Thursday, April 8, 1999 / Farvardin 19, 1378, No. 703
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Revolutionary court ruling on press ban questioned
TEHRAN, April 8 (AFP) - Iran's culture ministry on Thursday called on a banned moderate paper to apologise for publishing a message from the wife of the ousted shah but lashed out at a revolutionary court for interfering in the case. "The possibility of making mistakes is unavoidable in journalism," said the ministry, which is led by moderates and is close to reformist President Mohammad Khatami ... FULL TEXT
Reformers see more trouble after daily closed
TEHRAN, April 8 (Reuters) - Iran's reformers have bitterly condemned the closing by a revolutionary court of one of their leading newspapers, fearing the move presages a broader assault on political, social and religious liberties.
Election board repeats annulment call for Tehran moderates
TEHRAN, April 8 (AFP) - Iran's conservative electoral supervisory committee reiterated its intention to overturn the election of five leading reformists to the Tehran municipal council, newspapers said Thursday. Committee head and hardline MP Ali Movahedi Savoji has sent a letter to the Tehran governorship stating that the election of the five should be invalidated because their candidacies were illegal, the press reported ... FULL TEXT
Italian frigate in Iran for joint exercises
BANDAR ABBAS, Iran, April 8 (AFP) - An Italian frigate that arrived Thursday in this Iranian Gulf port will hold exercises with the Iranian navy, the ship's commander said. The visit is the first by a Western warship since the 1979 Iranian revolution ... FULL TEXT
Iraqi war prisoners die in Iran's camps - paper
BAGHDAD, April 8 (Reuters) - An Iraqi newspaper said on Thursday that 38 Iraqi prisoners of war had died in prison camps in Iran. The weekly newspaper al-Zawra, owned by President Saddam Hussein's eldest son Uday, published the names of the dead. It said Iraqi prisoners of war (POWs) from the 1980-88 Iraq-Iran war, released by Tehran recently, had given information on the dead ... FULL TEXT
German facing death sentence ordered released on bail in Iran: lawyer
TEHRAN, April 8 (AFP) - German businessman Helmut Hofer, sentenced to death in Tehran for having sexual relations with an Iranian woman, is to be released pending a final decision in his case, his lawyers said Thursday. "Mr. Hofer appeared in court Thursday, and the court agreed to the attorney's request to release him provisionally," Hofer's lawyer Houchang Ghahari said, stressing that Hofer "has not yet been freed." ... FULL TEXT
OPEC March output lower, 85 pct compliance-survey
LONDON, April 8 (Reuters) - OPEC curbed oil output in March before setting tight new supply limits which came into effect this month, a Reuters survey found. The Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries sliced March output by 380,000 barrels a day to 27.59 million from a revised 27.97 million bpd in February, according to the survey of OPEC and oil industry officials and analysts ... FULL TEXT
Tehran (Hamshahri) - Persepolis and Esteqelal will battle it out once more at Azadi stadium on Friday. Here's a preview of the two teams ... FULL PERSIAN IMAGE TEXT
Iran in ABC's "The Century"
ABC television has put a new/documentary series together called 'The Century', highlighting the key events of the 20th century (from an American perspective). Each episode, except the sixth, covers two of the above. The sixth is exclusively about Iran. Please share this with your friends and family ... MORE INFO
Updated April 7
The dollar now offered at 790-808 tomans in the U.S. and 815 tomans in Iran
Source: Sehaty Exchange (U.S.) Tel: 602-595-0777
"Dedicated to bringing Iranian Americans closer to their rich heritage and culture by re-aquainting them with the country itself."
Official web site of the coolest film now playing.
Doust-e hameh kas doust-e hich-kas neest.
(Someone who is friends with everyone is not anyone's friend.)
Photo of the Day
Musician of the Week
Ali Sabaie handed a tape and said there were a lot of rare Googoosh tracks on it. Rare indeed!