• A poster of Mashhad-to-Karbala car rally Yesterday 19:49

    Iran automobile club to hold rally from Mashhad to Karbala

    TEHRAN – On February 23, the Touring and Automobile Club of Iran will kick-start a family car rally, which its detailed itinerary spans some 2,000 kilometers from Mashhad, northeast Iran, to Karbala, central Iraq.

  • A view of Tehran with the towering snow-capped mountains in the background Yesterday 19:48

    CHHTO to arrange special package tours

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization is designing a range of promotional cheap package tours, which will be offered to Azerbaijan, Iraq and Turkey nationals in the span of March 16 to April 4.

  • U.S. seeks to build military base near Iraq border with Iran 2018-02-13 20:46

    U.S. seeks to build military base near Iraq border with Iran: Lebanese daily

    TEHRAN – In an article published by the Lebanese Al Akhbar daily on Tuesday, the writer is of the opinion that the U.S. is seeking to build a military base in Iraq near the border with Iran.

  •  oil swap 2018-02-12 20:44

    Iraq says oil swap with Iran to start this month

    TEHRAN - Iraq is going to start sending 60,000 barrels per day (bpd) of oil from the northern Kirkuk fields to Iran this month, Kirkuk’s governor told Reuters at a conference for the reconstruction of Iraq being held in Kuwait on Monday.

  • Iraqi army moves to secure planned oil route to Iran 2018-02-08 15:22

    Iraqi army moves to secure planned oil route to Iran

    Iraqi forces launched a security operation along a planned oil transit route to Iran on Wednesday, saying it was clearing and “destroying sleeper cells” in the mountainous border area where two armed groups operate.

  • Iran futsal 2018-02-06 15:19

    Iran defeat Iraq at AFC Futsal Championship

    Defending champions Iran defeated Iraq 5-3 on Tuesday to win Group C in a match that proved the first real test of the holders’ credentials.

  • Haider-al-Abadi-davos 2018-01-30 11:39

    Al-Abadi says Iran helped Iraq win the war on Daesh 

     TEHRAN - Haider al-Abadi, the Iraqi prime minister, has said Iran has “zero” influence on his country and said Iran along with others helped Baghdad win the war against Daesh.

  • Zarif, UN envoy hold talks on Iraq 2018-01-29 12:22

    Zarif, UN envoy hold talks on Iraq

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met on Sunday with Jan Kubis, chairman of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), discussing the latest developments in Iraq.

  • boroujerdi 2018-01-28 19:08

    U.S. making desperate efforts to tarnish Iran’s image: lawmaker

    TEHRAN - Alaeddin Boroujerdi, chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, said on Sunday that U.S. President Donald Trump is making desperate efforts to tarnish Iran’s international image.

  • دیدار تیم ملی فوتسال ایران و بلاروس 2018-01-27 20:05

    Iran futsal team named for 2018 AFC Futsal Championship

    Iranian national futsal team coach Mohammad Nazemalsharia has named Team Melli for the 2018 AFC Futsal Championship.

  • safavi 2018-01-23 20:03

    Iranian military adviser proposes Iran-Iraq-Pakistan alliance against U.S.

    TEHRAN - Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi, a top military adviser to the Leader, on Tuesday proposed a coalition of “Iran, Iraq, Pakistan and other countries” against the United States in West Asia.

  • larijani 2018-01-22 18:28

    Larijani calls Iran-KRG ties ‘strategic’

    TEHRAN – Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said on Sunday that Iran has “strategic” relationship with the Iraqi Kurdistan Region (KRG) and seeks to protect it.

  • Islamic Azad University in Dubai 2018-01-20 11:17

    IAU plans to establish universities in Iraq, Syria

    TEHRAN – The Islamic Azad University (IAU) is planning on expanding overseas branches through setting up units in Iraq and Syria, Khabaronline reported on Tuesday.

  • rouhani 2018-01-16 20:10

    Rouhani meets parliament speakers from various Muslim nations

    TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani held separate talks on Tuesday with Syrian, Iraqi, Qatari, Senegalese and Algerian parliament speakers on the sidelines of the Parliamentary Union of the OIC Member States (PUIC) in Tehran.

  • Iran 2018-01-16 04:45

    By Abu Yahya Al Hassani

    What happening in Persia

    The latest unrest in Iran was not by no means worse than what happened to the country during the Shah time and later during Saddam Hussein’s ruling in Iraq.

  • velayati 2018-01-09 20:05

    All options on table if U.S. quits nuclear deal: Velayati

    TEHRAN - Ali Akbar Velayati, a top advisor to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, said on Tuesday that Iran has all options on the table if the U.S. quits the 2015 nuclear deal, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

  • leader 2018-01-02 15:09

    Ayatollah Khamenei: Enemies have got united against Iran in recent days

    TEHRAN - Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday that the enemies have got united against Iran as protest rallies have spread to certain cities in Iran in recent days.

