Wednesday May 19, 1999 / Ordibehesht 29, 1378, No. 729
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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
Khatami seen strengthening Saudi ties
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, May 19 (Reuters) - Iranian President Mohammad Khatami wrapped up his historic, confidence-building visit to former regional rival Saudi Arabia on Wednesday before heading to Qatar on the last leg of his Arab tour. Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saudi al-Faisal said in comments carried by the Saudi Press Agency that talks had built confidence between the two countries and would help them ``perform an important role in ending differences in the region.'' ... FULL TEXT
Khatami visits Qatar on final leg of Arab tour
Iran leader opposes easing ban on satellite TV
TEHRAN, May 19 (Reuters) - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has opposed easing a ban on satellite television which clerical leaders blame for spreading ``corrupt'' Western culture, newspapers reported on Wednesday ... FULL TEXT
Opposition leader's driver not abducted - paper
Tehran, (Neshat) -- The personal driver of Ebrahim Yazdi, leader of the opposition Freedom Movement of Iran, has not been abducted, as reported earlier. He was called to appear in court ... FULL IMAGE TEXT IN PERSIAN
Iran denies Cypriot parliamentary speaker attacked in Tehran
TEHRAN, May 18 (AFP) - Iran on Tuesday denied newspaper reports that Cypriot parliament speaker Sypros Kyprianou had been the target of a bomb attack in Tehran. "Based on (our) investigations, such reports are totally unfounded," the official news agency IRNA quoted an unidentified Iranian foreign ministry official as saying ... FULL TEXT
Firm oil, political optimism boost Iran stocks
TEHRAN, May 19 (Reuters) - A rise in oil prices and optimism about Iran's political and economic situation have fuelled a rise of more than nine percent in Iranian stocks since March, brokers said on Wednesday. The Tehran Stock Exchange's all-share index, which closed its trading week to Wednesday at 1,665.77 points, has made up the 6.2 percent it lost in 1998 and now stands 2.1 percent higher than at the end of 1997 ... FULL TEXT
Aid groups seek more help for refugees in Iran
TEHRAN, May 19 (Reuters) - International humanitarian organisations are to meet in Iran later this month to appeal for more assistance to the two million refugees in the country, a coordinating group said on Wednesday ... FULL TEXT
Iran plans to step up trade in oil derivatives
LONDON, May 19 (Reuters) - Iran is hatching plans to use risk management tools for far more of its crude oil sales after a successful coup during this year's rapid price rally, Iranian sources said on Wednesday ... FULL TEXT
Alcohol and pornographic films seized in Iran
TEHRAN, May 17 (AFP) - Iranian police have seized 2,500 liters (650 gallons) of alcohol produced in a Tehran workshop, as well a considerable number of pornographic CD-Roms and videotapes, Kayhan paper reported Monday ... FULL TEXT
Pour-Hedari in trouble?
Tehran, (Neshat) -- National soccer team head coach Mansour Pour-Heydari has told his superiors that he will not accompany the team to Canada. Apparently he's not happy with the "lack of cooperation" from the soccer federation. Also he is more concerned with about his coaching responsibilities at Fajr Siasi, the soccer team from Shiraz. The national team is due in Canada in a few weeks to play in an international tournament ... FULL IMAGE TEXT IN PERSIAN
Updated May 19
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