Iran English language newspaper headlines on Monday, 27-08-2018

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Earthquake in Kermanshah kills three, injures over 310
A strong 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck Iran’s western province of Kermanshah near the border with Iraq early Sunday, killing three people and injuring more than 310, officials said.

France lowers growth forecast for 2019 to 1.7 percent
The French government has lowered its economic growth forecast for next year to 1.7 percent and unveiled plans to cut public spending in an effort to stay in line with European Union budget commitments.

Afghan President Ghani rejects resignations of top security officials
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday rejected the resignations of the intelligence chief and the interior and defense ministers, as the government faces fierce criticism over an increasingly deadly insurgency.

Rouhani: Iran ready to help Qatar in World Cup preparation
President Hassan Rouhani voiced Iran’s readiness to help Qatar carry out the construction projects for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

North Korea blasts ‘double-dealing’ US after Pompeo’s trip canceled
North Korea’s state media on Sunday accused the United States of “double-dealing” and “hatching a criminal plot” against Pyongyang, after Washington abruptly canceled a visit by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Parliament ousts economy minister
Iran’s Parliament voted to remove Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance Masoud Karbasian from office.

Zarif: US waging ‘psychological war’ against Iran
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday that the United States is waging a psychological war against Iran and its business partners.

Defense chief: Fight against terrorists in Syria at final stage
Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said fight against terrorists in Syria has reached its final stage with the leadership of the Arab country’s Army as well as resistance fighters.

Pilot killed in training fighter jet crash in SW Iran
An Iranian Army’s F-5 fighter-trainer jet crashed on Sunday in the country’s southwestern city of Dezful, said the governor.

Dust storms hospitalized more than 170 people in southeast Iran
Over 170 people have been hospitalized due to the respiratory problems caused by dust storms in the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan in recent days, an official at the province’s crisis management department said.

 

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Agriculture projects worth $450m to become operational
Some 3,650 agriculture projects worth 19 trillion rials (nearly $450 million) are going to be inaugurated across the country during the Government Week (August 24-30), IRIB reported on Sunday, citing the portal of the Ministry of Agriculture.

Economic suspects stand trial
Three individuals on Sunday stood trial on charges of disrupting Iran’s economy.

Hawkish U.S. Republican Senator John McCain dead at 81
Hawkish U.S. Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona, infamously known for backing U.S.-led wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as supporting foreign-backed terror groups in Syria, has died at the age of 81.

China has shaken American domination over world order: Professor Smith
President Donald Trump has done a lot of questionable acts since he took the helm at the White House.

U.S. policy toward Iran is unclear: Kauzlarich
President Donald Trump has done a lot of questionable acts since he took the helm at the White House.

Taliban to attend Afghan peace talks in Moscow: spokesman
In an interview with Mehr News Agency, Taliban spokesman Zabihollah Mujahid reaffirmed that the group will attend the Afghan peace talks in Moscow next month.

Artisans promote skills at national crafts exhibit
Kurdish exhibitors pose for a photo in front of their stand on the opening day of the 30th National Crafts Exhibition at the Tehran Permanent International Fairground, August 25, 2018.

Afghan leader rejects resignation letters from spy chief, ministers
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Sunday rejected the resignations of the intelligence chief and the interior and defense ministers, as the government faces fierce criticism over an increasingly deadly insurgency.

Rumors fail to affect Iran-Syria ties: Assad
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Sunday that Iran-Syria relations are strong and rumors will fail to affect it.

Nobody in world happy with U.S. behavior: Zarif
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says nobody in the world is happy with what the U.S. is doing, but not everybody is ready to pay as Iran does.

Economy minister voted out over handling of economy
Economy Minister Massoud Karbasian failed to secure the parliament’s vote of confidence on Sunday following an
impeachment in the wake of skyrocketing prices in the country and devaluation of the local currency.

All are working to overcome problems: IRGC chief
Chief of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps Mohammad said on Sunday that threatening Iran to military war will just harm the enemies.

Rouhani backs deeper ties with Qatar
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called on Sunday for deeper ties with Qatar in various political and economic arenas.