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  • Iran-Pakistan-India gas pipeline project 2018-03-03 19:57

    By Ebrahim Fallahi

    IP gas pipeline: A fading opportunity for Pakistan

    Near 20 years after the initiation of talks over the peace gas pipeline, beginning as the Iran-Pakistan-India gas pipeline project, and despite the fact that Iran has completed its part of the pipeline in its territory, Pakistan has fallen behind the target to take delivery of gas, initially scheduled for 2014.

  • Trump 2018-03-03 09:23

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    Trump's popularity reducing among Republicans

    TEHRAN - The President of the United States is seriously worried about the country's 2020 presidential election. The drop in his popularity on the one hand, along with the possibility of a decrease in his votes in those states that led to his victory in the 2016 election, has concerned many of his companions about the upcoming presidential election.

  • Photo by Sascha Schuermann / Getty Images 2018-02-28 21:52

    By Mohammad Ali Haqshenas

    Faced with e-waste

    Fortunately for us, we are living in a world where the speed of emerging new technologies and electronic devices increasingly eases many of our daily tasks. These amazing rapid changes encourage or even sometimes force users to buy new devices. And what happens to the old ones? Either they are temporarily stocked at storehouses or thrown away among other waste materials. This is where we are introducing another threat to our environment: e-waste.

  • public transport 2018/02/27

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Car-free Tuesdays or car-packed Tuesdays

    TEHRAN — Car-free Tuesdays campaign, aimed to promote cycling and public transport, seems to be losing momentum most probably because of the inefficient infrastructure in the country.

  • Qori-Gol wetland, a protected area in northwestern Iran 2018-02-27 20:25

    Attack on national lands “colossal, unforgivable mistake”: environmentalist

    TEHRAN — The recent directive issued by the Supreme Council of Environment on changing the boundaries of protected areas is a colossal and unforgivable mistake, environmentalist Mohammad Darvish has said.

  • Bahram-e Gour protected area in southern province of Fars 2018/02/25

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Defenseless national land areas

    TEHRAN — The controversial directive from the Supreme Council of Environment on revision of national protected areas will definitely leave such regions in an exposed position.

  • Tehran 2018-02-24 20:22

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Relocation not a viable solution to Tehran’s growing problems: councilor

    TEHRAN — The growing problems of the megacity of Tehran does not justify relocating it, councilor Ahmad Masjed-Jamei said on Saturday.

  •  Nabeel Rajab 2018-02-23 10:52

    By Sondoss Al Asaad

    Nabeel Rajab: The voice of the voiceless

    BEIRUT - Nabeel Rajab, a Bahraini prominent human rights advocate, is serving a pre-trail detention for exercising his right to freedom of expression, amid the international calls to immediately and unconditionally release him. The Bahraini authorities detained Rajab in relation to his activism, and to statements he post on twitter. Rajab had been found guilty of ‘spreading rumours and untruthful information’ against the Bahraini government in TV interviews.

  • Mehdi Sepahvand 2018-02-21 11:39

    By Mehdi Sepahvand

    Zionist-Saudi hype set to overwhelm Iran's call for 'security networking'

    MOSCOW - The Iranian foreign minister took part in a Russian-hosted forum on regional security, the Valdai Discussion Club, on Monday, fast on the back of his attendance at the Munich Security Conference the day earlier.

  • Ghaderi 2018-02-20 12:39

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    Some Europeans complicit in possible trashing of JCPOA

    TEHRAN - The Munich security conference has been shadowed by a paradoxical policy on the nuclear deal with Iran. The German Foreign Minister has only asked Trump to stay in the nuclear deal, and the French Foreign Minister has preferred to remain silent.

  • Iran’s oil industry 2018-02-18 20:12

    By Ebrahim Fallahi

    West Karoun: fields with promise for Iran’s oil industry

    In the last few years, especially after the implementation of the nuclear deal (known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Actions or JCPOA), Iran’s oil industry has been strongly focused on developing joint oil and gas fields, aiming to increase the seven-percent share of such fields in the country’s oil production.

  • Munich Security Conference 2018-02-18 09:34

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    From Davos to Munich 

    TEHRAN - The remarks made by European officials at the Munich Security Conference show that they are worried about the future of Europe (given America's policies). Undoubtedly, Donald Trump's presence at the top of the political and executive equations of the United States has exacerbated this concern.

  • Mohammad Ghaderi 2018-02-17 09:09

    By Mohammad Ghaderi - Twitter: @ghaderi62

    'Guns Don't Kill People, People Kill People': time to retire

    U.S. teen confesses to mass shooting at Florida High School

    Again, another mass shooting, again a school, again a troubled teen, a racist, a white supremacist, a Bloods or Crips gangster, a refugee, a war veteran, a mad policeman, a terrorist from al-Qaeda, al-Nusra Front or from the ISIL (Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant/Daesh) terrorist outfits … what difference does it make and again dead bodies lying on the ground in their blood. Who believes they were alive seconds ago. The story goes on and to my surprise it is having less effect than it used to have years ago. Why?

