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News: Iran

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 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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BBC cyber-attack 'linked to Iran'

Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 12:25

The BBC says its Persian Service has been targeted by a "sophisticated cyber-attack" which it is linking to other attacks on the channel which broadcasts to Iran.
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Ahmadinejad grilled by Iran MPs

Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 10:52

The Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, appears in parliament to answer questions from MPs about his foreign and domestic policy decisions.
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VIDEO: Iranian wins top art award

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 11:45
related countries: Germany Germany

Parastou Forouhar, an Iranian artist residing in Germany, is the winner of this year's prestigious Sophie von La Roche award.
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Netanyahu warns on Iran timetable

Friday, March 9th 2012, 15:39
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel's PM Benjamin Netanyahu warns he will not countenance a long delay in attacking Iran's nuclear sites.
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Who were the real winners in Iranian election?

Friday, March 9th 2012, 7:22

Iran's Ahmadinejad loses out in parliamentary election
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Powers urge 'serious' Iran talks

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 19:21
related places: Parchin

Diplomats from six countries urge Iran to enter "serious dialogue" on its nuclear programme, as they meet in Vienna to discuss their own approach.
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Iran council to oversee internet

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 16:40

Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, orders the setting up of a new body to oversee the internet
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Why is Israel calling Iran a nuclear duck?

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 14:29
related countries: Israel Israel

Why is Israel's prime minister calling Iran a nuclear duck?
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Hamas denies being Iran's proxy

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 12:49
related countries: Israel Israel

Leaders of the Palestinian Islamist movement, Hamas, say they will not help Iran militarily in any conflict between Israel and the Islamic Republic.
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VIDEO: Fresh Iran nuclear talks agreed

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 0:33
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Tehran

The UN Security Council and Germany have agreed to resume talks with Tehran on Iran's nuclear ambitions.
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Analysis: How would Iran respond to an Israeli attack?

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 0:06
related countries: Israel Israel

How would Iran respond to an Israeli attack?
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FBI in $1m plea for missing man

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 22:12

The FBI offers a $1m (£636,000) reward for the safe return of former agent Robert Levinson, last seen in Iran five years ago while working as a private investigator.
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Fresh Iran nuclear talks agreed

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 19:03
related places: Tehran

Six major world powers and Iran are to hold fresh talks on Tehran's nuclear programme, the EU says, a year after the last round failed.
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US-Israeli talks spark mixed press response

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 12:41
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

The Israeli press detects some common ground with the United States on the Iranian nuclear issue; Iranian newspapers play down Obama's comments as "propaganda"
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UN 'can visit key Iranian site'

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 11:19
related places: Parchin

Iran says it is prepared under certain conditions to give UN nuclear inspectors access to a key military site at Parchin.
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Israel warns time short on Iran

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 10:56
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu tells a pro-Israel US lobby time is running out to stop Iran developing a nuclear weapon.
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Israel PM talks tough on security

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 7:23
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States
related places: White House

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu tells US President Barack Obama that Israel must always remain "master of its fate", as they meet for key talks on Iran.
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VIDEO: 'Israel has right to defend itself'

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 5:37
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reiterated his country's right to defend itself against an Iranian nuclear threat.
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Iran orders retrial for 'CIA spy'

Monday, March 5th 2012, 14:41
related countries: United States United States

Iran's Supreme Court overturns the death sentence imposed on an Iranian-American national accused of spying for the CIA and orders a retrial.
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Obama warns of force against Iran

Sunday, March 4th 2012, 20:19
related countries: United States United States

President Obama says the US "will not hesitate" to use force to stop Iran obtaining nuclear weapons, but that diplomacy can still succeed.
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Iran: Poll turnout 'slap' to West

Saturday, March 3rd 2012, 16:13

Iran's interior minister says turnout in Friday's parliamentary elections was 64%, describing it as a "slap in the face" to Iran's enemies.
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Iran conservatives contest poll

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 21:03

Polls close in Iran after voting in parliamentary elections was extended by five hours because of a high turnout, according to state media.
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Obama warns against Iran strike

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 16:34
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama says it would be unacceptable for Iran to have a nuclear weapon but warns against any pre-emptive attack.
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VIDEO: Iran's conservatives head to head

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 3:32

Iran holds parliamentary elections on Friday, but many of the 48 million Iranians eligible to vote have decided not to bother.
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VIDEO: Iran opens space facility to media

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 16:34

International journalists have been allowed to look inside Iran's key space facility for the first time.
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Iran 'to accept gold for its oil'

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 10:17

Iran is to accept gold instead of dollars as payment for its oil, says the country's state news agency.
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BBC Persian TV audience doubles

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 6:10

BBC Persian TV's audience in Iran has almost doubled since 2009, despite the Iranian authorities' efforts to block the service, new research shows.
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Iran elections to define balance of conservative power

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 1:38

Iran's conservative rivals see elections as pointer to future poll
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Briton Tappin appears in US court

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 0:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

A British man accused of exporting parts for Iranian missiles makes his first appearance in a US court.
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Iran's opposition: Gagged by years of intimidation

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 6:50

Iran's opposition gagged ahead of parliamentary election
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Analysis: How Israel might strike at Iran

Monday, February 27th 2012, 8:15

How Israel might strike at Iran's nuclear programme
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Missile suspect due in US court

Sunday, February 26th 2012, 23:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Monday

A retired British businessman being held in the US for allegedly selling batteries for Iranian missiles is due in court on Monday.
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VIDEO: IAEA voices Iran nuclear concerns

Saturday, February 25th 2012, 7:01
related places: Tehran

Iran failed to co-operate with nuclear officials during two sets of talks in Tehran over the past month, the UN's watchdog has said in a report.
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Missile suspect extradited to US

Friday, February 24th 2012, 23:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Texas

A Briton accused of selling batteries for Iranian missiles has arrived in Texas and been taken into custody after being extradited from the UK
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'No result' in Iran nuclear talks

Friday, February 24th 2012, 22:41

Iran failed to ease worries over possible military aspects of its nuclear programme during recent talks with UN officials, the IAEA says in a report.
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Missile extradition 'a disgrace'

Friday, February 24th 2012, 20:58
related countries: United States United States
related places: Heathrow

A Briton accused of selling batteries for Iranian missiles describes his treatment as "a disgrace" as he arrives at Heathrow to be extradited to the US.
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British journalists held in Libya

Friday, February 24th 2012, 17:50
related countries: Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two British journalists working for Iranian-owned Press TV are arrested in Libya.
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VIDEO: Iranian film is Oscar favourite

Friday, February 24th 2012, 5:54

As preparations get under way in Los Angeles for the 2012 Oscars, Talking Movies' Tom Brook surveys this year's field for best foreign language film.
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VIDEO: Weight in gold for a divorce in Iran

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 18:49

Thousands of Iranian men are being sent to prison for not paying a gold dowry promised to their beloved before marriage should the relationship end in divorce.
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US dismay at IAEA Iranian visit

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012, 22:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran, White House

The White House expresses disappointment on the barring of UN nuclear inspectors from a site in Iran, calling the visit a "failure" for Tehran.
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Inspectors barred from Iran site

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012, 15:40

The UN's nuclear agency says Iranian officials have stopped its monitors from visiting a military site in connection with Tehran's nuclear programme.
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