Wednesday, November 25, 1998 / Azar 4, 1377, No. 613
Book of the Week
By A. G. Mojtabai
Zoland Books, 1998
The Boston Globe writes: Mojtabai had led an unconventional but cosmopolitan life in New York, Iran, and Cambridge, where she held an appointment at Harvard; in Amarillo she unexpectedly found home. For several years she has been a volunteer worker in the hospice at St. Anthony's Hospital in Amarillo, and the 17 miraculous stories in ''Soon'' come out of that experience... READ MORE
Iran arrests suspects over dissident murders
TEHRAN, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Iran's police said
on Wednesday it had arrested a number of suspects in the killing of a veteran
opposition leader and his wife, as supporters of the dissidents called for
a mass funeral. The official Iranian news agency IRNA quoted police spokesman
Colonel Ali Moqaddam as saying ``a number of suspects have been arrested
in connection with the slaying'' of Dariush Forouhar and his wife Parvaneh...
Iran says will punish killers of opposition veteran
TEHRAN, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Iran has said it
will find and punish the killers of a veteran opposition leader and his
wife, the official Iranian news agency IRNA reported. IRNA quoted Intelligence
Minister Qorbanali Dorri Najafabadi as saying on Tuesday that security forces
and the judiciary were investigating the weekend stabbings of Dariush Forouhar,
leader of the small opposition Iran Nation Party, and his wife Parvaneh...
Iran vows to bring bus attackers to justice
TEHRAN, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Iran has vowed
to bring to justice militants who attacked a bus carrying U.S. citizens
and other foreigners in Tehran last weekend, the official news agency IRNA
reported. Intelligence Minister Qorbanali Dorri Najafabadi condemned the
``ugly act by unidentified assailants,'' the agency said late on Tuesday.
``Those involved in the incident will be decisively dealt with...We shall
decisively counter such an ugly and disdainful act and follow it up legally,''
Najafabadi told IRNA... FULL TEXT
Marchers condemn visit by U.S. citizens
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Thousands of students from
Iran's main Shi'ite Muslim seminaries marched Wednesday to condemn a visit
last week by a group of Americans, whose bus was at one point attacked by
militants, Iranian media reported. Students wearing white shrouds, symbolizing
their readiness to die in the struggle against the United States, dragged
a U.S. flag on the ground as they led the march in the holy city of Qom,
south of Tehran, the official news agency IRNA said... FULL TEXT
Khatami says freedom is vital to Islamic Iran
TEHRAN, Nov 25 (Reuters) - President Mohammad
Khatami on Wednesday issued a strong plea for freedom of thought within
Iran's Islamic system, warning the country's newpaper barons that any other
course would lead to social explosion. ``Thought could be blocked for a
short while, but it would only be driven underground and eventually lead
to social explosion,'' said Khatami, a moderate Shi'ite Moslem cleric and
himself a former newspaper publisher... FULL TEXT
Iran says Afghan Taleban free last Iranian captive
TEHRAN, Nov 25 (Reuters) - The Afghan Taleban,
involved in a bitter row with neighbouring Iran, released their last Iranian
captive on Wednesday, state-run Tehran radio reported. It quoted Iran's
Foreign Ministry as saying the Iranian, Manouchehr Amiri, was handed over
to a ministry representative in the western Afghan city of Herat for repatriation...
National team arrives in Bangkok
Tehran, (Hamshahri) - The national soccer team has
arrived in Bangok, a week ahead of the Asian Games. None of the practice
matches with foreign teams materialized ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN
The dollar now offered at up to 695-700 tomans
Source: Sehaty Exchange (U.S.) Tel: 602-595-0777
The closest thing to a rock & roll radio station in Iran.
The adorable stinker.
Revolution or freedom?
Those who are concerned about the revolution's values are correct, but didn't our revolution take place in order to create a free society in which human beings enjoy respect?
Photo of the Day
Musician of the Week
Classic Iranian tunes played with a violin. Beautiful!
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