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abu dhabi (uae), may 12, irna -- secretary-general of the organization of the islamic conference (oic) ezzeddin al-araqi cabled a message of condolence to iranian president akbar hashemi rafsanjani on sunday, offering his sympathy with the victims of saturday's earthquake which hit the birjand-qaen in the northeastern iranian province of khorasan.
the iranian president and his delegation are expected to hold special talks with the turkmenistan president and other top officials to discuss the prospects of oil, gas, communications, commerce and transportation projects and other items related to the expansion of economic and political cooperation between the two nations.
tehran, may 12, irna -- german minister of foreign affairs klaus kinkel in a message to his iranian counterpart ali akbar velayati on sunday offered condolences to the bereaved families of saturday's 7.1 degree quake which jolted the birjand-qaem area of the north eastern iranian province of khorasan. /Media/IRNA/970512.html > News > World -- Rescuers extinguish blazing freight cars, Iranian city buries its dead
An iron wedge used on Iranian trains to secure the wheels of the lead car was broken, and it was unclear if brakes on individual cars were working, said Hassan Rasouli, governor of Iran's northeastern Khorasan province.
In an apparent indication of the explosion's force, Iranian seismologists recorded a 3.6-magnitude tremor in the area at the moment of the blast.
Eighty percent of those injured were hurt when their homes collapsed, and the rest were either burned or hurt from the force of the explosion, said Syed Majid Taqizadeh, head of the 22 Bahman hospital, named after the date in the Iranian calendar that coincides with Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution. /news/world/20040219-0637-iran-trainexplosion.html

 Iran Watchdog Approves Division of Province - Persian Journal Latest Iran news & Iranian Article News paper
Iran's former reformist Parliament voted last month to split the northeastern Khorasan province into three to allow more equitable budget allocation and prevent the regional capital Mashhad from absorbing the lion's share of state money.
Dozens were injured and scores arrested in clashes in 2001 and 2002 in Khorasan, which borders Afghanistan and Turkmenistan, when Parliament previously discussed dividing the province.
Iran's constitutional watchdog has approved a bill to carve up the country's biggest province, a proposal that has ignited violent clashes in the past, local newspapers reported yesterday. /iran_news/publish/article_2463.shtml

 Asia Times
Chery will join an Iranian company (SKT) to build a factory in an unspecified location in the northeastern part of Iran with an annual capacity of 30,000 cars to be sold under the Chery brand, according to Li.
In the absence of a strong Iranian private sector, Iran's undersatisfied and government-controlled auto market will offer a unique opportunity for growth to Chery, a company of Iran's old friend, China.
The first one is its largest passenger car producer, which plans to manufacture 1 million passenger cars annually at the end of its 10-year expansion program. /atimes/Middle_East/EC11Ak01.html

 Iran: Floods - OCHA-02: 14-Aug-01
Update on the flash floods that have affected northeastern provinces of Iran This report is based on information provided by UNDP Iran, Iranian and international media Situation 1.
According to news reports, Golestan is the worst hit province and more than 2,000 homes were damaged in the heaviest flooding to hit the region in 200 years.
The Government has warned residents in Gorgan city in Golestan province to be ready for evacuation, since the capacity of the Gorgan Dam has reached its maximum level. /disaster/01b/ixl61.html

 289,000 tons of good exported from northeastern provinces - Irna
Head of the Customs Office of Northern, Razavi and Southern Khorasan provinces said on Wednesday that 289,000 tons of goods valued at 166.5 million dollars have been exported from the three provinces during the first three months of the current Iranian calendar year of 1384 (started March 21,2005).
Some 135,000 tons of goods valued at 980 billion rials were imported to the provinces during the same period, he said.
He added that the imported goods indicated increases of 33 percent and 117 percent in terms of weight and value respectively compared to the same period in 1383. /en/news/view/line-18/0507060882154118.htm

 Ethnologue report for India
Central Kumauni is in Almora and northern Nainital, Northeastern Kumauni is in Pithoragarh, Southeastern Kumauni is in Southeastern Nainital, Western Kumauni is west of Almora and Nainital.
Considered to be dialects of one language with Chaudangsi and dialects in Chhanguru and Tinker districts of Nepal.
Languages and dialects in the Western Hindi group are Hindustani, Haryanvi, Braj Bhasha, Kanauji, Bundeli; see separate entries. /show_country.asp?name=India

 Ethnologue report for India
Central Kumauni is in Almora and northern Nainital, Northeastern Kumauni is in Pithoragarh, Southeastern Kumauni is in Southeastern Nainital, Western Kumauni is west of Almora and Nainital.
Considered to be dialects of one language with Chaudangsi and dialects in Chhanguru and Tinker districts of Nepal.
Arunachal Pradesh, Kameng District, Thrizino circle, 15 villages, mainly in villages of Dijungania, Jamiri, Puragaon; between Monpa on the west and the Tani languages on the east. /show_country.asp?name=India

