• Khashoggi 2018/11/10

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Saudi regime’s war on free speech, free press

    TEHRAN _ A free and independent media is the watchdog of society, custodian of public interest and stimulus of political and social change. For a free and fearless journalist, truth is sacred, even though it may be unpalatable. In our times, to invoke George Orwell, telling a truth has become a revolutionary act, and often it has landed journalists and activists in troubled waters.

  • Riyadh's childish narrative of Khashoggi’s demise 2018-10-26 22:20

    By M.A. Saki

    Khashoggi scandal: Insult to wisdom of the entire world

    The murder of Jamal Khashoggi has proven an extremely huge scandal for the tribal al-Saud family. Probably, worse than the savage murder was repeated denials of the act and contradictory explanations about it.

  • Doha rejects claim Iran sending arms to Lebanon via Qatar 2018-10-22 21:29

    Doha rejects claim Iran sending arms to Lebanon via Qatar

    TEHRAN – The Qatari Transport Ministry on Sunday strongly rejected a Fox News report that Iran has smuggled weapons via the country’s airspace to Lebanon, Fars reported.

  • Iran Qatar 2018-10-22 13:21

    Iran to play friendly with Qatar: report

    TEHRAN – Iran national football team will meet Qatar in a friendly match prior to the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.

  • ادیب مقدم 2018-10-01 10:37

    By Javad Heirannia

    Al-Saud are valuable for Trump when they pay money: Adib-Moghaddam

    TEHRAN - Professor Arshin Adib-Moghaddam, Chair of the Centre for Iranian Studies at the London Middle East Institute believes that for the Trump administration, as for most other countries, the al-Saud are only of value when they pay.

  • Zarif attends Qatar-International Crisis Group forum 2018-09-28 22:33

    Zarif attends Qatar-International Crisis Group forum

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Thursday attended a joint Qatar-International Crisis Group forum on the challenges facing the Middle East.

  • Hossein Askari 2018-09-26 13:08

    By Javad Heirannia

    Qatar cannot bow to Saudi Arabia: Askari

    TEHRAN – Professor Hossein Askari, an expert on Saudi Arabia who also teaches international business at the George Washington University, believes that “There is a history of animosity between Qatar and Saudi Arabia and it will not disappear at Camp David.” Hossein Askari, who teaches at George Washington University, tells the Tehran Times that “Qatar cannot bow to Saudi Arabia.”

  • روحانی 2018-08-26 21:04

    Rouhani backs deeper ties with Qatar

    TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called on Sunday for deeper ties with Qatar in various political and economic arenas. 

  • تیم والیبال جوانان ایران 2018-08-15 20:03

    Iran B runners-up at 6th AVC Cup

    TEHRAN – Qatar came from two sets down to beat Iran B volleyball team 3-2 (23–25, 21–25, 25–22, 25–18,15–10) at the 6th AVC Cup for Men at the University of Taipei (Tianmu) Gymnasium on Wednesday.

  • Taliban 2018/08/14

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Taliban overruns Ghazni city, Afghan and U.S. officials clueless

    TEHRAN - Barely a week after the U.S. officials reportedly held ‘secret talks’ with the Taliban in Qatar, the insurgent group has launched a series of coordinated attacks in multiple provinces across Afghanistan. According to media reports, more than 200 Afghan security personnel have been killed over the past four days in fighting with the Taliban in three different provinces – Ghazni, Faryab and Baghlan.

  • Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa bin Ahmed al Thani 2018-07-17 10:17

    Iran, Qatar football Presidents meet in Moscow

    TEHRAN – President of the Football Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran (FFIRI) Mehdi Taj and Qatar Football Association (QFA) President Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa bin Ahmed al Thani met in Moscow on the sidelines of the 2018 World Cup final on Sunday.

  • larijani 2018-07-10 10:17

    Regional states able to settle disputes through consultation: Larijani

    TEHRAN - Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said on Sunday that there is no need for interference of foreigners in the affairs of countries in the Middle East.

  • India-china 2018-07-08 11:34

    India says no to more Chinese flights on India-China route

    TEHRAN - India has turned down the request of Chinese government to allow its carriers add more flights on the busy India-China route following strong protest from Indian carriers. Indian carriers opposed the move fearing that their own expansion plans would be jeopardized.

  • دیدار روحانی و اینفانتینو 2018-06-05 20:33

    Iran could be co-host in 2022?

    FIFA president Gianni Infantino says that it was premature to talk of a 48-team tournament in Qatar, which he stressed would have to be consulted first, and said he had no idea whether Iran could be a co-host.

  • Kushner 2018/05/29

    By Steven A. Cook

    Middle Eastern monarchs look at the Trumps and see themselves

    Almost 20 years ago when I was a graduate student living in Cairo, I published an article in a Washington-based journal called Middle East Insight. The magazine had a solid reputation, with a knack for scoring interviews with important people. A few years later, Middle East Insight disappeared. When I heard the news, I figured the magazine was too niche for an expanding media environment, shrugged my shoulders, and went on with life.

