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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: news

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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Deadline set in Iran terror case

Saturday, June 2nd 2012, 14:10
related countries: United States United States

A US appeals court gives the state department four months to decide whether the MEK Iran dissident group should remain on the US terror blacklist.
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VIDEO: Iran's $20bn of smuggled goods

Thursday, May 31st 2012, 21:50
related places: Tehran

According to Tehran's chamber of commerce goods worth $20 billion get smuggled into Iran every year.
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Spyware targets Iran's dissidents

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 11:16

Installation software for Simurgh, an anonymising proxy tool, has been compromised with a Trojan warn researchers.
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VIDEO: Sex change? Iranian insurance pays

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 18:22

The Iranian government wants the country's health insurance companies to pay for sex change operations.
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Pollock art returned to museum

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 16:00
related countries: United States United States

A $250 million (£159m) painting by US artist Jackson Pollock is returned to the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art in Iran after being seized by customs.
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Iran 'finds Flame malware fix'

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 15:25

Iran says it has developed tools that can defend against and remove the sophisticated cyber attack tool known as Flame.
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Despite endgame fears, no need to rush Iran nuclear talks

Monday, May 28th 2012, 20:16

Despite endgame warnings, no need to rush Iran nuclear talks
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Massive cyber-attack discovered

Monday, May 28th 2012, 13:17
related countries: Israel Israel, Russia Russia

A cyber-attack which has covertly collected vast amounts of sensitive data from countries like Israel and Iran has been uncovered, Russian researchers say.
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Iran enrichment 'at higher level'

Friday, May 25th 2012, 18:02

Iran has enriched uranium at more than 20% at its Fordo nuclear site, a confidential report by the UN nuclear watchdog suggests.
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Fresh Iran talks called in Moscow

Thursday, May 24th 2012, 18:45
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Talks on Iran's nuclear programme end with "significant differences", EU officials in Baghdad say, but the two sides agree to meet again in Moscow in June.
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Powers make Iran nuclear proposal

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 17:56
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad, Tehran

A group of six world powers put forward a detailed proposal aimed at stopping Iran processing enriched uranium.
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Abductions raise Lebanon tension

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 20:40
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria

Tensions rise after rebels in northern Syria kidnap 13 Lebanese Shia pilgrims on their way home from visiting holy sites in Iran.
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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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