Tuesday October 17, 2000 / Mehr 26, 1379, No. 1087
Rah-e Kargar: The serial murders case will not be solved under this regime >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Kayhan: Religion and intellect are not at odds >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
All day, Saqi, I was drunk on you.
God knows, all day I waited for you.
Give me the wine, let the world keep its traps.
I stalked you all day, tonight I will too.
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Car bomb blasts Iran mosque, injures several: TV
TEHRAN, Oct 17 (AFP) - A car bomb exploded overnight in a city of southeastern Iran, injuring several people and badly damaging a mosque, state television reported Tuesday. The provincial security council of Sistan-Baluchistan blamed US and Israeli agents trying to cause dissension between Muslims for the explosion in the provincial capital of Zahedan, where Sunnis are a majority unlike Iran as a whole >>> FULL TEXT
Mideast summit deal greeted with relief and scorn
LONDON (Reuters) - Europe gave a guarded welcome to news of a summit deal Tuesday to end Israeli-Palestinian bloodshed that has jeopardized years of peacemaking, but Iran and most Arabs dismissed it as a travesty. Iran called the pact as ``an imposed peace that has given the Palestinians nothing,'' and its defense minister urged Islamic countries to use oil as a weapon -- that is, curb supplies -- to bolster the Palestinian struggle for a viable state >>> FULL TEXT
Defence minister proposes oil pressure to back Palestinians
TEHRAN, Oct 17 (AFP) - Iran's defence minister said Tuesday that oil could be used to bring international pressure to help support the Palestinians, the official IRNA news agency reported >>> FULL TEXT
Thousand new schools in Iran to be named after Palestinian "martyrs"
Report: Gore kept Russian deal secret
WASHINGTON (AP) - Vice President Al Gore (news - web sites) kept Congress in the dark about details of Russian nuclear cooperation with Iran after receiving a letter from then-Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin urging him to keep the deal secret, The Washington Times reported >>> FULL TEXT
Khatami invited to Russia
TEHRAN, Oct 17 (AFP) - Iranian President Mohammad Khatami has been invited to make a state visit to Russia by President Vladimir Putin, state radio announced here Tuesday. The head of Russia's powerful advisory Security Council, Sergei Ivanov, who began a three-day visit to Tehran on Monday, delivered the invitation to his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani >>> FULL TEXT
Iran hangs two men for "sexual perversion"
TEHRAN, Oct 17 (AFP) - Two Iranians found guilty of "sexual perversion" have been hanged at Qom to the south of the capital, Kayhan newspaper reported Monday. The two men were hanged Sunday and Monday, the afternoon paper said, without giving details of the alleged perversion -- a term which in Iran can cover rape, adultery or homosexuality >>> FULL TEXT
Iran seeking eight billion dollars in construction tenders at fair
TEHRAN, Oct 17 (AFP) - Iran is offering some eight billion dollars in housing and infrastructure projects to foreign firms at a two-day construction fair beginning Tuesday, the state IRNA news agency said. Some 30 international firms will join 90 Iranian companies for the two-day event at which 7.84 billion dollars in projects are up for grabs, it reported Monday >>> FULL TEXT
Iran says no OPEC plans to cut oil exports over Mideast crisis
TEHRAN, Oct 17 (AFP) - OPEC has no plans to "punish" supporters of Israel by lowering exports to the West in reatliation for the latest Middle East violence, Iran's representative to the cartel said in Tuesday's press. But Hossein Kazempour Ardebili warned the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries would be "forced to take action" if the bloodshed continues, the Hambastigi paper reported >>> FULL TEXT
Kish documentary film fest
Tehran (Aftab-e Yazd) -- Fofty-four of the best documentary films of the past 40 years will be shown at the Kish film festival. The event will also be an opportunity to discuss serious issues facing documentary filmmakers >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Twelve film festivals each year
Tehran (Aftab-e Yazd) -- Twelve festivals with different themes will be held every year, says Deputy Culture Minister Seifollah Dad. Filmmakers are also showing more interest in making comedies, he adds >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
The theater scene
Euphoric Japan rout Uzbeks, move to quarter finals
Sidon, Lebanon, Oct. 17 (Iran Sports Press) -- A majestic performance by Japan today shot them to the quarter-finals stage of the Asian Cup finals, after routing Uzbekistan 8-1, their second consecutive win in group three following last Saturday's 4-1 thrashing of Saudi Arabia. Akinori Nishizawa and Nachiro Takahara voted the game's most valuable player scored a hat-trick each >>> FULL TEXT
Press target Mahdavikia
Beirut - Oct. 17: Iranian full-back Mehdi Mahdavikia saw himself targetted by local press media for "Saving his legs for his club HSV Hamburg, instead of performing his best for the national team." Another moderate display by Mahdavikia on Monday, during Iran's surprising 1-1 draw with Thailand, prompted one of the leading sports daily papers to comment: "Has he eaten Hamburger or just what? He is surely dreaming of Hamburg, having his legs for them." >>> FULL TEXT
Sturm Graz: "Minavand not needed"
Oct. 17 (Iran Sports Press) -- Today Sturm Graz' chairman Hannes Kartnig confirmed what manager Schilcher had said yesterday. He said that Sturm Graz will do without Iranian midfielder Mehrdad Minavand for the remainder of the season. Minavand can leave the club as soon as he gets an offer. Until then he will train with the amateurs >>> FULL TEXT
Leaders discuss reforms with the supreme ledaer
President Khatami, along with the head of Judiciary, Speaker of the parliament and the head of Expediency Council, met the Supreme leader, Ayatollah Khamenei to discuss ways of realising views of the leader on reforms. Mohammad Matin asks Ahmad Salamatian about the significance of the meeting >>> LISTEN HERE
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