Googoosh's historic comeback
By Jahanshah Javid
June 19, 2000
Googoosh is back. No need to rub your eyes. It's not a dream. And no,
it's not another misprint you frequently see in The Iranian. Googoosh
arrived in Toronto last week, accompanied by a new band AND new songs,
accoding to Paris-based concert promoter Abbas Bakhtiari...
Thank heaven. It's a miracle. It really is. Iranians -- including many
who didn't care much for her light pop songs before the revolution -- have
been waiting and praying for Googoosh's return. So much so that if I were
the messiah, I would be jealous >>>
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By Niloofar Kalaam
June 19, 2000
Thanks to The Iranian Times I realized it is the 19th anniversary
of the 30th of Khordad massacre (June 19, 1981). Has it really been 19
years? The realization made me look up a poem I wrote several years ago
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Iran no loner 'rogue state': U.S.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iran, Libya and North Korea are rogues no longer,
the State Department has decided. Now they're just ``states of concern'',
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said in a radio interview. ``Some
of those countries aren't as bad as they used to be >>>
At U.N., Serving Iran's Food To Eager if Ignorant Diners
By David Kirby
The New York Times
June 18, 2000
THE SETTING -- The bustling, steamy kitchen of the United Nations Delegates
Dining Room, where a dozen people were taking a behind-the-scenes cooking
class, part of a series sponsored by the New School University that brings
students to top eating spots. This month, the United Nations is celebrating
the food of Iran, so chickpea fritters, savory shish kebabs and Persian
baklava swimming in rosewater were all on the menu. It was the first time,
according to the United Nations, that the Islamic government of Iran has
sponsored any official event outside the country >>>
The most popular words searches in iranian.com this month >>>
* Can't a Jew ever be a spy?
H. Rismani writes:
In your article ["Let's
face it"] you have only mentioned the Jews and forgotten that
there are eight Moslems in custody for the same alleged spying.
You seem to forget that three Moslems were executed for the same crime
in the past. It is very strange no voices were raised for that anywhere.
For those who know the real picture of international politics and the
Jewish-controlled media, your story does not cut any ice, though it is
very effective with an average Western hilly billy.
The sort of irresponsible, sensationalist media hype coverage like yours
hurts the national interests of Iran and adds to the suffering of average
innocent Iranians who have nothing to do with the government of Iran.
Simple questions: Can't a Jew ever be a spy? Should Jews be untouchable?
Are Zionists superior in the way they hammer messages in our heads every
day? Shouldn't the in each country be respected?
These are the issues you should answer to your conscience and forget
* Only one?
Sarvenaz Sheybany writes: Am I the only one who thinks Googoosh
oomadi"] is not only tacky but in all likelihood personally responsible
for the egregious consumption of eyeliner/mascara by otherwise sane and
lovely Iranian women?
* Vel kon digeh!
Saeed D. writes: Baabaa shomaa ham koshti maa ro baa in Googoosh
oomadi"]. vell kon digeh!
Conference: Resolving International
Menas Associates is co-organising a major conference called "Resolving
International Border Disputes for the Oil and Gas Industry", which
will take place in London between 10th-12th July. The conference is divided
into four sections: the Middle East, Caspian, West Africa and South East
Persia : From 550 Bc to 650 Ad
By Josef Wiesehofer
1999, I B Tauris & Co
A reader writes: A well researched book however the author seems to
be confused with Zoraoastrainism and suffice to say that he refers in many
places to Zoroastrian 'gods' while the religion is montheistic believing
in Ahuramazda or the Wise Lord. >>>
Translation of today's poem by Zara
For a moment we paused in the human crowd,
But found no trace of loyalty among them.
It's best that we hide from view of the crowd
Like water in steel, fire in stone, hidden deep within them.
Copyright © Abadan Publishing Co. All Rights Reserved.
May not be duplicated or distributed in any form
Reformers urge rights respect
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's new reformist legislature warned the
hard-line judiciary Sunday that its ``illegal behavior'' toward the press
has damaged the country's international image, the Islamic Republic News
Agency reported. A letter signed by 151 lawmakers called on the head of
the judiciary, Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi, to ``put an end to illegal
and politically motivated closure of newspapers.'' >>> FULL TEXT
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - An Iranian publisher has been imprisoned for
insulting Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, during the February
election campaign, newspapers reported Saturday >>> FULL TEXT
Docs remove Hajjarian's bullet
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Doctors have removed a bullet from the neck
of a leading reformer who was shot and critically wounded last March in
an assassination attempt, a close aide said Sunday >>> FULL TEXT
Khatami to go to Germany early July
June 19 (AFP) - Iranian President Mohammad Khatami will make a state visit
to Germany, Iran's leading trade partner, at the beginning of July, an official
said Monday >>> FULL TEXT
Iran drops deposit requirement, credit
ceiling on non-oil exports
June 19 (AFP) - The Iranian government has eliminated both export-deposit
requirements and the ceiling on export credits for non-oil products, Commerce
Minister Mohammad Shariatmadari said Monday >>> FULL TEXT
French automaker Peugeot to build new model
June (AFP) -- French carmaker Peugeot announced Saturday that it will begin
production of its new 206 model in Iran in early 2001, the official agency
IRNA reported >>> FULL TEXT
Turkmen coyness risks scaring gas partners
June 20 (Reuters) - Turkmenistan's President Saparmurat Niyazov has revelled
in the attention paid to him and his gas-rich state by suitors as splendid
as the United States, Russia, Turkey and Iran. But Niyazov, whose cash-strapped
state needs foreign investment to build gas export routes to hard currency
markets, is playing so hard to get that he risks scaring potential pipeline
partners away >>> FULL TEXT
OPEC might raise oil production
(AP) -- Under pressure from the United States and other oil importers, OPEC
ministers are expected to agree this week to boost petroleum output by at
least 500,000 barrels a day, or by 2 percent. But analysts warned Monday
that such an increase wouldn't lead to cheaper prices at the pump for American
motorists any time soon >>> FULL TEXT
(Bahar) -- Poet Nosrat Rahmani, who an important place in modern Persian
poetry, has died. He was 71 >>> FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN
(Bahar) -- A web site has been set up in Iran in memory of Houshang Golshiri.
(With more content to come) >>> FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN
(Bahar) -- More on the Yazd film fest which will focus on film with religious
themes >>> FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN
Azizi's Quakes defeat Miami 3-1
(Iran Sports Press) -- San Jose Earthquakes beat Miami Fusion 3-1
in a game that saw Azizi leave the game after the end of first half due
to a slight hamstring oull. Azizi suffered the injury during the pre game
warm up >>> FULL TEXT
Abedini: It's a conspiracy!
(Iran Varzeshi) -- Persepolis general manager Hassan Abedini, who is being
tried for financial impropriety, has accused the soccer federation and Esteqlal
of conspiring against Persepolis >>> FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN
Off to Italy
(Iran Varzeshi) -- The Iranian youth soccer team has left for Italy for
warm ups >>> FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN
Nosrat Rahmani, famous Iranian poet, died
on Saturday, in Rasht, Iran. He was a one of the innovative poets and followers
of the Beaudelaire style >>>
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Why do singers try to act? Why do actors try
to sing? We'll never know. But we do know what Joe Pesci singing "Got
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We are now calling these states "states of concern"
because we are concerned about their support for terrorist activities, their
development of missiles, their desire to disrupt the international system.
-- Madeleine Albright, U.S. Secretary of State
June 19, 2000
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