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Trump visits Western Wall in Jerusalem

Monday, May 22nd 2017, 15:59
related countries: United States United States
related places: Jerusalem

He became the first sitting US president to visit the Jewish holy site after delivering Iran warning.
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Iran elections: Pro-Rouhani reformists in Tehran power sweep

Sunday, May 21st 2017, 13:17
related places: Tehran

Reformists win all 21 seats in Tehran council elections, ending 14 years of conservative dominance.
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Path to change

Saturday, May 20th 2017, 21:22

The Iranian president has been given a mandate to push through reforms, but how will hardliners react?
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Iran election: Hassan Rouhani wins second term as president

Saturday, May 20th 2017, 14:10
related places: Tehran

A huge turnout helped Mr Rouhani, with Tehran registering twice as many votes as in 2013.
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Power at the polls

Saturday, May 20th 2017, 6:58

With about 40m votes cast in the Iranian election, we look at the women making their decision.
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Iran nuclear: Trump extends Obama's 'worst deal ever'

Wednesday, May 17th 2017, 18:41

Donald Trump extends sanctions relief for Iran he once called the "worst deal ever".
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Instagram election

Wednesday, May 17th 2017, 13:40
related places: In

In a first for Iran, the main battles in the country's elections are being fought on social media.
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Iran election: Expats face voting dilemma

Tuesday, May 16th 2017, 9:23

BBC Persian asked Iranian expats if they planned to vote in Friday's presidential election and why.
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Iran election: Women politicians speak out ahead of poll

Sunday, May 14th 2017, 23:32

Meet four female Iranian politicians and hear about the changes they're making in their local areas.
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Meet the 'Iranian Messi'

Tuesday, May 9th 2017, 12:17

And it's not because of his football skills.
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Gem TV: Iranian CEO Saeed Karimian shot dead in Istanbul

Sunday, April 30th 2017, 10:46
related places: Tehran

Saeed Karimian, founder of Gem TV, had previously been tried in absentia by a Tehran court.
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Five things

Friday, April 28th 2017, 8:36

Iran is holding elections for its next president on 19 May - here are five reasons to be interested.
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Iran election: Six candidates, six facts

Friday, April 28th 2017, 1:16

Get the lowdown on Iran's presidential election.
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US accuses Iran of 'alarming provocations' amid nuclear tensions

Thursday, April 20th 2017, 12:18
related countries: United States United States

The US secretary of state says Iran seeks to destabilise the Middle East and hurt US interests.
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Trump orders Iran nuclear deal review despite compliance

Wednesday, April 19th 2017, 11:13

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson noted Mr Trump's fears over Iran as a state sponsor of terrorism.
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Death penalty: Global executions fall 37% since 2015 - Amnesty

Monday, April 10th 2017, 23:14
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: There

There were at least 1,032 executions in 2016, a drop driven by fewer deaths in Iran and Pakistan.
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Trump's Syria strike celebrated by 'terrorists', Iran says

Saturday, April 8th 2017, 16:37
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

The Iranian president's comments came as people in Damascus protested against the air strikes.
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Charity worker marks first year in Iranian jail

Monday, April 3rd 2017, 10:50

Charity worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has begged to keep her baby in Iran, where she was jailed a year ago.
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Pedalling solo

Friday, March 31st 2017, 23:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

When Rebecca Lowe set off solo from the UK for Iran by bicycle, friends thought she had taken leave of her senses.
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Footballer's affairs caused error - wife

Wednesday, March 29th 2017, 12:27
related countries: China China

A Chinese player's wife criticises his extra-marital affairs after his embarrassing mistake in a World Cup qualifying defeat by Iran.
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Iranian centenarian stands in local elections

Tuesday, March 28th 2017, 11:15

An Iranian centenarian is standing in local elections to highlight village problems.
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British-Iranian aid worker acquitted of death of Indian boy

Sunday, March 26th 2017, 8:07
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Narges Kalbasi Ashtari was convicted in 2014 after five-year-old boy was swept away by current.
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Iranian pilgrims 'to attend Hajj again' after Saudi rift

Friday, March 17th 2017, 15:45
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: Mecca

Iranians did not travel to Mecca last year after ties with Saudi deteriorated over a deadly disaster.
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International Women's Day: Iran's first female triathlete

Wednesday, March 8th 2017, 0:11

How one Iranian female athlete overcame many obstacles to make history.
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Iran's ex-leader joins Twitter despite previous ban

Monday, March 6th 2017, 21:58

Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has joined Twitter - despite previously banning it.
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Iranian ships 'force' US and Royal Navy vessels to change course

Monday, March 6th 2017, 21:34
related countries: United States United States
related places: Gulf

US officials say fast-moving Iranian ships approached the vessels near the Gulf.
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Oscars: Iranian winner Asghar Farhadi blasts Trump travel ban

Monday, February 27th 2017, 10:36

Director Asghar Farhadi's The Salesman won best foreign language film but he boycotted the awards.
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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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