Tehran Times http://tehrantimes.com/ Sat, 30 Aug 2014 05:52:32 GMT FeedCreator 1.8.0-dev (info@mypapit.net) Iran will back resistance until liberation of Palestine: IRGC chief http://tehrantimes.com/politics/118013-iran-will-back-resistance-until-liberation-of-palestine-irgc-chief

TEHRAN –
The commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps has praised the Palestinians’ 51-day resistance against the Zionist regime’s forces and said the Iranian nation, along with the IRGC, will fully back the resistance movement until the liberation of Palestine.
 
Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari made the remarks in a message sent to the people of Gaza and commanders of the resistance... Read more

]]> TehranTimes Sat, 30 Aug 2014 05:33:47 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/politics/118013-iran-will-back-resistance-until-liberation-of-palestine-irgc-chief Iran approves of Russia’s position on nuclear issue: Zarif http://tehrantimes.com/politics/118011-iran-approves-of-russias-position-on-nuclear-issue-zarif-

 
TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that Iran is satisfied with Russia’s position on the country’s nuclear program.
 
He made the remarks during a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow on Friday.
 
Pointing to the historical relations between Iran and Russia, Zarif noted that the two countries have common interests in many areas.
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Tehran Times Political Desk Sat, 30 Aug 2014 05:10:31 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/politics/118011-iran-approves-of-russias-position-on-nuclear-issue-zarif-
Erdogan sworn in as Turkey's president http://tehrantimes.com/world/118010-erdogan-sworn-in-as-turkeys-president-
 
Turkey's outgoing premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in as president on Thursday to extend his more than decade-long dominant rule of the country.
 
Erdogan, who won the country's first direct presidential election on August 10, took his oath in parliament to become the 12th president of modern Turkey,according to AFP. 
 
Deputies of the opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), who... Read more

]]> By staff & agencies Sat, 30 Aug 2014 05:05:58 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/world/118010-erdogan-sworn-in-as-turkeys-president- Syrian crisis is biggest humanitarian emergency of our era: UNHCR http://tehrantimes.com/world/118009-syrian-crisis-is-biggest-humanitarian-emergency-of-our-era-unhcr

"The Syrian crisis has become the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era, yet the world is failing to meet the needs of refugees and the countries hosting them," United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres said in a statement issued on Friday.
 
"The response to the Syrian crisis has been generous, but the bitter truth is that it falls far short of... Read more

]]> By staff & agencies Sat, 30 Aug 2014 05:03:11 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/world/118009-syrian-crisis-is-biggest-humanitarian-emergency-of-our-era-unhcr Tanker with $100 million of Iraqi oil goes dark off Texas coast http://tehrantimes.com/world/118008-tanker-with-100-million-of-iraqi-oil-goes-dark-off-texas-coast  
TEHRAN A tanker near the U.S. state of Texas loaded with $100 million of disputed crude oil from Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdistan region has disappeared from satellite tracking.
 
The U.S. Coast Guard’s AIS ship tracking system and Reuters on Thursday were unable to locate the position of the United Kalavrvta tanker, which was carrying 1 million barrels of crude oil, and 95 percent full when it went dark,... Read more

]]> TehranTimes Sat, 30 Aug 2014 04:58:04 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/world/118008-tanker-with-100-million-of-iraqi-oil-goes-dark-off-texas-coast Israeli drone was tracked for 43 minutes before being downed: Iranian general http://tehrantimes.com/politics/118007-israeli-drone-was-tracked-for-43-minutes-before-being-downed-iranian-general-  
TEHRAN – An Israeli drone that intruded into Iranian airspace was tracked for 43 minutes before being shot down in a 2-minute operation, Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base Commander Brigadier General Amir Farzad Esmaeili said on Thursday.
 
The drone was downed by the Islamic Republic Guard Corps on Sunday. The IRGC said the Israeli spy drone was shot with a surface-to-air missile. 
 
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]]> Tehran Times Political News Sat, 30 Aug 2014 04:55:35 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/politics/118007-israeli-drone-was-tracked-for-43-minutes-before-being-downed-iranian-general- Iran in 17th place in world in scientific production: Health Ministry http://tehrantimes.com/component/content/article/67-iran-science-atech/118006-iran-in-17th-place-in-world-in-scientific-production-health-ministry
TEHRAN – The Iranian Health Ministry has managed to publish over 39,000 scientific articles in the field of medical research since the Rouhani administration took office a year ago, putting the country in 17th place in the world in terms of scientific production, the ministry announced.
 
According to the ministry, the country also completed 14,253 university-related research projects during the period, marking a 16- percent increase compared... Read more

]]> Tehran Times Health Desk Sat, 30 Aug 2014 04:51:46 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/component/content/article/67-iran-science-atech/118006-iran-in-17th-place-in-world-in-scientific-production-health-ministry Iran ranks 7th in world in nanotechnology, up from 57th in 2000: official http://tehrantimes.com/politics/118005-iran-ranks-7th-in-world-in-nanotechnology-up-from-57th-in-2000-official- TEHRAN Iran ranks seventh in the world in the field of nanotechnology, up 50 places from its world ranking in 2000, according to a faculty member of the Tehran Medical Sciences University.
 
“Iran stood 57th globally back in 2000 when it initiated its activities in the field of nanotechnology. Now, however, the country is 7th in the world, thanks to its immense advancement,” Dr. Seyed Mahdi Rezayat... Read more

]]> Tehran Times Political Desk Sat, 30 Aug 2014 04:48:07 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/politics/118005-iran-ranks-7th-in-world-in-nanotechnology-up-from-57th-in-2000-official- Iran inaugurates its biggest solar power plant http://tehrantimes.com/economy-and-business/118004-iran-inaugurates-its-biggest-solar-power-plant
 
TEHRAN – Iran on Thursday officially inaugurated its biggest solar power plant with the capacity to produce 514 kilowatt hours of electricity, twice the capacity of the country's second biggest solar plant in Shiraz. 
 
The solar power plant was launched in the city of Malard, Alborz province. Vice President for Executive Affairs Mohammad Shariatmadari attended the inauguration ceremony.
 
Highlighting the significance... Read more

]]> Tehran Times Economic Desk Sat, 30 Aug 2014 04:46:06 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/economy-and-business/118004-iran-inaugurates-its-biggest-solar-power-plant Asian buyers take 29.4% more Iran oil in July on-year http://tehrantimes.com/economy-and-business/118003-asian-buyers-take-294-more-iran-oil-in-july-on-year
 
TOKYO (Reuters) - Iran’s major Asian customers shipped in 29.4 percent more crude in July from a year earlier, with China, Tehran’s biggest client, still accounting for most of the increase seen since Western sanctions were eased at the beginning of the year.
 
Under the interim agreement that now runs to Nov. 24, Iran’s crude exports were to be held at just above 1... Read more

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