Tehran Times http://tehrantimes.com/ Wed, 26 Nov 2014 01:18:06 GMT FeedCreator 1.8.0-dev (info@mypapit.net) Saudi Arabia’s shocking moves in Vienna talks http://tehrantimes.com/oped/119787-saudi-arabias-shocking-moves-in-vienna-talks The visit of the Saudi foreign minister to Vienna, the venue of nuclear talks between Iran and the major powers, raised eyebrows in Iran and many other countries.
 
It was clear that Saud al-Faisal was not there to help facilitate the signing of a final nuclear pact between Iran and the 5+1 group (the U.S., Britain, France, China, Russia, and Germany). In fact he was there to somehow... Read more

]]> By M.A. Saki Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:52:30 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/oped/119787-saudi-arabias-shocking-moves-in-vienna-talks Comprehensive social and healthcare protection plan for elderly drawn http://tehrantimes.com/society/119786-comprehensive-social-and-healthcare-protection-plan-for-elderly-drawn-
TEHRAN – The managing director of State Welfare Organization of Iran has said that a comprehensive protection plan in social and medical services for senior citizens is ready and will come into effect after its approval by Iran’s national council of elderly.
 
Homayoon Hashemi said the final plan was drawn in cooperation with the UN, some NGOs and a... Read more

]]> TehranTimes Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:50:12 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/society/119786-comprehensive-social-and-healthcare-protection-plan-for-elderly-drawn- National earthquake drill in schools of Iran http://tehrantimes.com/society/119785-national-earthquake-drill-in-schools-of-iran
TEHRAN - On November 29 all schools around the country will go through an earthquake drill guided by the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) for training purposes, the Mehr news agency reported on Sunday.
 
Saeed Babaei, an official at the IRCS, announced that this is the 16th drill plan that is held nationally. 
 
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]]> TehranTimes Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:48:05 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/society/119785-national-earthquake-drill-in-schools-of-iran Iran, China agree to boost ties against money laundering http://tehrantimes.com/society/119783-iran-china-agree-to-boost-ties-against-money-laundering TEHRAN – Iran and China have signed an agreement to boost joint campaign against money laundering and extradition of financial offenders
 
Iranian General Inspectorate Organization director Nasser Seraj and Chinese deputy prosecutor general Jiang Xian Chu signed the agreement in Tehran on Tuesday.
 
“We are willing to increase our cooperation in campaign against financial and political corruption, terrorism, and money laundering,” Seraj said... Read more

]]> TehranTimes Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:44:07 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/society/119783-iran-china-agree-to-boost-ties-against-money-laundering Iran to take part in World Taekwondo Grand Prix http://tehrantimes.com/sports/119782-iran-to-take-part-in-world-taekwondo-grand-prix
Four Iranian taekwondo athletes will participate in the 2014 WTF World Taekwondo Grand Prix.
 
The two-day competition will kick off in Queretaro, Mexico on December 3. 
 
A total of 64 top athletes from 27 countries will participate in the tournament. 
 
Farzan Ashourzadeh, Behnam Asbaghi, Mehdi Khodabakhshi and Sajjad Mardani will leave Tehran on Friday to take part in... Read more

]]> Sport Desk Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:37:31 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/sports/119782-iran-to-take-part-in-world-taekwondo-grand-prix I want to win an Olympic gold medal, Ehsan Hadadi Says http://tehrantimes.com/sports/119781-i-want-to-win-an-olympic-gold-medal-ehsan-hadadi-says
TEHRAN - London Olympics silver medalist Ehsan Hadadi said that he is going to win a gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
 
Hadadi won Iran's first ever Olympic medal in athletics in the men's discus throw competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
 
He finished in second place with a 68.18 meters throw at the prestigious games. 
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Sport Desk Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:34:58 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/sports/119781-i-want-to-win-an-olympic-gold-medal-ehsan-hadadi-says
Historical novels share Jalal Al-e Ahmad Literary Award http://tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/119780-historical-novels-share-jalal-al-e-ahmad-literary-award
TEHRAN – Mohammad-Kazem Mazinani and Abutorab Khosravi have shared the Jalal Al-e Ahmad Literary Award in... Read more

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Culture Desk Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:31:54 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/119780-historical-novels-share-jalal-al-e-ahmad-literary-award
Culture minister asks Muslim and Christian clergy to fight against extremism http://tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/119779-culture-minister-asks-muslim-and-christian-clergy-to-fight-against-extremism
TEHRAN -- Iranian Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Ali Jannati has asked Muslim and Christian clergymen to unite in standing against extremism.
 
Jannati made the remarks in a meeting with French Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, held at the ministry yesterday, Persian media reported on Tuesday.
 
Jannati said that the meeting led... Read more

]]> Culture Desk Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:25:14 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/119779-culture-minister-asks-muslim-and-christian-clergy-to-fight-against-extremism Iranian animation “Scale” wins award at Munich festival http://tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/119778-iranian-animation-scale-wins-award-at-munich-festival
TEHRAN – Iranian short animation “Scale” directed by Amin Rahbar has won the Climate Clips Award at the 34th Munich International Festival of Film Schools.
 
The award is presented to the short film... Read more

]]> Art Desk Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:23:11 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/119778-iranian-animation-scale-wins-award-at-munich-festival Istanbul universities to screen Iranian films http://tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/119776-istanbul-universities-to-screen-iranian-films TEHRAN -- Five universities in Istanbul are screening a selection of Iranian films that were shown at Iran’s 13th Resistance International Film Festival in September.
 
The films are being shown at the Yildiz Technical University, Bogazici University, Istanbul University, Istanbul Technical University and Marmara University, and the screenings run until November 28.
 
The films are Ali Ghaffari’s World War II drama “Restitution”, Ehsan... Read more

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