• Rouhani, Putin, Erdogan 2019-09-16 21:52

    Iranian, Turkish and Russian presidents hold talks on security situation in Syria

    TEHRAN/ANKARA – President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the host of this round of trilateral summit between Turkey, Iran and Russia, hosted President Hassan Rouhani and President Vladimir Putin in Ankara on Monday. It was the fifth summit since 2017.

  • Idlib 2019-08-24 12:02

    By Ramin Hossein Abadian 

    Continuation of Syrian Army advancements in Idlib and escape of terrorists

    TEHRAN - The Syrian army continues the operation to liberate Idlib from terrorist groups with Russian support.

  • Khan Sheikhoun 2019-08-23 16:24

    By Ramin Hoseinabadian

    Syrian army gain strategic win in Idlib

    On Tuesday, local news reported that terrorists withdrew from a key city, Khan Sheikhoun, in the Syrian province of Idlib and the Syrian army captured the city.

  • ادلب 2019-05-20 20:18

    Russia: Syrian army declares unilateral truce in Idlib

    TEHRAN- Russia says Syrian government forces have suspended their operations against foreign-backed Takfiri militants in the northwestern province of Idlib as part of a “unilateral” ceasefire.

  • ارتش سوریه 2019-05-10 20:04

    Syrian troops liberate key town, nearby villages in Idlib

    TEHRAN- The Syrian army has regained control of a strategic town from Takfiri terrorists in the country's northwest, media reports and local residents say.  

  • Syria 2019-05-06 11:27

    By Rouhollah Ghasemian 

    Countdown to a full-scale battle in Idlib 

    TEHRAN - Damascus is now ready to take back the Syrian city of Idlib and start moving toward the east of Euphrates River to regain the control of that region as well. 

  • Assad, Putin's green light for battle of Idlib 2019-02-24 12:45

    By Ramin Hossein Abadian

    Assad, Putin's green light for battle of Idlib

    TEHRAN - All eyes are on Idlib and the terrorist group’s fate there. Media are reporting on massive preparations by the Syrian army and its dispatch to the northern fronts of the country.

  • Syria 2019-01-21 10:44

    By Farzad Farhadi 

    Tiger’s claws in terrorists’ nest; the battle of north Syria is coming soon

    TEHRAN - The Syrian army succeeded in striking a blow at the Takfiri group in their occupied territories and did away with the ISIS. Now, it is time to get rid of other terrorists, including Al-Nusra Front or Jabhat al-Nusra in the province of Idlib in northern Syria as the Syrian Armed Forces are seeking to wrap up the terrorist's chapter in Syria.

  • Idlib 2018-12-15 11:59

    By Poya Mirzaee

    Turkey fails to comply with all its obligations in Idlib

    TEHRAN - Idlib is the only province of Syria to remain completely outside government control and has been dominated by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, the modern successor to Nusra Front. The domination of the Syrian army in Syria now means the end of the war ultimately and this will lead to opportunities for political changes in the country.

  • Syrian military strategist and Major General (ret.) 2018-11-28 11:40

    By Mohammad Fatemizadeh

    Syrian general says liberation of the Golan is coming

    TEHRAN - At a joint press conference in the Russian city of Sochi, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed to create a demilitarized zone in Idlib on Sep. 17, 2018. 

  • jaberi 2018-10-26 20:35

    Tehran: Russia-Turkey deal on Idlib ‘was Iranian idea’ 

    A deal reached between Russia and Turkey last month to attempt to peacefully resolve the issue of Syria’s Idlib Province, the last major stronghold of anti-government militants in the Arab country, was based in its entirety on an Iranian proposal, says Iran’s chief negotiator on Syria.

  • jaberi 2018-10-14 20:37

    Jaberi Ansari: Massacre in Syria’s Idlib is Iran’s red line

    The potential massacre of civilians while trying to retake the last major stronghold of anti-government militants in Syria — namely Idlib Province — is a red line for Iran, says the Iranian chief negotiator in the peace process for Syria.

  • Hassan Ahmed Hassan 2018-10-07 09:52

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    Idlib is no exception and its fate will be a defeat for terrorists

    The battle of Idlib is likely to be the final struggle towards the restoration of calm to Syria. How it will pan out and how the Syrian people see the struggle ahead is worth examination. Tehran Times sat with the head of the Political Department of the Syrian Army, Major General Hassan Ahmed Hassan, to discuss recent political developments in Syria and the future of Iranian-Syrian ties.

  • Trump 2018-09-16 10:52

    By Martin Love

    Not an easy time at all and no thanks to the U.S.

    The world waits to see what the Syrian Arab Army and allies are going to do now that the "West" has warned it will attack Syria if there’s a full scale assault on the terrorists in Idlib. I would humbly suggest surrounding Idlib with a single exit corridor for civilians and starve al Qaeda and the rest of the terrorists into submission. Syria can appeal for support on the civilian question in Idlib.

