Middle East


  • سردار سلیمانی 2017-08-22 10:04

    Soleimani says Iran highly influential in regional stability

    TEHRAN – Senior Iranian military commander Major General Qassem Soleimani has said Iran is a central element of stability in the volatile Middle East.

  • Hossein_Askari 2017-08-15 14:40

    By Hossein Askari, George Washington University professor

    America’s foreign policy moral deficit and losing the Middle East

    Politicians the world over claim to support human rights in the conduct of foreign policy. They do so to project “humanitarianism and rightfulness,” but in practice they pay little or no attention to anything but narrow national and personal interests.

  • zarif 2017-08-11 06:16

    Zarif: No intention to aggravate tension with Saudis

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday that Iran has no intention to aggravate the already strained relation with Saudi Arabia.

  • china 2017-08-01 09:10

    By Dominique Moisi

    A China card for the Middle East

    The list of crises plaguing the Middle East is growing. In Yemen, a civil war rages amid an uncontrollable cholera epidemic.

  • Olli Heinonen 2017-07-24 12:09

    By Javad Heirannia

    Olli Heinonen: No strong will to create WMD-free Middle East 

    TEHRAN - Olli Heinonen, the former deputy director general for safeguards at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), tells the Tehran Times that there is no strong will among Middle East countries to push for a “weapons of mass destruction free zone”.

  • موسويان 2017-07-16 14:50

    Understanding Iranian threat perceptions

    A pervasive perception in US policy circles and among US allies is that Iran seeks hegemony in the Middle East. Israel and other regional states often claim that Iran wishes to "revive the Persian Empire." While such claims would be dismissed as farcical by any Iranian official, it is important to note that such sentiment lies at the root of the current standoff between Iran, its regional rivals and the United States.

  • Margaret Ryan 2017-07-11 12:18

    By Ali Kushki

    Iranian market ‘only’ trustable one in Middle East: consultancy company 

    Exclusive – Head of a consultancy company based in Tehran says the country is “the only market” that European firms can really trust in the beleaguered Middle East.

  • global waming 2017/07/02

    By Iman Babaeian

    Consequences of global warming over Iran and the Middle Eastern countries

    Two-hundred years following the Industrial Revolution, the density of greenhouse gases including CO2 has increased to an unprecedented level compared to the past 800,000 years.

  • Zarif 2017-06-27 19:23

    Iran’s Zarif urges Europe to help resolve Persian Gulf conflicts

    TEHRAN – Iranian foreign minister on Monday called on Europe to get involved in Persian Gulf conflicts more seriously, citing the positive role it played in a nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers.

  • Iraq 2017-06-20 09:46

    By Micah Zenko

    Why is the U.S. killing so many civilians in Syria and Iraq?

    Two weeks ago, the American military finally acknowledged what nongovernmental monitoring groups had claimed for months: The United States-led coalition fighting the Islamic State [ISIL] since August 2014 has been killing Iraqi and Syrian civilians at astounding rates in the four months since President Trump assumed office.

  • Qatar 2017-06-19 10:56

    By Robert Fisk

    Did Trump denounce Qatar as a ‘sponsor of terrorism’ due to failed business deals?

    What on earth made President Donald Trump identify Qatar – with its longstanding relationship with the U.S. and host to 10,000 American military personnel on the biggest airbase in the Middle East – as a “funder of terrorism”?

  • Saudi 2017-06-11 09:58

    By Mohamad Bazzi

    Saudi Arabia stroked Trump's ego. Now he is doing their bidding with Qatar

    The Saudis understood from the start that Trump craved flattery and respect. The kingdom’s investment in wooing Trump is paying off

  • ahani 2017-06-06 10:15

    Ambassador: Iran seeking friendly ties with neighbors

    TEHRAN – The Iranian ambassador to France has said Tehran always seeks friendly ties with its neighbors.

  • Trump 2017-05-28 03:25

    Trump brings his solo act to Europe

    The president has seemed less at ease among his fellow world leaders in group settings than he is in one-on-one encounters. By Tara Palmeri & David Herszenhorn

  • jazayeri 2017-05-22 09:55

    The sole path to peace lies in U.S. pullout from the region: Iranian general

    TEHRAN – The only way to peace in the Middle East is dependent on a pullout of Americans from the region, an Iranian military official said on Sunday in response to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson who called for a shift in Tehran’s conduct during President Rouhani’s second term.

