... in Abadan. Photos and memories
For the longest time I've wanted to start a section about Abadan. I
just wasn't sure how to go about it. I guess I wanted it to be perfect.
This is only a start. It will be updated from time to time with new
stories and photos sent by YOU ... GO TO FEATURE
Opposition group blames regime for Foruhar's murder
TEHRAN, Dec 28 (AFP) - An Iranian nationalist opposition movement accused
the intelligence services on Monday of a role in the murder last month
of its leader Daryush Foruhar and his wife.
"I explicitly declare that these murders could not have been committed
without collaboration from, coordination with and knowledge of a part of
the intelligence services," said Bahram Namazi, a member of the Party
of the Iranian Nation (PIN).
Namazi, speaking before a crowd of around 100 people gathered at Foruhar's
home in central Tehran, where he was stabbed to death on.... GO
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Yaa Hazrat-e Abbas...
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Dear Mr. Farhang,
Your enthusiasm for the ancient Iran heritage/ traditions and Zoroastianism
is commendable ["Inaccurate heresies"].
However, such desire should not stretch concepts beyond the realm of reality.
Your statements about Islam, Christianity, and Judaism and the dual concepts
of heaven & hell, good & evil; is fundamentally different in the
Unitarian beliefs of Moslems, Christians, or Jews than it is in Zoroastianism
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Book of the Week
Closed Circuit History
The illustrations of Ardeshir Mohassess
Ardeshir Mohassess is recognized internationally as Iran's leading caricaturist
and graphic artist (see feature in The Iranian). Yet, as the powerful images
on the following pages show, neither appellation fully describes the breadth,
depth, intricacy, and complexity of his art and vision. In his drawings,
be they detailed tableau or simple, primitive sketches, Mohassess quite
literally dissects his characters with his pen and then peels away the
conventional facade to expose the underlying reality of his world... --
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Registration begins in Iran for local elections
TEHRAN, Dec 28 (AFP) - Hopefuls began registering on Monday for
Iran's first local elections since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, seen by
Iranian reformers as a major step towards greater democracy. The landmark
vote on February 26 will allow Iranians to elect around 200,000 councilmen
and councilwomen in thousands of rural and urban districts throughout the
country. The councillors will be responsible for the appointment of around
720 mayors and supervising their activities as well as ensuring public participation
in local social, political, economic and cultural affairs ... FULL TEXT
Iran economic woes hit tax-fee Kish island-IRNA
TEHRAN, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Many Iranian holiday-makers,
hit by an economic slowdown after a slump in oil prices, are staying away
from Iran's duty-free island of Kish in the Persian Gulf. Kish airport head
Hassan Baniadam, quoted by Iran's news agency IRNA on Monday, said most
flights to the holiday and shopping island were cancelled at the weekend
due to the low number of passengers. Baniadam said domestic carriers Kish
Air, Asseman, Mahan, Caspian, and Sahan had cancelled flights to Kish, it
said ... FULL TEXT
Khamenei says U.S. world 'despot', rejects
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iranian supreme leader
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei blasted the United States Friday as a world ``despot''
bent on dominating Iran, and he ruled out ties with Washington. ``The Americans
seek domination not relations, pillage not trade...What they want is the
political and economic domination they had for 30 years and which was ended
by the (1979) revolution,'' Khamenei said in a sermon carried by Tehran
radio... FULL TEXT
Shedding light on Achamenid life
Tehran, (Hamshahri) - Translationms of tablets found
at Persepolis give details of Achamenid life ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN
The story behind Iran's largest meteorites
Tehran, (Hamshahri) - Hundred-twenty-year-old document
tells how a large meteorite crashed near Varamin southwest of Tehran ...
FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN
Iran's volleyball players mature
Tehran, (Hamshahri) - Iran's national volleball team
lost three straight gamesf in the recent world championships but showed
signs of maturing ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN
dollar now offered at up to 712-715 tomans
Source: Sehaty Exchange (U.S.) Tel: 602-595-0777
One of the oldest newspapers in Iran - now under the control
of right-wing conservatives. Click on top right next to "NEW"
button (in Persian)
Anything and everything about Johann Sebastian Bach
Half of the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want
to feel important.
The Cocktail Party
Photo of the Day
Local council candidates
Musician of the Week
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