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  • Illogical reservations about bill on violence against women 2017-12-26 07:24

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Illogical reservations about bill on violence against women

    TEHRAN — While there are news about adoption of a bill on banning violence against women there seems to be unreasonable reservations about the issue.

  • Traffic in Tehran 2017-12-25 09:23

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Tehran traffic schemes: Does anyone think twice about air pollution?

    TEHRAN — Tehran Municipality has resumed talks over the past few days concentrating on altering traffic schemes to ease congestion and abating air pollutions.

  • single-window 2017-12-24 20:50

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Single-window a key achievement for Iran’s cross-border trade

    The single-window system is a trade facilitation idea enabling cross-border traders to submit regulatory documents at a single location and/or single entity. Such documents are typically customs declarations, applications for import/export permits, and other supporting documents such as certificates of origin and trading invoices.

  • Donald Trump 2017-12-22 20:55

    By Stuart Littlewood

    Trump administration ends 2017 on a sour note

    "Outlaws trying to dictate the law" used gutter tactics to threaten UN member states that dared "disrespect" America's crazed foreign policy

  • Tehran air pollution 2017/12/22

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Band-aid solutions won’t resolve underlying causes of air pollution

    TEHRAN — Air pollution is one of the most discussed issues in Iran especially over the cold seasons when metropolises go through lengthy pollution spells.

  • Port 2017-12-20 20:47

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Iran in urgent need of railway connected ports

    While ports are the main places where the commodities enter and exit from Iran, just four ports in the country are connected to the railway network and railway accounts for just 14 percent of transportation from and to the ports.

  • air pollution 2017-12-18 10:25

    By M.A. Saki

    Populist approaches won’t solve air pollution

    Metropolises in Iran are grappling with air pollution. Sometimes air pollution in Tehran with about 10 million population reaches a dangerous toxic level.  

  • Unemployment 2017-12-17 21:18

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Unemployment 'extremely serious challenge' in Iran

    In a TV program on Saturday night, Masoud Nili, a leading economist and the economic advisor to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, referred to unemployment as an extremely serious challenge in Iran.

  • Sajad Abedi 2017-12-16 08:40

    By Sajad Abedi

    The third way between war and diplomacy

    TEHRAN _ The American presidents all asked the CIA when they arrived at the White House, "What should they do with it?" Often they underestimated the CIA's analysis. These analyzes described a complex world and they said the process of events was ambiguous.

  • Ghaderi 2017-12-14 09:51

    By Mohammad ghaderi

    Trump's shock to compromise advocates

    TEHRAN _ Over the decades, the domestic and foreign policy of the United States has been full of phenomena and events that their dark side has never been disclosed to public opinion or even to American citizens. An implausible point is that even the American media are committed to the invisible red lines designed by their security agencies, including the CIA and the federal police so that such cases are never to be covered.

  • Mehdi Sepahvand 2017-12-13 20:15

    By Mehdi Sepahvand, Tehran Times Political Editor

    Iran as the nuclear ‘other’

    Ever wonder why U.S. President Donald Trump called the Iran nuclear deal the “worst deal ever” for America? It would be a remote proposition to say that the deal has not met its claim to being a good non-proliferation agreement. The thing about the deal that stings Trump and his fellows may be that it came across the idea they wanted Iran to represent.

  • Mohammad Ghaderi 2017-12-12 09:19

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    Concluding Johnson's trip to Tehran

    TEHRAN _ The visit of British Foreign Secretary, "Boris Johnson", to Tehran has been called a special trip by many analysts of foreign policy and international affairs, and subjects such as "the case of security convicts", "the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)" and "regional issues" are considered among his goals of this visit. There are some important points about Johnson's trip to Tehran:

  • Waste management has come to a head 2017/12/11

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Waste management has come to a head

    TEHRAN — The issue of waste management in Iran has reached a critical stage and actions have to be taken in no time.

  • قادری 2017-12-09 20:40

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    Johnson's souvenir for Queen from a "special" trip

    The unexpected trip by British Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, to Tehran is of importance and its different aspects should be taken into consideration.

  • Bitcoin 2017-12-08 20:32

    By: Haniyeh Sadat Jafariyeh

    Bitcoin in Iran awaiting CBI decision

    Bitcoin, the digital currency that has dominated headlines in recent weeks, continued its march higher as it broke for the first time ever above $17,000 on Thursday.

  • Mohammad Ghaderi 2017-12-04 21:09

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    Union of Iranians against Washington and Riyadh

    TEHRAN _ In recent months, we have been witnessing the unification of the United States and Saudi Arabia against the regional policies of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

  • Chabahar Free Trade Zone 2017-12-04 20:52

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Free trade zones still far from objectives

    Free trade zones, as defined by the World Bank, are small duty-free areas offering warehousing, storage, and distribution facilities for trade, transshipment, and re-export operations. 

  • Mohammad Ghaderi 2017-12-04 10:01

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    Common Concern of the White House and Riyadh

    TEHRAN _ In recent days, American and Saudi authorities have common security concerns. The defeat of notorious terrorists of ISIS has hit Washington and Riyadh hard. However, the issue is not limited to the military and regional dimension. Part of the issue is the Takfiri thinking with the support of the United States and the Saudi family behind it.

