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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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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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Iran 'to sue Google' over Gulf

Thursday, May 17th 2012, 18:24

Google is facing legal action for not labelling the body of water separating Iran and neighbouring Arab Gulf states on its map service.
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Bahrain and Iran in 'union' row

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 11:45
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Bahrain's foreign ministry summons Iran's charge d'affaires following Iranian comments objecting to a proposed union between Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.
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'Progress' at Iran nuclear talks

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 17:07
related places: Tehran

Iran says progress has been made at its latest talks with the UN's nuclear watchdog over Tehran's controversial nuclear programme.
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Iran hangs 'Israel killer spy'

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 7:12
related countries: Israel Israel

An Iranian man convicted of killing one of the country's nuclear scientists two years ago is hanged, Iranian state media say.
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Iran and IAEA resume atom talks

Monday, May 14th 2012, 14:37
related countries: Austria Austria
related places: Vienna

Iran and the IAEA have resumed discussions about access to the country's nuclear sites at new talks in Vienna.
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VIDEO: Syria releases Turkish journalists

Sunday, May 13th 2012, 0:56
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey
related places: March

Two Turkish journalists taken hostage in Syria in early March and detained for two months are on their way home, following a release mediated by Iran.
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Syria frees Turkish journalists

Saturday, May 12th 2012, 10:37
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

Two Turkish journalists who were held in Syria for two months are on their way home after being released through Iranian mediation.
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Support for Iran cartoonist after lashing sentence

Friday, May 11th 2012, 23:48

Widespread support for Iran cartoonist sentenced to lashings
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VIDEO: US Iranian TV show causing a stir

Friday, May 11th 2012, 5:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: Los Angeles

Los Angeles is home to the largest number of Iranians or Persians, outside Iran, and a new reality TV show follows the lives of a wealthy group.
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China buying Iran oil with yuan

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 13:27
related countries: China China, United States United States

China is buying crude oil from Iran paid for with its own currency, the yuan, despite a US-led boycott of Iran over its nuclear programme.
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Why Nigeria could fear an attack on Iran

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 9:08

Meeting the group that looks to Iran for inspiration
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US hikers wed after Iran ordeal

Sunday, May 6th 2012, 12:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: California

US hikers Shane Bauer and Sarah Shourd, who were held in Iran as alleged spies, get married in California.
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Ahmadinejad in Iran poll setback

Saturday, May 5th 2012, 17:40

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad suffers a fresh setback after supporters of the Supreme Leader make new gains in run-off parliamentary polls.
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Google's missing Gulf angers Iran

Friday, May 4th 2012, 16:47

Iranians are complaining that Google Maps now has no name on the body of water that they call the Persian Gulf and is also known as the Arabian Gulf.
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VIDEO: Iran women's dress-code crackdown

Monday, April 30th 2012, 20:47

Iran's moral police are arresting women who according to them are inappropriately dressed. Some of them resemble those who campaigned in favour of the regime back in February.
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Israeli PM 'misleading' over Iran

Saturday, April 28th 2012, 13:28
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel's ex-security chief says his country's leaders are "misleading the public" by saying a strike on Iran would stop it getting nuclear weapons.
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Tappin vows to fight terror claim

Friday, April 27th 2012, 7:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

A retired UK businessman extradited to the US on charges of plotting to sell weapons parts to Iran says he will vigorously contest the claim.
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Iran 'undecided on nuclear bomb'

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 11:05
related countries: Israel Israel

The head of the Israeli military says he does not think Iran will develop nuclear weapons, partly because international pressure is bearing fruit.
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Iran pulls 'pool abuse' diplomat

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 16:00
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Brasilia

Iran calls home a diplomat accused of molesting girls at a swimming pool in Brasilia.
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US targets 'tech-abuse' countries

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 15:48
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama announces fresh sanctions against Iran, Syria and those who help them use technology to crack down on dissent.
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Key Iranian oil terminal 'hacked'

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 13:22

Iran has been forced to disconnect key oil facilities after suffering a malware attack on Sunday, say reports.
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Iran 'building copy of US drone'

Sunday, April 22nd 2012, 14:33
related countries: United States United States

Iran begins building a copy of the US surveillance drone it captured last year, after breaking its encryption codes, Iranian officials say.
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Iran diplomat in Brazil scandal

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 23:26
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Brasilia

Brazil says it will ask Iran for an explanation after an Iranian diplomat was accused of molesting underage girls in a swimming pool in Brasilia.
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VIDEO: Woman leaps on Ahmadinejad's car

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 18:04
related places: Bandar `Abbas

