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Tehran Municipality has pushed to raise public funds for the expansion of the Tehran subway system so as to avoid relying on national funds. Premium. To continue reading this article log in to your account, or join us now and get a free trial which includes access to this specific story. You will not be ...
The Russian director said cinema always welcomes a good idea and “my hope is that Iranian and Russian film industries could one day start working together for film and TV. Now is a great time for the two neighbors to work together and make films, as they have excellent relations in other areas”.

At the European level at least, Tehran seems confident that France's anti-Iranian efforts will fail. France's moves to secure new European sanctions against Iran are being challenged by Italy, Austria and Greece. European foreign ministers failed to agree on new sanctions during their recent meeting.
TEHRAN – Four major museums in Tehran, which were obliged to deposit a percentage of their revenues to government funds, now collect all their earnings. “All incomes generated from four major [heritage] museums in Tehran will be returned to them based on an approval by the parliament which is in ...
TEHRAN – Iran will be participating in the 25th Arabian Travel Market in Dubai, which opens its doors to the public today. During the three-day event, Iran's pavilion will highlight tourism potential, traditions, handicrafts and rituals that are originated from the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan.
"It is a possibility, certainly from a humanitarian perspective, but it requires a change of attitude," Zarif told the broadcaster when asked if Tehran would consider the possibility of holding a prisoner swap like the one, which took place during the administration of former US President Barack Obama.

Teheran is coming off of two solid outings in a row and will be looking to continue that trend Saturday night. He allowed five hits, one run and struck out a season-high nine last time out against the Phillies. Teheran has allowed 10 hits and three runs over his last 12 innings. The walks are still a concern as ...
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian police have arrested a former prosecutor known as the “torturer of Tehran,” who faces a two-year prison sentence over the death of prisoners following 2009 protests, Iranian media reported on Sunday. The official website of the judiciary, Mizanonline.com, said former Tehran ...
Tehran. A senior member of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) alerted Israel Friday that Tehran's “hands are on the trigger and missiles are ready” to strike all Israeli air bases after a map of air bases in Syria believed to be controlled by Iran was shared with Israeli media earlier this week, ...
China National Machinery Industry Corp, known as Sinomach, has signed a contract to build an $845m (5.35 billion yuan) railway in western Iran, linking the cities of Tehran (pictured), Hamedan and Sanandaj. Sinomach will handle the engineering, procurement and construction work for the 410km railway ...
Trump, who has threatened to pull Washington out of a multilateral deal with Tehran to curb its nuclear program, called the Revolutionary Guard "a hostile army that brutalizes and steals from the Iranian people to fund terrorism abroad." Trump said in the statement the Guard had spent more than $16 billion ...
The diplomacy of Emmanuel Macron had aspired to stand at an equal distance between Iran and Saudi Arabia as well as with its allies. Advisers to the French president had a constant refrain: “We do not have to be involved between Sunnis and Shiites.” During his first year at the Elysee, Emmanuel Macron ...
Teheran will make history when the Braves open the regular season with their March 29 game against the Phillies at SunTrust Park. This will mark just the second time he made an Opening Day start in Atlanta. He has allowed two runs or fewer with at least six innings in each of his four previous season ...
Reports originating from Tehran City Council say it is more likely that “political pressure” has been the underlying reason for centrist Mayor Mohammad Ali Najafi's resignation, although his illness was also instrumental in his decision to step down in mid-March. A Tehran City Council member says ...
Tecno Mobile, a subsidiary of Hong Kong-based Transsion Holdings, has opened its first brand store in Iran. The Chinese company opened its first store in Tehran last week in Aladdin Mall, the famous electronics shopping center, ICTNA reported. Alvin Liu, Tecno sales director in Iran, said his company ...
An analyst believes the European Union would not like to sit idly watching Russia's growing relations with Iran and, unlike the US, would in turn move to improve its ties with Tehran to prevent a new “power bloc” limiting its sway in Middle East. “The EU has reached the conclusion that a 'new power bloc' ...
TEHRAN- Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA) Vice Chairman Pedram Soltani voiced Iran's readiness for hosting the 12th edition of World Chambers Congress in 2021, the portal of ICCIMA reported on Sunday. In a meeting with Director of World Chambers Federation ...