  • Angela Merkel 2017-12-03 10:09

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    Merkel's Farewell to her time of power

    TEHRAN _ The Christian Democratic Party of Germany has begun negotiations to form a coalition government with its rival party, the Social Democrats. Many analysts and experts in European affairs agree that the re-emergence of a coalition between rival and traditional German parties will reduce the political power of Angela Merkel in the coming years. Particularly now that both parties disagree on issues such as the asylum seekers' crisis and the way of this country's presence in NATO.

  • محمد بن سلمان ولیعهد عربستان 2017-12-01 14:10

    By M.A. Saki

    Saudi Arabia committing suicide 

    The new ruling family in Riyadh will likely push Saudi Arabia to the verge of collapse through impulsive and rash decisions. 

  • Iran’s missile 2017-12-01 11:50

    By Hanif Ghaffari 

    West missile policy against Iran

    TEHRAN _ Over the last few weeks, we have been witnessing the West making media and political tensions over Iran’s missile capabilities. This has been soared when ISIS came to an end in Iraq and Syria which means a great failure for the West. In a controversial speech delivered by Donald Trump as saying, Iran’s missile program as one of the pre conditions of the agreement should be on the table If the nuclear deal is due to remain. On the other hand, Macron the France president has expressed his concerns over Iran growing missile capabilities and called for a consensus to negotiate this issue. 

  • OPEC 2017-11-28 20:12

    BY Ebrahim Fallahi

    What to expect from OPEC’s 173rd meeting

    In November 2016, OPEC nations joined hands with other oil producing countries like Russia, Mexico, Kazakhstan and Oman to rebalance an oversupplied oil market helping the prices surge from a dramatically low point.

  • دیدارتیم های فوتبال پرسپولیس و الهلال 2017-11-27 16:05

    By Masoud Hossein

    Sport above politics

    The Iranian football teams cannot play in front of their eager fans against Saudi Arabian teams just for political reasons, however sport is always above politics.

  • Ship 2017-11-25 09:08

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    PTA a key to promote Iran’s competitiveness

    Preferential tariff refers to tariff favoring the products of one country preferential to another. Under a Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) the customs duties for selected imported goods are lower or totally eliminated.

  • Ghaderi 2017-11-22 09:49

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    Five Points on Western Missile Policy toward Iran

    In recent weeks, we have witnessed Western political and media propaganda against our country's missile power. This trend has intensified after the defeat of ISIS in Syria and Iraq, which is considered to be a defeat of the West in the region. Donald Trump, the U.S. President, in his controversial speech against the nuclear deal, also called for the inclusion of Iran's missile capability as a prerequisite for maintaining the nuclear deal by the United States. On the other hand, French President Emanuel Macron has repeatedly expressed concern over our country's missile power over the past few days. Macron has called for talks with Iran on this issue. It's obvious that there exists cooperation among Western officials in opposition to Iran's missile program. There are some points that need to be addressed in this regard:

  • Mohammad Ghaderi 2017-11-21 09:59

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    Hard days for Britain's Johnson 

    TEHRAN _ Boris Johnson's name is familiar to many people who follow the UK political developments! Johnson is one of the most prominent members of the British Conservative Party. However, he is facing hard times in his country. He is now accused of ineffectiveness in the UK's political and executive atmosphere by the media and many of the British politicians. This is while Johnson was named as one of the main alternatives for the position of the UK's Prime Minister. 

  • Kish gas field 2017-11-20 09:20

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Kish gas field still waiting for development

    Kish gas field, discovered in 2006, is the second largest gas field in the Persian Gulf and also Iran’s largest reserve of natural gas after South Pars field shared by Qatar. 

  • Hossein Askari 2017-11-19 11:29

    By Hossein Askari (George Washington University professor)

    Islamic development bank (IDB) — another Saudi stooge

    Saudi discrimination against everything Iranian and Shia is so broad that it has even appeared in my own life. Am I upset? Yes, but more importantly I feel sad for the Middle East and for all Muslims. If I feel upset over something inconsequential, imagine how Shia Muslims feel in Saudi Arabia, in Bahrain and in Yemen as they face Saudi oppression or bombs day in and day out with the Trump administration’s blessing. Sometimes personal experiences shine a ray of light on issues that experts may miss. 

  • Mohammad Ghaderi 2017-11-15 10:04

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    Democrats' Confrontation with Iran Missiles

    TEHRAN _ While the "Democrat-Republican" dilemma still challenges the minds of some domestic intellectuals and they are still sorry for the failure of Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, the American parties have begun a total and complete confrontation against the JCPOA. The law called   “Iran Ballistic Missiles and International Sanctions Enforcement Act”   was recently approved by the House of Representatives in May 1698. The vote was 423 to two.

  • saki 2017-11-14 11:16

    Lessons from Kermanshah earthquake 

    The earthquake in the western province of Kermanshah late on Sunday teaches us important lessons.