Tehran Times http://tehrantimes.com/ Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:26:28 GMT FeedCreator 1.8.0-dev (info@mypapit.net) Time to end violence against women http://tehrantimes.com/society/119827-time-to-end-violence-against-women TEHRAN - Violence against women must stop, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said on Tuesday in a statement on the occasion of the International Day to End Violence Against Women.
 “It knows no geographic, socio-economic or cultural boundaries,” Ban stated. 
“Worldwide, one in three women will suffer physical or sexual violence at some point in her life, from rape and domestic... Read more

]]> TehranTimes Thu, 27 Nov 2014 07:07:32 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/society/119827-time-to-end-violence-against-women Drop in crime rate over past year http://tehrantimes.com/society/119826-drop-in-crime-rate-over-past-year
TEHRAN Iran’s Police Chief said on Wednesday that crime rate has been dropping in Iran since last year, the IRNA news agency reported.
Esmail Ahmadi-Moghaddam, who was making the remarks on the sidelines of a conference in Gilan Province, said the rate of robbery increased during last Iranian year (ending March 20, 2014).
However, this rate began to... Read more

]]> TehranTimes Thu, 27 Nov 2014 07:06:14 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/society/119826-drop-in-crime-rate-over-past-year Questions to evaluate how successful you are http://tehrantimes.com/society/119825-questions-to-evaluate-how-successful-you-are One day I was thinking to myself that how are the people who strive to achieve a personal life success every single day?!!! Then I read some statistics and came to know if a person can answer these 4 questions they would find themselves on their way to become successful in life. Here are the questions:
1) Do you read daily? The first statistic that I read was... Read more

]]> By Rosita Hashemi Thu, 27 Nov 2014 07:05:10 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/society/119825-questions-to-evaluate-how-successful-you-are Iran, Italy sign MOU for environment protection http://tehrantimes.com/society/119824-iran-italy-sign-mou-for-environment-protection- TEHRAN – Iran and Italy signed a memorandum of understanding on Wednesday in Rome for protection of environment.
The MOU was signed by Massoumeh Ebtekar, the director of Iran’s Department of Environment, and Italian Environment Minister Gian Luca Galletti. 
Ebtekar said Iran and Italy can cooperate in reducing air pollution, efficient use of energy, and other fields related to the protection of environment.
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TehranTimes Thu, 27 Nov 2014 07:02:42 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/society/119824-iran-italy-sign-mou-for-environment-protection-
Turkish FM: 600 Turkish nationals joined terrorists, more than 100 killed http://tehrantimes.com/world/119823-turkish-fm-600-turkish-nationals-joined-terrorists-more-than-100-killed More than 100 of the 600 Turkish citizens that have gone to fight for terrorist groups such as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have perished in battle, according to intelligence estimates, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Nov. 24.
Some 7,000 foreigners have been banned from entering Turkey and 1,100 people were deported on suspicions that they may join terrorist groups, the minister said... Read more

]]> TehranTimes Thu, 27 Nov 2014 07:00:49 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/world/119823-turkish-fm-600-turkish-nationals-joined-terrorists-more-than-100-killed Second night of rage rocks U.S. cities http://tehrantimes.com/world/119822-second-night-of-rage-rocks-us-cities-
People protesting against the Ferguson grand jury decision took to the streets in some U.S. cities for a second day on Tuesday, even as others were still cleaning up the mess left from vandalism from the night before.
A dozen U.S. cities on Tuesday have seen new protests over the decision not to charge a white policeman who shot a Black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri.
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TehranTimes Thu, 27 Nov 2014 06:54:38 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/world/119822-second-night-of-rage-rocks-us-cities-
Presidential advisor comments on rush for Pashaii’s funeral http://tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/119821-presidential-advisor-comments-on-rush-for-pashaiis-funeral
TEHRAN -- Presidential advisor Seyyed Reza Salehi-Amiri has commented on the rush to participate in the funeral of Iranian pop singer Morteza Pashaii, who died two weeks ago at 30 after battling cancer.
A crowd of over 30,000 people, most of them youths, attended Pashaii’s funeral procession, which began at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall. The... Read more

]]> Culture Desk Thu, 27 Nov 2014 06:51:21 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/119821-presidential-advisor-comments-on-rush-for-pashaiis-funeral Beizaii to present “Ardaviraf’s Report” at Stanford University http://tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/119820-beizaii-to-present-ardavirafs-report-at-stanford-university
TEHRAN -- Prominent Iranian playwright and director Bahram Beizaii will stage reading performances of his latest play “Ardaviraf’s Report” at Stanford University on January 24 and 25.
The play is Beizaii’s theatrical rendition of an ancient Zoroastrian text that chronicles the journey of pious Ardaviraf to the other world where he travels... Read more

]]> Art Desk Thu, 27 Nov 2014 06:48:13 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/119820-beizaii-to-present-ardavirafs-report-at-stanford-university “Mokhtarnameh” cinematographer Azim Javanruh dies at 69 http://tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/119818-mokhtarnameh-cinematographer-azim-javanruh-dies-at-69-
Azim Javanruh, the cinematographer of “Mokhtarnameh”, an Iranian TV series about the uprising of Mokhtar Saqafi after the events of Ashura, died of colon cancer on Tuesday. He was 69.
Javanruh underwent heart surgery before he found out about his colon cancer, “Mokhtarnameh” producer Mahmud Fallah told the Persian service of MNA... Read more

]]> Art Desk Thu, 27 Nov 2014 06:42:40 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/119818-mokhtarnameh-cinematographer-azim-javanruh-dies-at-69- Art news in brief http://tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/119817-art-news-in-brief Serbian university to offer Persian language course
TEHRAN – Persian language and literature will be offered as an elective course at Megatrend University in Belgrade, Serbia.
The decision to offer the course was made according to an agreement, which has recently been signed between Iran’s cultural attaché in Belgrade Mahmud Shaluii and the vice-rector for internationalization at Megatrend University, Ana Jovancai.
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