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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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No bad deal with Iran, powers vow

Saturday, March 21st 2015, 22:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Western powers meeting in London promise they will not accept a "bad deal" with Iran on its nuclear activity, as deadlines for agreement loom.
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Iran upbeat over nuclear talks

Saturday, March 21st 2015, 19:45

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani says progress in talks with world powers could lead to a final deal in the dispute over its nuclear programme.
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Obama urges 'historic' Iran deal

Friday, March 20th 2015, 12:14
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama tells the Iranian people a nuclear deal presents a rare chance to transform the two countries' relationship.
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VIDEO: Obama to Iran: 'Days ahead critical'

Friday, March 20th 2015, 2:19
related places: In

In a message celebrating the Iranian New Year, Mr Obama said the two nations have an historic opportunity that should not be missed.
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John Kerry gets his bike fixed

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 14:11
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland, United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry paid an unscheduled visit to a small shop in Switzerland to get his bike fixed while on a break from nuclear talks with Iran.
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Kurds attack Baghdad over funds

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 15:15
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A senior Iraqi Kurdish official criticises Baghdad for withholding funds from Iraqi Kurdistan while financing the administration of areas under Islamic State control.
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VIDEO: US 'could walk away' from Iran talks

Monday, March 16th 2015, 22:19
related countries: United States United States

The US threatens to "walk away" from talks with Iran, after the latest round of negotiations on limiting Iran's nuclear programme fails to reach an agreement.
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VIDEO: Iran 'expanding occupation of Iraq'

Monday, March 16th 2015, 6:50
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Saudi Prince Turki al-Faisal claims "Iran is expanding its occupation or Iraq", which he says is unacceptable.
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Saudi warning on Iran nuclear deal

Monday, March 16th 2015, 4:59
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

A senior member of the Saudi royal family warns that a deal on Iran's nuclear programme could prompt other states to develop atomic fuel.
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Iran jails former president's son

Sunday, March 15th 2015, 21:40

The son of former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani is reportedly given a 15-year sentence for security offences and financial crimes.
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Commerzbank in $1.45bn US settlement

Thursday, March 12th 2015, 19:01
related countries: Sudan Sudan, United States United States

Commerzbank agrees to pay a penalty to US authorities for violating sanctions against businesses in Iran and Sudan and for engaging in money laundering.
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Amnesty condemns Iran birth drive

Wednesday, March 11th 2015, 5:48

Laws aimed at boosting Iran's population reduce women to "baby-making machines", the rights group Amnesty International warns.
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Iran hardliner to lead clerical body

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 13:29

Hardline cleric Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi is elected chairman of Iran's Assembly of Experts, which chooses and monitors the supreme leader.
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Obama mocks Congress letter to Iran

Monday, March 9th 2015, 22:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: Republican, White House

US President Barack Obama criticises a letter from Republican senators to Iran, accusing them of "interfering" in ongoing nuclear talks.
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Nuclear deal 'very bad for Iranians'

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 17:54

Israel's prime minister warns the people of Iran that the nuclear deal being negotiated by their government and world powers is "very bad" for them.
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US tries to reassure Gulf over Iran

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 16:11
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States
related places: Riyadh, Gulf

The US will keep an eye on "destabilising" acts by Iran despite moves towards a nuclear deal, John Kerry says on a visit to Saudi Arabia.
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Iran 'frees envoy held in Yemen'

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 11:37
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: Tehran

An Iranian diplomat held hostage in Yemen for more than 18 months has been freed following an intelligence operation, officials in Iran say.
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Obama dismisses Netanyahu speech

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 9:26
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

US President Barack Obama reacts scathingly to a speech by Israel's prime minister, saying it offers no viable alternative to his Iran policy.
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Netanyahu warns US over Iran deal

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015, 19:14
related countries: United States United States
related places: Democrat

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says an Iran nuclear deal could "pave Iran's path to the bomb", in a contentious speech to the US Congress.
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Iran rejects US nuclear freeze call

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015, 13:49
related countries: United States United States

Iran rejects as "excessive and illogical" a demand by US President Obama that it freeze sensitive nuclear activity for at least 10 years.
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Obama seeks long Iran nuclear freeze

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015, 12:48
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

The US president says Iran should freeze nuclear activity for 10 years, ahead of a controversial Washington speech by Israel's prime minister.
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Netanyahu goes to US for Iran speech

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 0:11
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States
related places: Congress, Washington

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu arrives in Washington to argue against a nuclear deal with Iran, ahead of a controversial speech to Congress.
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Argentine president case dismissed

Friday, February 27th 2015, 13:14
related countries: Argentina Argentina

A federal judge in Argentina dismisses accusations that President Cristina Fernandez had covered up alleged Iranian involvement in 1994 a bomb attack.
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VIDEO: The Iranian and Israeli who make chamber music

Friday, February 27th 2015, 0:10
related countries: Israel Israel

How an Israeli and an Iranian bonded over chamber music
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Netanyahu 'not correct' on Iran

Thursday, February 26th 2015, 13:47
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

Israeli PM's judgment on the stance of Iran nuclear talks 'may not be correct', US Secretary of State John Kerry says, as a row with the US deepens.
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VIDEO: Replica US ship targeted in Iran drills

Wednesday, February 25th 2015, 12:48
related countries: United States United States

Iranian military fires at replica US aircraft carrier during exercises in the Strait of Hormuz.
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Gunmen kidnap 30 Afghan Hazaras

Tuesday, February 24th 2015, 17:37
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Masked gunmen in southern Afghanistan abduct 30 ethnic Hazara men who were travelling by bus from neighbouring Iran.
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Israel PM 'differed' over Iran

