Friday November 3, 2000 / Aban 13, 1379, No. 1100
International Haftegi: Death penalty is worse than deliberate murder >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Kayhan: Formation of political parties >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
I've never seen a greener tree than you.
I've never seen a brighter moon than you.
I've never seen the dawn rise from the night
Or sweetness filled with more delight than you.
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Iranian site hacked
Human Rights Watch condemns "Berlin" trial
November 2, 2000, New York (Human Rights Watch)-- In an open letter sent to Iran's chief judicial official, Human Rights Watch called for an end to the prosecution of prominent independent and reformist figures who attended an international conference last April. Human Rights Watch sent the open letter to the Head of Iran's judiciary, Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi. At least twelve activists and writers now face charges of "engaging in propaganda against the national security of Iran." >>> FULL TEXT
Embattled Culture minister to explain resignation before parliament: MP
TEHRAN, Nov 3 (AFP) - Embattled Culture Minister Ataollah Mohajerani will appear before the Iranian parliament on Tuesday to explain his decision to resign from the government, the state IRNA news agency said. Mohajerani, a close ally of reformist President Mohammad Khatami who has been under heavy pressure from conservatives, has already handed in his resignation letter to the president, it said Friday >>> FULL TEXT
President Khatami winds up Japan visit
TOKYO, Nov 3 (AFP) - Iranian President Mohammad Khatami left here for home by special plane Friday after a four-day official visit to Japan, the first by a top Iranian leader in 42 years. During his stay, Japan clinched exclusive negotiating rights to develop the Azadegan oil field in southwest Iran, one of the biggest oil fields in the Middle East >>> FULL TEXT
Iranians march against U.S., Israel
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Thousands of Iranians marched from the former U.S. embassy to Friday prayers to mark the 21st anniversary of the hostage crisis that followed Iran's Islamic revolution. The demonstrators, led by busloads of schoolchildren, carried banners denouncing the United States and Israel >>> FULL TEXT
NYMEX crude up early amid fragile Mideast truce
NEW YORK, Nov 3 (Reuters) - NYMEX crude futures rose early Friday as clashes flared amid a fragile Palestinian-Israeli truce in the Middle East, overshadowing an OPEC assurance on oil supply. December crude sprinted to an early high of $32.75 a barrel, gaining 21 cents. It dipped low as $32.50 cents. At 1O:39 a.m. (1539 GMT), it traded choppily and was 18 cents up at $32.72 >>> FULL TEXT
Golshiri's book in high demand
Tehran (Hayat-e No) -- The 11th edition of "Shaazedeh Ehtejaab", the late Hooshang Golshiri's most famous novel, has just been published. The ninth and tenth edition sold out soon after the author's death >>> FULL TEXT
"Makhmalbaf House" producing films
Tehran (Aftab-e Yazd) -- Mohsen Makhmalbaf has established a film production company -- Khaaneh Film Makhmalbaf (Makhmalbaf Film House) -- which will put put 15 feature and three short films in the near future >>> FULL TEXT
Film: "Bacheh-haay bad"
Esteghlal defeat Al-Sad
Doha - November 3 (Iran Sports Press) -- With video: Iran's Esteghlal defeated Qatar's Al-Sad Club 1-0 on Friday in the first leg of the Asian Club Winner's Cup. A solo run by Ali Samere in minute 76 gave Esteghlal the winning goal against Al-Sad. Despite dominating the match, Esteghlal failed to finish off numerous chances infront of the Al-Sad goal >>> SEE VIDEO
Dino Zoff says 'No'
Rome - November 3 (Iran Sports Press) -- Dino Zoff, the former head coach of Italy, said 'no' to the Iranian Football Federation offer to recruit the experienced coach for the Iranian National Team. "I have other things to do for improvement of my career", Dino Zoff said. Dino Zoff resigned from the Italian National Team following Italy's second place finish at the Euro2000 finals. He is currently coaching Italian club side Lazio.
U.S. embassy anniversary
The prospects of Iran-US relations November 3rd marks the twenty first anniversary of seizure of the American Embassy in Tehran by Iranian revolutionary students, an incident which has severed diplomatic ties between the two countries. Pooneh Afshar looks at hopes and concerns of both Iran and America with regards to the possibility of re-establishment of ties >>> LISTEN HERE
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