Tuesday, November 17, 1998 / Aban 26, 1377, No. 607
Book of the Week
Poems by Katayoon Zandvakili
The University of Georgia Press, 1998
Zandvakili lives in Piedmont, California, and writes for Publishers Weekly. Her poems have appeared in The Massachusetts Review, Five Fingers Review, Hawai'i Review, and the anthology A World Betwee: Poems, Short Stories, and Essays by Iranian-Americans.
Iran pledges no chemical weapons production
THE HAGUE, Nov 17 (AFP) -Iran told the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Tuesday that it had not produced any type of chemical weapons since the end of its eight-year war with Iraq. Speaking during the OPCW's Conference of the States Parties of the Chemical Weapons Convention in The Hague, Mohammad Alborzi, admitted that Iran had sought to develop the deadly weapons during the Iran-Iraq conflict after Baghdad launched several chemical weapons attacks ... FULL TEXT
Strikers lock out management at troubled textile mill
TEHRAN, Nov 16 (AFP) -Workers at a troubled textile mill in northern
Iran locked out the firm's director and other managers after roughing them
up on Monday, strikers told AFP. Some 2,500 staff are on strike at the mill
in Qaem Shahar (formerly known as Shahi), in the Caspian Sea province of
Mazandaran. The strike was called on Sunday to protest against nonpayment
of wages and alleged mismanagement of the mill ... FULL TEXT
Bahais warn of fresh persecution
PARIS, Nov 17 (Reuters) - French members of
the Bahai faith said on Tuesday that fellow believers in Iran were the target
of a new wave of persecution, caught in a power struggle between reformists
and Islamic fundamentalists. ``When there is a struggle for power, it is
always the minorities who are caught in between and become scapegoats,''
Foad Saberan, a Frenchman of Iranian origin, told a news conference marking
the 100th anniversary of an organised French Bahai community... FULL TEXT
Khatami srongly condemns terrorism
TEHRAN, Nov 17 (AFP) -Iranian President Mohammad Khatami strongly condemned terrorism, which he said had "blackened the face of the 20th century", in a meeting Monday with Finland's Foreign Minister Tarja Halonen. The official news agency IRNA quoted Khatami, whose country is accused by the United States of sponsoring terrorism, as telling Halonen that the world, including Iran, had suffered greatly as a result of terrorist acts ... FULL TEXT
Radio Sedaye Azadikhahan closes
THE IRANAIN - Radio Sedaye Azadikhahan e Iran has ceased daily broadcasts to Iran. It blames world powers for forcing its closure but pledges to offer its programs via the Internet ... HEAR LAST BROADCAST
Year-2000 computer bug gets attention
Low wrestling moment
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Important historical events in the month of Aban (Oct 23 - Nov 21) from the coronation the last Qajar shah 91 years ago to Mohammad Reza Shah's controvertial visit to the U.S. 1977. Make sure to click on the years on the right hand column to access. Created by the Institute for Iranian Contemporary Historical Studies (IICHS). In persian.
Italy's Giuseppe Verdi composer of such classic operas as Aida , Rigoletto, Il Trovatore, Falstaff and La Traviata, debuted his first opera, Oberto, on this day in 1839. Other things happened on this day too...
Rahro aanast keh aahesteh o peyvasteh ravad.
(Steps toward progress must be gradual but continuous.)
From Simin Habibian's "1001 Persian-English Proverbs"
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