Thursday November 16, 2000 / Aban 26, 1379, No. 1108
Kayhan: Division among Daftar Tahkin members >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Ettehad-e Chap Kargari: Need for protection of the environment >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
I asked you for one kiss, you gave me six.
What teacher taught you, that you're such an expert?
You're so deep a source of goodness, so kind
That you've set the world free a thousand times.
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Defendant facing death penalty is freed on bail
TEHRAN, Nov 16 (AFP) - A former Iranian communist facing a possible death sentence for his role in a controversial political seminar in Germany has been released on bail, a court official told AFP on Thursday. Khalil Rostam-Khani, who attended the April conference in Berlin which Iranian authorities deemed anti-Islamic, paid 87,000 dollars' bail to be released, the official said. His family confirmed the release >>> FULL TEXT
Paper criticizes move to lower voting age
TEHRAN, Nov 16 (AFP) - A pro-reform Iranian newspaper on Thursday criticized the reformist-majority parliament's decision to lower the voting age to 15 ahead of next year's presidential elections. "Our 15-year-olds have not had a chance to go through the process of political maturity," the English-language daily said in an editorial unusually critical of the reformist legislature >>> FULL TEXT
Two dead, 15 injured in Iran clashes with MKO: press
TEHRAN, Nov 16 (AFP) - Two members of Iran's main armed opposition group, the People's Mujahedeen, were killed and one security guard injured in Wednesday's clashes near the southern Iranian city of Shiraz, press reports said. The conservative Jomhuri-Eslami paper, citing a "reliable source", said Thursday that the Mujahedeen also "injured 15 people," including one security official >>> FULL TEXT
Iran again backs Palestinian uprising
TEHRAN, Nov 16 (AFP) - Iran on Thursday again gave its full backing for the Palestinian uprising against Israel and called for international intervention to stop the "crimes" of the Jewish state. "A serious international action is needed to stop Israel's crimes against the Palestinian people," foreign ministry spokesman Hamid-Reza Asefi said, cited by the official IRNA news agency >>> FULL TEXT
Hijackers wanted to undermine OIC summit: militia chief
TEHRAN, Nov 16 (AFP) - The would-be hijackers of an Iranian domestic flight wanted to undermine Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) efforts to support the Palestinians, a military commander said Thursday. General Mohammad Hejazi, head of the Islamic Basiji militia, said they wanted to "weaken the success of the meeting of OIC heads of state (last week) during which Palestine was defended in an unprecedented way." >>> FULL TEXT
OPEC to discuss raising $100B
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) - OPEC (news - web sites) producers will open talks this week on a joint investment firm to raise more than $100 billion to help boost output to meet demand over the next two decades, an Iranian oil ministry adviser said Thursday >>> FULL TEXT
Avesta: New edition
Film: Before and after
Tehran (Hamshahri) -- Rasool Mollaqoli-Pour's "Nasl-e Sookhteh" (Burned generation) is a film in three parts, dealing with issues before and after the revolution up to current times >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Silence louder than screams
Tehran (Hamshahri) -- They said Mohsen Makhmalbaf will never get permission to screen "Sokoot" (Silence). But he did, without cutting out a second. This silence is louder than many screams >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Down in Asia, up in world
Yazdani, Emami-Far in Belgium?
Mousavi not going to UAE
Parliamentary committee meets Akbar Ganji
A parliamentary committee met Akbar Ganji in prison. Mr Ganji on his first appearance in court last Thursday (Nov 9) said he had been mistreated by the prison guards. He later called on President Khatami to look into his case. Lara Petrosian asks Mohammad Dadfar, one of the members of the parliamentary committee about Mr Ganji's requests >>> LISTEN HERE
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