The Iranian Times

Tuesday, October 6, 1998 / Mehr 14, 1377, No. 577

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    Refugees in Germany

    By Ozra Dejam

    The following article describes the difficult lives of Iranian refugees in Germany. It was first published in Payam-e Emrooz monthly magazine in Iran (Mordad 1377 / August 1998). (In Persian):... 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...

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* Concentrate on freedoms, not war

Arman writes: I think it is important to see the big picture before we enter a war game with Afghanistan. For the first time in our history, the constitution of Iran is legally forming. Although we have a long way to go, still people are demanding freedom and the rule of law. For a country like Iran this is definitely a first step. The impact of this trend in our society is not something to be ignored... FULL TEXT

* In short...

"AMTSKM" writes: [Regarding Laleh Khalili's "Absence"]


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Factions face off before key election

TEHRAN, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Rival political factions faced off in the streets of Tehran on Tuesday in a prelude to an election for a powerful state body which alone can appoint and dismiss Iran's supreme leader. About 3,000 leftist Islamic students held a rally outside the gates of Tehran University to protest against the rejection by the conservative- dominated Guardian Council of some of the moderates who had signed up to run for the Assembly of Experts... FULL TEXT

Disqualifications may be reviewed

TEHRAN, (Hamshahri) The Council of Guardians has approved the candidacy of a pro-Khatami cleric in Semnan and may review the candidacy of other moderates disqualified earlier. The election for the Assembly of Experts is to be held in less than two weeks... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

Iran tells UN envoy troops stay on Afghan border

TEHRAN, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Iranian forces massed on the border with Afghanistan will not pull back until Tehran's terms for peace with the Taleban are met, Iran's defence minister told a visiting U.N. special envoy, diplomats said on Tuesday. They said Rear-Admiral Ali Shamkhani made the statement to the U.N. special envoy on Afghanistan, Lakhdar Brahimi, in talks in Tehran on Monday... FULL TEXT

Italian foreign trade minister in Iran to drum up business

TEHRAN, Oct 6 (AFP) - Italian Foreign Trade Minister Augusto Fantozzi is in Tehran to discuss developing economic ties as relations between Iran and its second-largest European trading partner continue to expand. Giorgio Fossa, president of the employers' association Cofindustria, arrived in Tehran Sunday with a delegation of 120 business executives representing 80 Italian companies... FULL TEXT

Iran cuts industry funding as oil income falls

TEHRAN, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Iran, facing a sharp fall in its oil income, has drastically cut government allocations to mines and industries, a senior parliament deputy said on Tuesday. Mohammad Baqer Nobakht, a leading member of the parliament's budget commission, said state hard currency funding for industries was cut to $360 million in the six months to September, from $1.85 billion in the same period a year earlier, Iranian television reported ... FULL TEXT

Soccer team prepares for Asian Games

TEHRAN, (Hamshahri) - Latest news from the Iranian national team's training camp as it prepare for the upcoming Asian Games... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

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