As Sinopec Corporation's legal manager told the Tehran Times, the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) awarded the first phase of Yadavaran oilfield development project to Sinopec in 2007 and four years after finalizing the deal, in 2011, the Chinese company signed two engineering, procurement, ...
TEHRAN- According to Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah cutting reliance on foreign currencies and using Iranian and Omani rial in trade transactions between the two Persian Gulf countries is one of the major requirements to enhance mutual banking and commercial ties, IRNA quoted ...
TEHRAN – Iran has rejected a recent decision by the European Union to propose new sanctions on Iran as “big miscalculation”. On Friday, it was reported that Britain, France and Germany have proposed fresh EU sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missiles and its role in Syria's to try to persuade Donald ...
Tehran is among the least expensive cities in the world to live in, according to the latest findings of the Worldwide Cost of Living Survey 2018 by The Economist Intelligence Unit. The survey, which compares the price of over 150 items in 133 cities, found the cost of living in Tehran is nearly half that of the ...
Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Bahran Qassemi rejected on Saturday “speculation” over an Omani mediation between Tehran and Washington. This effectively eliminated rumors that Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi's surprise visit to Iran was related to US Defense Secretary James Mattis' ...
TEHRAN – Municipal waste generation in Tehran is twice as other megacities in the world, Tehran City Council Chairman Mohsen Hashemi said on Thursday as he visited the Aradkuh landfill in southern Tehran. Pointing to the fact that Tehraners produce some 9,000 tons of municipal waste on a daily ...
Tehran's Prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi says the Iranian Judiciary has indicted 175 protesters arrested during recent widespread protests. The Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA) quoted Dolatabadi as saying on March 16 that the protests have caused “loses and damages'' in 41 Iranian cities out of ...
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The mayor of Iran's capital Tehran resigned after hard-liners criticized him for attending a ceremony in which primary school girls danced, Iranian media reported Thursday. Mohammad Ali Najafi submitted his resignation to Tehran's City Council and the council was expected to ...
Sadegh Zibakalam, speaking to the Guardian on the phone from Tehran on Wednesday, said he has also been banned from political and social activities including writing for newspapers and giving interviews, or activities on social media, for a period of two years, according to his verdict. He has 20 days to ...
TEHRAN — A troupe of young dancing girls throwing rose petals may have ended the career of Tehran's mayor, who suddenly resigned on Wednesday. The mayor, Mohammad Ali Najafi, attended a celebration last week amounting to an Islamic version of Mother's Day. There he encountered six girls ...
TEHRAN - The Leader of the Islamic Revolution has deplored comments made by some Western officials, the Americans in particular, against Iran's foreign policy in the Middle East, asserting that the issue is none of their business. “While America has a corrupt and seditious presence everywhere, they ...
Teheran cruised through four scoreless frames on Friday night against the Yankees, allowing just two hits and collecting two strikeouts while avoiding any free passes or other complications. That set up an eventual 3-1 victory, as Carlos Franco's seventh inning double off of former Brave David Hale proved ...
A video of three Iranian women singing a famous feminist song on Tehran's subway March 8 to mark International Women's Day is going viral on social media and highlighted ongoing challenges to veiling and other discriminatory laws. The women are not wearing the Islamic head scarf, known as the hijab, ...
RICHMOND, B.C. - The son of an Iranian-Canadian professor who died in a Tehran prison fought back tears after he arrived in Canada on Thursday as he explained how his mother reacted when she wasn't allowed to board their flight from Iran. Brothers Ramin and Mehran Seyed-Emami told reporters that ...
Iran continues to face obstacles in silencing its armed opponents in Iraqi Kurdistan, where authorities recently offered Tehran assurances to prevent Iranian Kurdish militants from causing tension with Tehran. At 4 p.m. March 1 in Binaslawa town just outside Erbil, Salah Rahmani, a veteran peshmerga ...
The widow of an Iranian-Canadian environmentalist who died in a Tehran prison last month in disputed circumstances has been prevented from leaving the country, her two sons have said. Authorities have said that Kavous Seyed Emami, a professor of sociology and the managing director of the Persian ...
“It's funny because in Tehran, our grandfather built two identical homes next to each other—one for my mother, the other for her sister,” says Maryam of her childhood spent in the city's Shemiran neighborhood. “That's where we grew up. Those houses are still there, on this little street, exactly as they were, ...
