The Iran Project

A look at Iranian newspaper front pages on February 8

IFP – IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Thursday, February 8, and picked headlines from 12 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy. 

The top story today was the air pollution in Tehran which has plagued the people’s lives and it seems it is not going to leave the citizens alone these days.

Several papers also covered the remarks made by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani about book censorship and the need to put the publishers and authors in charge of it.

The above issues, as well as many more, are highlighted in the following headlines and top stories:


Aftab-e Yazd:

1- Women to Be Allowed to Go to Stadiums If Men Guarantee They Won’t Swear: MP

2- Recent Protests Awakened Reformists: Politician

3- N. Korean Leader Sends His Sister to S. Korea to Improve His Face


Arman-e Emrooz:

1- Impeachment of Roads Minister: Politicized or Professional?

2- People’s Rights Should Not Be Sacrificed for Partisan Interests

3- Air Pollution Will Definitely Lead to Cancer



1- Which One Will Tehranis Choose: Living in Smoky Air or Escaping?

2- Souvenir of Berlin for Tehran



1- Shamkhani Urges “Setad” to End Its Competition with Private Sector

2- President or Sultan? Trump Calls for Military Parade



1- Rouhani: Authors, Publishers the Ones Who Should Decide about Book Censorship

2- People Have Turned Their Backs Not on Islam, but on Incompetent Officials: Imam Khomeini’s Grandson

3- Oil Minister: Quality of Petrol Distributed in Big Cities Good

4- HAARP Has No Role in Earthquakes, Climate Change

5- Iran-UN Cooperation to Decrease Consequences of Natural Disasters



1- Main Cause of Tehran Air Pollution

2- Municipality to Organize Street Vendors

3- Rouhani: Officials Should Read What People Write in Social Media



1- Rouhani: Culture Professionals Must Make Decision about Book Censorship

2- Air Pollution in Tehran to Persist Until Weekend



1- Brains of Iranian Elites Serving Foreign Executives

2- Price of Imported Cars to Decrease by 40%: Official


Jomhouri Eslami:

1- Top Clerics, Bodies, Groups Call for People’s High Turnout in 22 Bahman Rallies

2- Iraqi Popular Forces Call for Full Withdrawal of US Forces from Iraq

3- Hundreds of Economic, Construction, Cultural Projects Inaugurated during Fajr Days



1- Why Gov’t Insists on Denying Priority of Economic Woes

2- Philippine Gov’t Bulldozes Luxurious Cars Illegally Imported

3- Boycotting Samsung Products, Minimum Response to S. Korea’s Humiliating Move

4- Lebanon’s Hezbollah in Reaction to Israeli DM’s Threats



1- Iran’s Nanotechnology Ranks Fourth in the World


Vatan-e Emrooz:

1- Qom Disappointed with Rouhani

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