Wednesday October 11, 2000 / Mehr 20, 1379, No. 1083
Cherik-haaye Fadaai-ye Khalq: Anti-regime protests in Ajabshir >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Kayhan: Mohajerani has finally gone >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
And in other news...
You think that I am at my own command?
Or that I breathe one breath, one half a breath, at will?
I'm merely a pen in my writer's hand,
A ball at the mercy of my player's skill.
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Tense calm after four days of clashes in north-west Iran
TEHRAN, Oct 11 (AFP) - A tense calm hung over Ajabshir in northwest Iran Wednesday, after four days of violent clashes between police and demonstrators sparked by the official classification of the place as a village, the student agency ISNA reported. Witnesses contacted by AFP said the clashes had left several dead >>> FULL TEXT
Iran Sees No Quick Swap of Israeli, Arab Captives
DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Iran's Foreign Minister said on Wednesday he saw no imminent exchange of three Israeli soldiers captured by Iranian-backed Lebanese guerrillas for Arab prisoners held in Israel. ``There are intensified efforts to free the Israeli captives and the Arab prisoners in Israeli jails, but I do not see any solution to this problem at present,'' Kamal Kharrazi said >>> FULL TEXT
Congress Members call for change in Iran policy
WASHINGTON (AP) - A bipartisan majority of House members issued an unusual ``Statement of Iranian Policy'' Wednesday, lauding the goals of an exiled opposition movement the State Department links to terrorism. Calling for a ``firm policy against the Tehran regime,'' the members called for the U.S. government to align itself with the goals of the National Council of Resistance >>> FULL TEXT
MPs approve extra spending after oil windfall
TEHRAN, Oct 10 (Reuters) - Iran 's parliament on Tuesday approved a government plan to use about $4 billion in extra oil income to help revive the stagnant economy. State radio said deputies passed a budget amendment allowing the government to spend half of Iran 's extra income from robust oil prices to fund development projects and create jobs >>> FULL TEXT
Majlis OKs Early Use Of Forex Deposit Acct
TEHRAN -(Dow Jones)- The Iranian parliament gave an early approval Tuesday for the government to set up a foreign-exchange deposit account this year, from which it can draw up to 50% to fund employment and export oriented projects, Iranian state radio reported. Tuesday's move came earlier than expected and was effectively an amendment to the five-year development plan law for the period March 2000-2005, which had originally stipulated that the deposit account come into effect in 2001 and be used in 2002 >>> FULL TEXT
Daneshbar's new book & 80th birthday present
Tehran (Aftab-e Yazd) -- The second volume of Simin Daneshvar's novel "Jazireh-ye Sargardani" will be sent to the printers soon. Meanwhile in honor of her 80th birthday, a collection of articles edited by Ali Dehbashi is being compiled. Contributing authors include Ebrahim Golestan, Anvar Khamehie, Farzaneh Milani, Mansour Ojie, and Qamar Ariyan. Submission deadline is January 2001 >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Bani-etemad honored in Italy
Iranian plays in Parma
Talebi: We're here to win
Tehran (Iran Varzeshi) -- "We are here to take the championship," says national soccer team head coach Jalal Talebi about the Iran's chances in the Asian Cup matches in Lebanon, which start Thursday. In an interview, he said he expects Khodadad Azizi to join the team, but Mehdi Tabatabaie's injuries means Vaezi will defend the goal >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Give Talebi a break
Tehran (Iran Varzeshi) -- Jalal Talebi has been criticized for changing the squad line-up from a 2-4-4 to a 3-5-2. But his critics should act smart. This in the Asian Cup finals and we need to tone it down a little, even if Talebi has made the wrong decision >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Lebanon: Poor hosts
Tehran (Iran Varzeshi) -- The Lebanese hosts of the Asian Cup have not provided proper facilities to the Iranian soccer team. Maybe they are trying to ruin the team's morale, says Sattar Hamadani >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
How Khatami's Government has performed?
Afshin Amirzadeh in discussion with Ali Akbar Moinfar, Ali Reza Nouri and Reza Taghizadeh >>> LISTEN HERE
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