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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

Iran hangs man for huge bank fraud

Saturday, May 24th 2014, 9:37

A businessman involved in Iran's biggest bank fraud case has been executed, state media say.
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VIDEO: Iran 'releases' Happy video dancers

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 19:43

A group of Iranians who were arrested for filming a video tribute to Pharrell Williams' song Happy have been released on bail, reports from Tehran suggest.
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Iran 'releases' Happy video dancers

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 18:31

Several young people arrested in Iran for taking part in a YouTube tribute to Pharrell Williams' hit song Happy are released, according to reports.
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Six arrested for 'vulgar' Happy clip

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 6:32
related places: Tehran

The clip shows three men and three unveiled women singing and dancing to the song on streets and on rooftops in Tehran.
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Divorce parties take off in Iran

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 8:58

Black roses and cakes mark the end of Iranian unions.
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Iran: Nuclear deal still possible

Sunday, May 18th 2014, 8:31

Iran's foreign minister says reaching a final nuclear deal with world powers is still within reach, despite little progress in recent talks.
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Caution as Iran nuclear talks resume

Wednesday, May 14th 2014, 10:07
related countries: Austria Austria
related places: Vienna

Negotiators express caution as they meet in Vienna to try to draft an agreement to provide a comprehensive solution to the Iranian nuclear issue.
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Diplomats to draft Iran nuclear deal

Tuesday, May 13th 2014, 1:41

Six world powers and Iran are to begin drafting a deal that aims to provide a comprehensive solution to the country's nuclear issue.
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The women in Iran taking off the hijab

Monday, May 12th 2014, 11:51

The women in Iran who are taking off the headscarf
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How close is a final nuclear deal on Iran?

Sunday, May 11th 2014, 23:38

How close are we to a final nuclear deal on Iran?
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Iran: Hardline anxiety over Rouhani grows more acute

Sunday, May 11th 2014, 1:02

The Iranian hardliners seeking to put the brakes on president
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WhatsApp row reveals Iran power struggle

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 14:50

Why Iran's president saved WhatsApp from a ban
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Iran 'blows up replica US warships'

Tuesday, May 6th 2014, 9:06
related countries: United States United States

Iran has been building replica US warships to practice blowing them up, an Iranian admiral says.
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Senior UK diplomat visits Iran

Monday, April 28th 2014, 11:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The director of the Foreign Office's political unit, Sir Simon Gass, is visiting Iran, the government says.
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Iran hostage crisis wounds linger

Friday, April 25th 2014, 13:53
related countries: United States United States

Domestic US politics and hurt feelings show in Iran UN envoy row
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Iranians see petrol prices surge

Friday, April 25th 2014, 3:53

Iran cuts state subsidies on petrol, sending prices up by as much as 75%, as the government tries to boost an economy battered by sanctions.
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VIDEO: How Iranian woman defy hijab rule

Thursday, April 24th 2014, 23:12

Nearly 35 years after Iran's Islamic government made it compulsory for women in the country to wear the hijab, many have taken to wearing headscarves made from western-style, fashionable fabrics which are not approved by the government.
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Iran replaces prison service chief

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014, 15:45
related places: Evin, Tehran

The head of Iran's prison service is replaced following allegations that political prisoners were beaten by guards at Tehran's Evin jail last week.
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No UN action on Iran envoy visa ban

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014, 10:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

A UN committee takes no action against the US refusal to grant a visa to Iran's newly appointed permanent representative in New York.
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Iranian prisoners' families protest

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 16:10

Relatives of Iranian political prisoners allegedly beaten during an inspection last week hold a protest outside President Hassan Rouhani's office.
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Iran's Rouhani urges women's rights

Sunday, April 20th 2014, 21:33

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani urges equal opportunities and rights for women and condemns discrimination in a speech marking Women's Day.
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Iran condemns US skyscraper seizure

Saturday, April 19th 2014, 22:05
related countries: United States United States
related places: Manhattan

Iran condemns a decision to seize a Manhattan high-rise belonging to a charity and give proceeds from its sale to victims of attacks by Iran-backed militants.
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US freeing Iran funds as deal 'kept'

Friday, April 18th 2014, 9:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

The United States is to release frozen Iranian funds, saying Tehran has kept commitments made under an interim deal over its nuclear programme.
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Iran killer's reprieve stokes campaign against executions

Thursday, April 17th 2014, 18:27

Killer's reprieve stokes campaign against executions in Iran
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Iran complains to UN over envoy ban

Tuesday, April 15th 2014, 9:33
related countries: United States United States

Iran complains to the United Nations over the decision by the US to refuse a visa for its newly appointed permanent representative.
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Iran anger over US visa refusal

Saturday, April 12th 2014, 10:16
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran, White House

Iran insists it will not replace its new envoy to the UN after the US refuses a visa to the diplomat over alleged links to the 1979 hostage crisis.
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US refuses visa for Iran's UN choice

Friday, April 11th 2014, 20:48
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran, White House

The White House refuses to issue a US visa to Iran's nomination for UN ambassador, who was involved in the seizure of the US embassy in Tehran in 1979.
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US Congress passes ban on Iran envoy

Thursday, April 10th 2014, 19:34
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

The US Congress passes a bill that would bar Iran's pick for UN envoy from entering the country, as the White House signals opposition to the choice.
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Iran 'won't give up nuclear plans'

