• 4th International Exhibition of Logistics and Supply Chain related Industries and Equipment 2019-01-19 20:46

    Tehran to host intl. logistics expo in late Jan.

    TEHRAN - The 4th International Exhibition of Logistics and Supply Chain related Industries and Equipment is slated to be held during January 23-26 at Tehran International Permanent Fairgrounds, IRIB reported.

  • A file photo taken on May 16, 2004 shows an aerial view of Iran's Balal offshore oil platform in the Persian Gulf waters in the country's south, near the Qatari waters. (Photo by AFP) 2019-01-18 13:54

    China offers Iran $3bn oilfield deal despite U.S. sanctions: Wall Street Journal 

    State-run Chinese energy giant Sinopec has offered Iran a $3-billion deal on further development of an Iranian oilfield the two countries are already working on, the Wall Street Journal has reported. 

  • Mahdi Pourhasani 2019-01-13 15:14

    By Mahdi Pourhasani

    Quantum computing and geopolitics competition between China and U.S. in cyber space

    TEHRAN - Quantum computing is the area of study that focuses on developing computer technology based on quantum theory. In information and communication technology it more focuses on the speed of computers. Quantum computing could make opportunities to advanced interests in cyberspace and out of cyberspace.

  • M K Bhadrakumar 2019/01/12

    By M K Bhadrakumar

    ‘Gadkari effect’ on growing Iran-India relations

    TEHRAN - If the ‘Newton Effect’ in physics has an equivalent in international diplomacy, we can describe what is happening to India-Iran relations as the ‘Gadkari Effect’. Like in the case of the 18th century English scientist Isaac Newton’s optical property of physics, the minister in the Indian government Nitin Gadkari – arguably, by far the best performing colleague of Prime Minister Narendra Modi – has created a series of concentric, alternating rings centered at the point of contact between the Indian and Iranian economies.

  • Pakistan 2019-01-10 12:01

    CPEC to create 7 lac jobs in Pakistan

    TEHRAN - In a great news for unemployed people in Pakistan, as many as 700,000 new job opportunities are estimated to be created by 2030 under the ambitious project of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

  • Zarif at an Iran-India business forum 2019-01-08 16:20

    Zarif: Traditional partners prioritized amid EU procrastination

    TEHRAN – Tehran would not wait for the Europeans and their special payment system and will work with its traditional partners, like India, China and Russia, in order to fulfill the interests of Iranians, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said as he visited India late Monday.

  • China 2019-01-07 23:26

    China’s population to peak in 2029 at 1.44bn

    TEHRAN - The population of China, the world’s most populous country, will peak in 2029 at 1.44 billion before beginning a period of “unstoppable” decline, a government report has said.

  • U.S.-China trade war can benefit Iran: ex-diplomat 2019-01-07 22:05

    U.S-China trade war can benefit Iran: ex-diplomat

    TEHRAN – Former Deputy Foreign Minister Ebrahim Rahimpour has said the ongoing trade war between the United States and China can create opportunities for Iran, Mehr reported on Monday.

  • Iranian, Chinese party officials meet in Tehran 2019-01-05 23:29

    Iranian, Chinese party officials meet in Tehran

    TEHRAN – Mehdi Soli, deputy chief of the international affairs of the Islamic Coalition Party, on Saturday met with Deputy Chief of the International Liaison Department of the Communist Party of China, who was in Tehran at the head of a delegation to confer on ways to expand cooperation between the two countries.

  • Mudasir Sheikh 2019/01/05

    By Mudasir Sheikh

    Eurasian strategic triangle and global peace

    TEHRAN - Graham Allison’s 2017 book ‘Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap’ has become the topic of hot debate among Western think tanks as historical evidence indicates that Thucydides trap magnifies the chances of military confrontation between a ruling power and a rising power for dictating the terms of societal order.

  • India's economy 2019-01-02 21:00

    India world’s fastest growing economy

    TEHRAN - India remains ahead of China to retain the coveted tag of world’s fastest growing large economy despite several highs and lows in the year gone by. Indian economy's roller-coaster ride in 2018 was best captured by the gross domestic product (GDP) growth. In the first quarter of 2018-19 ending June 30, it grew at an impressive 8.2 per cent, after 7.7 per cent in the first three months of the year.

  • ‘New chapter in Iran-China ties to flourish more rapidly’ 2019-01-02 20:29

    ‘New chapter in Iran-China ties to flourish more rapidly’

    TEHRAN – Iran’s ambassador to China has said a new chapter in relations between Tehran and Beijing, which has coincided with the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution and the Chinese economic reform, will flourish more rapidly than ever.

  • China-Pakistan 2019-01-02 20:25

    China pledges to lend $2 billion to Pakistan

    TEHRAN - China has pledged to lend at least $2 billion to Pakistan to shore up its foreign exchange reserves and prevent further devaluation of rupee against the dollar, Financial Times reported, quoting sources.

