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US Navy fires warning shots at Iranian ship

Wednesday, July 26th 2017, 2:13
related countries: United States United States

The US Navy releases footage of a patrol ship firing warning shots at an Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps boat on Tuesday.
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US Navy fires warning shots at Iranian ship in Gulf

Tuesday, July 25th 2017, 15:31
related countries: United States United States
related places: Gulf

The USS Thunderbolt was approached by an Iranian vessel in the Gulf, US officials say.
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Iranian students' sanctions-busting robot

Tuesday, July 18th 2017, 21:15
related countries: United States United States

A team of Iranian students finds an inventive way to take part in a US robotics competition.
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US imposes fresh sanctions on Iran over missile tests

Tuesday, July 18th 2017, 19:14
related countries: United States United States

Eighteen entities or individuals who supported Iran's missile programme will be affected, the US says.
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Iranian President Rouhani's brother 'released on bail'

Tuesday, July 18th 2017, 10:03

Hossein Ferydoun, a key aide to President Hassan Rouhani, was detained by police on Saturday.
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Iran jails US national for 10 years for spying

Sunday, July 16th 2017, 17:13
related countries: United States United States

Iranian officials say Xiyue Wang, a researcher at Princeton University, has received a 10-year sentence.
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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's brother detained

Sunday, July 16th 2017, 13:00

Hossein Ferydoun failed to meet bail terms on unspecified financial issues, the judiciary says.
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Maryam Mirzakhani, first woman to win maths' Fields Medal, dies

Saturday, July 15th 2017, 17:12

Acclaimed Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani dies of breast cancer aged 40.
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Trump mocked in Iran cartoon competition

Tuesday, July 4th 2017, 15:34
related countries: United States United States
related places: Nazi, Tehran

Cartoonists attack the US president as a Nazi, a baby and warmonger in a contest held in Tehran.
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French woman guilty of smuggling migrant partner but spared jail

Tuesday, June 27th 2017, 16:26
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom

An ex-far-right supporter is convicted in France of helping her Iranian partner illegally enter the UK.
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Iran's drug problem: Addicts 'more than double' in six years

Sunday, June 25th 2017, 14:35

The number of people suffering addiction to narcotics in Iran has surged, local media report.
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Qatar row: Arab states send list of steep demands

Friday, June 23rd 2017, 14:10
related places: `Arab

Qatar is asked to close its broadcaster, Al Jazeera, and reduce ties with Iran - within 10 days.
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Syria conflict: US jet 'downs Iranian-made drone'

Tuesday, June 20th 2017, 21:46
related countries: Jordan Jordan, United States United States

Tensions in the region are rising as a battle develops for control over eastern Syria.
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Women in white

Tuesday, June 13th 2017, 23:12

A new social media campaign against a law forcing women to wear a headscarf gains momentum in Iran.
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Proposed ban on Zumba dance classes in Iran criticised

Monday, June 12th 2017, 12:11

Find out what's buzzing in the social media world today.
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Qatar blockade: Iran sends five planeloads of food

Sunday, June 11th 2017, 13:52
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Five planeloads are sent to ease shortages caused by a blockade led by regional rival Saudi Arabia.
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Iran parliament attack: Moment gunmen burst into Tehran building

Thursday, June 8th 2017, 16:08
related places: Tehran

CCTV footage shows the moment gunmen began a deadly assault in Tehran on Wednesday.
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Iran FM Zarif slams 'repugnant' Trump statement on Tehran attacks

Thursday, June 8th 2017, 8:50
related places: Tehran

Javad Zarif rejects a White House statement on the Tehran attacks calling Iran a "terror sponsor".
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Tehran attackers 'were IS recruits from Iran'

Wednesday, June 7th 2017, 21:25
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States

So-called Islamic State claims the attacks but Iran blames Saudi Arabia and the US.
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Iran attacks: 'IS' hits parliament and Khomeini mausoleum

Wednesday, June 7th 2017, 16:56
related places: Tehran

Parliament and the Ayatollah Khomeini mausoleum are hit in the first attack in Iran claimed by IS.
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Calais Mon Amour

Sunday, June 4th 2017, 23:18
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Béatrice Huret once delivered pamphlets for France's National Front, but then she met an Iranian migrant. After falling in love she helped him set off on a dangerous journey to the UK.
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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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