Aug 5, 2023, 8:51 AM
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Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on August 5

Aug 5, 2023, 8:51 AM
News ID: 85189193
Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on August 5

Tehran, IRNA – The following headlines appeared in English-language newspapers in the Iranian capital Saturday, August 5, 2023:


-- Albania court places entry ban on MKO ringleader

An Albanian court has reportedly placed an entry ban on the ringleader of the anti-Iran terrorist cult Mujahedin Khalq Organization (MKO), which has murdered tens of thousands of Iranian nationals.
In a ruling issued earlier this week but made public on Thursday, Albania’s Special Court on Corruption and Organized Crime ordered state authorities to prevent Maraym Rajavi from entering the country.

--  Iranian boys flying high at FIVB U19 World Championship

Iran registered a second successive victory at the FIVB Boys’ U19 World Championship in San Juan, Argentina, thanks to a 3-0 (25-18, 25-15, 25-12) rout of Puerto Rico on Thursday.
Mohammad Vakili’s boys had opened their campaign in Pool C with a straight-set win against South Korea.
Abolfazl Mahdian and Matin Hosseini contributed with a game-high 12 points apiece for the two-time world champion, which tallied a remarkable 10 aces against Puerto Rico – including four for outside-hitter Hosseini.
The result kept Iran atop the pool with three wins as Vakili’s team has already been handed a 3-0 win against Nigeria after the African side withdrew from the competition.

--  Iran’s battle against child labor lacks effective monitoring

The Iranian Parliamentary Research Center has released a report emphasizing the critical importance of effective monitoring in combating child labor. According to the report, approximately 8 percent of children in Iran are trapped in exploitative child labor, and when including those who work at home, the figure rises to about 15 percent of the country’s children. Additionally, it reveals that around 10 percent of child laborers are unable to attend school.
The report, titled ‘Challenges in Monitoring Effective Elimination of Child Labor,’ sheds light on the various reasons why some children are forced into child labor, often due to poverty in their households. These children engage in different forms of labor, such as working in workshops. Child labor, as defined by the study, involves work that robs children of their “childhood, potential, and dignity,” and significantly “hampers their physical and mental development.”


--  Pakistan, Iran ink five-year trade cooperation plan

The foreign ministers of Iran and Pakistan signed a commercial trade agreement on Thursday, setting a target of $5 billion for bilateral trade.
Iranian Foreign Minister Hussein Amir-Abdollahian and his Pakistani counterpart Bilawal Bhutto Zardari met here, and signed a five-year commercial cooperation plan aimed at further supporting trade initiatives between the two countries.
“Under the government of Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi, the volume of economic and commercial cooperation between the two countries has increased by more than 50 percent,” Amir-Abdollahian said, adding that Iranian and Pakistani officials want to see further expansion of ties in the future within current capacities.

-- Iranian weightlifters win Asian youth and junior title

Iran claimed the title of the 2023 Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting competition in India. The Iranian weightlifters claimed nine gold, 12 silver and two bronze medals.
Iran won the title with 741 points. Uzbekistan became runner-up with 732 points and India finished in third place with 672 points. The competition was held in Delhi, India.

-- Iranian industries thriving thanks to stable energy supplies

Industries in Iran have reported higher output this year thanks to increased supplies of energy delivered to them, according to figures provided by Iranian ministries of oil and energy.
A report by Fars news agency showed that supply of electricity to Iranian industries had increased by 12.5% year on year in the 55 days to the end of July which is considered the peak time of power use in Iran.
The report said electricity supply delivered to Iranian industries from June 6 to July 31 had increased by 23% this year compared to the same period in 2021.


-- Iran football team to face Cabo Verde

Iran national football team will play a friendly match with Cabo Verde in early September. Team Melli will play Bulgaria at the Hristo Botev Stadium in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, slated for Sept. 7 as well.

Mehdi Taj, head of Iran’s Football Federation, has confirmed that the National Team will also participate in the Jordan’s four-team tournament in Amman in October as part of preparation for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup.

--  Iran, Syria to enhance banking, monetary ties

Governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) Mohammadreza Farzin met with Syrian Communications and Technology Minister Iyad Mohammad al-Khatib and the country’s Economy and Foreign Trade Minister Mohammad Samer al-Khalil on Wednesday to discuss ways of expanding monetary and banking ties.

Speaking at the meeting, Farzin said: “Monetary and banking cooperation between Iran and Syria is followed seriously and will increase in the short term.”

--  Tehran, Baghdad join hands to combat sand and dust storms

Iran and Iraq signed an agreement to implement joint pilot plans to deal with sand and dust storms in four provinces of Iraq and two provinces of Iran.

On his trip to Baghdad, Ali-Mohammad Tahmasbi, the secretary of the national policymaking headquarters for dealing with sand and dust storms, met with Mithaq Abdul-Hussein Obaid, the technical undersecretary of Iraq’s Ministry of Agriculture, agreed on jointly implementing the plans in the four Iraqi provinces of Dhi Qar, Al-Muthanna, Wasit, and Maysan, as well as the two Iranian provinces of Ilam and Khuzestan within the next two months.


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