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Ahmadinejad 'advised not to seek re-election in Iran'

Monday, September 26th 2016, 21:30

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei advises former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad not to run for re-election next year, state media has reported.
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Canadian-Iranian academic Homa Hoodfar released by Iran

Monday, September 26th 2016, 16:05
related countries: Canada Canada

Retired Canadian-Iranian lecturer Homa Hoodfar has been released from prison on "humanitarian grounds", Iranian state media report.
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Rebel cyclists

Wednesday, September 21st 2016, 18:18

How Iranian women are defying a fatwa by cycling in public
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Rio Paralympics 2016: Closing ceremony tribute for Bahman Golbarnezhad

Monday, September 19th 2016, 1:20

The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games are brought to a close inside a packed Maracana Stadium, with the IPC leading a tribute to Bahman Golbarnezhad.
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Rio Paralympics 2016: Iranian Para-cyclist dies after crash

Sunday, September 18th 2016, 1:15

Iranian Para-cyclist Bahman Golbarnezhad dies following a crash during the men's C4-5 road race at the Rio Paralympics.
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Hajj stampede: Iran leader says Saudis 'murdered' pilgrims

Monday, September 5th 2016, 15:57
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Iran's supreme leader accuses Saudi Arabia of "murdering" pilgrims caught up in a stampede at last year's Hajj and urges Muslims to "reconsider" Riyadh's custodianship of Islam's holiest sites.
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British Airways to resume direct flights to Iran

Thursday, September 1st 2016, 9:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, Tehran

British Airways will resume direct flights to Tehran later - the first UK carrier to fly to Iran for four years.
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Iran rolls out domestic internet

Monday, August 29th 2016, 13:34

Iran says it has launched the first phase of "national internet" designed to replace the current system.
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Iraq asks Saudi Arabia to remove ambassador

Sunday, August 28th 2016, 22:10
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: Baghdad

The Iraqi government asks for the Saudi ambassador to Baghdad to be replaced over comments he made about Iran's involvement in Iraq.
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Iran arrests nuclear deal negotiator on spying charge

Sunday, August 28th 2016, 15:22

Iranian authorities say they arrested a man on suspicion of spying during the landmark nuclear deal negotiations with the West.
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US Navy vessel fires warning shots at Iran boat

Thursday, August 25th 2016, 21:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: Gulf

The Pentagon says a US Navy vessel fired three warning shots when an Iranian military boat approached it head-on in the Gulf.
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Lights, camera, tsunami

Wednesday, August 24th 2016, 23:15
related countries: United States United States

A slick music video in which a US invasion force is destroyed by a patriotic tsunami has upset Iranian conservatives.
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Russia 'showed-off' over use of Iran airbase for Syria strikes

Monday, August 22nd 2016, 14:51
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Iran accuses Russia of "showing-off" over its use of an Iranian airbase to bomb Syria as both sides confirm raids from there have stopped for now.
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US: Iran cash linked to prisoner release

Thursday, August 18th 2016, 21:31
related countries: United States United States

The State Department says a $400m cash payment to Iran was used as "leverage" in the release of five US prisoners.
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Rio Olympics 2016: Security called after Behdad Salimikordasiabi weightlifting loss

Wednesday, August 17th 2016, 12:26

Security forces are called to the weightlifting arena as coaches react furiously after an invalid lift by Iran's Behdad Salimikordasiabi.
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Syrian conflict: Russian bombers use Iran base for air strikes

Tuesday, August 16th 2016, 19:40
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Russia says it has used a base in Iran to carry out air strikes in Syria, the first time it has deployed bombers to a third country.
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Iran accuses dual national of spying for British intelligence

Tuesday, August 16th 2016, 9:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An Iranian dual national has been arrested on suspicion of spying for the British intelligence services, Iran's state news agency reports.
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One man's fight to bring home family

Sunday, August 14th 2016, 21:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The husband of a British-Iranian woman facing trial in Iran has told the BBC that she is being used as a political pawn.
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Iran Olympic protest: Woman asked to take down sign

Sunday, August 14th 2016, 15:01

A female Iranian activist who held a protest banner during a volleyball match at the Rio Olympics is asked to take it down by security and leave.
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Iranian nuclear scientist Shahram Amiri executed for treason

