Women in Iran fight for their rights
Interview by J. Javid
October 21, 1999
Mehrangiz Kar, a human rights lawyer in Iran, attended a conference
in Washington DC, organized by the Middle East Institute on October 2.
She gave a speech on the legal obstacles facing women in Iran. She gave
this interview following the conference (RealAudio in Persian) ...
Kenneth the menace?
Arch conservative columnist Kenneth Timmerman, who has backed every
effort to isolate Iran, is running for the U.S. Senate. Here's his press
You may have heard the news through the grapevine, but I'd like to make
it official: I am running for the United States Senate from the state of
I believe the student demonstrations this past summer in Tehran and
17 other Iranian cities showed once and for all that the clerical regime
is united its fight to suppress political freedom, and that any talk of
a "moderate" president opposed by a "hard-line" Leader
is just a fiction concocted for the Western press ... FULL
Janette Braun writes:
I just moved from Germany to the States. I brought my ricecooker from
Germany but I couldn`t find a way to get it to work! Do you know where
I can order a ricecooker here in the States?
* I'm scared
Azita B. writes: I am an Iranian
girl who grew up in United States, from the age of 12. I love my Iranian
heritage and culture. I met my husband four years ago and we have been
happily married for three years.
In the next few months, I'll be meeting my mother in law for the first
time. So far we have had great phone conversations, but other sources (not
my husband of course) tell me she is EVIL! Call me insecure, but I am scared
Although some arooses have the upper-hand due to their degree of income
or degree of education (like MDs and such). Not that I don't consider myself
intelligent, it's the superficiality of it. Has anyone ever been able to
prevent the inevitable problems with their mother in law? Is there a quick
fix? Please help! ... FULL
* Love The Times
Brunold Peter writes:
I really love your newsletter. I spend three years in Iran (1995 to 1998)
and I had a wonderful time over there. Right now I live in the Republic
of Korea but I truly miss the friendly people, the beautiful country and
the never-stopping life in Tehran. Wish I could go back soon again!
In the meantime I really love scrolling through The Iranian Times
and absorbing whatever I can from your daily offer. Many thanks!
* Art: Khamsi's photo exhibit - Washington
Colors and Images of Ecuador: A Photography Exhibition by Bahieh Amelia
Khamsi, October 14 - 29, 1999 (Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 5:30 p.m.) at
the Embassy of Ecuador (2535 15th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20009). For
directions call (202) 234-7200. For information on the artist, please call
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Books of the Week
A tribute to Forough Farrokhzad
By M. Azad
khaali-ye solouch (1998)
By Mahmoud Dowlatabadi
bidaar bakht (1998)
By Gholamhossein Saedi
Saal-haaye mobaarezeh va moqaavemat, Vol 1 & 2 (1997)
A detailed account of Mossadegh's political struggles
By Gholamreza Nejati
Stories from Rumi's Masnawi
By Yazdanbakhsh Qahraman
Iranian books for sale
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New press jury elected
Tehran (Cinema) - Members of the press jury have been elected for
a new term. With its new members, the jury may not be as harsh toward the
moderate press. But some say there will be no significant change in direction
... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN
Mandela, Clinton discuss Mideast peace,
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A relaxed Nelson Mandela briefed President
Clinton Thursday about his Middle East tour, urging Clinton to stay engaged
in the peace process and saying he was convinced Iran wanted peace with
the world ... FULL TEXT
Freed Portuguese hostages not tortured:
Oct 21 (AFP) - Three freed Portuguese journalists held hostage for 22 days
by drug traffickers in southeastern Iran were not maltreated, Portugal's
embassy in Tehran said Thursday. "The men were not mistreated or tortured,"
a staff member told AFP. "They are in good health, but they had to
undergo a very difficult time," the embassy said ... FULL TEXT
Cohen meets Egyptian defense official
CAIRO (Reuters) - Defense Secretary William Cohen arrived in Cairo
Thursday for two days of talks with staunch U.S. ally President Hosni Mubarak
and senior officials about Iraq, Iran and the U.S. military presence in
the region. Those have been the broad themes of Cohen's nine-nation tour
of the Middle East that has already taken in Saudi Arabia and the United
Arab Emirates ... FULL TEXT
New petition against Khatami trip to France
PARIS, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Iranian exiles said they handed a petition
to French President Jacques Chirac's office on Thursday with signatures
of 650 prominent French people opposed to a visit by Iranian President Mohammed
Khatami ... FULL TEXT
INTERVIEW-Iran aims to double car output
in 4 years
TEHRAN, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Iran plans to double its automobile
production to 500,000 units a year by 2003 through increased private investments
to meet growing local demand, a senior industry official said on Thursday
... FULL TEXT
Tracer provides update on Iran oil developments
Tracer Petroleum Corporation reports that considerable progress
has been made recently in discussions with officials of the National Iran
Oil Company and the National Iranian Gas Company, and as such the Company
is preparing to send a technical due diligence and negotiating team to the
Islamic Republic of Iran as soon as possible ... FULL TEXT
The girl with the sneakers
(Asr-e Azadegan) - Rasoul Sadr-Ameli's "Dokhtari baa kafsh-haaye kataani"
(The girl with the sneakers) is being described as a milestone in Iranian
cinema. Here's an interview with the director (PDF file) ... FULL TEXT IN
Women's soccer is back
Tehran (Iran daily) - After a 20-year halt, Iran's women soccer
league kicks off Saturday with teams such as Hejab One and Hejab Two ...
FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN
Tehran (Iran daily) - National soccer team headcoach "Mansour
Khan" is hoping to arrange a couple of friendly international matches
to prepare the boys for their momentous trip to the U.S. in January ...
FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN
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