Tehran Times http://www.tehrantimes.com/ Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:55:42 GMT FeedCreator 1.8.0-dev (info@mypapit.net) ‘U.S. homeless crisis result of winner-take-all capitalism’ http://www.tehrantimes.com/world/119635-us-homeless-crisis-result-of-winner-take-all-capitalism- based journalist and political commentator Hamid Golpira says the homeless crisis in the United States is a direct result of the country’s harsh winner-take-all capitalist system.
 
Golpira made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Tuesday, November 18, in which he commented on a new report which says a record 2.5 million children were homeless across the United States in 2013.
 
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]]> TehranTimes Thu, 20 Nov 2014 06:51:09 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/world/119635-us-homeless-crisis-result-of-winner-take-all-capitalism- Muslim, Christian, Jewish leaders unite to condemn violence http://www.tehrantimes.com/world/119634-muslim-christian-jewish-leaders-unite-to-condemn-violence Senior Muslim, Christian and Jewish leaders condemned violence by extremist militants such as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorist group at a conference on Wednesday in a rare display of inter-faith unity aimed at promoting tolerance and diversity.
 
ISIL has caused international alarm by capturing large expanses of Iraq and Syria, declaring a “caliphate” straddling their borders and massacring those they deem apostates and... Read more

]]> TehranTimes Thu, 20 Nov 2014 06:49:51 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/world/119634-muslim-christian-jewish-leaders-unite-to-condemn-violence Israel blows up home of a Palestinian http://www.tehrantimes.com/world/119633-israel-blows-up-home-of-a-palestinian
Israel on Wednesday destroyed the home of a Palestinian who last month ran over and killed two people in an accident at a Jerusalem (al-Qods) tram stop, a day after two militants killed four rabbis and a policeman at a synagogue in the city.
 
The home of Abdel-Rahman Shaloudi, 21, was blown up before dawn, police and the military said. East Jerusalem resident... Read more

]]> TehranTimes Thu, 20 Nov 2014 06:47:58 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/world/119633-israel-blows-up-home-of-a-palestinian Milad hospital offers services to 5,000 patients every day http://www.tehrantimes.com/society/119632-milad-hospital-offers-services-to-5000-patients-every-day
TEHRAN - Milad Hospital has 1,000 licensed beds and serves 5,000 patients each day, the deputy manager of Milad hospital says.  
 
Mahmood Piri said that about 300 surgeries are performed daily in the hospital, adding that 120 beds are available at the hospital’s department of emergency, the IRNA news agency reported on Tuesday.  
 
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]]> TehranTimes Thu, 20 Nov 2014 06:43:09 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/society/119632-milad-hospital-offers-services-to-5000-patients-every-day 174,000 volunteers are active in health areas : health official http://www.tehrantimes.com/society/119631-174000-volunteers-are-active-in-health-areas--health-official-
TEHRAN Currently there are 174,000 active health volunteers in Iran whose main goals are disease prevention and improving people’s health in the country, an official at the Health Ministry said on Wednesday.
 
Mitra Tohidi said 40,000 volunteers are training people on health issues in rural areas and the rest are active in urban and suburban areas, the Mehr news agency reported.Read more

]]> TehranTimes Thu, 20 Nov 2014 06:40:17 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/society/119631-174000-volunteers-are-active-in-health-areas--health-official- Elderly population over 60 hits 6 million in Iran http://www.tehrantimes.com/society/119630-elderly-population-over-60-hits-6-million-in-iran
TEHRAN - The managing director of State Welfare Organization of Iran has said that currently six million senior citizens, aged 60 and above, are currently living in Iran, the IRNA news agency reported on Tuesday. 
Homayoun  Hashemi said that the 400 nursing homes across the country which are being supported by organization. 
 
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]]> TehranTimes Thu, 20 Nov 2014 06:35:28 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/society/119630-elderly-population-over-60-hits-6-million-in-iran Health official dismisses cancer tsunami in Iran http://www.tehrantimes.com/society/119629--health-official-dismisses-cancer-tsunami-in-iran TEHRAN Cancer tsunami in Iran is far from reality, a Health Ministry official said on Wednesday. 
 
Rasul Dinarvand, the deputy health minister, said tsunami refers to a sharp rise in the rates which is not happening in Iran presently.
 
It has been several years that cancer rate is being recorded so that any dramatic changes can be observed, he... Read more

]]> TehranTimes Thu, 20 Nov 2014 06:32:40 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/society/119629--health-official-dismisses-cancer-tsunami-in-iran Tajik official takes earth from Iran for poet Kamal Khujandi monument http://www.tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/119628-tajik-official-takes-earth-from-iran-for-poet-kamal-khujandi-monument- TEHRAN -- Sughd Governor Abdurahmon Qodiri, who is also the first deputy speaker of the Tajik parliament, has taken a sack of earth from the grave of Kamal ad-Din Masud Khujandi (1318-1400) in the northwestern Iranian city of Tabriz to symbolically put in a monument that Tajikistan plans to build for... Read more

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Culture Desk Thu, 20 Nov 2014 06:12:34 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/119628-tajik-official-takes-earth-from-iran-for-poet-kamal-khujandi-monument-
“Melbourne” named best film at Cairo festival http://www.tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/119627-melbourne-named-best-film-at-cairo-festival
TEHRAN – Iranian director Nima Javidi’s acclaimed family drama “Melbourne” won the Golden Pyramid for best film at the 36th Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) in Egypt.
 
The winners were announced during the closing ceremony held at the Giza plateau on Tuesday night.
 
Greek filmmaker Margarita... Read more

]]> Art Desk Thu, 20 Nov 2014 06:10:16 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/119627-melbourne-named-best-film-at-cairo-festival Art news in brief http://www.tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/119626-art-news-in-brief Iranian, Turkish virtuosos to perform in France

TEHRAN – The Iranian kamancheh virtuoso Kayhan Kalhor and the Turkish baglama virtuoso Erdal Erzincan will perform a duet at the 4th edition of NoBorder, a music festival that is held annually in Brest, France.
 
The performance will be held at the Le Qurtz on December 12. The festival will be held... Read more

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