Wednesday May 26, 1999 / Khordad 5, 1378, No. 734
Book of the Week
Home, Exile, Homeland
Global changes in capital, power, technology, and the media have caused massive shifts in how we define home and community, leaving redrawn territories and globalized contexts. Ranging from intensely personal to highly theoretical, the contributors explore our complex negotiation of "home" and "homeland" in a postmodern world ... GO TO BOOK
Conservative reappointed head of Iranian state radio, television
TEHRAN, May 26 (AFP) - Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday reappointed the conservative head of state radio and television to another five-year term and called for renewed commitment to the ideological struggle. Ali Larijani, 43, who served as minister of culture and Islamic guidance from 1992 to 1994, was reappointed as director of Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), the official IRNA news agency said ... FULL TEXT
Protestors attacked, several arrested
May 26, (Alliance for Defense of Human Rights in Iran) - News reports from Iran indicate that several students, including a student leader, Mr. Manouchehr Mohammadi Secretary General of the National Association of Iranian Students and Alumni, have been kidnapped from Tehran University. Their whereabouts are unknown ... FULL TEXT
Khatami urges clergy to take "present-day realities" into account
TEHRAN, May 26 (AFP) - Iran's reformist President Mohammad Khatami has urged members of the Shiite Moslem clergy to take "present-day realities" and the needs of the country's youth into account, the official IRNA news agency reported Wednesday ... FULL TEXT
Guards Corps commander says country should not change its policies
May 21 (IRNA-BBC) - Lt-Gen Seyyed Yahya Rahim-Safavi, commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, has said that there was there "no need" for the country to change its policies, given that the USA continued to maintain its efforts to undermine national unity ... FULL TEXT
Ex-defence minister to run Iran oil company
DUBAI, May 26 (Reuters) - A former Iranian defence minister will soon be named managing director of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) to transform the state concern into a more competitive global player, a company official said on Wednesday. The NIOC official told Reuters Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh would soon appoint Mohammad Forouzandeh as the first NIOC managing director in 14 years who is not the oil minister ... FULL TEXT
Iran "close to Caspian pipeline deal"
LONDON, May 26 (Reuters) - Iran is close to securing a deal with a Chinese consortium of oil companies for construction of a $347 million Caspian Sea oil pipeline through northern Iran, a senior Iranian oil official said on Wednesday ... FULL TEXT
Students protest against exam questions
Tehran (Hamshahri) -- Hundreds of boy and girl students took to the streets in Tehran to protest against what they called ridiculously difficult questions in an 11th grade physics exam... FULL IMAGE TEXT IN PERSIAN
Heshmat Mohajerani's return from exile?
Tehran (Iran daily) -- Heshmat Mohajerani, Iran's head coach in the 1978 World Cup, has reached an agreement to take over as the technical manager of Esteqlal club. Mohajerani has been coaching Arab teams for much of the past 20 years ... FULL IMAGE TEXT IN PERSIAN
Iran "best Asian team"
Tehran (Iran daily) -- Iran was Asia's best team in 1998, according to the Asian Football Federation. Ali Daei and Mehdi Mahdavi-Kia have also been selected in the All-Asia team ... FULL IMAGE TEXT IN PERSIAN
Asian wrestling games begin
Updated May 26
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Including a video clip of pop music in IRAN.
NASA's version of 1999: A Space Odyssey.
[President Khatami's government has been] active in the cultural and political fields, and asleep as far as the economic sector is concerned.
Mohammad Reza Bahonar, an opposition leader in the the Majlis
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