Thursday, October 22, 1998 / Mehr 30, 1377, No. 589
Bergman and I
I had the pleasure of having dinner with an Iranian artist in London last week. By all accounts, he's a living legend. I didn't have very much to say, preferring to listen and observe. When I spoke, I asked questions about other artists, mostly writers.
I was curious to hear his views on contemporary Iranian literature. I threw several big names at him. But he wasn't impressed. Then, as if to say there's some hope, he asked, "Have you read 'Hichkaak va aghaa baaji'?" Yes, I said, eyebrows raised... GO TO FEATURE
Constituionalist Movement of Iran on upcoming elections
The West Los Angeles Lincoln Club, The Iranian American Republican Council and Los Angeles Community Dentists invite you to a reception in honor of State Treasurer Matt Fong California's Next United States Senator.
Date & Time: Wednesday, October 28, 1998 at 5:30 p.m.
Place: Duece's Supper Club, 2020 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica
$250 per person, business attire
* Scholarship: Student scholarship, northern California
Book of the Week
Translated by Haleh Pourafzal, Roger Montgomery
Clinton blocks family from moves against Iran
WASHINGTON, Oct 21 (Reuters) - President Bill Clinton on Wednesday blocked part of a bill that would have allowed the family of an American student killed in the Gaza Strip to collect damages by attaching Iranian government property. But the White House said it would discuss the possibility of attaching Iranian commercial properties with... FULL TEXT
Iran polls provoke more shrugs than passion
TEHRAN, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Iranians from many walks of life look ahead to Friday's election for an obscure body of Shi'ite Moslem theologians and ask what difference it will make to them. The polls for the clergy-based Assemby of Experts, which appoints and can dismiss Iran's supreme leader, have been billed by conservative clerics as crucial to the survival of Iran's Islamic system. Voting, they say, is a religious duty ... FULL TEXT
Iran may extradite US rape suspect
CAIRO, Egypt, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Iran has offered to extradite a U.S. citizen charged with rape in the United States in what would mark the first law enforcement cooperation between the two countries in two decades. A U.S. law enforcement official in Cairo says today Iranian officials made the offer through Interpol, the International Criminal Police Organization, of which both countries are members... FULL TEXT
Many demands of Iranian refugees' met
October 21, 1998 (International Federation of Iranian
Refugees) - The sit-in of 200 Iranian refugees in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan,
in protest to the policies and practices of the United Nations High Commissioner
for Refugees (UNHCR) - Iraq, has ended. (See earlier statement) Faced with
local pressure from the sit-in participants as well international pressure
coordinated by the International Federation of Iranian Refugees (IFIR),
the UNHCR finally addressed many of the legitimate demands of the refugees...
Mohajerani to coach olympic team?
TEHRAN, (Hamshahri) - Heshmat Mohajerani, the former
coach of the Iranian national football team is being cosidered as the head
coach of the Iranian olympic soccer team. Mohajerani has been coaching in
Arab states since the 1979 revoltion... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN
Source: Sehaty Exchange (U.S.) Tel:602-595-0777
This site, believe it or not, has been created in Iran by Iranian Institute of Contemporary Historical Studies. Amazing picture show...
It seems that we are making excuses, by talking about what the Mongols
and the Arabs and the Greeks did to us that makes us the way we are. What
does that have to do with Iranians that have lived their whole lives here [in the U.S.]?
Photo of the Day
Musician of the Week
Five songs from his greatest hits album.
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