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Tuesday November 14, 2000 / Aban 24, 1379, No. 1106


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U.S. elections

By Shokooh Mirzadegi
November 14, 2000
The Iranian

    U.S. elections

Keep it the way it is
The electoral glue holds us together

By Guive Mirfendereski
November 14, 2000
The Iranian

    A Presidential election determined by a national popular vote count will also be the death knell of our so-called two-party system, as we know it, because the majority party, presently the Democratic Party, will be assured to a greater extent of repeated captures of the White House. There are simply more of them, registered and breeding >>> GO TO FEATURE


6th session of Berlin Conference Trial held

BBC Persian Service

Managing Director of Iran-e Farda magazine, Ezzatollah Sahabi, and Iranian writer, Moniroo Ravanipour, appeared in court on Tuesday to answer the charges of undermining national security. Maria Sarsalari reports >>> LISTEN HERE

Teenage girls who fall prey to Tehran's gangs

By Chris De Bellaigue
The Independent (London)
November 13, 2000

THEY LOITER in Tehran's parks and railway terminals, fodder for the drug and prostitution gangs that thrive in the seedier parts of the capital. Some 900 of them have been detained by Tehran police this year alone. Each day, an average of 45 Iranian girls run away from home, fugitives from poverty, cruelty and social imprisonment. Too often, the fate that awaits them is worse than the misery they left behind >>> FULL TEXT


" was put together to be used as a directory for the globetrotting Persian who may want to see a familiar chelo kababee or show their moves on a dance floor in an unfamiliar city ..." >>> SEE HERE

More Letters

* Arrangd marriage in trouble

A battered iranian woman writes: I am reaching out to all tose Iranian women to help me in a very hard legal battle which I have ahead of me with my husband who has simply thrown me out of the house.

I had one of those oversea's arrangd marriages, where my family thought it was better for me to be married to anybody rather than remaining in Iran and listening to constant negatvie talks behind me...

I don't have much time as the trial date is comming up soon. Please help me with any information related to my situation >>> FULL TEXT

* I am considering a nose job

Md. Abdul Aleem writes: I am writing from Bangladesh. I have read the article "Eat, sleep, nose Job" produced by Najmeh Fakhraie. I have read before about the boom in nasal plastic surgery among the young Iranian generation recently.

Now I have come across the name of some good plastic surgeons in Iran while reading articles about the popular nose jobs in Iran, for example Dr. Ali Akbar Jalali >>> FULL TEXT

* All those things we call "ma'naviyat"

Hamid Nazari writes: I simply write to tell you that the variety of stories that The Iranian Times carries is so wonderful as it keeps me in touch with the romantic, abstract, feelings, passions, emotions, and all those things we call "ma'naviyat".

It's that and not so much the current news that drives me to click my mouse button every morning on your icon title on my desktop computer.

Grant: $20,000 academic grant for new Americans

What: The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

What: Each year (max of 2yrs) the Fellow receives a maintenance grant of $20,000 (paid in two installments) and a tuition grant of one-half the tuition cost of the U.S. graduate program attended by the Fellow.

When: Deadline for application is Thurs, Nov 30 >>> DETAILS HERE




Women in the Middle East
Restoring Women to History
By Guity Nashat & Judith E. Tucker



Foroodastaan va faraadastaan
By Emadeddin Baghi

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    Translation of today's poem by Zara Houshmand:

    If I was not so pitifully in love

    I wouldn't then be standing at your door.

    Don't say, 'Go away, don't stand at my door!'

    I wouldn't exist, my dear, if I didn't stand here.

