Friday January 12, 2001 / Dey 23, 1379, No. 1144
The many sighs your loss has dragged from me
Can only gratify my enemy.
Soul of my world, the pain of your going
Breaks my heart with yours even knowing.
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Lawyer for murder victims' families reported out on bail
TEHRAN, Jan 12 (AFP) - The lawyer for the families of two murdered Iranian dissidents, who was jailed for alleging that a series of killings at the end of 1998 were part of a wider plot, has been freed on bail, a student news agency said. Nasser Zarafshan, who represented the relatives of murdered writers Mohammed Mokhtari and Mohammad Pouyandeh, was released Wednesday on bail of 400 million rials (60,000 dollars), the ISNA agency reported >>> FULL TEXT
Moroccan prime minister to make first visit to Iran
TEHRAN, Jan 12 (AFP) - Prime Minister Abderrahmane Youssoufi will make the first visit to Iran by a Moroccan head of government since the Islamic revolution on Tuesday, the Iranian foreign ministry said Friday. Youssoufi, who will be accompanied by several unidentified ministers and businessmen, will sign a number of economic agreements between Rabat and Tehran, spokesman Hamid-Reza Asefi said >>> FULL TEXT
Starving Afghan refugees receive aid from Iran
KUNDUZ REFUGEE CAMP, Afghanistan, Jan 12 (AFP) - Some 13,000 refugees, huddled in a makeshift camp on the Afghan-Tajik border, received some relief from misery and starvation with the Thursday shipment of humanitarian aid from Iran. 40 tonnes of flour, butter, canned food and blankets were handed over to the refugees, who fled the advancing Taliban army and are now suffering from cold, diseases and hunger >>> FULL TEXT
Gerald Levin - from Time-Warner chief to AOL No. 2
NEW YORK(Reuters) - Gerald Levin, who spent nearly three decades with Time Warner Inc. companies and was in charge of the media giant for the last eight years, will be in the unfamiliar position of sharing the spotlight with Steve Case, a man nearly 20 years his junior, after the merger with America Online. Born in Philadelphia on May 6, 1939, Levin graduated from Haverford College in 1960 and received a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1963. He was an attorney in New York City for four years and later worked for Development and Resources Corp., an international investment and management company, during which he served for a year in Iran >>> FULL TEXT
Zaki Yamani warns on cuts
LONDON (AP) -- For world oil prices to remain stable, OPEC members must not cut their crude production until Iraq ends its partial suspension of petroleum exports, an influential former Saudi Arabian oil minister said Thursday. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries has already decided to curtail output by at least 1.5 million barrels a day -- or 5 percent -- when its representatives meet next week in Vienna, Austria, Sheik Ahmed Zaki Yamani said.>>> FULL TEXT
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