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Iran and Iraq: From foes to friends

Friday, October 12th 2018, 23:56
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Can the Iran-Iraq war explain today’s conflicts shattering the region?
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US to end Treaty of Amity with Iran after ICJ ruling

Wednesday, October 3rd 2018, 23:26
related countries: United States United States
related places: Amity

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the treaty's end after the US was ordered to ease sanctions.
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International Court of Justice orders US to ease Iran sanctions

Wednesday, October 3rd 2018, 16:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: Justice

Judges order the US to remove "any impediments" to the export of humanitarian goods.
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Iran's Zarif: EU support for deal better than expected

Tuesday, October 2nd 2018, 23:18
related countries: United States United States

Iran’s foreign minister praises European efforts to preserve the nuclear deal despite US sanctions.
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Contaminated bootleg alcohol kills at least 42 in Iran

Monday, October 1st 2018, 15:39

At least 460 people across the country, where alcohol is illegal, appear to have been poisoned.
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Iranian diplomat faces extradition from Germany over 'bomb plot'

Monday, October 1st 2018, 11:37
related countries: France France, Germany Germany

A diplomat accused of involvement in an attack in France has no immunity, a German court rules.
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Iran fires missiles at militants in Syria over Ahvaz attack

Monday, October 1st 2018, 10:01
related countries: Syria Syria

The Revolutionary Guards fire missiles at eastern Syria in response to last month's attack in Ahvaz.
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Basra protests: US closes consulate after weeks of deadly protests

Friday, September 28th 2018, 23:35
related countries: United States United States

The move adds to tensions between the US and Iran, the target of tough economic sanctions.
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Iran city mocked for billboard featuring Israeli soldiers

Thursday, September 27th 2018, 11:02
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Shiraz

The billboard was put up in the city of Shiraz to commemorate the Iran-Iraq war.
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Trump seeks UN backing for Iran nuclear sanctions

Wednesday, September 26th 2018, 17:49
related countries: United States United States

The US president warns that anyone who fails to comply will "face severe consequences".
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US-Iran: John Bolton warns Iran of 'hell to pay' if crossed

Wednesday, September 26th 2018, 10:42
related countries: United States United States

The two sides taunt each other at the UN, with Iran accusing the US of "bullying and imposition".
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Trump at UN: Who does business with Iran?

Tuesday, September 25th 2018, 23:25

President Trump was highly critical of Iran in a speech at the UN
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Iran nuclear deal: Plan put forward to dodge US sanctions

Tuesday, September 25th 2018, 4:38
related countries: United States United States

A new payment system is to be created as major powers try to keep doing business with Iran.
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Iran arrests 'large network' over Ahvaz attack

Monday, September 24th 2018, 12:34
related places: Ahvaz

Saturday's attack in Ahvaz killed 25 people at a military parade featuring Iran's Revolutionary Guard.
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US tells Iran to 'look in the mirror' after Ahvaz attack

Sunday, September 23rd 2018, 21:45
related countries: United States United States
related places: Ahvaz, Gulf

The US ambassador to the UN dismisses claims Gulf states and the US enabled a deadly attack in Iran.
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Iran military parade attacked by gunmen in Ahvaz

Saturday, September 22nd 2018, 13:32

Iran blames "terrorists backed by a foreign regime" for the attack which killed soldiers and civilians.
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Basra protests: Rioters attack Iran consulate

Friday, September 7th 2018, 20:16

A protester is killed amid anger over government corruption and a lack of basic public services.
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Syria war: Russia rejects Turkey's calls for Idlib truce

Friday, September 7th 2018, 17:38
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The Russian president dismisses Turkey's calls for a ceasefire to prevent a "bloodbath" in Syria.
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What babies' nappies tell us about Iran's economic woes

Thursday, September 6th 2018, 21:47
related countries: United States United States

The soaring cost of nappies is the latest consequence of renewed US sanctions.
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Can India work with 'unpredictable' Trump?

