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  • Arab world 2018-05-21 11:33

    By M.A. Saki

    The spineless Arab world

    The Palestinian issue is mostly a humanitarian problem and all people around the world should sympathize with Palestinians who have been subjected to different kinds of injustice, humiliation, and even war crimes for very long years, yet inaction and submissiveness by the Arab world have made Israel and its new friends in the U.S. more adventurous and avaricious.

  • A school boy in Tehran is wearing a face mask to protect himself against air pollution 2018-05-21 11:05

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    The challenge of setting a school start date

    TEHRAN — While the current school year is still underway and students are preparing themselves for final exams Education Ministry is dealing with a not very new issue: altering school calendar for the next school year.

  • Iran’s oil 2018-05-20 20:15

    By Ebrahim Fallahi

    Iran’s oil market after U.S. nuclear deal exit

    Near two weeks after U.S. President Donald Trump declared his decision on withdrawing from Iran’s nuclear deal, known as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), oil traders around the world are still following a “wait and see” strategy toward the consequences of Trump’s decision for Iran’s oil exports and market in general.

  • Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif signs the Paris Agreement on climate change during a ceremony at the United Nations headquarters in New York, April 22, 2016. (AFP) 2018-05-20 10:23

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Is Iran pulling out of Paris Agreement?

    TEHRAN — While the cabinet of ministers and the Majlis (parliament) have approved the Paris Climate Agreement, the Guardian Council, that constitutionally holds veto power over all legislations approved by the Majlis, has not ratified the deal.

  • federica mogherini 2018-05-19 09:08

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    Europe failed in its first test of preserving JCPOA

    TEHRAN - The nuclear agreement equations are getting more and more complicated. Many analysts of the international affairs have predicted that, regarding the direct influence of the United States and U.S. Treasury orders and decisions on European companies, European authorities can’t provide necessary guarantees for the continuation of the nuclear deal in action.

  • world telecommunication day 2018-05-18 11:32

    By Setareh Behroozi

    Artificial Intelligence, everyday everywhere

    May 17 marks the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day with the theme of enabling the positive use of ‘Artificial Intelligence for All’.

  • Mohammad bin Salman, Benjamin Netanyahu and Donald Trump 2018-05-15 10:07

    There can be no peace at cost of Iran’s security

    The vicious alliance between Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (commonly known as MBS), Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Donald Trump against Iran has become more evident more than ever.

  • Ghaderi 2018-05-15 09:52

    By Mohammad Ghaderi - Twitter: @ghaderi62

    U.S. and European Troika Bargaining over JCPOA

    TEHRAN - Germany's Foreign Minister,” Heiko Mass”, in his most recent statement, mentioned that the United States' withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran nuclear deal, has led to the poisoning of transatlantic relations, and damaged the transatlantic relations in the long-term perspective.

  • Europe 2018-05-12 09:33

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    EU's poor record in JCPOA

    The European troika's still insisting on having negotiations over a second or complementary agreement with the Islamic Republic of Iran.

  • Mohammad Ghaderi 2018-05-11 12:08

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    Decoding Johnson's statements against Iran

    On 5 march 1945, after the end of World War II, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill delivered his controversial speech at Westminster University.

  • Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari 2018/05/09

    By Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari, MD, PhD

    Importance of humors: Formation, nutrition, organ regeneration

    Iranian traditional medicine is a holistic medicine which is based on individual differences and a determinant basic concept known as Mizaj (temperament). This is the main difference between the traditional medicine practiced for hundreds of years in Iran and other medicines.

  • Salt mining in Lake Urmia: Opportunity vs. threat 2018-05-09 20:12

    By Mohammad Ali Haqshenas

    Salt mining in Lake Urmia: Opportunity vs. threat

    The dryness of Lake Urmia in recent decades has revealed great salt reserves in its bed. Estimations for the amount of salt in the lake varies from 6 to 10 billion tons. That’s certainly a great potential for mining and has already tempted some individuals to extract some salt, however, there are different views on salt mining in the region.

  • e-publishing 2018-05-09 10:25

    By Setareh Behroozi

    E-publishing: Technology between lines

    For me, book reading is always associated with scent of papers, flipping through pages and holding books in my hand. However, reading lags caused by busy daily life makes me think twice about my book reading habit

  • Pertamina 2018-05-08 21:34

    By Ebrahim Fallahi

    Indonesia’s Pertamina considers Iran a priority in region

    TEHRAN - Indonesia’s state-run oil and gas company Pertamina sees cooperation with Iran as a priority for its activities in the region, Junizar Harman Dipodiwirjo, a field manager at Pertamina, said in an exclusive interview with the Tehran Times.

  • Trump 2018-05-08 13:26

    By M.A. Saki

    Trump has ruined U.S. credibility with or without nuclear deal

    Donald Trump is to decide today whether to keep the United States in the multilateral nuclear accord, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

  • Theresa May 2018-05-06 09:16

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    JCPOA and Britain's dangerous game

    TEHRAN - Theresa May British Prime Minister, who preferred not to comment on the nuclear accord with Iran in recent weeks, has suddenly become an active player in this equation! The announcement of the recent statement by the British PM's office on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) right after the apparent failure of Merkel and Macron in persuading Trump to remain as part of the nuclear deal, is subject to various considerations.

