• Nader Entessar Yesterday 13:43

    By Javad Heirannia

    Continuation PGCC crisis will increase Turkish footprint in Qatar: Entessar

    TEHRAN - Nader Entessar, Professor Emeritus of Political Science from university of South Alabama says that Turkey's military base in Qatar allows Ankara to project power in the Persian Gulf while maintaining close ties to Doha.

  • Robert R. Bianchi Yesterday 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.”

  • Shireen Hunter 2018-12-11 11:17

    By Javad Heirannia

    PGCC was never effective organization: Shireen Hunter

    TEHRAN - Shireen Tahmaasb Hunter, a professor of political science at Georgetown University, tells the Tehran Times that “the PGCC was never an effective organization. Certainly, it has been an unequal partnership in the sense that Saudi Arabia has dominated the Organization.”

  • PGCC is neither ‘council’ nor ‘cooperation’: advisor 2018-12-10 17:18

    PGCC is neither ‘council’ nor ‘cooperation’: advisor

    TEHRAN – Hossein Amir Abdollahian, a senior foreign policy advisor to the parliament speaker, has said that neither “council” nor “cooperation” has remained from the [Persian] Gulf Cooperation Council.

  • ورزشگاه های جام جهانی 2022 قطر 2018-12-10 15:19

    FIFA to decide whether Qatar’s neighbors could host some of 2022's games

    TEHRAN - Gianni Infantino reiterated that FIFA will decide in March whether neighboring countries could be allowed to host some of Qatar 2022's games.

  • Dr. Luciano Zaccara 2018-12-10 10:42

    By Payman Yazdani

    Qatar withdraw from OPEC may increase Iran’s production share: Zaccara

    TEHRAN - Dr. Luciano Zaccara says Qatar withdraw from OPEC may increase the quota (of power and production) that OPEC may allocate to Iran, which is not in line with the US policy towards Iran. 

  • Fragile Alliance in the Gulf Cooperation Council 2018-12-10 10:07

     By Fatemeh Salehi

    Fragile alliance in the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council

    Qatari Energy Minister Saad al-Kaabi announced a few days ago that Qatar intended to leave the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) starting from January 1, 2019. This news has fomented worldwide reactions.

  • Omid Shukri 2018-12-09 11:25

    By Payman Yazdani

    Iran is able to export 1 million bdp of oil despite U.S. sanctions: expert

    TEHRAN - Refereeing to withdrawal of Qatar from OPEC, Omid Shukri says Iran will be able to export 1 million barrels of oil despite Washington's effort to cut Iran's export to zero.

  • Nader Entessar 2018-12-09 11:15

    By Payman Yazdani

    Political squabbles among OPEC members have weakened its efficacy: Entessar

    TEHRAN - Touching upon the Qatar’s reasons to withdraw from OPEC, Prof. Entessar said political squabbles among its members have weakened OPEC's efficacy.  

  • oil price 2018-12-05 22:52

    By Mahmood Khaghani in association with Chris Cook

    Iran at the crossroad of 1398 budget

    TEHRAN - A journalist called me the other day and requested my opinion with regard to the next Iranian year 1398 budget that it seems the government considers oil prices will be higher than 50 dollars per barrel. I, in turn, asked a Senior Research Fellow at University College London about his prediction with respect to oil market during 2019. He said: "As a wise man said, "It is difficult to make forecasts, especially about the future."

  • first platform of Iran’s South Pars gas field’s phase 13 2018-12-05 22:42

    First platform of South Pars phase 13 installed on offshore spot

    TEHRAN- The first platform of Iran’s South Pars gas field’s phase 13 of development was installed on its designated offshore spot on Wednesday, Public Relations Department of Pars Oil and Gas Company, which is in charge of developing the gas field, announced.

  • Saad al-Kaabi, Qatar’s minister of state for energy affairs 2018-12-03 13:31

    Energy-Rich Qatar to Pull Out of OPEC in January Amid Isolation in Gulf, Says 'No Potential in Oil'

    Qatar is to leave OPEC next month in order for the Gulf state to focus on gas production, Energy Minister Saad al-Kaabi announced on Monday.

  • دیدار تیم ملی فوتبال ایران و ونزوئلا 2018-11-28 15:39

    Friendly: Iran to play Qatar on Dec. 31

    TEHRAN – Iran national football team are scheduled to meet Qatar in a friendly match in Doha on Dec. 31.

  • تیم ملی بسکتبال ایران - میثم میرزایی 2018-11-26 11:45

    Friendly: Iran basketball beat Qatar for second time

    TEHRAN – Iran national basketball team defeated Qatar once again in a friendly match Sunday night.

  • بهنام یخچالی 2018-11-24 00:52

    Iran basketball team beat Qatar in friendly

    TEHRAN - Iran national basketball team defeated Qatar 75-64 in a friendly match in Doha on Friday as part of preparation for the FIBA World Cup qualifier's fifth and penultimate window.

