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  • George W. Bush Yesterday 13:50

    U.S. has spent six trillion dollars on wars that killed 500,000 people since 9/11: Study

    A study has revealed that the United States has spent nearly $6 trillion on wars that directly contributed to the deaths of about half a million people since the September 11, 2001 attacks.

  • North Korea tests ‘ultramodern tactical weapon’ Yesterday 13:32

    North Korea tests ‘ultramodern tactical weapon’: state media

    North Korea’s state media says the country’s leader Kim Jong-un has witnessed the test of an ultramodern tactical weapon in his first publicized visit to a weapons test site since the country’s test-launch of an ICBM last November.

  • Saurabh Kumar Indian ambassador to Iran Yesterday 13:21

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    India, Iran have potential to strengthen ties in the current situation: ambassador  

    TEHRAN – New Delhi’s top diplomat to Tehran is of the opinion that under the current circumstances that the Islamic Republic has come under sanctions by Trump’s White House, India and Iran can use their capacities in a positive way to strengthen ties. 

  • Belt & Road 2018-11-15 11:03

    Pakistan, China urge Afghanistan to join CPEC, Belt & Road Initiative

    TEHRAN _ Pakistan and China have urged neighboring country Afghanistan to join the Belt & Road Initiative as well as the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), according to reports.

  • Nigeria 2018/11/15

    By Mahdi Garba

    Nigeria, persecution of Shia Muslims and the continued quest for justice

    TEHRAN _ Come December 12, people of conscience around the globe would be joining members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria to commemorate the third anniversary of the premeditated attack on armless citizens using armed-to-the-teeth security operatives while bracing up to hoist a flag on the dome of the Hussainiyya Baqiyatullah, Zaria.

  • Kashmir 2018-11-15 10:58

    200 militants killed in Kashmir this year

    TEHRAN _ Security situation in Indian controlled Kashmir continues to be volatile with increase in armed fights between Indian security forces and militants.

  • Myanmmar 2018-11-15 10:57

    Despite global outcry, Rohingya repatriation from Bangladesh to begin this week

    TEHRAN _ With the long-planned repatriation of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh set to begin this week, international aid groups have warned that deportation, given current conditions in Myanmar, cannot possibly be voluntary, safe and dignified.

  • TAPI 2018-11-15 10:56

    TAPI project makes headway

    TEHRAN _ The TAPI pipeline project, designed to diversify Turkmenistan’s gas exports, could deliver its first gas to Pakistan in two years, the company’s chief executive officer (CEO) said on Tuesday.

  • Russia-U.S. 2018-11-15 10:55

    Russia hits back at U.S. over Afghan statement

    TEHRAN _ Russian Foreign Ministry has denounced a senior U.S. official's claim about Russia's interference in negotiations on Afghanistan as Washington's attempts to shift the blame for its own policy failures in the country.

  • India-EU 2018-11-15 10:54

    India, EU to cooperate in counter terrorism

    TEHRAN _ India and European Union (EU) have vowed to step up cooperation in effectively dealing with terrorism, extremism and radicalization. The issue figured prominently during India-EU annual counter terrorism and political dialogue in Brussels on Monday.

  • James M. Dorsey 2018-11-14 10:41

    By Javad Heirannia

    U.S. new sanctions will impact Iranians: Dorsey

    TEHRAN - James M. Dorsey, a senior fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University, says the new U.S. sanctions will affect the lives of the Iranian people. 

  • Emmanuel Macron 2018-11-14 10:10

    By Mohammad Ghaderi - Twitter: @ghaderi62 - Email:

    Macron so far has augmented French isolation

    TEHRAN - French President Emmanuel Macron has recently criticized the unilateral pullout of the U.S. from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) but at the same time expressed pleasure that Washington has allowed France and the other JCOPOA signatories to stay in the Iran nuclear deal.

  • Jamal Khashoggi - Mohammed bin Salman 2018-11-13 11:27

    By Seyedeh Mahdieh Qoreishi

    Saudi Arabia, a dilemma over ruling colonial or police state 

    TEHRAN - Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) announced the kickoff of Saudi Arabia’s massive Vision 2030 economic reform when implementation of these reforms required maximum stability and control of the country.

  • State House Representative, Anna V. Eskamani 2018-11-13 10:44

    By Javad Heirannia

    Elections were a referendum on Trump: Anna Eskamani

    TEHRAN - State House Representative, Anna V. Eskamani, says that the recent elections in the U.S. were a referendum on President Trump.

  • Hossein Askari 2018-11-13 10:24

    By Javad Heirannia

    Bin Salman will step down: Hossein Askari

    TEHRAN – Professor Hossein Askari, an expert on Saudi Arabia who also teaches international business at the George Washington University, believes that with no doubt Mohammad bin Salman, ordered Khashoggi kidnapping, murder and disposal of the body. “I don’t believe that MBS can survive,” Hossein Askari, who served as special advisor to Saudi finance minister, tells the Tehran Times.

