Wednesday June 23, 1999 / Tir 2, 1378, No. 754
In this insightful study of Iranian cultural history and national identity, Shahrokh Meskoob, one of Iran's leading intellectuals, reviews the roles of three social classes in the development and refinement of the Persian language during the past one thousand years and gives the reader a fresh perspective on Iranian cultural heritage and the struggle to forge a distinct national identity ... GO TO BOOK
Fear for Safety of Journalists
June 22, (Amnesty International) - Amnesty International is concerned for the safety of Heshmatollah Tabarzadi, editor-in-chief of the weekly newsletter Hoveyat-e-Khish (Our Identity), and Hossein Kashani, its director, who have been arrested after questioning about publishing information contrary to "public order and the public interest" ... FULL TEXT
Coroner says jailed suspected killer died of arsenic poisoning
June 23, (BBC Monitoring - Iranian TV) - As you have heard in the news, one of the agents of the recent suspicious killings, named Sa'id Emami, has committed suicide. In order to clarify the matter and provide you with more information, the correspondents from the Central News Unit talked to the coroner and the doctor who, with his colleagues, made an extensive effort to save Sa'id Emami's life ... FULL TEXT
Iran Denies U.S. Charges of Military Buildup
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran Wednesday angrily denied charges by a U.S. official that it was trying to acquire weapons of mass destruction, and accused Washington of trying to mislead regional opinion in an effort to sell more arms. ... FULL TEXT
Loans to Iran Stall After Arrest of Jews
June 23, 1999 (Washington Post) - A quiet undertaking at the World Bank over the past 15 months to rehabilitate Iran for assistance has suffered a setback. Industrious and delicate efforts to revive Iran's eligibility for soft loans in social development sectors have been stymied by the Tehran government's arrest of 13 Jewish Iranians on unproved charges of espionage, according to a number of World Bank officials and diplomats ... FULL TEXT
Iran Says to Compensate Industrialists for Seizures
TEHRAN, June 23 (Reuters) - Iran's government, trying to woo investors including Iranian exiles, said on Wednesday it would pay compensation for some of the factories seized after the 1979 Islamic revolution ... FULL TEXT
Iran Air to Resume Flights to Beirut
TEHRAN (June 23) XINHUA - Iran Air, the Iranian national carrier, announced on Wednesday that it would resume flights to Beirut, capital of Lebanon after two decades of break. The airlines has scheduled two flights a week to Beirut as of Sunday, the Islamic Republic News Agency reported ... FULL TEXT
American film gets two thumbs up from Iranian critics
TEHRAN, June 22 (AFP) - Iran said Tuesday it was prepared to accept US participation in economic projects related to the exploitation of the Caspian Sea, while voicing strong opposition to any Israeli role in the region.... FULL TEXT
Films will face censorship board AFTER completion
Tehran, (Neshat) - An American film recently secreened in Iran for the general public has received the highest rating from Iranian critics, who liked more than Kiarostami's "A Taste of Cherry" ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN
"Two women", "Takhti" and "Love + 2"
Daei signs joins Berlin
Pocket money for Hashemian
Azizi setting conditions
Updated June 23
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A Sufi order "serving a congregation of about 400,000 people in its global network of centers."
"Kool stuf" for kids.
dast dar kaaseh va mosht dar pishani.
(Don't bite the hand that feeds you)
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