• Pakistan- India war 2019/02/28

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    It’s official: India, Pakistan are at war, again

    TEHRAN - After days of shrill war rhetoric and saber-rattling, India claimed to have conducted a surgical strike in Balakot, a small hamlet in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, early Tuesday morning.

  • Zarif asks India, Pakistan to exercise self-restraint 2019-02-27 19:47

    Zarif asks India, Pakistan to exercise self-restraint

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday expressed regret over recent clashes between India and Pakistan, asking the two countries to exercise self-restraint.

  • Pakistan shoots down two Indian fighter jets: Military 2019-02-27 15:59

    Pakistan shoots down two Indian fighter jets: Military

    Islamabad, Pakistan - Pakistan shot down two Indian air force fighter jets and launched air strikes at six targets in Indian-administered Kashmir, its military says, in a dramatic ratcheting up of tensions between the two nuclear-armed neighbours.

  • India launches air raids on Pakistani territory 2019-02-26 13:57

    India foreign secretary says jets hit Jaish-e-Mohammed camp in Pakistan, but Islamabad denies casualties in air raids.

    India launches air raids on Pakistani territory

    Indian fighter jets on Tuesday crossed into Pakistani territory, conducting what the foreign ministry in New Delhi termed a "non-military pre-emptive action" against armed group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), dramatically escalating tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours weeks after a suicide attack in the disputed Kashmir region.

  • Imran Khan 2019-02-26 10:32

    Pakistan PM says he is in ‘favor of peace’

    TEHRAN - Amidst the shrill rhetoric of war and retaliation, Pakistani prime minister has again extended an olive branch to India, saying he is in favor of peace in the region.

  • India-Pakistan 2019-02-26 10:31

    Pakistan experts urge govt ‘to be prepared’ for war

    TEHRAN - As tensions escalate between India and Pakistan, three of Pakistan's former foreign secretaries have urged their government to be prepared to deter any "aggressive action" by India.

  • Mehdi Honardoost 2019-02-26 10:17

    Iran’s envoy to Pakistan calls for ‘joint fight against terror’

    TEHRAN - With pressure building on Pakistan from many ends to crack down on terror outfits operating on its soil, Iranian envoy to Islamabad has called for joint fight against terrorism.

  • China-India 2019-02-26 10:12

    ‘Indian media playing into U.S. hands by stirring tensions between India, China’

    TEHRAN - The heightened tensions between India and Pakistan in the wake of recent terror attack in Indian-controlled Kashmir are increasingly becoming a threat to regional peace and stability.

  • Sanjay Kapoor 2019/02/26

    By Sanjay Kapoor

    India and Pakistan on the warpath again

    TEHRAN - On February 14, a suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden vehicle into a convoy of para-military police force returning to trouble-torn Kashmir valley. When the haze cleared after the earth-shaking blast, the survivors of the large convoy carrying 2500 soldiers found only the mangled remains of what was a bus carrying 41 of their colleagues.

  • Pakistan to fence 950km of border with Iran 2019-02-25 16:03

    Islamabad hopes to keep militants in check after attack on IRGC frayed ties with Tehran

    Pakistan to fence 950km of border with Iran

    In order to de-escalate tensions with its neighbour in the west, Prime Minister Imran Khan’s administration plans to fence 950km of the border linking Pakistan’s Balochistan province with Iran’s Sistan and Baluchestan province.

  • exports 2019-02-24 21:38

    Iran’s exports to Pakistan hit record high in 10 months

    TEHRAN- Iran’s commercial attaché to Pakistan announced that during the first ten months of the present Iranian calendar year (March 21, 2018- January 20, 2019) exports to Pakistan hit the highest record ever reaching $1.019 billion, the official portal of Trade Promotion Organization (TPO) reported.

  • Analysis of MBS’s trip to three Asian countries  2019-02-24 10:58

    By Saied Sobhani

    Analysis of MBS’s trip to three Asian countries 

    TEHRAN - Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Asian tour happens while still the murder of Jamal Khashoggi is a cloud hanging over him. 

  • FATF retains Pakistan on its ‘grey list’ 2019-02-24 10:24

    FATF retains Pakistan on its ‘grey list’

    TEHRAN - In another setback for the government in Islamabad, Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has retained Pakistan on its ‘grey list’, citing ‘limited progress’.

  • India threatens to stop flow of water to Pakistan; Islamabad ‘not concerned’ 2019-02-24 09:47

    India threatens to stop flow of water to Pakistan; Islamabad ‘not concerned’

    TEHRAN - The heightened tensions between two warring neighbors India and Pakistan in the wake of recent terrorist attack in Indian-controlled Kashmir have drifted towards waters now.

  • MBS_Imran Khan 2019/02/24

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Pakistan a pawn in Saudi’s sinister game

    TEHRAN - When Pakistan premier Imran Khan took oath of office in August last year, there was a lot of speculation about his government’s foreign policy, especially relations with Tehran and Riyadh.

