Iranian party in Washington DC
Photos by Jahanshah Javid
November 1, 1999
Last Friday Iranians gathered at the Red Tomato restaurant in downtown
Washington DC to celebrate Halloween ... GO
Young Iran dramatist lands in big political drama
By Mehrdad Balali
TEHRAN, Oct 31 (Reuters) - An Iranian student seeking to dramatise his
deep religious idealism in a small campus play has found himself at the
centre of a wider political drama and facing an uncertain future.
An Iranian court is due to issue verdict on Tuesday after a trial earlier
this month of the author, Abbas Nemati, and three others held for allegedly
insulting a Shi'ite Moslem saint in a satirical sketch published in an
obscure university journal ... FULL
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Every time I see the Volvo S80 on the highway, I think, "God you're
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* Dubai ahead of us
Reza Mousoli writes:
of 70's will always be with us. For the generation that grew up in Iran
in the 70's, Googoosh was the crystallization of an epoch, a landmark which
tells a lot about our society.
I have been living in Dubai for about three months now. I look round
and I feel very sad to see that the we as nation did not realize and appreciate
the country that we lived in 25 years ago.
There used to be very little in Dubai. But now it's a dynamic city,
cosmopolitan and free, In a way it reminds of Tehran of the 70's. We dived
into the unknown are are seeing the consequences.
Iran will find her place at the world stage once again. In the mean
time life must go on.
* Politically informative
Haleh Akhlaghi writes:
I wanted to thank you immensely for the most politically informative
article you have contributed to The Iranian ["Democracy
or Theocracy"]. It is always a source of immeasurable pride to
know graduates of such prestigious schools such as yours, are working hard
to keep bright the flame of our knowledge, from our very distant past.
I very much enjoyed reading your article on Ferdowsi's conclusion of
the best form of rule, as compared to socrates.
* Politics: Iran prospects, N. California
World Affair Council of northern Califonia presents: "Prospects
for Democratic change in Iran"
- Speaker:Dr.Abbas Milani, chairman of Department of History and Political
Sience,College of Notre Dame,Belmont, Calidornia.
- Time: Thursday, 18 November, 7:30 p.m.
- Place: Stanford Law School
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Nouri opens defence in clerical court
TEHRAN, Nov 1 (Reuters) - Outspoken Iranian reformist Abdollah
Nouri on Monday opened his defence against charges of political and religious
dissent that are expected to derail his campaign to become speaker of parliament
... FULL TEXT
Clerics group backs reformist colleague
TEHRAN, Oct 30 (Reuters) - A group of Islamic scholars in Iran
have voiced support for a maverick reformist cleric accused of political
and religious dissent, and questioned the legality of the hardline court
which began his trial on Saturday ... FULL TEXT
U.S. says efforts under way on behalf of
JERUSALEM, Nov 1 (Reuters) - A senior U.S. official said clandestine
efforts were taking place on behalf of a group of Iranian Jews detained
in Iran on charges of spying for Israel ... FULL TEXT
Iran says has 110 centers to fight spread
TEHRAN, Iran (Reuters) - Iran has set up 110 centers to raise awareness
about AIDS and prevent the spread of the disease, the official news agency
IRNA reported Saturday ... FULL TEXT
Khatami visit mobilises vociferous dissident
PARIS, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Parisians, confronted with security patrols,
closed Metro stations and screaming protesters, could be excused for thinking
all of Iran's dissidents were visiting France rather than just its President
Mohammad Khatami ... FULL TEXT
Up to 28 injured in force 5.0 earthquake
Nov 1 (Reuters) - At least 28 people were injured when an earthquake measuring
5.0 on the Richter scale jolted the southern Iranian city of Kazeroun on
Sunday, Tehran Radio said on Monday ... FULL TEXT
Iran planning $300 million Eurobond issue
29, 1999 (Middle East Economic Digest) - Tehran is planning to return to
international capital markets with an initial Eurobond of $300 million,
according to Bank Markazi (central bank ... FULL TEXT
Dozens of films in production
(Iran daily) - Seventy-three Iranian films are in various stages of production.
Here is a a report on who's doing what film ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN
Shoushtar's: Old vs. New
Tehran (Hamshahri) - Hundreds of historic buildings in Shoushtar
are in danger of demolition, the cultural heritage authorities say. It seems
the municipality is allowing the old buildings be torn down in order to
make way for new ones ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN
Tehran (Hamshahri) - Iran has won only five bronze medals at the
Asian boxing championships. That means Iran will not be represented at the
Sydny Olympics ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN
Karate world championships
Tehran (Hamshahri) - Iranian karate players took one gold and three
bronze medals on the second day of the world championships ... FULL TEXT
How much is Majidi worth?
Tehran (Iran daily) - An Austrian soccer club is interested in
Esteqlal's Farhad Majidi. But there is a dispute over the transfer fee:
$600,000 or $800,000 ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN
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I ask myself, what has happened to us, to our revolution, to our faith,
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against another like this?
-- Abdollah Nouri, publisher of Khordad
The New York Times
October 31, 1999
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