 Ethnologue report for Iran
Alternate names: HAZARA, HEZAREH, HEZARE'I. Classification: Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Iranian, Western, Southwestern, Persian.
Classification: Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Iranian, Western, Northwestern, Central Iran.
Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, Aramaic, Eastern, Central, Northeastern. /show_country.asp?name=Iran

 History of Pushto language
Indo-Iranian languages are spoken in a wide area stretching from portions of eastern Turkey and eastern Iraq to western India.
There are two major dialects of Pashto: Western Pashto spoken in Afghanistan and in the capital, Kabul, and Eastern Pashto spoken in northeastern Pakistan.
Pushto is one of the East Iranian group of languages, which includes, for example, Ossete (North Ossetian, south Ossetian, Caucasus Soviet Socialist Republic) and Yaghnobi (Tajikistan). /Ethnic-Groups/pashtu-history.html   (984 words)

 Iranian language. Who is Iranian language? What is Iranian language? Where is Iranian language? Definition of Iranian language. Meaning of Iranian language.
Iranian languages: I. Eastern Iranian A. Northeastern 1.
Iranian languages are the eastern-most group of the living Indo-European languages.
They are well represented among the oldest records of Indo-European languages. /kr/encyclopedia/Iranian_language   (984 words)

 Northeastern University Persian Club (NUP)
Iranian Students Group at University of California at Los Angeles
Iranian Cultural Club at University of California at Irvine
Iranian Graduate Student Association at University of Southern California /links.html   (984 words)

50,000 in cash aid to the quake-stricken victims in northeastern iranian province of khorasan.
mashhad, may 29, irna -- president hojjatoleslam akbar hashemi rafsanjani in his inspection tour to this northeastern iranian province today inaugurated `martyr yaqoubi' dam of the provincial city of torbate haydarieh.
more than 1,500 people were killed and hundreds of others wounded in the wake of of an killer earthquake which hit the iranian province on may 10. /Media/IRNA/970530.html   (984 words)

 Northeastern University Persian Club (NUP)
Iranian Students Group at University of California at Los Angeles
Iranian Cultural Club at University of California at Irvine
Iranian Graduate Student Association at University of Southern California /links.html   (295 words)

 Articles - Alans
Their language, Ossetic, belongs to the North Iranian language group; it is the survivor of the northeastern branch of Iranian languages known as Scytho-Sarmatian, which once included languages of the Russian steppes and Central Asia: Scythians, Sarmatians, Massagetae, Alans.
The Alans or Alani were an Iranian nomadic group among the Sarmatian people, warlike nomadic pastoralists of mixed backgrounds, who spoke an Iranian language and shared, in a broad sense, a common culture.
The literary language, based on the Iron dialect was fixed by the national poet, Kosta Xetagurov (1859-1906). /articles/Alans   (1983 words)

 PageOneQ San Francisco Board of Supervisors Condemns Teen Hangings
WHEREAS, On July 19, 2005, in the northeastern city of Mashhad, Iran, two teenagers, 16-year-old Ayaz Marhoni and 18-year-old Mahmoud Asgari, were publicly hanged for a crime involving homosexual sex - they were accused of raping an unidentified 13-year-old boy, although unheard evidence suggested otherwise; and,
WHEREAS, The Iranian Supreme Court in Arak, has sentenced two more young Iranian men, Farid Mostaar and Ahmad Chooka, to death by public hanging- scheduled on August 27, 2005- the charge - homosexual intercourse and "rape"; and,
WHEREAS, Despite appeals from Iranian human rights activists, Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi, and many other Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), the Iranian Supreme Court upheld the verdict and death sentence of Marhoni and Asgari ; and, /news/2005/Gay_Hangings_Condemned_0816.html   (384 words)

In the northeastern Iranian province of Khorasan, local police report that girls are being sold to Pakistani men as sex slaves.
According to a report published recently by the Farsi-language Syna internet website, a “sex exhibition and auction” was held in the United Arab Emirate, somewhere between the sheikhdoms of Dubai and Fujairah, producing young Iranian beauties to the potential Arab buyers.
Informed sources have told the independent and private Iranian news service Iran Press Service that selling Iranian girls and young women in Arab sheikhdoms of the Persian Gulf is a “very well-oil” trade run by some influential men on both sides of the waterway. /ips/articles-2004/june/iran_sex_export_11604.shtml   (384 words)

 200 million books published annually in Iran
The one-week long 84th Iranian Publishers Book Fair is currently underway in the northeastern Iranian city of Semnan.
Speaking in the opening ceremony of the 84th Iranian Publishers Book Fair in Semnan, Mohammad-Ali Shoa’i said that during the previous Iranian year (March 2003-March 2004) there was a great increase in publishing school books and books for seminaries and academic centers.
TEHRAN, Jan. 30 (MNA) -- The deputy minister of culture and Islamic guidance for cultural affairs announced on Sunday that 200 million books are being published in Iran every year. /en/NewsDetail.aspx?NewsID=153287   (126 words)