  • Iran says seeks to avert disaster in Syria’s Idlib 2018-09-11 20:46

    Iran says seeks to avert disaster in Syria’s Idlib

    TEHRAN – Iran shares the United Nations’ concern about a potential humanitarian catastrophe in Syria’s Idlib province and will seek to avert it, Hossein Jaberi Ansari, top aide to Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, told reporters on Tuesday.

  • شیبانی 2018-09-10 20:48

    Iran’s priority is to minimize human casualty in Idlib

    TEHRAN - It is Iran’s priority to minimize human casualties in Idlib, a former Iranian envoy to Syria has said.

  • Idlib 2018-09-08 10:28

    By Ramin Hossein Abadian

    Tripartite summit in Tehran; Idlib operation and the end of terrorist crisis in Syria

    Tehran hosted a tripartite summit with the presidents of Turkey, Russia and Iran on September 7, 2018. According to many observers, the summit result can determine the fate of Idlib in the northwest of Syria.

  • Iran, allies agree to end terror in Idlib: Zarif 2018-09-07 23:32

    Iran, allies agree to end terror in Idlib: Zarif

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Friday that while President Donald Trump is busy humiliating U.S. allies with “little games”, Iran and other responsible actors have agreed to end terrorism in Syria’s Idlib. 

  • روحانی و پوتین و اردوغان 2018-09-07 23:28

    Rouhani: U.S. should quickly leave Syria in favor of peace

    TEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani said on Friday that the United States should leave Syria as soon as possible because its presence there has been detrimental to the a peace process in the country.

  • پوتین 2018-09-07 17:00

    Putin: Terrorists in Idlib acting provocatively to use chemical arms 

    TEHRAN – Russian President Vladimir Putin told a trilateral summit in Tehran that terrorists in the terrorist-held Syrian city of Idlib are engaged in preparing for provocative acts, involving chemical weapons.

  • jaberi 2018-09-07 16:00

    Idlib should be ruled by Syrian government: Iran’s Jaberi Ansari

    TEHRAN - Hossein Jaberi Ansari, a top aide to Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, has said that Idlib is part of the Syrian territory that should be ruled by the Damascus government.

  • روحانی، پوتین و اردوغان 2018-09-07 15:18

    Putin, Erdogan in Tehran for trilateral summit on Syria

    TEHRAN - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have arrived in Tehran for talks with their Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani for a third summit on Syria.

  • Araghchi 2018-09-05 21:35

    Tehran says terrorists transferring chemical weapons to Idlib

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Tuesday that there is evidence that terrorists in Syria have transferred chemical weapons to Idlib.

  • Syria to expel Idlib terrorists with least humanitarian cost: Zarif 2018-09-04 21:16

    Syria to expel Idlib terrorists with least humanitarian cost: Zarif

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday that the Syrian army and its allies will make their utmost efforts to reduce harms to civilians during the imminent military operations against the terrorists in Idlib.

  • Idlib war 2018-09-03 09:56

    By Mohammad Ghaderi - Twitter: @ghaderi62 - Email:

    Reasons for U.S. fear of Idlib operation

    TEHRAN - Developments in Idlib are accelerating and Damascus and its allies are ready to attack the terrorists. The Syrian army has deployed its forces and equipment around Idlib during recent weeks.

  • Idlib 2018-08-05 12:01

    By Farzad Farhadi

    Idlib in the crosshairs

    Russian’s stance regarding northern and southern Syria in the past week suggests that new developments are underway on the battlefields in Syria.

  • ریچارد مورفی 2017-04-17 10:20

    By Hossein Amiri

    Murphy refutes idea Trump acted recklessly to alleged gas attack in Syria

    TEHRAN - Richard Murphy, the former U.S. ambassador to Damascus, rejects the view that Donald Trump reacted hastily and impulsively to alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria’s Idlib province on April 4.

  • Civilians 2017-04-15 13:48

    Civilians, militants begin evacuating 4 Syria towns

    Civilians and militants begin leaving four Syrian towns in the provinces of Idlib and Rif Dimashq under a deal reached between Damascus and militant groups last month. The process to evacuate Foua and Kefraya in Idlib as well as Zabadani and Madaya in Rif Dimashq was due to start on Wednesday, but it was postponed amid reports of bickering among militant groups. (Source: Press TV)

  • interview 2017-04-14 20:20

    By Negar Asadi

    U.S. lacks enough power to intervene in Syria: scholar

    TEHRAN - A prominent scholar says that the U.S. does not have the “tools”, “capacities” and “might” to militarily intervene in the Syrian crisis.

  • zarif 2017-04-11 18:37

    Zarif pushes for global investigation of chemical attack in Syria

    TEHRAN –Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held phone conversations on Tuesday with a number of senior international and political officials, urging them to help form a fact-finding committee to investigate alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria.