Iran English language newspaper headlines on Sunday, 27-01-2013

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Iran’s non-oil trade tops $78b in 10 months: finance minister

Iran conducted $78.2 billion in trade in non-oil goods with other countries during the first ten months of the current Iranian calendar year, which began on March 20, 2012, according to Iranian Finance and Economic Affairs Minister Shamseddin Hosseini.

30 die in Egyptian clashes over death sentences

At least 30 people killed in Port Said clashes after 21 fans sentenced to death over last year’s deadly football riot.

Iran proposes establishment of Islamic military alliance

Iran proposed on Saturday that Muslim countries establish a joint military organization to defend each other should the need arise.

Republicans should stop being the stupid party, Jindal says

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal says the Republican Party has to stop being the “stupid” party, as its approval ratings dipped to between 10 and 30 percent in recent public opinion polls.

India’s Republic Day commemorated in Tehran

A function was held at the Indian Embassy in Tehran on Saturday to commemorate the Republic Day of India, which marked the 64th anniversary of the enactment of the country’s Constitution.

Leader’s advisor denies reports of Iran-U.S. direct talks

Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior advisor to the Supreme Leader, has dismissed the news reports claiming that Iran has held direct talks with the United States.

China calls for resumption of Iran nuclear talks

China on Friday called for a resumption of talks between Iran and world powers over Tehran’s nuclear program, saying China has adopted a flexible and open attitude toward the venue of the talks.

Servants of Construction Party will mull endorsing Najafi, Jahangiri in presidential election

Two heavyweight members of the Servants of Construction Party, namely Mohammad Ali Najafi and Es’haq Jahangiri, are being considered as two potential reformist candidates in the June presidential election.

Tehran-Cairo ties essential for Mideast: Egyptian diplomat

The director of Egypt’s Interests Section in Tehran has said that his country and Iran enjoy deeply-rooted ties, although there have been some ups and downs in their relationship.

U.S. has nothing left to pressure Iran over its nuclear program: ambassador

The United States has nothing left to pressure Tehran over its nuclear program except for war, and if it chooses conflict Iran could close a key energy chokepoint, its envoy to Baghdad told AFP on Thursday.

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Global Glimmers Of Hope

China’s manufacturing grew at the fastest pace in two years and eurozone services and factory output shrank less than economists forecast in surveys for January, adding to signs of resilience in the global economy.

UK Lists Israel as Human Rights Abuser

The British foreign office included Israel as ‘a country of concern’ in a report on human rights violators.

Pentagon to Layoff 46,000 Employees

The Pentagon said on Friday that it has begun laying off some of its 46,000 temporary and contract workers and is cutting maintenance on ships and military hardware, as it prepares for potentially drastic defense cuts.

Tehran Can Share Anti-Drug Expertise With Hanoi

Iranian Ambassador to Hanoi Hossein Alvandi Behineh in a meeting with Vietnamese Minister of Public Security General Tran Dai Quang announced Tehran’s readiness to share experiences with Vietnam in fighting drug trafficking.

US Unable To Pressure Iran

The United States has nothing left to pressure Tehran over its nuclear program except for war, and if it chooses conflict, Iran could close a key energy chokepoint, Tehran’s Ambassador to Baghdad Hassan Danaeifar said.