Monday, October 5, 1998 / Mehr 13, 1377, No. 576
Photos by J. Javid
We drove into New York with great excitement. We expected the "first Iranian-American street festival" to be filled with people, vendors and various cultural activities. What we saw was just a lot of people wondering around and -- for lack of anything better to do -- checking each other out.
Although a disappointment in terms of organization, the New York festival showed Iranians as much more relaxed and confident about their Iranianness. You could see individuals representing all religions and political affiliations (even a woman in full black chador). But there was no sense of fear or suspicion, which were common among expatriates after the revolution. You could feel an invisible bond, even toward strangers... GO TO FEATURE
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Iran is threatening to go to war with Afghanistan. Turkey is making threats against Syria. The world financial markets are in shambles. The price of oil is at its lowest since the 1920s. Russia's political and economic crises continue. The President of the United States is facing impeachment hearings for committing adultry...
What's playing at the movies tonight?
* Persian Dance Music, Volume 1
Khatami confronts election body
LONDON, (BBC) - President Khatami and his
followers are regarded as liberals in Iran President Khatami of Iran is
reported to have protested to an electoral body which disqualified most
of his supporters from standing in a crucial election this month. No details
have been released, but Mr Khatami is believed to have expressed his deep
concern about the way the body screened candidates for the Assembly of Experts,
a clerical council which has the power to appoint and dismiss Iran's supreme
leader - currently Ayatollah Khamenei... FULL TEXT
Writers told not to organize, reports say
TEHRAN, Iran (Reuters) -- Iran's Islamic authorities
have told a group of prominent writers to give up efforts to re-activate
an independent association of authors, Iranian literary sources said on
Monday. An Islamic revolutionary court has in the past few days repeatedly
questioned several cultural activists and writers, including the prominent
novelist Houshang Golshiri, a source told Reuters... FULL TEXT
Iran warns Taleban its ``patience has limits''
TEHRAN, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Iran warned the
Afghan Taleban on Monday its ``patience has limits'' and Tehran might take
action unless the killers of Iranian diplomats were punished. ``The Taleban
must meet the demands of Iran and the international community,'' Iranian
television quoted Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi as saying... FULL TEXT
British official in Iran trade, investment talks
TEHRAN, Oct 4 (Reuters) - A top British trade
promoter met Iranian officials on Sunday seeking the first fruits of improved
relations between the two countries after settlement of the Salman Rushdie
affair. Britain and Iran are beginning a new chapter in their relations
after agreeing two weeks ago to put behind them differences over the religious
death decree against the British author for alleged blasphemy against Islam...
German coach off to Iran
Sepehri's 70th birthday
Down seven tomans;
Women & Jihad
Women's jihad (holy war) is good housekeeping.
Majlis Speaker Ali Akbar Nateq Nouri
The 24-hour TV network for Iran targetted at expatriates.
Musician of the Week
Book of the Week
Translated by Colin Turner
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