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  • Beijing vows to defend business amid U.S.' reported plans to end Iran oil waivers Yesterday 17:04

    Beijing vows to defend business amid U.S.' reported plans to end Iran oil waivers

     Beijing stands against the United States’ unilateral restrictions against Iran and will take every effort to defend interests of national companies doing legal business with the Islamic republic, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said on Monday, commenting on Washington’s reported plans to scrap oil sanctions waivers.

  • Volodymyr Zelenskiy Yesterday 13:29

    Comedian wins landslide victory in Ukrainian presidential election

    Petro Poroshenko concedes defeat as Volodymyr Zelenskiy takes over 70% of votes, promising: ‘I won’t mess up’

  • Sheikh Zakzaky Yesterday 12:55

    By Abdullahi Junaidu

    The Rise of Islamic Movement in Nigeria

    NIGERIA/ KATSINA - Hausa land was an empire in Africa where Islam ruled, it was an Islamic ruling system under the leadership of his eminence late Shehu Usman Bn Fodio, who struggled to reform and revive Islam and the way people live, to the extent Shehu Usman Bn Fodio accomplished his goals to live under the shadow of Islamic ruling system and thought.

  • Trump - Obama Yesterday 12:50

    By Omid Asadi 

    Controversial conflict between two presidents!

    TEHRAN - Former President Barack Obama plans to play a bold role in confronting Trump in the presidential election of 2020. Over the past months, Obama has been trying to prevent the Republicans from re-emerging, especially during the mid-term elections in the Senate and the House of Representatives. Obama is also now struggling to play a tense role in the fight against Trump. Donald Trump, in turn, tries to point to Obama's role in this equation. Anyway, as we approach the time of the 2020 presidential election, the current president's and former US president's conflict will become more serious.

  • Sri Lanka Yesterday 11:44

    Death toll from Sri Lanka bombings reaches 300

    At least 500 wounded as South Asian nation reels from the attacks that targeted churches and hotels across the country.

  • Japan Yesterday 11:15

    By Kamran Azimi 

    Japanese government's disregard for American occupation!

    TEHRAN - Undoubtedly, the presence of U.S. troops in Japan, as the Japanese citizens are opposed to this issue, is a kind of occupation by Washington. Unfortunately, the government of Japan not only does not respect the wishes of its citizens, but also provides the ground for the continuation of this occupation.

  • Setting the ground for the ‘savior’ of humanity Yesterday 10:32

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Setting the ground for the ‘savior’ of humanity

    TEHRAN - The idea of a messiah or savior or redeemer is common to all religious schools of thought, including Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism and Christianity. 

  • Khalifa Haftar 2019-04-21 14:58

    By Giancarlo Elia Valori

    Khalifa Haftar’s military advance

    Khalifa Haftar’s military advance-started in Jufra on April 4 last –  passed from the South, namely Fezzan, and partly from  Central Libya, starting from the Westernmost point of the area of influence already gained by Haftar in the last military advances.

  • U.S. President Donald Trump 2019-04-21 14:44

    By Mohammad Ghaderi - Twitter: @ghaderi62 - Email:

    The dark fate of Trump in Yemen

    TEHRAN - The crimes of the United States are continuing in Yemen. These crimes began under President Barack Obama and Democrats in power, and continue to this day (during the Trump presidency). Recent events that took place at the U.S. Congress show that Washington plans to continue killing innocent people in Yemen and create a famine in the country.

  • CIA chief Gina Haspel 2019-04-21 11:43

    CIA chief Gina Haspel is ‘disgusting murderous criminal’: scholar

    The Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Gina Haspel is a “disgusting murderous criminal” who was promoted to CIA chief for her role in inflicting torture on terror suspects, an American scholar and political commentator says.

  • Robert David Steele 2019-04-19 14:05

    By Javad Heirannia

    Notre Dame False Flag Event

    Did Satanist Macron Burn the Heart of Humanity to Save Himself and the Deep State?

    TEHRAN - Robert David Steele, a former Marine Corps infantry officer and CIA spy as well as an activist for Open Source Everything Engineering (OSEE), regularly answers questions for Tehran Times.

  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, photographed during a meeting in Pyongyang. 2019-04-18 19:46

    North Korea: If US wants to talk, put someone 'more mature' than Pompeo in charge

    North Korea's Foreign Ministry has issued a stinging rebuke of United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, hours after the country claimed to have tested a new tactical weapon.

  • Adel Abdul Mahdi 2019-04-17 23:23

    PM Abdul-Mahdi rejects U.S. claim about IRGC role in Iraqi economy

    Iraq has resolutely refuted a recent US claim that Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) plays a part in the Arab country’s economic affairs, saying Washington is lying about the role of the elite military force, which in fact helped the Baghdad government defeat the terror group Daesh.

  • Peru's former president Alan Garcia 2019-04-17 23:14

    By Mitra Taj and Marco Aquino

    Peru's ex-president Garcia dies after shooting himself to avoid arrest

    Peru's former president Alan Garcia died in a hospital in Lima on Wednesday, hours after shooting himself in the head to avoid arrest in connection with a bribery probe, authorities said on Wednesday.

  • عمرالبشیر 2019-04-17 18:38

    Omar al-Bashir transferred to prison

    Sudan’s deposed president Omar al-Bashir was moved to Kobar prison in the capital Khartoum late on Tuesday, two family sources said, France 24 reported on Wednesday.

  • European Union’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini 2019-04-17 13:42

    EU rejects Israeli claim to Golan, other occupied territory

    The European Union’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has once again expressed the 28-nation bloc’s disapproval of the Israeli regime’s claim of “sovereignty” to Syria’s Golan Heights and other Tel Aviv-occupied territories.

