Melodie Karbassian, an Iranian undergraduate at the University of Hong Kong. Photo: Supplied

Sanctions drive Iranian students away from US, UK and towards Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines

  • Top US and British universities are losing favour with ambitious young Iranians as Washington’s increasingly hostile ties with Tehran push them towards Asia
  • Nearly one in three people in highly literate Iran wish to leave the country in search of better opportunities
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Melodie Karbassian, an Iranian undergraduate at the University of Hong Kong. Photo: Supplied
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Iranian President Hassan Rowhani (left), Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Tehran. Photo: Reuters

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meets Iranian leadership, tries to ease tensions with United States

  • Abe’s two-day visit was the first trip to the country by a Japanese prime minister in over four decades
  • It has been seen as an attempt to boost Tokyo’s diplomatic profile abroad, and smooth ruffled feathers in the region
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Iranian President Hassan Rowhani (left), Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Tehran. Photo: Reuters
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