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  • پرچم ایران و عراق Today 09:32

    By Ramin Hossein Abadian

    Iraq's Shiite Movements oppose U.S. sanctions on Iran

    After the first package of U.S. economic sanctions against Iran began Tuesday to intensify pressure on our country, the Baghdad government announced that it will hold to the sanctions to protect its people. “As a matter of principle we are against sanctions in the region. Blockade and sanctions destroy societies,” Heidar al-Ebadi said at a news conference. “We consider them (sanctions on Iran) a strategic mistake and incorrect but we will abide by them to protect the interests of our people. We will not interact with them or support them but we will abide by them,” he added.

  • ISIS 2018/08/21

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Muslim unity key to defeating forces of Takfirism

    TEHRAN - For Muslims, the staggering fall from grace can largely be attributed to fragmentation in their ranks, exacerbated by the scourge of sectarianism fanned by divisive forces. The condition of Muslims today, in both the realms of spiritual and temporal, is appallingly poor.

  • Basir Ahang Today 08:57

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    U.S. and NATO neglect Afghan Shia massacres

    TEHRAN - As the security situation in Afghanistan deteriorates, the government in Kabul is finding itself in troubled waters. According to the UN, civilian deaths recorded a new high in the first half of this year. Meanwhile, the targeted attacks on Hazara Shias of Afghanistan also continue unabated.

  • Mark Fitzpatrick Yesterday 11:50

    By Javad Heirannia

    EU blocking statute can't protect Iran against U.S. sanctions: Fitzpatrick

    TEHRAN - Mark Fitzpatrick, Executive Director of International Institute for Strategic Studies says that the EU blocking statute cannot by itself protect Iran against the impact of U.S. sanctions because any firms that do business with the United States will still need to decide for themselves if it is worth risking this business for the sake of trade with Iran.

  • Afghan refugees 2018-08-19 09:11

    New wave of Afghans headed to Europe from Iran

    In recent weeks, we have witnessed an exodus of Afghan citizens living in Iran and their efforts to find a new place for business. The devaluation of Iran's national currency, partly driven by cruel U.S. sanctions and the silence of European countries with regard to Trump's actions, has sorely damaged the Afghans’ finances.

  • Imran Khan 2018-08-18 17:39

    Imran Khan sworn in as 22nd Pakistani PM

    TEHRAN - Almost three weeks after emerging triumphant in the Pakistan general election, Pakistan Tehreek Insaf (PTI) chairperson Imran Khan was formally elected as the 22nd prime minister of Pakistan by the National Assembly on Friday. On Saturday, he took oath of office.

  • Bomb that killed 40 children in Yemen was supplied by the U.S. 2018-08-18 13:23

    Bomb that killed 40 children in Yemen was supplied by the U.S.: CNN

    The bomb used by the Saudi-led coalition in a devastating attack on a school bus in Yemen was sold as part of a U.S. State Department-sanctioned arms deal with Saudi Arabia, munitions experts told CNN.

  • Kabul 2018/08/18

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Kabul school attack underscores threat to Afghanistan’s future

    “How could they attack a classroom,” a friend asked, noticeably angry and outraged. There are no easy answers to that. A human mind cannot come to terms with the atrociousness of such horrendous crimes against humanity. Barging inside a packed classroom and blowing up young school children is no chivalry. It is an act of cowardice and spinelessness. The victims were not carrying arms and they were not on the frontlines of war. They were inside a classroom, preparing for university entrance examination.

  • Qatar, Kuwait speak out against Trump’s action 2018-08-18 10:43

    By Eisa Kameli

    A recipe for disaster or a path towards World Peace?

    New York - On May 8, 2018, President Trump officially announced his decision to exit the “Iran Deal” known as the JCPOA – Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action – that was struck between Iran and P5+1 in 2015. The U.S. President’s view of this deal, considered from his very initial comments as a presidential candidate, served as a great indicator of the new U.S. administration’s broader change of course with regards to the conduct of diplomacy that would be sought under his leadership; a so- called direction that needs to be dealt with in a precise way.

  • U.S. 2018-08-18 10:10

    By Mohammad Ghaderi - Twitter: @ghaderi62 - Email: m.ghaderi62@gmail.com

    Crisis in the Republican Party of U.S.

