• goalball 2017-08-27 13:30

    Goalball team lands 2nd at IBSA Asia/Pacific C’ships

    TEHRAN, Aug. 27 (MNA) – Iranian men’s goalball squad finished vice-champion at 2017 IBSA Goalball Asia/Pacific Championships in Thailand.

  • tanker 2017-06-25 23:32

    Export capacity reaches 8mn bpd at Iran’s largest oil terminal

    TEHRAN, Jun. 25 (MNA) – NITC head said preparation of nine docks at Kharg oil terminal have increased its export capacity to approximately eight million barrels per day.

  • Shamshad Akhtar 2017/05/22

    By: Shamshad Akhtar

    Building on seventy years of success

    TEHRAN, May 22 (MNA) – The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) marks its 70th anniversary this year.

  • Asia-Pacific 2017/05/03

    By: Shamshad Akhtar

    Effective governance key to improving quality of APAC economic growth

    TEHRAN, May 03 (MNA) – The Asia-Pacific region’s high and steady economic growth has been an anchor of stability for the struggling world economy in recent years.

  • ASEAN 2017-05-02 21:27

    China welcomes ASEAN summit statement 

    BEIJING, May 02 (MNA) – China on Tuesday welcomed a statement from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit and reaffirmed cooperation with ASEAN on the South China Sea issue.

  • Shamshad Akhtar 2017/04/09

    By: Shamshad Akhtar

    Positive signs as Asia-Pacific moves towards global development goals

    TEHRAN, Apr. 09 (MNA) – With just over a year since the adoption of a historic blueprint to end poverty and protect the planet, positive signs have already started to emerge among countries in the Asia-Pacific region as they push ahead with the implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • US navy 2017-04-09 10:37

    US aircraft carrier strike group heads toward Korean Peninsula 

    LOS ANGELES, Apr. 09 (MNA) – The US Carl Vinson Strike Group has departed from Singapore and sailed northward to the Western Pacific ocean near the Korean Peninsula, the United States Pacific Fleet Commander announced Saturday.

  • نفت گاز نفتکش 2017-02-25 15:28

    Iran exports 24mn barrels of gas condensate

    TEHRAN, Feb. 25 (MNA) – In January 2017, Iran deployed nearly 24 million barrels of gas condensate to Asian and European countries.

  • Shamshad Akhtar 2017/02/19

    By: Shamshad Akhtar

    Working together for the region — ESCAP, ASEAN

    TEHRAN, Feb. 19 (MNA) – The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has shown to be an exemplary role model for regional cooperation guiding the 10-country bloc on the path toward shared prosperity and sustainable development. 

  • Trump 2017-02-04 20:23

    US defense chief pledges to strengthen alliance with Japan

    TOKYO, Feb. 04 (MNA) – US Defense Secretary James Mattis wrapped up a two-day visit to Japan on Saturday, during which he reiterated his country's defense commitment to Japan and pledged to strengthen the US-Japan alliance with his Japanese counterparts.

  • imso 2016-12-27 15:56

    Iran joins IMSO

    TEHRAN, Dec. 27 (MNA) – A PMO official has reported on Iran’s membership in advisory committee of the International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO).

  • Shamshad-Akhtar.jpg 2016/12/04

    By: Shamshad Akhtar

    APAC economic stability way to more productivity, inclusiveness

    TEHRAN, Dec. 04 (MNA) – Against the backdrop of a sluggish global economy, lacklustre trade growth, and uncertainty in major economies, countries of the Asia-Pacific region continued to push ahead at an estimated 4.9 per cent in 2016.

  • دلار 2016-11-22 16:44

    EDBI hold broker relations with 105 banks

    TEHRAN, Nov. 22 (MNA) – Export Development Bank of Iran (EDBI) managed to launch broker ties with 105 banks in 42 countries by the end of October, 2016.

  • Shamshad Akhtar 2016/11/02

    By: Shamshad Akhtar

    Transforming commitment into action on disaster risk reduction

    TEHRAN, Nov. 02 (MNA) – Nothing erases development gains as suddenly and severely as natural disasters. Earthquakes, floods, droughts and cyclones wreak destruction, not only across borders but across generations, reversing the hard-won progress of many years in poverty reduction, delivery of essential services, promotion of small business and economic opportunity.

  • apsa 2016-10-14 13:04

    APSA nominees announced

    TEHRAN, Oct. 14 (MNA) – The first nominees for the 10th Asia Pacific Screen Awards - the APSA Cultural Diversity Award, under the patronage of UNESCO- were announced.

