Iran English language newspaper headlines on Sunday, 28-07-2013

Tehran Times


36 Morsi supporters massacred in Egypt

At least 136 supporters of Egypt’s ousted president, Mohamed Morsi, have been shot dead by security officials in what is the worst state-led massacre in the country since the fall of Hosni Mubarak, according to figures released by Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, The Guardian reported.


Bombings at Parachinar in north Pakistan kill 57

The death toll from a pair of Friday night bombings at a busy market in a Shia-dominated region of northwest Pakistan rose to 57, officials said Saturday.


Labour: UK ‘missing opportunity’ to engage with Iran

The UK is missing an opportunity by not sending an official to Iran for its new president’s inauguration, says Labour’s shadow foreign minister John Spellar.


Militants execute 51 civilians in Syria

Foreign-sponsored militants in Syria have executed 51 civilians in Khan alAssal, a strategic town close to the northern city of Aleppo.


Thousands attend funeral of Tunisian MP

Tens of thousands of Tunisians have turned out for the funeral of assassinated secular politician Mohamed Brahmi, and called for the Islamist-led government
to be toppled.


Rohani may introduce cabinet on inauguration day

President-elect Hassan Rohani has said that he will try to introduce his cabinet to the parliament for approval on his inauguration day.


Iran accounts for 25 percent of research output in Mideast

Iran accounts for about 25 percent of total research output in the Middle East region, according to the director of the Islamic World Science Citation Center (ISC).


Rohani, Aref confirmed to run for president through Guardian Council chief’s mediation: report

The former Guardian Council spokesman, Abbas Ali Kadkhodaei, has said that Hassan Rohani and Mohammad Reza Aref were approved to run for the June presidential election through a mediation effort by the council chairman Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati, the pro-reform Sharq newspaper reported on Saturday.


Iran calls for unity in Tunisia

Iran has called on the Tunisian people to maintain unity after a prominent opposition leader was assassinated on Thursday.

Obama’s choice on Iran

U.S. President Barack Obama who didn’t send a diplomatic note to new Iranian president Hassan Rohani after he won the June 14 election gets another chance in early August — when he will be inaugurated — to start engaging directly with Iran, according to an article published on the website of the Nation on July 24.


Iran to send delegation to Yemen over abducted diplomat: deputy FM

A high-ranking Iranian official says the Islamic Republic will soon dispatch a delegation to Yemen to investigate the fate of an Iranian diplomat recently abducted
in the Arab country.


Iran Daily



Scores killed in Egypt clashes

Egyptian security forces shot dead scores of supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi on Saturday, witnesses said, days after the army chief called for a popular mandate to wipe out “violence and terrorism”.


MPs team up to cooperate with Rohani

One hundred lawmakers formed an alliance to enhance interaction between the Majlis and president-elect Hassan Rohani’s administration, an Iranian parliamentarian announced.


Mersad operation, failure of hegemonic powers

July 27 marks the 25th anniversary of the invasion of Iranian territory by the Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO). The terrorist group known as Monafeghin (hypocrites) imagined that the acceptance of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 598 would be tantamount to creating a gap between the Iranian nation and the government.


Tunisia still tense after opposition assassination

A man was killed in violent overnight protests and a car bomb exploded in the Tunisian capital on Saturday, shortly before the funeral of an assassinated politician.


Iran likely to win OPEC presidency

An Iranian lawmaker says chances are high for the Islamic Republic to assume the presidency of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).


US must drop dual-track policy

An Iranian parliamentarian said the United States should drop its so-called dual-track policy in dealing with the Islamic Republic.


Indian refinery increases Iranian crude imports

India’s Essar Oil Refinery imported 21.1 percent more oil from Iran in June compared with the figure for the corresponding period last year.


Lots of food in few places

Of the roughly 7 billion people in the world, an estimated 870 million suffer each day from hunger.


Libyan protesters attack Muslim Brotherhood offices

Protesters attacked offices of Libya’s Muslim Brotherhood and the headquarters of a liberal coalition on Saturday after demonstrations sparked by assassinations in the eastern city of Benghazi turned violent, witnesses said.


MKO resorting to dirtiest acts to prove being alive

Commander of the Basij (volunteer) Force Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi said the terrorist Mujahedin Khalq Organization (MKO) resorts to the filthiest actions to prove that it is still alive and functioning.


Iran slams killing of Tunisian politician

Iran denounced the assassination of leading Tunisian opposition figure Mohamed Brahmi calling it a desperate effort to bring the African country’s revolution to an impasse.


Artificial island planned in Persian Gulf

Iran plans to build an artificial island within three years on the coast off the southern port city of Bushehr.


Abundant potentials for expanding Italy ties

Former Iranian Ambassador to Rome Seyyed Mohammad Ali Hosseini stressed the important roles of Iran and Italy in global equations, saying there are abundant potentials and proper grounds for further development of relations between the two countries.


Delegation due in Yemen to probe diplomat’s fate

The Islamic Republic will soon dispatch a delegation to Yemen to investigate the fate of an Iranian diplomat recently abducted in the Arab country, a high-ranking official said.


Economic reliance on west will be reduced

The Iranian ambassador in Baku said the Islamic Republic’s ‘economic diplomacy’ seeks to reduce dependence on the US and Europe, and establish ties with other countries.