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R o z a n eh                                         Nov/Dec. 2003



Quake toll may hit 30,000

'Many killed' in Iran earthquake

Pope speech condemns terrorism

Shirin Ebadi's Nobel speech

An Iranian/Canadian Is Named 1st RUNNER UP in Miss World Competition!

 Iran Students Rally for Free Speech, Prisoners

Putin Party Heads for Triumph in Russia Poll

Bush Surprises U.S. Troops With Iraq Trip


Iran Warns IAEA, U.S. Condemnation May Backfire






Rain hope for forest blaze state




U.S. Isolated on Iran Nuke Program-Diplomats



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In minutes, Bam's 2,000 years of history and its hopes for the future were left in ruins

Tania Branigan
Saturday December 27, 2003
The Guardian

For two millennia the tawny walls of the ancient citadel at Bam rose from the vast Dasht'e Kavir desert, drawing traders and pilgrims towards the lush oasis. But in just a few minutes yesterday morning, those centuries of splendour vanished as one of Iran's greatest archaeological treasures was levelled. The citadel, one of the greatest mudbrick structures in the world, had simply crumbled - along with hundreds of houses in the modern city around it.

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An Interview With Dr. Amir Aslan Afshar

December 01, 2003
Iran va Jahan
Cyrus Kadivar

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A key U.N. committee approved a Canadian-drafted resolution rebuking Iran for alleged human rights abuses, including torture, suppression of free speech and discrimination against women and minorities

Canadian-Drafted Iran Rights Rebuke Approved by UN Panel

A deadly problem out of Iran
by Amir Taheri
November 10, 2003

Until last spring, it seemed as if Iran and the United States were moving toward a discreet dialogue designed to defuse more than two decades of antagonism. Now, however, with the release of fresh evidence that Iran may be pursuing nuclear weapons, tensions between the old adversaries have reached a new high.

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A daughter of Cyrus the Great

IT WAS A GESTURE that would seem unremarkable to most in this country: a middle-aged woman and two men shake hands after a speech at a university. But the handshake between the Iranian human rights activist Shirin Ebadi and two dissidents took place in Tehran before a crowd of 1,000 students. And in the Islamic republic, such contact between a woman and a man to whom she is not related could result in jail or flogging.

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Iran Shenasi

The Metamorphosis Of GAtaic Twin Malnyu To Doctrine of Dualism

A major problem in the history of thought in Persia

by Dr. Jalil Doostkhah

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"Zed-e Zandiyoon" dar dorey-e Saasaani va Sadr-e Eslam

By: Professor Touraj Dayaee

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Book Review

Introducing Dr. Jalil Doostkha's " Gozaresh-e Haft Khan-e Rostam "

by: Shirin Tabibzadeh

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Aavaazhaa-y-e Zan-e Bee Ejazeh

Pezvak-e Andisheh va Honar-e Baanooyee Irani

Introducing Granaz-e Moosavi

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By Pejman Akbarzadeh

Until a few decades ago, in the English language
(which is now international) and in international
circles, our country was called "Persia."
Unfortunately, however, in 1935 the then government of
Persia requested all countries in the world to call
Persia by its native name, "Iran," without heeding the
delicate point that as an ancient land, possessing a
civilization thousands of years old, our country was
known as "Persia," not "Iran."

On the 50th Anniversary of 28 Mordad

by: A. Mahmoodian

It is about time that we view the critical events of this period from an objective and rational point of view. As Iranians, we have failed to learn from our emotional judgments and irrational conclusions that we made in the post World War II Iran. This is painfully true and ubiquitous among the educated and “intellectual” community. For example, they failed miserably to acknowledge, much less comprehend, Ghavam’s contributions during the Allied occupation, or understand the real reasons behind Dr. Mossadeq’s fall. I will be more than glad if they even admitted that history proved them wrong.

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Non-Muslim Communities in Iran

From: Iran Nameh

The Jewish community of Mashhad is believed to have been established in the 18th century. During the seige of Nader Shah Afshar (1736-1747) Jewish families from Qazvin  and Deilaman were ordered to resettle in Khurasan as part of the King's’ resettlement policies. 

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Memoirs of a Persion Princess

Tajal Saltaneh

The life of Taj al-Saltana, daughter of the ruler of Iran, Naser al-Din Shah Qajar, epitomized the predicaments of her changing era. Overcoming her limited education within the harem walls, Taj chronicled a thirty-year span in the life of a generation that witnessed a shift from traditional order to revolutionary flux. 

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The Blind Man
by: Bertolt Brecht 

A Simple man lived decently for thirty years, without excesses, then he lost his sight. He could no longer dress himself properly. and washing too proved difficult. Things came to such a pass that death would have been a release -- and not only for him.

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Is Love an Art?

The first chapter of Erich Fromm's little book "The Art Of Loving"

Is Love an art?  Then it requires knowledge and effort.  Or is love a pleasant sensation, which to experiences is a matter of chance, something one "falls intro" if one is lucky?  his little book is based on the former premise, while undoubtedly the majority of people today believe in the latter.

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Chaay-e Yassaman-e Sabz

by: Sadaf Kiani

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Farah Diba Pahlavi publishes her memoir, an interview

Farah Pahlavi, the last empress of Iran, has published an eventful book. On
the eve of the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Shah of Iran, the
Shahbanou evokes the sad hours of her country swept away by obscurantism,
but also the death in exile of the king, the incredible story of the love
that bound them together before the tragic destiny struck again with the
passing away of their daughter Princess Leila.

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Iran the beautiful, a book on the beauties of our homeland

Photographer: Daniel Nadler

In distinctive ways, Iran is one of the most photogenic countries in the world -- a place where dazzling architecture is set amid desolate expanses of desert or steppe; where snow-capped mountains plunge dramatically to a seacoast of steamy lushness; where nomads guide their flocks to seasonal pasturelands; where tombs, temples, castles, and mosques bespeak the richness of the Persian past.

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Introducing Shahin Shafaei, the acclaimed actor and playwright,  resident of Australia

'Refugitive', his one man show  played in New Mercury Theatre in Brisbane Australia on September 12th and 13th, has been widely praised by theatre lovers

Shahin Shafaei was an acclaimed actor and playwright in his native Iran.  A Master in English literature from the University of Tehran he had over ten of his plays produced while directing and acting in many more.  In 1997 he was awarded Best Actor at the Theatre Festival of Isfehan, Iran' leading theatre festival.

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