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Why your next vacation could be in Iran
When you fly to Iran these days the planes are a little more full than before.U.S. to Award Iran $11.9 Billion Through End of Nuke Talks
Business travelers are making their way to Tehran scoping out opportunities, hoping that sanctions might be lifted soon.
More tourists also appear to be on the planes coming from Frankfurt, Rome, Istanbul and the few other places that have direct flights to Iran.
The Iranian government says it expects a 6.6% rise in the number of tourists for 2015.
The Obama administration on Wednesday paid $490 million in cash assets to Iran and will have released a total of $11.9 billion to the Islamic Republic by the time nuclear talks are scheduled to end in June, according to figures provided by the State Department.Syria accepts $1 billion in credit from Iran
The President of war-torn Syria has accepted a billion-dollar helping hand from his supporters in Iran.Syrian refugee population rises above 4 million, U.N. says
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad signed a law ratifying a $1 billion credit line from Iran, Syrian state-run news agency SANA reported Wednesday.
More than 4 million Syrians have fled the violence in their homeland to seek refuge in neighboring countries, the United Nations said Thursday.One, two, three... done?
The grim numbers make Syria's lengthy civil war the worst crisis that the U.N. refugee agency has had to deal with in nearly 25 years, the organization said.