Tehran Times http://www.tehrantimes.com/ Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:20:42 GMT FeedCreator 1.8.0-dev (info@mypapit.net) A string of bad luck takes the life of Iranian man and wife http://www.tehrantimes.com/society/119183-a-string-of-bad-luck-takes-the-life-of-iranian-man-and-wife- TEHRAN – An elderly couple coming back from a trip lost their lives in one day but in two separate bizarre car accidents, IRNA reported on Tuesday. 
The couple was from Bonestan village, located in Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province in the southwest of Iran.
The man, Mirza Hossein Pashang, 59, was driving on the interstate highway when noticed a handbag in the middle of the road and... Read more

]]> TehranTimes Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:37:42 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/society/119183-a-string-of-bad-luck-takes-the-life-of-iranian-man-and-wife- Seven tons of drugs seized over the past two weeks http://www.tehrantimes.com/society/119182-seven-tons-of-drugs-seized-over-the-past-two-weeks
TEHRAN- Deputy Secretary General of Iran Drug Control Headquarters said on Wednesday that seven tons of illicit drugs have been seized in the last two weeks.
Alireza Jazini said that a total of 7493 kilograms of drugs, including 6190 kilograms of opium, 149 kilograms of heroin, 1055 kilograms of hashish, 24 kilograms of crystal and 74 kilograms of raw materials have been seized, the Fars news... Read more

]]> TehranTimes Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:34:44 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/society/119182-seven-tons-of-drugs-seized-over-the-past-two-weeks Dentistry services to be offered at approved state rates http://www.tehrantimes.com/society/119181-dentistry-services-to-be-offered-at-approved-state-rates
TEHRAN- The secretary of Iran’s dental health council has announced plans to expand dentistry services in 500 state hospitals in line with approved state rates in the near future.
Sa’eed Asgari, the secretary of dental health council, said dental health council was founded as a department at the Health Ministry in the summer and is chaired directly by the health minister.
This is the... Read more

]]> TehranTimes Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:29:57 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/society/119181-dentistry-services-to-be-offered-at-approved-state-rates Tehran to host 1st international nutrition congress http://www.tehrantimes.com/society/119180-tehran-to-host-1st-international-nutrition-congress
TEHRAN- The first international and 13th Iranian nutrition congress is scheduled to be held from Nov., 03 to Dec., 30 to Nov., 03 in Tehran. 
Majid Hajifaraji, director of the national nutrition and food technology research institute of Iran, said that some prominent nutritionists from the U.S., Canada, and European countries are taking part in this congress in Tehran, the Mehr news agency reported on October,... Read more

]]> TehranTimes Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:24:54 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/society/119180-tehran-to-host-1st-international-nutrition-congress Erdogan to unveil Turkey's controversial new presidential palace http://www.tehrantimes.com/world/119179-erdogan-to-unveil-turkeys-controversial-new-presidential-palace
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday unveiled his new presidential palace on the outskirts of Ankara, denounced by ecologists as an environmental blight and by the opposition as new evidence of his autocratic tendencies.
Erdogan will host his first official event at the new palace, a reception marking Turkey's annual republic day which celebrates the foundation of modern Turkey in 1923 out of the... Read more

]]> TehranTimes Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:19:28 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/world/119179-erdogan-to-unveil-turkeys-controversial-new-presidential-palace ‘White House did little to stop the rise of ISIL’ http://www.tehrantimes.com/world/119178-white-house-did-little-to-stop-the-rise-of-isil-
President Obama’s former ambassador to Iraq said in a new interview that his administration “did almost nothing” in response to intelligence warnings earlier this year that the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) radicals were gaining ground in Iraq and threatening the country’s stability.
“The administration not only was warned by everybody back in January, it actually announced that it was going to... Read more

]]> TehranTimes Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:16:47 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/world/119178-white-house-did-little-to-stop-the-rise-of-isil- Iran rises in World Bank Doing Business rankings http://www.tehrantimes.com/economy-and-business/119177-iran-rises-in-world-bank-doing-business-rankings-
TEHRAN Iran has risen two positions in the new Doing Business rankings of the World Bank, to 130th place. The WB rating assesses the comfort of doing business in 189 countries around the world. 
The Doing Business 2015 report updates all indicators as of June 1, 2014, ranks economies on their overall ease of doing business, and analyzes reforms to business regulation — identifying... Read more

]]> economic desk Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:08:53 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/economy-and-business/119177-iran-rises-in-world-bank-doing-business-rankings- FIFA President Blatter praises Iran Football Federation http://www.tehrantimes.com/sports/119176-fifa-president-blatter-praises-iran-football-federation
TEHRAN--FIFA President Sepp Blatter has sent a congratulatory message to head of Iran Football Federation (IFF) Ali Kafashian. 
“Many thanks for sending me a copy of the Iran Football Federation’s Annual Report for the Year 2014 and congratulations for all the good work you are doing to promote football in your country.
“I have preserved fond memories of my visit to Iran one year... Read more

]]> sport desk Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:02:46 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/sports/119176-fifa-president-blatter-praises-iran-football-federation Art news in brief http://www.tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/119175-art-news-in-brief-
IIDCYA to participate in Istanbul Book Fair
TEHRAN -- The Institute for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (IIDCYA) will be participating in the 33rd edition of Istanbul Book Fair running from November 8 to 16.
The latest products of the institute will go on display at the fair focusing on the central theme of “100 Years of Turkish Cinema”.
In addition, IIDCYA has displayed a collection of its books at the ongoing 59th... Read more

]]> art desk Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:51:44 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/119175-art-news-in-brief- Greek lighting designer Vasilis Apostolatos to arrive in Tehran today http://www.tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/119174-greek-lighting-designer-vasilis-apostolatos-to-arrive-in-tehran-today
TEHRAN – Greek lighting designer Vasilis Apostolatos will arrive in Tehran today to hold two workshops.
Vasilis Apostolatos will be holding the workshops at the invitation of Iran’s Virgule Troupe, director of the troupe Arvand Dashtaray told the Persian service of ISNA on Wednesday.
“Apostolatos will hold one workshop for technical personnel of Iran’s theater, and his second workshop has been arranged... Read more

]]> art desk Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:48:01 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/119174-greek-lighting-designer-vasilis-apostolatos-to-arrive-in-tehran-today