile systems under a contract signed between Moscow and New Delhi some four months ago. “Our commitments under the contract will be fulfilled. India will receive the systems on time, at the agreed date and without any delays,” said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov at a press conference on Wednesday. The senior diplomat also stressed that the missile systems — one of Russia’s most advanced anti-aircraft weapons — would significantly strengthen India’s air defense capability. During a visit to…

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