Friday, November 20, 1998 / Aban 29, 1377, No. 610
Photographed by Ashkan Aryan
I always wondered what Zahirodoleh cemetery looks like. I had heard that Forough Farrokhzad is burried there, as well as many other literary greats and old politicians.
Then comes Ashkan Aryan, a 22-year-old amateur photographer. He sends an email saying he recently got into the cemetery -- after haggling with the gatekeeper; it's closed to the public -- and took a few quick snap shots. Would I be interested?... GO TO FEATURE
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.
Russian atomic energy minister to visit Iran
MOSCOW, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Russia's Atomic
Energy Minister Yevgeni Adamov will go to Iran on Saturday for a visit certain
to be viewed askance by the United States which believes Tehran is trying
to acquire nuclear weapons. A ministry spokesman said Adamov would visit
Iran from November 21-24. He gave no further details but Russia's RIA news
agency said he was expected to visit a nuclear power plant being built with
Russian aid at Bushehr on the Gulf coast... FULL TEXT
Political courage needed to break u.s. iran deadlock, says sick
London, Nov. 19, IRNA - former u.s. president jimmy carter's principal aide for iran, gary sick, believes that the prospects exist for a rapprochement between the u.s. and iran, but suggests that it will need political courage to overcome 20 years of deadlock. "one side or the other is going to have to take a political risk and make a gesture," he said in an interview with irna, but added that he could not make a prediction when this might happen... FULL TEXT
Silver lining for OPEC in lengthy low oil price
LONDON, Nov 20 (Reuters) - For OPEC the prospect
is alarming, but more of this year's crippling price pain may be the oil
cartel's best long-term hope of reasserting its grip over world petroleum
markets. Analysts say a bout of weak prices will at least hasten foreign
investment back into the group's huge low-cost reserves and undermine the
costlier oil output sources that have drained its market share. ``There
is a silver lining to low prices for OPEC,'' said Mehdi Varzi of Dresdner
Kleinwort Benson bank... FULL TEXT
Iran resumes Shi'ite Moslem pilgrim trips to Iraq
TEHRAN, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Predominantly Shi'ite
Moslem Iran has given its nationals the all-clear to visit sacred shrines
in neighbouring Iraq after a cooling-off in the Iraqi crisis, the official
news agency IRNA reported on Friday. It quoted Behrouz Karami, governor
of the Iranian border town of Qasr-e Shirin, as saying trips resumed on
Thursday after a one-week suspension due to safety concerns over Iraq's
standoff with the United Nations... FULL TEXT
Imad-afshar passes away
27 teams in Asian Games
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The largest economic block in Iran, second only to the government.
Did you know there are five fingers on each hand?
Have before had
He makes you feel the wanting you have in common, the have before had.
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Classic Iranian tunes played witgh a violin. Beautiful!
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