Saudi Arabia


  • Iraj Masjedi 2022-01-07 23:04

    Baghdad to host new round of Iran-Saudi talks soon: ambassador

    TEHRAN – Iraj Masjedi, Iran’s ambassador to Baghdad, has said Iraq will soon host the fifth round of talks between Tehran and Riyadh, Tasnim reported on Thursday.

  • Yahya Saree 2022-01-03 22:09

    The invisible hand of UAE in Yemen

    TEHRAN – In the latest major development in the Yemen war, the Yemeni Armed Forces announced on Monday that they had seized an Emirati-operated cargo ship for committing “hostile acts” in the territorial waters of Yemen.

  • Joost R. Hiltermann 2022-01-01 21:42

    By Mohammad Mazhari

     Western powers continuing arming S. Arabia: expert

    TEHRAN - MENA Program Director at the International Crisis Group says that Western powers talk about an end to war on Yemen while they are continuing to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia.

  • Convicted Khashoggi killers staying “in seven-star accommodation” 2021-12-31 17:31

    Convicted Khashoggi killers staying “in seven-star accommodation”

    TEHRAN - According to sources connected to senior members of the Saudi intelligence apparatus who spoke to the Guardian on the condition of anonymity, at least three members of the Saudi hit squad who were sentenced before a Saudi court (in a trial broadly condemned as a sham), of murdering Jamal Khashoggi are living and working “in seven-star accommodation” inside a government-run security compound in Riyadh.

  • Christmas in Yemen 2021-12-28 21:53

    A Saudi ‘tragic note for Yemenis’ on Christmas

    TEHRAN – Over the last few days, several world media outlets have unabashedly touted the “change” in Saudi society as a new positive chapter in the history of a kingdom deeply involved in the killing of hundreds of thousands of Yemenis.

  • Saeed Khatibzadeh 2021-12-27 20:58

    Foreign Ministry: Iran will name new ambassador to Yemen

    TEHRAN — In response to a question posed by the Tehran Times correspondent, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said on Monday that Iran plans to appoint a new ambassador to Yemen.

  • Saudi Yemen 2021-12-24 23:51

    U.S.-backed coalition pummels civilian installations in Yemen

    TEHRAN – In the latest violation of human rights, Saudi Arabia has targeted a number of civilian facilities in the Yemeni capital under the pretext of being used to store weapons.

  • Iran's ambassador to Yemen dies of COVID-19 2021-12-22 21:07

    Iran to sue Riyadh for deliberate delay that led to ambassador’s death

    TEHRAN - Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian on Tuesday afternoon blamed some executive bodies in Riyadh for a delay in allowing Iran’s late ambassador to Yemen, who was suffering from the COVID-19 infection, to exit the Saudi-besieged country, saying Iran will lodge a formal protest over the delay in accordance with international law.

  • Hassan Irlou's memorial 2021-12-21 23:57

    Saudi-led coalition siege on Yemen took another life...

    TEHRAN — On Tuesday morning, Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh broke the news that the Iranian ambassador to Yemen, Hassan Irlou, has passed away due to severe coronavirus disease. This raised the question: How many people have died like the ambassador because of the Saudi-led coalition that has been controlling Sanaa airport for years?

  • Iran Saudi 2021-12-20 21:25

    Iran, Saudi Arabia FMs hold brief meeting in Pakistan

    TEHRAN – The foreign ministers of Iran and Saudi Arabia held a brief meeting in Islamabad on Sunday on the sidelines of a regional summit on Afghanistan, the spokesman for Iran’s foreign ministry said. 

  • Handball 2021-12-20 16:09

    Iran to play Australia at 2022 Asian Handball Championship opener

    TEHRAN – Iran will play Australia in their opening match of the 20th edition of the Asian Men's Handball Championship.

  • Saeed Khatibzadeh 2021-12-17 21:39

    Iran flatly rejects statement by Persian Gulf Arab leaders as 'unconstructive’

    TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh late on Wednesday strongly condemned an anti-Tehran communiqué issued at the end of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council summit, stressing the Islamic Republic will allow no meddling in its internal affairs, including its peaceful nuclear program.

  • Stephen Hoadley 2021-12-17 17:34

    By Ramin Etesam

    U.S. needs to keep friendly ties with Arab states in rivalry with Iran: professor 

    TEHRAN – A professor of international relations says it is in the U.S. interest to support Arab states to keep energy prices low and contain Iran.

  • Bagheri Oman 2021-12-13 21:37

    Iran’s military chief: We met with Saudi, UAE officials

    TEHRAN — Iran’s Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Bagheri announced on Monday that he has met with military officials from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

  • Meshkini 2021-12-13 21:36

    Iran rejects reopening mission in Saudi Arabia

    TEHRAN — Mahmoud Abbaszadeh Meshkini, the spokesman for the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of the Iranian parliament, has said preliminary talks are underway at expert level between Iran and Saudi Arabia and preparations must be completed for talks at diplomatic level.

