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We have started to collect the most important news related to Iran in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Iran: news

Iran woman's hanging draws protests

Saturday, October 25th 2014, 16:19

Iran hangs a woman who killed a man she said was trying to sexually abuse her, drawing protests from human rights groups and western countries.
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Iran-Pakistan: Will border tensions boil over?

Friday, October 24th 2014, 16:48

Iran-Pakistan border skirmishes risk spinning out of control
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Mortar fire on Pakistan-Iran border

Friday, October 24th 2014, 8:58
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani and Iranian forces have exchanged mortar fire, in the latest incident between the two countries along their porous border.
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Four held 'over Iran acid attacks'

Monday, October 20th 2014, 16:41

Iranian police arrest four men following a string of acid attacks against women allegedly for not following the country's strict dress code.
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Iranian investment scene 'improving'

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 16:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

As hundreds of investors and business people meet at The 1st Europe-Iran Forum in London there is a mood of cautious optimism.
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Iran talks resume as deadline looms

Monday, October 13th 2014, 23:33
related countries: Austria Austria, United States United States
related places: Vienna

Iranian, US and EU negotiators are to hold talks in Vienna as the November deadline approaches for a final deal on Iran's nuclear programme.
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How IS conflict has changed Iran nuclear talks

Monday, October 13th 2014, 21:41

How the rise of IS has affected Iran's nuclear talks
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Rich kids v poor kids in Tehran

Friday, October 10th 2014, 16:45
related places: Tehran

The satirical Instagram accounts highlighting inequality in Iran
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'Blast' deepens mystery of Iran's Parchin military complex

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 16:54
related places: Parchin

'Blast' deepens mystery of Iran's secret military complex
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Iran leader urges university freedom

Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 17:18

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani calls for more academic freedom in his country's universities and a lifting of unnecessary restrictions.
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Iran frees imprisoned reporter

Monday, October 6th 2014, 11:42
related places: Tehran

Iran releases a journalist imprisoned since July with her husband, the Washington Post's Tehran correspondent - but he remains in jail.
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'Fatal fire' at Iran military centre

Monday, October 6th 2014, 11:37
related places: Parchin, Tehran

Two people have been killed in a fire and explosion at a military facility near the Iranian capital Tehran, reports say.
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VIDEO: Man rescued from bubble in Atlantic

Sunday, October 5th 2014, 18:26
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

An attempt by an Iranian exile to travel more than 1,000 miles (1,600km) from Florida to Bermuda in a giant inflatable ball has ended in failure.
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Man rescued from bubble in Atlantic

Sunday, October 5th 2014, 13:07
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, United States United States
related places: Atlantic

Iranian exile and endurance runner Reza Baluchi is picked up by US Coast Guard after trying to reach Bermuda in a giant inflatable ball.
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Iran filmmakers back nuclear deal

Wednesday, October 1st 2014, 17:01

Six prominent Iranian filmmakers launch a campaign urging world powers to agree a permanent solution to the dispute over Iran's nuclear programme.
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Iran 'postpones' woman's execution

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 16:53

Iran is reported to have postponed the execution of Reyhaneh Jabbari, convicted of killing a man she said was trying to sexually abuse her.
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Israel points to Iran as main threat

Monday, September 29th 2014, 21:17
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warns that a nuclear Iran is a bigger threat to the world than Islamic State (IS) militants.
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'Time running out' for Iran deal

Saturday, September 27th 2014, 4:14

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani warns that time is running out for negotiating a permanent deal on his country's nuclear programme, as a deadline nears.
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Rouhani criticises West's 'blunders'

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 17:18

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani addresses the UN in New York, saying that a solution to the threat from Islamic State militants must come from within the region.
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VIDEO: The Briton held in Iran 'for watching volleyball'

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 6:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The family of Ghoncheh Ghavami, a British-Iranian woman being held in Iran after going to a men's volleyball match, appeal for her release.
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Cameron in talks with Iran's Rouhani

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 16:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK's prime minister meets Iran's president for the first time since the country's revolution in 1979.
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Cameron to hold talks with Iran

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 8:53

David Cameron is to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani - the first time a UK prime minister has met an Iranian president since the Iran's revolution in 1979.
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Kerry says Iran can help defeat IS

Friday, September 19th 2014, 21:03
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry says Iran has a role to play in the fight against Islamic State despite not being part of the US-led coalition.
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Iran 'must up IAEA co-operation'

Friday, September 19th 2014, 0:29

Western powers tell Iran that it must step up its co-operation with the world's nuclear watchdog if it wants a deal to ease sanctions.
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Iran nuclear negotiations go into extra time

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 4:04

Negotiations on Iran's nuclear programme go into extra time
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First US strike under new IS plan

Tuesday, September 16th 2014, 13:02

The US carries out an air strike in support of Iraqi troops under attack by Islamic State, the military says, the first under an expanded mission.
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'Nightmare' for Briton held in Iran

Saturday, September 13th 2014, 11:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The family of Ghoncheh Ghavami, a British-Iranian woman being held in Iran after going to a men's volleyball match, appeal for her release.
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VIDEO: Iran 'sending troops' to fight IS

