Thursday May 13, 1999 / Ordibehesht 23, 1378, No. 725
Have you ever noticed, when the plate is set down in front of us? Our whole facial expression changes, the look in our eyes becomes one of love, or shall I say, lust? We would eye the mound of rice, double check the location of raw onions on the table, roll up our sleeves, and start greasing the fluffy, separate, and slightly under-cooked rice with butter or egg yokes. Then the sumac will be sprinkled on the kabab, and with foreplay out of the way, the actual lovemaking would commence. This is complete and total bliss. Even fava bean rice with lamb shank wouldn't compare, let alone Kung Pao Chicken with salt-less, sticky rice. Give me a break! ... GO TO FEATURE
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1001 Persian-English Proverbs
A cultural gap is growing between Iranian adults and youth residing outside of Iran. Young Iranians are strongly influenced by Western culture, while the adults struggle with Western culture and try to maintain their homeland's traditions. A bridge is needed to overcome the gap.
Simin Habibian compiled "1001 Persian-English Proverbs" with this in mind ... GO TO BOOK
Iran's Khatami holds talks with ally Syria
DAMASCUS, May 13 (Reuters) - Iranian President Mohammad Khatami met Syrian leader Hafez al-Assad on Thursday in Damascus, the first stop in a landmark tour aimed at bettering Tehran's ties with its Arab neighbours. Khatami, accompanied by Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi, is expected to bolster Tehran's strong ties with regional ally Syria which has promised to help the moderate Iranian leader in his quest for warmer regional relations ... FULL TEXT
Tehran city council narrows list of mayoral candidates to nine
TEHRAN, May 13 (AFP) - Tehran city council has narrowed the list of 74 applicants to be the capital's new mayor to nine serious candidates, a conservative English-language daily said Thursday. "Out of a total of 74 candidates nominated by different groups, organizations and guilds, nine have been chosen by the Tehran city council for the post of Tehran mayorship," Kayhan International quoted the council's spokeswoman, Saddiqeh Vasmaqi, as saying ... FULL TEXT
Iran protests to Turkey over border killings
TEHRAN, May 13 (Reuters) - Iran has protested to Turkey over the reported killing of seven Iranians in a border region, amid rising tension between the two neighbours, newspapers reported on Thursday. They quoted the Iranian Foreign Ministry as saying it summoned Turkey's ambassador on Wednesday to receive Iran's protest over the incident ... FULL TEXT
Senior clerics denounce any resumption of ties with U.S.
TEHRAN, May 13 (AFP) - Senior Iranian clerics denounced any resumption of ties between Tehran and Washington, its arch-foe since the 1979 Islamic revolution, in a statement issued on Thursday after their annual meeting here. The clerics stressed the "Islamic Republic's unbending stance towards the great American Satan" given that "the US still continues its hostile policies towards Iran." ... FULL TEXT
Iran holds day of solidarity with Kosovo Albanians
TEHRAN, May 13 (AFP) - Hundreds of tents sprang up all over Tehran Thursday to collect donations for the victims of the war in Kosovo, as Iran held a day of solidarity with the Kosovar Moslems ... FULL TEXT
Editor of communist newsletter quits
May 13, 1999 (Press Release) - Laila Danesh, editor of Iranian Communist Workers Party's "The International" newsletter, has quit in protest against the policies of party ... FULL IMAGE TEXT IN PERSIAN
The U.S. and the Caspian
May 12, (Petroleum Economist) - So important to US strategic interests has the Caspian become, that in July 1998, US President Bill Clinton created the Office of the Special Advisor to the President and the Secretary of State for Caspian Basin Energy Diplomacy. Ambassador Richard Morningstar was appointed to the office. As overseer of US policy in the region, he has strongly backed proposals to build a main exporting corridor for Caspian energy to the West. Ambassador Morningstar spoke to Derek Brower ... FULL TEXT
Iranian girl learns surgery's not for the best
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - An Iranian teen-ager's hopes for surgery that would restore vision in one eye were dashed when, after an exhausting trip to America, doctors determined the operation might do more harm than good. But doctors say they have not given up all hope, and are contacting experts across the country for other opinions ... FULL TEXT
Miran: "Europe's Hercules"
Updated May 12
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Mehdi Asghary is a Judo coach in Holland where his pal Mahmoud Miran is a sensation.
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