Tehran Times http://www.tehrantimes.com/ Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:01:29 GMT FeedCreator 1.8.0-dev (info@mypapit.net) From resistance to resilience http://www.tehrantimes.com/oped/117983-from-resistance-to-resilience- Resistance economy simply describes the bypassing of sanctions. But economic resilience on the other hand describes the ability of Iran’s economy not only to retain function, employment and prosperity in the face of sanctions but also to rebound from economic shocks through building new capacity, functionality and capability. 
In fact, having resisted all the measures thrown against the Iranian economy, Iran is now in a position to move forward by... Read more

]]> By Mahmood Khaghani Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:17:03 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/oped/117983-from-resistance-to-resilience- Iran proved it backs Iraq in tough times: Barzani http://www.tehrantimes.com/politics/117981-iran-proved-it-backs-iraq-in-tough-times-barzani
TEHRAN President of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region Masoud Barzani has said that once again Iran proved that it supports Iraq in “tough situation” without any expectation.
Barzani made the remarks during a meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Erbil on Tuesday.
He also praised Iran for supporting Iraq’s national unity and territorial integrity.
The... Read more

]]> TehranTimes Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:52:49 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/politics/117981-iran-proved-it-backs-iraq-in-tough-times-barzani Govt. to probe and annul unlawful fellowship grants: justice minister http://www.tehrantimes.com/politics/117979-govt-to-probe-and-annul-unlawful-fellowship-grants-justice-minister  
TEHRAN – Iran’s Justice Minister, Hojatoleslam Mostafa Pourmohammadi, says the administration will seriously probe allegations of unlawful fellowships granted to some individuals in the previous government.
“The government is not only in the pursuit of great crimes, but also smaller wrongdoings would be seriously dealt with,” Pourmohammadi told a press briefing on the occasion of Government Week, IRNA reported.
“The administration takes great scrutiny in... Read more

]]> TehranTimes Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:41:43 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/politics/117979-govt-to-probe-and-annul-unlawful-fellowship-grants-justice-minister Excessive water consumers may face fines: energy minister http://www.tehrantimes.com/politics/117978-excessive-water-consumers-may-face-fines-energy-minister-

The energy minister says those citizens who overuse water may be subject to fines.
“If customers do not observe the pattern for use of water we may be forced to consider fines for them,” Hamid Chitchian said on Tuesday.
He said unfortunately, Iran is facing repeated droughts and the only way is a conservation of water by citizens.
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TehranTimes Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:29:52 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/politics/117978-excessive-water-consumers-may-face-fines-energy-minister-
Tehran mayor says opposed to separation of women and men at workplace http://www.tehrantimes.com/society/117977-tehran-mayor-says-opposed-to-separation-of-women-and-men-at-workplace

Tehran Mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf said in Mashad on Tuesday that he is opposed to “gender segregation” and refused statements made against him in this regard.
He said in his speech in Friday prayers in Tehran, he announced his opposition to gender segregation, but certain people said that the mayor has changed his policy after the 2013 presidential election in which he was a contender, Qalibaf said. 
“These remarks are... Read more

]]> TehranTimes Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:12:26 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/society/117977-tehran-mayor-says-opposed-to-separation-of-women-and-men-at-workplace 35 Iranian prisoners in Azerbaijan will be transferred home http://www.tehrantimes.com/politics/117976-35-iranian-prisoners-in-azerbaijan-will-be-transferred-home

Iranian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Mohsen Pakayin has said that 35 Iranian inmates in Azerbaijan’s prisons will be transferred to Iran to serve the rest of their sentences in the country.
He stated that more than 200 Iranian nationals are serving their sentences in Azerbaijan’s prisons, ISNA reported on Tuesday.
Most of the prisoners are in Azerbaijan’s jails on drug-related charges, he said.
He went on to say that over... Read more

]]> TehranTimes Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:04:51 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/politics/117976-35-iranian-prisoners-in-azerbaijan-will-be-transferred-home There are 75,000 incomplete projects: VP http://www.tehrantimes.com/politics/117975-there-are-75000-incomplete-projects-vp
TEHRAN – The vice president for executive affairs said on Tuesday that there are 75,000 incomplete plans and projects in the country.
Mohammad Shariatmadari said large amounts of money are needed to complete these projects.
He also said it will take about 24 years to complete these projects.
The vice president said the government’s priority is to complete the projects... Read more

]]> TehranTimes Wed, 27 Aug 2014 06:00:15 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/politics/117975-there-are-75000-incomplete-projects-vp Tehran exhibit highlights Persian carpets http://www.tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/117974-tehran-exhibit-highlights-persian-carpets

An exhibition of unique hand-woven carpets by Iranian carpet designer and weaver Razi Miri opened at the Iranian Artists Forum (IAF) on Monday.
The Japanese ambassador to Tehran, Koji Haneda, and German expert in Persian carpets Peter Renz attended the opening ceremony of the exhibit entitled “Scenes of Persian Paradise, an Odyssey of Warp and Weft”, the IAF announced in a press release... Read more

]]> TehranTimes Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:57:26 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/117974-tehran-exhibit-highlights-persian-carpets Tajik scholar Shakuri commemorated in Tehran http://www.tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/117973-tajik-scholar-shakuri-commemorated-in-tehran-
TEHRAN – Tajik Persian language scholar Mohammad-Jan Shakuri Bokharaii (1925-2012) was commemorated during a ceremony in Tehran on Monday.
A large number of scholars and literati attended the ceremony, which was organized by the Iranian Society of Cultural Works and Luminaries, the Persian service of IRNA reported on Tuesday.
Speaking at the ceremony, Academy of Persian Language and Literature Director... Read more

]]> TehranTimes Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:54:53 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/117973-tajik-scholar-shakuri-commemorated-in-tehran- First-ever European luxury train to set off Iran journey http://www.tehrantimes.com/economy-and-business/117972-first-ever-european-luxury-train-to-set-off-iran-journey-

The first European private train to enter Iran will make a two-week journey from Budapest to Tehran in October.
The first “Golden Eagle-Danube Express” train, which comprises 13 lavishly-decorated wood-paneled 1950s carriages and berths for about 70 guests, will set off from Budapest on October 15.
The two-week trip will cross Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, and Turkey, and take passengers through the ancient... Read more

]]> TehranTimes Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:50:59 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/economy-and-business/117972-first-ever-european-luxury-train-to-set-off-iran-journey-