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Saudi oil attacks: Drones and missiles launched from Iran - US

Tuesday, September 17th 2019, 21:56
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States

Drones and missiles that targeted oil facilities were fired from southern Iran, US officials say.
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Saudi oil attacks: Nato chief 'extremely concerned' about escalation

Monday, September 16th 2019, 21:47
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

There are fears of escalating tensions in the region as Iran is blamed for strikes on oil facilities.
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Saudi oil attacks: US says intelligence shows Iran involved

Monday, September 16th 2019, 16:22
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States

US officials quote intelligence and show satellite images, but Iran denies involvement.
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Saudi oil attacks: Iran condemns US 'deceit' after accusation

Sunday, September 15th 2019, 22:05
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States, Yemen Yemen
related places: Tehran

The US had said that Tehran was behind drone attacks on two Saudi oil sites, not Yemeni rebels.
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Saudi oil attacks: US blames Iran for drone strikes on two sites

Sunday, September 15th 2019, 9:54
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States, Yemen Yemen

Tehran rejects the accusations on the drone attacks, which the Saudis say have halved oil production.
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Kylie Moore-Gilbert named as British-Australian academic held in Iran

Saturday, September 14th 2019, 11:00
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Kylie Moore-Gilbert, a Middle East specialist at Melbourne University, was detained "months ago".
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Australian and British bloggers held in Iran named

Thursday, September 12th 2019, 4:08
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australian Mark Firkin and British-Australian Jolie King have been detained for about 10 weeks.
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Iranian tanker row: Ambassador summoned over Syria claim

Tuesday, September 10th 2019, 17:32
related countries: Syria Syria

The Foreign Office says Iran has transferred its cargo of oil to Syria, breaching EU sanctions.
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Iran's 'blue girl' dies after setting herself on fire

Tuesday, September 10th 2019, 14:12

She was on trial for entering a football stadium disguised as a man - a punishable offence in Iran.
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Syria war: 'Air strikes' hit Iran-backed forces near Iraq border

Monday, September 9th 2019, 15:41
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A monitoring group says 18 fighters were killed in the overnight raids near the Iraq border.
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Iranian tanker row: Oil 'sold' in defiance of US threats

Sunday, September 8th 2019, 15:05
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

A tanker last spotted off Syria has sold its oil, Iran says - despite promises not to sail to Syria.
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Iran tanker row: Released ship wanted by US 'seen off Syria'

Saturday, September 7th 2019, 17:03
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Despite a pledge it would not head there, satellite images appear to show an Iranian ship off Syria.
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Iran nuclear deal: Tehran to develop speedier centrifuges

Saturday, September 7th 2019, 11:25
related places: Tehran

Officials say they are using new centrifuges to enrich uranium but are ready to reverse course.
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Thousands of Iranians support call for Iran world sport ban

Friday, September 6th 2019, 14:13

Thousands use social media to call for their country to be banned from global competitions.
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Iran nuclear deal: Tehran to develop centrifuges for uranium enrichment

Thursday, September 5th 2019, 6:13
related places: Tehran

It is the third time Iran defies limits on its nuclear activity, increasing pressure to save deal.
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Iranian judoka fears for safety

Monday, September 2nd 2019, 15:49

Saeid Mollaei says he fears for his family's safety after ignoring calls from Iranian authorities to pull out of the World Judo Championships.
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Iran tanker row: US blacklists vessel 'bound for Syria'

Saturday, August 31st 2019, 4:55
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

The US says the Adrian Darya 1 is being used by Iran to fund "illicit activities" in the region.
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Iran's Rouhani rules out Trump meeting until US lifts sanctions

Tuesday, August 27th 2019, 9:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: Trump

Iran's president says he is ready for talks, but that his US counterpart must make the first move.
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G7 summit: Trump 'would meet Iran's Rouhani if circumstances right'

Monday, August 26th 2019, 20:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: Trump

The US president says he has "good feelings" that a new nuclear deal with Iran could work.
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G7 summit: Iranian foreign minister attends unexpected talks

Sunday, August 25th 2019, 23:10
related countries: France France
related places: Biarritz

Iran's foreign minister makes a "surprise" visit to Biarritz to meet the French president.
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Israel says it struck Iranian 'killer drone' sites in Syria

