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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

VIDEO: Romney: US will stand with Israel

Sunday, July 29th 2012, 22:14
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney makes strongly pro-Israeli comments on a visit to the country, saying he would ''respect'' an Israeli military strike on a nuclear-armed Iran.
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VIDEO: Salmassi: The teacher who won Iran's first Olympic medal

Sunday, July 29th 2012, 0:33

Life and weighty times of teacher who won Iran's first Olympic medal
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How Iranians view the Olympics

Friday, July 27th 2012, 9:55
related countries: Israel Israel

From female athletes to facing Israel: Iranian views on the Games
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Iran sets sights on tackling prostitution

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 6:35

Iranian plan to tackle prostitution signals rare admission
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US Gulf build-up 'signal to Iran'

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 9:43
related countries: United States United States
related places: Gulf

Bolstering of US forces in Gulf sending a message to Iran
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Yemen arrests prompt Iran warning

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 23:36
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Yemen says it has arrested members of an alleged Iranian-led spy ring, prompting its president to warn Iran to stay out of Yemeni affairs.
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Bank revisits Iranian account ban

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 21:12
related countries: Canada Canada

A Canadian bank says it will reach out to dozens of Iranian-origin customers whose accounts it closed in a row over anti-Iran sanctions.
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UAE opens new oil pipeline route

Sunday, July 15th 2012, 16:11
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates opens and begins operating a key overland pipeline which bypasses the Strait of Hormuz, controlled by Iran.
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US tightens sanctions on Tehran

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 22:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

The US blacklists new firms and people said to be aiding Iran's nuclear programme, and identifies front companies allegedly helping Iran evade sanctions.
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Row over Canada bank Iran censure

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 22:12
related countries: Canada Canada

Iranian-Canadians say a prominent bank cancelled their accounts without offering a chance to address suspicions they had violated financial sanctions.
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Annan talks with Syria neighbours

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 22:38
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

UN and Arab League special envoy Kofi Annan holds talks in Iraq and Iran to discuss possible solutions for ending the conflict in Syria.
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VIDEO: Iran's crackdown on Afghan immigrants

Friday, July 6th 2012, 12:49
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Iran has recently passed a law limiting the areas where the country's two million Afghan immigrants are allowed to live.
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Tanzania in Iran oil tanker probe

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 15:37
related countries: Tanzania Tanzania

Tanzania is seriously investigating allegations that it re-flagged Iranian oil tankers in defiance of sanctions, but finds no evidence so far, the foreign minister says.
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Kenya cancels Iran oil imports

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 17:10
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya cancels plans to import crude oil from Iran following threats of sanctions, an official at the Kenyan energy ministry says.
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VIDEO: Iran's missile launch exercise

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 12:34

Iran has launched several missiles as a part of a military exercise.
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China granted Iran oil reprieve

Friday, June 29th 2012, 3:24
related countries: China China, United States United States

The United States grants China a six-month reprieve from financial sanctions for buying Iranian oil.
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VIDEO: Drivers in Iran turning to drugs

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 17:23
related places: Tehran

Tehran's traffic police department has launched a scheme attacking reckless driving in the city.
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Egypt suing over 'fake interview'

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 14:43
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Fars

The office of Egypt's president-elect is to take legal action against Iran's Fars news agency for allegedly fabricating an interview with him.
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S Korea to halt Iran oil imports

Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 6:02
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea says it will suspend all imports of Iranian oil amid a European Union insurance ban on vessels carrying the product.
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Israel urges Putin action on Iran

Monday, June 25th 2012, 21:25
related countries: Israel Israel, Russia Russia

Israel urges visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin to take a stronger line on curbing Iran's nuclear ambitions.
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Malaysia to deport bomb suspect

Monday, June 25th 2012, 7:26
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, Thailand Thailand

A Malaysian court approves the extradition of Iranian Masoud Sedaghatzadeh to Thailand over his alleged involvement in a bomb plot there.
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China's Iran oil imports rebound

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 2:23
related countries: China China

China's imports of crude oil from Iran rebounded in May after the two countries resolved a payment dispute.
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Iran travelling circus of talks continues

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 4:25

Travelling circus of summits on Iran's nuclear programme
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Iran warned of tougher sanctions

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 4:00
related countries: France France
related places: Tehran

Sanctions against Iran must "be toughened" unless Tehran negotiates seriously over its controversial nuclear programme, France warns.
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Iran's 'hidden' alcoholism problem

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 0:39

How 'teetotal' Iran is tackling growing alcohol abuse
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'Gaps remain' after Iran talks

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 19:35
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

The latest round of talks on Iran's nuclear programme in the Russian capital, Moscow, ends without a clear breakthrough.
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US warns MEK to leave Iraqi camp

Monday, June 18th 2012, 23:53
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The US warns an Iranian dissident group it must leave a camp in Iraq, if it hopes to be removed from a US list of terrorist groups.
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VIDEO: Could Israeli attack strengthen Iran?

