The Iranian Times

Monday, April 12, 1999 / Farvardin 23, 1378, No. 705

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Beautiful Belgrade
Friendships amid the Yugoslav civil wars

Written and photographed by Jahanshah Javid
April 12, 1999
The Iranian

Fall, 1992

I looked at the address I had written down from the Manhattan Yellow Pages and the skyscaraper in front of me. Was this the right place? It was not the most fashionable section of New York's south-side but I thought I'd give it a shot.

The modeling agency was just two rooms; the reception area and the manager's office. I sat and judged the handful of people waiting for their turn: mmmaybe, forget it, you're kidding right?, Yes!, not bad...

- "Jeehanishe... Yavid?"
- "That's me."
- "You're next. Go on in."... GO TO FEATURE


Gen. Sayyad Shirazi

Leftist opposition group condemns MKO terroism

April 12, 1999 - The Organization of Revolutionary Workers of Iran has condemned the Mojahedin Khalq's policy of terror, even against senior officials of the Islamic Republic. The group says terrorism leads to more oppression and limits the opposition's ability organize within Iran ... FULL TEXT


April Fools in Iran

Neshat newspaper in Iran carried the April Fool's news about the two U.S. senators going to Iran. The next day it published this explanation: ... FULL TEXT

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* She has never told her family

Ramin Tabib writes: I loved Ms. Nadjmi's piece in The Iranian ["Siaah Sookhteh"]. This was as good as it could get. I salute her hopeless bravery and intended martyrdom, and I hope she has a strong armor ready. I can already imagine her boycotted wedding, the pointed fingers in the streets and the whispers and skewed glances of all the iranians. But I hope she will always remember that there once existed the house of Capulet and the house of Montague, and a revolution can start with only one kiss!

* No monopoly on prejudice

N. Behzad Fazel writes: I read with interest the piece on prejudice towards non-Europeans ["Siaah Sookhteh"]. A few points:

- I don't know if the average Iranian has "engraved" prejudicial images into his/her inner beliefs. But certainly we don't have a monopoly on prejudice. Tribalism seems to be ingrained in all cultures. Certainly skin color didn't play a big role when the Hutus were massacring the Tutsis in Rwanda to the tune 800,000 ... FULL TEXT

* Art: Aileen Falah's art in DC

WHAT: EXHIBIT - Aileen Falah's Paintings, and Sculptures
WHEN: Friday March 12 - Saturday April 24 (Exhibit hours Thursday-Saturday 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
WHERE: Project Space, 625 E St. N.W. Washington DC
INFO: 703-455-1666
DETAILS: The opening ceremony will be from 8:00PM until 10:00 PM on Friday march 12.

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New conservative daily hits the stands in Iran

TEHRAN, April 11 (AFP) - A new conservative daily hit the newsstands in the Iranian holy city of Qom Sunday, pledging to keep to the values of the Islamic revolution. Entekhab (Choice), founded by a Islamic propaganda organization and run by conservative MP Taha Hashemi, said it would work "within the strict framework of the Islamic Republic's values and laws, and remain loyal to the Revolution." ... FULL TEXT

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