Iran English language newspaper headlines on Monday, 28-01-2013

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Huge fire kills 245 in Brazil

A fire in a nightclub killed at least 245 people in southern Brazil on Sunday when a band’s pyrotechnics show set the building ablaze and fleeing patrons were unable to find the emergency exits in the ensuing panic, officials said.

International Islamic Unity conference opens in Tehran

The 26th International Islamic Unity Conference has started in Iran’s capital, Tehran, with the presence of the country’s president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

1000s attend pro-gun control demo in DC

Thousands of people held a protest march in Washington in favor of gun control on Saturday, including residents of Newtown, Connecticut, where a mass elementary school shooting reignited the U.S. gun violence debate.

‘Morsi resignation, only way out of current crisis in Egypt’

The former leader of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, Tharwat Al-Kharbawi, says that President Mohammed Morsi has lost legitimacy and should resign as soon as possible.

African leaders meet in Ethiopia amid Mali crisis

African leaders met in the Ethiopian capital Sunday for talks dominated by the conflict in Mali as well as lingering territorial issues between the two Sudans.

Iranian diplomat discusses regional issues with Jordanian officials

The Iranian deputy foreign minister has said that Tehran is ready to send humanitarian aid through the Red Crescent Society to the Syrian refugees living in Jordan.

Iran is a gate between East and West: Finnish ambassador

Finland’s ambassador to Tehran has said that he has not seen any country enjoying such a rich and old history and civilization as Iran and that the two countries of Iran and Finland have always been the gates between the East and the West.

Psychological barriers to Iran nuclear deal should be removed: article

It is important that the psychological barriers to a deal between Iran and the United States over Tehran’s nuclear program be removed although the nuclear dispute between the two is often portrayed as a disagreement over technical issues, according to Ray Takeyh, a senior fellow at the New York-based Council on Foreign Relations.

We need vibrant presidential election: Hashemi Rafsanjani

Expediency Council Chairman Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said on Sunday that today the country needs an enthusiastic presidential election which would compel the enemies to acknowledge that it has been held according to modern, international standards.

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US Probing Swiss Firm for Medicine Trade

Despite claims of easing restrictions on the sales of medicine to Iran, Washington has launched an investigation into the transactions of Switzerland’s biggest pharmaceutical company, Novartis, with the Islamic Republic.

Bolstering Ties With Armenia Underlined

Given the growing trend of Iran-Armenia ties during the past decade, transactions between the two countries have grown to $400 million, making Tehran, Yerevan’s fourth trade partner.

Several Police Officers Killed in Afghanistan

Eight police officers and three detainees were killed when their vehicle was blown up by a powerful homemade bomb in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, officials said Sunday.

Davos Warns On Global Economy

The crisis mood is gone, but that does not mean you can slip back into your old ways–that’s the message from top international finance officials wrapping up the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Iran to Treat Victims of Iraq Attack

Iranian Embassy in Iraq said a number of people injured in a terrorist attack in the northern province of Salahuddin have been transferred to Iran for treatment.

Spanish Analysts Slam Media Ban

Media analysts in Spain continued to react to a controversial ban on the Iranian channels, Press TV and Hispan TV, saying the move is a blow to freedom of speech.

Muslim Unity Can Foil Organized Attack

A member of the Majlis on Sunday urged Muslims worldwide to consolidate their unity, saying the so-called advocates of human rights have plotted an ‘organized attack’ to destroy Islam and Muslim countries.