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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

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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Oil price highest for nine months

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 18:02

The price of oil reaches its highest level since May 2011 on rising tensions over Iran's nuclear programme.
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Iran says it could attack first

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 14:11

An Iranian military commander says Iran would take pre-emptive action against its enemies if it felt its national interests were endangered.
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Caucasus alert over Iran tensions

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 10:01

Caucasus feels impact of Iran nuclear tensions
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Oil price hits eight-month high

Monday, February 20th 2012, 17:24

The price of oil reaches its highest level since June due to tensions in Iran, pushing up the cost of fuel.
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Iran 'boosts nuclear protection'

Monday, February 20th 2012, 15:16

Iran announces it is holding fresh military exercises to boost protection of its nuclear sites, as UN inspectors arrive for their second visit in a month.
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UN nuclear inspectors visit Iran

Monday, February 20th 2012, 14:12

UN nuclear inspectors are back in Iran for a second time in a month, hoping to make progress in talks on the country's nuclear programme.
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Thailand names sixth bomb suspect

Monday, February 20th 2012, 13:00
related countries: Israel Israel, Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

A court in Thailand issues an arrest warrant for a sixth suspect over an alleged Iranian bomb plot to attack Israeli diplomats in Bangkok.
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Iran 'halts UK-France oil sales'

Sunday, February 19th 2012, 15:08
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Eu

Iran halts oil sales to British and French companies, the nation's oil ministry says, ahead of a 1 July ban on Iranian oil imports imposed by the EU.
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Iran 'may boost nuclear output'

Sunday, February 19th 2012, 12:29

Iran appears poised to boost its nuclear programme by installing thousands of new-generation centrifuges, a diplomat tells the BBC.
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Hague warns on Iran 'terrorism'

Sunday, February 19th 2012, 12:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK Foreign Secretary William Hague warns Iran has "increasing willingness to contemplate utterly illegal activities in other parts of the world".
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First Iran exiles leave Iraq camp

Saturday, February 18th 2012, 23:35
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Some 400 residents of an Iranian exile community leave their camp in NW Iraq, but there are complaints about conditions in their new home near Baghdad.
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Hague fears over Iran 'Cold War'

Saturday, February 18th 2012, 13:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Iran's nuclear ambitions could plunge the Middle East into "a new Cold War", warns UK Foreign Secretary William Hague.
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