  • U.S. in Afghanistan 2018-11-13 09:56

    ‘U.S. failed in Afghanistan’: Russia

    TEHRAN _ A few days after Moscow hosted landmark ‘peace talks’ on Afghanistan, a senior Russian diplomat said Moscow has offered to broker Afghan peace talks because the U.S. has failed in bringing peace to the war-ravaged country.

  • India-China 2018-11-13 09:55

    ‘India, China key global players’

    TEHRAN _Despite many contentious issues between them, India’s Defense Minister Nirmala Sithraman regards India and China as key players who are in the center-stage of all global developments.

  • International Monetary Fund (IMF) 2018-11-13 09:55

    Pakistan, IMF start bailout talks

    TEHRAN _Pakistan is expected to start policy-level meetings with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) over the bailout program to maintain its foreign exchange reserves from Monday, according to reports.

  • India-Russia 2018-11-13 09:53

    India-Russia deal under sanctions cloud

    TEHRAN _ Although India has managed to get a waiver from U.S. sanctions for purchase of Iranian crude oil, there is still no word from the Trump administration on similar waiver for India’s ambitious deal with Moscow to purchase S-400 missile system worth $5.4 billion.

  • Chabahar 2018-11-12 23:42

    Exemption of Chabahar project from U.S. sanctions win-win for India, Iran

    TEHRAN _ In a significant development that augurs well for Iran-India relations, New Delhi has managed to keep the strategic Chabahar Port project outside the ambit of U.S. sanctions against Iran that came into effect on November 5.

  • Iran-Pakistan 2018-11-12 23:22

    Iran, Pakistan to kick off discussions on stalled gas pipeline project

    TEHRAN _ In a significant development that augur well for Iran-Pakistan relations, the PTI government in Islamabad led by Imran Khan has decided to kick off discussions on Iran-Pakistan (I-P) gas pipeline project that got shelved by the previous government in 2016.

  • Taliban talks 2018/11/12

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Taliban talks: Dialogue and violence can’t go together

    TEHRAN _ Dialogue and violence cannot go hand in hand. The first cardinal principle of ‘peace negotiations’ is an unconditional ceasefire. That is how the two warring sides build trust, bury the hatchet and make peace with each other. You cannot extend an olive branch and point the barrel of gun at the same time. That renders the whole exercise futile.

  • yemen war 2018-11-12 17:02

    Obama lieutenants admit responsibility for involving U.S. in Yemen war: Washington Post

    Top Obama administration officials have drafted a letter acknowledging their responsibility for initiating U.S. involvement in Yemen’s destructive civil war and calling for the Trump administration to halt America’s role in the conflict, the Washington Post reported on Monday.

  • Trump-MBS 2018-11-12 11:46

    By Ramin Hossein Abadian

    U.S. and the end of Yemen War, Washington’s attempt to save Riyadh’s ruling family 

    TEHRAN - Recently, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued his strongest statement yet on the war in Yemen, calling for a cessation of hostilities in Yemen under UN-led negotiations.

  • US Senate 2018-11-12 11:41

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    A contemplation on the U.S. midterm elections 

    TEHRAN - Referring to the Republican's partial victory in the Senate (which was quite predictable from the beginning), Donald Trump, president of the United States, has cheered over his great victory in the U.S. midterm elections! Democrats, on the other hand, claim victory for midterm elections based on their win in the House of Representatives, which has temporarily put an end to the Republican's dominance on this collection.

  • شیرین هانتر 2018-11-12 11:32

    By Javad Heirannia

    Religion is not major determinant of international actors' behavior: Hunter

    TEHRAN - Shireen Tahmaasb Hunter, a professor of political science at Georgetown University, tells the Tehran Times that Analysis of international relations has shown that very seldom religion per se determines behavior, whenever it does, it is by being part of the states' and non-state actors' ideational, ideological and value systems.

  • Nader Entessar 2018-11-12 11:11

    By Fateme Mohammadipour

    2018 mid-term elections were referendum on Trumpism: Entessar

    TEHRAN - Nader Entessar, Professor Emeritus of Political Science from university of South Alabama says that “in many ways the 2018 mid-term elections were a referendum on Trumpism.”

  • Recep Tayyip Erdogan 2018-11-11 15:35

    Turkey’s president says recording of Khashoggi’s killing was given to U.S.

    WASHINGTON — Turkey said on Saturday that it had turned over an audio recording of the killing of a Saudi dissident to the United States and other Western countries, intensifying the pressure on President Trump to take stronger punitive measures against his allies in Saudi Arabia.

  • Mohammed bin Salman 2018-11-11 14:42

    Saudi Arabia Quietly Revises Prince's Transformation Plan

    Saudi Arabia has quietly revised its plan to overhaul its government and economy by 2020, lowering some targets as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s ambitions bump up against the reality of implementation.

  • IMF 2018-11-11 10:13

    Pakistan starts talks for IMF bailout

    TEHRAN _ With the economic situation getting grimmer, Pakistan government led by Imran Khan has started talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) over the bailout program to maintain its foreign exchange reserves that have dropped 42 percent since January.