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'Iran aiding Iraq' with attack jets

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 15:19
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iran has supplied Iraq with ground attack jets to help it counter the offensive led by the Islamist group Isis, strong evidence suggests.
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VIDEO: How #TeamMelli united Iran

Friday, June 27th 2014, 11:01

The World Cup hashtag that helped unite Iran
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VIDEO: Do US-Iranians want closer ties?

Wednesday, June 25th 2014, 22:36
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: California

As the conflict in Iraq prompts speculation of possible co-ordination between the US and Iran, Alistair Leithead assesses the mood towards closer ties in California's 'Tehrangeles'.
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No nose jobs on Iran TV?

Wednesday, June 25th 2014, 15:05

Tehran TV channel bans actors who have had cosmetic surgery
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World Cup: Argentina 1-0 Iran

Sunday, June 22nd 2014, 1:11
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Lionel Messi scores an injury-time winner as Argentina edge past Iran to book their place in the last 16 of the World Cup.
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Drafting of Iran nuclear deal begins

Friday, June 20th 2014, 17:36
related countries: Austria Austria
related places: Vienna

Diplomats in Vienna say they have begun drafting the text of a final comprehensive deal to settle the dispute over Iran's nuclear activities.
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PM backs 'hard-headed' Iran dialogue

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 15:42

David Cameron says he wants to rebuild diplomatic relations with Iran but will proceed with a "clear eye and hard head".
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UK to re-open embassy in Iran

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 11:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Tehran

William Hague says the "circumstances are right" for the UK to re-open its embassy in Iran's capital, Tehran, which has been shut since 2011.
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Okocha criticises Nigeria coach Keshi

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 10:43
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Ex-Nigeria captain Jay-Jay Okocha says coach Stephen Keshi is responsible for the team's struggles against Iran at the World Cup.
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Iran 0-0 Nigeria

Monday, June 16th 2014, 21:28
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Iran and Nigeria play out the first draw of the 2014 World Cup as their Group F opener ends goalless in Curitiba.
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Iran an unknown quantity - Mikel

Monday, June 16th 2014, 14:17

Nigeria's John Mikel Obi says he knows little about Iran but is not planning to watch video clips of them before Monday's game.
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US considers talks with Iran on Iraq

Monday, June 16th 2014, 8:25
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The US is considering opening direct talks with Iran on the security situation in Iraq, a US official tells the BBC.
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Iran 'ready to help neighbour Iraq'

Saturday, June 14th 2014, 15:25
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Tehran

Iran's President Rouhani says Tehran is ready to help Iraq in its battle against extremist Sunni Islamists, but denies any plans to send troops.
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Direct US-Iran talks begin in Geneva

Monday, June 9th 2014, 17:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: Geneva

Senior US and Iranian officials begin two days of direct talks in Geneva as they seek a comprehensive solution to the Iranian nuclear issue.
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Rouhani visit warms Iran-Turkey ties

Monday, June 9th 2014, 10:31
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Ankara

Hassan Rouhani is holding trade talks with senior Turkish officials in Ankara, on the first visit to Turkey by an Iranian president since 1996.
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Iran to hold rare talks with US

Saturday, June 7th 2014, 14:49
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

Senior US and Iranian officials are to meet for two days ahead of wider negotiations between world powers and Tehran on its nuclear programme.
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US online courses open up to Iran

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 23:00
related countries: United States United States

Online US universities can reach Iranian students
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VIDEO: Iran sandstorm leaves four dead

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 0:36
related places: Tehran

At least four people are killed and 30 injured as a powerful sandstorm hits Iran's capital, Tehran.
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Strong sandstorm kills four in Iran

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 16:41
related places: Tehran

A powerful sandstorm brings winds of up to 110km/h (70mph) to the Iranian capital Tehran, killing at least four people and injuring about 30.
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VIDEO: Freak sandstorm hits Iranian capital

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 16:38
related places: Tehran

