West Asia


  • JCPOA nuclear deal 2021-04-11 12:49

    By Mehrdad Pahlavani

    An accessible passkey to the West Asia crisis

    How the nuclear deal can create a new solution?

     The circle of tensions in West Asia runs slow, and after a slow or modest pace, it can potentially plunge. Like a multi-pointer watch, West Asia has several cogwheels. As one of the cogwheels of conflict bounces, the rest will pursue. Alleviation of a single tension in the region doesn't help immune others, but the escalation of tension in West Asia needs to be defused, at least by quitting one of the cogwheels of pointers.

  • معدن نمک 2021-03-30 18:04

    Garmsar home to largest salt mines in West Asia

    Garmsar in northcentral Iran has the largest salt mines in West Asia. With more than 40 salt mines, the city holds the lion’s share of salt extraction in the country.

  • Baqeri 2021-03-16 16:29

    Top general says Iran capable of annihilating Zionist regime

    TEHRAN - Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri says capacities have been developed for a destruction and elimination of the Zionist regime, Tasnim reported.

  • IRGC sets up modern mobile hospital to combat COVID-19 2021-03-14 17:25

    IRGC sets up modern mobile hospital to combat COVID-19

    TEHRAN - On Sunday, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) launched a modern mobile hospital in a bid to help the health sector in the fight against coronavirus.

  • Mehran Kamrava 2021-03-02 14:42

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Everyone has known that MBS is new Saddam Hussein: Georgetown University prof.

    “HOPE is an excellent step in the right direction, and Iran should continue to promote it in various international forums”

    TEHRAN - By releasing an intelligence report implicating Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, the U.S. has done "nothing much" because it has been quite clear that MBS in the new Saddam Hussein of West Asia, a university professor says.

  • Mohammad Hossein Baqeri 2021-02-21 16:56

    Enemy forced to leave the region following drills: military chief

    TEHRAN - Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri, the Iranian Armed Forces Chiefs of Staff, says several massive drills launched by the military in recent weeks finally compelled the enemy to leave the region.

  • سازمان بهداشت 2021-02-19 17:05

    Iran, a role model in West Asia for NCDs control: WHO official

    TEHRAN – Iran’s measures to control non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is a role model for the Middle East (West Asia), World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Eastern Mediterranean, Ahmad al-Manzari, has said.

  • نوآوری 2021-02-05 15:37

    By Mehdi Garshasbi

    Global Innovation Index puts Iran 4th in West Asia

    TEHRAN – Iran has ranked 60th in the world and 4th in West Asia in the 2021 Global Innovation Index which analyzes dozens of criteria using seven equally weighted metrics, including research and development spending, manufacturing capability, and concentration of high-tech public companies.

  • The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) 2021-02-03 16:10

    By Azin Sahabi

    CSIS scenario for nuclear talks: A roadmap to failure

    The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a think tank based in Washington, D.C which conducts policy studies and strategic analyses of political, economic and security issues throughout the world.

  • اصفهان 2021-02-03 09:33

    Iran names candidate for Child-Friendly Cities Initiative

    TEHRAN – The city of Isfahan has been awarded the Child-Friendly City candidacy logo, representing Iran in the Child-Friendly Cities Initiative (CFCI).

  • Fuad Hussein 2021-02-02 21:50

    Iraqi FM to arrive in Tehran on Wednesday

    TEHRAN - The Middle East Eye has announced that Iraqi Foreign Minister Fouad Hossein is scheduled to visit Iran on Wednesday, February 3.

  • third international law conference 2021-02-01 20:13

    The third international law conference about the resistance front to be held on February 3, 2021

    TEHRAN- The third Pre-Session of the international conference on international law and armed conflicts in West Asia will be held this Wednesday in virtually. Renowned University professors including Dr. Seyed Ghasem Zamani, Dr. Seyed Ahmad Tabatabaei, and Dr. Gholam Ali Ghasemi will deliver speeches in the event.

  • Martin Love 2021/01/19

    By Martin Love

    A view of the fractured U.S. by a non-neo liberal…

    As a long-time observer and with no stash of insider information and no affiliations with Power or powerful interests anywhere but who over 50 years has been on occasion in and out of the Middle East (West Asia) including several Arab countries and Apartheid Israel, one has at this particularly fraught time drawn a few conclusions even if they are not original.

  • Extra maintenance awaiting Tehran street as prerequisite for UNESCO registration 2020-12-30 18:40

    Extra maintenance awaiting Tehran street as prerequisite for UNESCO registration

    TEHRAN – Tehran’s Vali-e Asr Street, which is famed as the longest in West Asia, will undergo extra maintenance and restoration work as a prerequisite for a possible UNESCO registration.

