Saudi Arabia


  • Riyadh's childish narrative of Khashoggi’s demise Today 11:06

    By Ramin Hossein Abadian

    Riyadh's childish narrative of Khashoggi’s demise

    TEHRAN - Jamal Ahmad Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist, political activist and critic, disappeared about three weeks ago after arriving at the Consulate of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul, Turkey, and no sign of him gas been discovered since then. The Saudi activist never got out of the Saudi consulate alive.

  • abdollahian Yesterday 20:36

    ‘Humanitarian situation in Yemen is catastrophic’

    TEHRAN - Hossein Amir Abdollahian, a senior foreign policy advisor to the Iranian parliament speaker, said on Saturday that the humanitarian situation in Yemen is catastrophic.

  • Jamal Khashoggi Yesterday 17:06

    Saudi official gives new version of Khashoggi killing: Report

    A senior Saudi Arabian government official has laid out a new version of the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, that in key respects contradicts previous explanations.

  • Trump - Netanyahu Yesterday 11:54

    By Martin Love

    Human pigs find pleasure in fights so avoid them when possible

    NORTH CAROLINA - Oddly enough, but not surprisingly, I had a bit of an altercation this past week with one Josh Block on Twitter. I hurled a condemnation at a post of his, and he hurled one back at me and called me an “anti-Semite” and a bit more. To his invective, I did not respond, recalling British play writer George Bernard Shaw who wrote decades ago that tangling with pigs was bound to be unproductive and that pigs actually LIKE a fight, that fighting with them gives them pleasure.

  • ریچارد مورفی Yesterday 11:41

    By Javad Heirannia

    Khashoggi's fate introduced debate about human rights values in U.S.-Saudi relations: Murphy

    TEHRAN - Richard W. Murphy, the former U.S. ambassador to Syria and Saudi Arabia, says the basic commitment of the United States to Saudi Arabia as assuring its defense against external aggression in exchange for its working to maintain stability in the global oil market.

  • Jamal Khashoggi Yesterday 11:24

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Murder most foul: Saudis admit Khashoggi was killed

    The outpouring of anger and outrage over Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance and subsequent killing inside Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Turkey is unprecedented. The 60-year-old journalist, who had been critical of Saudi crown prince Mohammad Bin Salman, walked inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2 afternoon to complete paperwork ahead of his marriage. He never came out.

  • Jamal Khashoggi 2018-10-20 16:59

    Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi killed but claims he died in 'fistfight' 

    Turkish official says investigators will know fate of journalist’s body ‘before long’

    Turkish investigators are likely to find out what happened to the body of Jamal Khashoggi before long, a senior official said on Saturday, after Saudi Arabia admitted for the first time that the journalist had been killed in its Istanbul consulate.

  • Hossein Askari 2018-10-20 10:12

    By Javad Heirannia

     For Why Trump is Attacking Iran as he Defends MBS: Askari

    TEHRAN – Professor Hossein Askari, an expert on Saudi Arabia who also teaches international business at the George Washington University, believes that Trump has to invent something for defending MBS and King Salman to his evangelical base and the millions of other Americans who get their news from Fox.

  • Hossein Askari 2018-10-19 12:23

    By Javad Heirannia

    U.S. has buried its moral compass in the Trump-Kushner-MBS disaster: Askari

    TEHRAN – Professor Hossein Askari, an expert on Saudi Arabia who also teaches international business at the George Washington University, believes that Jamal Khashoggi was tortured and murdered.

  • Pakistan 2018-10-18 09:08

    Pakistan working to locate kidnapped Iranian guards

    TEHRAN - A day after 14 Iranian guards were kidnapped by militants in the border region with Pakistan, Pakistan on Tuesday said its military forces were working closely their counterparts in Iran to trace them.

  • Never proxy war with Saudis: Iranian envoy 2018-10-18 09:07

    Never proxy war with Saudis: Iranian envoy

    TEHRAN – Iran has never entered a proxy war with Saudi Arabia in Syria, Iranian Ambassador to London Hamid Baeidinejad has said, reiterating Tehran’s long-held policy that Iran just helped the legitimate government in Syria to fight Daesh (ISIL).

  • Mike Pompeo- Mohammed bin Salman 2018-10-17 15:33

    MBS’s rampaging anger will not silence questions about Jamal Khashoggi

    Inside his royal palace in Riyadh, Mohammed bin Salman is said to have alternated between dark brooding and rampaging anger in the days after the death of Jamal Khashoggi, as Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, or MBS, as he is widely known, looked for someone to blame for what Turkish officials have said was the journalist’s grisly murder.

  • آرشین ادیب مقدم 2018-10-17 10:56

    By Javad Heirannia

    Mohammad bin Salman resembles Trump: Adib-Moghaddam

    TEHRAN - Professor Arshin Adib-Moghaddam, Chair of the Centre for Iranian Studies at the London Middle East Institute believes that I never saw Mohammad bin Salman as a prudent leader. His approach to politics is ad hoc, coarse and lacks diplomatic skill.

  • Paul Pillar 2018-10-16 10:33

    By Javad Heirannia

    Khashoggi case will force Trump to do something: ex-senior CIA official

    TEHRAN – Professor Paul Pillar, who was CIA intelligence analyst for 28 years, tells the Tehran Times that Khashoggi case will force Trump to do something, but his administration will resist doing more than a necessary minimum, because it does not want to upset its overall relationship with Saudi Arabia. 

  • شیرین هانتر 2018-10-16 10:09

    By Javad Heirannia

    U.S. and other Western states might remove bin Salman from Crown Prince: Hunter

    TEHRAN - Shireen Tahmaasb Hunter, a professor of political science at Georgetown University, tells the Tehran Times that that the Khashoggi issue is very important and highly embarrassing to America that has so closely embraced Bin Salman. 

