• Sarayan caravanserai restored to former glory 2021-09-21 18:29

    Sarayan caravanserai restored to former glory

    TEHRAN – The centuries-old Sarayan caravanserai, which is located in a barren landscape in eastern Iran, has gained its former state after years of restoration.

  • Ayatollah Raisi 2021-09-18 18:34

    Iran and Tajikistan hope to open new chapter in ties 

    TEHRAN - President Ebrahim Raisi of Iran who had visited Dushanbe to participate in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit held talks with his Tajik counterpart Emomali Rahmon on Saturday.

  • Armenia 2021-09-13 21:19

    Azerbaijan inspecting Iranian trucks traveling to Armenia: report

    TEHRAN -The Azerbaijani police are inspecting Iranian trucks carrying goods from Iran en route to Armenia, according to an Armenian report.

  • Trade 2021-09-05 22:34

    Export from South Khorasan province rises 40%

    TEHRAN- The value of export from South Khorasan province, in the east of Iran, rose 40 percent during the first five months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-August 22), as compared to the same period of time in the past year, according to a provincial official.

  • Cement 2021-06-21 14:26

    Over 470,000 tons of cement offered at IME

    TEHRAN- The metal and mineral trading floor of Iran Mercantile Exchange (IME) hosted the offering of 471,800 tons of cement, produced by 21 domestic companies, on Monday.

  • Iran considering to waive visas for D8 countries 2020-11-29 22:15

    Iran considering to waive visas for D8 countries

    TEHRAN – Iran is considering abolishing visa rules for passport holders from the group of Developing Eight (D8) countries.

  • Plate: the Sassanid king Yazdgard I, slaying a stag 2020-10-21 18:16

    Sasanians promoted Persian arts through trade, conquest, and diplomacy: experts

    TEHRAN - Under Sassanid rule (224 CE–651) Persian arts and architecture experienced a general renaissance. However, it made its way well beyond the vast borders of the longest-lived Persian dynasty, which at its greatest extent encompassed all of present-day Iran and Iraq and stretched from the eastern Mediterranean (including Anatolia and Egypt) to Pakistan, and from parts of southern Arabia to the Caucasus and Central Asia.

  • Denis Elter 2020/10/17

    By Dennis Etler 

    Yunnan meeting, a major step toward a comprehensive and constructive partnership

    The meeting of Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in the Chinese province of Yunnan bodes well for the future of Sino-Iranian relations. It is a little known fact that during the Yuan dynasty Shams al-Din, an Iranian from Bukhara, was appointed Yunnan's first provincial governor. The meeting of the two foreign ministers in Yunnan thus takes on added historical significance.

  • Iran Russia 2020-08-04 19:29

    New world order in 21st century: Iran, Russia and China are forming new bloc in the East

    TEHRAN - Defying U.S. unilateral sanctions, Iran, Russia and China are increasingly expanding their economic and political ties in a way that could lead to the formation of a new politico-economic bloc, former diplomats tell the Tehran Times.

  • Iran Economy 2020-05-03 17:19

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Tehran Times goes big on economy

    TEHRAN- Since its establishment in May of 1979, the Tehran Times, as Iran’s leading English-language newspaper, has been playing a significant role in the national economic development.

  • Gaddam Dharmendra 2019-08-17 20:26

    India’s ties with Iran not influenced by others: ambassador 

    TEHRAN – The Indian ambassador to Iran says that his country’s ties with Tehran will not be influenced by other countries.

  • UAE business 2019-08-09 21:02

    Abu Dhabi can’t afford to keep Iran out of Dubai

    TEHRAN – An economic commentator says the financial contribution of Iranians in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates’ business center, has been so large over the past years that Abu Dhabi, the Arab country’s political capital, would have to pay a heavy price to continue to keep Iranians out of Dubai under U.S. sanctions.

  • IME 2019-04-27 21:22

    Over $547m worth of commodities traded at IME in a week

    TEHRAN- During weekdays ending up to April 25, approximately, 351,034 million tons (MT) of commodities worth over $547.6 million were traded on Iran Mercantile Exchange (IME).

  • IME 2019-04-14 21:26

    Over $857m worth of commodities traded at IME in 2nd week of April

    TEHRAN- During weekdays ending up to April 11, while 698,399 million tons (MT) of commodities worth over $857 million were traded at Iran Mercantile Exchange (IME), the trading volume and value experienced growth of 577 percent and 479 percent, respectively.

