Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 26-06-2014

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Bosnia and Herzegovina concluded its maiden FIFA World Cup campaign with a 3-1 victory over Iran that thwarted its opponent’s hopes of squeezing into the Round of 16 at the expense of Nigeria in Group F.


Israel intensifies air strikes on Gaza

The Israeli air force carried out 12 raids on the besieged Gaza Strip overnight as the wave of aggression on the Palestinian enclave continues unabated, Palestinian security sources said on Wednesday.

Ukraine welcomes positive step by Russia

Russia’s cancellation of an authorization to deploy armed forces in Ukraine is a “positive development,” but Moscow needs to do more, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said on Wednesday.

Maliki calls on Iraqi politicians to unite against terrorism

Iraq’s prime minister on Wednesday called on his nation’s political blocs to close ranks in the face of a growing threat by terrorists who have blitzed through the country’s west and north.

Iran concerned about terrorism spread in Mideast

Iran has expressed apprehension over the expansion of terrorism in the Middle East region, saying this scourge is being used as a means to overcome the nations’ votes.

Senior MP says West must take honest approach towards terrorism

The Western governments should take an honest approach towards terrorism, Kazem Jalali, the co-chairman of Iran-EU Parliamentary Friendship Group said on Wednesday.


Unknown assailants kill 3 Iranian security forces

Unknown gunmen have killed at least three members of Iranian security forces on the western border with Iraq, a local security official said.

All countries urged to cooperate on Iraq crisis

Iran’s newly-appointed ambassador to Switzerland Gholam Ali Khoshrou believes all countries including Iran and the US should work together on the crisis in Iraq. Khoshrou says militants fighting the Iraqi government seek to level Iraq; the very same scheme they carried out in Syria. That’s why the international community should stand against them.

India makes positive overtures to Iran

India will transfer the sixth and seventh installments of its oil debts to Iran, as it extends marine insurance for Iranian companies.

MPs: Religious minorities enjoy equal rights in Iran

Armenian MP of southern Iran Robert Beglarian said Wednesday that religious minorities in Iran enjoy equal rights with fellow citizens and based on the Constitution, they are allowed to perform their religious rituals.

Iran among ‘biggest surprises’ in Asia University Rankings

Turkey, Iran and Saudi Arabia have been the ‘biggest surprises’ according to the recently-launched Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings 2014.



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Bosnia ends Iran’s World Cup dream

Already eliminated Bosnia and Herzegovina defeated Iran 3-1 in a World Cup Group F match at the Arena Fonte Nova on Wednesday.


Bahrain opposition leader cleared of charges

A court in Manama on Wednesday acquitted prominent Bahraini op- position figure Khalil al-Marzouq on charges of inciting terrorism, a judi- cial source said.


Hurdles must be identified before drafting 6th development plan: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said that before drawing up the sixth eco- nomic development plan, an accurate as- sessment should be made about the factors behind the failure of the previous five-year development plans.


Iraqi Turkmen take up arms against terrorists

A brigade of Shia Turkmen locals in the Iraqi town of Taza Khur- matu adjusted their weapons and headscarves on Wednesday before heading out to defend their homes from encroaching militants.



At least five injured in Cairo bombings

Four small bomb blasts wounded at least five people in Cairo during the morning rush hour on Wednesday, security sources said, the first such casualties in the capital since Abdel Fattah al-Sisi became president this month.


Ships with Iranian insurance get 6-month extension to call at India’s ports

India has decided to extend by six months the special permission granted to ships with Iranian insurance to call at the country’s ports, a government official has said.

Iran urges world to help Iraq in war against terrorists

In a statement issued on Wednesday, Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani urged the international commu- nity to take measures to prevent financial and mili- tary aid from being sent to the terrorists who are operating in Iraq.


73 Iranian pilgrims trapped by ISIL return home

Director General of Iran’s Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization Mohsen Nezafati said on Wednesday that 73 Iranian pilgrims, who were under the siege of ISIL in Samarra for ten days, have been returned home safely.

Unknown assailants kill 3 Iranian security forces

Unknown gunmen have killed at least three Iranian security forces on the western border with Iraq, a local security official says.

Iran dismisses report it sent 130 fighter jets to Iraq

The Iranian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday dismissed rumors that Iran had sent 130 fighter jets to Iraq.


Ashton has focused on trying to get a deal with Iran: spokesman

EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton has focused her ef- forts on securing a nuclear deal with Iran, her spokesman Michael Mann says.


New Iranian envoy praises Lebanese army

The new Iranian Ambassador to Beirut Moham- mad Fathali Wednesday hailed the Lebanese army’s crackdown on radical terrorist groups.

French MP says promotion of ties with Iran is important

Odile Saugues, deputy director of the French Parliament Foreign Affairs Commission, has said that Paris at- taches great importance to its ties with Tehran.


Iran plans to build 160 outposts to secure southeastern borders

Border Police Commander Hossein Zolfaqari said on Wednesday that Iran plans to build 160 border out- posts and 230 kilometers of road along its southeastern borders in order to strengthen security in the area.