  • Macron 2018-10-16 09:29

    By Mohammad Ghaderi - Twitter: @ghaderi62 - Email:

    Terror business in Macron’s style; Riyadh pretending to fight terrorism

    TEHRAN - In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24 and RFI, French President Emmanuel Macron said: “It is incorrect to state that Saudi Arabia is important economically to France in any area. With Saudi Arabia and the UAE, we have a cooperative relationship based on the whole truth and clarity, but it’s a strategic tie. The fight against terrorism goes hand in hand with these two countries.”.

  • Jamal Khashoggi 2018-10-15 12:35

    By M.A. Saki

    Khashoggi case may awaken world to dangers of MBS

    Jamal Khashoggi, a critic of the al-Saud family, vanished on October 2 after visiting the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

  • Trump-MBS 2018/10/14

    By David Hearst

    Trump and the boy king: MBS's reign is over before it even began

    The Jamal Khashoggi case begs the question: if the Saudi crown prince acts like this only 16 months into his role, then what will happen when he comes to ascend the throne?

  • Luciano Zaccara 2018-10-14 14:03

    By Payman Yazdani

    Trump knows Saudi Arabia can’t harm U.S.: Zaccara

    TEHRAN - Research assistant professor in Qatar University say Trump bullies Saudi Arabia because he knows Riyadh cannot do anything to harm U.S.

  • Jamal Khashoggi 2018-10-14 13:34

    Jamal Khashoggi: Labour attacks UK response as ‘too little, too late’ 

    Labour has launched a blistering attack on the government over its response to the presumed murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as pressure mounts on officials heading to Saudi Arabia for a conference.

  • UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt 2018-10-13 11:14

    UK preparing sanctions on Saudis over journalist disappearance: Report

    The British government has begun gathering a list of Saudi officials who could potentially come under sanctions over the disappearance of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, UK media report.

  • Jamal Khashoggi 2018-10-12 13:20

    Recordings prove Jamal Khashoggi was killed, Turkish investigators claim 

    Turkish investigators have claimed video and audio recordings exist that prove Jamal Khashoggi was killed, a sign that Ankara is willing to keep up the pressure on Riyadh to back up its claims it has nothing to do with the dissident journalist’s disappearance.

  • Khashoggi 2018-10-12 10:46

    By Mohammad Ghaderi - Twitter: @ghaderi62 - Email:

    Saudi Arabia looking horrific given the Khashoggi affair

    TEHRAN - Saudi Arabia has seen large-scale domestic developments since King Salman came to power, and then along came Mohammad bin Salman with his radical views. Since then there has been slaughter and arrests and imprisonment of dissident opponents. Riyadh rulers don’t tolerate the slightest criticisms. 

  • Saudi Arabia 2018-10-12 10:26

    By Seyedeh Mahdieh Qoraishi

    Successful reformation in Saudi Arabia far from a sure thing

    TEHRAN - As Aramco’s public offering has been halted, so has the hope in Saudi Arabia’s economic reforms, which according to the young Crown Prince of the country, were intended to fulfill the Arab dream. Saudi Aramco, officially the Saudi Arabian Oil Company, is one of the largest companies in the world by revenue and the most profitable worldwide.

  • Let’s build a ‘strong region’, Zarif proposes after Trump’s humiliation of Saudis 2018-10-05 20:08

    Let’s build a ‘strong region’, Zarif proposes after Trump’s humiliation of Saudis

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Thursday said it is a “delusion” that one’s security can be outsourced, calling on neighboring countries, especially Saudi Arabia, to instead work together in order to build a “strong region”.

  • ریچارد مورفی 2018-10-03 09:48

    By Fatemeh Mohammadipour

    Resolving Qatar crisis is not easy: Murphy

    TEHRAN - Richard W. Murphy, the former U.S. ambassador to Syria and Saudi Arabia, says “Washington has strong interests in keeping good relations both with Saudi Arabia and Qatar.”

  • Yemen’s resistance achievements hurting Saudis 2018-10-02 12:25

    By Ramin Hossein Abadian

    Yemen’s resistance achievements hurting Saudis

    TEHRAN – The Yemeni army and popular committees continue to fight against the Saudi led-coalition and their mercenaries on various fronts, after passage of more than three and a half years of the Yemen war.

  • qassemi 2018-10-02 08:12

    UAE and Bahrain are undermining their ‘legitimacy’ by ‘blindly’ following ‘dictated policies’, Iran laments 

    Tehran dismisses as ‘worthless’ claims of interference in UAE, Bahrain 

    TEHRAN – Claims that Iran interferes in the internal affairs of the UAE and Bahrain are “baseless”, “worthless”, and “illusory”, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said late on Sunday.

  • دیدار مسئولان و دست‌اندرکاران حج با رهبر انقلاب 2018-10-02 08:06

    Ayatollah Khamenei pushes for ‘brotherly coexistence of Islamic sects’

    Leader highlights political aspects of Hajj

    TEHRAN – The Leader of the Islamic revolution in a Monday meeting with Hajj officials highlighted the political aspects of the Muslim pilgrimage, stressing that “Islamic truths and objectives” should be emphasized during the annual ritual.

  • irgc 2018-10-01 19:01

    IRGC fires ballistic missiles on Daesh positions in Syria in retaliation for Ahvaz terror victims

    Iran fires missiles at Daesh positions in revenge for Ahvaz terror attack

    TEHRAN – At the dead of the night the IRGC rained surface-to surface ballistic missiles on the positions of Daesh in eastern Syria which along with the al-Ahwazia terror group took responsibility for the September 22 terrorist attack in Ahvaz.