Gulf Times - Iran
Airlines avoid parts of Iran-controlled airspace after US regulator's order

Airlines avoid parts of Iran-controlled airspace after US regulator's order

Some global airlines are re-routing flights to avoid Iran-controlled airspace over the Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of Oman, they said on Friday, after the US aviation regulator barred its carriers from the area until further notice.

Trump says he aborted retaliatory strike to spare Iranian lives

Trump says he aborted retaliatory strike to spare Iranian lives

US President Donald Trump said on Friday he aborted a military strike on Iran because he it could have killed 150 people, a disproportionate response to Tehran's downing of an unmanned US surveillance drone.

Amir, Rouhani stress for talks to maintain stability in region

Amir, Rouhani stress for talks to maintain stability in region

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani Saturday met with Iranian President Dr Hassan Rouhani on the sidelines of the fifth summit of Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA)

US blames Iran for tanker attacks; oil prices, tension rise

US blames Iran for tanker attacks; oil prices, tension rise

Two oil tankers were attacked on Thursday and left adrift in the Gulf of Oman, driving up oil prices and stoking fears of a new confrontation between Iran and the United States, which blamed Tehran for the incident.

Japan PM on Tehran mission to ease Iran-US tensions

Japan PM on Tehran mission to ease Iran-US tensions

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected in Tehran on Wednesday for a rare diplomatic mission, hoping to ease tensions between the Islamic republic and Tokyo's key ally Washington.

Iran frees Lebanese IT specialist Zakka

Iran frees Lebanese IT specialist Zakka

A Lebanese businessman detained in Tehran since 2015 on charges of collaborating against Iran arrived in Beirut on Tuesday, after his government secured his release.

German FM meets Iran's Zarif to discuss nuclear deal

German FM meets Iran's Zarif to discuss nuclear deal

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas held talks Monday with his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif on the future of the 2015 nuclear deal which he described as ‘extraordinarily important’ for Europe.

Iran has no plans to leave OPEC despite tensions: oil minister

Iran has no plans to leave OPEC despite tensions: oil minister

Iran has no plans to leave the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries despite being treated like an enemy by some fellow members, Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said in an interview published on Saturday.

Iran sets scene for tough Opec meeting, opposes date change

Iran sets scene for tough Opec meeting, opposes date change

Iran has told Opec that it opposes delaying the oil producer group's next meeting, setting the scene for another fight with fellow members as US sanctions put Tehran under unprecedented economic pressure ...

FM meets Iran's Deputy FM

FM meets Iran's Deputy FM

HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani met on Tuesday with the visiting Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi.

Call for Iran-US talks in either Iraq or Qatar

Call for Iran-US talks in either Iraq or Qatar

A senior Iranian legislator has called for the United States and Iran to hold talks in Iraq or Qatar to defuse tensions amid a US military build-up in the Gulf.

Trump denies planning to send 120,000 troops to counter Iran

Trump denies planning to send 120,000 troops to counter Iran

President Donald Trump on Monday rejected a report that he is considering sending 120,000 troops to counter Iran, but didn't rule out deploying ‘a hell of a lot more’ soldiers in the future.