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Friday, September 29, 2006Anousheh Ansari And The Crew Return To EarthAnousheh Ansari, the world's first female paying space tourist, returned to Earth on Friday after an 11-day sojourn in space capped by the bone-jarring journey from the international space station.
"Westerners Are Perfidious”, Says Iranian PresidentThursday, September 28, 2006 As Iran and the European Union, backed by the United States, Russia and China, resumed a second round of nuclear talks in Berlin on Thursday 28 September 2006, Iranian hard line and fundamentalist President Mahmoud Ahmadi Nezhad hinted that Iran’s next step could be enriching uranium for military use and reiterated that access to nuclear energy and by that way, enriching uranium is a “legitimate” right of the Iranians.
Iran Warns Moscow On Boushehr Atomic PlantMonday, September 25, 2006 Iran warned Russia on Monday that if it did not complete the Boushehr nuclear plant soon, it would think doing it by itself.
Children of "The Resistance"Sunday, September 24, 2006 A National Post investigation has found the banned terrorist group Mujahedin-e Khalq recruited teens in Canada and sent them abroad to overthrow the Iranian government by force. Today, we begin a five-part series about a Canadian family that got deeply involved with the guerrillas -- and now regrets it.
Our Rulers Do Not Represent The Iranian PeopleSaturday, September 23, 2006 My brief journey to your beautiful and amazing country began in New York City with a symbolic hunger strike in front of United Nations headquarters. Its purpose was to bring to the world's attention the plight of political prisoners in my country, Iran. We demand that all political prisoners in Iran be freed. I am certain that you appreciate our desire for freedom; it was, after all, the main principle upon which your country was founded.
Iran May Fall Victim to Law of Unintended ConsequencesWednesday, September 20, 2006 “We are putting up the sandbags and erecting the barbed wire fences,” says Dahbashi. “We expect the siege to start at any moment.” Dahbashi (not his real name) is a chubby wheeler-dealer with contacts all over the world. He is currently in Europe to find ways and means of helping the Islamic Republic of Iran escape the worst consequences of any sanctions that the United Nations might choose to impose on Iran over alleged secret nuclear plans.
Pope's Speech Again Demonstrated The Fragility of IslamTuesday, September 19, 2006 If he wanted, and it was not his aim, the Pope Benedict XVI could not perform in a better way to demonstrate the irrationality, the intolerance and the violence of the Muslims when he spoke about relationship between Islam and violence in Germany last week.
Americans Saddened Anousheh's Space OdysseyMonday, September 18, 2006 Almost three years after Mrs. Shirin Ebadi, a lawyer and human rights activist who be came the first Iranian to receive the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize, Mrs. Anousheh Ansari became the first Iranian to go into space with a Russian Soyuz spacecraft that took off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Monday 18 September 2006.
Iranian Music With Norwegian Radio-Television Symphony OrchestraSaturday, September 16, 2006 For the first time, an Iranian orchestra conductor, Mr. Javid Afsari Rad performed some of his composed pieces with the collaboration of the Norwegian Radio-Television Symphony Orchestra on 14th and 15th of September 2006 in Oslo.
IAEA Slams US Senate For "Incorrect, Dishonest" Report On Iran NukeSaturday, September 16, 2006 In a sign of displeasure with the United States Senate, experts and inspectors from the United Nations nuclear watchdog protested to some parts of a Congressional report on Iran's controversial nuclear programmes, saying the report contains "erroneous, misleading and unsubstantiated information".
One Last Nail To The Coffin Of Independent Media in IranTuesday, September 12, 2006 In one of its latest and most dramatic act of pressure against Iranian independent media, the authorities in the Islamic Republic closed down the country’s most influential and popular newspaper “Sharq” (Orient) on Monday.
Khatami in The US: A Mission Impossible Half AccomplishedSunday, September 10, 2006 As the controversial visit of former Iranian president Hojjatoleslam Mohammad Khatami to the United States comes to its end, political analysts in Iran and elsewhere were not sure about the aim of the trip and above all, to whom the moderate, intellectual Iranian cleric was talking to and whether he had any mission, if not impossible, for the Bush Administration?
Voluntary Interviews Instead Of Forced TV ConfessionsMonday, September 4, 2006 In a dramatic change of methods, the Islamic Republic has replaced the decades-long humiliating, shameful, degrading but above all unproductive broadcast on radio and televisions of confessions obtained from dissidents in prisons by “voluntary interviews”, as seen by the interview “offered voluntarily” by Mr. Ramin Jahanbaglou, the prominent Iranian scholar, philosopher and researcher to the semi-official ISNA news agency on 31 July 2006.