Wednesday November 15, 2000 / Aban 25, 1379, No. 1107
Kayhan: Is 2nd of Khordad a movement or an occurrence? >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
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I'm not me, you're not you, and you're not me;
And yet I'm me, you're you, and you are me.
Beauty of Khotan, I am this because of you:
Confused if I am you, or you are me.
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Satirist apologizes in court
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - In testimony as funny as it was serious, Iran's leading satirist pleaded guilty Wednesday to a charge of insulting government officials and apologized for lampooning them in his writings. Ever the comic, Ebrahim Nabavi cracked a joke at the expense of his own lawyer that provoked guffaws of laughter around the courtroom. When the lawyer questioned the legality of a trial without a jury, Nabavi intervened to say he had no objection >>> FULL TEXT
Iran parliament reduces voting age to 15
TEHRAN, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Iran's parliament on Wednesday agreed to reduce the voting age to 15 from 16 and set the date for parliamentary by-elections to coincide with presidential polls in May 2001 >>> FULL TEXT
Khatami undecided about re-election
DOHA, Qatar (AP) - In a rare interview, Iran's President Mohammad Khatami insisted his reforms are unstoppable despite opposition by powerful Islamic hard-liners. ``This is what the nation wants, and its will cannot be stopped,'' Khatami told The Associated Press >>> FULL TEXT
Judiciary to set up special court for lawsuits against the US
TEHRAN, Nov 15 (AFP) - Tehran's judiciary will soon set up a special department charged with handling cases of Iranians who want to file suit against the United States, judicial sources said here Wednesday. According to the sources, this department is not yet operational and until it is, the lawsuits cannot be attended to. Judiciary chief Ayatollah Mahmud Hashemi-Shahrudi on Monday also affirmed that a special court attending to the cases would be set up soon >>> FULL TEXT
Khatami's office denies planned Cairo visit: report
TEHRAN, Nov 15 (AFP) - Iranian President Mohammad Khatami's office denied press reports in Egypt announcing plans by the Iranian head of state to visit Cairo, an Iranian newspaper said Wednesday. "An informed source at the president's office last night did not confirm reports that Khatami would travel to Egypt," the Doran-e Emrouz paper said >>> FULL TEXT
Cheap pump prices force Iran to import more refined oil
TEHRAN, Nov 15 (AFP) - Cheap pump prices are forcing Iran, the second-ranking OPEC member, to import refined oil products in ever-increasing quantities, an oil official was quoted as saying Wednesday. "Since last March we have imported 820 million litres of petrol (gasoline) and we will import a further 400 million before next March," said Ali Aghababai, an official of the national oil products distribution company >>> FULL TEXT
Iran may purchase EU wheat amid supply disruptions
PARIS, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Iran may step up its purchases of European wheat after heavy rains pounded the southern hemisphere, threatening to disrupt supplies from Argentina and Australia, exporters said. Iran last week bought 180,000 tonnes of European Union soft wheat, including 120,000 from France and 60,000 from Sweden >>> FULL TEXT
Book: Sasanid to Islamic transition
Tehran (Hamshahri) -- Volume three of Mohammad Mohammadi Malayeri's new book, "Taarikh va farhang-e Iran" (History and Culture of Iran), deals with the transition from Sasanid to Islamic rule >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
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No head coach yet
Tehran (Iran Varzeshi) -- While the preliminary World Cup matches will begin in days, it is still unclear who will be the head coach of the national soccer team. The soccer federation needs to get a move on >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Heshmat in Esteqlal?
Minimum marriage age, uncertainty continues
Following rejection of Majlis decision to raise minimum marriage in Iran by the Guardian Council, the issue has, once again, turned into a controversial argument among women's rights activists and politicians. Majlis had decided to raise the minimum marriage age to 15 for girls and 18 for boys. Maria Sarsalari reports >>> LISTEN HERE
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I say freely that I went to irresponsible extremes. I was not under duress in prison. I accept the charges of insulting the authorities and apologize to all those offended by my work. I will now distance myself from politics.
-- Ebrahim Nabavi, satirist on trial
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