Friday, November 27, 1998 / Azar 6, 1377, No. 614
Same old, same old
Seventy years after these pictures were taken, Shiraz has developed into a modern city with more buildings and streets. Shirazis dress a little differently, too. But has anything really changed. Have we changed at all?... GO TO FEATURE
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
Norway to send ambassador back to Iran
OSLO, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Norway said on Friday
it would reinstate an ambassador in Tehran in the New Year after cutting
ties in 1995 over a shooting connected with the Salman Rushdie affair. The
Norwegian Foreign Ministry said Norway had decided to reestablish contacts
after assurances in September from the Iranian government it would not assist
or reward anyone carrying out the religious fatwa, or decree, permitting
the killing of Rushdie. It said there had been ``other positive developments''
in Iran... FULL TEXT
Iran talks about American attack
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- The 13 U.S. ``tourists''
attacked by Islamic militants in Tehran last week were members of a business
delegation exploring investment opportunities, Iran disclosed today. Some
of the Americans were injured when extremists chanting ``Death to America,''
used stones and metal bars Saturday to smash the windows of their bus...
Militants back attack on Americans
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Hundreds of hard-liners
in three cities showed their support Friday for an attack on a bus carrying
Americans last week, burning 13 U.S. flags -- one for each person on the
bus. The protests were in defiance of President Mohammad Khatami, who one
day earlier had condemned last Saturday's attack as a national disgrace
and ``an insult to the government.'' ... FULL TEXT
Iranian intellectual dies in suspicious circumstances
TEHRAN, Nov 26 (AFP) - Magid Sharif, an Iranian writer,
journalist and translator close to liberal opposition circles, has died
here in suspicious circumstances, it was learned here Thursday from associates
and a newspaper. According to the moderate newspaper Hamshahri, the official
organ of Tehran municipality, the 58-year-old Sharif "apparently died
of a heart attack" on November 19. Sharif had left his home after telling
his family that he was going to the eastern city of Mashhad to attend the
funeral of an Iranian religious figure... FULL TEXT
Dissident clergyman released in Iran
London, November 26, (BBC) - A religious court
in Iran has given a suspended prison sentence to one of the country's prominent
dissident clergymen, Mohsen Saiedzadeh. He was arrested in June, but charges
against him were never made public... FULL TEXT
"Iranian Orchestra of New Persian Music"
Tehran, (Hamshahri) - Alireza Mashayekhi is the founder
of the Iranian Orchestra of New Persian Music. Here's an interview ... FULL
TEXT IN PERSIAN
Shahnameh guide published
Tehran, (Hamshahri) - A book listing all the names of persons and places in the Shahnameh has been published by Hossein Shahidi Mazandarani ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN
Iran, U.S. may play in late spring
Tehran, (Hamshahri) - If approved, Iran and the U.S.
will play a friendly soccer match in the month of Khordad (Amy 22-June21
1999), said the head of the Iranian soccer federation in an interview ...
FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN
The dollar now offered at up to 695-700 tomans
Source: Sehaty Exchange (U.S.) Tel: 602-595-0777
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Probably the most revolutionary artist of his time (1573-1610)
Don't look back
Even God cannot change the past.
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