Japan’s foreign minister urges Iran to abide by nuclear deal

Zarif (left) said Japan and Iran have special interests in the security of the energy market and stability in the Gulf. (Reuters pic) YOKOHAMA: Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono said he urged Iran to abide by a 2015 nuclear deal during a meeting on Tuesday with his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif. The men agreed […]

Vital for in-depth study on impact of reclamation

We read with interest recent media reports on how offshore sand mining and reclamation have negatively impacted on the livelihood of thousands of coastal fishermen. It was also reported that the destruction of mangrove forests and the encroachment of foreign fishermen have damaged marine habitats and further exacerbated these fishermen’s already tenuous existence. While we […]