  •  Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron 2018-02-16 11:47

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    Washington and Paris play doubles against Iran

    Existing evidence and documents suggest that Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron, Presidents of the U.S. and France, have sought to redefine policy on the JCPOA.

  • نتانیاهو 2018-02-14 18:31

    By M.A. Saki

    Trump’s Jerusalem move has made Netanyahu more hot-headed

    The White House on Monday dismissed as “false” an assertion by Benjamin Netanyahu that the United States and Israel were discussing the possibility of Israel annexing settlements in the occupied West Bank.

  • Messy air pollution: transport sector largely at fault 2018/02/11

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Messy air pollution: transport sector largely at fault

    Air pollution is the bane of urban dwellers. The suffocating air which is hard to breathe has actually caused a great deal of discomfort for the citizens in big cities around the world and is linked with serious and adverse health effects on top of everything.

  • کره جنوبی و شمالی 2018-02-09 21:56

    By M.A. Saki

    Time ripe for Korean breakthrough

    TEHRAN - A unique opportunity has been created for deescalating tension on the Korean peninsula as Pyongyang on Friday sent a delegation - led by North Korea's ceremonial head of state Kim Yong Nam - to Pyeongchang to attend the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in South Korea.

  • air pollution 2018-02-07 11:36

    By M.A. saki

    We have been taken hostage by vehicles

    In the recent days the air pollution in some parts of Tehran has reached a dangerous level, ringing the alarm bells that something serious may happen. 

  • Persian Gulf 2018-02-07 09:30

    By Mohammad Ghaderi & Javad Heirannia

    The security complex of Persian Gulf

    In accord with Barry Buzan’s understanding of Regional Security Complex, the Persian Gulf region is itself a security complex made up of friendship and enmity between nation states, communities, and individuals.

  • Tilapia farm in Ecuador (Photo by Aaron McNevin / WWF) 2018-02-05 09:49

    By Mohammad Ali Haqshenas

    Possible environmental damages of tilapia farming

    The environmentalists’ concerns for tilapia farming is nothing new as the topic is being debated over the past few decades across the globe. However, the recent controversial decisions made regarding farming and importing tilapia in and to Iran has turned it into hot topic in Iran’s environmental circles.

  • ترزا می 2018-02-05 09:30

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    The dual on Downing Street

    TEHRAN - Brexit is still a hot topic for discussion in the United Kingdom (U.K) and as well other members of the European Union (EU).  Many political experts believe that Brexit talks are not going well, since there is no willingness on either side to carry out the results of the 2016 referendum in England. 

  • IPO 2018-02-03 20:01

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Companies management should be revised in privatization

    Downsizing the government has been an economic agenda of the countries with a centrally planned economy in the recent century. 

  • مرحوم رضا مقدسی 2018-02-03 08:27

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    Moghaddasi remains in our hearts as an ethical journalist 

    Reza Moghaddasi, the former director of the Tehran Times and Mehr news agency, didn’t just have high morals and values as a manager, he was also an ethical journalist.

  • Mohammad Ghaderi 2018-01-30 09:31

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    Europe a bundle of contradictions on JCPOA

    Der Spiegel has recently published important news announced by diplomatic circles in Brussels. It said that Germany, France and Britain are aiming to impose new sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran. Diplomatic circles have told Der Spiegel that some Western powers intend to deal with Iran's alleged policy of “destabilizing the region”, as if the West hasn’t already up ended entire nations!

  • Europe 2018-01-29 11:20

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    Europe's return to twentieth century 

    TEHRAN - During the World Economic Summit in Davos, the Chancellor of Germany and the President of France both gave a significant warning about the return of nationalism and populism to Europe. This warning has been sent in a time when Far-Right movements in Europe have been able to gain unbelievable power and even seek to conquer a majority of parliaments and form governments.

  • Ghaderi 2018-01-28 11:05

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    Lady diplomat puts on a new show to grab attention

    TEHRAN - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations continues to spew forth inflammatory rhetoric against Iran.

  • Trump 2018-01-27 08:41

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    America’s weak domestic policy is a reflection on U.S. foreign policy

    TEHRAN - U.S. President Donald Trump has arrived at the Davos Summit in Switzerland to participate in the World Economic Forum (WEF) with other world leaders such as U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron. 

  • مالباختگان موسسات مالی و اعتباری 2018-01-26 12:41

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Targeting Iran’s security: A new phase in soft war 

    Iran saw some surprising events for a week starting 28 December when protests broke out in Mashhad, northeastern Iran. A group of people in the city lost their money as a result of the collapse of unlicensed credit and finance institutions in recent years and gathered at the Shohada square, criticizing Iranian state economic performance. 

  • immigration crisis 2018-01-23 10:01

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    Austria-Germany dispute over immigration crisis

    TEHRAN - The differences between the two countries of Germany and Austria over the immigration crisis have entered a new phase. This difference was evident during the recent visit of the Chancellor of Germany, "Angela Merkel" and the Austrian Chancellor "Sebastian Kurz".

  • industry 2018-01-23 09:11

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Industrial units to receive more support

    on January 10, Iranian parliament (Majlis) approved the bill on industrial support and prevention of closing factories.