Monday, October 19, 1998 / Mehr 27, 1377, No. 586
Photos by Mehdi Jami
Mehdi Jami is an author and journalist based in London. His photographs could have been taken almost anywhere in the world and we would still relate to them in a very basic way.
For those of us who have left Iran for London, Paris, Melbourne, Istanbul or New York, most often it is a boy's laughter, the surrounding nature or changing weather that bring back the strongest memories of home.... GO TO FEATURE
Normal (religious) relations
Is there any interest in mutual contacts between Islamic and Christian clerics, with a goal of establishing normal relations between the two areas of religious preferences? Or does such already exist, and if so, what progress has been made?
Book of the Week
Translated by Haleh Pourafzal, Roger Montgomery
Iran right says not worried about low poll turnout
TEHRAN, Oct 19 (Reuters) - A leading Iranian conservative said on Monday his faction was not concerned about a possible low turnout in elections for a powerful state body later this week. ``If the number of participants shows an increase proportionate to the population growth since the last elections, then elections will have been successful,'' parliament deputy Mohammad Reza Bahonar told a news conference... FULL TEXT
Afghan Taleban to hold talks with Iran in Jeddah
KABUL, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Afghanistan's Islamic Taleban militia, locked in a military standoff with neighbouring Iran, are to hold peace talks with Tehran in the Saudi Arabian city Jeddah, a militia spokesman said on Friday. A Taleban spokesman, Abdul Hai Mutmaen, told Reuters from the militia's headquarters in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, that an agreement to meet Iranian leaders in Jeddah was reached during a U.N. envoy's visit on Wednesday ... FULL TEXT
Dollar sharply up
The Iranian, Oct 19 - The rial has dropped sharply against major currencies during the past week. Since October 12th the dollar has gained at least 15 tomans (150 rials), selling at 642 tomans (6,420 rials) in Tehran.
IHRWG condemns crackdown on Baha'is in Iran
Iranian Human Rights Working Group (IHRWG), Oct 16, 1998 - The
Iranian Human Rights Working Group (IHRWG) strongly condemns the recent
crackdown against the Iranian Baha'i community. The Iranian Baha'is have
been ruthlessly persecuted by the authorities of the Islamic Republic and
are deprived of most basic rights, including the right to freely and publicly
practice their religion, the right to higher education, the right to representation,
and access to all jobs ... FULL TEXT
Youth volleyballers going to world cup
TEHRAN, (Hamshahri) - The national Iranian youth
volleyball team will represent Iran in the upcoming world championship,
following their stunning first-place finish in Asian youth games... FULL
TEXT IN PERSIAN
The dollar now offered at up to 635-642 tomans
Source: Sehaty Exchange (U.S.) Tel:602-595-0777
Office of President Khatami is now online from Tehran. The site contains the president's biography, selected speeches, views and opinions on social/political affairs, news reports, and video footage in RealAudio.
"Az shomaa abbaassi, az maa raqqaasi."
(You buy, I fly)
From Simin Behbahani's "1001 Persian-English Proverbs"
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Musician of the Week
Five songs from his greatest hits album.