The Iranian Times

Thursday, September 24, 1998 / Mehr 2, 1377, No. 569

Sehaty Foreign Exchange

Shahin & Sepehr




    Shokouh Mirzadegi

    An excerpt from Beegaaneh-ee dar man (An Alien in Me), a novel by Shokouh Mirzadegi (third edition, 1996, Ketab Corp) (in Persian) ... GO TO PAGE ONE


Familiar sound

He's one of Iran's new generation of Pop singers. But he sings in the old style -- if you consider Dariush old... LISTEN HERE

* Not ALL Iranian women selfish

Jessica Asgari writes: I am a 21-year-old female, half-Persian and half-American. I agree on many points of your opinion and disagree on others ["I'm NOT a rug"]. I tell people that I am Persian, not because I am ashamed of where I was born and raised for half of my life, but because I think it sounds beautiful (Iranina/Persian its all the same).

I believe that it is great that you are trying make people stop to think of who they are and what they are doing. However I believe that you are also closed minded, you just labeled all Iranian females as selfish, disrespectful, degrading people with low self esteem, and I did not appreciate being labeled as such... FULL TEXT

* Kayf kardam

Rod Jalali writes: Good job ["Iraj Mirza poem"]... Kayf kardam... Dast-e shomaa dard nakoneh... Keep-up the good work...

* Alavi's mystical installations, Santa Clara


Contemporary artist Seyed Alavi seeks to capture the ecstatic experiences of poets and mystics from varied cultures and spiritual backgrounds. For this exhibition, he has created installations using common, everyday materials with which he hopes "to inspire thinking and contemplation." Opening Friday, September 25, 1998 7 p.m. de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University. RSVP 408-554-4528

* Musical: Last chance: "Seven Valleys" in Berkeley
* Film: "Adam barfi" ("The Snow Man) in Berkeley

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Rushdie: "Sounds like it's over"

LONDON, (BBC) - Audio clip of Salman Rushdie's reaction to Iran's announcement that it will not hurt him or support those who have put a price on his head...LISTEN HERE

UK, Iran raise ties after Rushdie agreement

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Britain and Iran sealed a landmark agreement to restore full diplomatic relations on Thursday after Tehran formally dissociated itself from a death edict against British writer Salman Rushdie. British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook described the deal with Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi as historic. It was reached more than nine years after the late revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini condemned the author of ``The Satanic Verses'' to death for blaspheming Islam... FULL TEXT

PEN asks for release of Tous reporters

"Our letter to you today comes with a grave sense of urgency as we are disturbed by reports that that the daily newspaper Tous was banned on September 16, 1998, on charges that it published articles in conflict with Iran's national interests and security"... FULL TEXT

Stricter press law in the works?

TEHRAN (Hamshahri) - Conservative members of the Majlis are considering an amendment to the press law giving prosecutors greater power to shut down liberal papers ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

Iran #2 in Asian Judo

TEHRAN (Hamshahri) - Iran took second place in Asian Judo championships ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

New soccer coach on future plans

TEHRAN (Hamshahri) - Mansour Pourheydari says the national soccer team will begin training in three weeks. He says he's against "player-worshipping," ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

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It means everything - it means freedom.

Salman Rushdie, after hearing Iran's latest assurances that it will not carry out Atayollah Khomeini's fatwa
Sept 24, 1998

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