Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 0b-05-2013

Tehran Times


Candidate registration begins for Iran’s presidential election

The registration of candidates for Iran’s upcoming presidential election started on Tuesday and ends on May 11.


Official dismisses UAE criticism of Iranian MPs’ visit to Persian Gulf islands

Iran on Tuesday dismissed the recent remarks by the United Arab Emirates about Iranian lawmakers’ visit to Persian Gulf islands near the Strait of Hormuz.


Iran, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan to connect railway networks

Iran, Turkmenistan, and Kazakhstan will inaugurate a joint rail project in the coming days which will connect railway networks of the three countries, Iranian Railways Company Managing Director Abdol-Ali Saheb-Mohammadi announced on Tuesday.


Iranian foreign minister visits Damascus

Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi arrived in the Syrian capital Damascus on Tuesday for talks with the country’s officials.


Lebanon asks UN to censure Israel for violating its sovereignty

Lebanon has asked the United Nations Security Council to condemn Israel for violating its sovereignty by air, sea, and land.


Imran Khan injured in Pakistan election rally fall

One of Pakistan’s most prominent politicians, former cricket star Imran Khan, fell 15 feet from a stage at a political rally Tuesday, leaving a gash on his head and uncertainty hanging over his ability to campaign ahead of Saturday’s general election.


Bangladesh garment factory collapse death toll passes 700

Hundreds of survivors of last month’s collapse of a building housing garment factories in Bangladesh protested for compensation Tuesday, as the death toll from the country’s worst-ever industrial disaster passed 700.


Syrian crisis should be resolved peacefully, Iranian FM tells Jordanian king

The crisis that has gripped Syria for over two years should be resolved through peaceful means, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said at a meeting with King Abdullah II of Jordan in Amman on Tuesday.


‘Bank Mellat appeal has global implications’

As part of the sanctions designed to prevent the development of a nuclear program in Iran, Bank Mellat found itself on an EU-wide blacklist in 2010.


Iran unveils its most advanced mine-sweeping system

Iran unveiled and used its newest and most advanced mine-sweeping system during a one-day minesweeping exercise staged by naval forces in the east of the Strait of Hormuz on Tuesday.


Iran writes to UN sec gen over Israeli airstrikes on Syria

In a letter to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon dated May 6, the Iranian ambassador to the UN expressed the country’s condemnation of the recent Israeli air strikes on Syria, calling them “provocative” and “unwarranted.”


‘Rafsanjani has again said he will not run for president’

Former intelligence minister Ali Younesi said on Tuesday that in a meeting that he had had with Expediency Council Chairman Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani on Monday night, the former president again insisted that he would not run for president.


Efforts continue to clarify fate of missing from 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war

High-level representatives of Iran and Iraq are meeting in Geneva from 6 to 8 May, under the auspices of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), to follow up on the progress and results achieved by the Tripartite Committee (Iran, Iraq and the ICRC) in its efforts to clarify what happened to people who went missing in connection with the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq War.



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Iran Ranks 2nd in Naval Helicopter Minesweeping

Iranian Navy staged a special minesweeping operation in Iran’s southern waters on Monday.


Iran Warns Against Provocations in Persian Gulf

Foreign Ministry has warned the US and foreign forces conducting a drill in the Persian Gulf against any provocative actions, saying that Iranian Armed Forces constantly monitor their movements.


ACD Ministerial Meeting Kicks Off

The 1st meeting of the culture ministers of the Asian Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) opened here in Tehran on Tuesday.


Israel Aggression Against Syria Draws Condemnations

Recent Israeli aggressions against Syria have drawn global condemnations as United Nations an the European Union expressed concern over the incident.


ECB Ready to Cut Rates Again

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said policymakers are ready to cut interest rates again if needed, after reducing them to a record low last week.


ICRC Moves to Clarify Fate of MiAs

The International Committee of the Red Cross sponsored high-level meeting of representatives of Iran and Iraq in Geneva from May 6 to 8 to clarify fate of those Missing in Action in the course of Iraqi-imposed war, ICRC said on Tuesday.


Hopefuls Start Signing Up for Presidential Polls

Registration of hopefuls for Iran’s 11th presidential election, which is due on June 14, has officially begun.


Iran, Jordan FMs Discuss Regional Issues, Syria

Visiting Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi discussed issues of mutual interests with his Jordanian counterpart Nasser Judah in Amman on Tuesday.


Police Arrest Human Traffickers

Police arrested several human traffickers in a border area in northwestern Iran, a provincial police commander announced on Monday.


US Recent Exercises in Persian Gulf ‘a Failure’

US officials intend to repeat their navy drills in the Persian Gulf, while the country’s recent exercises in the same waters were a failure, the commander-in-chief of the Iranian Army, Major General Ataollah Salehi said on Tuesday.