Tuesday, April 25, 2000 / Ordibehesht 6, 1379, No. 967
* Too much politics
Reza M. writes: I just thought I point out to you that your content is increasingly focused on politics ["Anger & despair"]. I along with my wife and many others were much more interested in the cultural notes and debates that you had going on.
We're interested more in Iranians living here, and also Iranians who went to Iran and came back, amongst many other rhings. There are plenty of news sites, but so few sites that offer cultural insight and discussions.
Iran waives ban on daily, protests mount
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's hardline judiciary lifted a ban on a popular pro-reform daily, allowing it to appear on newsstands Tuesday, but 13 other publications remained closed. Sobh-e Emrouz newspaper, whose publisher Saeed Hajjarian was gravely wounded in an assassination bid last month, was ordered closed late Monday afternoon, journalists told Reuters >>> FULL TEXT
Hard-liners boost Khatami pressure
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's hard-liners have stepped up pressure on President Mohammad Khatami, annulling another election result in a legislative district won by a moderate Khatami ally. Alarmed by the sound beating they took from reformists in February's legislative elections, hard-liners are trying to roll back Khatami's reforms in a bid to protect their own rule >>> FULL TEXT
Arrest warrant issued for Eshkevari
TEHRAN, April 25 (Reuters) - Iran's hardline clerical court has issued an arrest warrant for an outspoken cleric who took part in a seminar in Berlin on the reform movement, the official IRNA news agency said on Tuesday >>> FULL TEXT
Trial of Hajarian attack suspects open
TEHRAN, April 25 (AFP) - The trial of 10 defendants accused of planning the assassination of leading Iranian reformist Said Hajarian last month opened here Tuesday amid extreme political tension in the country >>> FULL TEXT
Iran's reforms "will continue": Deputy foreign minister
OSLO, April 25 (AFP) - Reform in Iran will continue despite the suspension of 13 pro-reform publications, the country's deputy foreign minister for Europe and America, Morteza Sarmadi, said Tuesday during a visit to Oslo >>> FULL TEXT
Iran seeks to expand improved ties with Saudi to all Persian Gulf states
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, April 25 (AFP) - Iranian Defence Minister Ali Shamkhani, in Saudi Arabia on a groundbreaking visit, said Tuesday that Iran wants good ties with all Persian Gulf states, including the United Arab Emirates with which it has an islands dispute >>> FULL TEXT
Iran offers to build plants for Jordan water project: paper
AMMAN, April 25 (AFP) - Iran has offered Jordan technical assistance it says will lower the cost of the planned Disi project to pump water from southern Jordan to the capital, a newspaper reported on Tuesday >>> FULL TEXT
Three Iranian films get French distributors
Tehran (Ham-Mihan) - French companies get distribution rights for Samira Makhmalbaf's "Takhteh Siaah" (Blackboard), Mohammad Hassan Yekta-Panah's "Jomeh" (Friday) and Bahman Qobadi's "Zamaani baraay-e masti-ye asb -haa" (A time for drunken horses) >>> FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN
Poet: Praise for Abdolrezaie
Censors should use more common sense
Tehran (Mosharekat) - President Khatami and Guidance Minister Ataollah Mohajerani deserve praise for the wider of variety of books made available to the public during the past year. But there's one "small problem": The censors should be reasonable in their reviews >>> FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN
Iran 3 - Australia 3
Iran Sports Press - The Iranian Under 17 national soccer team drew with Australian under 17 team 3-3 in a friendly match in Italy. On April 23 the promising Iranian team thrashed the US Under 17 team 8-1.
Al-Nasr wants long-term contract with Karimi
Iran Sports Press - According to sources at Al-Nasr Club, Amir Abedini, the director of Persepolis Club, is currently in Dubai along with Ali Karimi to negotiate long term contracts with Al-Nasr >>> FULL TEXT
Khakpour on trading block
Iran Sports Press - New York/New Jersey head coach Octavio Zambrano has decided to put Mohammad Khakpour on the trading block. After a 3-2 NY/NJ victory over D.C. United in extra-time, Coach Zambrano told Iran Sports Press that he has been "very disappointed with Khakpour's performance" and "he has not been playing to his potential." >>> FULL TEXT
Arrest warrant for Eshkevari
Today, April 25 2000, the Special Court for Clerics in Tehran served a subpoena on Hojatoleslam Hassan Mousavi Eshkevari accusing him of acting against state security and insulting Islam. Mr. Eshkevari was one of the participants on the three day Iran after the Election conference held in Berlin, Germany. Saeed Yekta finds out Mr. Eshkevari's reactions to the subpoena.>>> LISTEN HERE
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