A massive sandstorm and record winds has hit Tehran killing several and leaving the city in darkness.
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Video 'backs Iran poll fraud claims'

Sunday, June 1st 2014, 16:49

An Iranian military commander appears to back claims that the 2009 election was rigged against reformists, in a video of a speech.
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Iran reports first cases of Mers

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 10:37

Iranian officials say they have confirmed their country's first two cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome.
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Iran hangs man for huge bank fraud

Saturday, May 24th 2014, 9:37

A businessman involved in Iran's biggest bank fraud case has been executed, state media say.
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VIDEO: Iran 'releases' Happy video dancers

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 19:43

A group of Iranians who were arrested for filming a video tribute to Pharrell Williams' song Happy have been released on bail, reports from Tehran suggest.
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Iran 'releases' Happy video dancers

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 18:31

Several young people arrested in Iran for taking part in a YouTube tribute to Pharrell Williams' hit song Happy are released, according to reports.
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Six arrested for 'vulgar' Happy clip

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 6:32
related places: Tehran

The clip shows three men and three unveiled women singing and dancing to the song on streets and on rooftops in Tehran.
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Divorce parties take off in Iran

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 8:58

Black roses and cakes mark the end of Iranian unions.
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Iran: Nuclear deal still possible

Sunday, May 18th 2014, 8:31

Iran's foreign minister says reaching a final nuclear deal with world powers is still within reach, despite little progress in recent talks.
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Caution as Iran nuclear talks resume

Wednesday, May 14th 2014, 10:07
related countries: Austria Austria
related places: Vienna

Negotiators express caution as they meet in Vienna to try to draft an agreement to provide a comprehensive solution to the Iranian nuclear issue.
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Diplomats to draft Iran nuclear deal

Tuesday, May 13th 2014, 1:41

Six world powers and Iran are to begin drafting a deal that aims to provide a comprehensive solution to the country's nuclear issue.
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The women in Iran taking off the hijab

Monday, May 12th 2014, 11:51

The women in Iran who are taking off the headscarf
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How close is a final nuclear deal on Iran?

Sunday, May 11th 2014, 23:38

How close are we to a final nuclear deal on Iran?
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Iran: Hardline anxiety over Rouhani grows more acute

Sunday, May 11th 2014, 1:02

The Iranian hardliners seeking to put the brakes on president
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WhatsApp row reveals Iran power struggle

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 14:50

Why Iran's president saved WhatsApp from a ban
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Iran 'blows up replica US warships'

Tuesday, May 6th 2014, 9:06
related countries: United States United States

Iran has been building replica US warships to practice blowing them up, an Iranian admiral says.
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Senior UK diplomat visits Iran

Monday, April 28th 2014, 11:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The director of the Foreign Office's political unit, Sir Simon Gass, is visiting Iran, the government says.
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Iran hostage crisis wounds linger

Friday, April 25th 2014, 13:53
related countries: United States United States

Domestic US politics and hurt feelings show in Iran UN envoy row
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Iranians see petrol prices surge

Friday, April 25th 2014, 3:53

Iran cuts state subsidies on petrol, sending prices up by as much as 75%, as the government tries to boost an economy battered by sanctions.
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VIDEO: How Iranian woman defy hijab rule

Thursday, April 24th 2014, 23:12

Nearly 35 years after Iran's Islamic government made it compulsory for women in the country to wear the hijab, many have taken to wearing headscarves made from western-style, fashionable fabrics which are not approved by the government.
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Iran replaces prison service chief

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014, 15:45
related places: Evin, Tehran

The head of Iran's prison service is replaced following allegations that political prisoners were beaten by guards at Tehran's Evin jail last week.
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No UN action on Iran envoy visa ban

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014, 10:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

A UN committee takes no action against the US refusal to grant a visa to Iran's newly appointed permanent representative in New York.
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Iranian prisoners' families protest