  • central bank 2016-08-27 09:28

    Iran assumes SEANZA presidency

    TEHRAN, Aug. 27 (MNA) – During the 30th SEANZA’s meeting of central bank governors in Nepal, Iran received the rotating presidency of the establishment.

  •   2016-07-30 18:58

    India playing balancing role in US-China, Russia confrontation

    TEHRAN, Jul. 30 (MNA) – A university professor has told Mehr News India has played a pivotal role in bringing a balance into tense US-China rivalry in the Asian region.

  • پروفسور «میونگ کو کانگ» 2016-07-13 20:36

    Political analyst:

    Dictatorships would prove ‘constructive,’ as Korean model suggests

    TEHRAN, Jul. 13 (MNA) – A Professor of Politics at Baruch College in New York City has believed the future of Tehran-Seoul relations is bright, however he evaluates the imposed threats by North Korea as serious.

  • raf 2016-07-13 12:48


    Parties put brake on terrorism, tyranny

    TEHRAN, Jul. 13 (MNA) – Chairman of Iran’s Expediency Council has outlined political parties as means of saving countries as well as preventing terroristic activities.

  • دوچرخه سواری2 2016-05-24 16:06

    Iranian cyclists improve world, Asia rankings

    TEHRAN, May 24 (MNA) – The latest monthly ranking of United Cycling International of cyclists has good news for Iranian cyclist, as they climb up in both world and Asian rankings.

  • UNESCAP 2016-05-16 15:12

    Asia-Pacific leaders convene at annual UN policy forum in Bangkok

    TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA) – Heads of government and other high-level officials from around Asia and the Pacific will convene in Bangkok over the next five days for the annual session of the United Nations regional commission, where they will debate regional cooperation and integration, and review key challenges to achieving inclusive and sustainable economic and social development.

  • Shamshad-Akhtar.jpg 2016/04/28

    By: Dr. Shamshad Akhtar

    More productivity key to revive growth, support sustainable development in Asia-Pacific

    TEHRAN, Apr. 28 (MNA) – The Asia-Pacific region’s successful achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development needs to be driven by broad-based productivity gains and rebalancing of economies towards domestic and regional demand.

  • hong 2016-04-20 14:07

    Isfahan, Hong Kong discuss boosting trade ties

    TEHRAN, Apr. 20 (MNA) – Members of Isfahan Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mine and Agriculture met with a group of businessmen from Hong Kong on Tuesday evening to discuss venues for bilateral trade.

  •      2016-04-03 18:01

    Asia-Pacific adopts follow-up action on SD

    TEHRAN, Apr. 03 (MNA) – Asia-Pacific leaders have agreed on measures to generate additional financial resources to tackle economic, social and environmental challenges in the region, at the First High-Level Follow-up Dialogue on Financing for Development in Asia and the Pacific, in Incheon last week.

  • UN 2016-04-03 16:34

    New UN:

    Asia-Pacific countries need to transform relations to achieve 2030 Agenda

    TEHRAN, Apr. 03 (MNA) – Megatrends that are influencing the future of the Asia-Pacific region must be better managed to support implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, according to a new United Nations report.

  • تجارت الکترونیک 2016-03-30 09:18

    Asia-Pacific states enjoy first regional e-trade treaty

    TEHRAN, Mar. 30 (MNA) – Asia-Pacific countries finalize first regional agreement to enable cross-border electronic trade at UN forum.

  • zarif 2016-03-06 12:30


    Iran to announce position towards Zionist regime's crimes

    TEHRAN, Mar. 06 (MNA) – Iran's FM described the OIC meeting in Indonesia a key event where the Islamic Republic of Iran will announce its stance towards the atrocities of the Zionist regime.

  • RR 2016-03-01 16:12

    Migrants critical factor in Asia-Pacific development: UN report

    TEHRAN, March 01 (MNA) – Migrants from countries across Asia and the Pacific play a key role as development actors, helping drive GDP growth in their countries of destination while also supporting families and communities in their countries of origin.

  • تیراندازی 2016-01-31 08:42

    Iranian shooter among ‘double trap shooting’ finalists

    TEHRAN, Jan. 31 (MNA) – Iran’s shooter Masoud Azizian has succeeded in breaking national record and securing a place in final round of double trap shooting in Asian Championship.

  • migrants02.jpg 2015/12/18

    By: Dr. Shamshad Akhtar and Amb. William Lacy Swing

    Migrants shape a better Asia and the Pacific – If we let them

    TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) – Over land, by air and by sea, the people of Asia and the Pacific are on the move – this is the finding of the forthcoming Asia-Pacific Migration Report.