Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 28-12-2017

Iran Daily

Leader: US continues support for Daesh, other terror groups
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei slammed the US as one of the world’s “most corrupt” governments, saying Washington continues supporting Daesh, other Takfiri terrorists and authoritarian regimes in the region.

Russia plans to eliminate Nusra Front in Syria
The chief of the Russian General Staff said Russia aims to eliminate the Al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front in Syria in 2018.

China wants link between Gwadar, Chabahar ports
Iran has received a request from China to establish a connection between Pakistan’s Gwadar port — which Chinese companies are developing — and Iran’s southeastern port of Chabahar.

UNICEF calls 2017 ‘horrible’ year for children in Yemen
The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) painted a gloomy picture for Yemeni children’s situation in 2017, describing it a “horrible” year for them.

Yazd to become capital of cycling: Yazd mayor
The mayor of the historic city of Yazd emphasized the need to revive the culture of cycling among the citizens, pointing out that the city has been recognized as the capital of cycling for ages.

One dead after 4.2-magnitude quake near Tehran
A quake of magnitude 4.2 shook an area 50 km (31 miles) west of Tehran in the early hours of Wednesday morning, killing one person and injuring at least 56.

French FM to visit Iran in January
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian will visit Tehran on January 6 to discuss regional issues with Iranian officials.

Iran: Saudi Arabia bombs civilians after each defeat in Yemen
Iran has sharply condemned a deadly Saudi air raid against a market in the Yemeni city of Ta’izz, saying the Riyadh military resorts to the massacre of defenseless civilians whenever it suffers defeat in its aggression.

Iran votes ‘yes’ to Myanmar resolution
Iran said the country’s positive vote to a resolution on the violation of human rights of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar has been registered at the United Nations.

MP: Iran, Pakistan to take major steps on border management
An Iranian MP said that Iran and Pakistan are heading toward taking some major steps for better border management.

Tehran Times


Hezbollah, Hamas forming ‘joint body’ against U.S. policy on al-Quds
The Lebanese and Palestinian resistance movements, Hezbollah and Hamas, are setting up a joint body to stand up to the United States President Donald Trump’s contentious decision on al-Quds (Jerusalem), an informed source says.

Towers of Silence: Where antiquity meets modernity
Towers of silence in central Iran are not any more dedicated to bones of the dead to get cleaned by vultures.

Iran’s fertility rate reaches normal levels: expert
Fertility rate in Iran has reached replacement level which means the country is no longer underpopulated, chairman of Population Association of Iran said on Wednesday.

Over 600 Palestinians detained since Trump announced al-Quds as Israel capital
Over 600 Palestinians have been detained by the Tel Aviv regime forces since Washington’s move to
recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as the Israeli capital.

Collection of CDs by Kalhor unveiled in Tehran
A package containing eight CDs by the world-renowned kamancheh virtuoso Kayhan Kalhor was unveiled during a ceremony at Tehran’s Niavaran Cultural Center on Tuesday.

Larijani: Leniency toward Israel is plot against Palestinians
Iranian Parliament speaker Ali Larijani says U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize al-Quds (Jerusalem) as the capital of Israel is a plot to empower lenient positions toward Israel which will hurt the Palestinian cause.

We will frustrate America everywhere: Leader
The Islamic Republic of Iran and the Iranian nation will frustrate America in all arenas, the Leader said on Tuesday.

Iran condemns recent Saudi bombing of Yemeni civilians
Iran has strongly condemned a deadly Saudi air raid against a marketplace in the Yemeni city of Ta’izz.

Iran ‘Yes’ vote to Myanmar resolution registered at UN
Iran says the country’s positive vote to a resolution on the violation of human rights of Rohingya
Muslims in Myanmar has been registered at the United Nations.