Thursday, September 6th 2018, 6:40
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Delhi

India's deals with Russia and Iran are likely to dominate talks with US officials in Delhi.
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Buffalo bottoms prove too much for Iranian TV censors

Wednesday, September 5th 2018, 12:34

Writers and directors for Iran's state TV take to the internet to share stories of censorship.
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Iranian women swim to freedom in Toronto play

Sunday, September 2nd 2018, 23:26

A play in Toronto examines the boundaries women in Iran face through the joy of swimming.
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A book written in text messages

Monday, August 27th 2018, 23:16

Kurdish Iranian writer Behrouz Boochani has lived in detention on Manus Island for five years. The text for his book was written and sent largely by text message.
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Iran urges UN court to halt US reimposed nuclear sanctions

Monday, August 27th 2018, 14:51
related countries: United States United States
related places: Justice, Lawyers

Lawyers tell the International Court of Justice the US wants to "severely" damage Iran's economy.
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Iran gripped by despair as country faces economic turmoil, drought

Sunday, August 26th 2018, 23:17

Iranian callers tell the BBC why the country has been gripped by a wave of despair.
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Iran MPs remove economy minister

Sunday, August 26th 2018, 12:03

The vote of no confidence comes as Iran battles rising prices and the falling value of its currency.
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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Iran grants temporary release

Thursday, August 23rd 2018, 19:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British-Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who Iran says is a spy, is temporarily freed from prison.
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BA and Air France to stop flights to Iran next month

Thursday, August 23rd 2018, 15:08

The airlines say they will stop flying to Iran next month as the route is "not commercially viable".
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Facebook and Twitter remove accounts linked to Russia and Iran campaigns

Wednesday, August 22nd 2018, 1:47
related countries: Russia Russia

The social media giants say they have shut down hundreds of accounts linked to Russia and Iran.
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Holiday with ex-beauty queen costs Norway minister his job

Monday, August 13th 2018, 19:26
related countries: Norway Norway

The fisheries minister broke security rules on a trip to Iran with his ex-beauty queen girlfriend.
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In pictures: World Architecture Festival 2018 shortlist

Monday, August 13th 2018, 0:22
related countries: China China, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: Riyadh

A research centre in Riyadh, a village lounge in rural China and a mosque without a minaret in Iran are among the projects shortlisted in the World Architecture Festival Awards 2018.
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Iranian female photographer defies football match restrictions

Sunday, August 12th 2018, 7:05

An Iranian photographer defies the country's restrictions on women attending men's sporting events.
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Iran sanctions: US can't stop our oil exports, says minister

Wednesday, August 8th 2018, 16:06
related countries: United States United States

Iran's foreign minister says Donald Trump's sanctions plan will not work and mocks his "tantrums".
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Kansas shooting: Adam Purinton given three life sentences for hate crime

Tuesday, August 7th 2018, 18:57
related countries: India India

Adam Purinton said he shot two Indian men in a bar because he thought they were Iranian.
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Iran sanctions: Trump warns trading partners

Tuesday, August 7th 2018, 14:20
related countries: United States United States
related places: Trump

Anyone doing business with Iran will not be doing business with the US, the president says.
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Iran sanctions: Rouhani condemns US 'psychological warfare'

Tuesday, August 7th 2018, 8:54
related countries: United States United States

As US sanctions come into effect, Iran's President Rouhani says the strategy "doesn't make sense".
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US-Iran sanctions: What do they mean?

Monday, August 6th 2018, 23:20
related countries: United States United States

The US is implementing economic sanctions on Iran after pulling out of the nuclear deal, to what end?
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US to fully enforce reimposed Iran nuclear sanctions

Monday, August 6th 2018, 18:33
related countries: United States United States

President Trump says those who breach the nuclear-related sanctions risk "severe consequences".
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Iran nuclear deal: EU shields firms from US sanctions law

Monday, August 6th 2018, 13:19
related countries: United States United States

The EU moves to protect European firms from US sanctions linked to Iran's nuclear programme.
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Iranians criticise Trump's offer of talks

Tuesday, July 31st 2018, 12:22

Officials say the offer to his Iranian counterpart would have "no value" and be "a humiliation".
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Trump says ready to meet Iran's Rouhani

Monday, July 30th 2018, 23:35
related countries: United States United States

"If they want to meet, we'll meet," the US president says.
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Iran general warns Trump war would 'destroy all you possess'

