Monday, November 30, 1998 / Azar 9, 1377, No. 615
Book of the Week
By A. G. Mojtabai
Zoland Books, 1998
The Boston Globe writes: Mojtabai had led an unconventional but cosmopolitan life in New York, Iran, and Cambridge, where she held an appointment at Harvard; in Amarillo she unexpectedly found home. For several years she has been a volunteer worker in the hospice at St. Anthony's Hospital in Amarillo, and the 17 miraculous stories in ''Soon'' come out of that experience... READ MORE
Newspaper calls execution by stoning un-Islamic
TEHRAN, Nov 30 (AFP) - Execution by stoning is a practice at odds with the tenets of Islam and should be suspended immediately, a moderate Iranian newspaper charged on Monday. "This practice does not conform to the tradition of the Prophet (Mohammad) and is not mentioned in the holy Koran," said the moderate women's newspaper Zan, run by Faezeh Hashemi, daughter of former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani... FULL TEXT
Police prevent march to protest murder of opposition leader
TEHRAN, Nov 30 (AFP) - Iranian police on Monday prevented around 1,000 people seeking to march in Tehran Monday following a memorial service for slain nationalist opposition leader Dariush Foruhar and his wife. Witnesses said the mourners started to march in the streets after the service demanding an end to "repression and insecurity," but police immediately ordered the crowd to disperse... FULL TEXT
Must read: Recent events & Khatami's reactions
Budget to triple petrol price for heavy users
TEHRAN, Nov 30 (Reuters) - The Iranian government,
facing crippling costs for fuel subsidies, has proposed effective quotas
for petrol consumption and a big jump in prices for heavy users, press reports
said on Monday. The new budget for the next fiscal year, presented to parliament
on Sunday, includes increases in petrol prices to 250 rials (eight U.S.
cents) per litre from 200 rials for the first 45 litres purchased each month,
Iranian newspapers said... FULL TEXT
"Khordad" New pro-Khatami paper
Tehran, (Hamshahri) - Abdollah Nouri, a former interior
minister and current vice president, will launch a new newspaper on Saturday.
"Khordad" is named after the Iranian month Mohammad Khatami won
his landslide election ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN
"The Jerk": A serious comedy
Tehran, (Hamshahri) - Mohammad Reza Honarmand
gets high marks for a masterful direction of "Mard-e avazi" (The
Jerk), a comedy that is on the same level as Mehrjuie's "Ejaareh-neshin-haa"
(The Tenants) ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN
Athletes arrive in Bangkok
Source: Sehaty Exchange (U.S.) Tel: 602-595-0777
Official site for the promotion of trade and industry.
The cartoon character who's adventures were so popular in Iran. This site is in French.
On the18th of Bahman 1349 (February 1971) an infant girl, approximately 7-30 days old, was found near Shah Abdulazim mosque in Tehran. If anybody knows anything regarding this matter..., please contact me.
Owjan Pour Metrahi
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Musician of the Week
Washington, D.C.-based DJs and producers Ali "Dubfire" Shirazinia and Sharam Tayebi have one of the hottest house bands around.
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