Sunday, August 25th 2019, 17:29
related countries: Israel Israel, Syria Syria

In a rare acknowledgement, PM Benjamin Netanyahu says Israeli forces targeted "killer drones".
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Iraq paramilitary force blames US and Israel for mystery blasts

Wednesday, August 21st 2019, 18:24
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Israel Israel, United States United States

The Iran-backed Popular Mobilisation says the US brought Israeli drones into Iraq to hit its bases.
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Iran celebrities 'using ambulances to skip Tehran traffic jams'

Wednesday, August 21st 2019, 13:15
related places: Tehran

The country's private ambulance services chief says police are too busy to help enforce regulations.
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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Concerns as Iran 'restricts family contact'

Tuesday, August 20th 2019, 13:30

New rules mean jailed mother can only sees her daughter once a month and faces a phone call ban.
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'Iran is the most beautiful country'

Monday, August 19th 2019, 0:10

A former business executive is now a freelance photographer travelling around the globe. First stop - Iran.
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Iran tanker: US issues warrant to seize Grace 1 supertanker

Saturday, August 17th 2019, 14:25
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar, United States United States

A judge in Gibraltar had ordered the release of the detained tanker a day before the warrant was issued.
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Iran oil tanker: Gibraltar orders release of Grace 1

Thursday, August 15th 2019, 18:21
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar

The ship carrying Iranian oil was stopped by Royal Marines in July, triggering a standoff with Iran.
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US bids to detain Iranian tanker in Gibraltar

Thursday, August 15th 2019, 11:55
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar, United States United States

Grace 1 was seized by Royal Marines on 4 July and has remained off the coast of Gibraltar since.
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Kameel Ahmady: British-Iranian academic 'arrested in Iran'

Wednesday, August 14th 2019, 11:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The social anthropologist's alleged detention comes amid high tensions between Iran and the UK.
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Iran sanctions: What impact are they having on medicines?

Wednesday, August 7th 2019, 23:43
related countries: United States United States

Iran claims humanitarian supplies are being impeded by US sanctions - are they?
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How sanctions affect Iran... in five objects

Tuesday, August 6th 2019, 23:01
related countries: United States United States

The US says sanctions are aimed at the government, not the people. But they are still affecting day-to-today life.
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Islamic Movement in Nigeria: The Iranian-inspired Shia group

Monday, August 5th 2019, 17:16
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria is challenging the ban, arguing that it is a peaceful movement which has borne the brunt of state-orchestrated violence.
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Saeed Malekpour: Web designer escapes life sentence in Iran

Sunday, August 4th 2019, 4:43
related countries: Canada Canada

Saeed Malekpour fled to Canada via a third country while on short-term release from jail.
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US sanctions Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

Thursday, August 1st 2019, 0:01
related countries: United States United States

Mr Zarif mocks the US move, saying the sanctions will have no effect on him or his family.
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Talks held in Vienna to salvage Iran nuclear deal

Sunday, July 28th 2019, 14:47
related countries: Austria Austria
related places: Vienna

The meeting comes amid rising tensions in the Gulf and Iran's decision to breach parts of the deal.
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Iran tanker seizure: Owner makes first contact with crew

Wednesday, July 24th 2019, 12:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The 23 crew members of a British-flagged tanker detained by Iran tell its owners they are "safe".
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Iran says it arrested CIA spies and sentenced some to death

Monday, July 22nd 2019, 18:06
related countries: United States United States

Iran says it has arrested 17 spies who worked for the CIA - a claim the US categorically denies.
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UK PM to chair emergency meeting on Iran crisis

Monday, July 22nd 2019, 8:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The prime minister is expected to receive updates and discuss the security of shipping in the area.
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Iran tanker seizure: Radio exchanges reveal Iran-UK confrontation

Sunday, July 21st 2019, 11:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: In

In the recording, a Royal Navy frigate can be heard warning Iran not to obstruct the tanker.
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Radio exchanges reveal Iran-UK confrontation as ship seized

Sunday, July 21st 2019, 7:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Royal Navy frigate is heard warning Iranian armed forces, moments before a British-flagged oil tanker was seized in the Gulf.
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Twitter suspends Iran news agencies over 'harassment of Baha'is'

Sunday, July 21st 2019, 2:19
related places: Baha'

The site said it suspended the accounts because of alleged harassment of Baha'is.
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Hunt urges Iran to reverse 'illegal' ship seizure