Monday, June 18th 2012, 9:00
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Tehran

Mossad's former director Meir Dagan has warned against an Israeli attack on Iran to counter Tehran's controversial nuclear programme.
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Iran nuclear talks open in Russia

Monday, June 18th 2012, 7:12
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

A new round of talks on Iran's controversial nuclear programme opens in the Russian capital, Moscow, following inconclusive meetings in recent months.
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US waives sanctions over Iran oil

Monday, June 11th 2012, 21:37
related countries: India India, South Korea South Korea, United States United States

The US exempts seven countries, including India and South Korea, from economic sanctions in return for cutting their imports of Iranian oil.
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Iran talks disappoint watchdog

Friday, June 8th 2012, 17:58

Talks with Iran about greater access to inspect its nuclear activities yield "no progress", the UN's nuclear watchdog says.
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Hu urges Iran to be 'flexible'

Friday, June 8th 2012, 11:47
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, China China
related places: Beijing

Chinese President Hu Jintao holds meetings with his Iranian and Afghan counterparts on the sidelines of a regional summit in Beijing.
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VIDEO: Afghan female rapper on life in Iran

Friday, June 8th 2012, 9:56
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Susan is an Afghan rap musician who lived in Iran as a refugee and her songs reflect her life experiences.
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Ahmadinejad critic named speaker

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 11:50

Iran's parliament re-elects a critic of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as speaker, following an election victory by his conservative opponents.
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New Iran nuclear talks to be held

Monday, June 4th 2012, 11:38

Iran agrees to meet the International Atomic Energy Agency on Friday for further talks about its nuclear activities.
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Deadline set in Iran terror case

Saturday, June 2nd 2012, 14:10
related countries: United States United States

A US appeals court gives the state department four months to decide whether the MEK Iran dissident group should remain on the US terror blacklist.
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VIDEO: Iran's $20bn of smuggled goods

Thursday, May 31st 2012, 21:50
related places: Tehran

According to Tehran's chamber of commerce goods worth $20 billion get smuggled into Iran every year.
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Spyware targets Iran's dissidents

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 11:16

Installation software for Simurgh, an anonymising proxy tool, has been compromised with a Trojan warn researchers.
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VIDEO: Sex change? Iranian insurance pays

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 18:22

The Iranian government wants the country's health insurance companies to pay for sex change operations.
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Pollock art returned to museum

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 16:00
related countries: United States United States

A $250 million (£159m) painting by US artist Jackson Pollock is returned to the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art in Iran after being seized by customs.
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Iran 'finds Flame malware fix'

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 15:25

Iran says it has developed tools that can defend against and remove the sophisticated cyber attack tool known as Flame.
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Despite endgame fears, no need to rush Iran nuclear talks

Monday, May 28th 2012, 20:16

Despite endgame warnings, no need to rush Iran nuclear talks
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Massive cyber-attack discovered

Monday, May 28th 2012, 13:17
related countries: Israel Israel, Russia Russia

A cyber-attack which has covertly collected vast amounts of sensitive data from countries like Israel and Iran has been uncovered, Russian researchers say.
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Iran enrichment 'at higher level'

Friday, May 25th 2012, 18:02

Iran has enriched uranium at more than 20% at its Fordo nuclear site, a confidential report by the UN nuclear watchdog suggests.
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Fresh Iran talks called in Moscow

Thursday, May 24th 2012, 18:45
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Talks on Iran's nuclear programme end with "significant differences", EU officials in Baghdad say, but the two sides agree to meet again in Moscow in June.
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Powers make Iran nuclear proposal

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 17:56
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad, Tehran

A group of six world powers put forward a detailed proposal aimed at stopping Iran processing enriched uranium.
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Abductions raise Lebanon tension

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 20:40
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria

Tensions rise after rebels in northern Syria kidnap 13 Lebanese Shia pilgrims on their way home from visiting holy sites in Iran.
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Nuclear watchdog eyes Iran deal

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 10:56
related places: Tehran

The head of the UN nuclear watchdog says it is close to signing a deal with Iran on an investigation into its atomic activity, after talks in Tehran.
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US targets tougher Iran sanctions

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 3:41
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

The US Senate approves a bill to tighten sanctions against Iran in a bid to force Tehran to abandon its nuclear programme.
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Iran sacks 'pool abuse' diplomat

Monday, May 21st 2012, 18:50
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Brasilia

The Iranian Foreign Ministry announces it had dismissed a diplomat accused of molesting girls at a swimming pool in Brasilia.
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IAEA chief 'positive' over Iran

Monday, May 21st 2012, 16:32
related places: Tehran

The UN's atomic chief expresses optimism about reaching agreement with Iran on its controversial nuclear programme after talks in Tehran, reports say.
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VIDEO: UN nuclear chief 'positive' over Iran

Monday, May 21st 2012, 3:00
related places: Tehran

The head of the UN nuclear watchdog has arrived in Tehran, voicing optimism about reaching agreement on Iran's controversial nuclear programme.
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Protesters angered by Gulf union

Friday, May 18th 2012, 16:54
related places: Tehran

Thousands of Bahrainis protest outside the capital against a plan to create a union of Gulf Arab countries, with similar demonstrations in Tehran.
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UN nuclear chief to visit Iran

Friday, May 18th 2012, 16:22

The head of the UN nuclear watchdog will travel to Iran on Sunday to "discuss issues of mutual interest".
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US strike plan on Iran 'ready'

Thursday, May 17th 2012, 21:25
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States
related places: Washington

The US has plans in place to attack Iran if other measures fail to stop it developing nuclear weapons, Washington's envoy to Israel says.
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