Thursday September 14, 2000 / Shahrivar 24, 1379, No. 1064
Ettehad-e Chap Kargari: Opposition groups' suit on 12th anniversary of prison massacre >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Kayhan: Why aren't reformist students worried about liberal infiltrators? >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
I went to my doctor, said, 'Hey, Zein al-Din,
Please measure my pulse and check my urine.'
'It's bad,' he said, 'Your bile is mixed with insanity.'
'That's fine,' I said, 'That's fine, just let it be.'
* Also see more Rumi translations
Dalai Lama: Help drought victims
September 14, (Water Aid) -- The Dalai Lama has called on the world community to help drought vicitims in Iran. UN monitors say the country is facing its worst drought since the mid-60's >>> FULL TEXT
Cleric shot for second time in three months: paper
TEHRAN, Sept 14 (AFP) - An Iranian cleric, Mohammad-Reza Bozorgi Araqi, was shot and wounded by two unknown motorcyclists earlier this week, just three months after another assassination attempt against him, a newspaper reported Thursday. According to the conservative Qods daily, Araqi was shot at twice late Sunday by two unidentified men in Tehran. The first bullet entered his back, close to the spinal cord, and exited from his stomach. The second bullet missed him >>>FULL TEXT
U.S. judge faults feds on terror data
WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal judge said Thursday he is ``greatly disappointed'' in the Treasury Department for destroying documents sought by victims of a terrorist bombing. Lamberth ruled in Flatow's favor and ordered Iran to pay $247.5 million in damages. More than two years have passed, however, and Flatow has not collected a cent. The U.S. government has opposed his efforts to collect the judgment by laying claim to frozen Iranian assets >>> FULL TEXT
Kuwait and Iran to sign accord to combat drugs
KUWAIT CITY, Sept 14 (AFP) - Kuwait and Gulf neighbour Iran will this month sign a security agreement to combat drug smuggling, the emirate's interior minister announced in Thursday's newspapers. "Iranian Interior Minister Abdolvahed Mussavi-Lari will visit Kuwait on September 30 to complete joint security efforts to combat (drug) smuggling and infiltrations and sign an agreement," Sheikh Mohammad Khaled al-Sabah said, quoted in Al-Qabas >>> FULL TEXT
Conservatives blame reformists for unrest
TEHRAN, Sept 14 (AFP) - A conservative investigative body blamed reformist politicians Thursday for last month's unrest in Khorramabad, western Iran, but its conclusions were promptly rejected by the National Security Council headed by reformist President Mohammad Khatami. The State Inspectorate Organisation singled out Deputy Interior Minister Mostafa Tajzadeh, a bete noire of conservatives, and the local branch of the reformist Islamic Iran Participation Front (IIPF), which is headed by Khatami's brother Mohammad-Reza >>> FULL TEXT
Rely less on prisons, head of judiciary says
TEHRAN, Sept 14 (AFP) - Iran's overcrowded prisons should be considered only a last resort for criminals as the country looks for other ways to bring down crime, judiciary chief Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi-Shahroudi said, as cited Thursday by the official IRNA news agency. Pointing to the "negative social consequences" of imprisonment, Shahroudi said he did not recommend the jailing of criminals, calling on officials to make "exhaustive efforts to prevent the bad results of imprisonment." >>> FULL TEXT
Iran hangs five for murder
TEHRAN, Sept 14 (AFP) - Five people were hanged this week in Iran after being found guilty of murder, press reports said Thursday. Masoud Eslami, a drug addict who killed his 53-year-old aunt last year and stole her gold, was hanged in Tehran's Qasr prison Wednesday >>> FULL TEXT
Conoco helped U.S. embargo target Iran-FT
LONDON, Sept 14 (Reuters) - Oil giant Conoco has given Iran assistance in developing one of the world's largest oil fields, despite the risk of being accused of breaching U.S. sanctions against Iran, the Financial Times said on Thursday. Senior Iranian officials told the paper that Conoco helped analyse data collected last year by the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) from the Azadegan oil field on the understanding that the company would be given preference to develop the field once U.S. sanctions were lifted, the FT reported >>> FULL TEXT
Iranian cinema: Dead end?
Tehran (Iran daily) -- Parviz Sabri makes popular films that do relatively well at the box office. But critics don't like his work. Here's an interview in which he believes Iranian cinema is at a dead end >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Bani-Etamad: Thanks to Khatami
Tehran (Aftab-e Yazd) -- Rakhshan Bani-Etemad says filmmakers should have a good understanding of current events. "Mr. Khatami's thinking has helped bring down walls. The closed atmosphere of the past cannot re-emerge that easily." >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Mahmoud: Censors want changes
Tehran (Aftab-e Yazd) -- Ahmad Mahmoud is waiting for permission to reprint two of his books which were first published 20 years ago. But censors want see some changes in the text first >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Esteqlal humbled by Al-Wahdah
(Iran Sports Press Forum) -- Esteqlal will need some serious soul-searching after Thursday's surprise defeat by UAE's Al-Wahdah. Esteqlal's 3-2 loss could be avenged in the return match in Tehran. Esteqlal would only need a 1-0 score to move to the next stage of the Asian championships. But...
Mahdavi-Kia scores in Hamburg draw against Juventus
Hamburg (Iran Sports Press) -- Three goals by Italy striker Filippo Inzaghi saved Juventus from defeat against Hamburg on Wednesday in the Champions' League with the last of his three goals, an 88th minute penalty, ensuring a 4-4 draw >>> FULL TEXT
Comprehensive Guide to Iran in Sydney 2000 Olympics
Crisis in Central Aisa: An Analysis
Continued attacks by militant Islamic groups in the Central Asian states of Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikestan has caused concern in the region. A think-tank organisation >>> LISTEN HERE
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