  • Yemeni army targets Saudi Aramco, defense ministry 2021-12-07 21:26

    Yemeni army targets Saudi Aramco, defense ministry

    TEHRAN - The spokesman for the Yemeni Armed Forces has revealed details of a large-scale operation in retaliation for the Saudi bombing campaign on Yemen, saying it attacked Saudi Arabia’s Defense Ministry and Aramco facilities among other targets.

  • Handball 2021-12-06 18:10

    Iran learn rivals at Asian 2022 Men's Handball Championship

    TEHRAN – Iran discovered their opponents at the 20th edition of the Asian Men's Handball Championship on Monday.

  • Asif Shuja 2021-12-04 23:26

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Iran’s goals cannot be met by revival of the 2015 pact: researcher

    TEHRAN - A senior research fellow at the Middle East Institute of the National University of Singapore says the 2015 nuclear deal won’t bring economic benefits for Iran.

  • Bilveer Singh 2021-12-01 10:48

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Any forum about security in West Asia without Iran is futile: Singaporean professor

    TEHRAN – Bilveer Singh, a Singaporean professor, believes that any dialogue about security of the region without Iran is time wasting.

  • Dina Yuliant 2021-11-30 15:41

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Wahhabism lacks rationality: Indonesian expert

    TEHRAN – An Indonesian expert in international relationship says that Wahhabism lacks rationality and it creates division, instead of unity, among the Islamic Ummah.

  • Zahra Sheidaei 2021-11-27 20:05

    Iranian women win three medals at World Taekwondo Women's Open

    TEHRAN – Iranian women taekwondo players claimed three medals at the first edition of the World Taekwondo Women's Open Championships in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

  • Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah 2021-11-27 18:03

    Hezbollah Chief dismisses Australian designation

    TEHRAN - In a speech, the Secretary General of Lebanon’s Hezbollah has touched on recent measures taken by several western countries against resistance movements in West Asia saying they have been placed under “some Western country’s terrorism lists, this involves resistance movements in Lebanon, Palestine Yemen, Iraq. Sometimes it’s their factions, their leaders and sometimes the entire movement itself is placed on their terrorism list. This path will continue, as we said previously, it will continue. With regards to us in Lebanon, this certainly is related to regional developments and the upcoming parliamentary election.”

  • UN warns of catastrophic Yemen death toll 2021-11-24 18:12

    UN warns of catastrophic Yemen death toll

    TEHRAN - The United Nations has warned that should the war on Yemen continue until the end of 2021, the death toll from the conflict will reach 377,000 lives with 154,000 as a result of direct combat and violence and 223,000 – or nearly 60 per cent – indirectly caused by the conflict. The report says of the total deaths, 259,000 – nearly 70 per cent of total conflict-attributable deaths – are children younger than five years old.

  • Fabrizio Verde 2021-11-24 17:06

    By Ali A. Jenabzadeh

    Regional models of dialogue more helpful for peace: Italian expert

    ‘We are faced with autocratic states that need U.S. cover to conceal atrocities and human rights violations’

  • Mohammad Hosseini 2021-11-23 21:21

    VP: If Yemenis stand on own feet, devil can’t do anything

    TEHRAN — Seyyed Mohammad Hosseini, the Iranian vice president for parliamentary affairs, said on Tuesday that the war against the Yemenis has ended in failure.

  • Iran-Syria 2021-11-17 20:40

    Saudi-Israeli propaganda against Iran and Syria fails

    TEHRAN— Last week, Al Arabiya, a Saudi TV channel, said that Iran’s advisor in Syria, Brigadier General Mustafa Javad Ghaffari, has been expelled from Syria, following a dispute with Syrian President Bashar Assad. Why did the Saudi-Israeli plot surfaced at such complicated time? The Tehran Times explores why.

  • UAE 2021-11-15 21:56

    Emirati football team literally geared up for a game in Lebanon, but why?

    TEHRAN— In a shocking move, the UAE football team brought advanced weapons to Lebanon without being searched.

  • زلزله/ زمین لرزه 2021-11-14 16:27

    Powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake strikes southern Iran

    TEHRAN - An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale hit Fin county, southern Hormozgan Province, at 15:37 local time on Sunday, leaving one dead and three injured so far, ISNA reported.

  • Saudi FM 2021-11-13 21:22

    Saudi FM says ‘enough progress’ made in talks with Iran

    TEHRAN – The top diplomat of Saudi Arabia has said that enough progress was made during several rounds of talks with Iran that allows the two regional heavyweights to proceed with the negotiations, though they are yet to reach a concrete result.

  • Ayman Safadi 2021-11-13 21:21

    All countries in the region want good relations with Iran: Jordan FM

    TEHRAN - Jordan's Minister of Foreign Affairs Ayman Safadi has said all countries in the region want better relations with Iran based on the principle of good neighborliness and non-interference in internal affairs.