A senior delegation from the Afghan Ministry of Defense (MoD) has traveled to Tehran for talks with Iranian military officials, the MoD said in a statement on Wednesday. The visit is aimed at strengthening military cooperation between Kabul and Tehran, dealing with common threats, and border cooperation, ...
Tehran's chief prosecutor, Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi, who announced the sentence, did not give the woman's identity but said she intended to appeal against the verdict, the judiciary's Mizan Online news agency reported. Dolatabadi said the unidentified woman took off her headscarf in Tehran's Enghelab ...
Curated to showcase works tracing the creation of the Louvre, from its founding in 1793 to date, the show came a day after the French foreign minister, Yves Le Drian, arriving in Tehran both to open the exhibition and press officials over their missile programme, received a rocky welcome. One official ...
CHRI had previously reported that more than 40 university students had been arrested between December 30, 2017, and January 4, 2018, in Tehran amid protests there and dozens of other Iranian cities against the government's economic policies and state repression. Some of the detainees were held in ...
The Third Exhibition of Villagers and Nomadic Capabilities is scheduled to open in Tehran's Permanent Fairground on Tuesday in the presence of First Vice President Es'haq Jahangiri. The four-day event, according to its official website Irdx.ir, is aimed at introducing cultural and tourist attractions in Iranian ...
... it joins Jafar Panahi's dashcam-shot Taxi as one of recent years' great cinematic fuck-yous to the Iranian government. The animated mise en scene also helps because Tehran Taboo would almost be too bleak had it been shot as a live-action film, exploring as it does the extreme sexual hypocrisies of the ...
If we had done this interview in Tehran, where would we have met? Joobin Bekhrad: When Iʹm in Tehran, I often go to one of the many gardens. They are scattered all over the city. Itʹs a very green city, anyone whoʹs been will tell you that. And most of these gardens belonged to the aristocracy of the ...
“With the coordination that has taken place with the judiciary, the bus driver that drove over the policemen will be punished by hanging before the end of the [Iranian] year [March 20, 2018],” Tehran Police Chief Gen. Hossein Rahimi said on March 1 in an interview with the state-funded Islamic Republic of ...
A collection of modern furniture designed by architect Bijan Shafei is on display at Art Time Gallery. The furniture is made mainly from bamboo. Items on display include tables, chairs, paravents, lights and cabinets, Honaronline reported.The exhibit, titled 'From Maison & Objet Paris to Tehran Project' will ...
An Instagram post by an outspoken, internationally acclaimed filmmaker and activist triggered a new debate among Iranians on whether Tehran should continue its strong presence in Syria. Comments by Tahmineh Milani, 57, were construed as a mockery to the "Shrine Defenders," a term Tehran uses for ...
The irony is that the show opens just as France and Iran find themselves in a tense diplomatic moment. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian was Monday in Tehran to inaugurate the Louvre show, but more importantly to hold difficult talks over ballistic missiles and interventions in the region.
"In the tumultuous ocean of international relations, cultural diplomacy is a flare that we should maintain together," said French Foreign Minister Yves Le Drian, who was visiting Tehran on March 5 to open the exhibit and hold talks on missiles and other geopolitical matters. The doors were unsealed for ...
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian arrived in Tehran Monday for talks with senior officials, with the foreign ministry promising “a frank and demanding dialogue with Iran”. But some experts warn that France's influence on Tehran is limited. “There are lots of things to discuss: the nuclear deal, [Iran's] ...
TEHRAN -- The German electronic music band Schiller plans to perform “Berlin-Tehran” in its repertoire arranged for the Tehran concerts opening tomorrow, composer Christopher von Deylen said during a press conference in Tehran on Saturday. Iranian rhythms characterize the piece, but no Iranian ...
TEHRAN -- Tehran Mayor Mohammad Ali Najafi has called on Tehrani citizens to plant a tree while they are growing sabzeh for their Haft Seen. Iranians grow, wheat, barley, mung bean or lentil sprouts in a dish and put it on Haft Seen (an arrangement of seven symbolic items traditionally displayed at ...
Friday Prayers sermons in Iran witnessed slamming of the Iranian government policy in facing protests. The toughest criticism was made by the interim leader of Tehran's Friday Prayers Ahmad Khatami against the soft procedures in dealing with the feminist movement that is anti-obligatory to hijab in Iran.


 

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