Saudi Arabia


  • Nader Entessar 2018-10-26 12:24

    By Payman Yazdani

    U.S. won’t put game-changing pressure on Riyadh: Prof. Entessar

    TEHRAN - Referring to weak reaction of Trump to brutal death of Khashoggi, Nader Entessar says U.S. President will not put game-changing pressure on Saudi regime because of its possible political and economic consequences.  

  • Zarif: Global response to Khashoggi’s murder ‘late yet strong’ 2018-10-25 14:53

    Zarif: Global response to Khashoggi’s murder ‘late yet strong’

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said the international community’s response to the killing of a prominent Saudi journalist and critic was “late yet strong”, Mehr reported on Wednesday.

  • ‘Saudi anger at IRGC intended to distract attention from Khashoggi’s murder’ 2018-10-24 21:03

    ‘Saudi anger at IRGC intended to distract attention from Khashoggi’s murder’

    TEHRAN – An IRGC official said on Wednesday that Saudi Arabia and Bahrain had added the IRGC to their terrorism lists to deflect the global attention from the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, the journalist whose disappearance after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul has provoked international outrage.

  • Osman Faruk Logoglu 2018-10-24 09:12

    By Payman Yazdani

    Khashoggi case won't affect Saudi destructive regional policy: Logoglu

    TEHRAN - A senior member of Turkey’s CHP says at the end of the day Trump will express his satisfaction with Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi case and there will be no changes to Saudi destabilizing regional policy led by Prince Bin Salman.

  • Ex-envoy predicts U.S. will remove MBS 2018-10-24 08:13

    Ex-envoy predicts U.S. will remove MBS

    TEHRAN – U.S. prefers a calm and stable Saudi Arabia and therefore it will remove Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman from power, a former Iranian ambassador to Riyadh has said.

  • Mohammed bin Salman 2018-10-23 15:43

    Khashoggi’s 'severed fingers taken to Saudi crown prince as macabre trophy'

    Murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi's severed fingers were taken back to Saudi Arabia and presented to the kingdom's ruling crown prince, it is claimed.

  • Hossein Askari 2018-10-23 11:03

    By Javad Heirannia

    Could good come out of the Khashoggi tragedy?

    TEHRAN – Professor Hossein Askari, an expert on Saudi Arabia who also teaches international business at the George Washington University, believes that “More and more people are witnessing the horror show inside Saudi Arabia and especially in Yemen.”

  • Saudi Arabia 2018-10-23 10:55

    By Martin Love

    So many questions, so few answers so far

    NORTH CAROLINA - It’s a bit of an imaginative stretch, if not a preposterous one, but there may be some reason to think that the murder of Jamal Khashoggi might set the stage for positive changes.

  • Jamal Khashooggi and Turkish President Erdogan 2018-10-23 10:36

    By Payman Yazdani

    Erdogan’s multiple goals in Khashoggi case

    TEHRAN - Disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul created a wave of reactions against Saudi young Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s suppressive policies. Despite early denials, worldwide reactions finally forced the Saudi rulers to acknowledge the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the critic of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman policies in the country’s consulate.

  • Riyadh's childish narrative of Khashoggi’s demise 2018-10-22 11:06

    By Ramin Hossein Abadian

    Riyadh's childish narrative of Khashoggi’s demise

    TEHRAN - Jamal Ahmad Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist, political activist and critic, disappeared about three weeks ago after arriving at the Consulate of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul, Turkey, and no sign of him gas been discovered since then. The Saudi activist never got out of the Saudi consulate alive.

  • abdollahian 2018-10-21 20:36

    ‘Humanitarian situation in Yemen is catastrophic’

    TEHRAN - Hossein Amir Abdollahian, a senior foreign policy advisor to the Iranian parliament speaker, said on Saturday that the humanitarian situation in Yemen is catastrophic.

  • Jamal Khashoggi 2018-10-21 17:06

    Saudi official gives new version of Khashoggi killing: Report

    A senior Saudi Arabian government official has laid out a new version of the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, that in key respects contradicts previous explanations.

  • Trump - Netanyahu 2018-10-21 11:54

    By Martin Love

    Human pigs find pleasure in fights so avoid them when possible

    NORTH CAROLINA - Oddly enough, but not surprisingly, I had a bit of an altercation this past week with one Josh Block on Twitter. I hurled a condemnation at a post of his, and he hurled one back at me and called me an “anti-Semite” and a bit more. To his invective, I did not respond, recalling British play writer George Bernard Shaw who wrote decades ago that tangling with pigs was bound to be unproductive and that pigs actually LIKE a fight, that fighting with them gives them pleasure.

  • ریچارد مورفی 2018-10-21 11:41

    By Javad Heirannia

    Khashoggi's fate introduced debate about human rights values in U.S.-Saudi relations: Murphy

    TEHRAN - Richard W. Murphy, the former U.S. ambassador to Syria and Saudi Arabia, says the basic commitment of the United States to Saudi Arabia as assuring its defense against external aggression in exchange for its working to maintain stability in the global oil market.

  • Jamal Khashoggi 2018-10-21 11:24

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Murder most foul: Saudis admit Khashoggi was killed

    The outpouring of anger and outrage over Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance and subsequent killing inside Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Turkey is unprecedented. The 60-year-old journalist, who had been critical of Saudi crown prince Mohammad Bin Salman, walked inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2 afternoon to complete paperwork ahead of his marriage. He never came out.

