Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 12-02-2015

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Millions mark victory anniversary of Islamic Revolution

Millions of Iranians took to the streets nationwide to mark the 36th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution’s victory in 1979.


Syrian forces recapture several towns, villages

Syrian troops seized several towns and villages on Wednesday south of Damascus, state media and activists said, advancing in a region leading to the edge of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.


Dozens killed in Ukraine before peace talks

Fighting in Ukraine killed at least 45 people in the last two days, Kiev officials and pro-Russian protesters said, ahead of a four-way summit in Minsk to thrash out a peace deal.


UN: At least 200 migrants dead off Italy

Survivors of another deadly Mediterranean crossing reported that at least 200 migrants and possibly many more died in frigid temperatures in the open-sea crossing from Libya to Europe, the UN refugee agency said on Wednesday.

Three Muslim students killed in US shooting

Police have arrested a gunman in the killing of three Muslim students, including a husband and wife, in the university town of Chapel Hill in North Carolina, US news reports said on Wednesday.


Rouhani calls for bolstering Iran-India ties

President Hassan Rouhani has underlined the need to bolster cooperation with India to improve bilateral and regional development.


Iran’s nuclear talks aimed at ending “fake crisis

Iran’s Foreign Ministry has said the country sat down for talks with the six world powers, given the peaceful nature of its nuclear activities, to end this “fake crisis.


Tehran hopeful of improving ties with Riyadh

Iran is optimistic about improving relations with Saudi Arabia, Iran’s Ambassador to Lebanon Mohammad Fath’ali said on Wednesday.


Tehran Times


Nation renews allegiance to Islamic Revolution

Millions of Iranians took to the streets nationwide on Wednesday to mark the 36th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.


Iran negotiating based on logic and not pressure: Rouhani

President Hassan Rou- hani has reaffirmed that the Iranian nation is seeking “constructive interaction” with the world and at the same time will continue to protect its national interests and remain committed to the Islamic
Revolution’s principles and ideals.


Political heavyweights meet to resolve Ukraine crisis

The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany held peace talks on Wednesday aimed at halting a 10-month war in Ukraine where dozens were killed in the latest fighting.


First Palestinian embassy in W. Europe opens in Sweden

The first-ever Palestinian embassy in Western Europe opened in Sweden on Tuesday evening, the Swedish prime minister’s press service said. Authority President Mahmoud Abbas arrived in Stockholm for the event.

EU planning to impose new sanctions on Israel over settlements

The European Union (EU) is planning to impose new sanctions against Israel over its illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories a day after the regime revealed its plans to build more settler units in the West Bank, a report says.

Bahraini forces attack protesters calling for Salman release

Bahraini security forces attacked anti-regime protesters calling for the release of the leader of Bahrain’s al-Wefaq National Islamic Society in an Island south of the capital, Manama.


Three American Muslim students shot dead in North Carolina campus

Three American students have been shot dead at a residential complex of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the U.S. and a suspect has been arrested over the incident, according to the local police.


Rouhani hopes 5+1 show ‘political will’ for nuclear deal

President Hassan Rouhani says Iran has shown essential “flexibility” in nuclear talks and expresses hope that the 5+1 group (Russia, China, the U.S., Britain, France, and Germany) would show the needed “political will” to reach a final agreement.


Leader pardons, commutes sentences of hundreds of inmates

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei has pardoned or commuted prison terms of 1,020 convicts.


Obama and Xi discuss Iran’s nuclear program

U.S. President Barack Obama and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping have “reaffirmed their commitment to coordinate closely on security challenges, including by jointly encouraging Iran to seize the historic opportunity presented by P5+1 negotiations,” the White House reported on Wednesday.


Iran unveils new lab centrifuge for new-formula drugs

Iran on Tuesday unveiled its newest centrifuge for the production of new-formula drugs, the Tasnim news agency reported.

There would have been no progress in nuclear talks without Leader’s support: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday that the Supreme Leader has set “the red lines the guidelines” for the Iranian nuclear negotiating team led by him.


Iran’s missiles can precisely hit any targets in Mideast: general

A senior Iranian commander has highlighted Iran’s defensive capabilities, saying the country’s ballistic missiles can hit any targets in the Middle East with any desired precision.