  • Lendman 2018-01-02 10:05

    By Javad Heirannia

    Ongoing protests in Iran were CIA/Mossad orchestrated: Lendman

    TEHRAN- U.S. columnist Stephen Lendman says that “I strongly suspect ongoing protests in Iran were CIA/Mossad orchestrated, another futile color revolution attempt sure to fail.” 

  • Leader’s representative lauds al-Nujaba resistance group 2018-01-02 09:32

    Leader’s representative lauds al-Nujaba resistance group

    TEHRAN – Mojtaba Hosseini, the Leader’s representative, has met with al-Nujaba resistance group chief Akram al-Kaabi in Baghdad, lauding the group’s role in the defeat of Daesh (ISIS) in Iraq and Syria.

  • Mohammad Ghaderi 2018-01-01 08:52

    By Mohammad Ghaderi 

    How Takfiri thinking found way to Europe?

    TEHRAN - When European countries, played a facilitating and complementary role in the regional war which its scenario was written by the Arabic-American and Zionist troika, which led to the destabilization of the inhabitants of Southwest Asia, in particular the two countries of Iraq and Syria, they never thought that they should soon expect a terrible storm.

  • Trump 2017-12-31 10:49

    By Sajad Abedi

    Intelligence policies shaping the worlds 

    TEHRAN - The American people, both directly and through their representatives, are more focused on organizing and conducting the work of intelligence agencies than ever before. Because of intelligence operations play an important role in life and security. From the September 11, 2001 incident, terrorism and weapons of mass destruction are debates that are constantly being raised in American families.

  • Iran calls for closer ties with Iraq 2017-12-31 09:07

    Iran calls for closer ties with Iraq

    TEHRAN – Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani on Thursday called for further development of economic and social ties between Iran and Iraq, IRNA reported.

  • Martin Love 2017-12-19 11:06

    By Martin Love  

    Moral objection valid

    North Carolina _  This is part personal, it is passionate, but it is nonetheless fully substantiated by facts and long study, experience and observation, real time objective observation, over decades. And after a while, if a person has half a brain and heart, one stops mincing words and throws caution to the winds and tries hard to tell and write truths that some others don’t want to hear and they, the others, try to squash such truth telling. But here goes, from an American journalist no less writing gladly for an Iranian newspaper.

  • IRGC 2017-12-17 09:26

    By Sajad Abedi

    IRGC’s role in fight against regional terrorism

    TEHRAN _ The start of the political crisis in Iraq and Syria led regional actors and transnational actors to pursue a specific policy in the face of insecurity based on their own interests. Given the geopolitical and geostrategic importance of the two countries in Southwest Asia, the attitudes of each of these actors differed in their dealings with the story.

  • 1st Iranian Industries Exhibition 2017-12-16 10:03

    Iraq’s Karbala to host Iran’s 1st exclusive expo in late Dec.

    TEHRAN- The 1st Iranian Industries Exhibition is to be held in Iraq-Holy Karbala from December 25 to 28, IRNA reported.

  • نادر انتصار 2017-12-16 09:56

    By Javad Heirannia

    Difficult to predict future of Baghdad's political currents: expert

    TEHRAN – Professor Nader Entessar from South Alabama University says “it is difficult to predict the future of Baghdad's political currents.” 

  • Velayati says U.S. after new turmoil in Iraq 2017-12-14 14:19

    Velayati says U.S. after new turmoil in Iraq

    TEHRAN – Ali Akbar Velayati, a top advisor to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, warned on Wednesday that the United States is again pursuing plots to foment insecurity in Syria and Iraq again.

  • آرشین ادیب مقدم 2017-12-12 10:09

    By Payman Yazdani

    ISIL origins are geopolitical and ideological: expert

    TEHRAN _ Referring to the measures that should be taken in post-ISIL era, Prof. Arshin Adib Moghaddam, believes the origins of ISIL are geopolitical and ideological. In recent weeks Islamic Republic of Iran, Russia and Iraq declared 'victory' over the ISIL terrorist group in Iraq and Syria as the Takfiri group cling to just a few remaining scraps of territory.

  • import natural gas 2017-12-06 20:56

    Iraq to import more natural gas from Iran

    TEHRAN- Iraq will increase its import of Iranian natural gas which started earlier this year.

  • Arab worlds 2017-12-05 10:11

    By Sajad Abedi

    Iran’s Strategic policies toward Arab worlds

    TEHRAN _ Iran's relations with Arab countries have long been subject to change, tension, crisis, even war. Prior to the victory of the Islamic Revolution of Iran, relations with Arab countries, especially their neighbors and, in particular, Iraq, were based on threat indicators. Iran was directly in the US-led Western-style camp and was part of the Western alliance system against the Soviet Union in the division of the Cold War, while Iraq in the East Camp Was led by the Soviet Union. Iran was at that time a regional mission that was counterbalanced by the expansion of the Soviet Union's influence to the south, in contrast to Iraq, advocating the expansion of Soviet influence in the region.