Today’s Woman: Ms. Parvin Koh Gilani, journalist and the manager of Shahrvand Newspaper discusses her publication and work on women’s issues.
News & Views: Iranians will vote on April 25 in the second round of parliamentary elections to decide the final make-up of their new parliament, with conservatives set to retain control, officials said Monday. Iran has lodged a bid to join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) that comprises Russia, China and four ex-Soviet Central As an states, the country's foreign minister said on Monday. Iran, which currently holds an observer status in the regional security group, has long sought to become a full member of the SCO, seen as a counterbalance to U.S. and NATO influence in the region. Dick Cheney on Monday hit out at Iran and Syria as he wrapped up a Middle East peace push, saying they were undermining the renewed but faltering Israeli-Palestinian talks.
Roundtable hosts Iraj Mesdaghi, a former political prisoner who spent ten years in prison in Iran and the author of several books and numerous articles. He is now living in Sweden.
Late Edition reports on the latest from the violence and political turmoil in Tibet.
NewsTalk hosts its regular Monday discussion on human rights with contributor Elahe Hicks, & writer Shokouh Mirzadegi from Denver