Thursday June 10, 1999 / Khordad 20, 1378, No. 745
Those summer days
Each year right after the end of school, we would pack up for three months and spend the summer with grandma. She lived in a big old house with my aunt and uncles. Everyone called her Khanoom Jan. She ruled the birooni as well as the andarooni with her strong presence and loving gestures. Almost every week she had a project which involved everyone in the family and we all had to take part and do something.
With so many beautiful and productive trees, we had endless fun at the orchard: Climbing trees to reach for the biggest and brightest fruit, hiding from everyone for hours and reading (giving Grandma a scare!), watching trains go by from the seclusion of a tree, escaping the afternoon heat in the breezy canopy of an old apricot tree, dreaming, shaking trees at harvest time, charting our growth line and carving the names of the ones we loved on the trunks... those were our summer days ... GO TO FEATURE
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Qajar Iran and the Rise of Reza Khan 1796-1925
"Qajar Iran is a must read for anyone interested in contemporary Iranian history." -- Fathali Qahremani Qajar ... GO TO BOOK
Scud missiles hit MKO camp in Iraq
BAGHDAD, June 11 (AFP) - Several Scud missiles crashed on Thursday night into a military base in Iraq of the People's Mujahedeen, the main armed Iranian opposition group announced. A spokesman for the Mujahedeen said the Scud-B missiles hit the base, 110 kilometres (65 miles) northeast of Baghdad, near the border with Iran ... FULL TEXT
MKO bury dead fighters outside Baghdad
BAGHDAD, June 10 (AFP) - Six Iranian opposition fighters killed along with an Iraqi civilian in a truck bombing were to be laid to rest Thursday at a military base of the People's Mujahedeen, the group said. They were blown up Wednesday on the edge of Baghdad in the deadliest attack on the group inside Iraq since 1986 which also wounded 21 Mujahedeen combatants and 15 Iraqi civilians ... FULL TEXT
Iran to try 13 Jews charged with spying for Israel
TEHRAN, June 10 (AFP) - Iran announced Thursday that 13 Iranian Jews will be tried on charges of spying for arch-enemy Israel in a case that has whipped up a storm of condemnation among world political and religious leaders. Under Islamic law, the 13 could face the death penalty if convicted ... FULL TEXT
Paris concerned by arrest of Jews in Iran
PARIS, June 10 (Reuters) - France said on Thursday it was concerned by Iran's arrest of 13 Jews accused of operating a ``Zionist'' spy network and said the European Union was preparing to take up the matter with Tehran ... FULL TEXT
Iran reformers see threat to 'Khatami thaw'
TEHRAN, June 10 (Reuters) - Iran's powerful conservative establishment has prepared new measures that would gut nascent press freedoms and reverse the ``Khatami thaw'' settling over the Islamic republic ... FULL TEXT
U.S. encouraged by Saudi-Iran rapprochement-paper
DUBAI, June 10 (Reuters) - The United States views improved ties between Saudi Arabia and non-Arab Iran as encouraging and hopes the rapprochement will help ease tensions in the Gulf, a Saudi paper on Thursday quoted a U.S. official as saying ... FULL TEXT
Thousands of Iranians attend funeral for 600 war dead
Case of bad blood disrupts Iranian courtroom
TEHRAN, June 10 (Reuters) - Court proceedings in Iran's biggest blood scandal were postponed abruptly after heated exchanges between patients' families and a former official at the state Blood Transfusion Organisation, Iranian media reported on Thursday ... FULL TEXT
Georgia, Armenia, Iran join in anti-drug battle
Azerbaijan: U.S. plan for Caspian pipeline makes little progress
Boston, 9 June 1999 (RFE/RL) - Despite numerous agreements, there have been few real signs of progress for a U.S.-backed plan to build a gas pipeline across the Caspian Sea, analysts say. ... FULL TEXT
Oil producers plan to keep $18-$20 Brent range
LONDON, June 10 (Reuters) - World oil exporters aim to stabilise volatile petroleum prices by intervening in the market if it strays too low or too high, a senior Gulf official said on Thursday ... FULL TEXT
Intense heat awaits Omid in Bahrain
Tehran, (Hamshahri) - The under-23 national soccer team will play a crucial match against Bahrain Saturday and the host country's scoarching weather will be a big factor in the outcome ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN
Updated June 10
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