Tuesday October 10, 2000 / Mehr 19, 1379, No. 1082
Haven't seen the latest movie? The one your cousin who lives in the States told you about? No problem. Just ask. Mornings, evenings or even late at night. You can get anything you want from these guys. Some own newspaper kiosks and just as you are about to pay them for a magazine they'll say, " I've got a lot more stuff down here you might want to look at. I've also got movies and some pretty cool music videos. I've even got Kourosh's new song." "No thanks," I reply and I leave wondering: who in the world is Kourosh?...
Well, I'm very very curious. I finally risk danger and ask one to show me what he has. He takes me down into a bookstore, yells something to the salesman and opens a door leading into a room full of boxes >>> GO TO FEATURE
Rah-e Kargar: First declaration from Tabarzadi's Iranian People's Democratic Front >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Kayhan: What kind of velayat are we talking about? >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
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I wrote a poem that made my love angry
At me, or at the measure of my verse.
'Tell me then,' I said, 'What should I write?'
Said she, 'Tell me, what poem could contain me?'
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Teen killed as Iran town protests for third day
TEHRAN, Oct 10 (Reuters) - One teenager has died in three days of demonstrations in northwest Iran over demands for better public services, the Qods newspaper said on Tuesday. The protests broke out on Saturday in the town of Ajabshir, 75 km (46 miles) south of the regional capital Tabriz, over demands for better telephone services >>> FULL TEXT
Dissident student leader freed after two days in jail
October 9, 2000, TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - A dissident student leader was freed on bail Sunday after two days in police custody apparently for launching a political party seeking wide-ranging democratic reforms, his wife said Sunday. Heshmatollah Tabarzadi was arrested Friday by plainclothes police immediately after the first meeting of the newly founded Iranian People's Democratic Front, Mahbobeh Alinaqian told The Associated Press >>> FULL TEXT
Four reformers banned from attending symposium in Mashhad
TEHRAN, Oct 10 (AFP) - Four prominent Iranian reformers have been banned from entering the provincial city of Mashhad to attend a symposium on the life and work of Ali Shariati, an early proponent of liberal Islam, the conservative Kayhan newspaper reported Tuesday. The four, which the newspaper described as "problematic people," were identified as Abdolkarim Sorush, Mohsen Kadivar, Hashem Aqajari and Habibollah Peyman, were said to be unwelcome in Mashhad, because it is an important Shiite Muslim holy sit >>> FULL TEXT
Reformist cleric tried behind closed doors
TEHRAN, Oct 10 (AFP) - Reformist cleric Hassan Yussefi Eshkevari, accused of acting againststate security after taking part in a Berlin seminar considered to be anti-Islamic, has been tried in secret, press reports said Tuesday. The reformist daily Aftab-e-Yazd said the ultra-conservative Special Court for Clergy religious court tried him Saturday but had no information on any verdict >>> FULL TEXT
Prosecution of independent cleric condemned
New York, October 10, 2000 (HRW)--Human Rights Watch today condemned the Iranian government's prosecution of a leading independent writer and religious scholar, Hojatoleslam Hassan Youssefi Eshkevari. Eshkevari, who has been held in solitary confinement and denied legal counsel since August 5, was tried behind closed doors on October 7, on a variety of charges, including "being corrupt on earth" and apostasy, which carry the death penalt >>> FULL TEXT
Venezuela deports woman who threw egg at Khatami
CARACAS, Oct 10 (AFP) - A woman arrested after attempting to throw an egg at Iranian President Mohammad Khatami during last month's OPEC summit has been deported to the Netherlands, according to press reports Tuesday. Laila Jazayeri, a British national of Iranian origin, was deported from Venezuela together with a Dutch woman, Nayere Lesari, who was with her September 27 when she succeeded in infiltrating a gala dinner attended by Khatami and other members of the Iranian delegation to the summit >>> FULL TEXT
Reformist culture minister Mohajerani hands in resignation
TEHRAN, Oct 10 (AFP) - Iran's popular reformist culture minister, Ataollah Mohajerani, whose imminent resignation has been rumoured for weeks, has finally resigned, a government source told AFP Tuesday, adding it had not yet been accepted. "Mohajerani has handed in his resignation. The president has not yet accepted it. The decision will be taken and announced within a few days," the source said >>> FULL TEXT
Kharrazi set to visit Iraq in bid toward normal ties
TEHRAN, Oct 10 (AFP) - Iran's Foreign Minister Kamal Kharazi plans to visit the Iraqi capital on Thursday, "possibly by plane", in a bid to normalise ties 12 years after the end of their war, a ministry official said. It will be the first such mission by an Iranian foreign minister since Ali Akbar Velayati travelled to Iraq in November 1990 ahead of the Persian Gulf War in which Iraqi forces were evicted from Kuwait >>> FULL TEXT
First post-revolution parade by policewomen
TEHRAN, Oct 10 (AFP) - For the first time since the Islamic revolution of 1979, around 100 women police officers went on parade in Tehran Monday, dressed in black chadors and carrying sub-machine guns, in front of Iranian supremo Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The women police officers were the first to have been trained at the police college where the parade took place >>> FULL TEXT
Drought causes 3.4 billion dollars in damages: government
TEHRAN, Oct 10 (AFP) - The drought ravaging Iran has caused 3.4 billion dollars of damage, an interior ministry official said Monday. "The principal losses have been in agriculture and livestock," said Ahmed Khoram, the head of Iran's natural disasters commission >>> FULL TEXT
Italy to increase insurance cover for Iran
TEHRAN, Oct 10 Asia Pulse - Italian Deputy Foreign Minister Ugo Intini announced here that he would strive to increase insurance cover for Iran, reasoning that with the growth in bilateral economic cooperation the insurance ceiling cannot remain unchanged. In a meeting with the Mines and Metals Minister Eshaq Jahangiri on the sidelines of the 26th Tehran International Trade Fair on Saturday, he stressed the need for using other initiatives such as Iran's export of such products as copper and aluminum in exchange for the goods it imports from Italy >>> FULL TEXT
Iran looking for foreign partners for LNG projects
DOHA, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Iran is looking for foreign partners to set up two major liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects by 2005, a senior Iranian official said on Monday. "We are looking for two major international groups which can provide modern technology and take charge of marketing and shipping," said Ahmed Rahgozar, deputy managing director of international affairs at National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) >>> FULL TEXT
Panahi: Show my film to Iranians
Bani-etemad honored in Italy
Lalehzar's end is nothing to be proud of
Violence threat at Asian Cup looms
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) - With the threat of more violence looming in the Middle East, the Asian Cup soccer tournament intends to proceed with its opening ceremony on Thursday. The 12-nation tournament, Asia's premier soccer event, is the biggest sports event in Lebanon since the end of the civil war in 1990 >>> FULL TEXT
Zivadinovic: "I'm scared of Iran"
BEIRUT, October 9 (Iran Sports Press) -- The Yugoslavian head coach of Iraq, Milan Zivadinovic, said he fears Iran in its group games. Zivadinovic said on Monday he is satisfied with his team but is scared of Iran. He added Iran are a tough opponent as they have a number of 'big players' on their team >>> FULL TEXT
Tehran October 9 (Iran Sports Press) -- Latest Azadegan League standings: Saipa and Zobahan have taken first and second place, taking advantage of fewer games played by Persepolis and Esteqlal >>> FULL TEXT
"Beyond Khatami"; Is it a conservative or a reformist debate?
With seven months to go before the eighth presidential election in Iran, a discussion dubbed, "beyond Khatami" has become a buzz of Iranian media and political circles. Mohammad Matin looks at the issue >>> LISTEN HERE
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