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  • Jose Graziano da Silva Yesterday 21:22

    By José Graziano da Silva, FAO director general

    Building resilient rural livelihoods is key to helping Yemen

    People in Yemen are currently suffering from the world’s largest humanitarian crisis.

  • محمود منشی پوری 2017/04/22

    By Mahmood Monshipouri

    Turkey and its constitutional referendum: Looking ahead

    The recent referendum in Turkey has dramatically expanded the powers of President RecepTayyip Erdogan, pushing the Turkish people and its domestic politics toward a choice between serving as a democratic model for the rest of the Muslim world or defending their nation by prioritizing security (in the face of the most talked-about terrorist threat—ISIS—within its porous borders) and its economic stakes (worsened by the Syrian refugee crisis) over its democratic ideals in a region that is growing on the whole more authoritarian.

  • Hassan Lasjerdi 2017-04-09 10:28

    By: Hassan Lasjerdi

    Trump’s dreams for the Levant land 

    TEHRAN - The Friday U.S. missile attack on the Shayrat airfield in Syria can mark the beginning of a different political-security era in the burning Middle East.

  • Charles Taliaferro 2017-03-31 10:01

    By Jalal Heirannia

    U.S. caught in very dangerous climate of fractious disagreement: philosopher

    TEHRAN – American philosopher Charles Taliaferro who specializes in philosophy of religion says the United States is “in a very dangerous political climate of fractious disagreement and diminishing respect for those of different viewpoints.”

  • Engin Firat 2017-03-22 11:34

    By: Engin Firat

    Iran Professional League: Lessons to Learn 

    This Season in Iran is going to end after 6 Matches, but if there will be not a Miracle, then Persepolis will be the next Champion. 

  • شیرین هانتر 2017-03-19 21:30

     Trump election was the most important event in 1395: Shireen Hunter

    TEHRAN - Shireen Tahmaasb Hunter, a professor of political science at Georgetown University, tells the Tehran Times that that “the most important event in the world” in the Iranian calendar year 1395, which ends on March 20, “was the election of Donald Trump to the presidency of the United States."

  • Hossein_Askari 2017-03-17 13:01

    By Hossein Askari, Contributor Professor of Business and International Affairs at George Washington University

    Trump’s ‘Beautiful’ Deals with Arabs Will Boomerang

    President Trump has said time and again that he would bring his deal-making talents, which he claims to be second to none, to his new job as president of the United States.

  • Hossein Askari 2017-03-14 02:21

    By Hossein Askari, Contributor Professor of Business and International Affairs at George Washington University

    King Salman: Relinquish Guardianship of Islam’s Holy Sites!

    Mecca and Medina, situated in Western Saudi Arabia, are Islam’s two holiest sites. The region is the birthplace of Islam and of the Prophet Mohammad. Every Muslim is required to make a pilgrimage (during Hajj) to Mecca at least once in a lifetime, if he or she is physically and financially able to do so. During Hajj, all Muslims, be they kings or paupers, are equal, each person wearing two simple white sheets with nothing to distinguish between ruler and subject and rich and poor.

  • حسین موسویان  2017-02-13 11:47

    By Seyed Hossein Mousavian

    Eight reasons why Trump’s start on the Middle East is frightening      

    Donald Trump’s Middle East policies began with two major decisions, one to ban entire Muslim populations and another to impose sanctions on Iran. Both threaten to undo the Iran nuclear deal. His new sanctions over a recent Iranian missile test targeting Iranian and non-Iranian individuals and entities, including some from Lebanon, the UAE, and China. The international impact of these sanctions is clearly meant to instill more fear into global firms from doing business with Iran. 

  • FAO 2017-02-08 16:59

    By Serge Nakouzi*

    Is food loss an issue for Iran?

    TEHRAN - Roughly one-third of the food produced around the world for human consumption, amounting to about 1.3 billion tons, is lost or wasted every year.