Saturday, July 20th 2019, 21:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Footage emerges of the moment Iranian forces captured the British-flagged Stena Impero in the Gulf.
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Tanker seizure: Jeremy Hunt warns Iran against choosing 'dangerous path'

Saturday, July 20th 2019, 15:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The foreign secretary expresses his "extreme disappointment" in a call to his Iranian counterpart.
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US to send troops to Saudi Arabia as tensions with Iran grow

Saturday, July 20th 2019, 3:34
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States
related places: Gulf

The deployment of soldiers and fighter jets comes amid heightened tensions with Iran in the Gulf.
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Iran seizes British tanker in Strait of Hormuz

Saturday, July 20th 2019, 0:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A second tanker is now back on its way after it was boarded by armed guards in the Strait of Hormuz.
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US destroyed Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz, says Trump

Friday, July 19th 2019, 8:44
related countries: United States United States

Donald Trump says the ship took "defensive action" as tensions between the two countries rise.
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Iran seizes 'fuel-smuggling' tanker in Gulf

Thursday, July 18th 2019, 19:55

Iran says the foreign vessel and its 12 crew were smuggling one million litres of fuel.
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Inside Iran: Are Tehran's poorest paying the price?

Tuesday, July 16th 2019, 18:57
related countries: United States United States

US imposed sanctions are crippling the economy, making food and medicines unaffordable.
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Netanyahu: 'Europe might ignore Iran threat until nuclear missiles hit'

Tuesday, July 16th 2019, 10:29
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel's PM likens the EU's approach to breaches of the nuclear deal to the appeasement of the Nazis.
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Inside the former US Embassy in Iran

Monday, July 15th 2019, 18:28
related countries: United States United States

The BBC has been given rare access inside the country as tensions with the United States and its allies increase.
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Fariba Adelkhah: French-Iranian academic 'arrested in Iran'

Monday, July 15th 2019, 14:46
related countries: France France

France calls on the Iranian authorities to "shed full light" on Fariba Adelkhah's situation.
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Inside Iran: What Iranians think of stand-off with US

Sunday, July 14th 2019, 23:06
related countries: United States United States

The BBC has been given rare access to Iran to gauge the public mood as tensions with the US deepen.
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Iranians on Trump and the nuclear deal

Sunday, July 14th 2019, 16:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: Trump

As tensions rise between Iran, the United States and its allies, the BBC is given rare access to Iran.
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New leak claims Trump scrapped Iran nuclear deal 'to spite Obama'

Sunday, July 14th 2019, 12:57

The latest disclosure comes despite a police warning to media about publishing leaked diplomatic memos.
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Iranian tanker will be released if oil isn't going to Syria, says Hunt

Sunday, July 14th 2019, 1:28
related countries: Syria Syria

Foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt says the seized tanker will be released if its oil isn't headed to Syria.
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Jeremy Hunt pledges to reverse cuts to Navy amid Iran row

Friday, July 12th 2019, 8:28

The Tory leadership candidate says tensions in the Gulf show the navy needs more warships.
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Threat level raised to 'critical' for UK ships in Iranian waters

Thursday, July 11th 2019, 20:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The threat level was raised to the highest point before Iranian boats "tried to intercept" a British tanker.
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Strait of Hormuz: Iranian boats 'tried to intercept British tanker'

Thursday, July 11th 2019, 15:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The vessels withdrew after receiving a warning from a Royal Navy ship, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Islamic headscarf: Iran's promotional video divides opinion

Thursday, July 11th 2019, 13:16
related places: In

In the clip, an "inappropriately dressed" woman has an encounter with a shopkeeper and changes her ways.
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Iran nuclear deal: Uranium enrichment breaches are extortion, says US

Wednesday, July 10th 2019, 16:40
related countries: United States United States

The US says Iran's deal breaches are a "crude attempt" to extort payments from nations.
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Iran nuclear deal: UN ambassador says Europe 'must compensate' Iran

Wednesday, July 10th 2019, 6:24
related countries: United States United States

Iran's UN representative says Europeans "must compensate" Iran for US sanctions losses in order to save the nuclear deal.
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Iran nuclear deal: EU urges reversal of uranium enrichment breach

Monday, July 8th 2019, 16:19

The bloc is extremely concerned by Iran's decision to raise the level at which it enriches uranium.
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