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Sahabi defends participation in "un-Islamic" Berlin seminar

TEHRAN, Nov 14 (AFP) - Iranian dissident nationalist Ezzatolah Sahabi on Tuesday rejected charges against him for attending a controversial seminar in Berlin, telling a court he went to the conference for the benefit of Iran. "Participating in a conference in a country that has relations with Iran is not a crime," he said, quoted by the state news agency IRNA >>> FULL TEXT

Guardian council overrules law to raise minimum marriage age

TEHRAN, Nov 14 (AFP) - A conservative-led Iranian oversight body has ruled that girls can still be married as young as nine with parental permission, quashing an attempt by the reformist parliament to raise the minimum age to 15, and 18 for boys >>> FULL TEXT

Khatami says he intends to visit Cairo "soon:" report

CAIRO, Nov 14 (AFP) - Iranian President Mohammed Khatami said in remarks published here Tuesday that he is planning to visit Egypt "soon" for a meeting with President Hosni Mubarak, the first such encounter since the 1979 Islamic revolution. Khatami said he "intends to visit Cairo soon" >>> FULL TEXT

Iran and Iraq hold more talks

DOHA, Nov 14 (AFP) - Iranian President Mohammad Khatami held talks in Qatar on Tuesday with Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's No.2, Ezzat Ibrahim, on ways of boosting relations between the two former foes, an Iraqi source said >>> FULL TEXT

Iran deploys troops near Afghan, Pakistani borders to fight drugs flow

TEHRAN, Nov 14 (AFP) - Iran's armed forces said Tuesday they have deployed a battalion of troops near the eastern border with Afghanistan and Pakistan to fight the flow of narcotics into the country >>> FULL TEXT

Khamenei's visit to Arak

TEHRAN, Nov 14 (AFP) - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Tuesday that the Palestinians will not stop at using stones in their uprising against Israel but will be forced to take up arms >>> FULL TEXT

Chevron CEO wants US review of Iran, Libya sanctions

LONDON, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Chevron (NYSE:CHV - news) Chief Executive Officer David O'Reilly on Tuesday said he wanted to see an early review of United States' sanctions on Iran and Libya which are preventing some western oil investment in the two countries >>> FULL TEXT

Children's film fest winners

Tehran (Hamshahri) -- Winners of the children's film festival announced: "Koodak va sarvaaz" (Child and soldier) wins top prize in familiy feature film category >>> FULL PERESIAN TEXT

Keshavarz: Return to theater

Tehran (Aftab-e Yazd) -- Veteran actor Mohammad Ali Keshavarz has not been invloved in theater for some 20 years. Now he's thinking of directing a play >>> FULL PERESIAN TEXT

Shajarian to sing for Payvar

Tehran (Aftab-e Yazd) -- Mohammad Reza Shajarian will perform in ceremony honoring prominent musician Faramarz Payvar >>> FULL PERESIAN TEXT

Iranian U19 defeat Kuwait

Tehran - November 14 (Iran Sports Press) -- The Iranian National Under 19 Football Team defeated Kuwait 3-2 on Tuesday at Shahid Shiroudi Stadium in the Asian Under 19 Championships. Despite dominating Kuwait throughout most of the match and enjoying a 3-0 lead until 72nd minute, Iran failed maintain its three goal lead >>> FULL TEXT

Daei's Hertha Berlin on top

Tehran - November 13 (Iran Sports Press) -- Hertha Berlin stayed atop the German Bundesliga thanks to the superb play of FC Schalke 04 who managed to comeback from a 1:0 deficit in the first half to beat Bayern Munich 3:2. Hertha who were outplayed by Bor. Dortmund fell behind early in the match >>> FULL TEXT


OIC invites members to support Intifadha

The nineth summit of the Organization of the Islamic Conference ended with a declaration "inviting" members to support the "Al-Aqsa Intifadha". Pooneh Afshar asks Edmund Herzig, expert in Iran and the Middle East affairs in Manchester University how effective the summit was >>> LISTEN HERE

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Final words

I really wanted, with all my heart, to finish the Oslo peace process because I believe that if Israel and the Palestinians could be reconciled ... the Middle East would not only be stable, which is good for America's interests, and not just because of the oil, but the forces of progress and reconciliation would be stronger in all countries, including Iran.

-- Bill Clinton
Interview with AP
November 14, 2000

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