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Mohammad Marandi: Iran crucial in stopping IS

Wednesday, February 22nd 2017, 11:57

Prof Mohammad Marandi says Iran has been crucial in stopping the advance of so-called Islamic State.
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Thaw on pause

Tuesday, February 21st 2017, 0:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: Trump

The new Trump presidency could have profound implications for US relations with Iran, says the BBC's Kambiz Fattahi.
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Iran bans private drones from skies over Tehran amid security fears

Monday, February 20th 2017, 15:41
related places: Tehran

Military officials act to remove "security threat" of private drones after shooting at two devices.
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Iran 'will not instigate hostilities' - foreign minister

Monday, February 20th 2017, 5:03
related countries: United States United States

The Iranian Foreign Minister, Javad Zarif, has called on the United States to stop threatening Iran.
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Sweden defends officials wearing headscarves in Iran

Monday, February 13th 2017, 12:39

Trade minister says complying with Iranian law was better than sending an all-male delegation.
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The gruelling life of a Kurdish smuggler

Wednesday, February 8th 2017, 5:01

BBC Persian's Jiyar Gol reports on the arduous lives of Iranian Kurdish goods smugglers.
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Iran's Khamenei says Trump shows real face of America

Tuesday, February 7th 2017, 17:27
related countries: United States United States
related places: America, Trump

The Iranian supreme leader lambasts the US after fresh sanctions are imposed over a missile test.
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Iran shows off air defences

Saturday, February 4th 2017, 19:11
related countries: United States United States

It comes amid rising tensions between Iran and the US.
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US sanctions Iran after missile test

Saturday, February 4th 2017, 3:44
related countries: United States United States

Iran reacts by saying it will not to be cowed by Donald Trump's move, vowing reciprocal measures.
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Former Norwegian PM says he was held at US airport over Iran visit

Friday, February 3rd 2017, 19:30
related countries: Norway Norway, United States United States

Kjell Magne Bondevik said he was held for an hour due to an Iranian stamp on his passport.
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Fiji deports Iranian refugee who fled Papua New Guinea

Friday, February 3rd 2017, 12:18
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

Iranian Loghman Sawari, held under controversial Australian policies, said he felt unsafe in PNG.
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Blazing a trail

Friday, February 3rd 2017, 1:19

After three years of campaigning, a woman in Iran is putting on Iran's first ever all-female motorbike race. And no men are allowed.
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Grape debate

Friday, February 3rd 2017, 0:16
related places: Shiraz

Is there a link between the Iranian city of Shiraz and the wine of the same name found in supermarkets around the world?
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White House: 'We are officially putting Iran on notice'

Thursday, February 2nd 2017, 9:23
related countries: United States United States

The new US National Security Adviser said the Obama administration had been too weak with Iran.
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Iran denies missile test violated UN resolution

Wednesday, February 1st 2017, 12:57
related countries: United States United States

Iran's defence minister rejects "foreign interference" after the US calls the test "unacceptable".
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'I don't belong here'

Wednesday, February 1st 2017, 0:04
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Pakistan Pakistan, Syria Syria, United States United States

Iranian, Iraqi, Syrian and Pakistani students in the US react to President Donald Trump's executive order banning people from seven countries.
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Netanyahu: Iran missile test must not go unanswered

Tuesday, January 31st 2017, 11:06
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel's PM urges renewing sanctions against Iran after its latest ballistic missile test.
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Oscars chiefs dismayed

Sunday, January 29th 2017, 16:55
related countries: United States United States

Oscars chiefs say President Trump's US entry ban may stop Iranian nominees attending the awards.
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US immigration order: Families split as Trump ban enforced

Sunday, January 29th 2017, 10:27
related countries: United States United States
related places: Trump

"It is terrifying how everything has changed", an Iranian woman said, as she waited for her husband at Logan Airport.
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Syria conflict: Iran, Russia and Turkey 'to enforce' truce

Tuesday, January 24th 2017, 12:34
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Iran, Russia and Turkey say they will jointly enforce a fragile three-week cessation of hostilities.
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Richard Ratcliffe: 'We don't know how Nazanin is'

Monday, January 23rd 2017, 2:37

Richard Ratcliffe says he hasn't heard from his wife since she lost her appeal in Iran.
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UK mother Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe loses Iran jail appeal

Sunday, January 22nd 2017, 19:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The charity worker with dual British and Iranian citizenship has been jailed under secret charges.
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Tehran fire: Twenty firemen killed as high-rise collapses

Thursday, January 19th 2017, 16:27

The firefighters were battling a blaze in a 17-storey building in Tehran when it fell to the ground.
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Tehran high-rise collapses after being engulfed by fire

Thursday, January 19th 2017, 11:23
related places: Tehran

A landmark high-rise building in the Iranian capital, Tehran, collapses after being engulfed by fire.
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Death blow

Monday, January 9th 2017, 15:30

The death of former President Rafsanjani robs Iran of a force for continuity, BBC Persian's Kasra Naji says.
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Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani: Tributes for ex-Iran President

Monday, January 9th 2017, 10:14
related places: Tehran

Iran's Supreme Leader lauds "companion" ex-President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, who has died aged 82.
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Ex-President Rafsanjani a 'most influential figure' in Iran