  • حسین امیرعبداللهیان 2017-05-21 10:08

    ‘Tehran welcomes respectful ties with Riyadh’

    TEHRAN – A conservative advisor to the Iranian Majlis speaker has said Tehran “welcomes respectful ties with Riyadh,” Mehr reported.

  • Riyadh 2017-05-09 03:56

    By Bruce Riedel

    Trump goes to Riyadh

    U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to make Saudi Arabia his first foreign stop on his first trip abroad reflects the importance his administration has given to courting the Saudis.

  • Khalid bin salman 2017-04-29 10:14

    By Bruce Riedel

    Will Riyadh’s new DC ambassador draw U.S. deeper into Yemen war?

    Saudi Arabia is pressing the Trump administration to become more involved in supporting its war in Yemen.

  • Trump 2017-04-19 09:56

    He’s growing in office, but he must be wary of outgrowing what got him here

    The war for Trump’s ear

    There’s an ominous rumble of war in Korea, there’s always an ominous rumble of war in the Middle East, but in Washington we’ve already got the real thing. The combatants are taking no prisoners and the rules of the Geneva Convention do not apply.

  • Mousavian-Iran-.jpg 2017-04-15 14:24

    Trump’s Syria strike puts America at the precipice of another Middle East war

    A week after the Trump administration made the decision to launch a cruise missile strike against Syria’s Shayrat air base, it is no surprise that the attack dangerously increased tensions in the Syrian civil war and emboldened forces that aim to maintain a state of chaos in the country.

  • Saudi Arabia 2017-04-12 08:43

    By Alastair Sloan

    The real reason Theresa May went to Saudi Arabia

    British Prime Minister Theresa May is often, and superficially, compared to the late Baroness Margaret Thatcher, who led the country at a time when arms sales to Saudi Arabia were very much in vogue.

  • Hossein_Askari 2017-03-17 13:01

    By Hossein Askari, Contributor Professor of Business and International Affairs at George Washington University

    Trump’s ‘Beautiful’ Deals with Arabs Will Boomerang

    President Trump has said time and again that he would bring his deal-making talents, which he claims to be second to none, to his new job as president of the United States.

  • Iraq 2017-03-13 04:14

    The battle for Mosul continues

    Several reports from the front lines of the battle in Mosul suggest that ISIL is on the back foot.

  • larijani 2017-03-12 09:50

    ‘Mideast engaged in resistance vs. non-resistance war’ 

    TEHRAN – The Majlis speaker has said that the Middle East region is currently engaged in a war of resistance versus non-resistance, Mehr reported.

  • Harun Yahya 2017-03-06 11:07

    Harun Yahya 

    Iran and Turkey will stay as brothers no matter what

    The Middle East has always been the target of certain factions due to its geopolitical significance and rich underground sources.

  • Merkel 2017-03-06 03:13

    By Arne Delfs

    Merkel risks tension with Erdogan over Turkish reporter's arrest

    Chancellor Angela Merkel condemned the arrest of a German reporter in Turkey as excessively harsh, risking tension with President Reccep Tayyip Erdogan as she counts on him to stem refugee flows to Europe.

  • Trump wings 2017-02-26 12:03

    By Mehdi Sepahvand; Hajiali Sepahvand

    Trump trapped in Orientalism, racism, and imperialist system

    History is written by the winners and victors. Therefore, they always find an excuse to justify obscene and unjust behavior. Race has been one of the most preliminary concepts for that use, because some races have tapped their unquestionable superiority to justify all their abominable behavior as well as the ineptitude of other races. 

  • ISIL 2017-02-25 02:49

    By Paul R. Pillar

    Slower may be better in going at ISIL

    A couple of tendencies that are all too common in policymaking and policy debate tend to make for unwise foreign commitments or overextended foreign expeditions. 

  • حسین موسویان  2017-02-13 11:47

    By Seyed Hossein Mousavian

    Eight reasons why Trump’s start on the Middle East is frightening      

    Donald Trump’s Middle East policies began with two major decisions, one to ban entire Muslim populations and another to impose sanctions on Iran. Both threaten to undo the Iran nuclear deal. His new sanctions over a recent Iranian missile test targeting Iranian and non-Iranian individuals and entities, including some from Lebanon, the UAE, and China. The international impact of these sanctions is clearly meant to instill more fear into global firms from doing business with Iran. 

  • zarif 2017-02-08 09:26

    Iran has never sought ‘confrontation’ with regional states: Zarif

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that Iran has never been seeking “confrontation” with the countries in the Middle East region.