Iran English language newspaper headlines on Saturday, 16-08-2014

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UN humanitarian chief to visit Iran

UN Undersecretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos is scheduled to pay an official visit to Iran for talks with officials.


Diabetics who lead healthy life

Having a blood sugar level higher than normal means you are diabetic.  Then you understand, for the first time, that everything that’s sweet is not good for you. To eat or not to eat, that’s the question!

Iran jumps a spot in FIFA rankings

Iran jumped a spot in the latest FIFA rankings to stand 48th in the world.

UN nuclear chief to visit Iran Sunday

UN nuclear agency chief Yukiya Amano will visit Iran on Sunday to advance cooperation between the agency and Iran over its nuclear activities, the IAEA said on Friday.

Switzerland extends Iran petchem sanctions relief

Switzerland said it will maintain a suspension of petrochemical sanctions against Iran until December in light of an extension of Iran nuclear talks.

Iran fully supports Iraq’s security

Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani on Friday expressed Iran’s full support for sustainable security in Iraq as the Arab country grapples with growing crisis created by terrorists.

Rallies in 90 US cities against police brutality

Thousands of people across the US attended protest vigils Thursday for an unarmed black Missouri teenager fatally shot by a white police officer and other victims who organizers say died as a result of police brutality.


‘Dutch official suspended for saying ISIL is ‘Zionist plot

A project management official at the Dutch National Cyber Security Center has been suspended after tweeting that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) was a “Zionist plot”.


Hungary PM:EU ‘shot itself in foot’ with Russia trade sanctions

The EU “shot itself in the foot” by imposing trade sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine conflict, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said in a radio interview Friday.


FM: Details of final nuclear deal will need more time

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said more time will be needed to work out the details of a final nuclear deal between Tehran and the P5+1.


President congratulates Mirzakhani for math Nobel Prize

President Hassan Rouhani has praised Maryam Mirzakhani, an Iranian professor at Stanford University who has become the first woman to win the prestigious Fields Medal, also known as the “Nobel Prize of mathematics”.

UN humanitarian chief to visit Iran

UN Undersecretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos is scheduled to pay an official visit to Iran for talks with officials.

Leader reappoints Larijani as Judiciary chief

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has reappointed Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani as the Islamic Republic’s Judiciary chief.

Rafsanjani: ISIL seeking to defame Islam

Chairman of the State Expediency Council Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani underlined that the main job of the Takfiri terrorist groups is to defame Islam and the Muslims.

Tehran Times
Iran to boost electricity exports to regional countries

Iran plans to boost electricity exports to the United Arab Emirates, the Republic of Azerbaijan, Armenia, and other regional countries, according to Iranian Deputy Energy Minister Houshang Falahatian.

Syrian troops retake key town outside Damascus

Syrian government forces re- took a key town on the outskirts of Damascus on Thursday after a months-long battle against terror- ists, a military source and state television said.


Maliki steps down, makes way for new Iraqi PM

Iraq’s embattled Nouri al-Maliki has stepped down as prime minister, caving in to international and domestic pressure to give up his post to a rival politician.

Israel is a cancer and should be removed: Nasrallah

Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said “Israel is a cancer” and that the “ultimate goal should be to remove it.”

Amnesty Intl. censures Saudis over verdict in Shia cleric’s trial

Amnesty International has criticized Saudi Arabia for handing down a harsh verdict to a leading Shia cleric.

Iran plans to develop South Pars in 3 years regardless of sanctions

Iran plans to finish developing its giant South Pars gas field within three years, regardless of the sanctions on its economy, and is rescheduling a campaign to woo U.S. and European oil companies with investor contracts.


U.S. reviewing arms shipments to Israel

Israel’s relations with its U.S. ally showed new signs of strain as a fragile cease-fire around Gaza held for a second day Friday.

Iran praises political transformation in Iraq

On Fri- day, a top Iranian security official issued a message praising the trend of political transforma- tion in Iraq.


Iran, 5+1 not likely to reach final deal before 4-month deadline: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says it is “unlikely” that Iran and the 5+1 group will reach a final nuclear deal before the current fourth-month deadline expires, IRNA reported on Friday.


No talks between Iran, U.S. on Iraq PM: official

An Iranian Foreign Ministry official has dismissed a claim by Reuters that Iran and the United States had held talks over who should take the post of prime minister in Iraq, calling it an “absolute lie”.


Rafsanjani says Leader’s support for nuclear negotiators is greatest asset

Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has said that the Supreme Leader’s support for the Iranian nuclear negotiating team is “the greatest asset”.

Leader reappoints Larijani as Judiciary chief

In a directive issued on Thursday the Supreme Leader re- appointed Sadeq Larijani as Judiciary chief for another five-year term.

IAEA director to visit Iran

International Atomic Energy Agency director Yukiya Amano is scheduled to visit Iran on Sun- day.

Science minister to face impeachment on Wednesday

Iranian Vice President for Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Majead Ansari announced that impeachment session against Reza Farajidana, the science minister, is scheduled to be held on Wednesday.


Extremists seek to defame Islam and Muslims: EC chairman

Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, the chairman of Iran’s Expediency Council, has said that extremist groups seek to defame Islam and the Muslims.