Iran

Iran buys six “Caspian Sea Monster” ekranoplans from Russia

bne IntelIiNews July 28, 2020

Ground effect vehicles, or GEVs, often mistaken for planes, fly using lift generated by large wings around four metres above water surface. Technology was originally trialled in 1970s by Soviets. Private investors have given it new lease of life.

White House “paying little attention” to Armenia Azerbaijan fighting says Carnegie analyst

bne IntelIiNews July 23, 2020

Assessment concludes Washington does not see Caucasus as priority. Meanwhile, Iran, Russia and Turkey are filling “vacuum”.

Risk analysis identifies Turkey, Iran and Russia among 37 nations likely to face mass ‘post-Covid’ protests

bne IntelIiNews July 22, 2020

“It’s a tinderbox” says analyst who determined projections of civil unrest and ability of countries to bounce back from pandemic.

Death toll mounts as tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan spill over

bne IntelliNews July 14, 2020

Azerbaijan reported the deaths of one of its generals and five other officers on July 14, in the worst outbreak of fighting over the dispute Nagorno Karabakh enclave in several years.

Iran blames misalignment and poor communications for UIA PS752 downing

bne IntelliNews July 13, 2020

The flight was shot down outside Tehran on January 8, killing all 176 people on board.

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