Tehran Times http://tehrantimes.com/ Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:44:12 GMT FeedCreator 1.8.0-dev (info@mypapit.net) Iran launches €2.4b high-speed rail project http://tehrantimes.com/economy-and-business/122147-iran-launches-24b-high-speed-rail-project-
TEHRAN – The construction of a high-speed railway, extending about 400 kilometers from Tehran to Isfahan, started on Wednesday.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani officially launched the project during a visit to the city of Qom, which is located between Tehran and Isfahan.
The railway is projected to be built over the course of four years at a cost of €2.4 billion. Trains... Read more

]]> Economic Desk Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:42:09 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/economy-and-business/122147-iran-launches-24b-high-speed-rail-project- Art news in brief http://tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/122146-art-news-in-brief Piclavier to perform in Tehran
Tehran The newly established pop-rock band Piclavier will give a concert at Tehran’s Azadi Tower on Friday evening.
Mehran Mokhtarpur is the singer of the band, which is led by keyboardist Shayan Karimi.
A repertoire of Persian, French and English songs will be performed during the concert. 
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Art Desk Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:35:29 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/122146-art-news-in-brief
Iranian research center retranslates 70 Urartian inscriptions http://tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/122145-iranian-research-center-retranslates-70-urartian-inscriptions  
TEHRAN -- Seventy Urartian inscriptions have recently been retranslated in a study project at Iran’s Research Institute for Cultural Heritage and Tourism, an expert at the institute, Maryam Dara, said on Wednesday.
Urartu was an ancient kingdom of southwest Asia centered in the mountainous region southeast of the Black Sea and southwest of the Caspian Sea.
The country enjoyed considerable political power in the Middle East in... Read more

]]> Art Desk Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:33:36 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/122145-iranian-research-center-retranslates-70-urartian-inscriptions Artist accuses Oscars of plagiarizing set design http://tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/122144-artist-accuses-oscars-of-plagiarizing-set-design
TEHRAN -- Iranian filmmaker and architect Ataollah Omidvar has accused the 87th Academy Awards of plagiarizing Abbas Kiarostami’s idea for “Forest without Leaves” in the part of the set design for the 2015 Oscars.
In an interview with Honaronline on Tuesday, Omidvar claimed that the set, in... Read more

]]> Art Desk Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:30:46 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/122144-artist-accuses-oscars-of-plagiarizing-set-design Experts discuss Persian literature at Erzurum conference http://tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/122143-experts-discuss-persian-literature-at-erzurum-conference-  
TEHRAN – Eastern Turkish city of Erzurum hosted a conference on contemporary Persian literature, highlighting the role of Iranian literary figures who emerged after the Constitutional Revolution in the early years of the 20th century.
The meeting was organized by Iran’s cultural attaché’s office in Erzurum to celebrate the end of a 12-day course on the Persian language, which was held at Ataturk University, the Islamic Culture and... Read more

]]> Art Desk Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:29:32 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/122143-experts-discuss-persian-literature-at-erzurum-conference- “Hussein, Who Said No” screened in Tehran http://tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/122142-hussein-who-said-no-screened-in-tehran
TEHRAN – “Hussein, Who Said No”, Iranian director Ahmadreza Darvish’s controversial drama on the uprising of Imam Hussein (AS) in 680 CE, was finally screened in Tehran on Tuesday with some minor modifications.
The film and two other features were selected to be screened during the... Read more

]]> Art Desk Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:26:10 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/122142-hussein-who-said-no-screened-in-tehran Tianjin Teda signs Iranian defender Pouraliganji http://tehrantimes.com/sports/122141-tianjin-teda-signs-iranian-defender-pouraliganji
Tianjin Teda football club announced the signing of Morteza Pouraliganji from Naft. 
The Iranian international defender has joined Tianjin Teda for a reported $500,000 for a one season.
Pouraliganji, who made his international debut in a friendly game against Iraq just before the 2015 Asian Cup, became a regular starter in that tournament after his good performance. 
The 22-year-old... Read more

]]> Sport Desk Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:16:00 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/sports/122141-tianjin-teda-signs-iranian-defender-pouraliganji AFC Champions League: Foolad held, Tractor Sazi loses http://tehrantimes.com/sports/122140-afc-champions-league-foolad-held-tractor-sazi-loses-
Iranian teams Foolad and Tractor Sazi failed to win their opening matches in the AFC Champions League on Wednesday. 
Foolad played out a goalless draw at Ahwaz’s Ghadir Stadium in Group C. 
The Iranian tam was reduced to 10-man from the 69th minute after Mehdi Badrloo received his second yellow card. 
Foolad will play Lokomotiv Tashkent on March 4... Read more

]]> Sport Desk Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:04:54 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/sports/122140-afc-champions-league-foolad-held-tractor-sazi-loses- Iran unveils gas sweetening technology http://tehrantimes.com/economy-and-business/122139-iran-unveils-gas-sweetening-technology
TEHRAN – Iranian scientists at the Oil Ministry’s Research Center succeeded in producing an aqueous solution which will be used in gas sweetening process.
Amine gas treating, also known as gas sweetening and acid gas removal, refers to a group of processes that use aqueous solutions (commonly referred to simply as amines) to remove hydrogen sulfide and carbon dioxide from gases. It is a common... Read more

]]> Economic Desk Wed, 25 Feb 2015 20:46:04 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/economy-and-business/122139-iran-unveils-gas-sweetening-technology Iran dismisses claims of intervention in Yemen http://tehrantimes.com/politics/122138-iran-dismisses-claims-of-intervention-in-yemen
TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman on Wednesday dismissed a statement by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that intervention by Iran led to the collapse of Yemeni government. 
Iran’s “principled view” is that the people should “determine their own destiny”, Marzieh Afkham stated.
“All sides should let the Yemeni people determine destiny of their country and all the mechanisms should be... Read more

]]> Political Desk Wed, 25 Feb 2015 20:43:52 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/politics/122138-iran-dismisses-claims-of-intervention-in-yemen