Sunday, August 7th 2016, 12:03
related countries: United States United States

Iran's government confirms it has executed nuclear scientist Shahram Amiri, saying he leaked "vital information to the enemy".
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Nuclear scientist Shahram Amiri 'executed' in Iran

Sunday, August 7th 2016, 4:47

The BBC has learnt that an Iranian nuclear scientist accused of working with Western intelligence agencies has been executed.
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Donald Trump backtracks on 'video of Iran payment'

Friday, August 5th 2016, 17:36
related countries: United States United States

US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump backtracks on a claim that he saw video footage of a US cash payment to Iran.
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Pokemon Go banned by Iranian authorities over 'security'

Friday, August 5th 2016, 15:11

Authorities in Iran ban the Pokemon Go app because of unspecified "security concerns", joining other countries to have worries over the hit game.
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Murky affair

Friday, August 5th 2016, 11:47
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

The BBC's James Cook analyses Donald Trump's claim that Iran's military filmed $400m in cash being taken by plane to Tehran by the US authorities.
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Iran hangs 20 over 'armed attacks'

Thursday, August 4th 2016, 10:59

Iran hangs up to 20 Sunni Muslim prisoners it says were involved in armed attacks, but there are claims the men were subject to unfair trials.
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White House: Iran cash payment not ransom for hostages

Wednesday, August 3rd 2016, 20:52
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

The White House dismisses claims that the US paid a ransom to Iran in exchange for the release of five American prisoners.
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Tehran nose job

Wednesday, August 3rd 2016, 0:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Iranians are struggling to understand how a well-known British porn star was allowed into their country for cosmetic surgery.
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Iran's Rouhani shelves civil service exam over female discrimination

Tuesday, August 2nd 2016, 8:08

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani postpones the annual civil service entry exam because of concerns it discriminates against women.
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Iran 2016 Olympic uniform controversy continues

Sunday, July 31st 2016, 14:24

Iran has redesigned its much-derided uniform only to incur more ridicule online.
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Payslips peril

Thursday, July 28th 2016, 10:53

Iran's so-called payslip-gate scandal has been a blow to President Hassan Rouhani's reputation, and could still be a problem come next year's elections, says the BBC's Amir Azimi.
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Iran's nuclear deal a year on

Thursday, July 14th 2016, 8:50

Iran and six world powers reached a landmark nuclear agreement one year ago today, and as a result the country has witnessed far-reaching changes.
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Tempers and tweets

Wednesday, July 13th 2016, 23:25

One year since the historic signing of the Iranian nuclear deal, key negotiators tell BBC Persian about what went on behind the scenes.
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Iran cinema: Abbas Kiarostami, award-winning film director, dies at 76

Tuesday, July 5th 2016, 10:40
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Award-winning Iranian film director Abbas Kiarostami, a much-feted figure in world cinema, dies in Paris aged 76.
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'Iranian Hulk'

Friday, July 1st 2016, 0:51
related countries: Syria Syria

A gigantic Iranian social media star has volunteered to join his countrymen fighting alongside the Assad regime in Syria.
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US Navy criticises sailors captured in Iranian waters

Thursday, June 30th 2016, 18:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: Gulf

Weak leadership, poor judgment and a lack of "warfighting toughness" led to the capture of 10 US sailors by Iran in the Gulf in January, the US Navy says.
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Iran sacks bank chiefs amid uproar over high salaries

Thursday, June 30th 2016, 16:41

The chief executives of four public banks in Iran have been sacked amid widespread criticism of their salaries, the state-run Irna news agency reports.
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Boeing and Iran Air reach landmark $25bn deal

Tuesday, June 21st 2016, 18:44
related countries: United States United States

US aircraft maker Boeing announces that it has reached a deal with Iran Air that could be worth up to $25bn (£17bn).
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Iran general warns Bahrain after Shia cleric stripped of citizenship

Monday, June 20th 2016, 22:05
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

A top Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander warns of armed resistance in Bahrain after the kingdom strips a prominent Shia cleric of his citizenship.
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Iran 'foils plot by Sunni militants to bomb Tehran'

