Iran English language newspaper headlines on Tuesday,23-02-2016

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Moody’s: Banks in Persian Gulf Arab states under oil prices pressure

Banks in the six-nation Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) are being increasingly challenged by a liquidity squeeze resulting from low oil prices, Moody’s Investor Services said on Monday.


Syria terrorist attacks draw condemnations

Iran, Russia and the UN condemned Sunday’s attacks in Syria’s cities of Damascus and Homs where more than 140 people were killed.


World arms sales up 14% in past five years

A Swedish think-tank says global arms exports increased 14 percent during the five years to 2015, with the US retaining top position after its sales grew 27 percent from the previous five-year period.


Europe’s biggest engineering conglomerate refreshes mark in Iran

Iran’s Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zanganeh hopes to open a “new chapter” in cooperation with Siemens as Europe’s biggest engineering conglomerate refreshes its indelible mark in the Iranian industry.


Tehran, Sarajevo to expand ties

Iran and Bosnia are willing to expand bilateral ties in various fields including political, economic and banking areas, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday.


Iran ready for military aid to Lebanon in case of request

Iran reiterated its preparedness to provide the Lebanese Army with military assistance, adding that no official request has yet been made on part of the Lebanese government in this respect.


Italian PM Renzi to visit Iran in April

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said he will visit Tehran in April following Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s trip to Rome last month.


South African president due in Iran next week

South African President Jacob Zuma will pay a two-day official visit to Iran to hold talks with Iranian authorities, the African country’s presidency said.


Zarif: Details of Syria ceasefire not clarified yet

On Monday Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif reiterated the Islamic Republic’s strong support for a ceasefire in Syria.


Tehran will host intl. symposium on neurosurgery in April

The 5th Symposium of World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies will be held in Tehran on April 17 to 22, the Khabaronline reported on Monday.


Druze slam Israeli plan for town on Palestinian lands

Members of the Druze community has slammed Israel’s plan to build a new town for the minority on the site of two Palestinian villages that have been razed by the Tel Aviv regime.


Foreign investment in Iran’s capital market skyrocketed post sanctions

Foreign investment in Iran’s capital market has increased sharply following to the lifting of sanctions against the country in January, said the managing director of the Central Securities Depository of Iran.


FAO assists Iran on tenure of land, fisheries and forestry

FAO is conducting a three-day technical workshop (21- 23 February 2016) in Tehran focusing on the responsible governance of tenure of land, fisheries, forestry and cross-cutting issues in the country aimed at enhancing national food security, FAO office in Tehran said in a press release, a copy of which was sent to the Tehran Times.


Push for Syria ceasefire after deadliest ISIL attack

Efforts intensified for a partial truce in Syria as fighting raged near Aleppo Monday and after the country suffered its bloodiest attack claimed by an extremist opposition group in nearly five years of war.


Iran says considers military aid to Lebanon

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Monday that Iran will consider sending arms to Lebanon upon the request of the Lebanese government.


Saudi Arabia puts 32 Shias on trial over alleged ‘spying for Iran’

A group of 32 Shia Muslims, including an Iranian national, has been put on trial in Saudi Arabia over charges of spying for Iran.

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