Thursday September 21, 2000 / Shahrivar 31, 1379, No. 1069
Kayhan: Those who criticize the handling of the Iran-Iraq war want to weaken Iran's defenses >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Rah-e Kargar: Message on the start of the new school year >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
I went to my love on a moment's thought.
She said, "Go away from my door. You are drunk."
"Open the door," I said, "I am not."
"Go away," she said, "You are what you are."
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Jews' lawyers unhappy with appeal verdict
SHIRAZ, Iran, Sept 21 (AFP) - Lawyers defending 10 Iranian Jews convicted of spying for Israel said Thursday they were unhappy with an appeal court verdict on the case, even though it cut several years off jail sentences imposed in July >>> FULL TEXT
U.S. says Iran should free Jews jailed for spying
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Thursday it was disappointed by Iran's decision to merely reduce jail terms on 10 Iranian Jews for spying for Israel, saying they should be released as their trial was unfair >>> FULL TEXT
Iran test-fires first missile
Iran celebrates Iran/Iraq war
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran on Thursday marked the 20th anniversary of the beginning of the Iran-Iraq war with a military parade in Tehran, calls for a just peace and - for the first time - no anti-American slogans >>> FULL TEXT
UNHCR chief says Afghan programme extended, cuts short Iran visit
TEHRAN, Sept 21 (AFP) - The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Sadako Ogata warned that the international community was becoming "increasingly disillusioned" about the fate of the roughly 2.6 million Afghans who have fled their war-torn homeland to Iran and Pakistan >>> FULL TEXT
Party says Khatami will defeat "political mafia" in elections
TEHRAN, Sept 21 (AFP) - An Iranian pro-reform political party has termed President Mohammad Khatami's conservative rivals a "political mafia" with no chance of winning next spring's presidential elections, a press report said Thursday >>> FULL TEXT
Khatami criticizes discrimination against women
TEHRAN, Sept 21 (AFP) - President Mohammad Khatami called Wednesday for Iranian society to let go of habits which lead to discrimination against women, the official IRNA news agency reported >>> FULL TEXT
Reformist weekly magazine banned: press
TEHRAN, Sept 21 (AFP) - Iran's special religious court has banned the reformist weekly magazine Khalij-e-Fars (Persian Gulf), published in the sourthern city of Boushehr, the reformist daily Afta-e-Yazd reported Thursday >>> FULL TEXT
Russia freezes Laser deal with Iran
Richardson: Time for OPEC to raise production again
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Energy Secretary Bill Richardson said Thursday that the United States will urge OPEC (news - web sites) to again consider ramping up oil production to head off a supply crunch this winter >>> FULL TEXT
Gore, Bush tangle over releasing oil
HOLLYWOOD, Md. (AP) - Democrat Al Gore (news - web sites) proposed tapping the nation's emergency oil reserve to force down gasoline and heating oil prices, pushing fuel costs to the front in the presidential campaign Thursday >>> FULL TEXT
Ayari in New York?
Bitter but real
Movies & social issues
Tehran (Aftab-e Yazd) -- "Some think that movies should praise the status quo. They don't understand that discussing social issues can have a positive impact on society," says directior Rasoul Sadr Ameli >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Miran: Iran's hope for a medal
SYDNEY, September 21 (Iran Sports Press) -- With video: Iran's only remaining hope for a medal in Judo competitions lies on the shoulders of 26 year old Seyed Mahmoudreza Miran, competing in the Men's Heavyweight +100kg. With Sarekhani and MirEsmaeili unsuccessful in their weight categories, Miran is Iran's hope for a medal in Judo at the Olympics >>> FULL TEXT
Minavand's Sturm thrash Galatasaray
VIENNA, September 20 (Iran Sports Press) -- Sturm Graz beat Galatasaray Istanbul 3:0 on Wednesday evening. Juran, Schopp and Schupp were the scorers in a good match. Mehrdad Minavand played the full 90 minutes and was one of the best players on the pitch! >>> FULL TEXT
Mahdavikia's Hamburg lose to La Coruna
HAMBURG, September 20 (Iran Sports Press) -- And again the HSV lost very important in the last minutes - in this case in the last 25 seconds. In the last two matches vs. Juventus and Dortmund Hamburg got the deadly goal. Iranian forward Mahdavikia was to cause several problems down the right flank for Hamburg when they ventured forward >>> FULL TEXT
Iran's intellectuals call for banned press to resume
In an open letter to Iranian officials, more than 300 Iranian intellectuals have asked for the lifting of the ban on reformist newspapers and for the immediate release of imprisoned journalists. Habibollah Peyman is one of the signatories. Saeed Yekta talks to him: >>> LISTEN HERE
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