Iran English language newspaper headlines on Sunday, 27-08-2017

Iran Daily


Economy, Iran’s foremost priority
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said Saturday economic issues are the country’s top priority, urging Iranian officials to make relentless efforts to solve problems facing people, including unemployment among the youth.

Afghanistan’s Shias call for protection after latest mosque attack
Victims of the latest attack on Shia Muslims in Afghanistan directed their anger squarely at the Afghan government, accusing it of failing to protect them despite repeated attacks.

Iraq retakes Tal Afar center, citadel from Daesh
Iraqi forces have driven the Daesh terror group from central Tal Afar and its historic citadel, they said Saturday, placing them on the verge of fully recapturing one of the last Daesh strongholds in the country.

Envoy: India, Iran seeking more comprehensive energy partnership
India and Iran have arrived at a political understanding that they want to take their relationship in the energy sector ahead, evolving it from that of a buyer and seller to a more comprehensive partnership, said the Indian ambassador to Iran.

Qatar’s ambassador officially resumes activities in Iran
Ali Bin Hamad al-Sulaiti, Qatar’s Ambassador to Tehran, officially resumed his diplomatic duties in Tehran on Saturday.

Iran urges neighbors to comply with water deals
Iran urged its neighbors to respect the water agreements or unwritten well-established traditions regarding the issue.

Iran to ‘legally pursue’ Apple for cutting apps
Iran’s new telecommunication minister said the country will legally pursue Apple for removing Iranian apps from its App Store.


Tehran Times


Tackling unemployment high on agenda: Rouhani
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that his government prioritizes cutting unemployment and creating over 900,000 job opportunities per year.

Royan Intl. Research Award to honor Iranian, foreign researchers
The Royan International Research Award will appreciate ten Iranian and foreign researchers for their achievements during a ceremony which is scheduled to be held in Tehran on August 30.

Pentagon’s concealment of total troops in war zones under fire
The United States Pentagon has been concealing the true number of the U.S. troops in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria, raising doubts about sincerity towards the governments of these countries and concerns regarding democratic accountability to the U.S. public.

139 countries could use 100% renewables by 2050, scientists say
More than 70 percent of the countries in the world – including the UK, U.S, China and other major economies – could run entirely on energy created by wind, water and solar by 2050, according to a roadmap developed by scientists.

Israeli settler runs over, kills Palestinian girl in occupied West Bank
A Palestinian girl has reportedly lost her life after an Israeli settler ran her over in the north-central part of the occupied West Bank.

Tehran hosting national crafts expo
The 28th National Crafts Exhibition was inaugurated at the Tehran Permanent International Fairground on Thursday.

Iran says new nuclear project to go on stream soon
Ali Akbar Salehi, the director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, has said that a new nuclear project will be launched at Fordow nuclear plant in future days.

Leader: Government must prioritize economy
The Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran has said economic issues are the country’s top priority, urging Iranian officials to make relentless efforts to solve problems facing people, including unemployment among the youth.

Iran condemns terrorist attack on mosque in Afghanistan
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi condemned on Friday terrorist attack on a Shia mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan which left at least 28 people killed.

U.S. access to Iran’s military, nuclear sites inconceivable: parliamentarians
Alireza Rahimi, a member of the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of Iran’s Parliament, said on Saturday that U.S. questioning IAEA for Iran’s nuclear activities is an unconventional intervention in the international body’s affairs.

‘Riyadh’s failure in Syria, Yemen main reason for rapprochement policy towards Iran’
Abdel Bari Atwan, the editor-in-chief of Rai al-Youm newspaper, has said that Saudi Arabia’s failure in attaining its goals in the Syria and Yemen wars has made the country alter its path of foreign policy in
an effort to revive good bilateral ties with Iran.