Middle East


  • Martin Love 2021-07-14 11:41

    By Mohammad Mazhari 

    U.S. is not champion of democracy: analyst

    TEHRAN - Martin Love, an American political analyst, believes that the U.S. is not the leader of democracy in West Asia, Latin American or anywhere in the world.

  • dena destroyer 2021-06-14 22:01

    To the high seas and beyond

    Iranian “steel mountain” and the multilayered strategy of maintaining peace in the region

    TEHRAN— Iranian Navy unveiled a destroyer and a minesweeper through a virtual videoconference led by President Hassan Rouhani on Monday.

  • Bilveer Singh 2021-05-28 11:48

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    U.S. failed badly in West Asia: academic 

    TEHRAN - An associate professor in the department of political science from the National University of Singapore says that the U.S. will be the big loser in West Asia until it supports Israel.

  • Munir A Saeid 2021/05/26

    By Munir A. Saeed

    Sometimes it takes a volcano to start the healing 

    Let me start by saying something some may consider outrageous. 

  • John Colarusso 2021-05-07 17:55

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Afghanistan a failure of goals to the U.S.: ex-White House adviser

    TEHRAN - An American academic and former advisor to the White House on Russian affairs says that Afghanistan has been a failure case to the U.S. policies.

  • Iran-Turkey 2021-04-24 12:27

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Iran and Turkey reject band-wagoning strategies: researcher

    TEHRAN – A Turkish academic says that Western powers consider Iran and Turkey as problematic because of "their avoidance in band-wagoning strategies." 

  • Bernard Lewis 2021/02/20

    By Abir Bassam

    We need to scratch our back on our own

    In an article I published on the Tehran Times a few months ago under the title “Waiting for the American Godot”, I wrote that electing Joe Biden will not bring any changes to the American policy in the region. 

  • Iran and Russia 2021-02-14 08:50

    Post-American era

    TEHRAN – While Western countries portray Iran as being in desperate need to patch up its relations with the United States and Europe, Iran quietly moves to balance its foreign relations by identifying new trends and developments at the international level.

  • Persian Gulf 2020-12-15 11:59

    Ex-diplomat suggests Iran should diversify its relations 

    TEHRAN – A former diplomat believes that Iran should diversify its relations with the outside world.

  • Biden 2020-12-02 22:40

    By Javad Heirannia

    Biden will continue ‘record arms sales to the region’: Georgetown University professor

    TEHRAN - Director of the Center for International and Regional Studies at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service in Qatar says the incoming Biden administration will continue “close relations and cooperation” with Israel, the Persian Gulf Arab states and maintain “record arms sales to the region”. 

  • Zarif 2020-10-21 14:12

    Iran not intending to engage in arms race, says Zarif

    Zarif calls on neighbors to choose peace over tension

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has called on neighboring countries to choose peace, security, stability and prosperity for all instead of remaining prisoners of the past and perpetuate instability and tension in the region.

  • Mousavi 2020-07-04 17:57

    Mousavi says likely to be named envoy to ‘an important neighboring country’

    TEHRAN — Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi has confirmed that he is very likely to be named as Iran’s ambassador to an important neighboring country.

  • Mousavian 2020-05-12 17:38

    Satellite launch strengthens Iran’s standing in West Asia: expert

    TEHRAN — Seyed Hossein Mousavian, a former Iranian nuclear negotiator who now works as a researcher at Princeton University, says Iran is the only country in West Asia which is self-sufficient on conventional arms, pointing to the recent satellite launch as an important step in proving self-sufficiency.

  • Anna Karsten (born 1988 in Warsaw) is a travel blogger, traveler, and social media personality. She and her writing and photography have been featured in the New York Times, Forbes, CNN, National Geographic and Travel Channel. 2020-03-02 18:45

    By Anna Karsten

    Is it safe to travel to Iran as a solo female traveler?

    Before I started reading more into Iran, all I heard about this country were stories about its politics. In the media, Iran seemed like a place where no one would ever want to visit. Can you imagine solo female travel in Iran?

  • “Joker” riots or “Jadriya” rage 2020-01-26 10:45

    * By Mohammad Ghaderi

    “Joker” riots or “Jadriya” rage: Which occupies the streets of the Middle East?  

    The millions-strong protest in Baghdad on Friday was a continuation of the “hard revenge” process over the assassination of senior commanders of the resistance movement.  

  • Zarif 2020-01-24 19:40

    'Normal’ countries don’t attack neighbors, Zarif tells S. Arabia 

    TEHRAN – In an open reference to Saudi Arabia which has been striking neighboring Yemen since March 2015, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote on his Twitter account on Friday that “normal countries don’t attack their neighbors, cause a humanitarian crisis, and refuse to talk.” 