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 16:10

Relatives of Iranian political prisoners allegedly beaten during an inspection last week hold a protest outside President Hassan Rouhani's office.
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Iran's Rouhani urges women's rights

Sunday, April 20th 2014, 21:33

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani urges equal opportunities and rights for women and condemns discrimination in a speech marking Women's Day.
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Iran condemns US skyscraper seizure

Saturday, April 19th 2014, 22:05
related countries: United States United States
related places: Manhattan

Iran condemns a decision to seize a Manhattan high-rise belonging to a charity and give proceeds from its sale to victims of attacks by Iran-backed militants.
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US freeing Iran funds as deal 'kept'

Friday, April 18th 2014, 9:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

The United States is to release frozen Iranian funds, saying Tehran has kept commitments made under an interim deal over its nuclear programme.
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Iran killer's reprieve stokes campaign against executions

Thursday, April 17th 2014, 18:27

Killer's reprieve stokes campaign against executions in Iran
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Iran complains to UN over envoy ban

Tuesday, April 15th 2014, 9:33
related countries: United States United States

Iran complains to the United Nations over the decision by the US to refuse a visa for its newly appointed permanent representative.
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Iran anger over US visa refusal

Saturday, April 12th 2014, 10:16
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran, White House

Iran insists it will not replace its new envoy to the UN after the US refuses a visa to the diplomat over alleged links to the 1979 hostage crisis.
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US refuses visa for Iran's UN choice

Friday, April 11th 2014, 20:48
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran, White House

The White House refuses to issue a US visa to Iran's nomination for UN ambassador, who was involved in the seizure of the US embassy in Tehran in 1979.
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US Congress passes ban on Iran envoy

Thursday, April 10th 2014, 19:34
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

The US Congress passes a bill that would bar Iran's pick for UN envoy from entering the country, as the White House signals opposition to the choice.
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Iran 'won't give up nuclear plans'

Wednesday, April 9th 2014, 17:12
related places: Tehran

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei backs negotiations with world powers but warns Tehran will never give up its nuclear plans.
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US: Iran UN envoy pick 'not viable'

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 20:26
related countries: United States United States

The Obama administration has told the Iranian government its choice of a one-time student revolutionary to be UN ambassador is "not viable".
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Fresh talks on Iran nuclear deal

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 10:57
related countries: Austria Austria
related places: Tehran, Vienna

Iran's foreign minister meets with world powers in Vienna to discuss a comprehensive deal over Tehran's nuclear programme.
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US lets Boeing sell parts to Iran

Saturday, April 5th 2014, 2:16
related countries: United States United States

The US Treasury grants plane manufacturer Boeing a licence to export some commercial parts to Iran, in its first public dealings since 1979.
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Chinese man 'broke Iran sanctions'

Friday, April 4th 2014, 21:36
related countries: China China, United States United States

A Chinese national faces US criminal charges that he conspired to export devices to Iran that could be used in uranium enrichment.
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Kidnapped Iranians freed in Pakistan

Friday, April 4th 2014, 13:47
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Four Iranian soldiers seized by a Sunni militant group and taken to Pakistan are freed after a request from Iranian clerics, but a fifth is reportedly killed.
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US outrage at Iran 'hostages' envoy

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 20:07
related countries: United States United States

The Obama administration says Iran's nomination of a former hostage-taker as its ambassador to the United Nations is "extremely troubling".
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Obama seeks to smooth Saudi ties

Friday, March 28th 2014, 22:51
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Syria Syria, United States United States

US President Barack Obama holds talks with Saudi King Abdullah to ease tensions over the Syria conflict and Iranian nuclear negotiations.
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Rise in number of global executions

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 6:46
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A sharp rise in the number of people put to death in Iraq and Iran caused a global spike in executions in 2013, Amnesty International says.
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VIDEO: Haunted by memories of Iran

Monday, March 24th 2014, 6:31
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Cartoonist Mana Neyestani, who now lives in Paris, talks to the BBC about how he was able to speak out in Iran through his work.
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