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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

Rebels blow up pipeline in Turkey

Friday, October 19th 2012, 9:49
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Kurdish rebels have blown up a gas pipeline in Turkey, disrupting the flow of gas from Iran
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Saudi envoy plotter pleads guilty

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 21:43
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States

An Iranian-American man unexpectedly pleads guilty of plotting to kill Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the US, and says Iranian agents were involved.
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Iran sanctions need time, PM says

Monday, October 15th 2012, 21:50

David Cameron says the international community must show the "courage" to give sanctions against Iran the time to work.
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Envoy appeals to Iran over Syria

Monday, October 15th 2012, 17:29
related countries: Syria Syria

UN envoy Lakhdar Brahimi appeals for Iranian help to implement a ceasefire in Syria over the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.
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EU imposes new sanctions on Iran

Monday, October 15th 2012, 15:49

EU member states agree a tough new package of sanctions against Iran over its nuclear programme, focusing on banks, trade and gas imports.
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Maersk ceases Iranian operations

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 17:51

Maersk Line, the world's biggest shipping company, stops calling at Iranian ports as a result of sanctions against the country.
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Oscars: Foreign hopefuls unveiled

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 10:16

A record 71 countries are in contention for next year's foreign language film Oscar - but Iran, recipient of this year's prize, is not among them.
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Iran in subsidy reform rethink

Sunday, October 7th 2012, 13:27

Iranian MPs vote to consider suspending further reform of food and fuel subsidies, after protests over the sharp drop of Iran's currency, the rial.
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Iran traders open shutters again

Saturday, October 6th 2012, 17:17
related places: Tehran

Tehran's Grand Bazaar bustles again under heavy security
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Iran clashes over currency crisis

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 18:48
related countries: United States United States

Riot police in Iran break up protests in the capital, after sharp falls in its currency, the rial, which has plummeted against the US dollar.
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VIDEO: Iran's currency crisis halts trade

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 14:47
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Tehran

As riot police clash with protesteres in Tehran, the collapse in the value of the currency has had a dramtic impact on cross border trade between Iran and Turkey.
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'Enemies caused Iran rial's fall'

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 15:30
related countries: United States United States

President Ahmadinejad blames Iran's "enemies" for the sharp falls in its currency, the rial, which has hit fresh record lows against the US dollar.
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Iran rial hits record dollar low

Monday, October 1st 2012, 19:20

Iran's currency, the rial, falls as much as 18% on Monday to a record low against the US dollar, a decline caused in part by tightening sanctions.
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VIDEO: Iranian currency hits record low

Monday, October 1st 2012, 18:09

Iran's currency, the rial, has fallen as much as 18% on Monday, bringing it to a record low against the dollar.
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Gmail access restored inside Iran

Monday, October 1st 2012, 10:55

Iran lifts restrictions imposed a week ago on the secure version of the Google email service and search engine.
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Iran agency sorry for spoof story

Sunday, September 30th 2012, 16:08
related countries: United States United States

An Iranian news agency apologises after carrying a spoof story from a US satirical website claiming that President Ahmadinejad was popular among rural Americans.
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Iran's MEK loses US terror tag

Saturday, September 29th 2012, 3:57
related countries: United States United States

The US has removed the dissident Iranian group Mujahideen-e Khalq (MEK) from its terror blacklist, after years of intense lobbying.
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How part of LA became 'Tehrangeles'

Saturday, September 29th 2012, 0:23

How Iranians made part of LA their own
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Iran news agency falls for spoof

Friday, September 28th 2012, 16:06
related countries: United States United States

An Iranian news agency reproduces a report from a US satirical website which says rural Americans would rather vote for Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad than Barack Obama.
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Iran will 'retaliate' if attacked

Friday, September 28th 2012, 4:38
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: In

In response to the Israeli prime minister's calls for a "clear red line" to be drawn to stop Iran's nuclear programme, Iran says it will defend itself if attacked.
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Israel urges 'red line' for Iran

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 20:40
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu calls for a "clear red line" to be drawn over Iran's nuclear programme, in a speech at the UN General Assembly.
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Iran leader's press man jailed

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 9:16

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's top press adviser is jailed for publishing "offensive" material, while the president is away in New York.
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Iran decries 'nuclear threats'

Wednesday, September 26th 2012, 21:48
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

Iran's president accuses the West of nuclear "intimidation" in a UN General Assembly address boycotted by the US and Israel.
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Iran unveils 'indigenous' drone

Wednesday, September 26th 2012, 8:14

Iran has unveiled what it says is a new "indigenous" long-range unmanned drone capable of flying over most of the Middle East, state media report.
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Obama condemns global extremism

Wednesday, September 26th 2012, 1:01
related countries: Syria Syria

US President Barack Obama condemns violence and extremism as he addresses the UN General Assembly in New York.
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Rafsanjani role in spotlight as children jailed

Monday, September 24th 2012, 18:13

Politics at play in the arrest of the children of top Iran cleric?
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Google and Gmail censored in Iran

Monday, September 24th 2012, 14:41

Iran restricts access to Google's email service, Gmail, and search engine.
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Sunday, September 23rd 2012, 14:57
related countries: Germany Germany

