• تمرین تیم ملی فوتبال ایران 2021-05-05 14:30

    Iran football team to travel to Bahrain on May 31

    TEHRAN – Iran national football team will travel to Manama, Bahrain on May 31 to play their four matches at Group C of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

  • دراگان اسکوچیچ 2021-04-27 04:10

    Skocic critical of AFC’s decision to choose Bahrain as World Cup qualifiers hosts

    TEHRAN - Iran national football team head coach Dragan Skocic once again criticized the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) over choosing Bahrain as centralized venue for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

  • 2022 World Cup qualifiers 2021-04-09 18:23

    Iranian fans outraged by AFC’s decision to choose Bahrain as host of World Cup qualifiers

    TEHRAN - The Asian Football Confederation’s decision to award the hosting rights of the last eight matches of the joint FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 / AFC Asian Cup China 2023 in Group C to Bahrain has outraged Iranian football fans.

  • تظاهرات بحرین 2021-04-03 21:07

    Rallies hit 18 districts across Bahrain

    Protesters have taken to the streets in Bahrain to show solidarity with political prisoners and call for their immediate release as the ruling Al Khalifah regime presses ahead with its cruel clampdown on human rights advocates and opposition figures in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom.

  • لوگوی فدراسیون فوتبال 2021-03-16 04:20

    FFIRI releases statement on choosing Bahrain as Group C host

    TEHRAN - The Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran (FFIRI) has released a statement on choosing Bahrain as host of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers in Group C.

  • Nasirzadeh 2021-03-15 19:01

    By Farrokh Hesabi

    Choosing Bahrain as Group C host a political decision: expert

    TEHRAN - Choosing Bahrain as host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in Group C is a political rather than a sporting decision made by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), Iranian football legal expert, Houshang Nasirzadeh says.

  • Iranian football coaches 2021-03-15 18:44

    Two coaches added to Iran football coaching staff

    TEHRAN - Marijo Tot and Juan Carlos Gómez Perlado have been added to coaching staff of Iran national football team.

  • AFC 2021-03-14 18:33

    By Mohammad Ali Haqshenas

    Lobbying in AFC destroying fair play principles

    TEHRAN – The Asian Football Confederation's decision to give Bahrain the privilege of hosting the 2022 World Cup qualifying stage is against the spirit of sportsmanship.

  • Asian Football Confederation 2021-03-13 11:11

    By Farrokh Hesabi

    AFC’s clear favoritism

    TEHRAN – The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has chosen Bahrain as host of FIFA World Cup qualifiers in Group C and the decision is a clear favoritism which has deeply wounded 85-million ardent football fans in Iran.

  • FIFA World CUP QUALIFIERS 2021-03-12 14:09

    Bahrain chosen to host World Cup qualifiers in Group C

    TEHRAN – Bahrain was chosen as centralized venue for the Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 in Group C by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).

  • Amir-Abdollahian 2021-03-09 22:37

    UAE, Bahrain to face major challenges for normalizing ties with Israel: aide

    TEHRAN – The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain would face major problems within their own countries due to their normalization of ties with Israel, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, a special aide to the speaker of the Iranian parliament on international affairs, has predicted. 

  • Iran Bahrain 2021-02-17 17:23

    By Masoud Hossein

    Hosting World Cup qualifiers a necessity for Iran

    TEHRAN - Iran football federation has officially submitted the request to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) to host the 2022 World Cup qualifiers matches in Group C. There is any other way for the federation to host the competition since the new fixture is more difficult for Iran than it seems.

  • Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim 2021-02-15 12:43

    10th anniversary of Bahrain uprising marked

    The tenth anniversary of the pro-democracy movement of the Bahrainis against the despotic al-Khalifa regime was marked at the shrine city of Qom on Saturday night. The ceremony was addressed by Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim, the leader of the movement. The uprising against the ruling family were a series of demonstrations that started in February 2011. The protests were peaceful but they were suppressed violently. Even Saudi Arabia sent military forces to the tiny island state to crack down on the demonstrators.

  • تظاهرات در بحرین3 2021-02-13 20:19

    Bahraini protesters stage rallies nationwide on eve of uprising anniversary

    Bahrainis have staged demonstrations across the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom on the eve of the tenth anniversary of the popular uprising against the Al Khalifah regime, and its heavy-handed crackdown on pro-democracy campaigners.

  • Indonesia 2021/01/09

    Will the Deal of Century include Indonesia?

    Over the past half a century, presidents of the United States have regularly assured American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) at annual meetings of Washington’s commitment to the Zionist regime’s values. To that effect, efforts to help the Zionist regime reach sustainable security constitute a principled policy of Washington.

