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2009-05-04 16:53:19

Iranian officials said this year's Islamic Solidarity Games were canceled over demands from Arab countries for the Persian Gulf not to be inscribed on medals. Officials said the games, which had been scheduled for October in Iran, were canceled in response to demands from Saudi Arabia and other nations for the Persian Gulf to be referred to as the Arabian Gulf or only the Gulf on medals and promotional materials for the event, Britain's Guardian newspaper reported Monday. We must insist on...

2008-07-05 18:00:03

By Elaine Sciolino Iran formally responded Friday to a proposal of incentives aimed at resolving the impasse over the country's nuclear program, European officials said. The response came in a letter signed by the Iranian foreign minister, Manouchehr Mottaki, and handed to the office of the European Union foreign policy chief, Javier Solana, on Friday evening, said Cristina Gallach, Solana's spokeswoman. Officials declined to discuss the contents of the letter. Earlier Friday, the chief...


Word of the Day
conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin