Tuesday November 14, 2000 / Aban 24, 1379, No. 1106
A Presidential election determined by a national popular vote count will also be the death knell of our so-called two-party system, as we know it, because the majority party, presently the Democratic Party, will be assured to a greater extent of repeated captures of the White House. There are simply more of them, registered and breeding >>> GO TO FEATURE
Kayhan: Has the reform movement hit a wall? >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Rah-e Kargar: Democracy or socialism? >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
If I was not so pitifully in love
I wouldn't then be standing at your door.
Don't say, 'Go away, don't stand at my door!'
I wouldn't exist, my dear, if I didn't stand here.
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Sahabi defends participation in "un-Islamic" Berlin seminar
TEHRAN, Nov 14 (AFP) - Iranian dissident nationalist Ezzatolah Sahabi on Tuesday rejected charges against him for attending a controversial seminar in Berlin, telling a court he went to the conference for the benefit of Iran. "Participating in a conference in a country that has relations with Iran is not a crime," he said, quoted by the state news agency IRNA >>> FULL TEXT
Guardian council overrules law to raise minimum marriage age
TEHRAN, Nov 14 (AFP) - A conservative-led Iranian oversight body has ruled that girls can still be married as young as nine with parental permission, quashing an attempt by the reformist parliament to raise the minimum age to 15, and 18 for boys >>> FULL TEXT
Khatami says he intends to visit Cairo "soon:" report
CAIRO, Nov 14 (AFP) - Iranian President Mohammed Khatami said in remarks published here Tuesday that he is planning to visit Egypt "soon" for a meeting with President Hosni Mubarak, the first such encounter since the 1979 Islamic revolution. Khatami said he "intends to visit Cairo soon" >>> FULL TEXT
Iran and Iraq hold more talks
DOHA, Nov 14 (AFP) - Iranian President Mohammad Khatami held talks in Qatar on Tuesday with Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's No.2, Ezzat Ibrahim, on ways of boosting relations between the two former foes, an Iraqi source said >>> FULL TEXT
Iran deploys troops near Afghan, Pakistani borders to fight drugs flow
TEHRAN, Nov 14 (AFP) - Iran's armed forces said Tuesday they have deployed a battalion of troops near the eastern border with Afghanistan and Pakistan to fight the flow of narcotics into the country >>> FULL TEXT
Khamenei's visit to Arak
TEHRAN, Nov 14 (AFP) - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Tuesday that the Palestinians will not stop at using stones in their uprising against Israel but will be forced to take up arms >>> FULL TEXT
Chevron CEO wants US review of Iran, Libya sanctions
LONDON, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Chevron (NYSE:CHV - news) Chief Executive Officer David O'Reilly on Tuesday said he wanted to see an early review of United States' sanctions on Iran and Libya which are preventing some western oil investment in the two countries >>> FULL TEXT
Children's film fest winners
Keshavarz: Return to theater
Shajarian to sing for Payvar
Iranian U19 defeat Kuwait
Tehran - November 14 (Iran Sports Press) -- The Iranian National Under 19 Football Team defeated Kuwait 3-2 on Tuesday at Shahid Shiroudi Stadium in the Asian Under 19 Championships. Despite dominating Kuwait throughout most of the match and enjoying a 3-0 lead until 72nd minute, Iran failed maintain its three goal lead >>> FULL TEXT
Daei's Hertha Berlin on top
Tehran - November 13 (Iran Sports Press) -- Hertha Berlin stayed atop the German Bundesliga thanks to the superb play of FC Schalke 04 who managed to comeback from a 1:0 deficit in the first half to beat Bayern Munich 3:2. Hertha who were outplayed by Bor. Dortmund fell behind early in the match >>> FULL TEXT
OIC invites members to support Intifadha
The nineth summit of the Organization of the Islamic Conference ended with a declaration "inviting" members to support the "Al-Aqsa Intifadha". Pooneh Afshar asks Edmund Herzig, expert in Iran and the Middle East affairs in Manchester University how effective the summit was >>> LISTEN HERE
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I really wanted, with all my heart, to finish the Oslo peace process because I believe that if Israel and the Palestinians could be reconciled ... the Middle East would not only be stable, which is good for America's interests, and not just because of the oil, but the forces of progress and reconciliation would be stronger in all countries, including Iran.
-- Bill Clinton
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