Iran English language newspaper headlines on Monday, 31-12-2018

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Iranians stage nationwide rallies to commemorate Dey 9 Epic
Iranians took to streets all over the country in massive numbers on Sunday to commemorate the anniversary of the Dey 9 Epic which marks the historic rallies held nine years ago this day (December 30, 2009) to confront enemies’ sedition.

Taliban dismiss Afghanistan’s peace talks offer
The Taliban have rejected Kabul’s offer of talks next month in Saudi Arabia where the militants, fighting to topple the government in Afghanistan, will meet US officials to further peace efforts, a militant leader said on Sunday.

Deaths, vote-rigging claims hit Bangladesh election day
Rival party supporters fought battles that left at least 14 dead Sunday as Bangladesh held a parliamentary election expected to give the country’s longest-serving leader Sheikh Hasina a new term despite opposition claims of rigged voting.

North Korea’s Kim vows more summits with South next year
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un vowed to meet the South’s President Moon Jae-in “frequently” next year to discuss denuclearization of the peninsula in a rare letter sent to Seoul, Moon’s office said Sunday.

Iran raps media silence on Saudi recruitment of Darfur kids in Yemen war
Iranian Ambassador to London Hamid Baeedinejad blasted the silence of the foreign-based Persian-language media over a recent report about the recruitment of children from Sudan by Saudi Arabia to fight in Yemen.

Parliament to investigate university bus incident
Iran’s Parliament’s Education and Research Committee have been assigned to investigate a recent deadly bus incident happened on the campus of a branch of Islamic Azad University in northwestern capital.

Shamkhani denounces certain Arab states support for US proposed “deal of the century”
Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani denounced certain Arab states’ support for the so-called “deal of the century” initiated by the US, warning that implementation of the plan will deal a heavy blow to the Palestinian nation, according to IRNA.

Iran’s top general derides Trump’s ‘humiliating’ visit to Iraq
Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri derided US President Donald Trump’s “humiliating and sneaky” trip to Iraq.

Leader appoints Ayatollah Amoli Larijani head of Expediency Council
Iran’s incumbent Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani was appointed the head of Iran’s Expediency Council and a member of the Guardian Council in a decree issued by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Sunday.


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Iran, Syria ink long-term economic co-op agreement
Iranian Transport and Urban Development Minister Mohammad Eslami and Syrian Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade Mohammad Samer al-Khalil signed an agreement in Tehran on Sunday to expand bilateral economic cooperation in the long term.

Donations for the underprivileged up by 35% in 9 months
Over the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year (started on March 21) contributions to the underprivileged increased by 35 percent, Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation director has said.

Assad authorizes Iraqi forces to strike Daesh in Syria
Syria’s state news agency says President Bashar Assad has authorized Iraqi forces to attack Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group inside Syria without waiting for permission from authorities in Damascus. Sunday’s announcement highlights the close relations between the two neighboring Arab countries.

Christmas 2018: Iran and Syria show respect, Israel and Saudi Arabia don’t
Christmas is a time of goodwill to all men. Or at least it should be. But while the West’s Middle East ‘bad guys’ Iran and Syria, showed the Yuletide spirit, its closest allies, Saudi Arabia and Israel, failed to do so.

Iransaakht, at the outset of promoting domestic products: VP
Iransaakht festival is at the outset of promoting domestic products, the vice president for science and technology Sourena Sattari said, IRNA reported on Saturday.

Regional people won’t allow ‘deal of century’ to be realized: Shamkhani
Ali Shamkhani, the secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, said on Sunday that the vigilant people in regional countries will prevent a realization of “deal of the century”.

Leader names Amoli Larijani as Expediency Council chief
In a decree issued on Sunday, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei appointed Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani as chairman of the Expediency Council and a member of the Guardian Council’s jurists.

Envoy blasts media silence over Saudis’ deploying Darfur children in Yemen
Iran’s ambassador to London has blasted the foreign-based Persian-language media for their silence over the deployment of Darfur child soldiers at front line of war in Yemen.

Jubeir’s dismissal could help restore Tehran-Riyadh ties: analyst
A senior political analyst believes the dismissal of Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir could be a step toward restoration of ties between Tehran and Riyadh.

Iranian military chief downplays US pullout from Syria
Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces said on Sunday that withdrawal of U.S. forces from Syria is not a big issue while there are still many U.S. forces in the region.

Pakistan army chief sees better military ties with Iran
Pakistan’s chief of Army Staff says his country’s cooperation with Iran has strengthened and will continue to enhance regional security.

Epic 2009 rallies marked
Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets on Sunday to mark the anniversary of mass rallies staged on December 30, 2009, to guard the principles of the Islamic Revolution and reinforce their solidarity with the system.