Iran English language newspaper headlines on Monday, 18-11-2019

Iran Daily


Probe unearths UK ‘war crimes’ in Iraq, Afghanistan

The British government and UK armed forces have been accused of hiding evidence related to the killing of civilians by British troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.


Iran’s Leader supports government’s gasoline price hike

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei threw his weight behind a recent government decision to ration gasoline and increase its price.


Former Sri Lankan defense chief wins presidential vote

Gotabaya Rajapaksa, a former defense official revered by Sri Lanka’s ethnic majority for his role in ending a bloody civil war but feared by minorities for his brutal approach, registered a comfortable victory Sunday in the nation’s presidential election.


Intelligence Ministry: Culprits of fuel unrest identified

Iran’s Intelligence Ministry said Sunday it has identified those behind deadly unrest that was sparked in several cities following a decision to hike gasoline prices.


Islamic Unity Conference calls for defending Al-Aqsa Mosque

Participants of the 33rd International Islamic Unity Conference in its final statement slammed Israel’s aggressions on Muslims’ first Qibla, Al-Aqsa Mosque, and called for defending it.


Iran, Malaysia discuss ties, int’l issues

Iranian and Malaysian officials in a meeting on Sunday discussed bilateral relations, especially economic cooperation in the light of US sanctions against Iran.


Iran calls for cooperation with China on fight against corruption

Iranian and Chinese officials underlined the need for boosting cooperation on fighting corruption.


Ilam to host Iran-UN photo exhibition

The United Nations office in Iran will hold a photo exhibition on the history of its cooperation with Iran over the past 73 years in the city of Ilam in western Iran.

Tehran Times


Iran’s 7-month non-oil imports down over 5% yr/yr

The value of non-oil imports to Iran stood at $25 billion in the first seven months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-October 22), down 5.3 percent from the figure for last year’s
same period, IRNA reported.


Judiciary to closely monitor gasoline price hike implementation: Raisi

Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raisi has said the Judiciary will closely monitor the procedures of implementing a recent decision to ration gasoline and increase its price.


Intelligence Ministry says has identified elements behind unrest

In a statement on Sunday, the Intelligence Ministry said it has identified the main elements behind the two-day unrest and that appropriate measures are being taken.


Lebanon PM hopeful Safadi withdraws candidacy: reports

Lebanon has slipped into further political uncertainty as a candidate to fill the vacant post of the country’s premiership has decided to halt his bid. Lebanese broadcasters LBCI and al-Jadeed reported on Saturday that Mohammad Safadi had withdrawn his candidacy to be the head of the next Lebanese government.


Government quit over $800mn embezzlement: Kuwait’s defense chief

Kuwait’s Defense Minister Sheikh Nasser Bin Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah says the government’s recent resignation was triggered by the alleged embezzlement of nearly $800 million from a military aid fund.


Leader backs decision to ration petrol, increase its price

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Sunday morning supported a recent government decision to ration gasoline and increase it price.


Iranians’ vigilance in face of media war

While the fate of Britain is in ambiguity as the country’s officials have been unable to handle the Brexit issue despite the passage of three years, London, instead of concentrating on settling awful internal problems, is still actively busy in disseminating discord among people in other countries by riding on waves of protests.


Judiciary chief: Atmosphere in Iran is to resist pressure, fight corruption

Judiciary Chief Hojjatoleslam Ebrahim Raeisi said on Sunday that atmosphere in Iran is to resist the economic war launched against the country and also fight against corruption.


Shamkhani says anti-revolutionary elements behind unrest in Iran

Ali Shamkhani, secretary of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), has said that anti-revolutionary elements and the Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO or MEK) are behind the unrest over gasoline price hike in Iran, an MP said on Sunday.


Police: No mercy towards disruptors of order

Spokesman of Law Enforcement Police Brigadier General Ahmad Nourian announced on Sunday that the police forces will not allow insecurity and disruption of the general order during the protest rallies against the gasoline rationing.