Thursday, July 26th 2018, 20:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: Trump

The general also mocked the US president for using the language of "night clubs and gambling halls".
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Iranian Americans on Donald Trump's policies towards Iran

Monday, July 23rd 2018, 18:14

The BBC's Barbara Plett Usher spoke to Iranian Americans about President Donald Trump's policies on Iran.
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Trump and Iran's Rouhani trade angry threats

Monday, July 23rd 2018, 9:23
related countries: United States United States

Rising Iran-US tension sparks barbs of "the mother of all wars" and "you will suffer".
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Iran nuclear deal: US rejects EU plea for sanctions exemption

Monday, July 16th 2018, 11:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

Washington rejects a request to give European companies relief from its strict sanctions on Iran.
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Iranian man flogged 80 times for drinking alcohol as a child

Thursday, July 12th 2018, 9:32

The man was convicted of consuming alcohol more than 10 years ago, when he was only 14 or 15.
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Risking everything to dance in Iran

Tuesday, July 10th 2018, 23:43

The BBC's Feranak Amidi describes getting away with partying in Iran despite harsh rules.
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Iran dance videos: 'It's not just simple dancing - it's an act of protest'

Tuesday, July 10th 2018, 14:46
related countries: United States United States

Masih Alinejad, an Iranian journalist now based in the US, on why so many women have sent her videos of themselves dancing.
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'Sultan of Coins': Iranian police arrest man for hoarding gold

Wednesday, July 4th 2018, 14:43

Police say the man hoarded two tonnes of gold coins in order to manipulate the local market.
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Iranian diplomat in Austria held over Paris bomb plot

Tuesday, July 3rd 2018, 17:31
related countries: Austria Austria, France France
related places: Paris

Austria is set to lift the diplomat's immunity after he is linked to the foiled attack.
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Trump urges Saudis to raise oil output 'by two million barrels'

Saturday, June 30th 2018, 22:40
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States

The US president says he asked Saudi Arabia to increase oil production due to "turmoil in Iran".
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When the US shot down an Iranian airliner

Friday, June 29th 2018, 0:07
related countries: United States United States

Some 290 people died when a US warship brought down an Iranian airliner over the Persian Gulf.
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Insults made 'Iranian Messi's' mum ill

Thursday, June 28th 2018, 12:12

Iran striker Sardar Azmoun retires from international football at 23, claiming his mother has become seriously ill because of insults he has received.
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Travel ban: Trump hails 'tremendous' Supreme Court ruling

Tuesday, June 26th 2018, 19:03
related countries: Libya Libya, Somalia Somalia, United States United States, Yemen Yemen
related places: Trump

The president says his policy is best for the US, arguing European countries have been "over-run".
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Iran fans try to disturb Portugal team before key match

Monday, June 25th 2018, 16:38
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Cristiano Ronaldo asked the Iran fans for quiet as they camped outside the his team's hotel.
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Tehran sees biggest protests since 2012

Monday, June 25th 2018, 13:41
related places: Tehran

Traders took part in a big protest against price rises and the plummeting value of Iran's currency,
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World Cup 2018: Footballer's hair 'too wild' for Iranian TV

Sunday, June 24th 2018, 10:04

Ex-Barcelona star Carles Puyol was due to be a World Cup pundit in Iran but was barred from the studio.
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Chess player quits Iran competition over headscarf rule

Thursday, June 21st 2018, 23:09
related countries: India India

An Indian chess champion has pulled out of a tournament in Iran over the country's compulsory headscarf rule.
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Iranian women at World Cup stadium to watch men's football

Thursday, June 21st 2018, 7:11

Hundreds of Iranian women watched their first men's football match in a stadium last night.
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World Cup 2018: Iran 0-1 Spain - the throw-in everyone is talking about

Wednesday, June 20th 2018, 21:12
related countries: Spain Spain

Iran defender Milad Mohammadi's failed throw-in against Spain has commentators and social media in hysterics.
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Does Iran hold key to Dutch murder mystery?

Monday, June 18th 2018, 23:48
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Amsterdam

Neither the Iranian nor Dutch authorities are commenting on claims that Iran could have been behind the 2015 killing near Amsterdam.
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