Monday, June 20th 2016, 8:49
related places: Tehran

The authorities in Iran thwart a plot by Sunni militants to bomb targets in the capital. Tehran, the intelligence ministry says.
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Iran: Two workers dead in Tehran subway gas explosion

Friday, June 17th 2016, 18:37
related places: Tehran

A gas explosion in an underground construction site in Tehran has killed two workers.
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VIDEO: Meet the gay mullah forced to flee Iran

Tuesday, June 7th 2016, 23:43
related places: Taha

Taha is a gay mullah who fled Iran after being threatened for performing secret same-sex weddings.
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Iran leader slams 'fake' BBC report

Friday, June 3rd 2016, 15:20
related countries: United States United States

A BBC report revealing secret contact between the late founder of Iran's Islamic Republic and US presidents is "fake", Iran's Supreme Leader says.
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VIDEO: Iranian and Saudi hackers at war

Friday, June 3rd 2016, 15:15
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

How Saudi and Iranian hackers are waging a virtual war.
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Iran and Saudis fail to solve Hajj row

Sunday, May 29th 2016, 14:50
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: Mecca, Tehran

Iran and Saudi Arabia fail to solve a row over the Hajj pilgrimage and Iranian citizens will not travel to Mecca this year, Tehran says
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VIDEO: Woman dons male disguise to get into Iranian soccer stadium

Thursday, May 26th 2016, 17:30

Iranian woman dons male disguise to watch the footie
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Iran hardliner to lead top clerical body

Tuesday, May 24th 2016, 9:04

Hardline conservative Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati is elected chairman of the Assembly of Experts, which selects Iran's supreme leader.
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India-Iran relations: Why Bollywood is our common language

Saturday, May 21st 2016, 23:03
related countries: India India

Another side to Indian-Iranian relations
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Iran arrests 'un-Islamic' online models

Monday, May 16th 2016, 12:42

Eight people are arrested in Iran for working for online modelling agencies deemed to be "un-Islamic", the prosecutor of a cybercrimes court says.
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US commander demoted over Iran incident

Thursday, May 12th 2016, 23:37
related countries: United States United States

The US Navy demotes the commander of the 10 US sailors who in January entered Iranian territorial waters and were briefly detained.
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VIDEO: Husband's plea for Briton held in Iran

Monday, May 9th 2016, 13:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British man has described the imprisonment of his wife by Iran's Revolutionary Guard as "outrageous and arbitrary".
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Iran leader hails record vote for women

Sunday, May 1st 2016, 18:27

The president of Iran congratulates voters on electing a record number of women to parliament since before the 1979 Islamic revolution.
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Iran moderates win back parliament

Saturday, April 30th 2016, 16:24

Run-off elections give moderates and reformists a working majority in the Iranian parliament for the first time in more than a decade.
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Asylum seeker dies of burns in Australia

Friday, April 29th 2016, 6:29
related countries: Australia Australia, Nauru Nauru

A 23-year-old Iranian asylum seeker who set himself on fire at Australia's detention centre on the island of Nauru has died.
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Iran sentences four journalists to jail

Wednesday, April 27th 2016, 9:36

A media advocacy group condemns the sentencing by a court in Iran of four reformist journalists to between five and 10 years in prison.
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US to buy heavy water from Iran

Friday, April 22nd 2016, 17:17
related countries: United States United States

The US is buying 32 tonnes of heavy water, which is used in some nuclear reactors, from Iran.
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Can Iran boost production while cutting greenhouse gases?

Friday, April 22nd 2016, 1:20

Iran seeks to boost production while cutting greenhouse gases
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Top court gives Iran cash to US victims

Wednesday, April 20th 2016, 17:03
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, United States United States
related places: Beirut

The US Supreme Court permits the families of victims of a 1983 bombing in Beirut and other terror attacks to collect nearly $2bn (£1.4bn) in frozen Iranian assets.
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Iran displays new Russian missile parts

Sunday, April 17th 2016, 10:30
related countries: Russia Russia

Iran uses its Army Day to display parts of a long-awaited S-300 air defence system ordered from Russia after sanctions were lifted last year.
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VIDEO: Iran and EU hold high level talks

Sunday, April 17th 2016, 1:37
related places: Tehran

Iran has held it's highest level talks with Europe for more than a decade, as the EU's foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, spent the day in Tehran.
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