  • South Asia 2018-12-31 21:46

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi


    TEHRAN - The year gone by was shaped by many significant events in South Asia. There was drama, there was intrigue, there was betrayal, there was brutality, and there was a healing touch too.

  • China-Pakistan 2018-12-31 21:45

    China refutes report about Pakistan’s $40 bn debt

    TEHRAN - China has strongly rejected media report that Pakistan would repay $40 billion in debt to China under the ambitious China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project.

  • Pakistan-China 2018-12-29 21:17

    ‘CPEC a bilateral economic project, has no military component’

    TEHRAN - Days after New York Times reported that the ambitious China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project has a military dimension and the two new all-weather allies were building a military partnership, both Beijing and Islamabad have rejected the report.

  • Pakistan-China 2018-12-27 10:26

    Pakistan FM ends four-nation tour

    TEHRAN - Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi completed his four-nation tour with a whirlwind visit to China on Tuesday, which has emerged as the strongest regional ally of Pakistan.

  • China-Pakistan 2018-12-25 11:42

    Pakistan FM begins four-nation tour

    TEHRAN- Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi arrived in Afghanistan on Monday morning on the first leg of his four-nation tour. Besides Afghanistan, Qureshi will also visit Iran, China and Russia.

  • India-Chhian 2018-12-25 11:35

    India, China hold joint military drill

    TEHRAN - As part of their military collaboration, India and China held fortnight-long joint anti-terrorism training drill in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan province. The last exercise of the drill was a joint operation in the setting of an urban neighborhood and included a hostage rescue, said a report.

  • China-Pakistan 2018-12-23 22:18

    Pakistan-China JCC sets new targets

    The 8th joint cooperation committee (JCC) meeting between Pakistan and China has set new targets for their bilateral cooperation, making CPEC a true economic corridor with multiple doors.

  • India-China 2018-12-23 11:36

    India, China to boost cultural exchanges

    India and China have identified ten areas for boosting cooperation under a new high level mechanism for cultural and people-to-people exchanges. India’s External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi chaired the first meeting of the mechanism that was proposed at the summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping at Wuhan in April this year.

  • Pakistan welcomes talks with Taliban 2018-12-18 09:36

    Pakistan welcomes talks with Taliban

    TEHRAN - Pakistan has welcomed a new round of talks between the Afghan Taliban and international stakeholders expected to be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

  • Mudasir Sheikh 2018/12/17

    By Mudasir Sheikh

    U.S. military industrial complex’s perpetual warfare

    TEHRAN - Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) on 10 December 2018 released its report on the sale of weapons and other military hardware by the world’s largest 100 weapon manufacturers. The U.S. weapon manufacturers dominated the ‘top hundred list’ with a 57 percent share of arms sales. According to the report, the U.S. companies benefitted from the U.S. Department of Defense’s ongoing demand for weapons.

  • India 2018-12-16 10:00

    Pakistan reaffirms commitment to CPEC

    TEHRAN - Pakistan has reaffirmed its commitment to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a mega economic project, by pledging to complete it as a national priority.

  • Afghanistan-China-Pakistan 2018-12-16 09:50

    Pakistan, China, Afghanistan hold second trilateral dialogue in Kabul

    TEHRAN -Pakistan, China and Afghanistan held second round of trilateral dialogue in Kabul on Wednesday, in a attempt to facilitate the peace process and help end the protracted U.S.-imposed war in Afghanistan.

  • Robert R. Bianchi 2018-12-14 13:24

    By Javad Heirannia

    PGCC might survive in name only: Chicago professor

    TEHRAN – Robert R. Bianchi, a Professor at the University of Chicago, believes that “Nowadays, China and Russia are acquiring greater influence in Iran and the Persian Gulf nations so it is natural that Doha and Muscat are inviting them to balance the destabilizing consequences of American and Saudi policies.”

  • China - U.S. 2018-12-09 10:34

    China’s trade surplus with U.S. at $35.6 bn

    TEHRAN - As the trade war between the two countries intensifies, China's trade surplus with the United States has ballooned to a record $35.6 billion in November, according to official data.

  • India 2018-12-09 09:58

    India world’s top recipient of remittances

    TEHRAN - India will retain its position as the world’s top recipient of remittances this year with its diaspora sending $80 billion back home, the World Bank said in a report on Saturday.

  • Tehran names new ambassador to China 2018-12-08 23:00

    Tehran names new ambassador to China

    TEHRAN – Iran has named a new ambassador to China at the suggestion of the foreign minister and approval of the president, Mehr reported on Saturday, quoting Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi.

  • Will cloud seeding cause a blast of moisture in drought-stricken areas?  2018-12-08 22:20

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou  

    Will cloud seeding cause a blast of moisture in drought-stricken areas? 

    TEHRAN — Cloud seeding projects are planned to get off the ground in 10 provinces of Iran in a collaborative attempt between the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Aerospace Force (IRGC AF) and the National Cloud Seeding Research Center within the next few weeks.