Thursday, April 22, 1999 / Ordibehesht 2, 1378, No. 713
Book of the Week
The Hand of Poetry
In 13th century Persia, spiritual teaching was given in the guise of poetry. From this vast treasury, Coleman Barks has selected a broad assortment of poems form the works of Sanai, Attar, Rumi, Saadi, and Hafiz. These are combined with the lectures originally given by Inayat Khan in San Fransisco during 1923, which discuss the signifigance of the poets for our lives. The book is quite possibly the best anthology of Persian Sufi Poets currently available ... GO TO BOOK
Khatami defends aide against impeachment bid
TEHRAN, April 22 (Reuters) - Iranian President Mohammad Khatami defended his moderate culture minister against impeachment proceedings launched by hardline parliamentary deputies and expressed hope he would survive the motion, newspapers said on Thursday ... FULL TEXT
Culture minister's impeachment debate next week
TEHRAN, April 22 (AFP) - The Iranian parliament said Thursday it would hear an impeachment motion against moderate Culture Minister Ataollah Mohajerani next week as the minister lashed out at the move as "totally political." Mohajerani will be called before all 270 deputies next Wednesday to defend himself against a censure motion launched by 31 conservative MPs ... FULL TEXT
Conservatives step up attacks on reformers
TEHRAN, April 22 (AFP) - An impeachment bill against a key minister, pressure on the press, the jailing of a liberal cleric -- these are just the latest attacks on Iran's reform movement by the conservative regime. Political tensions, already high for several weeks, reached a new crescendo Wednesday with the submission to parliament of a censure motion against Culture Minister Ataollah Mohajerani ... FULL TEXT
Iraq accuses Iran of attack plan
Thursday, April 22, 1999, BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq has accused Iran of using the violent actions of an Iranian opposition group to justify a possible attack against Iraq. The accusation came in a letter from Iraq's foreign minister that was delivered to U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Wednesday. Iraq's official news agency issued a copy of the letter ... FULL TEXT
Germany, Iran look to improve relations
BONN, April 22 (Reuters) - German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer may visit Iran in the second half of this year as part of efforts to improve relations, his ministry said on Thursday after he met Iranian counterpart Kamal Kharazzi ... FULL TEXT
Iran's NIOC gets $500 mln from Asia
TEHRAN, April 22 (Reuters) - The National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) secured about $500 million from Asian banks in April in exchange for guarantees that the money would be paid back from future oil sales, an NIOC official said on Thursday ... FULL TEXT
National team getting ready
Tehran (Iran daily) - The Iranian national soccer team is getting ready for its friendly matches in Canada and South America. Players who are in foreign teams are expected to be called to join ... FULL PERSIAN IMAGE TEXT
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A laugh a minute, once a day.
The assimilation process which begins with the first arrival ends eventually with the arrival of the first, an offspring born in the new environment. Despite all parental efforts and directions to the contrary, the environment claims the child as its own. That child is born not on the cultural island which the parents have carved out, but rather he is born in the melting pot. Mom and dad remain forever pieces of cucumber, tomato, or a lump, providing the child's first brush with an incomprehensible nostalgia.
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Musician of the Week
Four melodies from his recent CD.