  • تیم ملی بسکتبال 2018-11-20 15:09

    Iran basketball to face Qatar in preparation for Australia match

    TEHRAN – Iran national basketball team will meet Qatar twice as part of preparation for the FIBA World Cup qualifier's fifth and penultimate window.

  • U.S. envoy to Pakistan 2018-11-19 22:29

    U.S. envoy holds talks with Taliban

    TEHRAN - Less than a fortnight after participating in a peace dialogue in Moscow, which also saw participation of representatives from over dozen countries, Afghan Taliban held talks with a U.S. envoy in Qatar this week.

  • Qatar not willing to act against Tehran: FT 2018-11-13 22:15

    Qatar not willing to act against Tehran: FT

    TEHRAN – It is not clear that the Qataris would be willing to play any active role against Tehran even if the U.S. forces the Saudis to end the blockade against Doha, according to the Financial Times.

  • Hassan Al Thawadi 2018-11-13 14:49

    Iran could host 2022 World Cup teams, but no decision taken yet

    TEHRAN - Qatar is considering offers from other countries to host teams during the 2022 World Cup, but no decision has been taken yet, the head of the organizing committee told AFP on Monday.

  • Khashoggi 2018/11/10

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Saudi regime’s war on free speech, free press

    TEHRAN _ A free and independent media is the watchdog of society, custodian of public interest and stimulus of political and social change. For a free and fearless journalist, truth is sacred, even though it may be unpalatable. In our times, to invoke George Orwell, telling a truth has become a revolutionary act, and often it has landed journalists and activists in troubled waters.

  • Riyadh's childish narrative of Khashoggi’s demise 2018-10-26 22:20

    By M.A. Saki

    Khashoggi scandal: Insult to wisdom of the entire world

    The murder of Jamal Khashoggi has proven an extremely huge scandal for the tribal al-Saud family. Probably, worse than the savage murder was repeated denials of the act and contradictory explanations about it.

  • Doha rejects claim Iran sending arms to Lebanon via Qatar 2018-10-22 21:29

    Doha rejects claim Iran sending arms to Lebanon via Qatar

    TEHRAN – The Qatari Transport Ministry on Sunday strongly rejected a Fox News report that Iran has smuggled weapons via the country’s airspace to Lebanon, Fars reported.

  • Iran Qatar 2018-10-22 13:21

    Iran to play friendly with Qatar: report

    TEHRAN – Iran national football team will meet Qatar in a friendly match prior to the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.

  • ادیب مقدم 2018-10-01 10:37

    By Javad Heirannia

    Al-Saud are valuable for Trump when they pay money: Adib-Moghaddam

    TEHRAN - Professor Arshin Adib-Moghaddam, Chair of the Centre for Iranian Studies at the London Middle East Institute believes that for the Trump administration, as for most other countries, the al-Saud are only of value when they pay.

  • Zarif attends Qatar-International Crisis Group forum 2018-09-28 22:33

    Zarif attends Qatar-International Crisis Group forum

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Thursday attended a joint Qatar-International Crisis Group forum on the challenges facing the Middle East.

  • Hossein Askari 2018-09-26 13:08

    By Javad Heirannia

    Qatar cannot bow to Saudi Arabia: Askari

    TEHRAN – Professor Hossein Askari, an expert on Saudi Arabia who also teaches international business at the George Washington University, believes that “There is a history of animosity between Qatar and Saudi Arabia and it will not disappear at Camp David.” Hossein Askari, who teaches at George Washington University, tells the Tehran Times that “Qatar cannot bow to Saudi Arabia.”

  • روحانی 2018-08-26 21:04

    Rouhani backs deeper ties with Qatar

    TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called on Sunday for deeper ties with Qatar in various political and economic arenas. 

  • تیم والیبال جوانان ایران 2018-08-15 20:03

    Iran B runners-up at 6th AVC Cup

    TEHRAN – Qatar came from two sets down to beat Iran B volleyball team 3-2 (23–25, 21–25, 25–22, 25–18,15–10) at the 6th AVC Cup for Men at the University of Taipei (Tianmu) Gymnasium on Wednesday.

  • Taliban 2018/08/14

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Taliban overruns Ghazni city, Afghan and U.S. officials clueless

    TEHRAN - Barely a week after the U.S. officials reportedly held ‘secret talks’ with the Taliban in Qatar, the insurgent group has launched a series of coordinated attacks in multiple provinces across Afghanistan. According to media reports, more than 200 Afghan security personnel have been killed over the past four days in fighting with the Taliban in three different provinces – Ghazni, Faryab and Baghlan.

  • Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa bin Ahmed al Thani 2018-07-17 10:17

    Iran, Qatar football Presidents meet in Moscow

    TEHRAN – President of the Football Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran (FFIRI) Mehdi Taj and Qatar Football Association (QFA) President Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa bin Ahmed al Thani met in Moscow on the sidelines of the 2018 World Cup final on Sunday.