Tehran Times http://www.tehrantimes.com/ Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:43:22 GMT FeedCreator 1.8.0-dev (info@mypapit.net) Profit from prisoners: How UNICOR capitalizes on convict labor http://www.tehrantimes.com/component/content/article/52-guests/115285-profit-from-prisoners-how-unicor-capitalizes-on-convict-labor
—Federal Prison Industries

Operating under the trade name of UNICOR with over 100 factories at 75 locations across the continental United States, Federal Prison Industries (FPI) produces a wide range of market-priced goods and services to the U.S. Federal government and the private sector.  From manufacturing office furniture to recycling electronics, FPI operations even include... Read more

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Yuram Abdullah Weiler Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:05:07 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/component/content/article/52-guests/115285-profit-from-prisoners-how-unicor-capitalizes-on-convict-labor
12km section of Tehran Metro inaugurated http://www.tehrantimes.com/economy-and-business/115284-12km-section-of-tehran-metro-inaugurated- TEHRAN – The second section of Line 3 of the Tehran Metro, with a length of 12 kilometers, was inaugurated on Tuesday.

The project cost 20 trillion rials (about $800 million), according to the Fars News Agency.

The first section of Line 3, with a length... Read more

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Economic Desk Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:03:33 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/economy-and-business/115284-12km-section-of-tehran-metro-inaugurated-
Syrian opposition is a movement of clubs, squares, and festivals: Maliki http://www.tehrantimes.com/world/115283-syrian-opposition-is-a-movement-of-clubs-squares-and-festivals-maliki Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said Monday that the so-called Syrian coalition opposition has no real presence on the ground. It is a movement of clubs, squares and festivals because those who are in Syria are the terrorists, the criminals and killers, asserting that Iraq will stand against reaching of those criminals to authority in Syria.

In an interview with al-Manar TV broadcast Monday, Maliki harshly criticized Saudi Arabia for its... Read more

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staff & agencies Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:49:57 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/world/115283-syrian-opposition-is-a-movement-of-clubs-squares-and-festivals-maliki
Israel uses 'excessive force' against Palestinians: Amnesty International http://www.tehrantimes.com/world/115282-israel-uses-excessive-force-against-palestinians-amnesty-international "Illegal use of excessive and lethal force by Israel raises dangerous concerns," a letter sent by Amnesty International to the Palestinian Authority (PA) said.

Acting executive director of the organization in the Middle East and North Africa Said Bou Madouha sent the letter to the PA Ministry of Information, according to the Middle East Monitor.

The PA has previously called for human rights organizations, including Amnesty International, to take more... Read more

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International Desk Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:48:59 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/world/115282-israel-uses-excessive-force-against-palestinians-amnesty-international
Tehran keen to expand ties with Sarajevo http://www.tehrantimes.com/politics/115280-tehran-keen-to-expand-ties-with-sarajevo TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said that the Islamic Republic is keen to expand its relations with Bosnia and Herzegovina.

“The level of economic, cultural, and tourism relations between Iran and Bosnia and Herzegovina is not satisfactory, and the Islamic Republic is ready to expand ties with Bosnia and Herzegovina,” Rouhani said during a meeting with new Bosnian ambassador to Tehran on Tuesday.

He also expressed hope that... Read more

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Political Desk Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:34:48 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/politics/115280-tehran-keen-to-expand-ties-with-sarajevo
Venezuelan FM to visit Tehran in May http://www.tehrantimes.com/politics/115278-venezuelan-fm-to-visit-tehran-in-may TEHRAN – Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Elias Jaua is scheduled to pay a visit to Tehran in late May to discuss bilateral relations between Tehran and Caracas as well as international developments.  

During his visit, Jaua will meet with his Iranian opposite number Mohammad Javad Zarif and a number of other Iranian senior officials.

Tehran will host the foreign ministers of the European countries of Latvia, Austria, and Luxembourg in... Read more

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Political Desk Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:33:58 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/politics/115278-venezuelan-fm-to-visit-tehran-in-may
What Iran really wants http://www.tehrantimes.com/component/content/article/52-guests/115277-what-iran-really-wants Read more

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Mohammad Javad Zarif Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:31:44 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/component/content/article/52-guests/115277-what-iran-really-wants
Expansion of Iran-Saudi Arabia ties can boost relations between Islamic countries: Rafsanjani http://www.tehrantimes.com/politics/115276-expansion-of-iran-saudi-arabia-ties-can-boost-relations-between-islamic-countries-rafsanjani TEHRAN – The chairman of Iran’s Expediency Council has highlighted the need to expand Iran-Saudi Arabia ties in order to promote relations between all Islamic countries.

Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani made the remarks during a meeting with the Saudi Arabian ambassador to Iran, Abdur-Rahman bin Gharman al-Shahri, in Tehran on Monday.

Commenting on the status of Iran and Saudi Arabia in the region, he emphasized the need for the expansion of... Read more

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Political Desk Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:30:47 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/politics/115276-expansion-of-iran-saudi-arabia-ties-can-boost-relations-between-islamic-countries-rafsanjani
Iran beats S. Africa’s Moroka Swallows 5-0 in friendly http://www.tehrantimes.com/sports/115275-iran-beats-s-africas-moroka-swallows-5-0-in-friendly TEHRAN РThe Iranian national football team crushed the South African premiership club Moroka Swallows 5-0 in a friendly match in Johannesburg, South Africa on Tuesday.
Payam Sadeghian, Reza Norouzi, Mohammad-Reza Khalatbari and Karim Ansarifard (two goals) scored for the Iranian football team in this match.
Iran will play Nigeria in Curitiba on June 16 in its first group match. “Our main goal was not to get a good result in this... Read more

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Sports Desk Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:27:40 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/sports/115275-iran-beats-s-africas-moroka-swallows-5-0-in-friendly
Turkey to boost electricity imports from Iran: energy minister http://www.tehrantimes.com/economy-and-business/115274-turkey-to-boost-electricity-imports-from-iran-energy-minister- TEHRAN – Turkey will import more electricity from Iran because its hydro power capacity is low due to lack of rain, Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Taner Yildiz said.

"Our hydro power capacity is low due to lack of rain, so we import electricity from Iran," World Bulletin quoted Yildiz as saying on Monday.

Turkey occasionally imports and exports electricity to neighboring countries such as Iran depending on... Read more

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Economic Desk Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:23:33 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/economy-and-business/115274-turkey-to-boost-electricity-imports-from-iran-energy-minister-