The Iranian Times

Friday, November 6, 1998 / Aban 15, 1377, No. 600

Sehaty Foreign Exchange

Shahin & Sepehr


    Baba Taher


    A Portrait of Mana
    A novel by Mokhtar Paki

    Mokhtar Paki, a writer and artist in San Francisco's Bay Area, has written a novel called Shamaayel-e Maanaa ("A Portrait of Mana," Baran Publishers, Spanga, Sweden. Tel: + 46-8-471-9271, 291 pages). In the opening page, novelist Hooshang Golshiri has been thanked for his advice. Here's the first chapter (in Persian): ... GO TO FEATURE



Everybody thought that the strangest thing Behrooz had ever done was to fall in love with a mannequin. But that was just the beginning... Behind Glass Windows, a shattering love story that questions our perception of love and reality.

"Behind glass windows" is a play written and directed by Torange Yeghiazarian based on a short story by Iranian writer, Saadegh Hedaayat. The last performance is this weekend in Berkeley... DEATILS HERE


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More Letters

* Don't we have any good points?

An American writes: As an American who is married to an Iranian for the past 20 years I was quite offended by this article ["How to become an American"]. If I as an American wrote an article in which I stereotyped a certain ethnic group, I would be labeled as a racist. Is it fair, therefore, that an Iranian who came to this country most likely in search of a better life, would write such an article as this?... FULL TEXT

* Lecture: Azar Nafisi lecture in Virginia

Anjomane Baresi Massael Siasi Iran Presents: Dr. Azar Nafissi

Topic: Critique of Culture & Culture of Critique In Contemporary Iran

Date: Friday November 13th 1998
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: McLean Governmental Center 1437 Balls Hill Road, McLean, Virginia 495 To Exit 11A (123-Chain Bridge Rd-McLean), Left on Lewinsville Rd, Right on Balls Hill Rd.

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Iran press gleeful over D'Amato defeat

TEHRAN, Nov 5 (AFP) -Iran's press gloated on Thursday over the defeat in US congressional elections of New York senator Alfonso D'Amato, who is reviled here as the architect of the Iran-Libya Sanctions Act. "Irrational and pro-Zionist Republican Senator D'Amato faced a humiliating defeat. He unsuccessfuly tried to isolate Iran through an infamous law," said the conservative Tehran Times... FULL TEXT

Russia sees catastrophic drop in Caspian sturgeon

MOSCOW, Nov 6 (Reuters) - Stocks of caviar-producing sturgeon in the Caspian Sea are falling ``catastrophically,'' victims of over-fishing, poaching and pollution, Russian officials said on Friday. Russia's quota for sturgeon catches in the Caspian is expected to fall next year to 700 tonnes from 1,200 tonnes this year, Interfax news agency quoted the state fisheries committee as saying... FULL TEXT

Rafsanjani urges liberal transplant rules in Iran

TEHRAN, Nov 6 (Reuters) - Former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani on Friday urged the adoption of more liberal laws on organ transplants in Iran, saying Islam did not oppose the procedure. ``Parliament's refusal to pass a law (allowing transplants) a few years ago has caused problems for some doctors,'' said Rafsanjani, who now heads a top state body, in a prayer sermon carried by Tehran radio. Rafsanjani did not elaborate, but physicians say they could face prosecution if they perform some transplants because of unclear guidelines... FULL TEXT

Iran appoints new ambassador to Italy

TEHRAN, Nov 3 (AFP) - Iran has appointed its former ambassador to France, Ali Ahani, as its new envoy to Italy, the foreign ministry announced Tuesday. Ahani has also been director general for Euro-American, Asia-Pacific and West European affairs in the foreign ministry, the official IRNA news agency said. He replaces Homayoun Zadeh.

Kharrazi leaves for Saudi visit

TEHRAN, Nov 6 (Reuters) - Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi left for Saudi Arabia on Friday for talks expected to include Iran's row with the Afghan Taleban. Kharrazi, who last visited the Kingdom in June, will discuss boosting bilateral cooperation and regional and international issues with his Saudi counterpart and other senior officials during the two-day visit, IRNA added... FULL TEXT

Turks threaten strait fee rise,unveil new measures

ISTANBUL, Nov 6 (Reuters) - Turkey said on Friday it may raise transit fees five-fold for use of its straits by tankers if Western companies choose them as the outlet of main Caspian oil instead of a pipeline proposed to by-pass the straits. Turkey opposes plans by Western companies and Russia to pump oil from Caspian oilfields through existing pipelines in Russia and Georgia, which would require use of the straits for the oil to reach Western markets... FULL TEXT

Iran v. Thailand

Tehran, (HAMSHAHRI) - Iran and Thailand will play a friendly soccer match on November 26 before the start of the Asian Games ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

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