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Syria war: Israeli jets target Iranian positions around Damascus

Monday, January 21st 2019, 11:41
related countries: Syria Syria

Israel's military says it hit sites operated by elite Iranian units as well as Syrian air defences.
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Iran says US illegally detained reporter Marzieh Hashemi

Wednesday, January 16th 2019, 18:15
related countries: United States United States

A US-born journalist working for Iranian media was allegedly subjected to "violent and abusive" treatment.
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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Iran 'tried to get jailed mum to spy on UK'

Monday, January 14th 2019, 17:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's husband says Iran made the offer to his wife in exchange for her freedom.
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Iran cargo plane crash 'leaves 15 dead' near Tehran

Monday, January 14th 2019, 14:54
related places: Tehran

Only one of the 16 people on board the cargo plane is known to have survived, Iran's army says.
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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Iranian-Briton to go on hunger strike

Monday, January 14th 2019, 9:57

Charity worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe will refuse food in a push for specialist medical care.
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US to expel every last Iranian boot from Syria - Pompeo

Thursday, January 10th 2019, 18:24
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Trump

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Barack Obama had made "dire misjudgements" in the Middle East.
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Michael R White: Iran confirms arrest of ex-US sailor

Wednesday, January 9th 2019, 20:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: Trump

Michael R White is the first American to be detained by Iran during the Trump presidency.
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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Arrest video of jailed mother in Iran

Wednesday, January 9th 2019, 16:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British-Iranian Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is serving a prison sentence in Iran for alleged spying offences.
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Gonen Segev: Israel ex-minister admits spying for Iran

Wednesday, January 9th 2019, 11:57
related countries: Israel Israel

Gonen Segev faces 11 years in jail after pleading guilty to passing information to Israel's enemy.
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EU agrees fresh sanctions on Iran over alleged assassination plots

Tuesday, January 8th 2019, 15:42

Iran stands accused of planning, or carrying out, assassinations on European soil.
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Two held over English Channel migrant crossings

Thursday, January 3rd 2019, 3:27

An Iranian and a Briton are arrested on suspicion of arranging "movement of migrants" across the Channel.
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France to help combat Channel smuggling

Sunday, December 30th 2018, 22:37

Six Iranian migrants are found on the Kent coast as the home secretary cuts short a holiday to deal with the issue.
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Albania expels Iran envoy in 'terrorist' row

Thursday, December 20th 2018, 15:28
related countries: Albania Albania, Israel Israel, United States United States
related places: Tirana

Iran blames Israel and the US after its ambassador and another diplomat are expelled from Tirana.
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Huawei: The life of Chinese tech heiress Meng Wanzhou

Tuesday, December 11th 2018, 0:07
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States

Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou was arrested in Canada for allegedly breaking US sanctions against Iran.
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Iran's migrants trying to get from Serbia to the UK

Monday, December 10th 2018, 10:30
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The BBC investigates how a visa-free travel scheme helped Iranian migrants get into Europe.
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Huawei: Meng Wanzhou faces Iran fraud charges, court hears

Saturday, December 8th 2018, 0:48

Meng Wanzhou faces fraud charges over sanctions-breaking business with Iran, a Canadian court hears.
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The Iranian trailblazer who removed her headscarf

Friday, December 7th 2018, 0:11

Shaparak Shajarizadeh is in exile after breaking Iranian law by removing her hijab.
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Iran’s Chain Murders: A wave of killings that shook a nation

Sunday, December 2nd 2018, 0:16

How the brutal killing of an elderly couple in Iran 20 years ago exposed a series of murders spanning a decade.
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Young in Iran: 'People think we're terrorists'

Monday, November 26th 2018, 0:36
related places: Tehran

Sina, a musician from Tehran, spoke to the BBC about culture, travel, social media, and his rather unexpected job.
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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe case: Jeremy Hunt on Tehran visit

Sunday, November 25th 2018, 12:04
related places: Tehran

Jeremy Hunt told the BBC's Andrew Marr about a visit to Tehran to check on the Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe case.
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What do Iranians think of US sanctions?

Friday, November 23rd 2018, 0:39
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

The BBC's James Landale went to Tehran's Grand Bazaar see what people think of the stringent sanctions.
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Viewpoint: How US can reach new Iran deal - after Trump

Sunday, November 11th 2018, 1:33
related countries: United States United States
related places: Trump

Iran may be open to a new deal, but not with this president, argues US foreign policy expert PJ Crowley.
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Iran women attend Asian Champions League football final

Saturday, November 10th 2018, 18:05
related places: Tehran

Hundreds enter a Tehran stadium, in what could be an end to decades of exclusion from top matches.
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Choppy waters for Greek shipping sector

Thursday, November 8th 2018, 0:00
related countries: Greece Greece, United States United States

Greece’s key shipping industry – the biggest in the world – is going to be greatly affected by the US ban on Iranian oil exports.
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Iran sanctions: US vows 'relentless' pressure as sanctions resume

Monday, November 5th 2018, 20:09
related countries: United States United States

The US Secretary of State says Iran must "act like a normal country, or... see its economy crumble".
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Iran sanctions: How Iranians are feeling the impact

Monday, November 5th 2018, 18:37
related places: Tehran

Tough measures aimed at Tehran are creating serious issues for residents, shopkeepers and students.
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Iran sanctions: Face creams and carpets among products affected

Monday, November 5th 2018, 17:33
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

Firms doing business with Tehran could face massive fines as US sanctions are restored.
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US unleashes sanctions on Iran, hitting oil, banking and shipping

Monday, November 5th 2018, 6:29
related countries: United States United States
related places: Trump

The Trump administration brings back sanctions on Iran, targeting banking, oil and shipping.
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Can Iran survive sanctions?

Sunday, November 4th 2018, 0:08
related countries: United States United States

The US is set to impose a new round of sanctions on Iran's oil and banking sectors.
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Trump administration to reinstate all Iran sanctions

Saturday, November 3rd 2018, 13:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: Trump

The White House describes it as "the toughest sanctions regime ever imposed on Iran".
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Nigeria arrests 400 Shia Muslims after deadly clashes

Wednesday, October 31st 2018, 14:01

The pro-Iranian sect was protesting in the capital to demand the release of their detained leader.
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Denmark accuses Iran of activist murder plot

Tuesday, October 30th 2018, 21:25
related countries: Denmark Denmark
related places: `Arab, Tehran

Tehran denies its intelligence agencies planned to kill an Arab separatist leader on Danish soil.
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Facebook finds more fake accounts from Iran

Friday, October 26th 2018, 19:36

The social network has removed another batch of pages and groups spreading misinformation.
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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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