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Rude Awakening

The announcement on Tuesday 17th April by the United States expressing sympathy with the United Arab Emirates and in support of a negotiated settlement between

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The soft-spoken thinker

Daryoush Homayoun died on 28th January at the age of 82. He was a great journalist, politician, thinker, teacher and human being. He left behind

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A Writer in the Sky

The evening of Thursday 25 February in Paris was wet and windy. From metro Mabillon I turned left and found myself in the rue Princesse

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Change in Regime Change

It is not only the Israeli government or the hapless Neocons in the United States who dream of a regime change in Iran. Every honest,

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Personal faith

Reza Pahlavi has by and large been reticent on the issue of religion. He mainly mentions it in order to reiterate his belief in an

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Let us back into the universe

As Iranian human rights activists we are fighting to restore to our nation those rights that are universal and inalienable. These rights are founded on

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Today our choice is clear

A while ago, commenting on the wisdom of the restoration of the monarchy, Abolhasan Banisadr, the exiled ex-President of the Islamic Republic, declared that Iranians

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I confess

And the significance of this great organization, gentlemen? It consists in this, that innocent persons are accused of guilt, and senseless proceedings are put in

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Which Prophet Mohammad?

Growing up as a Moslem in Iran in the religiously tolerant atmosphere of the 1970s we were taught at school about the Prophet Mohammad’s exemplary

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New Oil Disorder

Iran’s president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has promised to make sweeping changes in the management of Iran’s state-run oil industry. During his presidential campaign he lambasted the

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Save loving-kindness

When Darius Kadivar – whom I knew through his work, but had never met before – walked towards me as I passed through the gates

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Only credible candidate

In the electoral travesty of 17 June 2005, there is one candidate that dwarfs all others in credibility and stature. It enjoys the backing of

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Shahnameh

Sunday was the 35th birthday of Iran’s Princess Leila Pahlavi who died in June 2001 in London. Her death was by and large due to

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Lesson in generosity

The memoirs of the Iranian Empress — An Enduring Love — was an immediate best-seller in Europe and has received plenty of attention in the

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Honouring Farvardigan

On March 26, Mohammad Khatami vented his anger over Israel's killing of Sheikh Ahmed Yassin. “The heinous crime reflects a cowardly behaviour of the occupying

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Farah II

There has been an addition to the Pahlavi family. A friend sent me an e-mail telling me of the happy event. A baby daughter has

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Burial of an aristocrat

Houshang Vaziri, the Iranian journalist and editor of Kayhan newspaper in London died in Paris on earlier this month at the age of 72. He

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Same big bad bear

The Russians know very well that the Islamic Republic is making a nuclear bomb. They have sold the mullahs what is needed to acquire such

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