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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 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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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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