Iran English language newspaper headlines on Saturday, 26-12-2015

Iran Daily


Rouhani offers Christmas greetings, voices hope for peace

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani offered Christmas felicitations to heads of state across the globe, expressing hope that the world will see peace and security.


Syria: World must stop terrorists entering from Turkey, Jordan

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Mualem said on Friday that international efforts to end the conflict in his country should focus on preventing terrorists coming in from neighboring Turkey and Jordan.


Modi makes surprise Pakistan visit

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a surprise visit to Pakistan on Friday to meet his counterpart Nawaz Sharif, weeks after the nuclear-armed rivals decided to restart high-level peace talks.


Abadi: Forces to retake Mosul after liberation of Ramadi

Iraq’s armed forces will move to retake the major northern city of Mosul from Daesh terrorist group once they capture the western city of Ramadi, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Friday.


“Tens” killed in gas plant explosion

Tens of people were killed in an explosion at a gas plant in southern Nigeria, the presidency said on Friday, with one journalist putting the death toll at 100.


More than 10,000 register for parliamentary elections

More than ten thousand Iranians have registered as of Friday noon to run for Parliament in elections slated for late February, an official announced.


Russian S-300 missile defense systems in Iran in Jan.

The deliveries of Russian S-300PMU-2 air defense systems to Iran will begin in January, a source in the military and technical cooperation system told TASS on Friday.


Deputy FM, UN special envoy converse on phone

Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian reviewed latest developments in Syria in a telephone conversation with UN Special Envoy to the war-torn country Stephan de Mistura on Friday.


Bushehr plant to be reconnected to national grid in days

Iran’s Bushehr nuclear power plant will be reconnected to the national grid next week after a three-month outage, an energy official said.

China urged to step up contribution to anti-Daesh fight

A senior Iranian official called on China to increase its contribution to the fight against Daesh Takfiri terrorists.


Tehran Times


65% rise in registration for parliamentary polls

Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said on Friday that the number of people who have registered for the February parliamentary election has increased by 65% in comparison to the previous election in 2011.


Iran, Russia-led bloc sign trade deal

Iran announced a measure on Thursday that it said could bring it closer to free trade with a key Russian-led economic union.


1=8 photo gallery kicks off in Tehran

For the first time the Organ Transplantation Department of Shahid Beheshti Medical Sciences University is set to hold a three-day event and photo exhibition, titled 1=8, on the process of organ donation. The event will start at the Niavaran Cultural Center on Saturday from 10:00 till 20:00 on Saturday.


ISIL ideology have nothing to do with Islam: Larijani

Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said on Thursday that ideology of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant has nothing to do with Islam.


Air pollution affects lives of 30 millions in Iran: VP

Currently air pollution affects the lives of 30 million of Iranians, vice president and director of the Department of Environment said on Thursday.


Americans held ‘hostages’ in Iran to be compensated 36 years later: reports

Americans who were taken hostage during the spy den siege at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran are to receive compensation 36 years after their ordeal, reports say.


Iran sees potential of positive change in ties with Saudi Arabia

ranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Hossein Jaber Ansari has said that there is a potential of “positive change” in Iran-Saudi Arabia relations if Riyadh shows the necessary will.

‘Terrorist list in Syria should be prepared without discrimination’

Iran’s point man for Arab and African Affairs has said that the “Syrian national dialogue” should revolve around the agenda set by the UN, noting that a list of the terrorist groups in the country should be prepared without dividing the terrorists into good or bad.


Iran blames U.S., Israel for displacement of Muslims

Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli has said that displacement of Muslims is the result of the U.S. and the Zionist regime of Israel’s “selfish” and “bene- fit-seeking” adventures.


Zarif chosen GRI Person of the Year

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was chosen Global Risk Insights (GRI) Person of the Year in Political Risk 2015.


Delivery of S-300 systems to Iran to begin in January

The deliveries of Russian S-300PMU-2 air defense systems to Iran will begin in January, a source in the military and technical cooperation system told TASS on Friday.