Monday, May 3, 1999 / Ordibehesht 13, 1378, No. 717
Book of the Week
The Hand of Poetry
In 13th century Persia, spiritual teaching was given in the guise of poetry. From this vast treasury, Coleman Barks has selected a broad assortment of poems form the works of Sanai, Attar, Rumi, Saadi, and Hafiz. These are combined with the lectures originally given by Inayat Khan in San Fransisco during 1923, which discuss the signifigance of the poets for our lives. The book is quite possibly the best anthology of Persian Sufi Poets currently available ... GO TO BOOK
* Publisher/Editor: Jahanshah
Javid -- firstname.lastname@example.org
Torture trial begins for Iran security chief
TEHRAN, May 3 (AFP) - The closed-door trial of the Iranian chief of security police charged with torturing officials from the Tehran municipality opened at a military court here Monday ... FULL TEXT
Reformers triumphant after Majlis vote
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's reformist newspapers Sunday hailed a vote of confidence in the liberal culture minister, describing it as an endorsement of President Mohammad Khatami's democratic policies ... FULL TEXT
Tehran's mayor reports to prison May 6 - lawyer
TEHRAN, May 1 (Reuters) - The mayor of Tehran, who was suspended from office following an embezzlement conviction, could begin his two-year prison sentence next week, his lawyer said on Saturday ... FULL TEXT
Britain nominates ambassador to Iran - agency
TEHRAN, May 2 (Reuters) - Britain has nominated a new ambassador to Iran, a move seen as a step towards ending a long-standing diplomatic rift between the two states, the state IRNA news agency reported on Sunday ... FULL TEXT
Iran urges security cooperation with Saudi in Persian Gulf
TEHRAN, May 3 (Reuters) - Iranian President Mohammad Khatami called on Monday for military cooperation with Saudi Arabia to ensure the security of the Persian Gulf, state-run Tehran radio reported ... FULL TEXT
Khatami to launch Arab tour on May 13
TEHRAN, May 3 (Reuters) - Iranian President Mohammad Khatami will start a tour of Syria, Saudi Arabia and Qatar on May 13, Iran's official news agency IRNA quoted the head of the presidential office as saying on Monday ... FULL TEXT
Shamloo wins Swedish award
Tehran, (Iran daily) - Ahmad Shamloo has won the prestigious Stig Dagerman literary award from Sweden ... FULL IMAGE TEXT IN PERSIAN
Why did Esteqlal lose the Asia Cup?
Tehran, (Hamshahri) -- Hamshahri's sports analyst analyzes Esteqlal's defeat in the Asia Cup to death! ... FULL IMAGE TEXT IN PERSIAN
Who's falt was it? Mousavi or Esteqlal management?
Tehran, (Iran daily) -- Esteqlal's striker Ali Mousavi played too selfishly in the Asia Cup final match. But should carry the full blame or were the team managers at fault too? ... FULL IMAGE TEXT IN PERSIAN
Updated May 3
The dollar now offered at 790-812 tomans in the U.S. and 816 tomans in Iran
Source: Sehaty Exchange (U.S.) Tel: 602-595-0777
Check out Hengameh Afshar's art gallery.
Star Wars: Realities Beyond The Myth
The truth about lightsabers, landspeeders, and walking, talking droids.
I have observed that if we can reconcile Islam with revolution, why not reconcile it with human rights, democracy, and liberty?
Photo of the Day
Zan protests ban at media fair
Musician of the Week
Four melodies from his recent CD.