Tuesday June 1, 1999 / Khordad 11, 1378, No. 738
Book of the Week
Lonely Planet Travel Guide: Iran (2nd Ed)
"This detailed guide finally updates the old guidebook with new
information. A must for travelers to Iran. Paul Greenway's narrative and
explanations are also more interesting (and quite funny in some cases)
than David St. Vincent's older edition." -- A reader ...
Saudi Prince says Iran has right to arm itself
RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Abdullah defended Iran's right to arm itself for self protection and said progress in relations between his country and the Islamic republic was for the benefit the Gulf region... In a rare such defense of Iran, the crown prince said: ''Iran has every right to develop its defense capabilities for its security without harming others, We also do the same.'' ... FULL TEXT
Iran speaker says may change street name for Egypt
TEHRAN, June 1 (Reuters) - Iran's parliament speaker said on Tuesday that Iranian deputies were ready to consider renaming a Tehran street called after the assassin of an Egyptian president, if the move helped improve ties with Egypt. ``Changing the name, in principle, could be considered,'' Ali Akbar Nateq-Nouri said when asked if Iran would change the name of the road called Khaled Islambouli, an Islamist who assassinated Egyptian President Anwar Sadat in 1981 ... FULL TEXT
Iran, Norway to swap ambassadors
TEHRAN, June 1 (Reuters) - Iran and Norway have upgraded their diplomatic ties to ambassadorial level after years of tension over the Salman Rushdie affair, a source at the Norwegian embassy said on Tuesday. The source told Reuters that Svein Aass, currently number two at the Norwegian mission at the United Nations, would take up the post in Tehran at the end of summer ... FULL TEXT
Iranian activists detained in Iraqi Kurds
New York, June 1, 1999 (International Federation of Iranian Refugees) - On May 30, 1999 Habibollah Abdullahi, the International Federation of Iranian Refugees (IFIR) Erbil branch representative, and Abdullah Veissi, a member of that branch's Executive Committee, were arrested by the Kurdish Democratic Party (KDP) of Iraq ... FULL TEXT
Turkish action against Iranians condemned
June 1, (Iranians for International cooperation) - ... I write this letter to register my disgust over a recent border incident where Turkish military authorities have killed nine innocent Iranian civilians when crossing the border from Iran and Iraq onto Turkey to register with UNHCR ... FULL TEXT
Mahdavi-kia joins Hamburg SV
BONN, June 1 (Reuters) - Iranian international midfielder Mehdi Mahdavi-kia is joining Hamburg SV from relegated VfL Bochum, a Hamburg spokesman said on Tuesday. He said Mahdavi-kia, 21, will sign a two-year contract with the German first division club for an undisclosed fee.
Iranians arrive in Canada with offense
June 1, 1999 (Edmonton Journal) - The street urchins would dribble the ball with a flair unique to the province of Khuzestan -- the Brazil of Iran and the province where British oilworkers first introduced soccer to the country. It was there, in Khuzestan, in the city of Khoramshahr, where Ali Mousavi first toddled after a soccer ball... The national sides from Canada, Iran, Guatemala and Ecuador are here to contest the Canada Cup of Soccer ... FULL TEXT
Soccer teams go after new coaches
Tehran (Hamshahri) -- The Azadegan League will start its new season in less than three months. Teams are already trying to shake up their organization and hire new coaches ... FULL IMAGE TEXT IN PERSIAN
Updated May 31
Source: Sehaty Exchange (U.S.) Tel: 602-595-0777
Serving the Iranian community in Edmonton, Canada, where Iranian soccer and taekwondo teams will be visiting this month.
Another in the long line of awesome astronomy sites put out by the folks at NASA.
Those who have lived in Iran may say I don't know what it means to be Iranian. But why then, when I read the words of Rumi or Hafez do I feel a connection that could never come from Shakespeare?
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