Wednesday November 22, 2000 / Azar 2, 1379, No. 1112
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Sosiaalist-haaye enqelaabi-ye iraan: Student protests at various universities >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Kayhan: The strategy is to have no plan at all >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
My heart, if you can't take the sorrow, go.
The streets are full of homeless lovers; go.
My soul, come now, if you are not afraid.
But if you fear, your work is not here: go.
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Trial for serial killers of dissidents to begin next month
TEHRAN, Nov 22 (AFP) - The much-anticipated trial of the suspects inthe shock 1998 serial murders of several Iranian dissidents and intellectualswill open in military court next month, state radio said Wednesday. The announcement of the December 23 trial date comes a day after violentclashes between police and protesters in Tehran following a memorialservice for two of the victims >>> FULL TEXT
Students warn of political tensions
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iranian students have warned of potential tension if campussecurity personnel at a Tehran polytechnic continue harassing women students,the Iran Students News Agency (ISNA) said on Wednesday. A petition was sent to the minister of higher education by students at the Amir Kabir University of Technologycondemning searches of women students' bags at campus entrances.>>> FULL TEXT
Russia to scrap Iran arms pact with Gore
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will consider sanctions againstRussia if it cannot talk Moscow out of resuming conventional arms sales to Iranfrom Dec. 1, a U.S. official said on Wednesday. He said Russia intended to scrap a pact that Vice-President Al Gore (news - websites) sealed in 1995 to waive U.S. sanctions against such exports if Moscowstopped the contracts by the end of 1999 >>> FULL TEXT
Iran confirms Belgian arrested on spy charges: ambassador
Terrorism victims shun damage limits
WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawyers for American terrorism victims accused the Clinton administration Wednesday oftrying to limit damages the victims can collect under a law that lets the government pay part of court judgmentsthey've won against Iran. The lawyers failed to persuade U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth, however, to block implementation of rulesissued by the Treasury Department (news - web sites) this week for paying claims to terrorism victims under a lawPresident Clinton (news - web sites) signed last month >>> FULL TEXT
Iran weapons programs may be slowed
WASHINGTON (AP) - China's promise to not help other countries developballistic missiles could slow down Iran's ambitious weapons program, U.S.officials say. But like a similar pledge by Russia, which has not blocked all assistance to Iran,the pledge announced in Beijing and welcomed at the State Department is only asgood as China's willingness to implement it, the officials said Tuesday >>> FULL TEXT
Britain's HSBC extends Iran 500 million dollar credit line
TEHRAN, Nov 22 (AFP) - British banking giant HSBC will open a 500million dollar credit line for Iran to finance infrastructure anddevelopment projects, a bank official told AFP here on Wednesday >>> FULL TEXT
Tiny Canadian firm eyes huge Iranianoil deposit
CALGARY, Nov 22 (Reuters) - A tiny Canadian energy company is bidding for a contract to boostoil output at Iran's Masjed Soleiman field, the oldest producing reservoir in the Middle East, thefirm said on Wednesday.``The discovery well was drilled in 1908 and the pool was estimated to hold six billion barrels atthat time,'' said Terry Lawrence of Calgary-based Sheer Energy Inc.which has teamed up with Iranian local Naftkav to bid on the project >>> FULL TEXT
Massoud Khayyam: Busy writing
Tehran (Hambastegi) -- Massoud Khayyam is a well-known author and researcher. He's working on several books, including a novel, a book on Shamloo's life and "history of tragedy and comedy" >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Historian's library to be donated
Tehran (Hambastegi) -- A portion of Ali Hakemi's private library will be donated to the National heritage Foundation. Hakemi, who died 1998, was one of Iran's most famous historians >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
"Shab-e sizdahom": Two thumbs up
Iran vs. Iraq
National team update
Verdict on Eshkevari issued, his life not indanger
Verdict on Hassan Yusefi Eshkevari has been issued andpresented to his lawyer. Although the nature of thepossible sentence has not been revealed but according tohis son, Ruhollah, Mr Eshkevari's life is not in danger >>> LISTEN HERE
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