• Faisal Bin Farhan 2021-10-15 21:36

    Saudi FM says Riyadh is ‘serious’ about talks with Iran

    Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister has said the kingdom is “serious” about talks with Iran, signaling Riyadh’s desire to repair relations between two rivals that accuse each other of stoking tensions and instability across West Asia.

  • Iraq election 2021-10-12 20:58

    Will Sadr cooperate with other Iraqi political factions?

    TEHRAN – Iraq’s electoral commission finally announced the results of the war-scarred country’s early parliamentary election which handed a controversial Shi'ite cleric a remarkable lead over other political factions.

  • What does a low Iraqi vote turnout mean? 2021-10-11 18:44

    What does a low Iraqi vote turnout mean?

    TEHRAN - Iraq’s electoral commission has announced the preliminary turnout in Sunday’s parliamentary election at 41%. Some observers have said the number is a low turnout, while others say it’s a high turnout considering what country is going through.

  • Millions of Iraqis heading to the polls early 2021-10-09 22:28

    Millions of Iraqis heading to the polls early

    TEHRAN - As Iraqis prepare to head to the polls to cast their ballots for the early parliamentary election on Sunday, a lot is at stake. Observers say there are some aspects of this election that make it different from the previous ones. Firstly, the election is taking place one year earlier than it should have been.

  • Jurgen Grassmann 2021-10-03 11:24

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Without Karbala, there would be no true Islam: German activist

    TEHRAN - Pointing to the position of Imam Hussein in Islam, Jurgen Grassmann, a Shia German peace activist based in Berlin, says that without Karbala, there would be no true Islam.

  • Iran-Saudi Arabia ties 2021-09-29 20:50

    Experts says prospect of improving Tehran-Riyadh relations is achievable

    TEHRAN - An expert on strategic issues says Iran and Saudi Arabia can form a new structure of relations based on understanding and building trust, and this vision is quite achievable and its realization will be in the interest of both countries and the region.

  • Pakpour 2021-09-29 20:46

    IRGC warns it won’t tolerate militants in northern Iraq

    TEHRAN – In comments at the western Kurdish city of Sanandaj on Wednesday, a top military commander warned that Iran will not tolerate the presence of anti-Revolution groups in the Iraqi Kurdistan region, threatening to take harsh action against them.

  • Yahya Rahim Safavi 2021-09-27 20:38

    Top military aide predicts U.S. will soon flee Syria, Persian Gulf

    TEHRAN - Yahya Rahim Safavi, a top military advisor to Leader of the Islamic Revolution, has predicted that the Americans will eventually flee Syria and the Persian Gulf region very soon after their humiliating withdrawal from Afghanistan.

  • Syrian FM Mekdad 2021-09-27 20:36

    Syria welcoming closer Iran-Arab ties

    TEHRAN - Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad has welcomed any move to foster closer relations between Iran and Arab countries

  • Over 80k Iranian pilgrims travel to Iraq to partake in Arbaeen procession 2021-09-27 17:18

    Over 80k Iranian pilgrims travel to Iraq to partake in Arbaeen procession

    TEHRAN – Head of Iran’s Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization Alireza Rashidian has said more than 80,000 Iranian pilgrims have traveled to Iraq so far to partake in the huge annual Arbaeen procession.

  • Andrew Korybko 2021/09/27

    By Andrew Korybko

    The U.S' recalibration towards the Asia-Pacific might stabilize West Asia

    TEHRAN- America is visibly in the process of geostrategically recalibrating its focus towards the Asia-Pacific as evidenced by several relevant developments that will impact West Asian affairs. First, U.S. President Joe Biden remained committed to his predecessor's decision to militarily withdraw from Afghanistan. He then announced that combat troops will depart from Iraq by the end of the year, which is being done in accordance with the will of that country's parliament. Finally, the American leader withdrew Patriot air defense systems from Saudi Arabia.

  • Rodney Shakespeare 2021-09-27 17:05

    By Prof. Rodney Shakespeare

    A monster mulls its options

    There has long been a monster roaming West Asia. Its evil breath poisons the atmosphere and, every now and then, it launches an attack to remind everybody that it is big and powerful. Above all, in order to support Zionism, it is anti-democratic and its name is America. Yet, despite the fun, it has wrecking lives in West Asia, America wants to cause even more misery and is mulling its options. Thus, it is looking towards East Asia, in particular, towards Taiwan with the chance of creating mayhem.

  • Arbaeen 2021-09-27 00:35

    By Sonja van den Ende

    The revenge of West Asia for the assassination of General Soleimani 

    TEHRAN- Do we still remember the coward and brutal assassination of General Qassim Soleimani? Iran said they would take revenge on this barbaric act and the world was waiting for an answer, but to the disappointment of many in the Western world, this revenge was delayed and many thought it was just words, but they were mistaken.  