 Academic Development Conference
An Exploration (November 13-15, 2003), Northeastern Illinois University in cooperation with Iranian Women's Group of Chicagoland announces the initiation of a drive to establish Dr.
This Fund Raising Dinner is hosted by College of Academic Development at Northeastern Illinois University and Iranian Women's Group of Chicagoland.
A special night is planned for the honorable guests. /~IranGuat/mossadeph.html   (266 words)

 8000-year-old stone tool workshop discovered in northeast Iran
TEHRAN, Feb.8 (MNA) -- A team of Iranian experts recently discovered an 8000-year-old stone tool-making workshop during the first comprehensive archaeological area study at an ancient site south of the city of Shahrud in the northeastern Iranian province of Semnan, team member Kurosh Rustai announced on Tuesday.
The excavations carried out over the past few years by Iranian and Japanese experts in Deh-Kheyr and Tappeh-Chakhmanq, south of Shahrud, resulted in the discovery of traces from the Neolithic era (circa 9000–8000 B.C.), putting the region on the archaeological map.
The remains of broken stones indicate that a great variety of stone tools, like sickles, arrowheads, and blades, were being mass produced in the workshop, which covers an area of 2000 square meters, he added. /en/NewsDetail.aspx?NewsID=156287   (266 words)

 Some 1,200 Iraqi nationals arrive in Iran per day via Mehran border
Mehran's Governor Hojjat Esmaeili said that Iraqis who were willing to go on pilgrimage visits to the Iranian holy cities of Mashhad in the northeastern province of Khorassan Razavi and Qom in the central province of Qom used to have permissions from officials of the two countries.
Mehran has been one of the most important border points during the past 18 months used by many Iranian and Iraqi nationals to visit the holy cities of each country.
As the situation has been relatively calm in the Iraqi holy cities, said the governor, more Iranians are rushing to the Mehran border point to cross the border and make pilgrimage visits to the Iraqi holy shrines. /news/04/sep/1141.html   (214 words)

Although the connection between the Indo-Iranian language and chariotry appears to be reasonably certain, it remains to be proved that the people speaking Indo-Iranian belonged to a warrior elite.
At the end of the fifteenth century, southeastern Turkey, northeastern Syria, northern Iraq, and northwestern Iran -in other words: more or less the area that is now populated by the Kurds- was under direct or indirect control of the Mitannian king.
It has been argued that Mitanni was in fact a federation of Hurrian-speaking states, united by a cavalry elite that spoke an Indo-Iranian language. /mi-mn/mitanni/mitanni.html   (914 words)

 Persian language
Old Persian was spoken in southwestern Iran, while Avestan was spoken in northeastern Iran.
It is believed that there must have been a fair level of mutual intelligibility between the Iranian languages of this period, and more than there would be in later periods.
Persian belongs to the Iranian branch of the Indo-Iranian language family. /e.o/persian_l.htm   (387 words)

 Prehistory Iran
Tepe Sabz in Khuzestan, Hajji Firuz in Azerbaijan, Godin Tepe VII in northeastern Luristan, Tepe Sialk I on the rim of the central salt desert, and Tepe Yahya VI C-E in the southeast have all yielded evidence of fairly sophisticated patterns of agricultural life (Roman numerals identify the level of excavation).
By approximately 6,000 BC these patterns of village farming were widely spread over much of the Iranian Plateau and in lowland Khuzestan.
Some are local but not contemporary, such as the traditional Iranian legends and tales that supposedly speak of events in the early 1st millennium BC. /CAIS/History/prehistory/prehistory.htm   (1672 words)

 Iran News - Women's news agency launched in Iran
Ghanadi told AFP the agency, based in the northeastern Iranian city of Mashhad, currently employs 40 staff -- the majority of whom are female -- and had been set up under an initiative by women members of Iranian city councils, most of whom are conservative politicians.
LONDON, Jan 16 (IranMania) - The first Iranian news agency run by women has been launched with an editorial focus on improving women's rights in the Islamic republic, the agency's managing director said Saturday, according to AFP.
She said the agency is also supported by female members of Iran's hardline-run parliament. /News/ArticleView?NewsCode=28746&NewsKind=Current+Affairs   (1672 words)

 eCarpetGallery - The art of rugs - Attributes - Region
Mashad is the capital city of the northeastern Iranian province of Khorasan.
Hamadan is the capital city, of the northwestern Iranian province of Hamadan.
Bakhtiar rugs are woven by the villagers and nomads of the central Iranian province of Chahar Mahal-and-Bakhtiar. /?section=attributes_region   (1657 words)

The Parthian Empire was the dominating force on the Iranian plateau beginning in the late 3rd century BCE, and intermittently controlled Mesopotamia between ca 190 BC and AD The Parthians were an illiterate nomadic people, thought to have spoken an Indo-Iranian languages, who arrived at the Iranian plateau from Central Asia.
Having made vassal states out of Parthia in present-day northeastern Iran and Bactria (an ancient country in Central Asia), he warred successfully against the...
A music theater for medical purposes was built in the Kingdom of Parthia in the 3rd century BC Doctors at the theater used specially selected melodies for... /parthia   (1657 words)

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