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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 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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AUDIO: Will Israel launch an attack on Iran?

Saturday, August 18th 2012, 10:02
related countries: Israel Israel

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has called Israel "an insult to humankind". It follows a week in which Israel has been carrying out an increasingly public debate about whether to attack Iran's nuclear facilities. It has been suggested that an at
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VIDEO: Iranian books published in Israel

Friday, August 17th 2012, 14:30
related countries: Israel Israel

Two popular works of modern Iranian fiction have been translated into Hebrew and published in Israel for the first time.
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Israel 'ready' for short Iran war

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 15:42
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel's outgoing home front defence minister says an attack on Iran would likely trigger a month-long conflict that would leave 500 Israelis dead.
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German arrests over Iran exports

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 14:21
related countries: Germany Germany

Four men are arrested in Germany on suspicion of illegally supplying Iran with parts needed to build a nuclear reactor.
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Bank's shares up on US settlement

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 8:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

Standard Chartered shares rise after it agrees to pay $340m to New York regulators to settle claims that it hid transactions with Iran.
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Iran trains Syrian militia - US

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 6:13
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Damascus, Tehran

The US accuses Iran of training a pro-regime militia in Syria, as a summit of Muslim countries is poised to suspend Damascus despite protests from Tehran.
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US says Israel undecided on Iran

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 22:29
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta plays down reports that Israel is moving closer to taking military action over Iran's nuclear programme.
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VIDEO: Bank to pay $340m for Iran deals

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 21:59

Standard Chartered has agreed a $340m (£217m) settlement with New York regulators after accusations that it hid $250bn worth of transactions with Iran.
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Iran 'to take foreign quake aid'

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 21:24

The Iranian government reverses its initial decision on aid after Saturday's quakes, saying it will now accept some foreign offers of help, reports say.
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Sanctions plea for Iran quake aid

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 21:09
related countries: United States United States

American-Iranian aid organisations ask the US Treasury to temporarily lift sanctions to allow money to be sent money to earthquake victims in Iran.
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Bank to pay $340m for Iran deals

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 21:07
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

Standard Chartered agrees a $340m settlement with New York regulators that accused it of hiding $250bn of transactions with Iran.
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VIDEO: Authorities focus on Iran quake survivors

Monday, August 13th 2012, 12:08

Authorities in north-western Iran are now focussing on providing food and shelter to survivors after Saturday's earthquake.
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Iran steps up quake relief effort

Monday, August 13th 2012, 7:14

Iran ends search operations and steps up relief efforts after Saturday's twin quakes in the north-west, which it now says killed at least 306.
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Iran begins quake relief efforts

Sunday, August 12th 2012, 15:23

Iran begins a relief operation after twin earthquakes in the north-west of the country leave at least 250 people dead and more than 2,000 injured.
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VIDEO: Iran earthquake relief efforts begin

Sunday, August 12th 2012, 11:50

Relief operations are under way in Iran after two strong earthquakes in the north-west left at least 250 people dead and more than 2,000 injured.
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VIDEO: Iran quake search as death toll rises

Sunday, August 12th 2012, 7:23

Rescuers in Iran are searching through the rubble of collapsed buildings for survivors from two strong earthquakes which left at least 250 people dead.
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Scores die in Iranian earthquakes

Sunday, August 12th 2012, 2:06

Two strong earthquakes leave at least 180 people dead in north-western Iran, as thousands spend the night in emergency shelters or in the open.
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Why Azerbaijan is closer to Israel than Iran

Sunday, August 12th 2012, 0:30
related countries: Israel Israel

Why Muslim Azerbaijan is closer to Israel than Iran
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'New strikes' on Aleppo districts

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 11:30
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

Several districts of the Syrian city of Aleppo are hit by fresh bombardments, activists say, as Iran prepares to host its summit on the crisis.
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StanChart rejects Iran charges

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 21:53

The chief executive of scandal-hit Standard Chartered says it "fundamentally rejects" accusations that it laundered as much as $250bn (£161bn) for Iran.
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Ex-Guards among Iranian hostages

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 9:30
related countries: Syria Syria

The Iranian foreign minister says a group of 48 Iranians abducted by rebels in Syria include a number of retired Revolutionary Guards.
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Rezaei wins another gold for Iran

Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 19:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Ghasem Rezaei adds another Olympic wrestling gold to Iran's haul in London, defeating Rustam Totrov in the -96kg final.
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Standard Chartered shares tumble

Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 16:17
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Shares of Standard Chartered bank tumble despite the bank denying allegations that it illegally "schemed" with Iran to launder money.
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Bank 'in $250bn scheme with Iran'

Monday, August 6th 2012, 22:22
related countries: United States United States

Standard Chartered illegally "schemed" with Iran for almost a decade to launder as much as $250bn (£161bn) in secret transactions, a US regulator says.
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Iran pilgrims abducted in Syria

Saturday, August 4th 2012, 20:57
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo, Damascus

Almost 50 Iranian pilgrims have been kidnapped near a Shia shrine in Syria, reports say, as fresh fighting hits the cities of Damascus and Aleppo.
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Iranian plant fire 'kills one'

Friday, August 3rd 2012, 22:22

A fire at Iran's biggest petrochemical plant kills one person and injures a dozen others in the southwestern city of Mahshahr, say state media.
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Iran boxer furious over expulsion

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 17:18

Iranian boxer Ali Mazaheri says his heavyweight defeat in the Olympic Games was "a fix".
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Israel: Iran unfazed by warnings

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 17:12
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says assurances by the US are not enough to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons.
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Why Iran needs Assad in power

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 23:07
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Tehran

How regime change could diminish Tehran's power
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US imposes new sanctions on Iran

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 22:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

US President Barack Obama orders new sanctions against Iran's oil and financial sectors, amid continuing concern over its nuclear programme.
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VIDEO: Iran encourages bigger families

Monday, July 30th 2012, 14:23

Iran's supreme leader has called the country's population control policy redundant and has asked families to have babies.
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Death penalty for Iran fraudsters

Monday, July 30th 2012, 13:42

Four people are sentenced to death for their roles in Iran's biggest fraud scandal, in which credit was illegally obtained from a number of banks.
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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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