German engineering firm Siemens rejects Iranian allegations that it planted explosive devices inside nuclear equipment destined for the country.
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Iran group 'to lose terror tag'

Saturday, September 22nd 2012, 7:54
related countries: United States United States

The US is set to remove Iranian dissident group Mujahideen-e Khalq (MEK) from its terror blacklist, officials say.
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Iran limits female education

Saturday, September 22nd 2012, 0:57

Iranian female students banned from university courses
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EU and Iran hold nuclear talks

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 11:59

EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton meets Iran's nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili in a bid to end the stand-off over its nuclear programme.
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IAEA 'infiltrated by terrorists'

Monday, September 17th 2012, 15:23

Iran's nuclear chief warns that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) may have been infiltrated by "terrorists and saboteurs".
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UN nuclear agency rebukes Iran

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 17:29

The UN nuclear agency rebukes Iran for failing to stop atomic activity, saying it has "serious concerns" about its failure to stop enriching uranium.
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Rhino film 'rebirth for exiled Iran director'

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 15:24

The movie which spelt freedom for 'exiled' Iranian filmmaker
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Obama 'unable to meet' Israeli PM

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 1:51
related countries: Israel Israel

The White House denies President Barack Obama refused to meet Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu in New York this month, amid tensions over Iran.
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UN 'frustrated' over Iran delays

Monday, September 10th 2012, 13:38
related places: Parchin

The UN's nuclear watchdog urges Iran to grant inspectors access to the Parchin site, suspected of being used for tests related to nuclear weapons.
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EU powers call for Iran sanctions

Friday, September 7th 2012, 23:08
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain, Germany and France urge fellow European Union countries to impose more sanctions on Iran over its nuclear programme.
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Canada shuts down embassy in Iran

Friday, September 7th 2012, 21:19
related countries: Canada Canada

Canada is closing its embassy in Iran and expelling the remaining Iranian diplomats in Canada, accusing Tehran of "racist anti-Semitic rhetoric".
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Man admits asylum tragedy role

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 7:34
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Christmas Island Christmas Island

An Iranian-Australian man accused of organising an asylum boat that broke up off Christmas Island in 2010, killing 50 people, admits people-smuggling charges.
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VIDEO: Netanyahu: Iran 'threat to world peace'

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 22:42
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Tehran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has described Iran as "the greatest threat to world peace" following a UN report which says Tehran has doubled its capacity to enrich uranium.
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VIDEO: Egypt criticism prompts Syria walk-out

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 21:29
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Israel Israel, Syria Syria
related places: Tehran

Ban Ki-moon has criticised Iran's position on Israel and the Egyptian president, Mohammed Mursi, has attacked the Syrian government on the first day of the Non-Aligned Movement summit in Tehran.
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Iran 'doubles capacity at plant'

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 20:39

The UN's nuclear watchdog, the IAEA, says Iran has doubled production capacity at the Fordo nuclear site, in its latest quarterly report.
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Syria walkout after Egypt attack

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 17:16
related countries: Syria Syria

Egypt's president Mohammed Mursi hits out at the "oppressive" Syrian regime at a summit in Iran, sparking a walkout by the Syrian delegation.
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S Asia rival leaders due to meet

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 5:10
related countries: India India, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Tehran

Indian PM Manmohan Singh is due to meet Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari on the sidelines of the Non-Aligned Movement (Nam) meeting in Tehran.
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War talk fails to dampen Israeli mood

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 23:55
related countries: Israel Israel

Talk about war with Iran fails to dampen Israeli spirits
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Iran seeks to reap summit rewards

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 0:12
related places: Tehran

Iran seeks to reap rewards of global meeting in Tehran
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World of Warcraft cut off in Iran

Tuesday, August 28th 2012, 15:16
related countries: United States United States

US trade regulations have forced Blizzard to stop people in Iran playing its popular World of Warcraft video game.
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Unicredit 'in Iran investigation'

Sunday, August 26th 2012, 13:43
related countries: Italy Italy, United States United States

Italian bank Unicredit is co-operating with the US over a possible breach by a subsidiary of US sanctions reportedly against Iran.
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Egypt and Iran: Old enemies become new friends?

Friday, August 24th 2012, 7:52
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Egyptian leader's visit to Iran raises questions about Cairo's aim
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VIDEO: Iran dispute over Eid festival

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 11:32
related places: Ramadan

Several Iranian Shia scholars disagree with the edict issued by Iran's Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei over which day celebrations marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan were to fall on this year.
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RBS may face sanctions inquiry

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 16:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Royal Bank of Scotland is understood to be facing investigations into whether it has broken economic sanctions against Iran.
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US lifts Iran sanctions for NGOs

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 22:43
related countries: United States United States

The US Treasury says it will temporarily lift sanctions for US-based NGOs that want to send money for earthquake relief in Iran.
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Iran announces upgraded missile

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 17:28

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad unveils an upgraded version of the country's Fateh-110, a short-range ballistic missile.
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An American's quest to learn Farsi

Monday, August 20th 2012, 0:45
related countries: United States United States

Iranian politics snarls a man's bid to learn his partner's native tongue
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Egypt president 'to visit Iran'

Saturday, August 18th 2012, 19:37
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi is to visit Iran to attend meetings of the Non-Aligned Movement at the end of August, state media report.
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