Highlights of Ettela’at newspaper on Jan. 5

A special look at the headlines Ettela’at newspaper covered on Jan. 5.

Ettela’at: The establishment relies on the votes of the public, said the Supreme Leader at a meeting with Friday prayer leaders from across the country.

Ayatollah Khamenei further said that protecting the votes of the nation is a right people are entitled to.

Ettela’at: In an instance of escaping forward, Saudi Arabia has cut its diplomatic ties with Iran.

The Saudi foreign minister said that Iranian diplomats have been asked to leave the kingdom.

Ettela’at: Saudi Shiites have taken to the streets, shouting “death to al-Saud”.

A crackdown on protesters has resulted in the death of a protester and injuries of dozens more.

A Saudi security officer was killed when a police patrol was ambushed.

Ettela’at: Real entities are to be given tax breaks.

Under the new income tax law, people making up to $17,000 a year will pay 15 percent in taxes; those who earn up to $33,000 will pay 20 percent; anyone making more than that will have to pay 25 percent in taxes.

Ettela’at: At a ceremony the services of Dr. Ahmad Ahmadi have been praised.

Ettela’at: The Supreme Urban Development and Architecture Council has said that permits for construction of high-rise buildings are no longer issued.