Wednesday September 27, 2000 / Mehr 6, 1379, No. 1073
Kayhan: Islamic students associations have deviated from Imam Khomeini's path >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Sosiaalist-haaye enqelaabi-ye iraan: Overthrowing the regime or accepting the status quo? >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
You could string a hundred endless days together,
My soul would find no comfort from this pain.
You laugh at my tale? You may be educated
But you haven't learned to love till you're insane.
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Guards, militia implicated in Khorramabad unrest
TEHRAN, Sept 27 (AFP) - Iran's National Security Council said Wednesday that government troops and Islamic militia played an illegal role in the deadly unrest which marred a pro-reform student meeting last month, the state news agency IRNA reported >>> FULL TEXT
Fallahian to be questioned over serial killings
TEHRAN, Sept 27 (AFP) - The head of Iranian intelligence during the 1998 murders of several dissidents and intellectuals has been asked to appear before parliament about the case, the state news agency IRNA said Wednesday. Ali Fallahian has been invited to "discuss" the killings, which authorities blamed on "rogue" intelligence agents, before parliament's national security committee, it said >>> FULL TEXT
Women may be allowed to study abroad
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - After heated debate, reformist lawmakers voted Wednesday to lift a ban on unmarried Iranian women studying abroad. The measure - which passed 137-74 - now goes to the hard-line Guardian Council, which must approve it for the bill to become law. The parliament debate and vote were broadcast live on Tehran radio >>> FULL TEXT
Majlis warns students against "traps" by hardliners
TEHRAN, Sept 27 (AFP) - The Iranian parliament on Wednesday warned students not to let hardliners draw them into more violence that could harm President Mohammad Khatami's reform movement. The reform-majority legislature, in a statement carried by the state news agency IRNA, said the current situation was "extremely sensitive" after days of riots marred a pro-reform student meeting last month >>> FULL TEXT
Are returning Afghan refugees properly protected?
Sept 26, (Amnesty International) -- Afghan refugees in Iran should not be returned to Afghanistan against their will or where they are at risk of human rights abuses, Amnesty International said today >>> FULL TEXT
Backers of female presidential candidate name second hopeful
TEHRAN, Sept 27 (AFP) - An Iranian party that last week backed the first woman ever to run for the presidency of the Islamic republic has also endorsed a second candidate, the official IRNA news agency said Tuesday >>> FULL TEXT
First Egyptian minister in 21 years to visit Iran
Cairo, Sep 27 (EFE). - Egyptian Public Sector Minister Mojtar Khatab is to travel to Iran this week, the first cabinet member to visit that country since the Islamic revolution in 1979, Egyptian diplomats said Wednesday >>> FULL TEXT
Khatami to pay first visit to Cuba by an Iranian president
HAVANA, Sept 26 (AFP) - Mohammad Khatami will pay the first visit to Cuba by an Iranian president, Tehran's ambassador in the Cuban capital, Davood Salehi, said Tuesday. Khatami will arrive in Havana Friday for a 48-hour official visit, following his participation in the OPEC summit in Caracas, the diplomat told a news conference >>> FULL TEXT
Iran's first domestically made passenger jet rolls of assembly line
TEHRAN, Sept 27 (AFP) - The first model of a domestically made Iranian passenger plane, a joint venture with Ukraine, left the assembly line on Tuesday, state radio reported. The 52-passenger Iran-140 has a maximum altitude of 26,000 feet and a range of some 2,000 kilometers (1,250 miles), it said >>> FULL TEXT
OPEC summit statement to address oil taxes: Iran
CARACAS, Sept 27 (AFP) - A draft final statement of the OPEC summit held in Caracas this week addresses the issue of taxes industrialized countries impose on oil, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zangeneh said Tuesday. Speaking after a ministerial meeting on the eve of the two-day summit, the minister said the taxes were in large part responsible for the high prices consumers had to pay for oil >>> FULL TEXT
Drought leaves 40 tonnes of fish dead, production fall-off
TEHRAN, Sept 27 (AFP) - Forty tons of fish have died in the Iranian northwest as three major reservoirs have dried up due to the nation's severe drought, the official IRNA news agency reported Wednesday. It cited a fisheries official as saying the fish had died since the beginning of the Iranian year in March, while three other dams can no longer be used for fish farming, causing a sharp drop-off in production >>> FULL TEXT
Films based on famous novels
Tehran (Aftab-e Yazd) -- A private food processing copmany intends to produce six films based best-selling novels. Top directors such as Bahram Baizaie, Dayoush Mehrjuie and others are being sought for each film >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Ancient instruments revived
Sanandaj bridge registered as landmark
Daei gives Iran a 2-1 win over Qatar
DOHA, September 27 (Iran Sports Press) -- With video: Two goals by Iranian star striker Ali Daei gave Iran a 2-1 win over Qatar on Wednesday in a friendly match. Both sides are preparing for the Asian Cup finals, due to start in Lebanon in mid October. Iran did not have in its possession some of its European based players, including Mehdi Mahdavikia (Hamburg), Karim Bagheri (Charlton FC), and Mehrdad Minavand (Sturm Graz) >>> FULL TEXT
Azizi not going back to San Jose?
Tabatabaie: I'm more experienced
Tehran (Iran Varzeshi) -- It looks more and more likely that Ahmadreza Abedzadeh will rejoin the national team. But Hadi Tabatabaie is not concerned. He's determined to keep his starting job >>> FULL TEXT
OPEC members want West to reduce tax on oil
Heads of state from the OPEC oil-producing nations have gathered in the Venezuelan capital Caracas for a summit meeting -- only the second in the organisation's forty year history. Jahanshah Javid reports >>> LISTEN HERE
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Not in Kansas
Getting off the plane in Tehran, it was obvious that we were not in Kansas.
-- Nicholas Lore
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