Monday November 20, 2000 / Aban 30, 1379, No. 1110
Thanks to Laleh Khalili
Kayhan: Need to combat economic corruption >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Sosiaalist-haaye enqelaabi-ye iraan: The Berlin trial >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
* Making the point for Ms. Pirazseh
Guive Mirfendreski writes: Ms Pirasteh wrote a heartfelt piece about her issues with Iranian men and their suitability as a husband for her ["Happy without you"]. At no time did she claim to speak for all Iranian women, nor did she disclaim the lesson in the saying that every goat has its own grass.
Mr. Tabib's criticism of Ms. Pirasyeh's piece and her opinion on the subject ["Trivial squabbling"] made Ms. Pirasteh's point for her. So he proclaims that if mad eking, he would send up the river people who use pronouns and the language in a certain way.
Lovely! Baa andaki kherad daanaa saazi ze naadaan, leek bekharvaar ham nashavad nafahmee aanchenaan.
Translation of today's poem by Zara Houshmand:
Don't call the wise lover insane, or say
The soul who shares your garden's a stranger.
Don't confine the encircling sea to a cup.
She knows her name, so don't make stories up.
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Nabavi released on bail
November 19, Teheran (dpa) - Popular Iranian satirist Ebrahim Nabavi has been released on bail after four months in prison, the Teheran daily Iran reported Sunday >>> FULL TEXT
Iran student leader says court politically motivated
TEHRAN, Nov 19 (Reuters) - The political leader of Iran's largest student movement on Sunday denied in court he had acted against state security and said charges against him were politicaly motivated >>> FULL TEXT
Top reformist summoned
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's hard-line judiciary has summoned a key ally of reformist President Mohammad Khatami to court for his alleged role in riots in August, a newspaper reported Monday >>> FULL TEXT
Young hardliners attack political meeting with knives and axes
TEHRAN, Nov 18 (AFP) - Young hardliners armed with knives and axes attacked a public political meeting where two pro-reform MPs were speaking, the governmental Iran daily said Saturday >>> FULL TEXT
Woman of "loose morals" burned to death by dad and brother: paper
TEHRAN, Nov 18 (AFP) - A young woman suspected of "loose morals" was beaten and then burned alive by her father and brother, press reports said Saturday >>> FULL TEXT
Khatami says electoral fraud an "unpardonable sin"
TEHRAN, Nov 19 (AFP) - President Mohammad Khatami, expected to run for re-election next May, said Sunday that electoral fraud is an "unpardonable sin" and called for honesty at the ballot box >>> FULL TEXT
Iran says visit by Britain's Cook still on cards
TEHRAN, Nov 20 (AFP) - An Iran visit by Foreign Secretary Robin Cook, to be the first by a member of the British government since the 1979 Islamic revolution but postponed three times, is still on the cards, the foreign ministry said Monday >>> FULL TEXT
Dollar hits 18-month low against rial on Iran free market
TEHRAN, Nov 18 (AFP) - The US dollar hit an 18-month low against the Iranian rial on Saturday, traders said, amid sharp criticism of the central bank's plans to push it lower still in the coming months. >>> FULL TEXT
Companies vie for Iran gas project
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) - U.S. companies hoping that the new president will lift some sanctions on Iran have asked to be considered for a project to develop Iran's largest natural gas field, the country's oil minister said Sunday >>> FULL TEXT
Parliament planning review of all foreign oil contracts: paper
TEHRAN, Nov 19 (AFP) - The parliament is planning a review of all oil contracts signed with foreign firms since the 1979 Islamic revolution, a conservative newspaper said Sunday >>> FULL TEXT
Factory workers block highway to protest unpaid salaries: press
TEHRAN, Nov 20 (AFP) - More than 300 workers at one of Iran's oldest factories blocked a major highway west of Tehran to protest working conditions and their unpaid salaries, newspapers reported on Monday >>> FULL TEXT
Meshkini wins best director prize
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) - A film on the grim conditions facing asylum seekers in Britain picked up the top three awards Sunday at the 41st Thessaloniki Film Festival. Iran's Marziyeh Meshkini received best director's award for ``The day I Became a Woman.'' >>> FULL TEXT
Tehran (Hambastegi) -- Director Rakhshan Banietemad blasts state TV officials for refusing the air ads for her latest film, "Zir-e poost-e shahr" (Under the city's skin) >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Amini's new film
Tehran (Hambastegi) -- Ahmad Amini's "Chatri baraa-ye do nafar" (Umbrella for two) is in the final days of filming. Amini's third film, "Chatri baraa-ye do nafar" is about problems facing a divorced woman >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Taa'tr shahr: popular
Tehran (Hambastegi) -- Ticket sales at the Tehran Municipal Theater (ttaa'atr-e Shar) has picked up recently. The most popular play is "Komedi-ye shab-e sizdahom" (13th day comedy) >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Iran defeat Japan
Tehran - November 20 (Iran Sports Press) -- With video: The Iranian Under 19 National Football Team defeated Japan 3-1 in Shahid Shiroudi Stadium on Monday to clinch first place in their group at the 32nd Asian Under 19 Championships >>> FULL TEXT
Iran Thrash Oman 3-0
Tehran - November 18 (Iran Sports Press) -- The Iranian Under 19 National Football Team defeated Oman 3-0 to clinch a spot both in the semi finals of the Asian Under 19 Championships and World Youth Championships >>> FULL TEXT
Minavand plays full agame against LASK
Vienna - November 18: On Friday Sturm defeated LASK 2:1. Iranian international Mehrdad Minavand played the full 90 minutes, assisted the first goal and was among the best player >>> FULL TEXT
Wives of imprisoned journalists call for justice
Wives of imprisoned journalists have once again called for justice for their husbands. In two open letters they have asked the judiciary to permit their husbands to phone home and allow them family visits. Pedram Farzad talks to Mahdyeh Mohammadi, Ahmad Zeidabadi's wife >>> LISTEN HERE
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