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The Afghans sent by Iran to fight for Assad

Friday, April 15th 2016, 6:18

The Afghans sent by Iran to fight for Assad
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Iran 'receiving Russian missile system'

Monday, April 11th 2016, 11:02
related countries: Israel Israel, Russia Russia, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States

Russia is reported to have started delivering S-300 surface-to-air missiles to Iran - a deal opposed by Israel, the US and Saudi Arabia.
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Tourists join bareheaded protest against Iranian clothing laws

Friday, April 8th 2016, 23:32

The female tourists defying Iranian clothing laws
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Air France bid to resolve headscarf row

Monday, April 4th 2016, 14:35
related places: Tehran

Air France says female crew members can opt out of flying a new route to Tehran after a controversial request for them to wear a headscarf on arrival.
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Oil slumps on oversupply fears

Friday, April 1st 2016, 13:42
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Oil prices fall sharply after Saudi Arabia says it will freeze production only if Iran and other major producers do the same.
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Iran leader says missiles part of future

Wednesday, March 30th 2016, 10:56

Iran's Supreme Leader says anyone who thinks negotiations are more important than building a missile system are traitors, his official website reports.
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US undermining Iran's banks - Khamenei

Sunday, March 20th 2016, 15:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: Western

The US is reneging on the Western nuclear deal with Iran by exerting pressure that undermines Iran's banks, says Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei.
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Who's at the controls of Iran's bot army?

Wednesday, March 16th 2016, 1:31

The mystery of Iran's online bot army
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Iran 'risks EU sanctions over missiles'

Sunday, March 13th 2016, 14:20
related countries: France France
related places: Eu

France says Iran could face European sanctions over its recent test launches of ballistic missiles.
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Iran 'conducts two new missile tests'

Wednesday, March 9th 2016, 11:06
related countries: United States United States

Iran launches two new ballistic missiles, state media say, continuing a military exercise that has drawn a threat of a US diplomatic response.
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Iran 'conducts new missile tests'

Tuesday, March 8th 2016, 16:14
related countries: United States United States

Iran has launched several ballistic missiles from locations across the country as part of a military exercise, state media say, defying US pressure.
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VIDEO: Turning 21 in a refugee camp in Lesbos

Monday, March 7th 2016, 9:53

Rami is a tattoo artist from Iran, and he recently turned 21, spending his birthday in a refugee camp on the island of Lesbos.
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Iranian billionaire sentenced to death

Sunday, March 6th 2016, 15:47

Billionaire Iranian businessman Babak Zanjani, accused by the West of sanctions-busting, has been sentenced to death for corruption, Iranian officials say.
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Iran hardliners suffer more setbacks

Monday, February 29th 2016, 11:30

Moderates and reformists deal another blow to Iran's hardliners, winning all but one of Tehran's seats in the Assembly of Experts in Friday's polls.
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Iran hardliner hits back over poll

Sunday, February 28th 2016, 23:27

The head of Iran's judiciary accuses moderates of working with the West as results suggest gains for reformists in parliamentary elections.
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Iran reformists win all Tehran seats

Sunday, February 28th 2016, 17:53
related places: Tehran

Allies of Iran's reformist President Hassan Rouhani win a landslide victory in Tehran, in the first elections since the nuclear deal with world powers.
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Early gains for reformists in Iran poll

Saturday, February 27th 2016, 19:50

Early results from crucial elections in Iran suggest that reformists, including President Hassan Rouhani, are ahead.
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Iran voting ends after high turnout

Friday, February 26th 2016, 20:55

Polls close in Iran's first elections since clinching a deal with world powers over its nuclear programme and the lifting of sanctions.
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Iranian elections highlight divisions

Thursday, February 25th 2016, 16:28

Iran elections highlight conservative-reformist struggle
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Iran 'arrests father of jailed US man'

Wednesday, February 24th 2016, 23:18
related countries: United States United States