  • Serge R. Nakouzi 2017-02-03 17:00

    By Serge R. Nakouzi*

    Role of wetlands in safeguarding food security

    On the 2nd of February 1971, the international Convention on Wetlands was adopted in the Iranian city of Ramsar. As we commemorate today the forty-sixth anniversary of the adoption of the convention, it is noteworthy that the wetlands in the country which first drew global attention to the need to safeguard these important geographic land areas harboring distinct ecosystems, are facing unprecedented challenges.

  • لاسجردی 2017-01-25 19:50

    By: Hassan Lasjerdi

    Successful step of Syrian troika for stability

    TEHRAN - The Astana meeting which was held with the participation of Iran, Russia, Turkey, the Syrian government, opposition groups and the UN envoy was wrapped with issuing a statement.

  • موسویان 3 2017-01-08 11:15

    By Seyed Hossein Mousavian 

    What Trump needs to know about Iran

    For as unnerved as many world leaders were with Donald Trump’s election, they will have no choice but to work with the president of the world’s most powerful country. One exception, however, will be Iran, which has come to develop one of the most hostile relationships in all international politics with the United States.

  • مسعود زمانی 2017/01/04

    By Masoud Zamani  

    On Trump, UN and the Logic of Unilateralism

    TEHRAN - 'As to the UN, things will be different after Jan 20th,' reckoned the president-elect Trump in the wake of the Security Council Resolution condemning Israeli settlements, and thereby sketching his UN related policies. But exactly how different things will and can be as to the UN after Jan 20th? Yes, neither Trump nor the republican establishment as a whole exactly represents the champion of multilateralism inherent in the work of U.N. Nonetheless, the Trump administration may turn out to be more serious of a threat to U.N than any of its republican predecessors.

  • Robert Baldwin 2017-01-02 09:30

    By Farnaz Heidari

    How much we know about cetaceans of Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman?

    Unlike whales which are currently extremely rare cetaceans were abundant in the Persian Gulf. Some anecdotal reports of stranded whales have been received, usually without an identification of the species.

  • Seyyed Mohammad Eslami 2016-12-30 13:11

    By: Seyyed Mohammad Eslami

    Trump’s nuclear dark age?

    “Let it be an arms race!” This is the message of the new American president to the world. This was while the international community was dreaming about a world without nuclear arms.

  • air pollution 2016-12-26 09:39

    By Shirin Hakim and Kaveh Madani

    Dreaming of blue skies: Tehran’s battle for clean air

    A deep-seated look at the perplexing love-hate relationship Iranians share with their alarmingly polluted capital city

    Tehran’s wet streets provide temporary relief to millions who have been tolerating unbearable levels of pollution. In today’s Tehran, precipitation is associated with romanticism and blessings, washing away polluted skies briefly before reality sets in again. Pollution has plagued Iran’s capital for years, manifesting in various health problems amongst locals, closing of schools, and transforming daily activities into questions of life and death.

  • هارون یحیی 2016-12-25 13:41

    By Harun Yahya

    The Moscow summit and the great alliance 

    During the time when the Syrian civil war was beginning to escalate to grave levels, I expressed many times, both in my columns on international media and on TV interviews, that a permanent solution can only be possible through the Turkey-Iran-Russia alliance. I mentioned that the tripartite alliance would establish a substantial power in the region, that it would bring a definitive, effective and logical solution for Syria, and that it would guarantee Syria's, hence Turkey’s territorial integrity. 

  • Heydar Soheili Esfahani 2016-12-23 02:46

    Heydar Soheili Esfahani

    From Aleppo to Ankara, Terrorism comes unmasked!

    With the sound of the repeated shootings that targeted Russian ambassador to Turkey, everyone suddenly woke up.

  • Salehi: Iran can return to its previous nuclear program 2016-12-17 20:31

    Salehi: Iran can undo its nuclear program

    TEHRAN – The Iranian nuclear chief said on Friday that Iran can return to its previous nuclear program in response to violations of the nuclear agreement, ISNA reported.

