Wednesday November 29, 2000 / Azar 9, 1379, No. 1115
Although foreign countries are usually protected from lawsuits by U.S. parties under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, countries such as Iran that are deemed by the U.S. Department of State to be state sponsors of terrorism are excepted from such immunity. As a result, there have been a number of cases filed and judgments entered against the government of Iran. In each case, Iran chose not to enter an appearance in court >>> GO TO FEATURE
Kayhan: Imam Ali and today's political crisis >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Hambastegi: Women have no rights in Islam >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Translation of today's poem by Zara Houshmand:
When there's no sign of hope in the desert,
So much hope still lives inside despair.
Heart, don't kill that hope: Even willows bear
Sweet fruit in the garden of the soul.
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Press court bans leading youth magazine
TEHRAN, Nov 29 (AFP) - Iran's conservative-run press court on Tuesday banned the nation's largest-circulation youth magazine, Iran-e Javan, its director Behrouz Behzadi told AFP >>> FULL TEXT
Press board approves 17 new publications
TEHRAN, Nov 28 (AFP) - Iran's culture ministry, a target of conservative anger over its handling of the press, has given the green light to more than a dozen new publications, the official IRNA news agency said Tuesday >>> FULL TEXT
Parliament asked to recognize Armenian 'genocide'
TEHRAN, Nov 29 (AFP) - Armenian members of the Iranian parliament are to ask the assembly to recognise Turkey's 1915-17 "genocide" of Armenians, the centrist daily Entekhab reported Wednesday >>> FULL TEXT
Khatami speaks out vs. hard-liners
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - With barely six months to go before a showdown at the polls, Iran's reformist and immensely popular President Mohammad Khatami has threatened to expose the illegal deeds of hard-liners trying to derail him >>> FULL TEXT
Khatami presents last budget, vows economy is "running well"
TEHRAN, Nov 29 (AFP) - Iranian President Mohammad Khatami on Wednesday presented the final budget of his four-year term amid strong conservative criticism over his handling of the economy as he readies for a possible re-election run next year >>> FULL TEXT
UNHCR says more than 165,000 Afghans returned from Iran since April
TEHRAN, Nov 29 (AFP) - More than 165,000 Afghan refugees in Iran have returned home since the April launch of a joint repatriation programme with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), officials said Wednesday >>> FULL TEXT
First Iran-made airliner to fly in February
TEHRAN, Nov 29 (AFP) - The prototype of the first airliner to be built in Iran will fly on February 11 next year, anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution, Defence Minister Ali Shamkhani was quoted as saying Wednesday >>> FULL TEXT
Iran expects record oil revenues thanks to higher prices
TEHRAN, Nov 28 (AFP) - Iran expects to generate record revenues of 21.5 billion dollars from oil sales in the year to March 2001 thanks to higher prices, the governor of the central bank, Mohsen Nourbakhsh, said Tuesday. "We earned 15.6 billion dollars in oil sales between March 2000 and the end of October and, if the current trend in prices continues, our revenues will reach 21.5 billion dollars" at the end of the fiscal year, Nourbakhsh told a press conference >>> FULL TEXT
Turkmenistan and Iran discuss Caspian Sea statu
Turkmen President Saparmurat Niyazov and Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Ali Ahani have discussed proposals on the status of the disputed resource-rich Caspian Sea, official reports said Tuesday. Ahani, Iran's special representative on Caspian issues, and Niyazov "confirmed the closeness of the positions" of the two countries on the issue of resolving the status of the inland sea, the Neutraly Turkmenistan reported >>> FULL TEXT
Success for "drunken horses" in U.S...
Tehran (Hambastegi) -- Bahman Qobadi's "Time for drunken horses" -- Iran's Oscar entry -- has not only received great press in the U.S., it has done very well at the box office >>> FULL TEXT
... but a flop in Iran
Tehran (Hambastegi) -- In Iran, "Time for drunlen horses" has made 25 million tomans in the two months since its general release -- about one tenth the revenue generated by Rakhshan Banietemad's "Zir-e poost-e shahr" (Under the city's skin) in the past month >>> FULL TEXT
Farhat completes "Damavand"
Tehran (Aftab-e Yazd) -- Shahin Farhat has completed the composition of his sixth symphony, "Damavand", which will be performed by the Tehran Symphony Orchestra before March >>> FULL TEXT
First step towards World Cup
Tehran (Iran Varzeshi) -- By defeating Tajikistan, Iran cleared the first hurdle towards qualifying for the World Cup >>> FULL TEXT
Mohajerani: National team only
Tehran (Iran Varzeshi) -- Heshmat Mohajerani says he would accept nothing less than the head coaching job of the national soccer team. If that isn't offered, he plans to open a soccer school >>> FULL TEXT
Abedini of foreign trade deals
Tehran (Iran Varzeshi) -- Persepolis FC general manager Amir Abedini talks about latest deals with foreign clubs for the transfer of Mehdi Mahdivi-Kia, Karim Bagheri and others >>> FULL TEXT
Row over President's power continues
President Khatami today questioned whether the judiciary was capable of preventing violations of the constitution through a proposed constitutional court. He was responding to Head of Judiciary's proposal for creation of constitutional court. Lara Petrosian asks Ahmad Salamatian, political commentator where this confrontation is leading to>>> LISTEN HERE
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