Iranian authorities have arrested the elderly father of an American who has been in jail in the country for the past four months, according to the man's family.
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Iran elections: Five things to know

Wednesday, February 24th 2016, 1:14

Five reasons why elections in Iran matter
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Saudi Arabia tries Shia for spying

Monday, February 22nd 2016, 11:32
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia puts on trial 32 people, almost all of them members of the kingdom's Shia minority, accused of spying for Iran, local media report.
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Iranian parade mocks American captives

Thursday, February 11th 2016, 17:29
related countries: United States United States

How one Iranian city marked a revolutionary anniversary
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Iranians speak out over sexual harassment scandal

Thursday, February 11th 2016, 1:03

Iran debates harassment after newsreader puts recording online
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Iranian youth get app to dodge morality police

Tuesday, February 9th 2016, 18:37

App helps Iranian youth to evade fashion police
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Instagram imams are unlikely online hit

Monday, February 1st 2016, 0:49

Iranian clergy doing everyday things are unlikely online hit
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Iran 'flies drone over US warship'

Friday, January 29th 2016, 19:53
related countries: United States United States
related places: Gulf

Iran flew an unarmed drone over a US aircraft carrier and took "precise" photographs during a naval drill in the Gulf, its state broadcaster says.
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Rouhani hails Iran-France 'new chapter'

Thursday, January 28th 2016, 17:49
related countries: France France

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani hails "a new chapter" in French-Iranian relations during his visit to Paris, as he secures major business deals.
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Rouhani due in France for trade talks

Wednesday, January 27th 2016, 5:57
related countries: France France, Italy Italy

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani will arrive in France on Wednesday for the second leg of his state visit to Europe, after three days in Italy.
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Italy covers nudes for Iran president

Tuesday, January 26th 2016, 16:45
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Italy conceals nude sculptures in a Rome museum to avoid offending Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who is visiting the country for trade talks.
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Iran's president seeks deals in Europe

Monday, January 25th 2016, 12:17
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Tehran

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is seeking major business deals as he arrives in Italy, a week after the lifting of economic sanctions against Tehran.
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Iran eyes purchase of Boeing planes

Sunday, January 24th 2016, 11:58
related countries: United States United States

Iran is considering buying planes from US manufacturer Boeing as it moves to upgrade its fleet following the removal of UN sanctions.
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Iran and China pledge closer ties

Saturday, January 23rd 2016, 10:15
related countries: China China
related places: Tehran

Iran and China pledge closer economic ties, as China's Xi Jinping becomes the first leader to visit Tehran since sanctions were lifted.
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VIDEO: The falling price of oil explained

Tuesday, January 19th 2016, 16:34

As oil prices continue to fall, lifting sanctions imposed on Iran, which has one of the biggest oil reserves in the world, has pushed the prices even further down.
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VIDEO: Will Iran's neighbours see boost?

Monday, January 18th 2016, 23:51

Justin Rowlatt reports on how the lifting of sanctions in Iran may affect economies beyond its borders.
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Iran investment hope cheers traders in Dubai

Monday, January 18th 2016, 18:12

Dubai traders buoyed as Iran sanctions end
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Iran condemns US missile-test sanctions

Monday, January 18th 2016, 14:28
related countries: United States United States

Iran denounces new sanctions by the US over its ballistic missile programme, a day after economic sanctions are lifted.
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Oil steadies after falling below $28

Monday, January 18th 2016, 13:26

The price of oil recovers slightly after earlier falling below $28 a barrel, as Opec predicts crude prices will recover this year.
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US imposes fresh sanctions on Iran

Sunday, January 17th 2016, 20:32
related countries: United States United States

The US imposes sanctions on Iranian firms and individuals over a ballistic missile programme, hours after nuclear sanctions are lifted.
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Iran is back in business for now

Sunday, January 17th 2016, 15:38

Without nuclear sanctions, Iran is back in business for now
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'New chapter' as Iran sanctions end

