Iran English language newspaper headlines on Monday, 29-12-2014

Iran Daily
Iran’s daily gas production up 70 mcm

Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said Sunday that Iran’s daily gas production has increased by 70 million cubic meters.


Plane missing in Malaysia’s third tragedy this year

Rescuers scoured the Java Sea on Sunday for an AirAsia plane carrying 162 people which went missing in bad weather en route from Indonesia to Singapore, in the third crisis for a Malaysian carrier this year.


Tehran, Minsk set to boost economic ties

Iran’s First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri said Tehran is determined to boost economic cooperation with Belarus amid Western sanctions against the two nations.


NATO lowers flag in Afghanistan after 13-year war

NATO formally ended its war in Afghanistan on Sunday, holding a low-key ceremony in Kabul after 13 years of conflict that have left the country in the grip of worsening insurgent violence.


Navy performs unprecedented missile drill

Iran performed a major missile drill unprecedented in over 35 years on the fourth day of military exercises code-named Muhammad Rasoulallah (Muhammad, the Messenger of God) underway in the south of the country.


US Senate will vote on Iran sanctions bill in January

Hawkish Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has announced that the US Senate will vote on Iran sanctions legislation next month despite ongoing nuclear negotiations.


President greets Christians on New Year

President Hassan Rouhani has congratulated Christians around the world on the occasion of the new Christian year (2015) which is just around the corner.


Tehran Times


Farming is pillar of progress, security: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says farming and farmers are the pillars of national development and security.


Sweden lauds Rouhani’s moves in fight against extremism: ambassador

On December 13, the Tehran Times had the honor to sit with the Swedish ambassador to Tehran to discuss various issues such as terrorism, recognition of a Palestinian state by Sweden and the future of relations between Iran and Sweden.


AirAsia flight carrying 162 people goes missing

Indonesia’s air force was searching for an AirAsia plane carrying 162 people that went missing on Sunday after the pilots asked to change course to avoid bad weather during a flight from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore.

Israeli veterans’ charity sells Paris apartment to Qatari emir

The Israel Defense Forces Disabled Veterans Organization has sold for about $3 million a luxury apartment in Paris it received in a bequest to an unlikely buyer — the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani.

NATO holds ceremony closing Afghan mission

NATO held a ceremony in Kabul formally ending its war in Afghanistan, officials said, after 13 years of conflict and gradual troop withdrawals that have left the country in the grip of worsening conflicts with armed groups.

Sanctions cannot prevent any country from achieving its goals: Jahangiri

Iran’s First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri has said that sanctions can never prevent a country from achieving its goals.

Government’s authority should not be undermined by ‘unrealistic’ remarks: Shamkhani

Ali Shamkhani, the secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, said on Sunday that the govern- ment’s “initiative” and “authority” should not be undermined by “cheap” issues and “unrealistic” remarks.


December 30 a memorable day in Iranian history: general

The chief of the General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, has said the December 30, known as ‘the Ninth of Day’, is a “memorable” day in the Iranian history.


U.S. warship leaves drill area upon Iran’s warning

A U.S. warship has left the area where Iran is performing major military exercises following a warning issued by an Iranian naval patrol aircraft.

‘Iran ready to supply naval mine-laying, minesweeping system to neighbors’

Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari announced Iran’s preparedness to share the technology and training services of its home-made naval mine laying and sweeping system to the neighboring states.