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  Last Update:  17 September 2014 07:18  GMT                                      Volume. 12086

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IRGC commander lauds performance of Qods Division in Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq

TEHRAN – The commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, has lauded the successful performance of the IRGC...

Anti-ISIL coalition by terrorist backers is a ‘joke’: Rouhani

Political Desk - Wednesday, 17 September 2014

TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said that the anti-terrorism coalition of the countries that had trained, equipped and financially...

Iran’s Zarif hopes for more active role by EU in nuclear talks

Political Desk - Wednesday, 17 September 2014

TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has expressed hope that the European Union would play a more “active role” in the upcoming...

Terrorism, drugs are main sources of insecurity in Central Asia: Iran defense chief

Political Desk - Wednesday, 17 September 2014

TEHRAN - Iran's defense minister says terrorism and drug trafficking are two main factors behind insecurity in the Central Asian region. Hossein...

Nuclear deal possible if parties show seriousness, Iran says

Political Desk - Wednesday, 17 September 2014

TEHRAN - Iran hopes for a final nuclear agreement before the November 24 deadline provided that the 5+1 group involved in nuclear negotiations are...

Iran shares cast a spell

By Faisal Ghori - Wednesday, 17 September 2014

The best performing stock market in the world in 2013 was up 130 per cent last year. The country it serves has a population of nearly 80 million, some 40 percent of...

High-ranking Azerbaijani economic delegation in Tehran

Economic Desk - Wednesday, 17 September 2014

TEHRAN - Azerbaijan’s Economy and Industry Minister Shahin Mustafayev, heading a high-ranking delegation, arrived in Tehran on Tuesday for a three-day visit to...

“Maritime Silk Road” wins Silver Saber at Warsaw festival

Art Desk - Wednesday, 17 September 2014

TEHRAN – Iranian director Mohammad Bozorgnia’s historical drama “The Maritime Silk Road” has won the Silver Saber at the 5th International Historical and Military...


“Stories of Majid” author celebrates seventieth birthday

Culture Desk - Wednesday, 17 September 2014

TEHRAN -- The seventieth birthday of Hushang Moradi Kermani, the author “The Stories of Majid”, was celebrated at the revolving restaurant of Tehran’s Milad Tower on...


Eskandari re-elected as Iran’s Bowling and Billiard Federation president

Sports Desk - Wednesday, 17 September 2014

TEHRAN – Hashem Eskandari has been re-elected president of Iran’s Bowling and Billiard Federation (IBBF) on Tuesday. In the elections, which were held at the...

Our top goal is to qualify for 2018 World Cup, says Queiroz after signing new contract

Sports Desk - Wednesday, 17 September 2014

TEHRAN – Portuguese coach Carlos Queiroz has finally signed a new four-year contract with Iran Football Federation (IFF) that will see him remain in charge of Team...

Iran should join campaign against ISIL: Iraqi president

TehranTimes - Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Iran should join the campaign against the terrorist group ISIL, Iraqi President Fuad Masoom told the participants of a...

Salmond: Once in a lifetime opportunity for Scotland

TehranTimes - Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond has joined business leaders to argue for Scottish independence, as the British Prime...