Aug 6, 2023, 7:33 AM
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Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on August 6

Aug 6, 2023, 7:33 AM
News ID: 85190313
Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on August 6

Tehran, IRNA – The following headlines appeared in English-language newspapers in the Iranian capital on Sunday, August 6, 2023:


-- Caspian Sea faces alarming shrinkage amid river inflow blockage

The head of Iran’s Department of the Environment (DoE) warned about the decrease in the water level of the Caspian Sea, attributing it to the blockage of river inflows into the Caspian Sea by neighboring countries.
Due to the blockage of river inflows into the Caspian Sea by neighboring countries, particularly the Volga River, the water level of the sea is steadily decreasing, Ali Salajegheh said on Saturday.

--  New suitor for Taremi as Spurs table €24m bid: Report

The latest twist in Mehdi Taremi’s transfer saga suggests that Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur is considering a move for Porto’s talisman.
Portuguese daily sport newspaper O Jogo wrote on Friday that the Tottenham “is willing to pay €24 million” for the Iranian.
However, O Jogo added Spurs’ offer could be turned down by Porto, which has tagged the prolific striker with a €30 million asking price, while Taremi, 30, could also reject the bid, as the London-based outfit will play no part in the European competitions in the upcoming season after an eighth-place finish in the domestic league in the previous campaign.

--  Rajaie-Shahr prison shut down for good

Rajaie-Shahr prison in Karaj, Alborz Province, was completely evacuated and closed.
As part of the implementation of the approvals in light of the Chief Justice of Iran Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Eje’i’s visit to Alborz Province earlier this year regarding the relocation of Rajaie-Shahr prison, approximately half of the prisoners had been evacuated by Tuesday, July 1, 2023. As of Saturday, August 5, 2023, all prisoners from Rajaie-Shahr have been transferred to Qezel Hesar prison and Rajaie-Shahr prison has been closed.


--  Kuwait Says FM Invited to Iran Over Gas Field

Kuwait’s top diplomat has been invited to visit Iran, state media said, amid a dispute over a gas field to which Kuwait and Saudi Arabia claim they have exclusive rights.
The dispute over the field -- known as Arash in Iran and Dorra in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia -- dates back to the 1960s when Iran and Kuwait awarded overlapping offshore concessions.

--  Saeed Nikpour’s Legacy in Iranian Cinema

In the vast and alluring realm of Iranian cinema, there is one name that shines brilliantly, leaving an everlasting impression on the hearts of countless viewers - Saeed Nikpour.
Born in 1945 in the ancient Iranian city of Shahr-e Rey, Nikpour’s journey as an actor began amidst the pages of Shakespeare and the appeal of Schiller plays, back when he was a high school student.

-- Iran’s Youth Weightlifting Team Finish Runners-Up in Asia

Iran’s youth weightlifting team became the vice-champion of Asia at the 2023 Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championships in India. Young Iranian boys finished runner-up in the Asian Weightlifting Championship after winning 3 gold, 11 silver, and 7 bronze medals and gaining 708 team points.
Uzbekistan stood in the first place with 729 points and India won the third title with 599 points.


--  IFRC thanks IRCS for holding intl. congress on health in Arbaeen

Francesco Rocca, the president of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, has appreciated the Iranian Red Crescent Society for organizing the third international congress on health in Arbaeen that was held in Tehran from August 2-4.

In a message to Pir-Hossein Kolivand, the president of the Iranian Red Crescent Society, Rocca said that relief activities of the IRCS during the Arbaeen ceremony are very important.  “I would like to express my appreciation to the staff, members, and volunteers of the Red Crescent Society of the Islamic Republic of Iran on the occasion of the third international health congress Health in Arbaeen,” the message reads.

--  Voice actor Hamid Manuchehri dies at 82

 Prominent Iranian voice actor Hamid Manuchehri died in a Tehran hospital on Thursday. He was 82. Born in 1941, the renowned narrator, voice actor, and actor, Hamid Manuchehri became familiar with radio performances at the age of 16. 

Later he became acquainted with the profession of dubbing. In 1963, he joined Radio Iran, and in 1972, he took over the directorship of the children's radio program. Manuchehri directed several other programs until 1978.

-- Hanoi-Tehran ties set up for growth by solid ties: Vietnamese official

 Cultural interactions between Vietnam and Iran over the last 50 years have paved the way for the two countries to continue promoting their ties, Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Ha Kim Ngoc said on Friday.

Ngoc made the remarks at a ceremony in Hanoi to mark the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Iran. Ngoc stated that the affinity between the Vietnamese and the Iranians dates back to more than a thousand years, when Persian traders arrived in Vietnam to conduct commerce and business, paving the way for cross-cultural interactions.


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