  • Pak Ayeen 2016-12-17 11:53

    By Mohsen Pak Ayeen

    Netanyahu’s visit to Baku doomed to fail

    Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Baku is doomed to fail. The trip can only temporarily provide news stories for Israeli media outlets so that they can carry out a plan to end the regime’s isolation. The regime is so hated across the world that it cannot end its isolation and earn respect by one or two trips to Muslim countries.

  • Yuram Abdullah Weiler 2016-12-14 11:25

    By Yuram Abdullah Weiler

    Unleashing Lethality: Obama OKs MANPADs for Syrian “moderates”

    “[A]n ultimate goal of the United States continues to be a world which is free from the scourge of war and the dangers and burdens of armaments....”  —United States Arms Export Control Act

  • Iran nuclear deal 2016-12-04 10:21

    By Mahmood Monshipouri and Shirin Jafarinasab Kermani

    Terminating Iran’s nuclear deal: What’s at stake?

    The nuclear deal laid the foundation for future diplomacy between Tehran and Washington, while bolstering moderate Iranian leadership at home as well as sending a clear signal to the United States of the worldwide recognition of Iran’s right to civilian nuclear technology.  President-elect Donald Trump frequently spoke against Iran’s nuclear deal on the campaign trail, giving a vague ultimatum to the Iranian government that he would roll back the Obama administration’s policy of engagement with Tehran if he becomes the president.  To dismantle this hard-won diplomatic achievement, which have benefited not only Iran and the United States, but also the rest of the region, is likely to have disastrous consequences. Two questions worth contemplating at this juncture: (1) how would the new U.S. administration react to the Iran deal? and (2) will terminating the deal benefit the United States over the longer term?  

  • Yuram Abdullah Weiler 2016-12-03 13:43

    By Yuram Abdullah Weiler

    Sisi’s policy switch on Syria widens Egypt-Saudi split

    “Our priority is to support national armies, for example in Libya to assert control over Libyan territories, and deal with extremist elements. The same with Syria and Iraq.” Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi

  • Yuram Abdullah Weiler 2016-11-23 15:30

    By Yuram Abdullah Weiler

    Trump’s triumph: A revival of McCarthyism?

    “Communists have the same right to vote as anybody else, don’t they?” —anti-communist crusader Joseph McCarthy

  • هارون یحیی 2016-11-20 12:41

    By Harun Yahya 

    Why did the Americans elect Trump?

    The American people voted for their new president and Congress members on November 8. Not only the U.S. but the entire world monitored the election campaign of both parties with great interest since everyone was curious about how their countries would be affected with the new government. They were wondering if the U.S. would continue to interfere in foreign countries’ conflicts or if it would focus on their own people’s needs and interests. 

  • متین مسلم 2016-11-14 09:50

    By Matin Moslem 

    November 8: Democracy revolts against itself 

    TEHRAN - The election of Barack Obama as the president of the United States in 2008 supported the notion that the American people have parted from their past. 

  • محمود خاقانی 2016-11-11 20:07

    By Mahmood Khaghani

    The art of the deal

    The deal between Iran and 5+1 (the United States, Britain, Germany, France, Russia and China) meant to convince Iran to pursue its peaceful nuclear program, in exchange, for 5+1 lifting, from Iranian points of view  unjustified,  economic sanctions. 

  • economic experts 2016-11-09 21:23

    Trump’s victory has no impact on Iran’s economy: experts

    TEHRAN- The chairman of Iran’s Securities and Exchange Organization (SEO) Shapour Mohammadi and the head of Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines, and Agriculture (TCCIMA) Masoud Khansari have said that the election of Donald Trump as the new U.S. President will have no specific impact on Iran’s economy.

  • متین مسلم 2016-11-05 10:25

    Matadors in Lebanon

    TEHRAN - After about 29 months of political stalemate coupled with other internal and regional crises, the Lebanese parliament finally elected Michel Aoun, a former general and moderate politician, as president on October 31.