Jan 25, 2023, 7:55 AM
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Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on Jan 25

Jan 25, 2023, 7:55 AM
News ID: 85008906
Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on Jan 25

Tehran, IRNA – The following headlines appeared in English-language newspapers in the Iranian capital on Wednesday, January 25, 2023:


-- Taremi named in IFFHS’s AFC Team 2022

Iranian striker Mehdi Taremi was picked by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS) in the Men’s AFC Team of 2022. Porto frontman has been in flying form for the Portuguese giant this season, scoring 18 goals – including five in the Champions League – in 25 matches across all competitions. The Iranian also had 26 goals and 17 assists in 48 outings to steer Porto a domestic league and cup double last season.

-- Iran expects EU states to be realistic

Ahead of a resolution that the European Parliament passed late Thursday to demand the Islamic Revolution Guards Crops (IRGC) be designated as a “terrorist organization”, Iran had warned the European Union about the consequences of such a move. Iranian authorities’ stern warnings appeared to have prompted several EU officials to set in motion efforts to prevent tensions between Tehran and Brussels from spiraling out of control.

Swedish Foreign Minister Tobias Billstrom noted in a telephone conversation with Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian that the resolution was nonbinding. Billstrom, whose government holds the rotating presidency of the EU, also highlighted his country’s push to expand dialogue between the bloc and Iran.

-- Incised, Moulded, and painted dishes

Incised and moulded decoration characterizes a group of dishes with distinctive decoration in the form of stellate designs painted in blue.

The backgrounds are filled with low-relief decoration, such as scale patterns. The exterior is almost always painted in a solid colour, usually blue. No vessels in this group are dated, but many bear tassel-marks, ensuring their attribution to Kerman.


-- President Pledges Iran’s Support for Syria’s Reconstruction

 Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in a meeting with Syrian Defense Minister Ali Mahmoud Abbas in Tehran on Tuesday promised the Islamic Republic will stand by the Syrian people in the same way that it helped them fight against terrorism during years of war in the Arab country.
The relations between Iran and Syria are strategic as their relations are based upon common beliefs and the spirit of resistance shown by their people, Raisi said.

-- Tanzania Ship Sinks in Assaluyeh 

A Tanzanian cargo ship sank Tuesday in a jetty in the southern Iranian port of Assaluyeh, reports said. 

The official IRNA news agency said the vessel named Anil overturned because containers on it were configured incorrectly at the port’s dock No. 9. The port has more than two dozen piers. IRNA said rescue teams transferred the ship’s crew to safety. The port is the main hub for shipment of gas and petrochemicals produced in Iran and is located about 940 kilometers south of the capital Tehran.

-- Iranian Artists Forum Discusses Watergate Scandal Drama

‘’All the President’s Men’’, a 1976 American epic political drama about the Watergate scandal that brought down the presidency of RIchard Nixon, will be reviewed in a session at the Iranian Artists Forum this afternoon.
Directed by Alan J. Pakula with a screenplay by William Goldman, it is based on the 1974 non-fiction book of the same name by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, the two journalists investigating the Watergate scandal for The Washington Post.


-- Iran know rivals at Asian Men’s Beach Handball Championship

Iran are drawn in Group A of the 9th Asian Men’s Beach Handball Championship. Iran have been pitted against Qatar, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia and South Korea.

Group B consists of Vietnam, Oman, Kuwait, Hong Kong and China. The draw ceremony took place at the Hotel Mercure Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.

-- 2023 Abolhassan Najafi Award announces finalists

Nine Persian translations of books by foreign writers have been shortlisted for the 6th edition of the Abolhassan Najafi Award.

A jury comprising Zia Movahed, Mahasti Bahreini, Abdollah Kowsari, Hossein Masumi Hamedani, Musa Asvar, Omid Tabibzadeh and Abtin Golkar selected the nominees from among 83 works, the Abolhassan Najafi Award Foundation announced on Tuesday.

A translation of French author Michel Houellebecq’s 2010 novel “The Map and the Territory” by Abolfazl Allahdadi is among the finalists.

-- Ashuradeh; a heavenly realm for birdwatchers

Ashuradeh, Iran’s sole island in the Caspian Sea, has high ecological values and significance. It is heaven for birdwatchers. The tiny island and the wetlands that surround it provide a rich ecological harbor for numerous migratory birds.

Ashuradeh is the name of an island on the Miankaleh peninsula, located 10 km west of Bandar Torkaman. Some people believe that the word “Ashuradeh” means “hunting ground” or “pasture.” There is also historical speculation that Ashuradeh was a place where one of the kings of the Khwarazmian dynasty (1077-1231) fled after his defeat in the Mongol War. invasion of Iran.


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