Friday, September 12th 2014, 23:59
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The BBC has learnt that Iran already appears to be sending troops and weapons to fight the Sunni extremists in Iraq
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Iran leader's surgery: What the media coverage reveals

Friday, September 12th 2014, 14:23

What pictures of the Iranian leader's hospital visitors reveal
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Iran's Khamenei has prostate surgery

Monday, September 8th 2014, 11:12
related places: Tehran

Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, is recovering from prostate surgery, state media say, after an unprecedented public announcement.
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US denies alliance with Iran over IS

Friday, September 5th 2014, 21:01
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The US says it has no plans for military co-operation with Iran to fight Islamic State militants in Iraq, denying earlier reports by Iranian sources.
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Iran 'backs US military contacts'

Friday, September 5th 2014, 16:19
related countries: United States United States

Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has approved contacts with US military officials to help defeat Islamic State militants, the BBC learns.
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Iran 'misses' nuclear probe deadline

Friday, September 5th 2014, 16:04

The global nuclear watchdog says in a confidential report that Iran has missed a deadline to answer questions about its nuclear programme.
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Australia asylum seeker 'brain-dead'

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 8:01
related countries: Australia Australia

An Iranian man seeking asylum in Australia has been declared brain dead after an infected cut led to septicaemia, a refugee activist says.
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Iran clerics 'must accept internet'

Monday, September 1st 2014, 15:02

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urges Iran's clerics to be more tolerant of the internet and new technologies after recent criticism from hardliners.
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Iran anger over new US sanctions

Saturday, August 30th 2014, 14:20
related countries: United States United States

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani criticises new US sanctions, saying they will harm negotiations over his country's nuclear programme.
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US steps up sanctions over Iran

Friday, August 29th 2014, 17:54
related countries: United States United States

The US has imposed new sanctions on companies and individuals in connection with Iran's nuclear programme.
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Iran 'shoots down Israeli drone'

Sunday, August 24th 2014, 16:29
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Natanz

Iran says it has shot down an Israeli drone near its Natanz nuclear site, 300 km (185 miles) from the capital Tehran.
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Iran MPs dismiss science minister

Wednesday, August 20th 2014, 12:53

Iran's parliament votes to dismiss Science Minister Reza Faraji-Dana, dealing a blow to reformist President Hassan Rouhani.
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Egypt urges US restraint in Ferguson

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 14:53
related countries: China China, Egypt Egypt, United States United States
related places: Ferguson

The Egyptian foreign ministry has criticised the US police response to unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, following similar criticism from Iran and China.
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The Iranian president's surprising tweet

Friday, August 15th 2014, 8:03

The Iranian president's surprising tweet
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VIDEO: First female winner for maths medal

Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 16:07
related countries: United States United States

An Iranian mathematician working in the US has become the first ever female winner of the celebrated Fields Medal.
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First female winner for maths medal

Tuesday, August 12th 2014, 21:35
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

Iranian mathematician Prof Maryam Mirzakhani becomes the first woman to win a Fields Medal at a ceremony in Seoul, South Korea.
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Survivors in Iranian plane crash

Sunday, August 10th 2014, 14:50
related places: Tehran

A plane has crashed near Iran's capital, Tehran, killing most of the 48 people on board, though others survived, state media reports.
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VIDEO: Breaking barriers in Iranian wrestling

Monday, August 4th 2014, 23:07
related countries: United States United States

After becoming the first female team leader for the Greco-Roman wrestlers' team in the US, Christina Kelley has been breaking barriers in Iran as well.
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Iran students face expulsion from Norway over sanctions

Saturday, July 26th 2014, 23:27
related countries: Norway Norway

How sanctions are hurting Iranian science students in Norway
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American reporter held in Iran

Friday, July 25th 2014, 15:38
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

An American reporter for the Washington Post, his wife and two other US journalists have been detained in Tehran, an Iranian official confirms.
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Iran eliminates uranium stockpile

Monday, July 21st 2014, 0:06

UN nuclear agency says Iran has turned all of its enriched uranium closest to the level needed to make nuclear arms into fuel.
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VIDEO: Iranian musician on blending East and West

Sunday, July 20th 2014, 0:19

Iranian musician Hafez Nazeri follows his dream
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VIDEO: Iran talks deadline extended

Saturday, July 19th 2014, 7:32
related places: Tehran

Diplomats have agreed a four-month extension to the deadline for an agreement between Tehran and world powers on Iran's nuclear programme.
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Iran nuclear talks deadline extended

Saturday, July 19th 2014, 4:53

The deadline for an agreement between Iran and world powers on Iran's nuclear programme is extended until 24 November.
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Black Smoke over the Castle of Asparagus

Friday, July 18th 2014, 21:33

How diplomats and journalists mingle at Iran nuclear talks hotel
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Iran floats nuclear talks extension

Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 16:30

Iran's foreign minister says talks with world powers on Iran's nuclear programme could be continued beyond Sunday's deadline.
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Iran's washing-up liquid protest

Monday, July 14th 2014, 17:20

Why this image from Iran has been shared around the world
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'Big gaps' in Iran nuclear talks

Sunday, July 13th 2014, 17:49
related countries: Austria Austria, United States United States
related places: Vienna

Key players in the talks on Iran's nuclear programme warn of deep differences between Iran and world powers, with only a week left to strike a deal.
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