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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

VIDEO: Iran unveils 'nuclear advances'

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 23:09

Iran has staged an elaborate ceremony to unveil new developments in its nuclear programme.
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Iran unveils 'nuclear advances'

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 23:06

Iran says it has for the first time used domestically-made nuclear fuel rods in one of its reactors, and unveils more efficient enrichment centrifuges.
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Iran denies ending EU oil exports

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 14:55

Iran's oil ministry denies state media reports saying it had stopped oil exports to six European countries in retaliation for the EU's oil embargo.
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VIDEO: Thailand releases bomber CCTV

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 12:20
related countries: Georgia Georgia, India India, Israel Israel, Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

Israel is blaming Iran for Tuesday's botched explosions in Bangkok. They came a day after two bombs targeted Israeli diplomats in India and Georgia.
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US carrier in Strait of Hormuz

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 20:14
related countries: United States United States

A US aircraft carrier passes through the Strait of Hormuz for the second time in recent weeks, amid heightened tension with Iran.
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VIDEO: On board US carrier in Strait of Hormuz

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 19:29
related countries: United States United States

The BBC's Jonathan Beale reports from on board the American aircraft carrier which has sailed through the Strait of Hormuz for the second time in a month, amid tensions between Iran and the US.
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Iranian protests at house arrests

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 17:42
related places: Tehran

Members of the Iranian opposition hhold protests in several parts of the capital Tehran on the anniversary of the arrest of two of the movement's main leaders.
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Iran sanctions won't work: Lamont

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 6:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former Chancellor of the Exchequer Lord Lamont says sanctions against Iran will not work and are hurting British business interests, as David Lewis reports.
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VIDEO: Israel envoys 'target of attacks'

Monday, February 13th 2012, 19:34
related countries: Georgia Georgia, India India, Israel Israel

Bombers have targeted staff at Israeli embassies in India and Georgia, officials say, with Israel accusing Iran of masterminding the attacks.
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Missiles suspect to be extradited

Monday, February 13th 2012, 14:05
related countries: United States United States

A retired businessman will be extradited to the US within days over charges of conspiring to sell batteries for Iranian missiles, his lawyer says.
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Azerbaijan in 'spy' row with Iran

Monday, February 13th 2012, 13:49
related countries: Israel Israel

Azerbaijan angrily denies an Iranian claim that it has been helping Israeli spies plotting against Iran.
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VIDEO: Iran to unveil 'great nuclear achievements'

Saturday, February 11th 2012, 17:47

Iran's President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, says "great" nuclear achievements will be announced in the next few days.
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Iran to make nuclear announcement

Saturday, February 11th 2012, 11:03

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says his country will announce major nuclear achievements in the next few days.
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VIDEO: Afghanistan wins carpet award

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 16:09
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

Afghanistan wins an international carpet-weaving competition against Iran, India and Pakistan.
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India and Iran reach oil pay deal

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 6:11
related countries: India India, United States United States

India reaches an agreement with Iran to process payments for its crude oil imports, as US-led sanctions against Iran are tightened.
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Iranian president summoned by MPs

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 18:30

Iran's parliament summons the country's president for questioning - the first time this has happened since the 1979 revolution.
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Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 11:39

Reports from Iran say several people have been detained for alleged links to the BBC's Persian Service, which is banned in the country.
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US tightens Iran bank sanctions

Monday, February 6th 2012, 22:33
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama places new sanctions on Iran, blocking government assets held in the US, including the Iranian Central Bank.
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US and Israel 'in unison' on Iran

Monday, February 6th 2012, 14:33
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

The US is working closely with Israel to use diplomacy to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power, President Barack Obama says.
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VIDEO: Iran 'intimidating BBC Persian'

Sunday, February 5th 2012, 10:25

The BBC's director general Mark Thompson has accused the Iranian authorities of intimidating those working for its Persian service.
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BBC accuses Iran of intimidation

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 18:00

The BBC's Director General, Mark Thompson, accuses the Iranian authorities of intimidating those working for its Persian service.
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VIDEO: Cardboard Ayatollah lampooned

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 17:31
related places: Tehran

A cardboard cut-out version of the founder of Iran's Islamic revolution is mocked online after touring Tehran.
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China 'considering' eurozone help

Thursday, February 2nd 2012, 13:57
related countries: China China, Germany Germany, Syria Syria
related places: Beijing

Premier Wen Jiabao says Beijing is "considering" contributing to European rescue funds, during a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
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UN positive about Iranian talks

Wednesday, February 1st 2012, 17:36

UN nuclear inspectors back from a trip to Iran to discuss its nuclear programme have said the country is "committed" to "resolving all outstanding issues".
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Iran nuclear talks 'constructive'

Tuesday, January 31st 2012, 19:42

Iran says three days of talks with UN nuclear inspectors have been "positive and constructive".
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Iran launches Spanish TV channel

Tuesday, January 31st 2012, 11:38
related countries: Spain Spain

The Iranian government launches a Spanish-language satellite TV channel, as it seeks warmer ties with Latin America.
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Iran seeks to halt some oil sales

Monday, January 30th 2012, 7:26
related places: Tehran

The dispute between Iran and Western economies escalates after Tehran says it will stop oil sales to some countries.
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VIDEO: UN nuclear inspectors visit Iran

