Wednesday, April 7, 1999 / Farvardin 18, 1378, No. 702
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Zan newspaper confiscated
April 7, 1999 TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Authorities confiscated copies of an Iranian newspaper Wednesday after the daily defied a ban imposed for printing a cartoon deemed insulting to Islam, its editor said. Court officials, citing the cartoon as well as a letter the paper published from Iran's former empress, Farah Diba, said the moderate Zan newspaper will be banned from publishing until after the case goes to court. A trial date was not released ... FULL TEXT
Banned Iran paper's head slams court, conservatives
TEHRAN, April 7 (Reuters) - A prominent reformist Iranian newspaper editor on Wednesday blasted the banning of her daily by an Islamic court as part of an attack by conservatives on moderate backers of President Mohammad Khatami. Faezeh Hashemi also said the court had exceeded its jurisdiction in ordering an indefinite ban on her daily Zan (Woman) for quoting Iran's former empress and printing a cartoon it deemed anti-Islamic, the Iranian news agency IRNA reported ... FULL TEXT
Moderates under increasing pressure from Islamic conservatives
TEHRAN, April 7 (AFP) - Iran's moderates warned Wednesday that the regime's conservatives are trying to roll back their stunning electoral successes with a new series of crackdowns on leading reformers. "The conservatives want to block moderates supporting the president (Mohammad Khatami) ahead of next year's legislative elections," said Faezeh Hashemi, a leading moderate MP whose newspaper Zan was slapped with an indefinite ban on Tuesday ... FULL TEXT
Iraq to ask Iran to hand over refugees - paper
BAGHDAD, April 7 (Reuters) - An Iraqi newspaper said on Wednesday that Iraq would ask Iran to return back thousands of Iraqi refugees who fled the country after the 1991 Gulf War. ``Iraq will ask Iran to hand over refugees on the Iranian side after Iraq has handed all Iranian refugees to Tehran,'' the weekly newspaper al-Ilam (Information) said ... FULL TEXT
UN: Iran and Vietnam win 1999 United Nations population award
6 April 1999 NEW YORK (UNFPA) -- Dr. Seyed Alireza Marandi, former Minister of Health and Medical Education of Iran, and the Vietnam National Committee for Population and Family Planning will share the 1999 United Nations Population Award. The Award is presented annually by the Committee of the United Nations Population Award to individuals and institutions which have made outstanding contributions to increasing the awareness of population problems and to their solutions ... FULL TEXT
Sweden lodges bribery complaint against its Teheran embassy
STOCKHOLM, April 7 (AFP) - Sweden's Foreign Ministry has taken the unusual step of lodging a formal complaint with police here against its embassy in Teheran over allegations of bribery, ministry officials confirmed Wednesday ... FULL TEXT
Conference on petrochemical industry
tehran, april 7, irna -- international meetings on investment in iran's petrochemical industry is to be held in tehran from april 19-20 and at imam khomeini port (khuzestan province) on april 21 to introduce opportunities for investment in iranian petrochemical industry. deputy oil minister mohammad-reza nematzadeh told reporters here on wednesday that 160 representatives from economic and banking institutes and engineering and industrial centers from 30 countries in europe, asia, the middle east and the u.s. have applied for visas to attend the session. ... FULL TEXT
Iranian army team in world championships
Marathon in Tehran
Iran in ABC's "The Century"
ABC television has put a new/documentary series together called 'The Century', highlighting the key events of the 20th century (from an American perspective). Each episode, except the sixth, covers two of the above. The sixth is exclusively about Iran. Please share this with your friends and family ... MORE INFO
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I wonder how far Jimmy's horizon stretches beyond those barbed wires and the grey skies. He told me once, if he laid flat on his back and stared at the sky, he could see the end of the universe. And that is his horizon. I guess in the world of the convicted, the horizon spreads vertically.
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Ali Sabaie handed a tape and said there were a lot of rare Googoosh tracks on it. Rare indeed!