    Many Republicans in the United States are worried about the failure of this year's congressional elections. Democrats will come to power if Republicans can not maintain their majority in the House of Representatives and the Senate. Many analysts believe that the probable victory of Democrats in this year's congressional elections is an introduction to their victory in the 2020 presidential election.

  • Frank N. von Hippel 2018-08-17 12:54

    By Javad Heirannia

    EU cannot force European companies to do business with Iran: ex-White House official

    TEHRAN – Professor Frank N. von Hippel, former assistant director for national security in the White House Office of Science and Technology says that “European companies would be protected with regard to their specific agreements with Iran but the EU cannot protect them from being excluded from the U.S. market if they trade with Iran.”

  • نادر انتصار 2018-08-17 12:36

    By Payman Yazdani

    Iran has to be very careful in future negotiations on Caspian Sea: Prof.

    TEHRAN - Professor of political science says although the text of the Caspian Sea Treaty signed on August 12, 2018 in Kazakhstan does not define the share of each of the littoral states, Iran has to be very careful in future negotiations.

  • Caspian Sea 2018-08-17 12:16

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    A sea and thousands of concerns

    The name of the "Caspian Sea" has been recently heard more than any other time! In the meantime, there are rumors, ambiguities and, of course, concerns that need to be described in the Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea which was signed on August 12 in the port city of Aktau, Kazakhstan.

  • Ammar Ali Qureshi 2018/08/16

    By Ammar Ali Qureshi

    Imran Khan’s foreign policy challenges

    TEHRAN - Imran Khan, who is all set to take oath as the new Prime Minister of Pakistan, is a populist and nationalist politician who has promised his voters Naya Pakistan (New Pakistan), based on better governance, and emphasized the need to make Pakistan an Islamic welfare state.

  • Hakim 2018-08-15 12:08

    By staff & agencies

    Hakim mediates between Sadr & Maliki to make big alliance

    The final official results of Iraq's legislative elections showed that Sadr's Muqtada al-Sadr-backed alliance won the largest number of seats in the country, making future alliances the final say in shaping the new government.

  • Pakistan Independence Day marked in Tehran 2018-08-15 11:08

    Pakistan Independence Day marked in Tehran

    TEHRAN – A Pakistani community in Iran celebrated Independence Day at the residence of their envoy to Tehran on Tuesday.

  • Iran - U.S. 2018-08-15 11:07

    By Mohammad Ghaderi - Twitter: @ghaderi62 - Email: m.ghaderi62@gmail.com

    Why we don't negotiate with U.S.

    The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, in his high-profile remarks on Monday, emphasized that the Islamic Republic of Iran will not enter into negotiations with the United States.

  • Iran-Pakistan 2018-08-14 11:20

    Under Imran Khan govt., Pakistan likely to shift focus from Riyadh to Tehran

    TEHRAN - As Pakistan’s prime minister-in-waiting Imran Khan prepares to take oath of office next week, there is lot of speculation about his foreign policy, especially Islamabad’s relations with Tehran and Riyadh.

  • Taliban 2018/08/14

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Taliban overruns Ghazni city, Afghan and U.S. officials clueless

    TEHRAN - Barely a week after the U.S. officials reportedly held ‘secret talks’ with the Taliban in Qatar, the insurgent group has launched a series of coordinated attacks in multiple provinces across Afghanistan. According to media reports, more than 200 Afghan security personnel have been killed over the past four days in fighting with the Taliban in three different provinces – Ghazni, Faryab and Baghlan.

  • حمله هوایی به صعده یمن 2018-08-13 11:34

    By Nima Chitsaz

    Colorful dreams end; will world finally react to Saudi carnage in Yemen?

    Innocent children soaked in their blood uttered their last words searching for their brothers, classmates and friends. The children hopelessly cry for their parents but to no avail. Taking their last breaths and still not knowing they are coming to the end of their precious lives the school boys are deeply shocked, their life supposed to be full joy and happiness.

  • Germany, Britain, France 2018-08-13 10:34

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    Does Europe make its decisive decision?

