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June 7, 1998 | ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For Nancy Dockry of Beverly Hills, the most beautiful sight in Iran was Bam's 9th century sandcastle. The most touching encounter was with her tour guide, a war hero who took her to the battlefield where he was maimed fighting Iraq. And the lightest moment was at the Mashad shrine, where she was shooed from a men's area by guards armed with feather dusters because they're not allowed to touch women.
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TRAVEL
June 28, 1998 | CHRISTOPHER REYNOLDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Welcome to the Homa Hotel, the most comfortable lodging in perhaps Iran's holiest city. Come on in and relax. Or, to quote hotel management's greeting more precisely, "DOWN WITH USA." So say the foot-high polished brass letters (in English) above the lobby entrance. But here in the first days of the rebirth of Iranian tourism, nothing is simple. You may come for the soaring architecture and painstaking tile work, but odds are that the people will steal the show.
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BUSINESS
August 16, 1988 | Associated Press
The government on Monday abolished the state tourism directorate and said major hotels, restaurants and other facilities will be sold off or leased to the private sector. A decree by the ruling Revolution Command Council said the state-run assets to be privatized include seven major hotels in Baghdad, the war-battered southern port city of Basra and the northern city of Mosul, including two Sheratons.
NEWS
June 7, 1998 | ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For Nancy Dockry of Beverly Hills, the most beautiful sight in Iran was Bam's 9th century sandcastle. The most touching encounter was with her tour guide, a war hero who took her to the battlefield where he was maimed fighting Iraq. And the lightest moment was at the Mashad shrine, where she was shooed from a men's area by guards armed with feather dusters because they're not allowed to touch women.
NEWS
January 8, 1998 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Iranian President Mohammad Khatami on Wednesday made one of his nation's strongest overtures toward the United States since the Islamic Revolution, inviting American scholars, artists and tourists to visit to help create a "crack in the wall" of hostility dividing the two countries. But Khatami added that "a bulky wall of mistrust" remains and is too great for U.S.-sought government-to-government talks to have any chance for success at this time.
TRAVEL
June 28, 1998 | CHRISTOPHER REYNOLDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Welcome to the Homa Hotel, the most comfortable lodging in perhaps Iran's holiest city. Come on in and relax. Or, to quote hotel management's greeting more precisely, "DOWN WITH USA." So say the foot-high polished brass letters (in English) above the lobby entrance. But here in the first days of the rebirth of Iranian tourism, nothing is simple. You may come for the soaring architecture and painstaking tile work, but odds are that the people will steal the show.
NEWS
January 8, 1998 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Iranian President Mohammad Khatami on Wednesday made one of his nation's strongest overtures toward the United States since the Islamic Revolution, inviting American scholars, artists and tourists to visit to help create a "crack in the wall" of hostility dividing the two countries. But Khatami added that "a bulky wall of mistrust" remains and is too great for U.S.-sought government-to-government talks to have any chance for success at this time.
BUSINESS
August 16, 1988 | Associated Press
The government on Monday abolished the state tourism directorate and said major hotels, restaurants and other facilities will be sold off or leased to the private sector. A decree by the ruling Revolution Command Council said the state-run assets to be privatized include seven major hotels in Baghdad, the war-battered southern port city of Basra and the northern city of Mosul, including two Sheratons.
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