Monday October 9, 2000 / Mehr 18, 1379, No. 1081
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Rah-e Kargar: Tabarzadi's abduction condemned >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Kayhan: "After Khatami" proponents condemned >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
To ro sanana?
A rare catch has come my way, what am I to do?
She's put my head in such a daze, what am I to do?
I'm a hypocrite, a phony When a beauty
Gives a kiss like this, what's a holy man to do?
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New reformist daily hits Iran's newsstands
TEHRAN, Oct 7 (AFP) - A new reformist daily close to Iran's moderate President Mohammad Khatami hit the country's newsstands Saturday, the second newspaper launch in a month since a crackdown on the pro-reform press. The Hambastigi (Solidarity) paper, founded by MP Qolamheydar Ibrahimbai-Salami, said in its inaugural editorial it was for "reflecting the people's voice and defending the people's rights." >>> FULL TEXT
Clashes in western Iran cause deaths: witness
Dissident student detained
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - A dissident student leader was detained by police over the weekend, apparently for launching a political party seeking wide-ranging democratic reforms, his wife said Sunday after his release on bail. Heshmatollah Tabarzadi was arrested Friday by plainclothes police >>> FULL TEXT
Files on political assassinations to be reviewed
TEHRAN, Oct 9 (AFP) - Iran's second-highest ranking judge said Sunday that files on the 1998 assassinations of several leading intellectuals and dissidents would be reviewed because they have "deficiencies," state television reported >>> FULL TEXT
Leading reformist cleric ignores summons by hardline court
TEHRAN, Oct 9 (AFP) - Leading reformist Iranian cleric and the editor-in-chief of a banned reformist daily Ali Akbar Mohtashami ignored a call to appear before a conservative clerical court in connection with his suspended paper, the official IRNA news agency reported Sunday >>> FULL TEXT
Reform lawyer warns suspension could endanger student rights
TEHRAN, Oct 7 (AFP) - A pro-reform lawyer who defended students charged over last year's deadly riots said his five-year suspension from the bar will obliterate students' rights, press reports said Saturday >>> FULL TEXT
Iranian woman held in Venezuela starts hunger strike
CARACAS, Oct 7 (Reuters) - An Iranian protester detained in Venezuela said Saturday she had began a hunger strike to call for her immediate release 10 days after pelting a senior Iranian official with eggs during the Caracas OPEC summit >>> FULL TEXT
Iran condemns Israeli action in Lebanon
TEHRAN, Oct 8 (AFP) - Iran's foreign ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Aesfi condemned Israeli action in southern Lebanon following the snatching of three Israeli soldiers by Iranian-backed Hezbollah guerrillas, press reports said here Sunday >>> FULL TEXT
Iran body calls for an Islamic security belt to protect Palestine
TEHRAN, Oct 9 (AFP) - The secretary general of Iran's powerful Expediency Council called Sunday for the creation of an Islamic security belt around the Israeli border to help protect Palestine from further attacks >>> FULL TEXT
Japan agrees to 69 million dollar loan for Iran suspended since 1993
TEHRAN, Oct 7 (AFP) - Japan and Iran exchanged notes here Saturday for Tokyo to conclude a major low-interest loan to Tehran for the construction of a hydroelectric plant, that was suspended more than seven years ago >>> FULL TEXT
Overproduction could hurt oil prices in 2001-Iran
Khatami names new PTT boss to deal with woeful phones
TEHRAN, Oct 7 (AFP) - President Mohammad Khatami on Saturday named a new interim post and telecoms minister after his first choice for the troubled ministry was rejected by the reform-majority parliament. State radio said Khatami had tapped Abdollah Mirtaheri to head the embattled ministry >>> FULL TEXT
Russia to export less caviar
Actor turned director
Derakhshandeh's film about widows
Tehran (Aftab-e Yazd) -- There are several new films about women. The one everyone is talking about is Jafar Panahi's "The Circle". Filmmaker Pouran Derakhshandeh talks about her own, "Shamie dar baad" (Candle in the wind) >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Theater ticket sales down
TEHRAN, October 7: Mansour Barzegar, the head coach of the Iranian Wrestling Team, said upon arrival in Iran on Saturday that he has submitted his resignation to the Iranian Wrestling Federation. Barzegar said he will no longer be involved in the Iranian wrestling Federation >>> FULL TEXT
Iran defeat Hamburg
LÜBECK, October 6 (Iran Sports Press) -- Hamburg´s coach sent his B-team to the field against Iran, as only Anthony Yeboah, Nico Jan Hoogma and Martin Groth were members of the first team. Iran started very strong, in the 2nd minute Ali Daei shot the ball over the goal and only five minutes later it was Daei again, but Schober got the ball. Iran controlled the midfield, Ali Karimi did well as playmaker, former Bielefeld-midfielder Bagheri played the defensive part behind the young Karimi >>> FULL TEXT
Brazil thrash Iran
RIO DE JANEIRO, October 6 (Iran Sports Press) -- The Iranian National Futsal Team suffered a 8-1 defeat at the hands of World Champions Brazil in a friendly match on Friday. Brazil's goals were scored by Tobias (2 goals), Schumacher (3 goals), Hawk, and Vander (2 goals). Iran's only goal was scored by Ahmad Baghbanbashi >>> FULL TEXT
Iran's participation in Defence 2000 Exhibition
Athens hosted a biannual defence exhibition last week. Thirty two countries took part in the five day exhibition, among them, Iran's presence has been described by experts as considerable. Maria Sarsalari asks Paul Beaver, spokesman for Jane's Defence Weekly, in London about the exhibition >>> LISTEN HERE
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