Tehran Times http://www.tehrantimes.com/ Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:23:41 GMT FeedCreator 1.8.0-dev (info@mypapit.net) Bahrain's opposition leader Salman denies all charges http://www.tehrantimes.com/world/121412-bahrains-opposition-leader-salman-denies-all-charges-
The trial of prominent Bahraini opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman has concluded, with the Shia leader denying all charges against him.
 
Sheikh Salman’s lawyer has called for his immediate release.
 
Salman, the Secretary General of Al Wefaq National Islamic Society, went before a regime court on Wednesday, with representatives from the U.S., Britain and France attending the session.
 
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]]> TehranTimes Thu, 29 Jan 2015 06:46:00 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/world/121412-bahrains-opposition-leader-salman-denies-all-charges- FAO calls for strengthening of agricultural biodiversity in Iran http://www.tehrantimes.com/economy-and-business/121411-fao-calls-for-strengthening-of-agricultural-biodiversity-in-iran

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has called for the establishment of a ‘National Information Sharing Mechanism’ (NISM) on plant genetic resources to secure the conservation and sustainable use of plant genetic diversity in the Islamic Republic of Iran. 
 
The ‘National Information Sharing Mechanism’ (NISM) provides an invaluable tool not only to share knowledge and experience on plant genetics, but also... Read more

]]> Economic Desk Thu, 29 Jan 2015 06:35:55 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/economy-and-business/121411-fao-calls-for-strengthening-of-agricultural-biodiversity-in-iran Hezbollah hits Israeli convoy killing soldiers http://www.tehrantimes.com/world/121409-hezbollah-hits-israeli-convoy-killing-soldiers
Hezbollah fighters attacked an Israeli military convoy on Wednesday in the occupied Shebaa Farms, in south Lebanon, killing at least four soldiers, in retaliation for Israel's recent airstrike in the Golan Heights.
 
 
A UN Spanish peacekeeper was also killed by... Read more

]]> TehranTimes Thu, 29 Jan 2015 06:27:00 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/world/121409-hezbollah-hits-israeli-convoy-killing-soldiers Morteza Ahmadi’s last book “A Man Who Was Nothing” unveiled http://www.tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/121407-morteza-ahmadis-last-book-a-man-who-was-nothing-unveiled-
TEHRAN – The last book written by the recently- deceased actor and author of several books on the folk culture of Tehran, Morteza Ahamdi (1924-2014), was unveiled during a ceremony at the University of Tehran on Tuesday.
 
Entitled “A Man Who Was Nothing”, the book has been published by Qoqnus Publications, the Persian service of MNA reported on Wednesday.
 
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]]> Art Desk Wed, 28 Jan 2015 21:27:22 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/121407-morteza-ahmadis-last-book-a-man-who-was-nothing-unveiled- Art news in brief http://www.tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/121405-art-news-in-brief- High-ranking religious delegation from Russia visits Iran
TEHRAN – A high-ranking cultural and religious delegation from Russia travelled to Iran on Tuesday.
 
The delegation includes 30 scholars, muftis, and representatives from different Islamic and religious organizations.
 
The embassy of Iran in Moscow organized the two-week trip for the delegates, who plan to visit cultural and religious officials and attend several religious... Read more

]]> Art Desk Wed, 28 Jan 2015 21:19:54 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/121405-art-news-in-brief- 100 portraits of legendry wrestler Gholamreza Takhti published http://www.tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/121404-100-portraits-of-legendry-wrestler-gholamreza-takhti-published- TEHRAN – A book containing 100 portraits of the legendry wrestler Gholamreza Takhti (1930-1968)painted by veteran artist Behzad Shishegaran have been published in Tehran. 
 
 
The book has been published by Ideh Publications and is due to be unveiled at Ideh Gallery, an affiliate of the publication, on Friday.
 
Written notes by Takhti’s son Babak, late anchor Ataollah Behmanesh, and writer and poet... Read more

]]> TehranTimes Wed, 28 Jan 2015 21:15:51 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/121404-100-portraits-of-legendry-wrestler-gholamreza-takhti-published- Alireza Faghani selected to referee Asian Cup final http://www.tehrantimes.com/sports/121403-alireza-faghani-selected-to-referee-asian-cup-final
Iranian match official Alireza Faghani will referee the 2015 AFC Asian Cup final between Australia and South Korea.
 
He will be accompanied by his countrymen Reza Sokhandan and Mohammad Reza Abolfazli.
 
The fourth official will be Fahad Almerdasi from Saudi Arabia.
 
The match will be held at the Stadium Australia in Sydney on Saturday.
 
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]]> Sport Desk Wed, 28 Jan 2015 21:09:43 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/sports/121403-alireza-faghani-selected-to-referee-asian-cup-final Iranian fencers participating in sabre World Cup http://www.tehrantimes.com/sports/121402-iranian-fencers-participating-in-sabre-world-cup-
Five Iranian fencers will travel to Padua, Italy on Thursday to take part in the 2015 men’s sabre World Cup.
 
Mojtaba Abedini, Farzad Baher Aresbaran, Mohammad Fotouhi, Ali Pakdaman and Mohammad Rahbari will represent Iran in the prestigious tournament. 
 
The 58th edition of the Trophée Luxardo will kick off on February 1st. 
 
The three-day competition will bring a total... Read more

]]> Sport Desk Wed, 28 Jan 2015 21:07:59 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/sports/121402-iranian-fencers-participating-in-sabre-world-cup- Queiroz is like a father to us, says Ashkan Dejagah http://www.tehrantimes.com/sports/121401-queiroz-is-like-a-father-to-us-says-ashkan-dejagah
Iranian international midfielder Ashkan Dejagah believes Carlos Queiroz is the best coach he has worked with and hopes he remains in his post.
 
“Queiroz is the best coach I’ve worked with. Every time in each training session I learn something new from him. He has done a lot for Team Melli and I believe the federation has to do everything to keep him as the head coach,”... Read more

]]> Sport Desk Wed, 28 Jan 2015 21:05:37 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/sports/121401-queiroz-is-like-a-father-to-us-says-ashkan-dejagah Iran plans to boost non-oil exports to India: official http://www.tehrantimes.com/economy-and-business/121400-iran-plans-to-boost-non-oil-exports-to-india-official
TEHRAN- Iran is planning to increase non-oil exports to India, according to Iran-India Business Council (IIBC) Chairman Ebrahim Jamili. 
 
Jamili said signing a preferential trade agreement with India could bolster Iran’s presence in the Indian market, the ISNA news agency reported on Wednesday.
 
Iran can export constructional services as well as cement and petrochemical products to India, he stated.
 
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]]> Economic Desk Wed, 28 Jan 2015 21:03:39 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/economy-and-business/121400-iran-plans-to-boost-non-oil-exports-to-india-official