  • U.S.-China trade war 2019-03-12 10:09

    Malaysia sides with China in U.S.-China trade war

    TEHRAN - In a major snub to the Trump administration, Malaysia says it would prefer to take sides with China over the U.S. if his country was forced to take sides in the trade war.

  • Modi-Trump 2019-03-06 22:06

    Trump’s next trade war with India; India’s preferential trade status ended

    TEHRAN - It is official: U.S. President Donald Trump’s next trade war is going to be with India, and his decision to end India’s preferential trade status bears testimony to that.

  • Trump-Modi 2019-02-17 10:36

    India, U.S. heading for a trade showdown

    TEHRAN - While the trade war between United States and China continues to escalate, tensions between Washington and New Delhi are also rising.

  • China-U.S. trade war 2019-02-07 01:43

    India to benefit from U.S.-China trade war

    TEHRAN - India is among the countries likely to benefit from the ongoing trade war between the world's top two economies – the U.S. and China – the United Nations (UN) has said in its latest report.

  • Trump-Xi 2019-02-04 23:24

    Xi, Trump likely to meet to discuss trade war

    TEHRAN - As the trade war between China and U.S. escalates, there is a likelihood of Donald Trump and Xi Jinping meeting in Vietnam, according to reports.

  • mogherini 2019-01-12 21:35

    By Mehdi Sepahvand - Head of Political Desk

    EU says will not allow U.S. to determine its trade ties with Iran

    TEHRAN – The high representative of the European Union for foreign affairs and security policy says the United States cannot impose its policies on the 28-nation bloc’s legitimate trade relations with Iran.

  • preferential trade 2019-01-04 20:50

    Iran in talks with Turkey, Pakistan, Syria for preferential trade

    TEHRAN – Iran is in talks with its neighbors Turkey and Pakistan and also with Syria for conducting preferential trade, IRNA reported quoting Mohammadreza Modoudi, the acting head of Trade Promotion Organization (TPO).

  • South Asia 2018-12-31 21:46

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi


    TEHRAN - The year gone by was shaped by many significant events in South Asia. There was drama, there was intrigue, there was betrayal, there was brutality, and there was a healing touch too.

  • India mission in space 2018-12-29 21:30

    Indian mission off to space by 2022

    TEHRAN - India looks all set to send astronauts to space by 2022 in its ambitious space program, which got a major boost this week with BJP government approving budget for it.

  • Pakistan - Russia 2018-12-29 21:29

    Pakistan-Russia trade jumps to $660m

    TEHRAN -The bilateral trade between Pakistan and Russia increased to $660 million during 10 months of the current calendar year, and is expected to reach around $750 to $800 million by year-end.

  • IME 2018-12-22 20:18

    Over 269m tons of commodities worth $285m traded in IME in a week

    TEHRAN- During weekdays ending up to December 20, approximately 269,869 million tons (MT) of commodities worth over $285 million were traded on Iran Mercantile Exchange (IME).

  • Asif Saeed Kirmani, a Pakistani senator 2018-12-19 17:59

    Pakistan senator: We should not look to the West

    TEHRAN - Asif Saeed Kirmani, a Pakistani senator, believes that Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan and Turkey should not look to the West for economic progress, saying these countries are the gateway to Asia and enjoy good economic relationship with China as the second biggest economy in the world.

  • حسن روحانی 2018-12-18 20:21

    Rouhani due in Turkey to chair high council of strategic cooperation with Erdogan

    TEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani is scheduled to travel to Ankara on Wednesday afternoon for talks with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

  • Afghanistan trade 2018-12-16 10:01

    Afghanistan opens new trade route

    TEHRAN - In a significant move that will spur trade and commerce in the war-torn country, Afghanistan has opened a new international trade route, known as Lapis Lazuli corridor.

  • Iran-India 2018-12-09 09:46

    In a rebuff to U.S., India, Iran agree on rupee payment mechanism for oil trade

    TEHRAN - In a significant development that is likely to boost trade ties between India and Iran, the two regional allies have reached an agreement to switch to rupee payment mechanism to pay for Iranian crude imports.

  • Yu Jang Hian 2018-12-01 19:59

    Ambassador says Tehran, Seoul to expand ties

    TEHRAN - In an interview with IRNA published on Saturday, South Korea’s ambassador to Iran Ryu Jeong-Hyun said that South Korean companies will continue their partnership with Iranian sides, and that economic and commercial cooperation between the two countries will expand.