Tuesday, February 24th 2015, 9:35
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli intelligence took a different view of Iran's nuclear capabilities from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in 2012, a leaked cable suggests.
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Iran nuclear talks 'making progress'

Monday, February 23rd 2015, 18:19

Talks on Iran's nuclear programme will resume in Geneva next week "after some progress was made," Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says.
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Israel 'leaking' Iran nuclear talks

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 16:23
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

The US has accused Israel of selectively leaking information from the Iran nuclear talks to distort its position in negotiations.
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Iran urged to halt execution of Kurd

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 18:50

Human rights groups urge Iran to halt the planned execution of an Iranian-Kurdish man for offences he is alleged to have committed when he was 17.
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Panahi's Taxi wins top Berlin prize

Sunday, February 15th 2015, 14:30
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

Taxi, by dissident Iranian director Jafar Panahi, wins top prize at the Berlin Film Festival, while British stars Charlotte Rampling and Sir Tom Courtenay win acting honours.
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Boost for Iranian cinema at film festivals

Sunday, February 15th 2015, 8:30

Iranian cinema feels its way back after crackdown
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Argentina leader may face bomb probe

Friday, February 13th 2015, 20:18
related countries: Argentina Argentina

An Argentine prosecutor asks a judge to investigate the country's president over allegations she helped cover up Iran's links to a 1994 bombing.
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The satirist who mocks Iran's ayatollahs

Monday, February 9th 2015, 1:32

The Iranian who dares mock his country's religious leaders online
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Mixed signals on Iran nuclear deal

Sunday, February 8th 2015, 14:54

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei says "no deal is better than a bad deal" when it comes to Iran's disputed nuclear programme.
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Iran picks new United Nations envoy

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 20:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

Iran has selected Gholamali Khoshru as its ambassador to the United Nations in New York, less than one year after the US rejected its first choice.
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Fixing Yemen 'will take decades'

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 16:38
related countries: United States United States, Yemen Yemen

US strategy in Yemen depends on Iran
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Ex-CIA officer guilty over Iran leak

Monday, January 26th 2015, 22:48
related countries: United States United States

A former CIA officer has been convicted of leaking classified details of a US operation against Iran to a New York Times reporter.
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Ayatollah appeals to Western youth

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 13:42

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, writes a letter to young people in the West urging them to examine Islam for themselves.
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Congress in Netanyahu snub to Obama

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 17:51
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States
related places: Congress

US House Speaker John Boehner has invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to Congress, in a rebuke to President Barack Obama.
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'Israeli strike' killed Iran general

Monday, January 19th 2015, 13:08
related countries: Israel Israel, Syria Syria

Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards confirm that a general was killed in a suspected Israeli air strike in the Syrian Golan Heights.
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Clooney Charlie tribute paper shut

Saturday, January 17th 2015, 18:41
related countries: France France

An Iranian court has ordered the closure of a newspaper that published a picture of George Clooney wearing a badge backing French magazine Charlie Hebdo.
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Iran to try Washington Post reporter

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 10:30

Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian, detained for almost six months in Iran, is to stand trial on unspecified charges, state media report.
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US makes bid to rekindle Iran talks

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 12:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: Geneva

The US secretary of state meets his Iranian counterpart in Geneva in a bid to revive stalled talks over Iran's disputed nuclear programme.
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Iran president's referendum warning to hardliners

Tuesday, January 6th 2015, 13:07

Iran’s Rouhani warns hardliners with talk of referendum
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Sydney gunman was 'wanted in Iran'

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 19:08
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Sydney

Iran says it requested 14 years ago the extradition of Haron Monis, the gunman behind the Sydney siege, but Australia refused to hand him over.
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Rouhani warns against corruption

Monday, December 8th 2014, 12:59

President Hassan Rouhani speaks out against corruption in Iran and warns that it is "endangering" the country's Islamic Revolution.
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US reporter charged by Iran court

Sunday, December 7th 2014, 5:08
related countries: United States United States

Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, detained in Iran for more than four months, is formally charged with unspecified crimes.
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Yemen bombing targets Iran envoy

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 18:18
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: Sanaa

At least two people have been killed in a car bomb attack on the Iranian ambassador's residence in Yemen's capital, Sanaa, officials say.
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VIDEO: Dancing woman flouts Iranian rules

Friday, November 28th 2014, 12:43
related places: Tehran

An online video which appears to show an Iranian woman defying Iran's strict laws by dancing publicly on the Tehran metro has gone viral.
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Drama in Vienna as Iran nuclear talks go down to the wire

Thursday, November 27th 2014, 0:21
related countries: Austria Austria
related places: Vienna

How drama unfolded behind the scenes at Iran nuclear talks
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Optimism as Iran nuclear deal slips

Monday, November 24th 2014, 23:51
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

Both the US and Iran say they are confident of reaching a deal over Tehran's nuclear programme despite the failure of the latest round of talks.
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Iran nuclear talks thrown lifeline, but time running short

Monday, November 24th 2014, 22:04

Facing a last-gasp chance for Iran nuclear deal, says Jeremy Bowen
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Iran nuclear talks deadline extended

Monday, November 24th 2014, 18:58
related countries: Austria Austria
related places: Vienna

The deadline for a nuclear deal with Iran is extended to the end of June after talks in Vienna failed to reach a comprehensive agreement.
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VIDEO: Israel: 'Don't give Iran atomic bombs'

Monday, November 24th 2014, 14:30
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tells the BBC's Kevin Connolly that the only acceptable deal for Israel would be the dismantling of Iran's nuclear capabilities.
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