  • Ashok Swain 2020-12-23 11:59

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    U.S. role in West Asia has never been constructive: Indian professor

    TEHRAN – An Indian academic says that Washington has never played a “constructive” role in the West Asia region.

  • Persian Gulf 2020-12-15 11:59

    Ex-diplomat suggests Iran should diversify its relations 

    TEHRAN – A former diplomat believes that Iran should diversify its relations with the outside world.

  • Anatoly Viktorov 2020-12-09 12:03

    Russian envoy: Israel-Arab issues, not Iran, is main problem in West Asia 

    Russian Ambassador Anatoly Viktorov on Tuesday blamed Israel for destabilizing West Asia.

  • Persian handicrafts: 13th-century panel of three tiles from frieze 2020-10-27 18:50

    Persian handicrafts: 13th-century panel of three tiles from frieze

    TEHRAN - These tiles, being kept and displayed at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, were once part of a magnificent frieze in a very important religious shrine in Mashhad, northeast Iran.

  • Saudi 2020-10-21 19:30

    Iranian embassy slams Riyadh for turning West Asia into powder keg

    TEHRAN – The Iranian embassy in Belgium has denounced Riyadh for turning West Asia into a powder keg through its purchases of American weapons.

  • Zarif 2020-10-21 14:12

    Iran not intending to engage in arms race, says Zarif

    Zarif calls on neighbors to choose peace over tension

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has called on neighboring countries to choose peace, security, stability and prosperity for all instead of remaining prisoners of the past and perpetuate instability and tension in the region.

  • نشست زمین 2020-10-02 19:17

    By Mehdi Garshasbi

    Land subsidence: an urgent problem that needs a different mindset

    Land subsidence by definition is the lowering of ground level from certain elevation references. The rates of subsidence can commonly vary between 1 and 20 centimeters per year and even more in certain places.

  • U.S. 2020-09-28 21:33

    Without achievement: Go back home

    TEHRAN – Facing a fateful election with a troubled campaign, the Trump administration deepened the mistrust in the region while also endangering U.S. interests in West Asia.

  • Rezaei 2020-09-22 16:10

    No calm until U.S. leaves the region: top official

    TEHRAN - Mohsen Rezaei, the secretary of the Expediency Council, has said the Western Asia region will always be tense until the “American terrorists” leave it.

  • Habibollah Sayyari 2020-09-09 19:55

    Army to hold war game on Thursday

    Reaction to any aggression against Iran won’t be limited to West Asia, says Sayyari

    TEHRAN – Deputy Chief of the Iranian Army for Coordination Affairs Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari announced on Wednesday that the Army is slated to hold a large-scale war game in the Sea of Oman and parts of the Indian Ocean.

  • abir bassam 2020/09/05

    By Abir Bassam

    The hypothetical compromise: The end of 10 years of war in West Asia

    On my way back from the south to Beirut two months ago, Elea crossroad in Saida was closed. As I took the long [S] turn to be able to reach Beirut road again, I came across the Lebanese Army.

  • Iranian airports among best in West Asia and Africa region 2020-08-24 20:59

    Iranian airports among best in West Asia and Africa region

    TEHRAN – A total of six Iranian airports have been classified among the best in West Asia and Africa region in 2019, Iran Airports Company reported, citing France’s Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile (ENAC).

  • Kareem al-Demanhouri 2020-08-04 16:11

    News coverage can ‘influence people's perceptions’: media expert

    TEHRAN - Kareem El Damanhoury, an assistant professor of media and journalism studies at Denver University, tells the Tehran Times that news coverage can “influence people's perceptions of what's happening on the ground”, saying “tone of the coverage matters.”

  • Ghalibaf 2020-08-03 11:37

    Iran has established new order in West Asia: parliament speaker

    TEHRAN – Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf says through resistance all kinds of seditions, Iran has gained such power to thwart the most complex plots of the enemies and establish a new order in West Asia.

  • us warplanes 2020-08-01 15:59

    By Habib Ahmadzadeh

    Ignorant, arrogant and all-pretentious

    Another Western thriller by the lawless government of the United States

    Once, as the narrative goes, Jesus Christ (PBUH) was hurriedly running away from someone. His disciples, who had never seen him in this condition, addressed him and said, "What has befallen on you, O' dear lord?" He replied, "I'm running away from an ignorant one."

  • Ramin Mehmanparast 2020-07-25 18:11

    U.S., Israel concerned about Iran’s influence in West Asia: ex-diplomat

    TEHRAN — The United States and Israel are concerned about Iran’s influence in West Asia, says a former Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman.