Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 19-11-2015



Iran Daily


Iran will absorb up to $30b in oil, gas sectors

Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said Iran will absorb fresh investments by foreign firms to the tune of $20-$30 billion in the oil and gas sectors in the next two years.


Two dead, seven arrested in Paris manhunt

A woman wearing an explosive vest blew herself up Wednesday as heavily armed police tried to storm a suburban Paris apartment where the suspected mastermind of last week’s gun and bomb rampage was believed to be holed up, police said.


Foreign helicopter manufacturers keen on cooperation

Following the removal of Western sanctions, leading international manufacturers of civilian helicopters and spare parts have announced willingness to resume cooperation with Iran and invest in Iranian projects.


Moscow: Drop Assad demands if you want to unite against Daesh

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday the West had to drop its demands about the political exit of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad if it wanted a genuinely international coalition against Daesh terrorist group.


UNICEF: 500,000 children in Yemen facing malnutrition

More than half a million children are facing life-threatening malnutrition in Yemen where the humanitarian crisis is worsening, the head of the UN children’s agency UNICEF said Tuesday.


Amano welcomes JCPOA as ‘real success’ for diplomacy

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) hailed the “significant progress” made over Iran’s nuclear program in the past year as a real success for diplomacy, saying it will work to provide a report on his final assessment of Tehran’s atomic work by mid-December.


British parliamentary delegation to visit Tehran

A delegation of British parliamentarians headed by Chair of the British Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee Crispin Blunt will pay a visit to Iran later this week.


Greek FM due in Iran for business talks

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias is scheduled to pay an official visit to Tehran later this month to discuss expansion of trade ties.


Tehran Times
Rouhani: Govt. won’t favor any faction in Majlis polls

President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that his government does not seek the victory of particular political groups in the next parliamentary election, noting that the government will is making effort to provide a ground that all groups can contest the elections.


Some two million Iranians will travel to Iraq to mark Arba’een

It is predicted that some two million Iranians to travel to Iraq to mark Arba’een, Deputy Interior Minister for Security Affairs Hossein Zolfaqari said, Mehr reported on Wednesday.


40 Greek entrepreneurs to visit Iran in late Nov.

The Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias would lead a 40-member economic delegation to Iran in late November, the Tasnim News Agency cited the report of Greek daily newspaper, Ekathimerini on Wednesday.


IMIDRO reveals €4b agreement with European firms

The Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization, known as IMIDRO, says it has come to terms with some renowned European companies on implementing industrial projects, worth four billion euros.


Bratislava festival honors Iranian director, actors

Iranian filmmaker Ida Panahandeh as well as actors Navid Mohammadzadeh, Niki Karimi and Sahar Ahmadpur received awards at the 17th Bratislava International Film Festival, which was held in the Slovakian city from November 12 to 17.


Recipients of the second annual “OPCW-The Hague Award” announced

The Director General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, H.E. Ahmet Üzümcü, takes pleasure in announcing the decision of the OPCW-The Hague Award Committee1 to honor Dr. Alastair Hay of the United Kingdom and Dr. Mahdi Balali-Mood of the Islamic Republic of Iran as the joint recipients of the second annual OPCW-The Hague Award.


Iran begins dismantling nuclear facilities: UN watchdog

Iran has begun dismantling parts of its nuclear program, as agreed under July’s landmark deal with major powers, a UN atomic watchdog report showed Wednesday.


Iran handball defeats Japan at Asian Qualifying Tournament

Iran has begun dismantling parts of its nuclear program, as agreed under July’s landmark deal with major powers, a UN atomic watchdog report showed Wednesday.


Iran handball defeats Japan at Asian Qualifying Tournament

Iran handball team defeated Japan 31-27 on Wednesday in the Asian Qualifying Tournament for next year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.


Diplomat calls on IAEA board to cancel resolutions against Iran

The Iranian envoy to the UN said on Tuesday that Tehran has taken voluntary actions to answer all the questions by raised by the IAEA based on a “roadmap” agreement, calling on IAEA Board of Governors to cancel all the resolutions that it had adopted against Iran and thereby close the country’s nuclear dossier


ISIL has targeted Islam as religion of peace: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has condemned terrorist attacks in Paris and Lebanon, noting that the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant has targeted Islam as the religion of peace.


Putin’s visit to Tehran to worth $30b

President Vladimir Putin of Russia and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani will conclude 5 to 8 documents to the tune of $30 billion next week in Tehran.


British parliamentary delegation to visit Tehran soon

Hossein Sheikholeslam, the parliament speaker’s advisor on international affairs, said on Wednesday that a British parliamentary delegation is scheduled to visit Tehran next week.


Sustainable security prevails at Iran’s borders: police chief

Sustainable security prevails in Iran’s borders, Police Chief Brigadier General Hossein Ashtari said on Wednesday.


Iran warns to block Telegram if app fails to meet demands

The Workgroup for Discerning Criminal Content convened on Wednesday to discuss social application Telegram, deciding in the end not to block the app for the time being.