Iran English language newspaper headlines on Tuesday, 09-05-2017

Iran Daily

Rouhani inaugurates Tehran-Hamedan railway
President Hassan Rouhani inaugurated a rail link between Tehran and Hamedan – a crucial project which connects the east with the west, once fully developed.

Hundreds of suspected cholera cases in Yemen
At least 570 suspected cases of cholera have surfaced in war-torn Yemen in the past three weeks, sparking fears of a potential epidemic, Doctors Without Borders said.

Obama calls for ‘courage’ to oppose ACA repeal
Former US president Barack Obama called on members of Congress to oppose the repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), his signature health care law, in a speech Sunday night at the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation in Boston.

Iran finishes third to make Asian history
Iran ended its Bahamas 2017 campaign on a high with a 5-3 win against Italy in the playoff for third place to become Asia’s highest ever finishers at the Beach Soccer World Cup.

Macron wins French presidency to European allies’ relief
Emmanuel Macron was elected French president on Sunday with a business-friendly vision of European integration, defeating Marine Le Pen, a far-right nationalist who threatened to take France out of the European Union.

Iran reports over 30% rise in number of tourists
Iran says the number of tourists that visited the country last year increased by above 30 percent from a year earlier – what could be an indication that one of the world’s top travel destinations is already finding its lost flavor after the removal of sanctions.

Iranian FM meets Norwegian state secretary in Tehran
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and visiting Norwegian State Secretary Wegger Christian Strommen on Monday discussed relations between the two countries and developments in the region.

13 more bodies found in Iran mine blast site
Rescue teams found thirteen more bodies during operations at a coal mine which collapsed following an explosion caused by methane gas buildup last week.

Iran unveils homegrown products
The Iranian Defense Ministry unveiled four new domestically made defense products, in a ceremony attended by high-ranking government and military officials on Monday.

Tehran Times

Guerra Edizioni exec calls Tehran book fair big chance for Italian publishers
Sara Maria Chellini, managing director of Guerra Edizioni, a Perugia-based publisher of materials for learning Italian as a foreign language, has called the Tehran International Book Fair a big chance for Italian publishers.

Tehran, Kabul on fast track to strategic ties
Relations between Iran and Afghanistan are expected to undergo major positive shifts as the two are close to drafting a comprehensive roadmap which catapults bilateral ties to previously unseen levels.

Iran attaches value to ties with European countries: Velayati
Ali Akbar Velayati, the senior foreign policy advisor to the Leader, said on Sunday that Iran attaches great value to ties with the European countries especially the ones who adopt more independent policies.

Rouhani congratulates French president-elect
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his country’s Foreign Ministry on Monday congratulated Emmanuel Macron on his landslide victory in the French presidential election.

Yemen cholera outbreak kills 25 people in a week: WHO
A cholera outbreak in Yemen killed 25 people this week, the World Health Organization said, as two years of war continues to wreak havoc on the impoverished country’s health and sanitation system.

S. Africa’s MTN to invest $295m in Iranian Net broadband network
South Africa’s MTN Group has agreed to invest more than $295 million in Iranian Net, a fixed line broadband network in which it is to buy an initial 49 percent stake.

Picking tea leaves in north of Iran
Farmers is picking tea leaves in Lahijan, a city in the northern province of Gilan, May 8, 2017.

Kuwait after maintaining dialogue between Iran, Arab states
Kuwaiti deputy Foreign Minister Khaled al-Jarallah said his country is looking for paths through which the dialogue between the (Persian) Gulf Cooperation Council and the Islamic Republic continues.

Iran warns about Saudi prince’s ‘battle’ remarks
In remarks aired late on Sunday the Iranian defense minister lashed back at belligerent remarks by the Saudi crown prince, saying Iran will raze up the Saudi kingdom if it does anything “ignorant”.

Two homegrown satellites ready for launch: minister
Iran’s Communications and Information Technology Minister Mahmoud Vaezi has announced that two new homegrown satellites, dubbed Nahid 1 and Payam-e Amir Kabir, are ready to be launched into space.