Tehran Times http://www.tehrantimes.com/ Sat, 22 Nov 2014 13:02:35 GMT FeedCreator 1.8.0-dev (info@mypapit.net) Elderly population over 60 hits 6 million in Iran http://www.tehrantimes.com/society/119666-elderly-population-over-60-hits-6-million-in-iran
TEHRAN - The managing director of State Welfare Organization of Iran has said that six million senior citizens, aged 60 and above, are currently living in Iran, the IRNA news agency reported on Tuesday. 
Homayoun  Hashemi said that the 400 nursing homes across the country are being supported by organization. 
 
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]]> TehranTimes Sat, 22 Nov 2014 06:22:45 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/society/119666-elderly-population-over-60-hits-6-million-in-iran U.S. to send new troops to Iraq even before Congress OKs funds http://www.tehrantimes.com/world/119665-us-to-send-new-troops-to-iraq-even-before-congress-oks-funds
Some of the 1,500 new U.S. troops authorized to advise and train Iraqi forces in their fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants will deploy to the country in the next few weeks without waiting for Congress to fund the mission, the Pentagon said on Thursday.
 
Rear Admiral John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, said leading elements of the U.S. force would... Read more

]]> TehranTimes Sat, 22 Nov 2014 06:14:56 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/world/119665-us-to-send-new-troops-to-iraq-even-before-congress-oks-funds Turkish PM Davutoglu meets Iraq's Kurdish leaders http://www.tehrantimes.com/world/119664-turkish-pm-davutoglu-meets-iraqs-kurdish-leaders-
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has met with leaders in Iraq's Kurdistan capital of Erbil, his second stop in the violence-plagued country after Baghdad, as he continues the bond-building visit.
 
In talks with the Kurdish region's President Masoud Barazani on Friday, energy and military cooperation were discussed following a visit seen as a solution to long-standing tensions between Ankara and Baghdad.
 
Speaking at a joint news conference in Erbil, Barazani confirmed that 150,000... Read more

]]> TehranTimes Sat, 22 Nov 2014 06:10:57 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/world/119664-turkish-pm-davutoglu-meets-iraqs-kurdish-leaders- 10,000 electric motorbikes to hit Tehran streets http://www.tehrantimes.com/society/119663-10000-electric-motorbikes-to-hit-tehran-streets-
TEHRAN - The chairman of Development Committee of the Tehran City Council has said that in the first stage 10,000 electric motorcycles will enter the streets of Tehran, the Mehr news agency reported on Friday.
 
Ahmad Donyamali said the decision was made because Tehran is in need of millions of motorbikes which would serve as a step towards reducing the air pollution in the city. 
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TehranTimes Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:51:52 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/society/119663-10000-electric-motorbikes-to-hit-tehran-streets-
Health Ministry plans to expand air and land ambulance services http://www.tehrantimes.com/society/119662-health-ministry-plans-to-expand-air-and-land-ambulance-services-
TEHRAN – Deputy Health Minister Mohammad Aghajani has said expanding both air and land ambulance services is a top priority of the Health Ministry.
 
Aghajani said to achieve the goal, it is necessary to employ enough staff, improve emergency stations, and get enough credit, Mehr news agency reported on Thursday.
 
Currently there are 15 operating air rescue bases in some parts... Read more

]]> TehranTimes Sat, 22 Nov 2014 03:54:11 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/society/119662-health-ministry-plans-to-expand-air-and-land-ambulance-services- Student tablets at Tehran’s schools http://www.tehrantimes.com/society/119660-student-tablets-at-tehrans-schools
TEHRAN - The managing director of Tehran education department says student tablets have been designed, produced and distributed at some schools at Tehran, the Tasnim news agency reported on Friday. 
 
Esfandyar Charband said the education initiative is a national project, yet still remaining at the trial stage, while being practiced by students at a few schools in four districts in Tehran.
 
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TehranTimes Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:09:11 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/society/119660-student-tablets-at-tehrans-schools
Iran says will double oil exports in two months if sanctions end http://www.tehrantimes.com/economy-and-business/119659-iran-says-will-double-oil-exports-in-two-months-if-sanctions-end
Iran will double its oil exports within two months if sanctions against it end, Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said.
 
Zanganeh said he will talk with top oil exporter Saudi Arabia about market share when OPEC meets next week, IRNA quoted Zanganeh as saying on Thursday
Iran currently exports around 1.3 million barrels per day (bpd) of oil. 
 
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]]> Economic Desk Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:06:26 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/economy-and-business/119659-iran-says-will-double-oil-exports-in-two-months-if-sanctions-end Iranian Culture Ministry mulling over plan for Yanni concerts http://www.tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/119657-iranian-culture-ministry-mulling-over-plan-for-yanni-concerts TEHRAN The Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance is considering the possibility of performing concerts by the renowned Greek pianist and composer Yanni in Iran in the near future. 
 
“The confirmation of holding concerts by Yanni depends on our negotiations with his agent,” the director of the Music Office of the Culture Ministry, Piruz Arjmand, told the Persian service of ISNA on Thursday.
 
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]]> Art Desk Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:56:57 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/119657-iranian-culture-ministry-mulling-over-plan-for-yanni-concerts Tehran Municipality to support Jalal Al-e Ahmad Literary Awards http://www.tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/119656-tehran-municipality-to-support-jalal-al-e-ahmad-literary-awards  TEHRAN -- The Tehran Municipality plans to cover part of the expenses for organizing the Jalal Al-e Ahmad Literary Awards, which is Iran’s most lucrative literary award.
 
This action is based on the municipality’s legal duty to allocate part of its revenues in the cultural fields, Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance spokesman Hossein Nushabadi... Read more

]]> Culture Desk Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:54:33 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/119656-tehran-municipality-to-support-jalal-al-e-ahmad-literary-awards Iranian businessman takes over La Liga side http://www.tehrantimes.com/sports/119654-iranian-businessman-takes-over-la-liga-side TEHRAN - Iranian businessman Hossein Hedayati has reportedly agreed to buy 55% of the share of Spanish club Getafe. 
 
According to various reports in Iran, Hedayati’s representatives have had meeting with La Liga side’s officials in Dubai on Thursday with two parties came to an agreement. 
 
 Hedayati will fly to Madrid on December 10 to finalize the deal.
 
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]]> Sport Desk Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:40:45 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/sports/119654-iranian-businessman-takes-over-la-liga-side