Iran English language newspaper headlines on Sunday, 12-10-2014

Iran Daily


IMF hails Iran’s economic achievements

Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Naoyuki Shinohara hailed Iran’s economic development since President Hassan Rouhani took office in June 2013.

Professor Samii awarded as top world neurosurgeon

World renowned Iranian scientist in neurological surgery, Professor Majid Samii has garnered the 2014 Golden Neuron Award.

Kurds protest against ISIL in Germany 20,000

More than 20,000 Kurdish immigrants protested in Germany against the terrorist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group.

Bahrain opposition to boycott November election

Bahrain’s opposition on Saturday announced a boycott of parliamentary elections planned for November, saying the vote would cement “totalitarian” Sunni rule in the kingdom.

Speaker urges regional countries to help Kobani

Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani on Saturday urged regional states to “act responsibly” to prevent a possible massacre by the terrorists of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the Syrian town of Kobani.

Official killed in Iranshahr

Another Iranian official was killed in an attack by two unknown gunmen in the southeastern city of Iranshahr in Sistan-Baluchestan province on Saturday.

Leader pardons, commutes prisoners

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has pardoned or commuted the sentences of a number of Iranian prisoners on the occasion of two important Muslim feasts.


Tehran Times


Syrian Kurds repel ISIL attacks on Kobani

Kurdish militants continue defending the northern Syrian city of Kobani (Ayn al-Arab), thwarting seven over- night attacks by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorists aimed at capturing the city.


Suicide bomber attacks Afghan provincial police HQ, killing one

A suicide attacker wearing a police uniform attacked a provincial police headquarters in southern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing one officer and wounding four other people, an official said.

Iran to invest $220m in 30 tourism projects

Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization will invest 7 trillion rials (about $220 million) to implement 30 projects to promote tourism in the country.

Professor Majid Samii named world’s top neurosurgeon

The world renowned Iranian scientist in neurological surgery Professor Majid Samii has garnered the 2014 Golden Neuron Award.

Turkey becoming a regional problem rather than a solution: Turkish scholar

A Turkish scholar is of the opinion that Turkey is now becoming part of the problem rather than a solution to the crises in Iraq and Syria as it has frosty relations with Baghdad and it is even in animosity with the Syrian government.

Hezbollah deputy chief: Militants driven out of Qalamoun region

Militants have been driven out of Syria’s strategic Qalamoun region near the undemarcated border with Lebanon, Hezbollah’s deputy leader Sheikh Naim Qassem said on Friday.

Iran’s economic achievements significant: IMF deputy chief

Central Bank of Iran Governor Valiollah Seif met International Monetary Fund Deputy Managing Director Naoyuki Shinohara in Washington on Friday on the sidelines of the annual meeting of the IMF and the World Bank, which runs from October 10 to 12.


‘Thousands in London monitored by security services’

Britain’s security services are monitoring “thousands” of people in London, the city’s mayor Boris Johnson said in an interview on Saturday, amid heightened fears of attack by homegrown terrorists.

Iran urges ‘responsible behavior’ regarding Kobani crisis

Iranian Majlis speaker Ali Larijani has expressed profound regret over the human tragedy in the Syrian town of Kobani, calling on regional states to “behave more responsibly” in this regard.

Leader grants clemency to 1,256 inmates

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei has pardoned or commuted the sentences of a number of prisoners on the occasion of two important Muslim festivities.


Iran criticizes Pakistan over inability to secure border

Iranian National Prosecutor General Ebrahim Raisi has criticized Pakistan, saying it has become a “safe haven” for terrorists.


Iran urges UN to admit Palestine as full member

The United Nations should admit Palestine as a full member state, the Iranian deputy ambassador to the UN has suggested.


Iranian general says ‘selective’ air raids have helped ISIL advance in Kobani

The chief of staff of the Iranian Armed Forces says the Kobani crisis is a conspiracy aimed at preparing the ground for the presence of the so-called anti-ISIL coalition in Syria.