Tehran Times http://tehrantimes.com/ Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:16:53 GMT FeedCreator 1.8.0-dev (info@mypapit.net) The world says no to Israel http://tehrantimes.com/politics/117265-the-world-says-no-to-israel TEHRAN – On Friday, demonstrations were held across the world to stand in solidarity with the people of Palestine on International Quds Day.
 
Quds Day acquired special importance this year due to Israel’s ruthless and indiscriminate attacks on the Gaza Strip.
 
In Iran, the nation that established Quds Day, people poured into the streets in large numbers across the country to denounce Israel’s savage acts in Gaza. 
 
Many people who usually would not participate in... Read more

]]> Political Desk Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:43:26 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/politics/117265-the-world-says-no-to-israel Iran in high human development category: UNDP http://tehrantimes.com/economy-and-business/117264-iran-in-high-human-development-category-undp TEHRAN – The United Nations Development Program has placed Iran in the high human development category, ranking the country in 75th place among 187 countries in terms of the human development index, which assesses long-term progress in health, education, and income indicators. 
 
Countries fall into four broad human development categories, each of which, except for one, comprising 47 countries: Very High Human Development, High Human Development, Medium Human Development, and Low Human Development... Read more

]]> Economic Desk Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:43:10 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/economy-and-business/117264-iran-in-high-human-development-category-undp ISIL, Israel have committed war crimes: Lebanese FM http://tehrantimes.com/world/117263-isil-israel-have-committed-war-crimes-lebanese-fm Lebanese Foreign Affairs Minister Gebran Bassil has called Israel's actions in Gaza and ISIL's actions against Iraq’s Christians war crimes, saying that the government has approved the ministry’s request to the ICC to launch probes into the recent events.
 
For the first time in its diplomatic history, on Friday Lebanon sent requests to the International Criminal Court’s prosecutor to investigate crimes committed by Israel in its offensive on the Palestinian enclave and those... Read more

]]> By staff & agencies Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:41:35 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/world/117263-isil-israel-have-committed-war-crimes-lebanese-fm Gaza toll tops 800 as West Bank simmers http://tehrantimes.com/world/117262-gaza-toll-tops-800-as-west-bank-simmers Israeli fire Friday pushed the Palestinian death toll in Gaza to above 800, as Washington pressed Israel and Hamas to agree a week-long humanitarian ceasefire and thrash out a durable truce.
 
In the West Bank, Palestinian factions declared a “Day of Rage” after a night of clashes over Israel's Gaza offensive, with one Palestinian killed.
 
Among the dead in an air strike on Friday were two women, one of them pregnant, adding to a... Read more

]]> By staff & agencies Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:41:21 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/world/117262-gaza-toll-tops-800-as-west-bank-simmers Fouad Masoum named Iraq’s new president http://tehrantimes.com/world/117261-fouad-masoum-named-iraqs-new-president Kurdish politician Fouad Masoum named Iraq's new president on Thursday. Masoum, 76, one of the founders of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan party led by the previous president, Jalal Talabani, accepted the position after winning two-thirds of the votes, noting the “huge security, political and economic tasks” facing the government, AP reported. 
 
Parliament elected Masoum, who served as the first prime minister of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region more than two decades ago, by... Read more

]]> By staff & agencies Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:41:16 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/world/117261-fouad-masoum-named-iraqs-new-president Armed resistance only way to deal with Zionist regime: Leader http://tehrantimes.com/politics/117259-armed-resistance-only-way-to-deal-with-zionist-regime-leader TEHRAN – Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has said that armed resistance is the only way to deal with the Zionist regime. 
 
“Until the time this cold-blooded murderous regime is obliterated through the help of God, the only way to deal with this destructive regime is strong armed resistance,” the Leader said during a meeting with a number of university students in Tehran on Wednesday evening.
 
He also said,... Read more

]]> Political Desk Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:28:48 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/politics/117259-armed-resistance-only-way-to-deal-with-zionist-regime-leader ISIL worse than Al-Qaeda: U.S. officials http://tehrantimes.com/world/117260-isil-worse-than-al-qaeda-us-officials- Top U.S. officials crisscrossed the Capitol over the past two days, giving urgent warnings that ISIL represented a threat “worse than al-Qaeda,” in the words of one State Department official, with the capability to create a sanctuary for global jihadists working to threaten American interests.
 
The ISIL Takfiri group in Iraq and Syria is no longer merely a terrorist organization, a top State Department official told House and Senate lawmakers, but “a full-blown army seeking to... Read more

]]> World Desk Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:28:10 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/world/117260-isil-worse-than-al-qaeda-us-officials- Women’s competence is a path to sustainable development: VP http://tehrantimes.com/politics/117258-womens-competence-is-a-path-to-sustainable-development-vp TEHRAN – The Iranian vice president for family and women’s affairs has said that paying attention to women’s capabilities is a main factor to achieve sustainable development.  
 
While visiting a women’s exhibition in Tehran on Wednesday, Shahindokht Molaverdi said that in the course of development, governments have shifted their approach to utilize human resources instead of natural resources. 
 
She added that empowering women requires certain conditions such as considering regional expertise, cooperating with... Read more

]]> Political Desk Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:27:52 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/politics/117258-womens-competence-is-a-path-to-sustainable-development-vp Iran calls for reopening of Rafah border crossing http://tehrantimes.com/politics/117256-iran-calls-for-reopening-rafah-border-crossing TEHRAN – Iran has sent its first aid shipment to the Egyptian capital Cairo to be delivered to the Gaza people, though Rafah, the Gaza-Egypt border, has been closed.
 
“Following the president’s order to send food and medical aid to the Gaza people, who are besieged [by Israel] and are under savage, merciless, and relentless attacks by the Zionist regime, the first aid shipment by the Red Crescent Society of the Islamic Republic... Read more

]]> Political Desk Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:27:12 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/politics/117256-iran-calls-for-reopening-rafah-border-crossing Govt. will provide space for all political parties: minister http://tehrantimes.com/politics/117257-govt-will-provide-space-for-all-political-parties-minister TEHRAN – The interior minister has said the government of Hassan Rouhani is seeking to pave the ground for the activity of all political parties based on law. 
 
“The 11th government is seeking to create a calm atmosphere and pave the ground for the presence of all parties in the framework of law and in line with national interests,” Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said in Mashhad on Thursday, the Mehr news agency reported.
 
He emphasized... Read more

]]> Political Desk Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:26:45 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/politics/117257-govt-will-provide-space-for-all-political-parties-minister