West Asia


  • Amir Abdollahian 2021-07-14 01:55

    Raisi looks at neighbors and the East with particular importance

    TEHRAN — In a post published on his Instagram page on Tuesday, Hossein Amir Abdollahian, a senior advisor to the parliament speaker, said that President-elect Raisi will pay special attention to neighbors and the East in his foreign policy.

  • Oman FM 2021-07-10 22:14

    Oman: Iran supports peace efforts in the region

    TEHRAN— In an interview with Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper published on Saturday, Omani foreign minister Badr al-Busaidi has said that Iran is an advocate of peace and stability in the region.

  • Why did Saudi Arabia wage a war on Yemen 2021-07-09 09:07

    Why did Saudi Arabia wage a war on Yemen?

    To say the war on Yemen was a major development in the history of West Asia might be an understand. It will certainly go down In history, perhaps not in favor of the Saudis though.

  • U.S. redeploying military hardware in West Asia 2021-06-20 16:27

    U.S. redeploying military hardware in West Asia

    The Pentagon says it is cutting the number of troops and anti-missile systems that had been deployed to West Asia. A spokesperson has confirmed a report by the Wall Street Journal, the first media outlet that broke the story, that eight Patriot battery units are being withdrawn from the region.

  • dena destroyer 2021-06-14 22:01

    To the high seas and beyond

    Iranian “steel mountain” and the multilayered strategy of maintaining peace in the region

    TEHRAN— Iranian Navy unveiled a destroyer and a minesweeper through a virtual videoconference led by President Hassan Rouhani on Monday.

  • Brigadier General Rahimzadeh 2021-06-12 18:23

    Iranian airspace is most secure in the region

    TEHRAN – A top military official said on Saturday that the Iranian airspace is the most secure in the West Asia region.

  • قالیباف 2021-05-19 21:57

    Ghalibaf maintains parliamentary diplomacy in support of Palestine

    TEHRAN— Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, Speaker of the Iranian Parliament, has increased his efforts to coordinate plans with his counterparts in other Muslim countries to support the Palestinian people and take collective action against the Israeli regime's crimes.

  • Palestine 2021-05-10 16:01

    By Amir Mohammad Esmaeili

    The normalization will not make the Palestinian cause disappear: Political analyst

    Abu Ali al-Ansari, a political analyst and Islamic scholar based in London, tells the Tehran Times that the Arab–Israeli normalization is a betrayal by Arab monarchies and it will not lead to the disappearance of the Palestinian cause.

  • Andrew Korybko 2021-05-10 15:49

    By M. A. Saki

    The Arab–Israeli normalization is a betrayal of the Palestinians' political cause

    Andrew Korybko, an American scholar based in Moscow, believes that the Arab–Israeli normalization is a betrayal of Palestinian’s cause and it seems to be an inter-elite process which doesn't reflect the view of Arabs nations.

  • David Yaghoubian 2021/05/09

    By Professor David N. Yaghoubian

    Selling out Palestine will not result in regional security and stability

    Normalization between expansionist Zionism and regional monarchial despotisms is inherently oxymoronic

    The United States is on its back foot in West Asia.

  • ظریف امارات 2021-05-05 22:06

    Report: Zarif to travel to UAE

    TEHRAN— The Doha-based Al-Arabi Al-Jadeed news website quoted Iranian sources as saying that Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will soon travel to the United Arab Emirates.

  • 2800 historical documents restored in National Library of Iran 2021-05-02 19:30

    2800 historical documents restored in National Library of Iran

    TEHRAN – A total of 2800 folios of manuscripts and historical documents were restored by panels of experts at the National Library of and Archives Iran throughout the past Iranian calendar year ended on March 20.

  • suspension bridge 2021-04-27 17:19

    West Asia’s longest glass suspension bridge being built in Kordestan

    TEHRAN –West Asia’s longest glass suspension bridge with a length of 450 meters is being constructed in the village of Negel, west province of Kordestan, the provincial tourism chief has said. 

  • شاه محمود قریشی 2021-04-17 17:13

    Pakistani FM set to visit Iran soon

    TEHRAN— Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi started a regional tour on Saturday that first took him to the UAE. After concluding visit to Abu Dhabi, he is scheduled to travel to Iran, Qatar and Turkey, respectively.

  • Tim Anderson 2021/04/16

    By Tim Anderson

    West Asian endgame when the lying dead is in the morgue

    It seems fairly clear that Israel was responsible for Natanz sabotage, as (1) the sabotage is consistent with a long line of Israeli attacks; (2) the Israeli media rapidly gloated over it and (3) quoted anonymous sources saying that the Mossad was responsible.

  • 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.