Iran English language newspaper headlines on Sunday, 17-11-2019

Iran Daily


Heavy snow snarls traffic, shuts schools in Iran capital

Heavy snowfall blanketed the streets of north Tehran on Saturday, causing traffic chaos and forcing the closure of schools, authorities in the Iranian capital said.


Trump ‘intimidating’ to ex-envoy as new call details revealed

A US ambassador ousted by Donald Trump told a riveting impeachment hearing Friday she felt intimidated by the president, after he launched an extraordinary real-time attack midway through her testimony to Congress.


Paris police use tear gas, water cannon on ‘yellow vest’ anniversary

French police fired water cannon and fired tear gas in Paris on Saturday to drive back protesters marking the first anniversary of anti-government “yellow vest” demonstrations.


Iran FM scolds India for lack of ‘resilience’ against US ‘bullying’

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif upbraided India for adhering to US economic sanctions against Iran, saying that the Islamic Republic had expected its longstanding ally to be “more resilient” in the face of America’s “bullying”.


Deputy minister: Iran producing laser air defense system

Iran’s deputy defense minister said Iran is producing a laser air defense system and plans to increase the range and precision of its cruise missiles.


Gasoline price hikes trigger protests in several cities

A surprise decision by the Iranian government to impose gasoline price hikes and rationing in the country sparked protests in several cities across the country.


Iran ready to enhance ties with UNESCO

Iran’s Minister of Science, Research and Technology Mansoor Gholami expressed the country’s readiness to promote regional and international cooperation with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).


Tehran Times


Exports of metallic minerals, products up nearly 12% in H1

The value of Iran’s metallic minerals and products exports increased by 11.7 percent in the first six months of  the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-September 22) compared to the figure for last year’s same period, IRNA reported on Saturday.


Iran is world’s 3rd fastest growing tourist destination: Afar magazine

Iran has been ranked 3rd among countries with fastest growing tourist destination by Afar, a U.S.-based award-winning travel magazine, next to Tajikistan and Ecuador in the first and second spots.


UN adopts 8 resolutions in condemnation of Israeli crimes in Palestine & Golan heights

The UN Fourth Committee approved eight resolutions in condemnation of Israeli regime’s crimes.


Trump ally Roger Stone guilty of lying to Congress

A United States jury convicted President Donald Trump’s former adviser Roger Stone, finding the longtime Republican operative and self-proclaimed “dirty trickster” guilty on seven criminal counts of lying to Congress, obstruction and witness tampering.


Paris police fire tear gas on ‘yellow vest’ protests anniversary

Police fired tear gas in northwestern Paris to drive back protesters on the first year anniversary weekend of anti-government “yellow vest” demonstrations.


Tehraners welcome first autumn snow

The first snow of autumn blanketed the streets of Tehran on Saturday. People, surprised by the snowfall, went to parks and highlands to have some fun and play snow games.


Reinvigorating Iran’s defense power best way to counter sanctions: minister

The Iranian defense minister announced on Saturday that the only way to counter the U.S. sanctions is to upgrade the country’s competency regarding the entire vital components, especially in military sector.


Prosecutor general: People not to allow disruptors to derail their economic protest

Iran’s Prosecutor General Mohammad Jafar Montazeri on Saturday gave a stern warning to those who try to disrupt the society’s security, noting that the people will not allow such rancorous elements to derail their economic-based protests against gas price rise.


Pakistani media widely cover Leader’s remarks about Israel

Pakistani media in their reports have given wide coverage to the remarks of Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Khamenei that “eliminating Israel is meant to get rid of the Zionist regime”.


Iran hails int’l support for realization of Palestinians’ inalienable rights

Iran lauded the adoption of a new UN resolution in support of the cause of Palestine, a diplomat from the Islamic Republic’s mission in New York said, calling for an end to atrocities against the innocent people of the Arab country.