Thursday July 29, 1999 / Mordad 7, 1378, No. 779
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Two radical Ansar leaders arrested in Tehran
July 29, Teheran (dpa) - Two leaders of the Iranian radical Islamic group known as Ansar Hezbollah (followers of the party of God) were arrested in Teheran, the governmental daily Iran reported Thursday. Massoud Dehnamaki, known as the leader of the Ansar Hezbollah, and his close aide, Soheyl Karimi, were arrested at the office of their weekly magazine Jebheh (War Front), the daily said ... FULL TEXT
Khatami says hardline brand of Islam helped fuel Iran unrest
TEHRAN, July 29 (AFP) - Iranian President Mohammad Khatami lashed out at Islamic hardliners in remarks published Thursday, saying their dogmatic brand of Islam was largely to blame for the bloody Tehran riots. "Should we carry out aggression against those who don't agree with us? Should we beat people up brutally because they don't see things our way?" Khatami said in a remarkable attack on the nation's hardline faithful ... FULL TEXT
Serial murders' committee asked to clarify cause of death of "dissident"
July 28, 1999, Domestic Desk (Neshat - BBC worldwide Monitoring): In a statement a group of nationalist and religious personalities have called on the Serial Killings' Follow-up Committee to clarify the cause of the death of Dr Majid Sharif ... FULL TEXT
Assault on independent press in Iran intensifies
New York, July 28, 1999 (Human Rights Watch) -- The assault by Iranian authorities against publishers and editors associated with the country's independent press has become wider and more intense in recent days. On July 25, the Special Court for the Clergy convicted Hojatoleslam Seyyid Mohamed Musavi-Khoeiniha, publisher of the daily newspaper Salam, on charges of misinforming the public ... FULL TEXT
Ban on import of instruments lifted
July 28, 199 Teheran (dpa) - Islamic Iran has lifted a ban on importing musical instruments which has been in place for more than two decades, the daily Economic Abrar reported Wednesday. In an official circular to the customs office, the Ministry of Islamic Culture and Guidance declared the import of instruments, including those from the West, as free, the daily reported ... FULL TEXT
Turkey denies it will pay Iran for raid
ANKARA, July 29 (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit on Thursday denied Iranian reports that Turkey would pay compensation to Iran over an alleged cross-border air raid. Iran, for its part, insisted the raid sites were on its territory and said it was likely that two Turkish soldiers detained for allegedly crossing the border would be prosecuted ... FULL TEXT
Biggest Iran state group to reform to boost profit
TEHRAN, July 29 (Reuters) - The new head of Iran's largest state-affilated conglomerate pledged to introduce sweeping changes to the multi-billion-dollar group that has been beset by charges of inefficiency and allegations of corruption ... FULL TEXT
Russia, Iran consider $8 bn of new contracts
July 28, 1999, MOSCOW (AP)--Russia and Iran are considering new economic cooperation contracts worth up to $8 billion, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Nikolai Aksyonenko said Wednesday ... FULL TEXT
Mir Moezi had served as NIOC undersecretary of engineering
TEHRAN, July 29 (Reuters) - Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh has appointed Said Mehdi Mir Moezi as deputy managing director of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) and ministry undersecretary of oil in charge of production, Iranian sources said on Thursday... FULL TEXT
Milani on men & women
Tehran, (Neshat) - Tahmineh Milani talks about her much-talked about "feminist" film, "Do zan" (Two women), and expresses her views on men and women's issues in Iran today ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN
Bebakhshid,nazar-e shomaa chiyeh?
Tehran, (Neshat) - A poll reflects viewer reaction to Tahmineh Milani's "Do zan" (Two women) ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN
Are we ready?
Tehran, (Iran daily) - When the qualifying rounds of the Asian cup begin in the not-too-distant future, will the Iranian national soccer team be ready? ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN
Tehran, (Iran daily) - Is Esteqlal's Russian coach also joing the coaching staff of the national team? ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN
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