Friday, June 9, 2000 / Khordad 20, 1379, No. 998
International Haftegi: Thousands take part in anti-government demonstration in Mashhad >>> FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN
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Guardian Council overturns result, raises fear of demonstrations
TEHRAN, June 9 (AFP) - Iran's polls watchdog has overturned the election of a reformist candidate in favour of his conservative rival in a southwestern city, raising fears of protest demonstrations, the official news agency IRNA said Friday. The Guardians Council, which is overwhelmingly conservative, quashed the election of Rahman Karghosha in the industrial city of Arak because of numerous complaints and discrepancies in the ballots, IRNA said >>> FULL TEXT
UN women forum wtruggles with abortion, sex rights
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - In the last hours of a U.N. women's conference, delegates from 180 nations struggled on Friday to resolve controversial issues on abortion, sexual rights and sex education for teen-agers. The so-called Beijing-Plus-Five meeting, which began Monday, has been torn by charges from more liberal groups that the Vatican and some Islamic countries are trying to roll back gains for women articulated five years ago in China >>> FULL TEXT
Factional make-up of new Majlis
BBC Monitoring, source: Hamshahri -- The followings are estimates of the number of seats held by various groups in the Majlis based on the election of the interim Majlis presidium: Iran 's Partnership Front Party has 77 seats (30 per cent of votes), Militant Clerics Society 67 seats (27 per cent of the votes), the right-wing faction 60 seats (20.6 per cent of votes), [Islamic] Labour [Party] 20 seats (7.7 per cent of votes), the independent [Majlis deputies] 20 seats (7.7 per cent of votes), the Servants of Construction Party 15 seats (5.6 per cent) >>> FULL TEXT
Rafsanjani condemns "western media conspiracy" over Lockerbie revelations
TEHRAN, June 9 (AFP) - Former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani accused the western media Wednesday of being behind the "repugnant story" of an Iranian who claimed to have been involved in the planning of the Lockerbie airliner bombing of 1988 >>> FULL TEXT
Cairo-Tehran ties still not thawed
June 8, CAIRO, Egypt (AP) - Only a handful of the hundreds of tourists who flock daily to the 19th century Al-Rifa'i mosque in the Medieval part of Cairo bother to step inside the remote room housing the tomb of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. The scarcely visited white marble tomb, the final resting place of the deposed shah of Iran , also is a monument to two decades of the poisoned relations between Egypt and Iran >>> FULL TEXT
Transport and trade in oil and gas top ECO summit agenda
TEHRAN, June 9 (AFP) - The Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO) summit which starts here Saturday is expected to come up with a framework agreement on "means of transport and exchange of energy resources" between member countries, the IRNA news agency reported Friday >>> FULL TEXT
Fans' tribute to Golshiri
Pouri Banaie can start acting again
Tehran (Bahar) -- Pouri Banaie say authorities have said they have no objections to the resumption of her acting career. Also, Rakhshan Bani-Etemad's documentary on veteran actress Iran Daftari has been screened after a five-year ban >>> FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN
Makhmalbaf on Iranian cinema
Iran beats Macedonia, takes third place
(Iran Sports Press) -- With video: The Iranian National Team clinched third place at the LG Cup on Friday after defeating Macedonia 3-1. Iran, who had suffered a undeserved loss in penalty kick shoot outs to Egypt in the semi-final game, managed to dominate the game and defeat the Macedonians >>> FULL TEXT
Daei and Azizi: "Younger players did well"
(Iran Sports Press) -- With video: In an interview with "We, You and Sports" program on Thursday, hosted by IRIB's Khiyabani, Iran star strikers Ali Daei and Khodadad Azizi discussed the present state of the Iranian National Team and their thoughts on the upcoming Asian Cup in Lebanon >>> FULL TEXT
Tribute to Iranian football
(Iran Sports Press) -- With video: In past twenty years four goals stand out as the most significant in Iran's football history. While other goals and goal scorers are also valuable, four goals propelled Iranian football into a new and brighter era >>> FULL TEXT
Overturning Majlis results
Iranian Interior Ministry has objected to the Guardian Council's decision to annul 31 ballot boxes in Arak constituency, which resulted in replacement of a reformist candidate by a conservative >>> LISTEN HERE
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