Tuesday October 31, 2000 / Aban 10, 1379, No. 1097
Rah-e Kargar: Women wrapped in tradition and oppression >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Kayhan: Is Mohajerani resigning or not? >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
The eye that even glances at that flower
Will fill the heavens with its groaning roar.
Thousand-year-old wine won't send you insane
As much as love that's spent a year in vain.
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Khatami arrives in Japan
TOKYO (AP) - Iran on Tuesday dismissed concerns by Japan that it is developing missiles with technology provided by North Korea (news - web sites), a Japanese official said. Japanese Foreign Minister Yohei Kono told his Iranian counterpart, Kamal Kharrazi, that Tokyo was worried about the similarity between Iran's ballistic missiles and those of North Korea, according to the Japanese Foreign Ministry >>> FULL TEXT
Sentences of Jews to be reviewed
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's prosecutor general will review the sentences of 10 Iranian Jews convicted of cooperating with Israel, and his decision on the spy case will be final, a judiciary official said Tuesday. ``If the prosecutor general decides that the final sentences passed by the courts are contrary to the law, he would demand reconsideration,'' said Hossein Ali Amiri, the judiciary chief of the southern Fars province, where the Jews were tried >>> FULL TEXT
Parliament moves to close loophole that helped press crackdown
TEHRAN, Oct 31 (AFP) - The Iranian parliament made a bid Tuesday to block further press closures by passing a motion to wipe out a legal loophole used by the conservative courts to shutter a number of papers >>> FULL TEXT
IIran says its missile programme is independent
TOKYO, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Iran's missile programme is purely defensive and was developed independent of foreign powers, including North Korea, Iranian Foreign Affairs minister Kamal Kharrazi told his Japanese counterpart, Yohei Kono, on Tuesday >>> FULL TEXT
Iranian ballistic missile test fails, says Jane's
LONDON, Oct 31 (AFP) - Iran's third flight test of its Shahab-3 medium-range ballistic missile was a failure, according to the specialised British monthly Jane's Intelligence Review (JIR) >>> FULL TEXT
Japan-Iran oil negotiation rights deal near-MITI
TOKYO, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Japan is close to a deal to acquire negotiation rights for developing Iran's Azadegan oil field, the world's biggest undeveloped field, the Japanese Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) said on Tuesday >>> FULL TEXT
Iran to give Japan negotiating rights to develop major oil field: reports
Syria-Iran pipeline to be reopened in November - MEES report
October 31, Nicosia (dpa) - Iraq and Syria were reported Tuesday to have agreed to reopen next month a strategic oil export pipeline in a step that will initially add 200,000 barrels per day to supplies on the international market-besides making another significant dent in U.N. sanctions against Iraq >>> FULL TEXT
Bahmanara & Golshiri
Mehrjouie going with locals
Tehran (Aftab-e Yazd) -- For the first time ever, Daryoush Mehrjouie will not make a film with professional actors. His next film, "Bemani," is going to be made in Ilam province with a scrip he wrote with Mohammadi-Pour >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
One out of five "excellent" - Taqvaie
Tehran (Aftab-e Yazd) -- Film director Nasser Taqvaie, a jury member at the short films festival, says 20 percent of the 50 films submitted are "excellent", but many of the the documentary films are not very good because they stray from the truth >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Talebi out, Brazilian coach in?
Tehran (Hamshahri) -- Football federation head Mohesen Safaie Farahani has accepted the resignation of national team coach Jalal Talebi. Now there's a possibility that a Brazilian coach may be hired to take over -- at least for now >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Let's put Lebanon behind and get on with it
Tehran (Hamshahri) -- Commentary: There's no point in beating ourselves to death over the national soccer team's disappointing performance in the Asian Cup. We have important matches coming up very soon. Let's get our act together >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Basketball player with the pros in Italy
Judicairy's new rule on revelation of state secrets
The Judicial Organisation of the Armed Forces has been instructed to prosecute those accused of revealing state secrets. The move comes after former intelligence minister commented on the serial political killings in which he implied that the main ring leader in the case was killed and did not commit suicide as was officially announced >>> LISTEN HERE
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Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
-- George Bernard Shaw
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