Tehran Times http://www.tehrantimes.com/ Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:53:42 GMT FeedCreator 1.8.0-dev (info@mypapit.net) U.S.-Cuba agreement hailed as 'historic' http://www.tehrantimes.com/world/120376-us-cuba-agreement-hailed-as-historic  
Latin America and Europe have hailed efforts by the U.S. and Cuba to restore diplomatic relations, after decades of tensions along with an economic embargo.
 
Regional leaders said Wednesday's announcements by U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro of a thaw in ties and a U.S.-Cuban prisoner swap would further ease an ideological battle that has divided the Americas for decades.
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]]> TehranTimes Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:47:53 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/world/120376-us-cuba-agreement-hailed-as-historic Pakistan mourns after school massacre http://www.tehrantimes.com/world/120375-pakistan-mourns-after-school-massacre The Pakistani city of Peshawar is burying its dead after a Taliban attack at a school killed at least 132 children and nine staff.
 
Mourners crowded around coffins bedecked with flowers, after candlelit vigils were staged overnight.
 
Gunmen had walked from class to class shooting students in the Pakistani Taliban's deadliest attack to date.
 
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has declared three days of mourning over the massacre, which has sparked national outrage.
 
He also announced an end... Read more

]]> TehranTimes Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:06:04 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/world/120375-pakistan-mourns-after-school-massacre European Parliament votes to recognize Palestine statehood 'in principle' http://www.tehrantimes.com/world/120374-european-parliament-votes-to-recognize-palestine-statehood-in-principle The European Parliament has adopted a resolution recognizing Palestinian statehood in principle. A total of 498 members of the European Parliament voted in favor of the resolution, while 88 MEPs voted against it.
 
A parliamentary session in Strasbourg, France on Tuesday could not decide on the matter, opting for further negotiations, but on Wednesday the European Parliament eventually adopted a resolution that “in principle” grants the troubled region... Read more

]]> TehranTimes Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:05:06 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/world/120374-european-parliament-votes-to-recognize-palestine-statehood-in-principle Minor Syrian refugees facing child labor in Turkey http://www.tehrantimes.com/society/120372-minor-syrian-refugees-facing-child-labor-in-turkey-
Despite the worldwide detestation of misdeeds like child labor, it is still practiced more or less in all quarters of the globe. 
 
Apart from countless Syrian children trapped by devastating combat inside their motherland, millions of asylum-seekers across the region are struggling to live with the minimum, many living outside camps and look for a job... Read more

]]> By Afshin Majlesi Wed, 17 Dec 2014 23:41:53 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/society/120372-minor-syrian-refugees-facing-child-labor-in-turkey- Italy defeats Iran U-17 football team in friendly http://www.tehrantimes.com/sports/120370-italy-defeats-iran-u-17-football-team-in-friendly
Iran Under-17 football team was defeated against Italy in a football friendly on Wednesday. 
The Italian football team defeated Iran 4-1 in Tehran’s Dastgerdi Stadium.
 
Italy captain Llamas Acuna opened the scoring in the 25th minute from the penalty spot. 
 
Eight minutes later, Patrick Cutrone scored for the visiting team. 
 
Giraudo scored Italy’s third goal in the 76th... Read more

]]> Sport Desk Wed, 17 Dec 2014 23:06:54 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/sports/120370-italy-defeats-iran-u-17-football-team-in-friendly Iranian films give Singaporeans a different taste of cinema: ambassador http://www.tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/120369-iranian-films-give-singaporeans-a-different-taste-of-cinema-ambassador
TEHRAN -- Singaporean ambassador to Iran, Chew Tai Soo, has said that Iranian films give the Singaporean a special attractive taste of cinema.
 
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]]> Art Desk Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:56:06 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/120369-iranian-films-give-singaporeans-a-different-taste-of-cinema-ambassador Tehran to host 3rd GECF summit in 2015 http://www.tehrantimes.com/economy-and-business/120368-tehran-to-host-3rd-gecf-summit-in-2015-
TEHRAN – The third summit of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) will be held in Tehran in 2015.
 
The 16th ministerial meeting of the GECF was convened in the Qatari capital Doha on Tuesday.
 
The meeting discussed the global gas market report, which covered the latest developments in the energy market in general and in the gas market... Read more

]]> Economic Desk Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:51:12 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/economy-and-business/120368-tehran-to-host-3rd-gecf-summit-in-2015- Iran’s direct tax income surpasses $10.5b in 8 months http://www.tehrantimes.com/economy-and-business/120367-irans-direct-tax-income-surpasses-105b-in-8-months
TEHRAN - Iran’s direct tax income amounted to 370 trillion rials (about $10.57 billion) in the first eight months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-Novemebr 21), Iranian National Tax Administration Director Ali Askari said on Wednesday. 
 
He added that tax and duty incomes account for about 50 percent of the national budget bill for Iranian calendar year 1394 (March... Read more

]]> Economic Desk Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:49:37 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/economy-and-business/120367-irans-direct-tax-income-surpasses-105b-in-8-months Iran, Armenia sign MOU to enhance economic cooperation http://www.tehrantimes.com/economy-and-business/120366-iran-armenia-sign-mou-to-enhance-economic-cooperation-
TEHRAN Iran and Armenia have signed a memorandum of understanding to enhance cooperation in the fields of energy, finance, telecommunications, transportation, and agriculture. 
 
Iranian Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian and Armenian Energy and Natural Resources Minister Yervand Zakharyan signed the MOU at the end of the 12th meeting of the Iran-Armenia Joint Economic Commission, which was held from December 15 to 16... Read more

]]> Economic Desk Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:46:57 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/economy-and-business/120366-iran-armenia-sign-mou-to-enhance-economic-cooperation- Peshawar school massacre: Another dark stain on history of mankind http://www.tehrantimes.com/oped/120365-peshawar-school-massacre-another-dark-stain-on-history-of-mankind- The murder of 132 schoolchildren by militants of the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan in Peshawar on Tuesday was another serious shock to the international community and placed another dark stain on the history of mankind.
 
The unspeakably savage act against innocent children, who were sitting for exams in their school, makes a person embarrassed to be a human being. It was so horrible that even the Afghan Taliban condemned it.
 
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By M.A. Saki Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:44:48 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/oped/120365-peshawar-school-massacre-another-dark-stain-on-history-of-mankind-