  • Iraqi 2020-01-18 20:18

    Iraqi FM: U.S. pullout from Iran nuclear deal destabilizes region 

    TEHRAN - Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammad Ali Al Hakim, in a news conference with his Jordanian counterpart Ayman Al Safadi in Baghdad, has said that Washington’s unilateral withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) has been the cause of recent tensions in the region. 

  • One of the largest city squares in the world, Naqsh-e Jahan Square (Pattern of the World Square), is in the city of Isfahan, built in the early 17th Century. 2020-01-12 19:27

    Iran tourism will rebound despite suffering a severe blow: minister

    TEHRAN – Iran’s tourism minister on Sunday said that the country’s tourism industry has suffered a major setback but it will certainly return to “normal”.

  • Best Property Portals in Dubai and Middle East 2020-01-12 14:46

    Best Property Portals in Dubai and Middle East

    These days purchasing a property in one of the good options for investments. One good reason is that the investor is safe form inflations and it usually provides good turnover of about 5%. Investment in property can be in international markets. The rent profits can be enhanced by incentives provided by countries such as providing residence, passports. There are property advertisement websites containing ads of thousands of properties which may assist the investors to make good decisions. In this article we would discuss few of the best property portals in middle east.

  • Joe Biden 2020-01-11 19:49

    By staff and agency

    Biden blames Trump for instability in Middle East

    Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden has held Donald Trump responsible for the current instability in the Middle East as he withdrew the U.S. from the 2015 nuclear deal and imposed sanctions on Iran.

  • Donald Trump 2020-01-08 22:04

    Trump backs away from further military conflict with Iran

    President Trump backed away from further military confrontation with Iran on Wednesday after a barrage of missiles fired at American troops in Iraq, the New York Times reported.

  • Trump 2020-01-05 15:48

    By Afshin Majlesi

    World reacts to Trump’s threat to raid Iranian culture targets as ‘a war crime’

    TEHRAN - Donald Trump’s new threat to attack 52 important targets in Iran, including cultural sites, has provoked a strong backlash worldwide, with many calling it a “war crime.”

  • Let the ICC do what it alleges it will 2019-12-29 12:10

    By Martin Love

    Let the ICC do what it alleges it will

    NORTH CAROLINA - The sole country that truly is a threat to peace in the Middle East, as the world ought to realize by now, is Israel. The only country in the Middle East that might benefit in ANY way from another war is Israel, in part because it seems to thrive on warfare. War or the threat of it, in the Zionist mentality, permits maintenance of its territorial expansions and human rights crimes against the Palestinians and war crimes against others (given the de facto backing by Israel’s benefactor, the U.S., and the Trump Administration).

  • Mohammad Javad Zarif 2019-12-18 19:00

    Let’s try more ‘realistic’ cooperation, Zarif tells neighbors

    TEHRAN — Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has urged regional countries to adopt a more “realistic” cooperation, instead of relying on “realpolitik” strategies, in order to guarantee security in the Persian Gulf.

  • Hatami 2019-12-17 19:25

    Defense chief: Iran needs to gain power for survival

    TEHRAN — Iran’s geopolitical and geographic position necessitates gaining power for survival in the region, Defense Minister Amir Hatami said on Tuesday.

  • Abbas Araghchi 2019-12-04 19:12

    By staff and agency

    Iran opposes Japan’s SDF dispatch to Middle East

    Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi said on Tuesday that Iran is against Japan’s plan to dispatch Self-Defense Forces to the Middle East.

  • Assyrian cylinder seals unearthed in Iran 2019-12-02 18:55

    Assyrian cylinder seals unearthed in Iran

    TEHRAN – A senior Iranian archaeologist has announced discovery of dozens of cylinder seals, which once belonged to Assyria, kingdom of northern Mesopotamia that became the center of one of the great empires of the ancient Middle East.

  • Mohammad Javad Zarif 2019-11-27 15:53

    Zarif says Iran believes in a strong neighborhood

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday that Iran believes in a strong neighborhood.

  • Abbas Mousavi 2019-11-23 16:15

    Foreign Ministry says Iran’s foreign policy is ‘active’ and ‘balanced’

    TEHRAN - Iran’s foreign policy is “active” and “balanced”, Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi has said.

  • Majid Takht-Ravanchi 2019-11-19 20:10

    Iran urges intl. community to make U.S., Israel to agree to nuclear free zone Middle East

    TEHRAN - Majid Takht-Ravanchi, Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations, said on Monday that the international community must compel the United States and the Zionist regime of Israel to fulfil their commitments in establishing a WMD-free zone in the Middle East.