    Officials from three European countries, Germany, Britain and France, have also delayed offering their package to maintain a nuclear deal with Iran. This delay, b, has been quite purposeful. However, it should be noted that Europe has little chance of gaining the trust of the Iranian people! The trust of Iranians in the three European countries after their accompaniment with Tramp in a nuclear ambitions change has largely disappeared.

  • Recep Tayyip Erdogan 2018-08-12 15:33

    By Recep Tayyip Erdogan

    How Turkey sees the crisis with the U.S.

    Unilateral actions against Turkey by the United States will undermine American interests and force Turkey to look for other friends and allies.

  • شیرین هانتر 2018-08-12 11:35

    By Javad Heirannia

    Arab NATO is exchanging security by economic and financial issues: Hunter

    TEHRAN - Shireen Tahmaasb Hunter, a professor of political science at Georgetown University, tells the Tehran Times that that “At least since the mid1970s, there has been a tacit cooperation among Persian Gulf Arab states and the West, including America.”

  • آرشین ادیب مقدم 2018-08-12 11:28

    By Javad Heirannia

    Members of Arab NATO have conflicting interests: Adib-Moghaddam

    TEHRAN - Professor Arshin Adib-Moghaddam, Chair of the Centre for Iranian Studies at the London Middle East Institute believes that the countries that are said to become a part of this new "Arab NATO" have conflicting interests.

  • Takfiri 2018-08-12 11:00

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    ‘Takfiri groups can’t establish strategic presence in Kashmir but they have a small sympathetic base’

    TEHRAN -The shadowy forces of takfirism pose the biggest danger to Islam and Muslims today. They are hell-bent on destroying the fabric of Islam and sow seeds of discord among Muslims. Groups like ISIS, Taliban, Al-Qaeda are products of this very ideology that breeds on hatred for ‘others’. This wave of neo-Salafism and takfirism has reached Kashmir as well, and is increasingly threatening to tarnish the rich syncretic Sufi culture of Kashmir.

  •  Yemeni children 2018-08-11 12:31

    By staff & agencies

    Innocent Yemeni children perish in Saudi strike, UN chief calls for investigation

    The United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has condemned a recent deadly airstrike by the House of Saud regime warplanes on a bus carrying Yemeni school children, calling for an independent investigation into the case.

  • Can Imran Khan turn around Pakistan’s flailing economy? 2018-08-11 12:14

    By Ishtiaq Hussain Turi

    Can Imran Khan turn around Pakistan’s flailing economy?

    Now that the hurly burly of elections is done, it is time for the new government led by Imran Khan to translate words into action and lay the foundation of ‘Naya Pakistan’ (new Pakistan). As top-notch experts have already said, the biggest test for the cricketer-turned-politician is economy. Pakistan’s economy is in bad shape, and there are already talks about the country approaching International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a bailout.

  • Mohammad Ghaderi 2018-08-11 11:17

    By Mohammad Ghaderi - Twitter: @ghaderi62 - Email: m.ghaderi62@gmail.com

    Decoding of the UN's silence about Yemen

    The release of bitter and shocking news related to the mercenary martyrdom of 57 Yemeni students and the wounding of 77 people in Saudi Arabia's missile strike on a bus carrying innocent students has provoked anger at the international community from politicians and soldiers in Saudi Arabia and supporters of Riyadh. What exactly is happening in Yemen?

  • EU-U.S. 2018-08-09 11:12

    By Mohammad Ghaderi - Twitter: @ghaderi62 - Email: m.ghaderi62@gmail.com

    EU dying silently as it plays in Trump’s court

    The paradoxical approaches taken by the European authorities is definitely one of its kind! Over the past months, Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, has repeatedly emphasized that the EU can no longer rely on the United States to secure its interests.

  • Fatik al-Rodaini is a senior Yemeni journalist 2018-08-09 09:16

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    “Saudi-led coalition has failed to achieve any progress in war against Houthis in Yemen”

    The Saudi-led coalition’s war in Yemen has triggered world’s worst humanitarian crisis with thousands of deaths over the past three years and more than 22 million people in need of assistance. There are now reports about a major outbreak of cholera due to indiscriminate and heavy Saudi-UAE bombardment, with logistical and weapons support from the U.S.