  • Angela Merkel 2019-04-17 12:06

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    Merkel worried about European parliamentary elections

    TEHRAN - German Chancellor is worried about the failure of traditional European parties in the parliamentary elections. If parties such as the German Democratic Christian Party fail in the European parliamentary elections, there will be a good opportunity for nationalist parties!

  • Mahathir Mohamed 2019-04-17 11:57

    By Murray Hunter

    Lost Malaysian hopes and the Pakatan catch 22

    ASIA  SENTINEL - It took the Malaysian opposition more than a generation to topple the Barisan Nasional government, led by the now-discredited United Malays National Organization. Throughout mosques, coffee shops and markets in Malaysia, there has been an atmosphere of hope and anticipation by many for change that goes all the way back to when Mahathir Mohamed dismissed Anwar Ibrahim as deputy prime minister back in 1998 and jailed him in a trial regarded universally as trumped up.

  • Trump seeks to destroy the EU 2019-04-16 11:19

    By Hanif Ghaffari 

    Trump seeks to destroy the EU

    TEHRAN - During the 2016 presidential race, the President of the United States officially and explicitly supported the withdrawal of Britain from the European Union. However, Trump is currently worried about how London is leaving Europe! Trump has repeatedly blamed the British prime minister for failing to conclude appropriate agreements with Europe. The issue is how the British government has become a passive player in the world.

  • U.S. war crimes in Afghanistan  2019-04-16 11:02

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

     World slams ICC’s decision to not investigate U.S. war crimes in Afghanistan 

    In a stark reminder of how the U.S. military industrial complex puts pressure on international watchdog bodies to toe its line, International Criminal Court (ICC) has rejected a request to initiate investigation into U.S. war crimes in Afghanistan.

  • Intra-Afghan summit 2019-04-16 10:29

    Suspense and uncertainty hang over intra-Afghan summit in Qatar

    After a lot of hullabaloo, there seems to be a tepid response from the Afghan government to the forthcoming meeting with the Taliban scheduled on April 19-20 in Qatar.

  • Huge Fire Breaks Out in Paris' Famous Notre Dame 2019-04-15 23:40

    Huge fire breaks out in Paris' Famous Notre Dame

    A massive fire broke out on April 15, 2019, at Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral, one of the most visited landmarks in the world. Police said the fire is possibly linked to a renovation project that was underway at the church's spire.

  • خاویر سولانا 2019-04-15 20:46

    Europe urged to reject U.S. Middle East plan if it is unfair to Palestinians

    High-ranking former European politicians have condemned the Trump administration’s one-sided Israel-Palestine policy and called in a letter for Europe to reject any U.S. Middle East peace plan unless it is fair to Palestinians.

  • Dipesh Chakrabarty 2019-04-15 11:34

    By Rooholamin Saeidi

    A conscious fight against colonial rule: Dipesh Chakrabarty

    TEHRAN - Dipesh Chakrabarty holds a BSc (physics honors) degree from Presidency College, University of Calcutta, a postgraduate Diploma in management (considered equivalent to MBA) from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, and a PhD (history) from the Australian National University. He is currently the Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor in History, South Asian Languages and Civilizations, and the College. He is the faculty director, University of Chicago Center in Delhi, a faculty fellow of the Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory, an associate of the Department of English, and by courtesy, a faculty member in the Law School.

  • Emmanuel Macron 2019-04-15 11:20

    By Hanif Ghaffari 

    A nightmare for the French president

    TEHRAN - Although the popularity of Emmanuel Macron has risen over the past month, rising to over 30%! But this popularity is not enough for his party’s victory in the European parliamentary elections. On the other hand, many analysts believe that if the current trend continues, Macro will fail in the presidential election of 2022.

  • Arjun Appadurai 2019-04-15 10:41

    By Rooholamin Saeidi

    I am optimistic about the future of resistance and emancipation: Arjun Appadurai

    TEHRAN - Dr. Appadurai is a prominent contemporary social-cultural anthropologist, having formerly served as Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at The New School in NYC. He has held various professorial chairs and visiting appointments at some of top institutions in the United States and Europe. In addition, he has served on several scholarly and advisory bodies in the United States, Latin America, Europe and India.

  • Laila Jafari 2019-04-14 12:36

    By Abdul Wahid Haidari

    Afghan women have been victims of war and should be part of peace process: expert

    KABUL - In past several weeks, hectic negotiations have taken place between the Taliban and U.S. to find a solution to Afghan war that has now stretched into its 18th year. But the Afghan government has been sidelined. Women in Afghanistan have also complained about lack of representation in the ongoing talks. 

  • Odds stacked against Modi in India elections 2019-04-14 12:23

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Odds stacked against Modi in India elections

    After the political razzmatazz of many weeks, general election is finally underway in India, ballyhooed as the ‘largest democratic exercise in the world’. 

  • After another deadly attack, Pakistani Hazara community demands security 2019-04-14 12:10

    By Ruhollah Ghasemian

    After another deadly attack, Pakistani Hazara community demands security

    TEHRAN - The persecution of minority ethnic Hazara community continues in Pakistan with another heinous attack claiming many precious lives, including women and children.

  • General Awad Ibn Auf announced he was stepping down just a day after he was sworn in [Ashraf Shazly/AFP] 2019-04-13 12:08

    Sudan's Ibn Auf steps down as head of military council

    General resigns a day after overthrowing former President Omar-al Bashir as calls for civilian-led government intensify.