Tehran Times http://www.tehrantimes.com/ Sat, 31 Jan 2015 20:26:33 GMT FeedCreator 1.8.0-dev (info@mypapit.net) U.S. congressmen urge Turkey to stop passage of ISIL terrorists to Europe http://www.tehrantimes.com/world/121482-us-congressmen-urge-turkey-to-stop-passage-of-isil-terrorists-to-europe Senior members of the U.S. Congress have slammed Turkey for allowing the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorists to enter the country from Iraq and Syria and travel to Europe to conduct terror attacks.
In interviews with BuzzFeed News, leading members of the Senate and House of Representatives warned Turkey that the country’s government must take aggressive steps to stop the passage of ISIL terrorists to Europe.
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CIA, Israel plotted senior Hezbollah commander's killing http://www.tehrantimes.com/world/121481-cia-israel-plotted-senior-hezbollah-commanders-killing The CIA and Israel's spy agency Mossad were behind an elaborate plot to kill Hezbollah commander Imad Mughniyeh in a 2008 car bomb attack in Syria, the Washington Post reported.
Citing former intelligence officials, the newspaper reported that U.S. and Israeli spy agencies worked together to target Mughniyeh on February 12, 2008 as he left a restaurant in the Syrian capital Damascus.
He was killed instantly by... Read more

]]> TehranTimes Sat, 31 Jan 2015 20:05:06 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/world/121481-cia-israel-plotted-senior-hezbollah-commanders-killing Curtains up for Fajr Film Festival at Tehran theaters http://www.tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/121479-curtains-up-for-fajr-film-festival-at-tehran-theaters  
TEHRAN The 33rd Fajr Film Festival opened during a ceremony at Tehran’s Milad Tower last evening.
The ceremony began with reading a message from Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Ali Jannati, who congratulated Iranian cineastes on the inauguration of another edition of the festival and wished them luck at the event, which is Iran’s most prestigious festival in the motion picture industry.
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]]> Art Desk Sat, 31 Jan 2015 19:24:49 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/121479-curtains-up-for-fajr-film-festival-at-tehran-theaters Fajr theater festival to honor veteran stage artists http://www.tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/121478-fajr-theater-festival-to-honor-veteran-stage-artists
TEHRAN – The 33rd Fajr International Theater Festival will honor four stage artists for their lifetime achievements during the closing ceremony tonight.
Actor Jafar Vaali, actress Badrossadat Beranjani, director and writer Ahmad Sepasdar and theater teacher Hossein-Ali Tabatabaii will be honored with special awards during the ceremony, the organizers reported on Saturday.
Vaali began his artistic career as an actor and later... Read more

]]> Art Desk Sat, 31 Jan 2015 19:21:41 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/121478-fajr-theater-festival-to-honor-veteran-stage-artists Alireza Qorbani’s new album “Drops of Rain” released http://www.tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/121476-alireza-qorbanis-new-album-drops-of-rain-released TEHRAN – Iranian vocalist Alireza Qorbani’s new album entitled “Drops of Rain” has recently been released in Tehran.
The album, which contains pieces composed and performed by brothers Sohrab and Tahmures Purnazeri, was unveiled during a ceremony at the Iranian Academy of Art on Friday.
Speaking at the ceremony, Sohrab Purnazari said that the album contains a variety of compositions accompanied with declamations by poet Ali-Akbar Nabati... Read more

]]> Art Desk Sat, 31 Jan 2015 19:17:58 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/121476-alireza-qorbanis-new-album-drops-of-rain-released Art news in brief http://www.tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/121475-art-news-in-brief Flutist Forugh Karimi to hold master classes in Tehran
TEHRAN – Vienna-based Iranian musician and flutist Forugh Karimi will hold master classes at Tehran’s Shahrashub Music Institute from February 12 to 14.
Karimi, 60, is an associate professor and practitioner of music-kinesiology at the University of Music and Performing Arts of Vienna.
Tehran center to host piano recitals
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300 patients in need of lung transplantation in Iran http://www.tehrantimes.com/society/121474-300-patients-in-need-of-lung-transplantation-in-iran-
TEHRAN – The head of the organ transplantation department at the health ministry has said that so far 300 patients are in need of pulmonary transplant surgery in the country out of which 60 are on the waiting list, IRNA reported on Saturday. 
Katayoun Najafizadeh said that improper care of ICU (intensive-care unit) patients who are declared brain dead in the hospitals has reduced organ... Read more

]]> TehranTimes Sat, 31 Jan 2015 18:55:19 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/society/121474-300-patients-in-need-of-lung-transplantation-in-iran- Dust pollution in Ahwaz 66 times higher than acceptable level http://www.tehrantimes.com/society/121473-dust-pollution-in-ahwaz-66-times-higher-than-acceptable-level-
TEHRAN - The level of dust particles in Ahwaz reached 10,000 micrograms per cubic meter on Thursday, making it 66 times more than the acceptable level, the Hamshahri newspaper reported on Saturday.
This is the highest amount of dust pollution reported ever since March 21, 2014 in the city.
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]]> TehranTimes Sat, 31 Jan 2015 18:53:49 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/society/121473-dust-pollution-in-ahwaz-66-times-higher-than-acceptable-level- Iranian legendary striker Daei hails Iranian Fans http://www.tehrantimes.com/sports/121472-iranian-legendary-striker-daei-hails-iranian-fans
AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015 Ambassador Ali Daei hailed excellent crowds attending the AFC Asian Games.
“I think the Asian Cup has, in all honesty, been a great success,” said the Asian Cup’s all-time leading goalscorer.
“The standard of football has been very good indeed and from the games I have seen, and there has been very little to choose between the... Read more

]]> Sport Desk Sat, 31 Jan 2015 18:50:51 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/sports/121472-iranian-legendary-striker-daei-hails-iranian-fans FIVB praises Iranian setter Saeid Marouf http://www.tehrantimes.com/sports/121471-fivb-praises-iranian-setter-saeid-marouf
The Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (International Federation of Volleyball) hailed Zenit Kazan Iranian setter Saeid Marouf.
Marouf helped Zenit Kazan to victory on his debut in the 2015 CEV DenizBank Volleyball Champions League, where the Russian outfit defeated VfB Friedrichshafen 3-0.
The Russian club's new Iranian recruit was voted the leg's best player, fivb.org wrote.
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