President Ahmadinejad was forced into an impromptu meeting with a woman in the southern Iranian city of Bandar Abbas after she took the opportunity for a brief chat while sitting on the roof of his car.
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Israel's Iranian Jews caught in middle

Monday, April 16th 2012, 23:42
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel's community of Iranian Jews on drumbeat of war
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VIDEO: Exhibition on Iran's executed prisoners

Monday, April 16th 2012, 16:52

'Hope is my name', an exhibition of intimate mementos left behind by political prisoners executed by Iran in 1980's, opens in Frankfurt.
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VIDEO: University ban for Iran protesters

Monday, April 16th 2012, 9:32

Iran's minister for science, research and technology says those students who demonstrated after the disputed presidential elections in 2009 are not allowed to get university educations.
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An Iranian mystery: Just who are the MEK?

Sunday, April 15th 2012, 9:05
related countries: United States United States

The costly effort to rebrand Iranian group on the US terrorist list
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Iran nuclear talks 'constructive'

Sunday, April 15th 2012, 1:15

Talks between six world powers and Iran on its nuclear programme are described as "constructive and useful", and more will be held next month.
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Iran talks seek to chip away legacy of mistrust

Sunday, April 15th 2012, 1:10

Did Iranian nuclear talks achieve anything?
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Iranian nuclear talks 'positive'

Saturday, April 14th 2012, 13:52
related places: Tehran

Key talks on Iran's controversial nuclear programme, which have resumed after a 15-month impasse, are described as "positive" and "constructive".
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'Last chance' Iran talks to start

Friday, April 13th 2012, 12:13

Will Iran's latest nuclear talks get anywhere?
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Iran uncovers 'terrorist group'

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 18:02
related countries: Israel Israel

The Iranian intelligence ministry has identified a "major terrorist group" linked to Israel and arrested some of its members, state media report.
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India and Qatar in fuel agreement

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 5:48
related countries: India India, Qatar Qatar

India and Qatar sign a pact to increase cooperation in oil and gas exploration amid pressure over its energy ties to Iran.
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Iran 'blocks 2012 Olympics site'

Monday, April 9th 2012, 13:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Iran-based internet users report that they can no longer access the official London 2012 Olympics website, amid suspicions it has been blocked.
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Hijacked crew 'rescued' off Iran

Friday, April 6th 2012, 18:24
related countries: China China, Oman Oman
related places: Tehran

The crew of a Chinese cargo ship seized by pirates off Iran are rescued, China's state media say, citing its embassy in Tehran.
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US to tighten squeeze on Iran oil

Saturday, March 31st 2012, 0:50
related countries: United States United States

Barack Obama approves fresh sanctions on foreign banks still involved in the trading of Iranian oil, saying there are enough alternative supplies.
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VIDEO: Standoff at Iraq's Camp Ashraf

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 22:01
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The residents of a camp run by the People's Mujahideen of Iran are having a tense stand-off with the Iraqi government over their departure.
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Exemptions in Iran oil sanctions

Wednesday, March 21st 2012, 5:55
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

The US government will not impose sanctions on Japan and 10 European Union nations that have reduced their oil imports from Iran.
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Iran Oscar winner repeats success

Monday, March 19th 2012, 17:22
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Iran's best foreign language film winner A Separation collects four prizes at the Asian Film Awards in Hong Kong.
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Is a US war with Iran inevitable?

Monday, March 19th 2012, 8:08
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

Is an Israeli strike against Iran avoidable or inevitable?
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Iran 'blocks' Foreign Office site

Sunday, March 18th 2012, 11:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Tehran

Tehran has blocked a UK Foreign Office website in Iran as part of its "ever-tightening stranglehold of censorship", the foreign secretary says.
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VIDEO: US fear of nuclear Iran 'not new'

Saturday, March 17th 2012, 0:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

Several US government figures have spoken to the BBC about cables leaked by Wikileaks, the holes in US foreign intelligence regarding Tehran and how three successive US administrations have worried about a nuclear Iran.
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Iran cut off from global commerce

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 17:55

The body that handles global banking transactions says it will cut Iran's banks out of the system on Saturday to enforce EU sanctions.
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Bomb suspect fights extradition

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 10:48
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, Thailand Thailand

An Iranian man suspected of involvement in a bomb attempt in Thailand appears in a Malaysian court to fight extradition.
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Azerbaijan holds 'Iranian spies'

Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 14:17
related countries: Azerbaijan Azerbaijan

The authorities in Azerbaijan arrest 22 people on suspicion of spying for Iran, accusing them of links to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards.
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