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  • A Russian Tupolev Tu-160 strategic long-range heavy supersonic bomber aircraft is pictured upon landing at Maiquetia International Airport, just north of Caracas, on December 10, 2018. (AFP photo) 2018-12-11 17:06

    Two Russian nuclear-capable bombers in Venezuela for joint exercises

    A pair of Tu-160 bombers, known as Blackjack”, landed in Caracas on Monday following a 6,200-mile flight, which is said to be aimed at showcasing Moscow’s growing military prowess and shoring up the position of Venezuela’s embattled president, Nicolás Maduro.

  • Norm Coleman (CBS) 2018-12-11 16:43

    by Eli Clifton

    GOP Purse Strings Held by Saudi Lobbyist

    Last month, Republican members of the House blocked a vote on legislation introduced by Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) to end the U.S. role in supporting the Saudi-led war in Yemen.

  • 44 ex-senators warn U.S. is 'entering a dangerous period' 2018-12-11 16:21

    44 ex-senators warn U.S. is 'entering a dangerous period'

    A bipartisan group of nearly four dozen former senators warned current and future members of the Senate on Monday that the United States is “entering a dangerous period,” and urged them to defend America’s democracy by serving national interests rather than political ideologies.

  • Senator Corker 2018-12-11 15:28

    Corker to introduce resolution holding Saudi crown prince 'responsible' for Khashoggi's death

    Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) said on Monday evening that he is planning to introduce a resolution that would name Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman as "responsible" for the death of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi. 

  • The nature of Zionist regime in Operation Northern Shield   2018-12-11 11:50

    By Sa’adollah Zarei 

    The nature of Zionist regime in Operation Northern Shield  

    TEHRAN - On 4 December 2018, the Zionist regime announced the launch of Operation Northern Shield to destroy Hezbollah tunnels that reach into Northern Israel from Lebanon. According to Israeli Channel 10, the decision was made by the Security Council at the main headquarters of the Israeli army.

  • Emmanuel Macron 2018-12-11 11:39

    Macron raises minimum wage to appease Yellow Vest protesters

    French President Emmanuel Macron announced on Monday a €100 per month increase in the minimum wage from next year in a major concession to Yellow Vest protesters who have roiled the country. 

  • Shireen Hunter 2018-12-11 11:17

    By Javad Heirannia

    PGCC was never effective organization: Shireen Hunter

    TEHRAN - Shireen Tahmaasb Hunter, a professor of political science at Georgetown University, tells the Tehran Times that “the PGCC was never an effective organization. Certainly, it has been an unequal partnership in the sense that Saudi Arabia has dominated the Organization.”

  • Hossein Askari 2018-12-11 10:56

    By Javad Heirannia

    PGCC with excesses of MBS doomed to trash heap of history: Askari

    TEHRAN – Professor Hossein Askari, an expert on Saudi Arabia who also teaches international business at the George Washington University, believes that the PGCC has always been a Saudi ‘thing’ with a number of countries simply hanging on.

  • India 2018-12-10 22:06

    Pollution killed 1.24m in India in 2017

    TEHRAN - With fast-faced industrialization and burgeoning factories, the pollution level in India has assumed alarming proportions in recent years.

  • Haley 2018-12-10 22:06

    Pakistan harboring terrorists: Haley

    TEHRAN - The war of words between U.S. and Pakistani politicians doesn't seem to end. Latest to jump the bandwagon is U.S. envoy to UN Nikki Haley who has repeated allegations against Islamabad.

  • Afghan women 2018-12-10 22:01

    AFF officials axed over sexual abuse

    TEHRAN Following public backlash and widespread online protests, the top officials of Afghanistan Football Federation have been suspended over sexual abuse scandal that has rocked the country in past few weeks.

  • Ghani 2018-12-10 21:56

    Corruption hinders rule of law: Ghani

    TEHRAN - While Afghanistan is known as the hotbed of terrorism and home to dreaded terrorist groups like Taliban, the country has another enemy that does not get so much attention — corruption.

  • Shafiur Rehman 2018-12-10 21:22

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    ‘Genocide is slow strangulation of Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine’

    The heart-rending stories of Rohingya refugees continue to pour out from the refugee camps of Bangladesh, where they live in impoverished condition, and from Rakhine state, where they face incarceration. The repatriation plan has been shelved following calls by the international aid organizations that the timing was not feasible for their return.

  • chabahar 2018-12-10 21:17

    India to begin interim operations at Chabahar Port within weeks

    TEHRAN - The deadly terrorist attack at southeastern Chabahar Port last week gave rise to concerns regarding the sustainability of the project and whether any of the three parties — India, Iran and Afghanistan — would pull out of the project.

  • Gulbuddin Hekmatyar 2018/12/10

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Truth about Hekmatyar's anti-Iran tirade

    It’s no secret that the Saudi regime has been investing millions in its no-holds-barred propaganda war against the Islamic Republic of Iran. The custodians of Islam’s holiest shrines have not only managed to crush the voices critical of the regime’s policies, but have been carrying out a systematic misinformation campaign against Iran through run-of-the-mill media outlets bankrolled by Riyadh.

