Friday October 27, 2000 / Aban 6, 1379, No. 1095
Kayhan: Palestine will return to the world of Islam, Leader Khamenei says >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
International Haftegi: Victory for oil exploration workers >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Siaasat pedar maadar nadaareh
Listen only to what drunken lovers say,
And loosen passion's ties to mean and low.
Each tribe draws you into its own circle;
The parrot sings of sugar; of ruins, the crow.
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Reformists set up political strategy committee ahead of elections
TEHRAN, Oct 27 (AFP) - Iran's embattled reformists have created a political strategy committee to defend their movement after repeated setbacks at the hands of conservative rivals, press reports said Thursday. The 2nd of Khordad reform coalition, named for the date of President Mohammad Khatami's 1997 election, picked top reformists to push for reforms in the run-up to next year's presidential polls, the Kayhan paper said >>> FULL TEXT
USS Cole probe seeks Bin Laden link
WASHINGTON (AP) - Osama bin Laden, the elusive Islamic militant who has publicly pledged to drive the U.S. military out of the Middle East, is a focus of the USS Cole bombing investigation, but investigators have no hard evidence he was behind it, several American officials said Friday >>> FULL TEXT
Republican senators order documents on Gore-Chernomyrdin deal
WASHINGTON, Oct 27 (AFP) - A group of 10 senior US Republican senators ordered the US State Department Thursday to produce all documents related to a secret US-Russian agreement on arms sales to Iran by next Monday or face a formal subpoena >>> FULL TEXT
Tehran city hall burns the midnight oil
TEHRAN, Oct 26 (AFP) - Tehran's district mayors are burning the midnight oil after the municipality ordered city hall to remain open overnight to better serve residents, press reports said Thursday. Following an order from mayor Morteza Alviri, mayors of the capital's 20 districts are taking turns on the overnight shift from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am, reported the Hamshahri daily, which is owned by the municipality >>> FULL TEXT
Teachers in Kerman strike over security concerns after kidnaps
TEHRAN, Oct 26 (AFP) - Dozens of Iranian teachers have gone on strike in Kerman province to protest lax security after a string of incidents, including the kidnap of two of their colleagues, newspapers said Thursday. The governmental Iran daily said the teachers are refusing to return to work in the city of Ravar until security officials in the southeastern province guarantee the safety of their lives and property >>> FULL TEXT
Japan lends Iran 69 million dollars for power project
TOKYO, Oct 26 (AFP) - Japan said Thursday it was extending a 69-million-dollar loan to help complete an Iranian power project, ahead of next week's visit to Tokyo by Iranian President Mohammad Khatami. The state-run Japan Bank for International Cooperation said it would lend 7.49 billion yen (69 million dollars) for the Masjid-e Soleiman hydroelectric power project in southwest Iran >>> FULL TEXT
Iran to cut power to Azerbaijan in 24 hours over non-payment: paper
TEHRAN, Oct 27 (AFP) - Iran will cut off electricity to the autonomous Azerbaijani republic of Nakhichevan in the next 24 hours because it still owes Tehran 45 million dollars, press reports said Thursday. The Etelaat paper cited utilities officials as saying that the republic had disregarded a payment schedule set up nearly three years ago and that only one million dollars has been handed over so far >>> FULL TEXT
Taqvaie shooting new film soon
Tehran (Aftab-e Yazd) -- Nasser Taqvaie, the director of "Daee Jan Napoleon" TV series, is returning to filmmaking. His next film, a comedy called "Roya" will begin shooting in early winter >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
"Drunken horses" No. 1 in Vienna fest
Panahi: Conscienece come first
Tehran (Aftab-e Yazd) -- "The circle" director Jafar Panahi says he did not make a dark film about women in Iran just because it would grab attention at film festivals. "My conscience comes first," he says >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Majidi off to Dubai?
Talebi: "I hope my resignation will be accepted"
Tehran Oct. 27 (Iran Sports Press) -- In an interview with Iran News Network (IRNN) on Friday, Jalal Talebi said he hopes the Iranian Football Federation accepts his resignation. "I hope they accept my resignation. After something like this happens, which involves the feelings of people, there must be change and I must leave", Talebi said >>> FULL TEXT
China to host 2004 Asian Cup
Beirut Oct. 27 (Iran Sports Press) -- China, who have yet to win an Asian Cup title, will depart Lebanon with something to smile about, as they won the bid to host the 2004 Asian Cup finals. Iran, lacking sufficient resources, withdrew its bid in hopes it will be able to put forth a more convincing bid in 2008 >>> FULL TEXT
Situation in Northern Iraq is "calm"
Masoud Barzani, president of Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iraq is in London for talks with British Foreign Office officials. Differences between KDPI and Patriatic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), led by Jalal Talebani soon after the establishment of autonomous government in Kurdish area in Northern Iraq in 1991 led to bloody clashes between the two parties. In an interview with Masoud Barzani, Enayat Fani asks about the current situation in Northern Iraq >>> LISTEN HERE
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