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.

  • پریشان 2020-07-20 22:40

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Parishan Wetland: West Asia's largest freshwater at drought tipping point

    TEHRAN –Parishan Wetland, the largest freshwater lake in Iran and West Asia, dried up in recent years and is struggling to death due to excessive groundwater withdrawal.

  • Iran 2020-07-20 10:54

    Diplomat highlights Iran’s friendship with nations

    TEHRAN — The Foreign Ministry Director-General for West Asia has said that countries can rely on Iran’s friendship, emphasizing that Delhi, Beijing and Moscow are the priority of Tehran’s foreign policy.

  • Iran-U.S. 2020-07-04 14:26

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Why is Tehran not going to a settlement with Trump?

    It seems that the time is not proper for settlement talks between Tehran and Washington as the nuclear deal is heading for a total failure.

  • Marvin Zonis 2020-06-28 18:52

    By Marvin Zonis

    The United Nations in West Asia

    When one contemplates the role of the UN in West Asia, one thinks immediately of its role in the ongoing and intractable conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians. In what their many decades-long conflict over control of land and their ability to govern that land, the UN has failed to bring any resolution of that conflict.

  • Yon Machmudi, the head of the Department of Middle East and Islamic Studies at the University of Indonesia 2020-06-28 11:03

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    UN has turned blind eye to rights violations in tyrannical regimes in West Asia: Indonesian academic

    “We need structural reform in the UN to meet independent countries' demands”

    THRAN - Yon Machmudi, the head of the Department of Middle East and Islamic Studies at the University of Indonesia, says human rights violations are rampant in dictatorial regime in West Asia but they face no “condemnation by the UN” because they are supported by great powers in the West.

  • Amal Wahdan, a Palestinian activist 2020-06-23 10:45

    By Amir Mohammad Esmaeili

    West Bank annexation plan is a 21st century apartheid with Trump’s approval: Amal Wahdan

    TEHRAN - Amal Wahdan, a Palestinian activist who has been campaigning for the liberation of Palestine, tells the Tehran Times that the plan by Israel to annex the West Bank is a “new apartheid” that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “would not dare” to implement without the “approval of Donald Trump and his circle”.

  • Menorah 2020-06-22 15:15

    By Diego Vida

    The Hebraism untold

    The Zionist regime is the real cause of the destabilization in West Asia as the Palestinians claim since they started to lose their land after the invasion of the French Zionists during the world war 1 right after the fall of the Ottoman Empire. This process of occupation was intended to create the puppet state of Israel.

  • Mick Napier is a founder member of Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign, a campaigner against the crimes of the UK government, and a commentator on current affairs with specific reference to Palestine and West Asia. 2020-06-12 18:23

    By Mick Napier

    Netanyahu's latest land grab

    Israel is now openly planning the incorporation of a huge chunk of the Palestinian West Bank into Israel. As usual, the Zionist project seizes the maximum amount of land while excluding the maximum number of Palestinians, who will be herded into areas and denied citizenship.

  • Majid Takht-Ravanchi 2020-04-22 19:08

    Iran’s ambassador to UN says ‘people in the entire region’ want the U.S. to leave

    U.S. opposing good relations between Iran, neighbors: Takht-Ravanchi

    TEHRAN — Majid Takht-Ravanchi, Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations, has said Iran is ready to make amends with its neighbors while the U.S. remains the main obstacle to peace in Western Asia.

  • Zarif 2020-02-16 20:56

    Zarif says pushed for tension de-escalation in West Asia region in Munich 

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif who had attended the Munich Security Conference (MSC) said on Sunday that he discussed ways to advance “the cause of peace” and de-escalating tension in the West Asia region. 

  • Zarif: West Asia filled with war, extremism due to foreign meddling 2019-02-07 01:22

    Zarif: West Asia filled with war, extremism due to foreign meddling

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday that the West Asia region has been filled with war, extremism and destructive actions due to foreign interference.

  • dehqani 2018-12-17 21:30

    Interferences prevent stabilizing Mideast, Iran regrets

    TEHRAN - Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Gholam-Hossein Dehqani said on Monday that interferences by extra-regional countries prevent a stabilization of the Middle East.