•  A scenic hillside village in Kordestan 2020-01-05 20:14

    Iraqi nationals top list of foreign tourist arrivals in Kordestan

    TEHRAN – Iraqi travelers constituted the largest source of foreign arrivals in the western Iranian province of Kordestan during the first three quarters of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21, 2019), compared to the same period last year, provincial tourism chief has said.

  • 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.”

  • Iraqi Parliament 2020-01-05 13:46

    Iraqi Parliament votes to expel U.S. troops from Iraq

    TEHRAN - In an extraordinary session on Sunday, the Iraqi parliament voted for a resolution requiring the government to order the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq.

  • Iranian commander Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani and the deputy chief of Iraq's PMF Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis 2020-01-05 12:24

    * By Ali Rajabi

    The martyrdom that would lead to a real “Islamic Awakening”

    TEHRAN - Less than a decade ago, people of Arab countries began to protest against their dictators to achieve justice and freedom also named “Arab Spring”. This moral path took a detour and lost its right way. It was the U.S. effort to mislead the people by creating some terrorist groups including ISIS, Al-NOSRAH and ETC. 

  • Iranian commander Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani and the deputy chief of Iraq's PMF Abu Mahdi al-Muhandi 2020-01-05 11:59

    By Batool Subeiti

    America shoots itself in the foot

    LONDON - Following the U.S. President’s approval of the assassination of Iran’s top general, head of IRGC Quds Force Qassem Soleimani, the U.S. bombed a car carrying him in early Friday morning, shortly after he arrived at Iraq’s Baghdad airport. The strike also killed Iraqi militia commander, deputy chief of the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and at least 6 other people who were with them.

  • Rouhani 2020-01-04 10:59

    Rouhani pays visit to martyr Soleimani’s family

    TEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday morning visited family members of IRGC Quds Commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani, who was martyred in a U.S. air raid in Baghdad on Friday.

  • Adel Abdul-Mahdi 2020-01-03 23:56

    Iraqi PM hails Soleimani, Muhandis as symbols of victory against ISIS

    TEHRAN — Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi on Friday condemned the assassination of IRGC Quds Force Commander Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the deputy commander of Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces (PMU), in a U.S. airstrike at the Baghdad International Airport.

  • embassy 2020-01-03 20:17

    U.S. embassy in Iraq asks American citizens to depart Iraq ‘immediately’

    TEHRAN — The U.S. embassy in Iraq has issued a security warning to American citizens to depart Iraq immediately, suspending all public consular operations until further notice.

  • Qasem Soleimani 2020-01-03 17:55

    Gen. Soleimani’s influence in fighting terrorism

    Here is a video depicting General Soleimani addressing Defenders of Shrine that played a key role in eliminating ISIL in Syria and Iraq. The commander of the IRGC Quds Force General Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the second-in-command of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), were martyred in the U.S. airstrikes on Baghdad's international airport on Friday morning. Iran has vowed "tough revenge" for Soleimani's death.

  • People condemn Soleimani assassination in Tehran 2020-01-03 17:27

    Photo: Maryam kamyab

    People condemn Soleimani assassination in Tehran

    People from all walks of life on Friday took to the streets in Tehran as well as in other cities to condemn the United States’ terrorist attack that killed Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani and call for retaliation against the perpetrators of the terrorist attack.

  • Majid Takht-Ravanchi 2020-01-01 16:46

    Iran warns White House of any inconsiderate move

    U.S. seeking to divert attention from brutal killing of Iraqis by levelling charges against Iran: envoy

    TEHRAN - Majid Takht-Ravanchi, Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations, said on Tuesday that the United States seeks to divert attention from 17 years of occupying Iraq and brutal killing of the Iraqi people by leveling accusations against Iran.

  • The secret of U.S. attacks on PMU positions in al-Qa'im 2020-01-01 10:38

    * By Mohammad Ghaderi

    The secret of U.S. attacks on PMU positions in al-Qa'im

    In an unprecedented move, which indicates the beginning of direct conflict between U.S.-Israeli coalition and the axis of resistance, the U.S. attacked the bases related to Iraq’s Kata'ib Hezbollah, near the al-Qa’im border crossing. The move by the Americans reveals the U.S. desire to occupy Iraq and meet the interests of the Zionist regime.

  • Hossein Amir Abdollahian 2019-12-31 21:06

    Advisor condemns U.S. attacks in Iraq

    TEHRAN — Hossein Amir Abdollahian, a senior foreign policy advisor to the Iranian parliament speaker, has condemned the U.S. attacks on Iraqi soil, suggesting that the U.S. has been supporting Daesh (ISIS) all along.

  • IRGC 2019-12-31 19:22

    IRGC slams U.S. attacks as violation of Iraq’s sovereignty

    TEHRAN — Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has strongly denounced the U.S. attacks on the Iraqi popular forces, emphasizing that the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) – also known as al-Hashd al-Shaabi – has the right to avenge the attacks.

  • U.S. aggression on Hashd al-Shaabi 2019-12-31 13:54

    By Morteza Helali

    Objectives and impacts of U.S. aggression on Hashd al-Shaabi’s bases

    TEHRAN - The U.S. Army fighter jets targeted several bases of the Iraqi popular forces of Hashd al-Shaabi at border with Syria on Sunday evening.

