Today’s Woman: The show will begin with coverage of current events, focusing on issues related to women. The next segment will focus on medical issues related to macular degeneration during aging. The following segment will discuss European tourism in New York. The last segment will focus on tree planting in celebration of spring.

News and Views: The latest on:  A bomb hidden on a packed bus exploded on Friday evening outside the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo, killing 24 people in an attack that the military blamed on Tamil Tiger rebels. Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in the Syrian capital Damascus for talks with Syria's leader on prospects for peace between Syria and Israel. Israel forces entered a northern Gaza town and seized a local Hamas leader from his home, one killed amid heavy fighting with Palestinian gunmen.

Dr. Bahman Aghaii Diba is our guest in studio.

Roundtable:  Our guest Mr. Iraj Pesheskzad, known Persian writer, will discuss his life and his books, in particular the famous “Daii Jaan Napoleon”.

Late Edition: Dr. Reza Moridi, Iranian Canadian politician from Toronto discusses the recognition of Persian New Year (Norooz) as a holiday in Ontario’s Parliament; and its importance.

NewsTalk: Will discuss Iraq (Iraq's neighbors conference and Rice's visit to Iraq, Bahrain and Kuwait; meeting with Babacan, Zebari, Khalifeh and Crocker; Petraeus' nomination to lead CENTCOM and two wars; Iraq and Afghanistan. And, implications on Iran; Iraq-Iran bitter correspondence over Al Qaeda. Iraq's National Security Advisor's commitment to wipe Iran's influence; Mike Mullen's comment on Iran; Sadr's ceasefire with Iraqis and not with Americans); Middle East peace process (Syria-Israel possible peace deal, Golon Heights and Turkey's mediation; Is Syria de-orbiting from Iran? if so, would that effect Iran's influence on Hezbullah and West Bank; Bush-Abbas and Bush- King Abdullah's meeting in DC; Carter and Hamas proposals to Israel); Iran Nuke (Heinonen's visit to Iran. El Baradei's comments and Iranian
official's reactions; Russia shipment of  nuclear material blocked in Azerbaijan; Malaysia expel of Iran from military trade show); Inside Iran (Majlis run-off elections; Factional tensions; changes in cabinet and Khamenei and Ahmadinejad comments). We be joined by Dr Mehran Barati, remote from Berlin, and Ali Afshari on the set.