  • Parliamentarians’ hesitation to pass law on child abuse tramples on children’s right 2018-05-03 06:26

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Parliamentarians’ hesitation to pass law on child abuse tramples on children’s right

    Members of the Majlis (Iranian parliament) are wavering about the law against child abuse and this is definitely violating children’s right.

  • A view of a beach in Kish Island in the Persian Gulf 2018-04-29 19:39

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Persian Gulf National Day: Mind the marine environment

    TEHRAN — Persian Gulf National Day, April 30, is the best time to reevaluate the environmental properties and importance of this precious marine environment.

  • سفر محمد جواد ظریف وزیر خارجه ایران به مسکو 2018-04-28 22:14

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    Moscow meeting: Dialogue versus militancy in Syria

    On Saturday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif traveled to Moscow for a one-day visit to meet with foreign ministers of Turkey and Russia on the current situation in Syria.

  • Alisadr Cave, a famous karst aquifer 2018-04-26 13:16

    Iran in pursuit of karst water resources

    TEHRAN – Iranian authorities are going to study some regions across the country which have high potentials for having karst aquifers and determine the possibility of exploiting such groundwater resources.

  • PMO 2018-04-24 20:36

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    PMO supporting private sector in ports development

    In a bid to bolster its foreign trade and also elevate its transit status, Iran has some projects underway to develop its ports which are located in north and south of the country.

  • Ghaderi 2018-04-24 09:25

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    The only way of Trump in Syria

    TEHRAN - About five years ago, when former U.S. President "Barack Obama" spoke of a military strike in Syria, "Zbigniew Brzezinski", the former U.S. national security adviser and one of the country's main foreign policy strategists, objected to the call of the White House. He noted that the United States lacks a proper strategy towards the Middle East and Syria. Military action should, if it is inevitable, take place within a more developed strategy.

  • Rise 2018-04-23 20:38

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Iranian chambers of commerce stimulating entrepreneurship throughout country

    Entrepreneurship has come under the spotlight in many countries over the past decades and it has prompted the governments to adopt some new policies for promotion of entrepreneurship in their societies.

  • A woman is carrying a gallon of water on her head taken from a well located outside a village in the southwestern province of Kerman in May 2017. People in drought-stricken areas should sometimes walk a fairly long distance to obtain potable water for everyday use. (Photo by Vahid Abdi/Tehran Times) 2018/04/23

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Things are changing: "Wet gets wetter, dry gets drier"

    This is not new, our country is situated in an arid and semi-arid area, and we all know what it means: Iran is not normally defined as a wet country.

  • Mike Pompeo 2018-04-22 08:38

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    Decoding Pompeo's words at U.S. Senate

    TEHRAN - The CIA Director "Mike Pompeo", who is nominee for Secretary of State, has recently mentioned meaningful words in his hearing at the Senate on Iran and the nuclear deal. In his words, he acknowledged that Iran was not after nuclear weapons even before the nuclear deal, nor will be in the future.

  • dollar 2018-04-21 19:45

    By Haniyeh Sadat Jafariyeh

    Currency rate policies & foreign trade

    Iranian government, as top officials have announced, is on the process of renovating its foreign currency system via managing domestic foreign currency market, reigning the currency rates, improving cooperation with exchange shops, and reinforcing exports.

  • Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari 2018/04/21

    By Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari, MD, PhD

    Iranian traditional medicine: Eat a varied, well-balanced diet

    Over the previous articles the broad definition of the temperaments (Mizaj in Persian), their specifications, food and drinks producing the four humors, also called ‘Akhlat’ in Persian, in the body or formation of excessive amounts of the humors in the body leading to mal-temperament or Sou-e Mizaj, and most importantly healthy lifestyle tips suiting people with different temperaments were given.

  • cyberspace 2018-04-20 19:42

    By Setareh Behroozi

    Doors open in cyberspace, please come in!

    Have you ever tracked the amount of time you spend online? For me, it all started with installing a time-tracking app on my smartphone. It tracks minutes I spend on various sites or applications and the result was appalling! Logging 70 times in the messaging apps in less than two hours… and it was not very different for others when I asked them to install the application on their phones as well.

  • Angela Merkel and Trump 2018-04-20 12:50

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    Berlin and Washington consult over the JCPOA

    TEHRAN - "Angela Merkel", Chancellor of Germany, is to travel to the United States and visit Donald Trump, the controversial President of the U.S. The visit takes place at a time when the economic disputes between Washington and the United States have reached its pick because of the U.S. government announcement of imposing tariffs on the imported steel and aluminum. Furthermore, Merkel intends to negotiate with Trump trying to convince him to remain as part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

  • Ghaderi 2018-04-17 08:43

    By Mohammad Ghaderi - Twitter: @ghaderi62

    Plan of U.S. and Europe for JCPOA

    TEHRAN - Evidences suggest that the United States is likely to withdraw from the nuclear deal with Iran. The appointment of "John Bolton" as the U.S. National Security Advisor and "Mike Pompeo" as Trump's Secretary of State, have sent certain signals to those following the JCPOA news.