The Iran Project

Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 22-08-2013

Tehran Times

 

Hundreds killed in Syria gas attack: reports

Syrian opposition groups have claimed that hundreds of people were killed in chemical weapons attacks on the outskirts of Damascus on Wednesday.

 

Egyptian court orders release of Mubarak

Deposed Egyptian doctor Hosni Mubarak will leave jail as early as Thursday after a court ruling that jolted a divided nation already in turmoil seven weeks after the army toppled President Mohamed Morsi, the first democratically elected Egyptian head of state.

 

British diplomats tried to suppress details of MI6 role in Iran coup

British diplomats tried to convince their U.S. counterparts to suppress “very embarrassing” details of MI6’s role in the 1953 coup in Iran, new documents
reveal, the Daily Telegraph reported on Monday.

 

Manning sentenced to 35 years in WikiLeaks case

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning was sentenced Wednesday to 35 years in prison for giving hundreds of thousands of secret military and diplomatic documents to
WikiLeaks in one of the nation’s biggest leak cases since the Pentagon Papers more than a generation ago.

 

Russia criticizes UK on human rights after pressure on Guardian

Russia accused Britain on Wednesday of failing to live up to its own declarations on human rights by forcing the Guardian newspaper to destroy materials leaked by fugitive former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden.

 

Bombs, shootings kill 35 across Iraq

A new wave of deadly attacks and armed clashes in Iraq have killed at least 35 people and injured dozens more, according to security and hospital sources.

 

Iran manufacturing new fighter jet

Iran is manufacturing a new domestically designed advanced fighter jet, the deputy commander of the Iranian Air Force announced on Wednesday.

 

Zarif’s counterparts congratulate him on his appointment

Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida has sent a written message to his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif, congratulating him on his appointment.

 

Outgoing Malian ambassador meets Iran’s new FM

The outgoing Malian ambassador met with new Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday.

 

Iran, U.S. should take practical steps to overcome mistrust: Gary Sick

A veteran U.S. analyst of Middle East affairs has said that Iran and the United States should take practical steps to overcome the mistrust between the two countries.

 

Iranian journalist killed in Syria

An Iranian journalist has been killed by Salafi terrorists near the Syrian capital, Damascus.

 

Rulings issued for convicts in Iran Insurance Company fraud case

Final rulings have been issued for 12 individuals convicted of involvement in a financial fraud incident that had occurred at the Iran Insurance Company, the office of the National Prosecutor General announced on Wednesday.

 

Iran, UAE call for expansion of ties

UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan held a telephone conversation with new Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, congratulating him on his appointment.

 

India seeking to break deadlock with Iran over tanker

Indian government  officials were scheduled to meet Iranian diplomats in New Delhi on Wednesday in an attempt to resolve a dispute over an Indian oil tanker that Iranian naval authorities recently detained, saying that the ship was polluting Iranian waters, the Wall Street Journal quoted an Indian executive as saying.

 

Kazakhstan offers to host Iran-5+1 talks

Kazakhstan has offered to host negotiations between Iran and the major powers over Tehran’s nuclear program, which Iran says is totally peacefully but the West suspects may have military dimensions.

 

Iran Daily

 

NSA spies on 75% Of US internet traffic

The National Security Agency’s surveillance network has the capacity to reach around 75 percent of all US Internet communications in the hunt for foreign intelligence, the Wall Street Journal reports.

 

President to meet Putin in Kyrgyzstan

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif announced on Wednesday that President Hassan Rouhani will soon travel to Kyrgyzstan to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit in Bishkek.

 

New high-tech jet fighter under production

Iran is producing a new state-of-the-art jet fighter, which is the latest in a range of military products manufactured by local experts.

 

Egyptian court orders Mubarak’s release

Deposed Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak will leave jail as early as Thursday after a court ruling that jolted a divided nation already in turmoil seven weeks after the army toppled Islamist President Mohamed Morsi.

 

Japan’s nuclear crisis deepens

Japan’s nuclear crisis escalated to its worst level since a massive earthquake and tsunami crippled the Fukushima plant more than two years ago, with the country’s nuclear watchdog saying it feared more storage tanks were leaking contaminated water.

 

Indian economic goals under threat

Asia’s biggest increase in sovereign debt costs is threatening Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s plan to cut the budget deficit and fueling the fastest surge in credit risk since 2008.

 

Terrorists use chemical arms near Damascus

Syria has denied accusations that it has used chemical arms against foreign-backed militants near Damascus, saying the false claims against the government aim to distract UN weapons experts, State TV reported.

 

Salafi terrorists kill Iranian journalist near Damascus

Iranian journalist and documentary producer Hadi Baghbani has been killed by foreign-backed Salafi terrorists near the Syrian capital, Damascus.

 

Rahian-e noor expeditions en national heritage list

Rahian-e Noor trips were inscribed on the national heritage list as spiritual and intangible legacy.

 

 

Gary Sick calls for preliminary talks with Iran

Former member of the US National Security Council Gary Sick called on Washington to hold preliminary talks to prepare ground for ties with Iran.

 

New Iran oil cargo sent to India refinery

Indian Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited (MRPL) has purchased its first cargo of Iranian crude oil since April from the Islamic Republic, its managing director said.

 

Planning body will be reestablished

President Hassan Rouhani plans to reestablish the Management and Planning Organization (MPO), six years after the controversial dissolution of the strategic body, a presidential aide said.

 

Larijani: Islamic world in need of solidarity

Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani stressed that the Islamic world is now in need of moves to enhance unity.

 

Nationals with no wrongdoing in 2009 elections can return home

Intelligence Minister Seyyed Mahmoud Alavi said those who did not commit any wrongdoing during the 2009 presidential election protests can come back to the country.

 

New Iran oil cargo sent to India refinery

Indian Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited (MRPL) has purchased its first cargo of Iranian crude oil since April from the Islamic Republic, its managing director said.

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