  • Sen. Lindsey Graham 2018-12-10 17:15

    Graham: Saudis would 'be 'speaking Farsi in about a week' without U.S. support against Iran

    South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham told Fox News on Sunday that Saudi Arabia's military "can't fight out of a paper bag" when confronted with Mideast challenges including Iran, and insisted that the U.S. has the necessary leverage to punish the Saudi leadership for its apparent role in the murder of dissident writer Jamal Khashoggi.

  • Dr. Luciano Zaccara 2018-12-10 10:42

    By Payman Yazdani

    Qatar withdraw from OPEC may increase Iran’s production share: Zaccara

    TEHRAN - Dr. Luciano Zaccara says Qatar withdraw from OPEC may increase the quota (of power and production) that OPEC may allocate to Iran, which is not in line with the US policy towards Iran. 

  • Fragile Alliance in the Gulf Cooperation Council 2018-12-10 10:07

     By Fatemeh Salehi

    Fragile alliance in the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council

    Qatari Energy Minister Saad al-Kaabi announced a few days ago that Qatar intended to leave the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) starting from January 1, 2019. This news has fomented worldwide reactions.

  • The effects of U.S. sanctions on Iran’s natural gas projects 2018-12-10 09:51

    By Omid Shokri Kalehsar

    The effects of U.S. sanctions on Iran’s natural gas projects

    Iran holds the second largest natural gas reserves in the world. Despite this advantage, the country controls less than one percent of the world’s natural gas market. Nevertheless, Iran is the third largest gas producer and, over the past few years, has focused on increasing its share of the global gas market. By the end of 2017, according to the National Iranian Gas Company, Iran was producing 800 million cubic meters per day.

  • Brexit 2018-12-10 09:40

    By Hanif Ghafari

    Will there be another referendum over Brexit?  

    TEHRAN - Brexit continues to be an implicit term in the Britain’s political equations. Complicating the process of the British withdrawal from the European Union is a joint measure taken by the British government and European authorities. At the same time, the British government, with its widespread negative propaganda against the Brexit, is seeking to re-arrange a referendum. In other words, the European authorities are trying to direct the public opinion about the Brexit.

  • Omid Shukri 2018-12-09 11:25

    By Payman Yazdani

    Iran is able to export 1 million bdp of oil despite U.S. sanctions: expert

    TEHRAN - Refereeing to withdrawal of Qatar from OPEC, Omid Shukri says Iran will be able to export 1 million barrels of oil despite Washington's effort to cut Iran's export to zero.

  • Nader Entessar 2018-12-09 11:15

    By Payman Yazdani

    Political squabbles among OPEC members have weakened its efficacy: Entessar

    TEHRAN - Touching upon the Qatar’s reasons to withdraw from OPEC, Prof. Entessar said political squabbles among its members have weakened OPEC's efficacy.  

  • Afghanistan 2018-12-09 10:34

    ‘Afghanistan deadliest country for terrorism’

    TEHRAN - Earning another dubious distinction for itself, Afghanistan has now overtaken Iraq to become the world’s deadliest country for terrorism, according to a report released earlier this week.

  • China - U.S. 2018-12-09 10:34

    China’s trade surplus with U.S. at $35.6 bn

    TEHRAN - As the trade war between the two countries intensifies, China's trade surplus with the United States has ballooned to a record $35.6 billion in November, according to official data.

  • Shireen Mazari 2018-12-09 10:32

    Pakistan expels 18 global aid groups

    TEHRAN - Pakistan has ousted 18 international aid groups from the country, accused of deliberately spreading misinformation against the Imran Khan government in Islamabad.

  • Seema Mustafa 2018-12-09 10:30

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    "Optimists see Indo-Pakistani dialogue post India's general elections"

    Relations between India and Pakistan, the two South Asian estranged neighbors, continue to fluctuate. Kartarpur corridor project had opened a window of opportunity for the two countries to bury the hatchet and strengthen ties, but the BJP government in India hasn’t shown much enthusiasm.

  • khan 2018-12-09 10:16

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Pakistan won’t fight anyone else's war; can’t be treated as ‘hired gun’, says PM Khan

    Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan, the cricketer-turned-politician, was known on the pitch for his flamboyance and aggression. A fierce competitor, he always led his team by example and turned aggression into a lethal weapon to subdue his competitors and gain upper hand over them.

  • India 2018-12-09 09:58

    India world’s top recipient of remittances

    TEHRAN - India will retain its position as the world’s top recipient of remittances this year with its diaspora sending $80 billion back home, the World Bank said in a report on Saturday.

  • Iran-India 2018-12-09 09:46

    In a rebuff to U.S., India, Iran agree on rupee payment mechanism for oil trade

    TEHRAN - In a significant development that is likely to boost trade ties between India and Iran, the two regional allies have reached an agreement to switch to rupee payment mechanism to pay for Iranian crude imports.

  • Shekh Zakzaky 2018-12-08 22:58

    By Sadiq Aliyu Musa

    We will not leave Abuja until Shekh Zakzaky is freed’

    It was on Friday, December 7, that members of the IMN (the Islamic Movement of Nigeria) held a mourning session 40 days after the massacre at Abuja, the day marking the International Arbaeen of Imam Hussein (AS).