Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 14-02-2013

Tehran Times
Iran installing new generation of centrifuges at Natanz

Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Director Fereydoun Abbasi confirmed on Wednesday that Iran started installing a new generation of centrifuges at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility last month.

Bahraini police break up demo near Manama

Bahraini police have fired tear gas and stun grenades to disperse protesters trying to march to Pearl Roundabout, the nowcrushed symbol of the revolution that began nearly two years ago.

U.S. cop killer ‘believed dead’ inside cabin

A single gunshot was heard as police moved in on a mountain cabin where former U.S. policeman and triple-murder suspect Christopher Dorner was believed to be barricaded, the Los Angeles Times has reported.

Israel violated laws of war in Gaza: HRW

A U.S.-based rights group says Israel violated laws of war in a series of airstrikes during an 8-day military operation last November.

Afghan president welcomes U.S. troop withdrawal

The Afghan government on Wednesday welcomed President Barack Obama’s decision to bring home half of the 66,000 American troops in Afghanistan within the next year, and said its forces are ready to take responsibility for the country’s security.

Larijani discusses bilateral issues with Pakistani president

Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani, on the last day of his three-day visit to Pakistan, met with Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari in Lahore on Wednesday and discussed various issues with him.

New principlist group established

The Executives of Development and Prosperity of Islamic Iran group has been established.

Rafsanjani criticizes disclosure of internal disagreements

Expediency Council Chairman Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani on Wednesday criticized certain officials for making public their disagreements.

Iran offers free medical treatment in Zimbabwe

The Clinic of Red Crescent Society of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Zimbabwe on Monday offered free treatment and blood screening in an initiative aimed at preventing non-communicable diseases.

It is time for a diplomatic solution to Iran nuclear issue: Obama

U.S. President Barack Obama has told Iran it is time to end a standoff over the country’s nuclear program, just two weeks before fresh talks with world powers, AFP reported on Wednesday.

Iran ready to host talks between Syrian reconciliation minister, opposition leader: ambassador

Tehran is ready to host a meeting between Syrian National Reconciliation Affairs Minister Ali Haidar and Syrian National Coalition leader Moaz al-Khatib should they decide to hold talks, according to Iranian Ambassador to Syria Mohammad Reza Sheibani.

China protests U.S. sanctions on companies over alleged arms deals with Iran, North Korea, Syria

China on Tuesday denounced U.S. sanctions against a leading state arms maker and other companies over alleged illicit dealings with North Korea, Syria, and Iran, AP reported. The U.S. State Department on Monday said that Poly Technologies Inc. is among companies barred from dealing with the U.S. government or purchasing U.S. military hardware for two years. The company is part of a massive state-owned conglomerate.

Iran hosts international congress on road safety

The second international congress on road safety opened in the northeastern city of Mashhad on Wednesday and closes today.


Iran Daily
Talks With IAEA Resume

A delegation from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has arrived in Iran for a new round of talks with Iranian officials.

Yemen Fails to Probe Killing of Protesters

An international human rights group accused Yemen on Tuesday of failing to investigate the 2011 killing of 45 anti-government protesters during the uprising against former President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

President for Settlement of Nuclear Issue Through Dialog

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said here Wednesday that dialog is the only solution to Iran’s nuclear case, stressing it is better to have cooperation rather than confrontation.

Juventus Crush Celtic Dream

Juventus took a giant step towards the quarterfinals of the European Champions League following a crushing 3-0 win over Celtic.

Africa Investments Rising

Rising investments in Africa’s service sector, the unlocking of its vast natural resources and the sound economic policies pursued by African countries in the last two decades are spurring the rise of the continent’s middle class at a faster rate than population growth.

HRW: Israel Violated Laws of War In Gaza Airstrikes

A US-based rights group said Israel violated laws of war in a series of airstrikes during an eight-day military operation last November against the Hamas group in the Gaza Strip

Foreign Ministry Issues Travel Advisory for Libya

Iranian Foreign Ministry has issued a travel advisory for Libya, warning Iranians planning to visit the North African country about the heightened threat of terrorist attacks and the high rate of violence in some areas.

Pakistani President for Early Completion of IP Project

Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani met on Wednesday with Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari.

Navy to Speed Up Southeastern Coast Development

Iran plans to speed up development projects in the country’s southeastern coasts, where the country’s most important water borders are located, Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said on Wednesday.

Iran at Asian Security Conference in India

Iran is participating in the 15th Asian Security Conference: ‘Emerging Trends in West Asia: Regional and Global Implications’, which began on Wednesday in New Delhi.

MP: No Talks on Unequal Footing

Iranian MP Majid Mansouri-Bidakani says the United States must prove its good faith in practice, and Tehran will not take part in direct talks with Washington on an unequal footing.