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Iran English language newspaper headlines on Sunday, 19-10-2014

Iran Daily
BP restarts North Sea gasfield half-owned by Iran

BP has recommenced production at one of the UK’s most important North Sea gasfields, half-owned by National Iranian Oil Company, nearly four years after the oil major was forced to halt output because of sanctions against Iran.

 

Thousands of Saudis protest cleric’s death sentence

Thousands of people took to the streets in Saudi Arabia’s eastern district of Qatif to protest the death sentence passed on pro-democracy Shia Muslim cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr.

German train strike leaves millions stranded

Millions of passengers were left stranded across Germany on Saturday after train drivers began a 50-hour strike that halted two thirds of long-distance trains in a dispute over pay and negotiation rights.

Brits across UK protest low wage

Tens of thousands of Britons took part in protest marches in cities across the UK, calling for pay increases for public sector workers.

Leader outlines cultural policies

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Saturday announced the outlines of the cultural and scientific policies, which call for confronting enemies’ cultural invasion.

Iran denies envoy to Turkey summoned

An informed diplomatic source in Tehran has denied reports that Iranian Ambassador to Turkey Alireza Bigdeli has been summoned by the country’s Foreign Ministry.

Pardoned MKO members to return home soon

Scores of former members of the terrorist Mujahedin Khalq Organization (MKO) will return to Iran following the total collapse of the terrorist group in Iraq and after being pardoned by the Islamic Republic.

Major drug ring disbanded in western Iran

Iran’s drug combat squads have broken up a major drug gang and confiscated a large amount of narcotics in an operation in the western province of Kermanshah, a senior provincial police commander said on Saturday.

 

 

Tehran Times
Iranian, Lebanese defense chiefs talk defense cooperation

On Saturday, the Iranian and Lebanese defense ministers exchanged views over the latest regional and international de- velopments and explored new ways for deepening defense ties.

‘ISIL an American myth’

The Syrian Ambassador to India said that ISIL (Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant) group was an American invention.

Iran must keep up momentum of scientific progress: Leader

Lead- er of the Islam- ic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei issued a directive on Saturday in which he communicated the outlines of Iran’s cultural and scientific policies to the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution and underlined the need for strategic management of the challenges the country is facing in the cultural arena.

 

Iran scholars, associations deplore ‘medieval’ death verdict on Saudi cleric

Iranian grand ayatollahs and associations have deplored death sentence against Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, a prominent Saudi Ara- bian Shia cleric.

16 killed in fresh clashes between Houthis, militants in Yemen

Over a dozen people have been killed in southern Yemen as renewed heavy clashes flare up between fighters from the Shia Houthi Ansarullah movement and al-Qaeda-linked militants.

BP restarts North Sea gas field half-owned by Iran

BP has recommenced production at one of the UK’s most important North Sea gas fields, nearly four years after the oil major was forced to halt output because of sanctions against Iran.

Israel bans Palestinians from entering al-Aqsa Mosque

Israeli authorities continue to restrict the access of Palestinians to the al-Aqsa Mosque in the occupied West Bank for the third con- secutive week.

16 killed in fresh clashes between Houthis, militants in Yemen

Over a dozen people have been killed in southern Yemen as renewed heavy clashes flare up between fighters from the Shia Houthi Ansarullah movement and al-Qaeda-linked militants.

Iran says backs ‘rightful campaign’ of Ansarullah in Yemen

The Islamic Republic of Iran fully backs the “rightful campaign” of the Ansarullah movement in Yemen and regards it as a “successful part of the Islamic Awakening Movement,” secretary general of the World Assembly of Islamic Awakening says.

Salafi-inspired ISIL system is ‘fake’: Iranian official

A senior Iranian judicial of- ficial has criticized Turkey’s support for ISIL militants and Salafi extremists, saying the Salafi- based system coming from the ISIL terrorist group is “fake”, the Fars news agency reported on Saturday.