Friday October 6, 2000 / Mehr 15, 1379, No. 1080
International Haftegi Khorramabad and the maturity of the Majlis >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Kayhan: Khomeini and the liberals >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Jaa qahti bood?
We speak another language, not this tongue.
There's another home that's not your heaven or hell.
Free spirits draw their life from another source;
That pure gem is mined from a different course.
* Also see more Rumi translations
Iran says 150 arrested so far over Khorramabad unrest
TEHRAN, Oct 5 (AFP) - Iranian police have arrested 150 people so far in connection with the deadly unrest that marred a pro-reform student conference in August, police officials were quoted as saying in Thursday's press. Rahim Khorshidvand, head of the police in Lorestan province, said he was still waiting for additional arrest warrants to be issued over the troubles in the provincial capital of Khoramabad, the Jomhuri Eslami reported >>> FULL TEXT
Khatami to visit Japan
TOKYO, Oct 6 (AFP) - Iranian President Mohammad Khatami will make a four-day visit to Japan from October 31 to November 3 to hold talks with Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori, the foreign ministry said Friday. During the first official visit by the Iranian president to Japan, Mori is expected to give support to the Iranian leader's government reform efforts >>> FULL TEXT
Spanish PM to visit Iran in October
MADRID, Oct 6 (AFP) - Spain's Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar will make a two-day official trip to Vietnam in mid-October before moving on to Iran for the first visit by a Spanish head of state, his spokesman said Thursday. Aznar will be in Hanoi from October 18 to 19 where he will hold talks with among others his Vietnamese counterpart Phan Van Khai and with President Tran Duc Luong, his office said >>> FULL TEXT
US defends record on Russian weapons technology exports to Iran
WASHINGTON, Oct 6 (AFP) - The Clinton administration on Thursday defended its record in trying to prevent Russian weapons technology from reaching Iran. Under questioning from Republican senators, Robert Einhorn, the assistant secretary of state for nonproliferation, said the administration had "faced this issue quite squarely" and "made some progress" in its attempts to stem the flow of arms and materials to Iran from Rusian companies and individuals >>> FULL TEXT
Oil steadies after sliding on release
LONDON (Reuters) - Oil prices recovered some ground on Friday after big losses triggered by progress in the release U.S. emergency supplies aimed at easing winter supply shortages. Benchmark Brent blend crude ended 19 cents higher at $30.08 a barrel, well above an average of $27.06 for the 12 months to date and an average of $28.06 so far this year >>> FULL TEXT
Samira's "Blackboard" unreal, says festival official
Tehran (Aftab-e Yazd) -- The director of the Vienna film festival believes some Iranian directors make films that have the best chance of doing well in international film festivals, such as Samira Makhmalbaf's "Blackboard" >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Tehran (Hamshahri) -- A review of the biggest box office draws of the summer. Siroos Alvand's "Dast-haaye aaloodeh" was the biggest hit of the summer with 280 million tomans in ticket sales >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Youth film fest
Mark your calendars: Asian Cup
Futzal: Iran defeats Belgium
RIO DE JANEIRO, October 5 (Iran Sports Press) -- The Iranian National Futsal Team defeated Belgium 4-1 on Thursday in a friendly match in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Iran's goals against Belgium were scored by Vahid Shamsaee (two goals), Ahmad Baghbanbashi, and Kazem Mohammadi >>> FULL TEXT
Lebanon defeats Iranian basketball team
BEIRUT, October 5 (Iran Sports Press) -- The Iranian Basketball Team suffered a 87-80 defeat at the hands of Lebanon on Thursday in the West Asian Basketball Qualifiersbeing held in Beirut. Despite Iran maintaining a comfortable 39-33 in first period, Lebanon slowly began to regain its composure >>> FULL TEXT
Foreign forces in the rank of Taleban
A large number of foreign forces have been helping the Taleban in recent fighting in northern Afghanistan according to Anthony Davis of Janes Defence Weekly. Zahir Tanin talks to him >>> LISTEN HERE
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