Wednesday, April 9th 2014, 17:12
related places: Tehran

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei backs negotiations with world powers but warns Tehran will never give up its nuclear plans.
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US: Iran UN envoy pick 'not viable'

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 20:26
related countries: United States United States

The Obama administration has told the Iranian government its choice of a one-time student revolutionary to be UN ambassador is "not viable".
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Fresh talks on Iran nuclear deal

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 10:57
related countries: Austria Austria
related places: Tehran, Vienna

Iran's foreign minister meets with world powers in Vienna to discuss a comprehensive deal over Tehran's nuclear programme.
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US lets Boeing sell parts to Iran

Saturday, April 5th 2014, 2:16
related countries: United States United States

The US Treasury grants plane manufacturer Boeing a licence to export some commercial parts to Iran, in its first public dealings since 1979.
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Chinese man 'broke Iran sanctions'

Friday, April 4th 2014, 21:36
related countries: China China, United States United States

A Chinese national faces US criminal charges that he conspired to export devices to Iran that could be used in uranium enrichment.
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Kidnapped Iranians freed in Pakistan

Friday, April 4th 2014, 13:47
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Four Iranian soldiers seized by a Sunni militant group and taken to Pakistan are freed after a request from Iranian clerics, but a fifth is reportedly killed.
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US outrage at Iran 'hostages' envoy

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 20:07
related countries: United States United States

The Obama administration says Iran's nomination of a former hostage-taker as its ambassador to the United Nations is "extremely troubling".
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Obama seeks to smooth Saudi ties

Friday, March 28th 2014, 22:51
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Syria Syria, United States United States

US President Barack Obama holds talks with Saudi King Abdullah to ease tensions over the Syria conflict and Iranian nuclear negotiations.
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Rise in number of global executions

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 6:46
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A sharp rise in the number of people put to death in Iraq and Iran caused a global spike in executions in 2013, Amnesty International says.
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VIDEO: Haunted by memories of Iran

Monday, March 24th 2014, 6:31
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Cartoonist Mana Neyestani, who now lives in Paris, talks to the BBC about how he was able to speak out in Iran through his work.
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Iran 'sees signs of nuclear deal'

Wednesday, March 19th 2014, 16:43

Iran's foreign minister says he sees signs of a comprehensive deal on its nuclear programme, after talks with world powers, Iranian media report.
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Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 11:55
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Two Iranians who boarded a missing Malaysian jet with stolen passports had no apparent terrorist links, officials say, as rescuers widen their search.
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VIDEO: Upbeat mood in Tehran bazaar

Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 6:53
related places: Tehran

The BBC's Lyse Doucet talks to shoppers in a bazaar in North Tehran about their hopes for the future.
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Israel attacks 'hypocrisy' over Iran

Monday, March 10th 2014, 18:12
related countries: Israel Israel

Prime Minister Netanyahu shows his anger at the West as he unveils a shipment of weapons Israel says were being sent from Iran to Gaza.
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VIDEO: Life as an 'illegal' rock star in Iran

Monday, March 10th 2014, 0:23
related countries: United States United States

Meet the forbidden Iranian pop group who are to tour the US
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VIDEO: Iran nuclear deal 'within months'

Sunday, March 9th 2014, 23:32

The Iranian foreign minister has told the visiting EU foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, that a nuclear deal could come in the next four months.
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Iran sees nuclear deal 'in months'

Sunday, March 9th 2014, 12:33
related places: Tehran

Iran's foreign minister tells the visiting EU foreign policy chief a nuclear deal could come in months but Catherine Ashton stresses there is no guarantee.
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A time to talk in Tehran

Saturday, March 8th 2014, 9:43
related places: Tehran

Lyse Doucet in Tehran assesses Baroness Ashton's first visit there
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Iran says Israel lying about rockets

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 12:12
related countries: Israel Israel, Syria Syria

Iran rejects as "failed lies" Israeli allegations that it was behind a shipment of Syrian-made rockets intended for Palestinian militants in Gaza.
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Israel halts 'Iran weapons shipment'

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 14:22
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel says it has seized a ship carrying advanced Iranian weapons made in Syria that was heading towards the Gaza Strip.
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US presses Iraq on Iran 'arms deal'

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 17:00
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The US says it is "seeking clarification" over a report that Iraq has signed a deal with Iran to buy arms in violation of a UN embargo.
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Bomber targets Iran Pakistan mission

Monday, February 24th 2014, 16:42
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Peshawar

Two Pakistani security guards have been killed in a suspected suicide bombing outside the Iranian consulate in the city of Peshawar, police say.
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The music of the Persian underground

Monday, February 24th 2014, 0:09

Iranian musicians in exile because their songs are banned
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Morsi 'leaked secrets to Iran'

Sunday, February 23rd 2014, 15:02
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egyptian prosecutors have accused ousted President Mohammed Morsi of leaking state secrets to Iran's Revolutionary Guards.
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Iran nuclear framework 'agreed'

Thursday, February 20th 2014, 12:30
related countries: Austria Austria
related places: Vienna

Iran agrees a framework for talks with six world powers in Vienna on a deal to limit its nuclear programme, a top Iranian representative says.
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Beirut 'suicide attack' kills four

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 12:34
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Beirut

At least four people have been killed in a twin bomb attack near an Iranian cultural centre in the south of the Lebanese capital Beirut, officials say.
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VIDEO: Beirut 'suicide attack' kills three

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 11:03
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Beirut

A twin bomb attack near an Iranian cultural centre in Beirut has left at least two people dead, officials say.
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