  • Arbaeen 2021-09-27 00:29

    By Angelica Maria Rojas

    Arbaeen, a paradise on earth

    TEHRAN- The Great March of Arbaeen, the largest human congregation in history, is a phenomenon that has recently become known to the Western world through the media. This march, which lasts three days and two nights on an 80-kilometre route between Najaf and Karbala, Iraq, takes place every year in the month of Safar in the lunar calendar. More than 20 million people of almost 60 nationalities participate in this congregation.

  • Dariush Sajjadi 2021-09-26 06:44

    By Dariush Sajjadi

    Mortal wound

    On Tuesday, September 11, 20 years ago, at 7 a.m. in the western United States, I received a phone call from a friend informing me of a suicide attack on a tower in Manhattan, New York. The story became the subject of significant changes in the world. The most obvious was the U.S. military campaign in West Asia under the pretext of the global fight against terrorism.

  • Imam Hussein  2021-09-26 06:37

    By Ali A. Jenabzadeh

    Since victory of I.R. in Iran, U.S. failed to achieve its goals in the region: researcher

    TEHRAN - A Lebanese political researcher says that since the Islamic Revolution in Iran in 1979, the U.S. has failed to realize its military ambitions in the region.

  • Time to ‘fully develop’ tourism economy in Ilam province, Iranian president says 2021-09-25 18:53

    Time to ‘fully develop’ tourism economy in Ilam province, Iranian president says

    TEHRAN – Iranian President Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi has urged his administration to make extra efforts to fully develop the tourism-related economy in Ilam province.

  • Motor rally to mark 41st anniversary of Sacred Defense 2021-09-21 18:30

    Motor rally to mark 41st anniversary of Sacred Defense

    TEHRAN – Tens of motorcyclists have scheduled to stage a rally today to commemorate the 41st anniversary of the Sacred Defense.

  • Jalal Zadeh 2021-09-14 22:09

    Iraq serious to implement economic projects with Iran: MP

    TEHRAN - "Al- Kadhimi is seeking Iran's satisfaction," says the head of the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of Iran's Parliament.

  • Iran and Iraq agree to ease visa restrictions 2021-09-13 18:36

    Iran and Iraq agree to ease visa restrictions

    TEHRAN - Iran and Iraq have agreed to ease tough visa restrictions, Iranian President Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi announced on Sunday, as a step forward in broadening bilateral relations.

  • Mohammad Pakpour 2021-09-10 18:10

    IRGC strikes terrorist positions in northern Iraq

    TEHRAN - After warning against anti-Iran movements, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) pounded the positions of terrorists in northern Iraq on Thursday morning. 

  • US warship 2021-09-08 22:23

    Most Americans say U.S. wars “not worth fighting” 

    A substantial majority of Americans believe that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were “not worth fighting”, that’s according to an AP-NORC poll that has released the results of its survey. 

  • فوتبال ایران 2021-09-08 00:33

    Iran ease past Iraq in 2022 World Cup qualifier

    TEHRAN – Iran defeated Iraq 3-0 in Group A of the 2022 World Cup qualification Round 3 Tuesday night.

  • Pakpour 2021-09-06 22:25

    IRGC threatens to target terrorist hiding in northern Iraq

    TEHRAN — Following recent moves by some terrorist groups in northwestern borders of Iran, the IRGC Ground Force commander has warned that the continuation of such malicious moves is “intolerable”, threatening that they will receive the “appropriate” response.

  • Raisi 2021-09-06 22:25

    Deepening ties with neighbors a priority of Raisi’s foreign policy

    TEHRAN-- The Ebrahim Raisi administration has shown in its theory and practice that it has a serious will to improve relations with neighbors and regional states. It is a policy that, if there is a serious will on the part of the sides, will lead to the establishment of lasting stability and security in the region.

  • Majid Jalali 2021-09-06 19:12

    By Farrokh Hesabi

    Majid Jalali expects 'much different Iraq team' against Iran

    TEHRAN- Majid Jalali, the Iranian football expert, thinks that Iran national team will face a different Iraq squad when the two teams meet in the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers.

  • Baghdad Summit 2021-08-30 22:16

    Baghdad summit and future of regional cooperation in views of two analysts

    TEHRAN - Two experts on regional affairs termed the Baghdad Regional Summit a venue to pave the ground for regional cooperation and Iraq's return to the scene in the equations of the region, IRNA reported on Sunday.

  • Macron 2021-08-30 22:14

    Macron talks big but few believe him in the region

    TEHRAN – During a visit to Iraq, French President Emanuel Macron sought to portray his country as a reliable outside force that can be counted on in the era of American decline. 

  • Sadullah Zarei 2021-08-29 18:46

    Expert says Baghdad summit could be basis for comprehensive regional talks

    TEHRAN - A senior expert on regional issues has said that the "Baghdad Regional Summit" could be the basis for serious negotiations between the countries of the region for the next rounds and eventually lead to signing of agreements between the countries in the region.

  • Ring wore by Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani inscribed as national heritage 2021-08-28 18:02

    Ring wore by Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani inscribed as national heritage

    TEHRAN – A silver ring owned by Lieutenant Qassem Soleimani, who was assassinated in a U.S. terrorist attack in early 2020, has been added to Iran's cultural heritage list.