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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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EU 'turns page' in relations with Iran

Saturday, April 16th 2016, 19:16

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini says they have "turned a new page" with Iran, as she visits Tehran for highest-level talks in more than a decade.
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Migrant fined for Nauru suicide bid

Friday, April 15th 2016, 20:24
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Nauru Nauru

An Iranian asylum seeker is fined for trying to kill himself during an attempt to move him and his daughter from an Australian-funded camp on Nauru.
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The Afghans sent by Iran to fight for Assad

Friday, April 15th 2016, 6:18

The Afghans sent by Iran to fight for Assad
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Iran 'receiving Russian missile system'

Monday, April 11th 2016, 11:02
related countries: Israel Israel, Russia Russia, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States

Russia is reported to have started delivering S-300 surface-to-air missiles to Iran - a deal opposed by Israel, the US and Saudi Arabia.
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Tourists join bareheaded protest against Iranian clothing laws

Friday, April 8th 2016, 23:32

The female tourists defying Iranian clothing laws
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Air France bid to resolve headscarf row

Monday, April 4th 2016, 14:35
related places: Tehran

Air France says female crew members can opt out of flying a new route to Tehran after a controversial request for them to wear a headscarf on arrival.
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Oil slumps on oversupply fears

Friday, April 1st 2016, 13:42
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Oil prices fall sharply after Saudi Arabia says it will freeze production only if Iran and other major producers do the same.
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Iran leader says missiles part of future

Wednesday, March 30th 2016, 10:56

Iran's Supreme Leader says anyone who thinks negotiations are more important than building a missile system are traitors, his official website reports.
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US undermining Iran's banks - Khamenei

Sunday, March 20th 2016, 15:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: Western

The US is reneging on the Western nuclear deal with Iran by exerting pressure that undermines Iran's banks, says Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei.
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Who's at the controls of Iran's bot army?

Wednesday, March 16th 2016, 1:31

The mystery of Iran's online bot army
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Iran 'risks EU sanctions over missiles'

Sunday, March 13th 2016, 14:20
related countries: France France
related places: Eu

France says Iran could face European sanctions over its recent test launches of ballistic missiles.
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Iran 'conducts two new missile tests'

Wednesday, March 9th 2016, 11:06
related countries: United States United States

Iran launches two new ballistic missiles, state media say, continuing a military exercise that has drawn a threat of a US diplomatic response.
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Iran 'conducts new missile tests'

Tuesday, March 8th 2016, 16:14
related countries: United States United States

Iran has launched several ballistic missiles from locations across the country as part of a military exercise, state media say, defying US pressure.
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VIDEO: Turning 21 in a refugee camp in Lesbos

Monday, March 7th 2016, 9:53

Rami is a tattoo artist from Iran, and he recently turned 21, spending his birthday in a refugee camp on the island of Lesbos.
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Iranian billionaire sentenced to death

Sunday, March 6th 2016, 15:47

Billionaire Iranian businessman Babak Zanjani, accused by the West of sanctions-busting, has been sentenced to death for corruption, Iranian officials say.
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Iran hardliners suffer more setbacks

Monday, February 29th 2016, 11:30

Moderates and reformists deal another blow to Iran's hardliners, winning all but one of Tehran's seats in the Assembly of Experts in Friday's polls.
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Iran hardliner hits back over poll

Sunday, February 28th 2016, 23:27

The head of Iran's judiciary accuses moderates of working with the West as results suggest gains for reformists in parliamentary elections.
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Iran reformists win all Tehran seats

Sunday, February 28th 2016, 17:53
related places: Tehran

Allies of Iran's reformist President Hassan Rouhani win a landslide victory in Tehran, in the first elections since the nuclear deal with world powers.
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Early gains for reformists in Iran poll

Saturday, February 27th 2016, 19:50

Early results from crucial elections in Iran suggest that reformists, including President Hassan Rouhani, are ahead.
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Iran voting ends after high turnout

Friday, February 26th 2016, 20:55

Polls close in Iran's first elections since clinching a deal with world powers over its nuclear programme and the lifting of sanctions.
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Iranian elections highlight divisions

Thursday, February 25th 2016, 16:28

Iran elections highlight conservative-reformist struggle
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Iran 'arrests father of jailed US man'

Wednesday, February 24th 2016, 23:18
related countries: United States United States

Iranian authorities have arrested the elderly father of an American who has been in jail in the country for the past four months, according to the man's family.
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Iran elections: Five things to know

Wednesday, February 24th 2016, 1:14

Five reasons why elections in Iran matter
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Saudi Arabia tries Shia for spying

Monday, February 22nd 2016, 11:32
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia puts on trial 32 people, almost all of them members of the kingdom's Shia minority, accused of spying for Iran, local media report.
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Iranian parade mocks American captives

Thursday, February 11th 2016, 17:29
related countries: United States United States

How one Iranian city marked a revolutionary anniversary
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Iranians speak out over sexual harassment scandal

Thursday, February 11th 2016, 1:03

Iran debates harassment after newsreader puts recording online
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Iranian youth get app to dodge morality police

Tuesday, February 9th 2016, 18:37

App helps Iranian youth to evade fashion police
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Instagram imams are unlikely online hit

Monday, February 1st 2016, 0:49

Iranian clergy doing everyday things are unlikely online hit
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Iran 'flies drone over US warship'

Friday, January 29th 2016, 19:53
related countries: United States United States
related places: Gulf

Iran flew an unarmed drone over a US aircraft carrier and took "precise" photographs during a naval drill in the Gulf, its state broadcaster says.
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Rouhani hails Iran-France 'new chapter'

Thursday, January 28th 2016, 17:49
related countries: France France

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani hails "a new chapter" in French-Iranian relations during his visit to Paris, as he secures major business deals.
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Rouhani due in France for trade talks

Wednesday, January 27th 2016, 5:57
related countries: France France, Italy Italy

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani will arrive in France on Wednesday for the second leg of his state visit to Europe, after three days in Italy.
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Italy covers nudes for Iran president

Tuesday, January 26th 2016, 16:45
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Italy conceals nude sculptures in a Rome museum to avoid offending Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who is visiting the country for trade talks.
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