Tehran Times http://tehrantimes.com/ Sat, 23 Aug 2014 14:40:28 GMT FeedCreator 1.8.0-dev (info@mypapit.net) Persepolis striker out for 7 months http://tehrantimes.com/sports/117886-persepolis-striker-out-for-7-months Persepolis striker Reza Norouzi has been ruled out for at least seven months after suffering a ligament injury in the 2-1 loss against Malavan on Wednesday.
Norouzi, who scored his team’s only goal with a penalty shot in the 18th minute, will undergo surgery on his knee in the coming days.
“Norouzi tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee. He will have an operation in the near future and is expected to be... Read more

]]> Sports Desk Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:15:09 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/sports/117886-persepolis-striker-out-for-7-months Pooladi joins Qatari side Al-Shahania http://tehrantimes.com/sports/117885-pooladi-joins-qatari-side-al-shahania Iranian international defender Mehrdad Pooladi, who has been linked with European clubs, has joined the Qatari side Al-Shahania.
He signed a one-year contract with the newly promoted club on Thursday, after completing a medical. The transfer fee is reportedly around $700,000.
Pooladi was a key player on the Iranian football team during the 2014 World Cup. The left-back made a combined 6.3 tackles and interceptions per game in Brazil, which put him with the... Read more

]]> Sports Desk Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:12:15 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/sports/117885-pooladi-joins-qatari-side-al-shahania Egypt agrees to allow Iran’s aid into Gaza: source http://tehrantimes.com/politics/117880-egypt-agrees-to-allow-irans-aid-into-gaza-source TEHRAN – An informed source at the Iranian Foreign Ministry said on Friday that Egypt has agreed to let Iran to send food and medicine to Gaza, the Mehr news agency reported.
“The Egyptian government has agreed with the transfer of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s medicine and food aid to Cairo in order to be transported to Gaza,” the source said.
Following Egypt’s agreement, the first aid consignment, weighing 100 tons, will soon be airlifted to... Read more

]]> Political Desk Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:47:36 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/politics/117880-egypt-agrees-to-allow-irans-aid-into-gaza-source Hamas executes 18 suspected of spying for Israel http://tehrantimes.com/world/117878-hamas-executes-18-suspected-of-spying-for-israel Hamas resistance fighters in Gaza executed 18 spies accused of collaborating with Israel on Friday, a day after Israel tracked down and killed three top Hamas commanders, the highest-ranking militants to be killed in the six-week war.
Seven people were executed in front of worshippers outside a mosque in one of Gaza's main squares, witnesses said, the first public executions in the Palestinian enclave since the 1990s. A further 11 were killed at... Read more

]]> By staff & agencies Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:46:37 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/world/117878-hamas-executes-18-suspected-of-spying-for-israel 561 Hezbollah fighters killed in Syria since 2013 http://tehrantimes.com/world/117877-561-hezbollah-fighters-killed-in-syria-since-2013- At least 561 Hezbollah fighters have been killed in Syria since it began openly fighting on the side of the government early last year, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition-aligned group that documents causalities in the conflict, reported on Thursday.
The opposition National Syrian Coalition said 15 fighters from Lebanon’s Hezbollah had been martyred in recent battles against Syrian terrorists in the village of Flita in Syria’s mountainous Qalamoun region on... Read more

]]> By staff & agencies Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:46:35 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/world/117877-561-hezbollah-fighters-killed-in-syria-since-2013- One dead in shooting at mosque in Switzerland: police http://tehrantimes.com/world/117875-one-dead-in-shooting-at-mosque-in-switzerland-police One person was killed Friday in a shooting in the prayer hall of a Swiss mosque, police said.
The suspected killer was arrested at the scene in the northeastern city of Sankt Gallen, local police told AFP, without giving further details about the individual.
Officers were alerted at around 2:00 p.m. (1200 GMT) that shots had been fired in the mosque.
Police apprehended an individual with a handgun when called to the mosque in a... Read more

]]> By staff & agencies Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:45:16 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/world/117875-one-dead-in-shooting-at-mosque-in-switzerland-police ISIL funding ‘beyond anything’ ever seen: Hagel http://tehrantimes.com/world/117876-isil-funding-beyond-anything-ever-seen-hagel Iraqi forces battled terrorists northeast of Baghdad Friday, as Washington said a powerful rebels group was being funding "beyond anything" ever seen, adding that operations in Syria may also be needed.
Pentagon chiefs warned of the dangers of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, a slick, well-funded operation powered by an "apocalyptic end of days" ideology as the West reeled from the grisly execution of American journalist James Foley.
But despite the... Read more

]]> By staff & agencies Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:27:49 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/world/117876-isil-funding-beyond-anything-ever-seen-hagel Yemenis hold demo in Sanaa in support of Shia fighters http://tehrantimes.com/world/117874-yemenis-hold-demo-in-sanaa-in-support-of-shia-fighters Thousands of supporters of Shia fighters pressing the government to step down gathered in the Yemeni capital Friday as a presidential team was in the northern Houthi stronghold for crisis talks.
The rally came on the final day of an ultimatum set by the Shia Zaidi commander, Abdulmalik al-Houthi, according to AFP. 
He urged supporters to gather for weekly Muslim prayers on the road leading to Sanaa International Airport in the north of the... Read more

]]> By staff & agencies Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:27:48 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/world/117874-yemenis-hold-demo-in-sanaa-in-support-of-shia-fighters Iran says ‘consultation’ is important to resolve regional issues http://tehrantimes.com/politics/117872-iran-says-consultation-is-important-to-resolve-regional-issues TEHRAN - Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, the deputy foreign minister for Arab and African affairs, has highlighted the importance of holding talks and consultations with regional and extra-regional countries to resolve problems facing the Middle East region.
In a meeting with Romanian Deputy Foreign Minister Carmen Burlacu in Tehran on Thursday, he said that Iran is closely monitoring developments in regional countries.
Amir-Abdollahian said drastic political measures should be taken to undermine extremism and terrorism.
The Romanian... Read more

]]> Political Desk Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:25:44 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/politics/117872-iran-says-consultation-is-important-to-resolve-regional-issues Iranian FM to visit Russia next week http://tehrantimes.com/politics/117873-iranian-fm-to-visit-russia-next-week TEHRAN – Tehran’s Ambassador to Moscow, Mehdi Sanaie, has announced that Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is scheduled to make a trip to Russia next week.
Sanaie said the Iranian foreign minister plans to meet with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov on August 29, the Fars news agency reported on Friday.
Zarif is also scheduled to hold talks with some other Russian officials on regional and international issues, the ambassador added.
In her press... Read more

]]> Political Desk Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:24:35 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/politics/117873-iranian-fm-to-visit-russia-next-week