Monday, May 10, 2004

Iran grants equal inheritance rights to women

Daily Times - Site Edition: "
Iran grants equal inheritance rights to women
TEHRAN: Irans outgoing reformist parliament on Monday passed a law handing women in the Islamic republic the same inheritance rights as men"

Bush Praises Rumsfeld on War on Terror

Yahoo! News - Bush Praises Rumsfeld on War on Terror: "WASHINGTON - President Bush issued a strong endorsement of embattled Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld on Monday, telling him after a meeting at the Pentagon, -You are doing a superb job.- "

Iranian export to Afghanistan topped 212 million dollars in 2003

Mehr News Agency English: "TEHRAN May 10 (MNA) -- Iran?s export to Afghanistan topped 52 million dollars in 2001, some 115 million dollars in 2002 and 212 million dollars in 2003, said here on Monday an official in Iran-Afghanistan Joint Chamber of Commerce.
According to the chairman of the chamber, Alikhani said, ?The figures indicate that we have not had suitable and required tools to develop relations with Afghanistan. In this regard, both the government and the private sector should try harder.?

Iran: Bam hit by yet another quake

Iran: Bam hit by yet another quake: "Tehran, May 10, IRNA -- An earthquake, measuring 3.8 degrees on the Richter scale hit the city of Bam, in the southeastern province of Kerman Monday morning.
The seismological base of the Geophysics Institute of Tehran University registered the quake at 08:07 hours local time (0337 GMT) with its epicenter somewhere in the vicinity of Bam. There were no immediate reports of any casualty or damage to property caused by the quake. "

Plastic Surgery a bargain in Iran "TEHRAN, Iran - When Sara Shahpouri returns home to Santa Monica, Calif., from her annual trips to Iran, she usually has a suitcase full of saffron and pistachios and a Persian carpet. This year, she came back with a new face.
In the Los Angeles area, Shahpouri's home since she fled the 1979 Islamic Revolution, a face-lift would have cost her several thousand dollars. Instead, she bought round-trip airfare to Tehran, put her face in the hands of the city's pre-eminent plastic surgeon and had money left over to spend on jewelry.
Surprisingly, cosmetic surgery is thriving in Iran. Skilled doctors master the latest procedures practiced in the West and acquire the newest tools, from lasers to wrinkle-busting serums. "

Bulgarian news network - Iran Has Evidence of Worse Abuses in Iraq

Bnn, Bulgarian news network a>: "Iran Says Has Evidence of Worse Abuses in Iraq

Iran has banned Torture and now is the time for the US to do the same. As Ronald Reagan said in his first inaugural address, “We will again be the exemplar of freedom and a beacon of hope for those who do not now have freedom.” As a Christian and an American I pray President Bush will heed those words and follow that lead. If we trade evil for evil then we lose no matter what the outcome of the war. JBOC

TEHRAN (BGNES)- Revolutionary Guards spokesman Brigadier Massoud Jazayeri said he would shortly make public the documents, which would show that the abuse of Iraqi prisoners was still taking place.

'There are documents obtained via a certain channel which show that this (abuse) has been practiced since long ago and is far worse than what has been leaked,' Jazayeri told the ISNA students news agency. "

Iran condemns terrorist blast in Chechnya

:: Xinhuanet - English ::: "TEHRAN, May 10 (Xinhuanet) -- Iran has condemned the terrorist blast at a stadium in the Chechnya capital of Grozny, terming it as an inhumane incident, local press reported on Monday.

'Resorting to violence is not the solution of the problems,' Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid-Reza Asefi was quoted as saying.

'It would lead to further complication of the situation, and we hope Chechen problems and differences would be settled through peaceful ways,' Asefi added."