  • Mustafa Akhwand 2021-01-02 18:03

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    West turns blind eye on human rights violation when it contradicts Saudi interest: activist 

    TEHRAN – The executive director at Shia Rights Watch says that Western countries neglect violation of human rights in West Asia when it is against their allies such as Saudi Arabia.

  • FM 2020-11-18 17:22

    Iran lambasts Bahrain FM for traveling to Israel

    TEHRAN - Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, the special aide to the speaker of the Iranian Parliament on international affairs, has strongly condemned Bahrain for a visit by the country’s foreign minister to Tel Aviv, saying the leader of Bahrain “will share destiny with the Zionist pigs.”

  • خلیفه بن سلمان 2020-11-11 13:01

    Bahrain’s long-serving PM dies

    Bahrain’s long-serving Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has died, the state media reported. He was 84.

  • 2020-10-18 22:49

    95% of Bahrainis against normalization deal with Israel: Opposition tells UN

    Bahrain’s largest opposition group calls on the United Nations to intervene in the kingdom’s unbridled push to deepen its relations with the Israeli regime, saying the move falls short of the general population’s consent.

  • Abdollahian 2020-10-17 17:40

    Al-Jubeir predicted defeat of Houthis in three weeks: advisor

    TEHRAN — A senior foreign policy advisor to the Iranian Parliament speaker has said that Saudi Arabia thought it could defeat the Houthis in Yemen in just three weeks but has failed to reach its goal in nearly six years.

  • Netanyahu 2020-10-02 23:48

    Mossad chief’s visit to Bahrain stokes fears of disintegration

    Israel plotting to partition Saudi Arabia: Iran

    TEHRAN – following the visit by a senior Israeli intelligence official to Bahrain, Iranian officials and analysts expressed concerns over Israel’s secret plots to disintegrate larger countries in the region, including Saudi Arabia.

  • Ebrahim Madhoun 2020-09-20 23:13

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Bahraini regime’s function is to serve Western powers’ interests: Bahraini activist

    TEHRAN – A Bahraini political activist says the Bahraini regime’s function is to serve the interests of Western powers in the region.

  • railway 2020-09-19 13:44

    RAI offering support packages for investors in railway sector

    TEHRAN - The Islamic Republic of Iran Railways, known also as RAI, is offering support packages to investors in various railway projects to encourage more investment in this area, RAI Head Saeed Rasouli has said.

  • Nader Entessar 2020-09-18 14:31

    By Payman Yazdani

    UAE, Bahrain seeking ties with Tel Aviv to ensure US support

    TEHRAN– A renowned university professor and political analyst believes that the rulers of the UAE and Bahrain consider relations with the Israeli regime as a guarantee for the United States’ long-lasting support for their regimes.

  • U.S. 2020-09-16 21:01

    Arab normalization deals with Israel will not last long

    TEHRAN – While the White House portrays the normalization deals between some Arab states and Israel as “the dawn of a new Middle East [West Asia]”, an expert on West Asia tells the Tehran Times that the normalization deals are doomed to fail.

  • Yahia Alhadid 2020-09-16 21:00

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Riyadh pushed Bahrain, UAE to normalize ties with Israel: human right defender

    TEHRAN – A human rights defender, Yahya Alhadid, predicts that Saudi Arabia will join the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain to declare a normalization of ties with the Israeli regime, noting that Riyadh had nodded and backed normalization of ties with Israel by the UAE and Bahrain.

  • Maliki 2020-09-15 18:35

    Former Iraqi PM meets top Iranian officials

    TEHRAN — Former Iraqi prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, has traveled to Iran to discuss regional and bilateral topics with top Iranian officials.

  • Bahrain 2020-09-15 18:35

    By Mehdi Azizi

    Bahrain’s normalization deal: mission of godfather’s pawns

    TEHRAN – Saudi Arabia, the godfather, has sent off its insignificant pawns to play the chess game of "normalization of relations with Israel" first to test the waters for its own normalization of relations with the regime.

  • Zarif 2020-09-14 20:39

    Zarif dismisses Arab normalization deals with Israel as election photo op

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday that Donald Trump, wading through a reelection year with a troubled campaign, “desperately” needed a photo op with certain Arab rulers to boost his reelection chances.

  • MBZ 2020-09-14 20:37

    How U.S.-led Iranophobic propaganda contributed to Arab normalization deals with Israel

    TEHRAN – In the wake of normalization deals between some Arab states and Israel, former and current U.S. officials sought to put the deals in the broader context of confronting Iran’s influence in the region, a move seen by some experts as an attempt to propagate Iranophobia across the Arab world.