Tuesday October 24, 2000 / Aban 3, 1379, No. 1092
October 24, 2000
Music from John Houshmand and 10 Martian Boys' CD "Void of Course". If you ever catch a flight into deep space, you should take this CD with you. Or maybe not. It would make you terribly homesick >>> GO TO FEATURE
Kayhan: Reformist Ali Afshari praises Monafeqin >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Cherik-haaye Fadaai-ye Khalq: Moving "beyond Khatami" and reforms >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Why is your love such a wise teacher,
A foundation so soft, but unfailing?
Why do I burn for love if it's not good?
If love is good, why this noise, this wailing?
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Parliament gives defendants right to lawyer in court
TEHRAN, Oct 24 (AFP) - Iran's pro-reform parliament on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed legislation giving defendants the automatic right to have their lawyers present in court for the first time since the Islamic revolution >>> FULL TEXT
Judiciary closes three more pro-reform newspapers
Ex-Republican officials accuse Gore
WASHINGTON (AP) - Four former secretaries of state in Republican administrations and seven other ex-high level officials accused Vice President Al Gore of agreeing to Russia's sale of ``highly threatening'' military equipment to Iran in 1995 without fully informing Congress of the deal >>> FULL TEXT
Iran MPs blast "illegal" US move over government payout
TEHRAN, Oct 24 (AFP) - Iran's reform-majority parliament on Tuesday slammed the "illegal" action of US lawmakers after Congress agreed to front money to eight families who have won court judgments against Iran. >>> FULL TEXT
Seven wounded Palestinians arrive in Tehran for medical treatment
TEHRAN, Oct 24 (AFP) - Seven Palestinians arrived in Tehran early Tuesday for medical treatment in line with Iran's project to take in up to 100 Palestinians badly injured in the recent violence, the official IRNA news agency reported >>> FULL TEXT
Schoolchildren start day with slogans against US, Israel
TEHRAN, Oct 24 (AFP) - Iranian schoolchildren nationwide began their school day Tuesday chanting slogans against Israel and the United States and in support of the Palestinians after an appeal from the education ministry >>> FULL TEXT
Soldiers killed in Iran explosion
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - At least eight soldiers were killed and about a dozen injured by a huge explosion in an ammunition dump in northeastern Iran on Tuesday, an exile Iranian opposition group said >>> FULL TEXT
OPEC may increase oil production
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - The president of OPEC (news - web sites) said Tuesday the group could increase production as early as Monday if oil prices stay above the ceiling of a self-imposed band mechanism >>> FULL TEXT
Soroush's Rumi lectures in U.S.
More books being published
Eliminating some Persian lit books from konkoor
Tehran, (Hamshahri) -- There are worrying signs that the national student evaluation organization (konkoor organizers) is eliminating certain Persian literature books from the tests and replacing it with other sources unfamiliar to students >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Iranian girl becomes world chess champion
Madrid, Oct 24, IRNA -- Atousa Pour-Kashian, a young Iranian chess player, won the gold medal in the under-12 World Chess Competitions held in Spain. The competition included various categories for men and women >>> FULL TEXT
The final straw for Jalal Talebi
Iranb Sports Press -- In the tenth minute of the first extra time period Lee Dong-Gook's goal left millions of Iranian football fans numb, as if time had frozen and what had just taken place was a figment of the imagination. Unfortunately Korea's golden goal was for real, and to the shock and dismay of Iranians worldwide Iran was eliminated in the quarter finals of the Asian Cup. Iran, a country with passion for football like no other Asian country, was out of the Asian Cup >>> FULL TEXT
Asian cup shocker
Prison conditions in Iran
A parliamentary delegation has visited a number of Iranian prisons. Among their findings were at least four unlisted jails in Tehran. Here is a report by Behrouz Parsa which includes comments by Mrs Vahideh Taleghani (MP), wife of a jailed prisoner, Mrs Zaidabadi and a leading Iranian lawyer, Nasser Zarafshan >>> LISTEN HERE
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