Monday October 30, 2000 / Aban 9, 1379, No. 1096
Kayhan: Dangerous future for Daftar Tahkin Vahdat >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Rah-e Kargar: Dolatabadiu, Raisdana summoned to court >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Folaan folaan shodeh-haa
What good are your cries when her gaze is gone?
What good a faithful heart that's been bloodied?
When heart and soul are burnt in sorrow's pain,
What good are your words that grow life again?
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Parliament targets censors
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's reformist-dominated parliament moved Sunday to halt a press crackdown by the country's hard-line judiciary, which has ordered more than 30 newspapers to shut in the past six months. The 290-seat Majlis drafted a bill that would bar the judiciary from closing newspapers on grounds that they lack its authorization to operate. Newspaper licenses are issued by the Press Supervisory Board, but the judiciary says publishers need its permission as well >>> FULL TEXT
Fars provincial police chief, bodyguard shot
TEHRAN, Oct 30 (AFP) - The police commander of Iran's Fars province and his bodyguard were seriously wounded in an attack, a newspaper reported Sunday. The Kayhan paper said General Hossein Zolfaghari and his bodyguard were shot several times with an automatic weapon while trying to arrest several youths who were stealing a car in the southern city of Shiraz >>> FULL TEXT
Revolutionary court opens trial over "anti-Islamic" Berlin seminar
TEHRAN, Oct 29 (AFP) - A revolutionary court on Sunday opened the closed-door trial of several allies of President Mohammad Khatami who attended a controversial so called "anti-Islamic" conference on reforms in Iran >>> FULL TEXT
Parliament requires court approval for underage marriage
TEHRAN, Oct 29 (AFP) - Iran's reform-majority parliament on Sunday passed a bill that would require court approval for boys under 18 or girls under 15 to get married, state television reported >>> FULL TEXT
Iran wants mysterious mummy from Pakistan
TEHRAN, Oct 29 (AFP) - Iran wants Pakistan to hand over an ancient mummy recently discovered in the Pakistani border province of Baluchistan, press reports said here Sunday. Iranian media identified the 2,600-year-old mummy as the remains of an Achaemenian prince although reports from Pakistan said it was a princess who could have originated in Egypt or Iran >>> FULL TEXT
Parliament mulls payouts to victims of US "terrorism"
TEHRAN, Oct 30 (AFP) - The foreign policy committee of Iran's parliament is mulling tit-for-tat legislation that would allow victims of US "terrorism" to sue for compensation, an MP said in Monday's press >>> FULL TEXT
Japan agrees biggest oil operation with Iran: report
TOKYO, Oct 30 (AFP) - Japan and Iran have reached a basic agreement under which Tokyo will acquire preferential rights to develop and operate an Iranian oil field, one of the largest in the Middle East, a report said Monday >>> FULL TEXT
Iran: Oil prices may fall sharply in 2001
TEHRAN, Iran (Reuters) - Iran's Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said he expected oil prices to fall sharply next year if current levels of production are maintained, the Resalat newspaper reported on Saturday. ``If OPEC (news - web sites) carries on its current level of production, oil prices will sharply fall,'' it quoted him as saying. He said this could happen in the second and third quarter of 2001 >>> FULL TEXT
Tea growers say unregulated imports putting industry at risk
TEHRAN, Oct 30 (AFP) - Private tea growers in northern Iran on the Caspian Sea said Monday their livelihoods are under threat from unregulated foreign tea imports. "We are asking the government to protect us and to prevent various state-owned firms from importing foreign tea," one grower said in an interview with state television >>> FULL TEXT
Moshiri on Moshiri
Jalili to make film
Esmaili fort to be preserved
Japan win Asian Cup
Beirut - October 30: Frenchman Philippe Troussier has been running out of superlatives to describe Japan's fabulous achievement of winning the Asian Cup on Sunday evening, stating that "It was an honour to lead the side to land the trophy in the Middle-East." >>> FULL TEXT
Farahani: "Talebi does not wish to coach under any circumstance"
Tehran - October 30 (Iran Sports Press) -- At a press conference on Monday, Safaee Farahani, the President of the Iranian Football Federation discussed the reasons for the failure of the Iranian National Team at the Asian Cup finals in Lebanon. Farahani pointed to Japan's success as a model to follow >>> FULL TEXT
War of words on Football Show
Tehran Oct. 28 (Iran Sports Press) -- Adel Ferdousipour found himself running for cover in a crossfire between guests of his popular football show Football 90 on Saturday. In what turned out to be the most exciting and watched edition of Football 90, Ferdousipour had to contain his guests as the show turned into a 'war of words' and heated debates between Jalal Talebi and Mehdi Mahdavikia at one end, and Safaee Farahani and Mohammad Razmjoo at the other. "There has been a misunderstanding", Ferdousipour was forced to say to mediate his guests >>> FULL TEXT
The 2nd of Khordad Parliamentary Faction is forming a committee to draw up strategy for the 2nd of Khordad Movement. Its vice chairman, Ali Shakouri Rad has spoken of ways of promoting the reformist political faction. Pooneh Afshar discusses the reasons for setting up such a committee >>> LISTEN HERE
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