Sunday, January 17th 2016, 14:55
related places: Tehran

Iran "has opened a new chapter" in its ties with the world, President Hassan Rouhani says, hours after nuclear-related sanctions on Tehran are lifted.
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VIDEO: Iran sanctions deal in 60 seconds

Sunday, January 17th 2016, 9:56

What will the lifting of sanctions on Iran mean?
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VIDEO: 'We have suffered from these sanctions'

Sunday, January 17th 2016, 8:29

International sanctions against Iran which have been in place for decades have been lifted.
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Iran sanctions lifted over nuclear deal

Saturday, January 16th 2016, 23:54

International sanctions on Iran are lifted after its compliance with obligations under the nuclear agreement with world powers was certified.
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VIDEO: Iran sees end to international sanctions

Saturday, January 16th 2016, 22:38

International sanctions on Iran have been lifted after its compliance with obligations under its nuclear agreement with world powers was certified.
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Iran frees Washington Post's reporter

Saturday, January 16th 2016, 21:39
related countries: United States United States

Iran releases Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian and three other Iranian-American prisoners as international sanctions on Iran are lifted.
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VIDEO: Timeline of Jason Rezaian's captivity

Saturday, January 16th 2016, 19:10
related countries: United States United States

Iran has released Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian and three other Iranian-American prisoners in an apparent prisoner swap with the US.
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Jason Rezaian - Now a free man

Saturday, January 16th 2016, 16:40

Washington Post reporter who spent months in Iran jail
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Iran expects sanctions to be lifted

Saturday, January 16th 2016, 11:24
related countries: Austria Austria, United States United States
related places: Vienna

International sanctions against Iran are to be lifted today, the country's foreign minister says ahead of a meeting with the EU and US in Vienna.
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Capture of sailors tests Iran-US relations

Thursday, January 14th 2016, 18:09
related countries: United States United States

Detention of sailors shows Iran-US relationship still fragile
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The man behind Iran's most famous tower

Thursday, January 14th 2016, 2:54

The man behind Iran's most famous tower
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VIDEO: The moment Iran detained US sailors

Wednesday, January 13th 2016, 16:54
related countries: United States United States

Footage shows the moment Iranian forces detained US sailors, before their release, as US Secretary of State John Kerry praises the country's swift handling of the incident.
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US 'apologises' for Iran naval incursion

Wednesday, January 13th 2016, 9:32
related countries: United States United States

The US apologises to Iran after 10 American sailors were arrested for entering Iranian waters, the commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards naval forces says.
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Iran detains 10 US sailors in Gulf

Wednesday, January 13th 2016, 2:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

Iran detained 10 US sailors after their two patrol boats reportedly drifted into Iranian waters in the Gulf, US officials say.
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Kuwait sentences 'Iran spies' to death

Tuesday, January 12th 2016, 10:49
related countries: Kuwait Kuwait

A court in Kuwait sentences two men to death after finding them guilty of spying for Iran and plotting attacks in the emirate.
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Iran fills Arak reactor with concrete

Monday, January 11th 2016, 17:49
related places: Arak, Fars

Iran removes the core of its Arak nuclear reactor and fills it with cement, Fars news agency says - part of a nuclear deal agreed last year.
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Arab League ministers condemn Iran

Sunday, January 10th 2016, 17:55
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: Cairo

Arab League foreign ministers in an emergency meeting in Cairo condemn recent attacks on Saudi Arabia's diplomatic missions in Iran.
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A gulf between them

Sunday, January 10th 2016, 0:57
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

The historic enmity between Saudi Arabia and Iran
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Saudis deny strike on Iranian embassy

Thursday, January 7th 2016, 20:34
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Yemen Yemen
related places: Sanaa, Tehran

The Saudi-led coalition fighting rebels in Yemen denies its warplanes hit Iran's embassy in Sanaa, but Tehran vows to complain to the UN.
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