Sunday, January 8th 2017, 19:06

BBC Persian service's Kasra Naji says Iran's ex-President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani was one of the most influential figures in Iranian politics.
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Jailed Iranian activist ends hunger strike after wife freed

Tuesday, January 3rd 2017, 18:55

Activist Arash Sadeghi is taken to hospital after 71-day hunger strike over wife's imprisonment.
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Iranians march on jail to demand Arash Sadeghi's release

Monday, January 2nd 2017, 20:48
related places: Tehran

Hundreds of people have marched on Tehran's Evin Prison to demand the release of a student activist.
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Clash of Clans mobile game 'blocked' in Iran

Wednesday, December 28th 2016, 11:23

The Clash of Clans mobile game could soon be restricted in Iran.
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Iraq bomb attack targets Iranian Kurdish opposition party

Wednesday, December 21st 2016, 10:04
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Seven people are killed in a bomb attack on the offices of an Iranian Kurdish opposition party in Iraq.
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Iran says it will develop nuclear-powered ships after US extends sanctions

Tuesday, December 13th 2016, 15:46
related countries: United States United States

Iran's president orders the development of nuclear-powered ships, after the US extends sanctions.
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Iran signs $16bn deal to buy 80 Boeing aircraft

Sunday, December 11th 2016, 11:35
related countries: United States United States

State airline Iran Air says it has signed a deal to buy 80 passenger planes from US aircraft giant Boeing.
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UK minister accuses Saudis over 'proxy wars'

Thursday, December 8th 2016, 3:39
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is filmed saying Saudi Arabia and Iran are "puppeteering" in the Middle East.
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Fifteen Saudi Shia sentenced to death for 'spying for Iran'

Tuesday, December 6th 2016, 16:02
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

A court in Saudi Arabia sentences 15 people to death and 15 others to prison for spying for Iran.
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Iran fashion workers jailed for 'spreading prostitution'

Monday, December 5th 2016, 14:26

Twelve fashion workers are reportedly jailed in Iran for "spreading prostitution" via online images.
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CIA chief warns Trump: Scrapping Iran deal 'height of folly'

Wednesday, November 30th 2016, 13:47

CIA chief John Brennan warns Donald Trump that ending the Iran nuclear deal would be "disastrous".
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Iran trains crash in Semnan province killing dozens

Friday, November 25th 2016, 15:57

A collision between two trains in northern Iran kills at least 25 people.
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Shia pilgrims among 77 people killed in IS attack in Iraq

Thursday, November 24th 2016, 19:38
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

A truck bomb in Iraq kills 77 people, most of them foreign Shia pilgrims, police officials say.
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On the road

Sunday, November 20th 2016, 0:25

Meet the three young Iranian women sharing their global hitchhiking adventures on social media
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Iran: Fifa fines country's football federation over chants

Thursday, November 3rd 2016, 19:31

Iran are fined by Fifa after fans sing religious chants at a World Cup qualifier played on a holy day in the country.
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Iran ex-prosecutor sentenced to 135 lashes for corruption

Wednesday, November 2nd 2016, 16:41

An Iranian court sentences Tehran's controversial former chief prosecutor to 135 lashes for corruption.
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Taboo topic

Wednesday, November 2nd 2016, 13:30
related places: Koran

Child sex abuse allegations involving one of Iran's best-known Koran reciters are causing shock and anger in the country, reports Camelia Sadeghzadeh.
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'Activists held' at King Cyrus tomb in Iran

Monday, October 31st 2016, 16:53

Organisers of a rally at the tomb of pre-Islamic King Cyrus the Great are held in Iran, reports say.
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Iran death penalty: Justice minister calls for fewer executions

Saturday, October 29th 2016, 14:42

Iran's justice minister is seeking an 'effective' alternative to executions, according to local media.
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Iran 'jails dual US-Iranian national Robin Shahini for 18 years'

Tuesday, October 25th 2016, 18:11
related countries: United States United States

A dual Iranian-American national says he has been sentenced to 18 years in prison in Iran for allegedly collaborating with a hostile government.
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Iran beat South Korea as game is played on a holy day in Tehran

Tuesday, October 11th 2016, 17:34
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Tehran

Iran fans watch their team beat South Korea 1-0 in a World Cup qualifier, despite the constraints imposed by a holy day.
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Iran hanging: Fears for child bride Zeinab Sekaanvand

Tuesday, October 11th 2016, 11:54

A young woman whose execution was delayed while she was pregnant may be hanged in Iran within days, after she gave birth to a stillborn baby.
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Iranian writer given long jail term for story about stoning

Thursday, October 6th 2016, 21:05

A writer and human rights activist faces six years' imprisonment in Iran for penning an unpublished story about stoning.
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Checkmate?

Wednesday, October 5th 2016, 10:02

There is widespread controversy over a requirement for participants in next year's Women's World Chess Championship in Iran to wear a headscarf.
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Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian sues Iran over 'torture'

Tuesday, October 4th 2016, 12:32
related places: Tehran

Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post's former bureau chief in Tehran, sues Iran's government for "irreparable harm" during his 18-month imprisonment.
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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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