  • Jamal Khashoggi 2018-10-20 16:59

    Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi killed but claims he died in 'fistfight' 

    Turkish official says investigators will know fate of journalist’s body ‘before long’

    Turkish investigators are likely to find out what happened to the body of Jamal Khashoggi before long, a senior official said on Saturday, after Saudi Arabia admitted for the first time that the journalist had been killed in its Istanbul consulate.

  • Hossein Askari 2018-10-20 10:12

    By Javad Heirannia

     For Why Trump is Attacking Iran as he Defends MBS: Askari

    TEHRAN – Professor Hossein Askari, an expert on Saudi Arabia who also teaches international business at the George Washington University, believes that Trump has to invent something for defending MBS and King Salman to his evangelical base and the millions of other Americans who get their news from Fox.

  • Hossein Askari 2018-10-19 12:23

    By Javad Heirannia

    U.S. has buried its moral compass in the Trump-Kushner-MBS disaster: Askari

    TEHRAN – Professor Hossein Askari, an expert on Saudi Arabia who also teaches international business at the George Washington University, believes that Jamal Khashoggi was tortured and murdered.

  • Pakistan 2018-10-18 09:08

    Pakistan working to locate kidnapped Iranian guards

    TEHRAN - A day after 14 Iranian guards were kidnapped by militants in the border region with Pakistan, Pakistan on Tuesday said its military forces were working closely their counterparts in Iran to trace them.

  • Never proxy war with Saudis: Iranian envoy 2018-10-18 09:07

    Never proxy war with Saudis: Iranian envoy

    TEHRAN – Iran has never entered a proxy war with Saudi Arabia in Syria, Iranian Ambassador to London Hamid Baeidinejad has said, reiterating Tehran’s long-held policy that Iran just helped the legitimate government in Syria to fight Daesh (ISIL).

  • Mike Pompeo- Mohammed bin Salman 2018-10-17 15:33

    MBS’s rampaging anger will not silence questions about Jamal Khashoggi

    Inside his royal palace in Riyadh, Mohammed bin Salman is said to have alternated between dark brooding and rampaging anger in the days after the death of Jamal Khashoggi, as Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, or MBS, as he is widely known, looked for someone to blame for what Turkish officials have said was the journalist’s grisly murder.

  • آرشین ادیب مقدم 2018-10-17 10:56

    By Javad Heirannia

    Mohammad bin Salman resembles Trump: Adib-Moghaddam

    TEHRAN - Professor Arshin Adib-Moghaddam, Chair of the Centre for Iranian Studies at the London Middle East Institute believes that I never saw Mohammad bin Salman as a prudent leader. His approach to politics is ad hoc, coarse and lacks diplomatic skill.

  • Paul Pillar 2018-10-16 10:33

    By Javad Heirannia

    Khashoggi case will force Trump to do something: ex-senior CIA official

    TEHRAN – Professor Paul Pillar, who was CIA intelligence analyst for 28 years, tells the Tehran Times that Khashoggi case will force Trump to do something, but his administration will resist doing more than a necessary minimum, because it does not want to upset its overall relationship with Saudi Arabia. 

  • شیرین هانتر 2018-10-16 10:09

    By Javad Heirannia

    U.S. and other Western states might remove bin Salman from Crown Prince: Hunter

    TEHRAN - Shireen Tahmaasb Hunter, a professor of political science at Georgetown University, tells the Tehran Times that that the Khashoggi issue is very important and highly embarrassing to America that has so closely embraced Bin Salman. 

  • Macron 2018-10-16 09:29

    By Mohammad Ghaderi - Twitter: @ghaderi62 - Email:

    Terror business in Macron’s style; Riyadh pretending to fight terrorism

    TEHRAN - In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24 and RFI, French President Emmanuel Macron said: “It is incorrect to state that Saudi Arabia is important economically to France in any area. With Saudi Arabia and the UAE, we have a cooperative relationship based on the whole truth and clarity, but it’s a strategic tie. The fight against terrorism goes hand in hand with these two countries.”.

  • Jamal Khashoggi 2018-10-15 12:35

    By M.A. Saki

    Khashoggi case may awaken world to dangers of MBS

    Jamal Khashoggi, a critic of the al-Saud family, vanished on October 2 after visiting the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

  • Trump-MBS 2018/10/14

    By David Hearst

    Trump and the boy king: MBS's reign is over before it even began

    The Jamal Khashoggi case begs the question: if the Saudi crown prince acts like this only 16 months into his role, then what will happen when he comes to ascend the throne?

  • Luciano Zaccara 2018-10-14 14:03

    By Payman Yazdani

    Trump knows Saudi Arabia can’t harm U.S.: Zaccara

    TEHRAN - Research assistant professor in Qatar University say Trump bullies Saudi Arabia because he knows Riyadh cannot do anything to harm U.S.

  • Jamal Khashoggi 2018-10-14 13:34

    Jamal Khashoggi: Labour attacks UK response as ‘too little, too late’ 

    Labour has launched a blistering attack on the government over its response to the presumed murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as pressure mounts on officials heading to Saudi Arabia for a conference.

  • UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt 2018-10-13 11:14

    UK preparing sanctions on Saudis over journalist disappearance: Report

    The British government has begun gathering a list of Saudi officials who could potentially come under sanctions over the disappearance of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, UK media report.