Iran English language newspaper headlines on Sunday, 30-11-2014

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Germany’s SPD calls for normalization of ties with Iran

A German lawmaker from the co-ruling Social Democratic Party (SPD) has called for normalization of ties with Iran in the political, economic and cultural arenas.


Commander: Range of Iran drones extended to 3,000 km

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps has extended the operational range of its unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to 3,000 kilometers, announced the commander of the IRGC Aerospace Force.

Egypt court drops murder charges against Mubarak

An Egyptian court on Saturday dismissed murder charges against former President Hosni Mubarak in connection with the killing of hundreds of protesters in the 2011 uprising that ended his nearly three-decade rule, citing the ‘inadmissibility’ of the case due to a technicality.

Nigeria vows to hunt those behind mosque attacks

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan vowed on Saturday to hunt down those behind ‘heinous’ attacks which left at least 120 dead at the mosque of an Islamic leader who had issued a call to arms against Boko Haram.


Bafq to become caviar production hub

The breeding of European sturgeons in Bafq in the central Yazd province has increased caviar production.


Tehran to host information ministers of Islamic states

Tehran is to host a conference of information ministers of Islamic countries as well as foreign diplomats in Iran on December 1-2.


Zarif briefs lawmakers on nuclear talks

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has presented a report to the Majlis regarding the latest negotiations on the country’s nuclear program in the Austrian capital, Vienna.


Ebtekar receives Italy’s Minerva Award

Iran’s Vice President and Head of the Department of the Environment Masoumeh Ebtekar has won the Italian Minerva Award for her scientific achievements and successful career in the political arena, it was reported on Saturday.


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UN marks International  Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People

The United Nations observed the In- ternational Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People on Saturday, and called on Israel and the Palestinian Authority to come to a just political solution to the long-standing Gaza conflict.

Egypt court dismisses remaining charges against Mubarak

Former Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak, was cleared of the murder of hundreds of protesters who called for his removal in 2011, accord- ing to The Guardian on Saturday.


890 companies participating in Iran’s intl. auto parts exhibit

The 9th International Auto Parts Exhibition of Iran (IAP 2014) kicked off on Friday at the Tehran Per- manent International Fairgrounds.


Bahrain holds run-off elections

Bahraini voters returned to the polls for a run-off election boycotted by the opposition for the country’s first full legislative elec- tions since widespread unrest took place nearly four years ago.

Syrian FM: U.S.- led airstrikes not weakening ISIL

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Mual- lem said U.S.-led airstrikes have failed to slow the advance of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorist group in Syria and Iraq, calling for pressure on Turkey to tighten its border controls.

15 arrested as demonstrations return to Ferguson

Disrupting commerce, transit and traffic became focal points for demonstrators across the country days after the an- nouncement that a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri declined to indict the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown.


Zarif presents report to parliament about nuclear talks

– On Satur- day, Foreign Minis- ter Mohammad Javad Zarif presented a report to the parliament on the latest round of negotiations between Iran and the six major powers in Vienna.

Democracy is panacea to the Palestinian wound: Iranian diplomat

The Ira- nian ambassador to the Vienna-based international organi- zations has reiterated Tehran’s position that the only way to achieve a long last- ing peace in Palestine is to implement justice, end occupation and discrimina- tion, and resort to “democratic tools”.

‘Nuclear talks show international status of Iran’

Secre- tary of Iran’s Ex- pediency Council said on Saturday that nuclear talks demonstrate the important status of Iran in the world.


Tehran condemns terrorist acts in Nigeria

Iran’s Foreign Min- istry spokeswoman Marzieh Aham condemned on Saturday the recent ter- rorist acts in Nigeria.


Powers to push for early Iran nuclear deal

Iran and major powers will try to con- clude a nuclear deal before a new summer deadline, a senior European diplomat said Wednesday, just days after negotiations ended unsuccessfully in Vienna, AFP reported on Thursday.

U.S. excessive demands are main hurdles to nuclear deal: MP

Alaed- din Boroujerdi, the chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commit- tee, said on Saturday that the U.S. excessive demands are the main hurdles to strike a final agreement on Iran’s nuclear program.

Iran’s drones now have range of 3000km, general says

A senior Iranian military official says domestically manufactured drones are now capable of operating within a range of 3000 kilometers.


Instability in Syria will affect the entire region, Iranian diplomat says

The Iranian ambassa- dor to Damascus has said that the West should know that instability in Syria will affect the entire Middle East region, noting that the strat- egy of certain countries in the region is to prolong the crisis in Syria.