  • TIPAX 2018-05-22 15:40

    TIPAX Co., Qatari Post Co. Ink MoU for Broadening Intl Coop.

    A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Iran’s TIPAX Company and Qatar Post Company for broadening and enhancing bilateral cooperation, the Public Relations Dept. of the company reported.

  • Qatar, Kuwait speak out against Trump’s action 2018-05-09 20:27

    Qatar, Kuwait speak out against Trump’s action

    TEHRAN – Some regional countries have spoken out against Trump’s decision to withdraw from the nuclear agreement.

  • Paul Pillar 2018-04-30 09:09

    By Javad Heirannia

    Saudis are not eager to make significant new troop commitment in Syria: Pillar

    TEHRAN – Professor Paul Pillar, who was CIA intelligence analyst for 28 years, tells the Tehran Times that the United States cannot, of course, order Arab states to do specified things with their armed forces.  

  • Talks needed with Iran to secure region: Qatar 2018-03-17 08:12

    Talks needed with Iran to secure region: Qatar

    TEHRAN – Qatari Defense Minister Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiyah has highlighted the need for talks with Iran to settle regional problems and safeguard the region.

  • br5 2018-03-14 07:22

    Iranian military team attends MENC in Qatar

    TEHRAN - An Iranian military delegation attended the Middle East Naval Commanders Conference (MENC) in Qatar on Tuesday.

  • محمد بن سلمان ولیعهد عربستان 2018-03-06 11:42

    By Fatemeh Salehi

    Saudi-led blockade on Qatar falling apart

    TEHRAN - Senegal reinstated its ambassador to Qatar in August 2017 in a bid to encourage the resolution of a dispute between Saudi Arabia and its allies against Doha. Recently, Qatar and Chad signed a MoU (memorandum of understanding) resuming diplomatic relations that had been severed for seven months.

  •  Mehran Kamrava 2018-03-03 09:38

    By Javad Heirannia

    Saudi and UAE try to undermine Iran and Qatar wherever and whenever possible: Mehran Kamrava

    TEHRAN - Mehran Kamrava, a professor of the Middle East Studies in Georgetown University of Doha, tells the Tehran Times that Saudi Regime and the UAE try to undermine Iran (and Qatar) wherever and whenever possible.

  • We are not too friendly to Iran, Qatari FM says 2018-02-12 10:36

    We are not too friendly to Iran, Qatari FM says

    TEHRAN – Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani has said that his country is “not too friendly to Iran,” adding that Qatar only wants a “peaceful neighborhood”.

  • آرشین ادیب مقدم 2018-02-11 13:02

    By Javad Heirannia

    Qatar won’t compromise on its national interest: Adib-Moghaddam

    TEHRAN – According to a Professor at the London Middle East Institute, the mistrust between Qatar and the UAE-Saudi is so pronounced that it is unlikely to be overcome in the short term.

  • Paul Pillar 2018-02-05 10:18

    By Javad Heirannia

    Ex-CIA analyst suggests PGCC talks may resolve crisis 

    TEHRAN – Professor Paul Pillar, who was a CIA intelligence analyst for 28 years, tells the Tehran Times that “The United States not only wants to maintain friendly relations with both sides in the PGCC dispute but also has important military and security cooperation with each side.”

  • کنفدراسیون فوتبال آسیا 2018-02-04 13:29

    Iranian Veteran Sports Journalists ask AFC to consider spirit of Fair Play

    TEHRAN - Members of the Iranian Veteran Sports Journalists Association have asked Asian Football Confederation (AFC) officials to stay neutral between Iranian and Saudi Arabian clubs.

  • خالد بن العطیه 2018-02-03 19:57

    Qatar: Iran is our only lifeline to the world 

    Qatar’s defense minister has defended Doha’s ties with Iran, citing strategic concerns.

  • Hossein Askari 2018-02-03 08:39

    By Javad Heirannia

    ‘PGCC will never be the same’

    TEHRAN - A senior expert on Arab affairs who teaches international business at George Washington University believes that “Qatar can never again trust Saudi Arabia, and the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) will never be the same.”

  • دیدار تیم های استقلال و پارس جنوبی جم 2018-01-29 19:25

    Esteghlal choose Qatar to host Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal

    Iranian football club Esteghlal selected Qatar country as the neutral venue to host the forthcoming match against Al Hilal of Saudi Arabia at the group stage of the 2018 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League.

  • rouhani 2018-01-16 20:10

    Rouhani meets parliament speakers from various Muslim nations

    TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani held separate talks on Tuesday with Syrian, Iraqi, Qatari, Senegalese and Algerian parliament speakers on the sidelines of the Parliamentary Union of the OIC Member States (PUIC) in Tehran.