  • Pakistani Army vows to work with Iran to prevent terror attacks 2019-02-23 22:17

    Pakistan Army vows to work with Iran to prevent terror acts

    TEHRAN – The Pakistani Army tries to prevent terrorist attacks like what happened to IRGC forces on Zahedan-Khash border on Feb. 13 and it will cooperate with Iran to investigate the case, Director General of Pakistan’s Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Friday.

  • The sharing of water supplies from the Indus river and its tributaries between the two countries is regulated under a 1960 treaty Photograph: Fayaz Kabli/REUTERS 2019-02-23 14:14

    India again threatens to restrict flow of river water to Pakistan

    An Indian government minister has reiterated the country’s plan to restrict the flow of water to Pakistan from its share of rivers, the latest effort by New Delhi to pressure its neighbor after a militant attack in Kashmir.

  • soleimani 2019-02-22 20:09

    General Soleimani to Pakistanis: Saudi Arabia is ruining your country

    TEHRAN - General Qassem Soleimani, commander of the IRGC Quds Force, warned the Pakistanis on Thursday to be aware of attempts by Saudi Arabia to ruin their country through its “money”.

  • India-Pakistan 2019-02-21 09:09

    India, Pakistan resume face-off in ICJ over spy row

    TEHRAN - India has renewed its appeal in the International Court of Justice (IJC) to take an alleged spy off death row in Pakistan, as political and diplomatic tensions soar between the neighbors.

  • Shah Mehmood Qureshi 2019-02-21 09:08

    Pakistan FM wants ‘normal ties with Israel’

    TEHRAN - In a controversial statement that has raised many eyebrows in Pakistan and the region, Pakistan’s foreign minister has expressed desire to normalize relations with Israel.

  • China-India 2019-02-21 09:07

    China urges India, Pakistan to ‘exercise retraint’

    TEHRAN - China, a regional giant, has urged two estranged neighbors Pakistan and India to exercise restraint and conduct dialogue to achieve resolution of outstanding issues.

  • Imran Khan 2019-02-21 09:01

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Pakistan PM offers cooperation, demands ‘actionable evidence’ from India

    TEHRAN - Almost a week after a deadly attack in Indian-controlled Kashmir killed at least 44 members of India’s central reserve police force, Pakistan’s premier finally broke his silence on Tuesday.

  • zolfaghari 2019-02-20 21:23

    Iran: Pakistan has not met expectations in fighting terrorism

    TEHRAN - Iranian Deputy Interior Minister Hossein Zolfaghari has said that the Pakistani government has not met Iran’s expectations in countering terrorism.

  • safavi 2019-02-20 20:56

    Iranian general tells Pakistan not to pin hope on Saudi Arabia which will collapse by 2030

    TEHRAN - Yahya Rahim Safavi, a top military adviser to the Leader, said on Wednesday that Pakistan’s intelligence agency supports terrorists and called on neighboring Pakistan not to link the country to Saudi Arabia which its system will not survive beyond 2030.

  • qassemi 2019-02-19 22:09

    Tehran: Saudi Arabia godfather of terrorism

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Tuesday that Saudi Arabia as the birthplace of a fundamentalist ideology and a source of organized international terrorism lacks competence to accuse other countries of supporting terrorism.

  • masood 2019-02-19 20:46

    Foreign elements seek to poison Iran-Pakistan ties: diplomat

    TEHRAN - Riffat Masood, the Pakistani ambassador to Tehran, has said that foreign elements seek to poison good relationship between Iran and Pakistan.

  • مراسم بزرگداشت شهدای مریوان 2019-02-19 14:08

    Pakistani national carried out suicide attack against Iranian forces

    TEHRAN – The IRGC ground force commander announced on Tuesday that the person who carried out suicide attack on IRGC forces last Wednesday in the border province of Sistan-Balouchestan was a Pakistani national.

  • Ghani-Khan 2019-02-19 10:02

    Pakistan accused of violating Afghanistan’s sovereignty

    TEHRAN _ Afghan government led by President Ashraf Ghani has expressed strong reservations over Pakistan hosting talks between the Afghan Taliban delegation and the U.S. officials.

  • Iran 2019-02-19 09:50

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Iran, India demand answers and action from Pakistan

    TEHRAN_ At a time when Pakistan is hosting the ‘butcher of Riyadh’, the tornado of anger and outrage has engulfed its neighborhood over two recent incidents of terror, both linked to Pakistan.

  • Tehran criticizes EU delay in registering INSTEX 2019-02-18 20:51

    Tehran criticizes EU delay in registering INSTEX

    TEHRAN – Tehran has criticized the European Union (EU) for its delay in registering INSTEX, a financial channel for trade with Iran in the face of U.S. sanctions.