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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.
The starting matchup for this one featured Julio Teheran and Miles Mikolas, and things were quiet in the first. Teheran got a double-play ball to erase his one-out walk, and Mikolas worked around a two-out double from Freddie Freeman. Teheran went 1-2-3 in the second, striking out two, and the Braves got ...
E uropean powers and Iran have started talks over Tehran's role in the Middle East and will meet again this month in Italy as part of efforts to prove to US President Donald Trump that they are meeting his concerns over the 2015 nuclear deal, Reuters reported. Iranian officials say Tehran is open to ...
The contest, with a focus on women's wear, was held during the first three days of the Festival in Tehran's Vahdat Hall. The 7th Fajr Fashion and Clothing Festival has kicked off on February 25 and will be open to visitors until March 4, 2018. The festival aims to encourage designers to promote Islamic and ...
Julio Teheran showed up at training camp with a new haircut - cropped tightly at the sides and back, long and sticking straight up on top. "I had it done ... Strangely, in a season when the Braves sought to celebrate their new stadium in the suburbs, Teheran looked like he would rather be somewhere else.
TEHRAN, Mar. 18 (MNA) - In a message forwarded to his Belarusian counterpart, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani commended the 25th anniversary of establishment of TEHRAN-Minsk political ties. In a message issued on Sunday, President Rouhani expressed his sincerest congratulations to the ...
"Immediately after the incident was reported, the [Iranian] Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Abbas Araghchi, expressed the Islamic Republic of Iran's strong protest to the British ambassador to Tehran and demanded that the UK police fully protect our diplomats in London and immediately deal with ...
With the project opened, the greenbelt area around Tehran hit more than 40 thousand hectares. The President also planted a sapling in north-eastern Tehran in a symbolic move to celebrate the national Arbor Day on March 6. "I hope all people across the country will join in this important activity of planting ...
The passenger plane of Aseman Airlines which had 65 on board was lost on radar tracks 55 minutes after it took off Tehran Mehrabad Airport. A number of 26 rescue teams along with 106 climbers were dispatched to the estimated area of the accident, while the bad weather hampered the search efforts in ...
Iranian Parliament's General Director for International Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian met with the Palestinian ambassador to Iran Salah Al-Zawawi in Tehran on Saturday morning. Bilateral relations, cooperation, the issue of Quds (Jerusalem), Trump's measures against Palestinian cause, and resistance ...
The number of residential construction permits issued in Tehran during the first half of the current fiscal year to Sept. 22 has experienced an uptick, the Statistical Center of Iran said. Based on the latest SCI report released on its official website that covers info gathered from Municipalities throughout the ...
Iranian director Sadaf Foroughi's film Ava is screening at the ongoing Istanbul Independent Film Festival. Ava has been selected by the Canadian Academy as Best First Feature and has been nominated in eight categories for the 2018 Canadian Academy awards. It tells the story of a teenage girl in Tehran ...
At least five Iranian security forces were killed in separate car-ramming attacks and a stabbing blamed on Sufi Muslim followers who had been protesting alleged religious repression by the government in Tehran. Three police officers were killed and several wounded in the first incident on Monday evening ...
As such, Iranian-born Soozandeh shot his cast against a green screen in Germany -- where he lives in exile, another barrier to location shooting -- and rotoscoped them into an animated vision of the Iranian capital. As rotoscoped films go, the aesthetic result is thankfully closer to Richard Linklater's ...
Iran will help mend Erbil-Baghdad relations, top Tehran aide tells Masum ... ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - A high ranking Iranian official expressed Tehran's readiness in a meeting with the president of Iraq to do its best to mend Erbil-Baghdad ... He described Baghdad's relations with Tehran as not "tactical."


 

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