Iran English language newspaper headlines on Monday, 18-3-2019

Iran Daily

Rouhani inaugurates four new phases of South Pars gas field

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday formally inaugurated four new phases of South Pars, the world’s largest gas field.

Iran finishes runner-up at Freestyle World Cup

Iran finished as the runner-up at the 2019 Freestyle World Cup in Yakutsk, Russia.

May warns of long Brexit delay if MPs do not back deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May has issued a stark warning to lawmakers that if they do not back her Brexit deal, there is the possibility the country “will not leave the EU for many months, if ever.

Mourners pay tribute to victims of New Zealand shootings

A steady stream of mourners paid tribute Sunday at a makeshift memorial to the 50 people slain by a gunman at two mosques in Christchurch, while dozens of Muslims stood by to bury the dead when authorities finally release the victims’ bodies.

Flash floods, slides in eastern Indonesia kill at least 58

Flash floods and mudslides triggered by days of torrential downpours tore through mountainside villages in Indonesia’s easternmost province, killing at least 58 people and leaving thousands homeless, disaster officials said Sunday.

Video claims abducted Iranian border guards call families after five months

The so-called Jaish ul-Adl terrorist group has released a video, claiming that Iranian border guards abducted by the group have made phone calls with their families after five months.

Iran sends naval group to Bab el-Mandeb Strait

Iran’s Navy has dispatched its 61st naval group, comprising a destroyer and a logistical vessel, on a mission to the Bab el-Mandeb Strait to ensure the security of shipping routes used by Iranian vess.

Iran’s top commander: Foreign troops will sooner or later leave Syria

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri said that foreign troops who are present in Syria without the country’s coordination will sooner or later leave the Arab country.

Tehran Times

Steel products output rises 8% in 11 months on year

Production of steel prod-ucts in Iran rose eight percent during the eleven-month period from March 21, 2018 to February 19, 2019, IRNA reported on Sunday citing the data released by Iranian Steel Producers Association.

Iran sends warships to Bab-el-Mandeb Strait

Iran’s Navy has dispatched its 61st flotilla to Bab-el-Mandab Strait and the Gulf of Aden to secure maritime routes used by Iranian vessels, Chief of the Navy’s Southern Fleet Afshin Tashk said on Sunday.

Fresh U.S.-led airstrikes kill many civilians in Syria’s Dayr al-Zawr

A large number of civilians, mostly women and children, have been killed after the U.S.-led coalition purportedly fighting the terrorist Takfiri Daeshgroupconducted fresh airstrikes in eastern Syria.

Steps taken for technology and innovation improvement in 1397

Digital transformation, e-govern-ment, knowledge economy, and space-based busi-ness are amongst catch-phrases of technology in Iran during the Iranian calendar year 1397, ending on March 20.

One Israeli killed in stabbing, shooting attacks in West Bank

The Israeli military says one Israeli has been killed and two others have been wounded in shooting and stabbing attacks in the West Bank.

Funeral held for martyrs in southwestern Iran

A funeral ceremony was held for 115 fallen Iranian soldiers of Iraq’s 1980-88 war against Iran on Saturday in the southwestern city of Ahvaz, Khuzestan province.

Nation will not give in to pressure: Rouhani

President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday that the Iranian people will resist economic pressure created by the United States’ sanctions and will not “give in to enemies”.

Foreign forces should leave Syria, military chief says

Major General Mohammad Baqeri, chief of the Iranian armed forc-es, said on Sunday that foreign forces that are in Syria without a permission by the Damascus government should leave the country.

The entire occupied lands within range of Hezbollah missiles: IRGC chief

The commander of the Is-lamic Revolution Guards Corps has said that Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement possesses missiles with a range that covers the entire Palestinian territories occupied by Israel.

Iran to unveil 112 new nuclear achievements in April

Iran is set to unveil 112 new nuclear achievements in April, according to the spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI).