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  Last Update:  31 January 2015 20:07  GMT                                      Volume. 12195

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Pace of scientific progress in Iran faster than global average: Leader

TEHRAN - Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Saturday that the pace of scientific advance in Iran is...

‘Experienced’ nuclear diplomats defend Iran ‘bravely’: Rouhani

Political Desk - Saturday, 31 January 2015

TEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani tossed his weight behind Iran’s representatives involved in nuclear talks with the 5+1 group of world powers,...

ISIL’s intention to reach Tehran was nipped in the bud: IRGC general

Political Desk - Saturday, 31 January 2015

TEHRAN – The so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorists had intended to expand their terror acts to Tehran, a senior IRGC...

Attacks on Sinai directly serve Israel, Iran’s top general says

Political Desk - Saturday, 31 January 2015

TEHRAN – The chief of staff of the Iranian armed forces has censured the Thursday night terrorist attacks on Sinai that killed tens of Egyptians,...

Iran condemns terrorist attack to Shia mosque in Pakistan

Political Desk - Saturday, 31 January 2015

TEHRAN – The Iranian Foreign Ministry on Saturday strongly condemned terrorist attack on a Shia mosque in Shikarpur district of Sindh province in...

China, Iran’s largest non-oil importer in a month

Economic Desk - Saturday, 31 January 2015

TEHRAN – China was the largest importer of Iran’s non-oil products in the tenth Iranian calendar month of Dey (December 21, 2014- January 20, 2015). Iran exported...

Iran divests state shares worth over $1.1 billion in 10 months

Economic Desk - Saturday, 31 January 2015

TEHRAN- Iran has transferred 38.048 trillion rials (about $1.102 billion) worth of shares of state-run companies to the private sector during the first ten months...

Curtains up for Fajr Film Festival at Tehran theaters

Art Desk - Saturday, 31 January 2015

TEHRAN -- The 33rd Fajr Film Festival opened during a ceremony at Tehran’s Milad Tower last evening. The ceremony began with reading a message from Minister of...


Fajr theater festival to honor veteran stage artists

Art Desk - Saturday, 31 January 2015

TEHRAN – The 33rd Fajr International Theater Festival will honor four stage artists for their lifetime achievements during the closing ceremony tonight. Actor...


President Rouhani praises Iranian Asian and Para Asian Games medalists

Sport Desk - Saturday, 31 January 2015

TEHRAN – Iranian president Hassan Rouhani lauded the sportsmen and sportswomen who claimed medal in the 2014 Asian and Para Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. ...

Ehsan Rouzbahani first Iranian to win 2016 Rio Olympics quota

Sport Desk - Saturday, 31 January 2015

Boxer Ehsan Rouzbahani secured a quota place for Iran at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. The 81kg boxer defeated Commonwealth Games silver medalist Kennedy St...

U.S. congressmen urge Turkey to stop passage of ISIL terrorists to Europe

TehranTimes - Saturday, 31 January 2015

Senior members of the U.S. Congress have slammed Turkey for allowing the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)...

CIA, Israel plotted senior Hezbollah commander's killing

TehranTimes - Saturday, 31 January 2015

The CIA and Israel's spy agency Mossad were behind an elaborate plot to kill Hezbollah commander Imad Mughniyeh in a 2008 car...