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Iran nuclear deal: Global powers stand by pact despite Trump threat

Saturday, October 14th 2017, 10:38
related countries: United States United States
related places: Trump

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says Mr Trump has left the US "more isolated than ever".
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Trump aims blow at Iran and threatens landmark nuclear deal

Friday, October 13th 2017, 21:27

The president condemns Iran as a "fanatical regime" and refuses to sign off a 2015 nuclear agreement.
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Trump on Iran deal: 'I can terminate US role any time'

Friday, October 13th 2017, 18:00

The president says he will not certify the Iran deal and could still opt to terminate it completely.
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US President Trump on Iran

Friday, October 13th 2017, 16:39
related countries: United States United States

The US president holds a news briefing about Iran.
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UK PM urges Trump to recertify Iran deal

Tuesday, October 10th 2017, 23:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Speaking to President Trump, Theresa May stresses the pact is "vitally important for regional security".
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More charges for UK prisoner in Iran

Monday, October 9th 2017, 16:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British-Iranian Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is serving five years for alleged security offences.
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Trump might 'abandon Iran nuclear deal'

Friday, October 6th 2017, 14:35
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The US president must tell Congress by 15 October whether he thinks Iran is complying with the agreement.
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Iranian football referee under fire as Syrians celebrate

Friday, October 6th 2017, 12:30
related countries: Syria Syria

Syria's football team kept their World Cup dream alive thanks to a controversial 85th-minute penalty
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US defence chief Mattis suggests backing Iran nuclear deal

Tuesday, October 3rd 2017, 18:11
related countries: United States United States

President Trump, who is critical of the deal, is to decide by mid-October whether Iran is complying.
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Iran nuclear deal: Tehran expects US to ditch agreement, says FM

Saturday, September 30th 2017, 8:12
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says he hopes Europe will keep the agreement alive.
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Iran nuclear deal: US 'sunset clause' concern remains - Tillerson

Thursday, September 21st 2017, 8:25
related countries: United States United States

The secretary of state had "matter-of-fact" talks with his Iranian counterpart despite disagreements.
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Iran's leader Hassan Rouhani slams Donald Trump in UN speech

Wednesday, September 20th 2017, 22:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: Trump

Iran's president hits back over the US president's criticism of his country and its 2015 nuclear deal.
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Iranian President Rouhani hits back at Donald Trump's UN speech

Wednesday, September 20th 2017, 16:21
related places: In

In his first speech at the UN on Tuesday, President Trump included Iran among "a small group of rogue regimes".
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Trump: Iran 'atrocious' at sticking to spirit of nuclear deal

Thursday, September 14th 2017, 21:53
related countries: United States United States

President Trump attacks Iran's "atrocious" keeping of a nuclear pact, as the US imposes new sanctions.
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Iran football ticket 'glitch' gave female fans hope

Monday, September 4th 2017, 16:05

Iran's football federation says women were mistakenly allowed to buy tickets for a men's match.
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Iran building missile factories in Syria and Lebanon - Netanyahu

Monday, August 28th 2017, 17:33
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria

PM Benjamin Netanyahu accuses Tehran of turning Syria into a "base of military entrenchment".
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Praying for asylum

Friday, August 25th 2017, 0:20
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Thousands of Iranian Muslim migrants in the Netherlands are converting to Christianity - why?
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Iran votes to boost military defence by $500m

Sunday, August 13th 2017, 12:17
related countries: United States United States

Tehran's parliament approves a proposed bill to boost military funding in response to US sanctions.
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Iran's Rouhani appoints female vice-presidents after criticism

Wednesday, August 9th 2017, 8:59

Three of Iran's 12 VPs are women but the president has been criticised over his all-male cabinet.
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Iran cabinet: President Rouhani criticised over all-male line-up

Tuesday, August 8th 2017, 15:24

Moderate supporters of Iran's president cry foul as he fails to name a single female minister.
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Iran nuclear deal: Rouhani warns US against 'political suicide'

Saturday, August 5th 2017, 16:48
related countries: United States United States

Iran's president says undermining the accord would be "political suicide" for his US counterpart.
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Spain police bust huge Iran-UK immigration ring

Thursday, August 3rd 2017, 11:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: More

More than 100 people have been arrested after a raid on the 'travel agency' that forged passports.
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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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