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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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Saudi Arabia and Iran fight for Africa's loyalty

Thursday, January 7th 2016, 16:18
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

How Saudi-Iran rivalry is spilling into Africa
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Iran embassy 'damaged by Saudi strike'

Thursday, January 7th 2016, 16:05
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Yemen Yemen

Iran accuses Saudi-led coalition warplanes of hitting its embassy in Yemen's capital, Sanaa, but residents report no visible damage.
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VIDEO: Mother and daughter reunited after war

Thursday, January 7th 2016, 1:39
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A Kurdish woman, who was adopted by an Iranian family as a child, returns to Iraq to find her biological parents.
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Qatar joins Saudi action against Iran

Wednesday, January 6th 2016, 22:38
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: Tehran

Qatar becomes the latest country to back Saudi Arabia in its diplomatic row with Iran, by withdrawing its ambassador to Tehran.
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Iraq ready to mediate in Saudi-Iran row

Wednesday, January 6th 2016, 18:32
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Iraq offers to mediate between Iran and Saudi Arabia in the dispute sparked by the Gulf kingdom's execution of a dissident Shia Muslim cleric.
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US steps up bid to calm Saudi-Iran row

Wednesday, January 6th 2016, 5:45
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry has repeatedly called leaders in Saudi Arabia and Iran to try to defuse their diplomatic row, US officials say.
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VIDEO: Regional fallout from Saudi-Iran row

Wednesday, January 6th 2016, 0:04
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

As the dispute between Saudi Arabia and Iran continues to escalate, the BBC looks at the possible fallout across the region.
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Kuwait recalls envoy as region feuds

Tuesday, January 5th 2016, 17:07
related countries: Kuwait Kuwait, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Kuwait says it is recalling its ambassador to Iran as a regional row over the execution of a Shia cleric in Saudi Arabia deepens.
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UN condemns attack on Saudi embassy

Tuesday, January 5th 2016, 5:35
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Turkey Turkey

The UN Security Council condemns an attack on the Saudi embassy in Tehran but makes no mention of the execution of a Shia cleric which triggered the unrest.
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VIDEO: Saudi Arabia and Iran - The tension explained

Tuesday, January 5th 2016, 0:08
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran have increased since the execution of Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr.
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VIDEO: Tensions rise in Saudi Iran execution row

Monday, January 4th 2016, 22:57
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

A number of Saudi Arabia's allies have taken diplomatic action against Iran, amid a row over the Saudi execution of a prominent Shia Muslim cleric.
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Saudi allies join action against Iran

Monday, January 4th 2016, 18:38
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: Tehran

Saudi Arabia's allies cut or downgrade their diplomatic ties with Iran, after the Saudi embassy in Tehran is attacked over a Shia cleric's execution.
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Saudis set deadline for Iran diplomats

Monday, January 4th 2016, 7:57
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia gives Iranian diplomats two days to leave the country, amid a row over the Saudi execution of a prominent Shia Muslim cleric.
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Saudi Arabia breaks off ties with Iran

Monday, January 4th 2016, 2:05
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia says it has broken off diplomatic ties with Iran, amid a row over the Saudi execution of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr.
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Iran says Saudis face 'divine revenge'

Sunday, January 3rd 2016, 15:30
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says Saudi Arabia faces "divine revenge" for executing prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr.
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VIDEO: Protesters storm Saudi embassy in Tehran

Sunday, January 3rd 2016, 10:44
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: Tehran

Unverified footage posted on social media appears to show part of the Saudi Embassy in Tehran under attack and on fire.
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Anger at Saudi Shia cleric's execution

Saturday, January 2nd 2016, 22:09
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia's execution of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr sparks anger and protests, with chief rival Iran leading vehement condemnation.
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Iran: US lying about rocket tests

Thursday, December 31st 2015, 11:52
related countries: United States United States

Iran accuses the US of lying by claiming Iran test-fired rockets near American warships and other vessels in the Strait of Hormuz.
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Iran tests US patience with rocket fire

Wednesday, December 30th 2015, 10:26
related countries: United States United States

Iran's navy conducted rocket tests near US warships and other commercial vessels in the Strait of Hormuz, the American military says.
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Iran 'on track with nuclear deal'

Monday, December 28th 2015, 21:34
related countries: United States United States

The US says Iran has taken a significant step towards meeting its nuclear commitments, by sending a large quantity of uranium abroad.
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Iran leader: Improve image of Islam

Sunday, December 27th 2015, 16:03

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says Muslims must work to improve the world's opinion of Islam, which he says has been tarnished by violence.
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VIDEO: Children of Abraham: Photos of religion

Saturday, December 26th 2015, 0:01
related places: `Abbas

Over more than four decades, acclaimed Iranian photojournalist Abbas has documented key sporting moments, but also religion and its influence on culture.
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Iran hostages 'win compensation'

Thursday, December 24th 2015, 17:50

The victims of the Iran hostage crisis are to receive compensation 36 years after their ordeal, reports say.
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Iranian hackers 'targeted' US dam

Monday, December 21st 2015, 11:47
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

Iranian hackers penetrated the computers controlling a dam near New York, reports the Wall Street Journal.
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Iranians spontaneously create 'walls of kindness' to help the homeless

Sunday, December 20th 2015, 0:28

How ordinary people in Iran are helping the homeless
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Nuclear body ends Iran investigation

Tuesday, December 15th 2015, 17:22

The global nuclear watchdog, the IAEA, formally closes a probe into Iran's past activities - a key step towards lifting sanctions.
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VIDEO: Former Olympic stadium houses refugees

Thursday, December 10th 2015, 19:45
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Athens

An asylum seeker from Iran shows BBC News around a former Olympic stadium in Athens which is being used as a migrant reception centre.
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Iran swine flu outbreak kills 33

Monday, December 7th 2015, 20:21

At least 33 people have died in south-east Iran in the last three weeks after contracting swine flu, state media report.
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Iran worked on nuclear weapons - UN

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015, 20:34

Iran worked on developing nuclear weapons in the past, the UN's nuclear watchdog says, but such efforts did not go beyond the planning stages.
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Iran seeks $30bn of new oil contracts

Sunday, November 29th 2015, 11:31

Iran overhauls the way in which it offers contracts to foreign energy companies in a bid to attract up to $30bn of new investment.
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Iranian women's fight for freedom

Sunday, November 29th 2015, 0:19

Why Iranian women are freer than most in the Middle East
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Pirates attack foreign ships off Somalia

Tuesday, November 24th 2015, 15:10
related countries: Somalia Somalia, Thailand Thailand

Pirates have attacked Thai and Iranian fishing trawlers off Somalia's coast, seizing the crew of one of them, maritime experts and residents say.
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