Sunday, January 29th 2012, 21:10

Inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) are on a three-day visit to Iran, to try to determine the purpose of the country's nuclear programme.
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UN nuclear inspectors visit Iran

Sunday, January 29th 2012, 7:54

Inspectors from the UN nuclear agency, the IAEA, are visiting Iran to try to determine the purpose of the country's nuclear programme.
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Iran guards 'kill six Pakistanis'

Friday, January 27th 2012, 8:09
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

At least six Pakistanis were shot dead and two others wounded by Iranian security forces after they crossed the border, Pakistani officials say.
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Ahmadinejad ready to revive talks

Thursday, January 26th 2012, 15:57

Iran is ready for talks with the West but tougher sanctions will not force it to give in to demands over its nuclear programme, its president says.
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IMF warns of Iran oil shock risk

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 16:46

The International Monetary Fund warns of a possible 20-30% spike in oil prices if Iranian exports are disrupted.
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UK forces 'could be sent to Gulf'

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 13:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An escalation of a dispute with Iran could see Britain sending military reinforcements to the Gulf, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond says.
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VIDEO: Iranian anger over oil imports ban

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 8:20

Iran has threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz - the world's most important oil gateway - after EU foreign ministers agreed to ban imports of Iranian oil.
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Iran dismisses EU oil imports ban

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 21:43

Iran says an EU ban on imports of Iranian oil is "unfair" and "doomed to fail", and will not force it to change course on its nuclear programme.
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EU approves Iran oil imports ban

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 18:19
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

EU foreign ministers formally agree to an oil embargo against Iran, as Western powers reinforce their naval presence in the region.
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VIDEO: Who exports goods to Iran?

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 11:53

The BBC's James Reynolds visits Dubai where many people export goods to Iran
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VIDEO: Will sanctions affect price of oil?

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 10:35

The prospect of tighter sanctions against Iran from Europe and America has pushed up the price of oil.
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EU plans embargo on Iranian oil

Sunday, January 22nd 2012, 17:33

What impact would an EU ban on imports of Iranian oil have?
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Israel's fears of a nuclear Iran

Saturday, January 21st 2012, 1:22

Israelis weigh up the threat from Iran's nuclear programme
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Iran's Press TV loses UK licence

Friday, January 20th 2012, 15:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Iranian news network Press TV has its licence revoked by the media regulator Ofcom.
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Russia warns against Iran strike

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 15:45
related countries: Israel Israel, Russia Russia

Russia's foreign minister says an attack on Iran would be "a catastrophe", as Israel's defence minister says any decision is "very far off".
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Iran oil divides Asian economies

Sunday, January 15th 2012, 16:15
related places: Asian

Iran oil sanctions divide Asian economies
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China fury at US sanction on firm

Sunday, January 15th 2012, 8:38
related countries: China China, United States United States
related places: Beijing

China criticises US sanctions imposed on oil firm Zhuhai Zhenrong for trading with Iran as Premier Wen Jiabao visits the Gulf.
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Missiles accused to be extradited

Friday, January 13th 2012, 13:13
related countries: United States United States

A retired businessman loses a High Court fight against being extradited to the United States over charges of conspiring to sell parts for Iranian missiles.
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Iran accepts nuclear talks offer

Thursday, January 12th 2012, 22:18
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Tehran

Iran's parliamentary speaker Ali Larijani says Tehran is willing to restart talks with the UN Security Council and Germany on its nuclear programme.
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VIDEO: Cuba welcomes Iran's Ahmadinejad

Thursday, January 12th 2012, 9:38
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has received a warm welcome in Cuba, as he continued a whistlestop tour of his allies.
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Japan 'to cut Iran oil imports'

Thursday, January 12th 2012, 7:54
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

Japan will take "concrete steps" to reduce its oil dependency on Iran, its finance minister announces after a meeting with US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.
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US condemns Iran scientist blast

Wednesday, January 11th 2012, 19:48
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

The US condemns the killing of Iranian nuclear scientist Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan in a car bomb attack in north Tehran.
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Legendary Soviet spy dies at 87

Wednesday, January 11th 2012, 18:13
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow, Nazi, Tehran

Gevork Vartanian, a legendary Soviet spy who helped foil a Nazi plot to kill Allied leaders in Tehran in World War II, dies in Moscow aged 87.
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VIDEO: 'Nuclear scientist killed' in Iran blast

Wednesday, January 11th 2012, 18:04
related places: Tehran

A nuclear scientist is killed after a suspected bomb exploded in a car in northern Tehran, reports say, the latest in a string of such nuclear-linked attacks.
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Iranian scientist killed in blast

Wednesday, January 11th 2012, 16:59
related places: Tehran

A nuclear scientist is killed after a suspected bomb exploded in a car in northern Tehran, the latest in a string of such nuclear-linked attacks.
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Iran speaker in Turkey for talks

Wednesday, January 11th 2012, 9:32
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

The speaker of Iran's parliament, Ali Larijani, is visiting Turkey amid rising tensions between the neighbours over Syria and a Nato missile shield.
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Geithner in Beijing talks on Iran

Wednesday, January 11th 2012, 8:51
related countries: China China, United States United States
related places: Beijing

US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is in Beijing meeting Chinese leaders to seek support for sanctions on Iran.
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