  • Find out why medical tourism is to be big business in Iran 2019-12-31 10:21

    Find out why medical tourism is to be big business in Iran

    Nowadays, medical tourism is considered as a booming industry on the global scene as some 20 to 24 million patients are traveling for medical treatments annually. Estimates on market size vary but the Patients Without Borders publishing group puts its value at around €60 to €80 billion worldwide.

  • Iraj Masjedi, Barham Salih 2019-12-30 19:21

    Iraq’s Barham Salih meets Iranian diplomat

    TEHRAN - Iraqi President Barham Salih met with Iranian Ambassador to Baghdad Iraj Masjedi on Monday, Ain Al-Iraq News Agency reported, according to ISNA.

  • Abbas Mousavi 2019-12-30 12:39

    Iran calls U.S. attacks on Iraqi forces ‘clear example of terrorism’

    TEHRAN — Iran on Monday denounced U.S. airstrikes against Iraqi forces as a “clear example of terrorism”.

  • Foreign arrivals in Semnan province up 22% since March 2019-12-28 18:19

    Foreign arrivals in Semnan province up 22% since March

    TEHRAN – International tourist arrivals in Iran’s north-central Semnan province rose 22 percent since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21), provincial tourism chief has said.

  • Iraqi President Barham Salih 2019-12-27 06:05

    Iraqi president submits resignation after rejecting nominee for prime minister

    Iraqi President Barham Salih has submitted his resignation to parliament after refusing to designate the nominee for premiership, Assad al-Eidani, arguing that he would rather step down than appoint the position to a figure strongly rejected by protesters.

  • Foreign tourists use a mobile phone to take a selfie picture as they are standing at the UNESCO-registered Imam Square in Isfahan, central Iran. (Photo credit: IRNA) 2019-12-24 19:26

    U.S. plots fail to deter foreign travelers from visiting Iran, VP says

    TEHRAN – Millions of foreign nationals did not pay attention to the U.S. sanctions and plots, aiming to discourage potential travelers from visiting the Islamic Republic, First Vice-President Es’haq Jahangiri said on Monday.

  • Vali Nasr 2019-12-23 15:59

    Vali Nasr says Saudis may fund protests in Lebanon and Iraq

    Dr. Vali Nasr, a senior fellow in foreign policy at Brookings Institution, says Saudi Arabia might encourage some of the protests in Lebanon and Iraq, and Iran. He says if Iran is getting a black eye, it is to Saudi Arabia’s advantage as the kingdom may intervene or try to take advantage of the protests, such as supporting or putting money as in the case of Lebanon, or it might be encouraging some of these protests.

  •  Foreign travelers tour Iran’s UNESCO-registered Lut Desert. 2019-12-22 21:36

    Iranian provinces tasked to expand own overseas tourism markets

    TEHRAN – In order to promote decentralization in the domestic tourism industry, each Iranian province is tasked to develop its own tourism market abroad, particularly for visitors from nearby countries.

  • Behind-the-scenes of the dangerous UAE projects in Iraq 2019-12-22 14:23

    By Fatemeh Salehi

    Behind-the-scenes of the dangerous UAE projects in Iraq

    Al-Mayadeen TV recently reported that the remarks by Izzat al-Shabandar have revealed the truth about the Israeli plan in Iraq, which is to be carried out with the involvement of the United Arab Emirates.

  • Mohammed bin Salman 2019-12-18 11:04

    By Ramin Hossein Abadian

    Costs by inexperienced crown prince for Saudi Arabia

    As the influence of Crown Prince Mohamad bin Salman on Saudi Arabia’s decision-making bodies has been increasing, the country has taken an aggressive foreign policy approach.

  • Iran closes southwestern border to Iraqi travelers 2019-12-17 19:39

    Iran closes southwestern border to Iraqi travelers

    TEHRAN – Iran has closed its southwestern Chazzabeh border crossing with Iraq to inbound travelers due to insecurity and unrest in the neighboring country.

  • Arbaeen hospitality gains UNESCO heritage status 2019-12-14 18:27

    Arbaeen hospitality gains UNESCO heritage status

    TEHRAN – The generous hospitality of Iraqi people during the Arbaeen pilgrimage has been added to UNESCO’s prestigious heritage list.

  • Iraqi diplomat 2019-12-11 18:31

    Iran and Iraq are in same front: Baghdad ambassador

    TEHRAN - Saad Abdul Wahab Jawad Qandil, the Iraqi ambassador to Tehran, said on Wednesday that Iran and Iraq are in the same front.

  • Shaykh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan 2019-12-11 10:15

    * By Mohammad Ghaderi

    UAE, a virus threatening Iraq

    The United Arab Emirates is the name of a country that did not exist until 1971 and its geographical area was known as “the Trucial States”.

  • Boroumandi 2019-12-10 21:18

    ‘Iran spares no effort in helping Iraqis’

    TEHRAN - Mohammad Mehdi Boroumandi, deputy chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, said on Monday that Iran spares no effort in helping the Iraqi people.