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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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Russia resumes nuclear trade with Iran

Monday, November 23rd 2015, 13:47
related places: Tehran

Russia resumes the export of some nuclear technology to Iran, as President Putin meets Iranian leaders in Tehran.
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US reporter 'sentenced' in Iran

Sunday, November 22nd 2015, 16:06
related countries: United States United States

Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, who has been detained in Iran for more than a year and charged with espionage, is jailed.
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Iran's Azeris protest over TV show

Monday, November 9th 2015, 18:26

Police in Iran clash with people protesting at what they say is the state broadcaster's offensive portrayal of the country's Azeri ethnic minority.
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Iran to get Russian missile system

Monday, November 9th 2015, 12:12
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia confirms that it will supply Iran with an advanced air defence missile system - once technical details are agreed.
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Fears for Iran scientist's safety

Friday, November 6th 2015, 13:30
related countries: United States United States

The father of an Iranian nuclear scientist detained since returning from the United States in 2010 says he fears for his son's safety.
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US fines German bank $258m over Iran

Wednesday, November 4th 2015, 19:33
related countries: Germany Germany, Syria Syria, United States United States

German company Deutsche Bank is fined $258m by US regulators for working with US-sanctioned countries Syria and Iran.
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Iran closes 'KFC' a day after opening

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015, 17:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

Iranian authorities have shut down a branch of Halal KFC in Tehran, reportedly mistaking it for the US fast food giant Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC).
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Iran nuclear dismantling 'begins'

Monday, November 2nd 2015, 17:03

Iran begins to decommission uranium enrichment centrifuges as part of a nuclear deal agreed with world powers in July, its nuclear chief announces.
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Gulf Arab leaders fear twin threats

Sunday, November 1st 2015, 12:58

Iran and IS dominate major security conference
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Iranian-American 'detained in Iran'

Friday, October 30th 2015, 16:43
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

An Iranian-American businessman was detained during a visit to Tehran this month and is being held in solitary confinement, sources say.
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Iran exiles in Iraq hit by rockets

Friday, October 30th 2015, 9:42
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A former military base in Iraq housing exiled an Iranian opposition group comes under rocket fire, in an attack claimed by an Iraqi Shia militia.
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Saudis: Iran must accept Assad exit

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 22:21
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Syria Syria

As international talks on the conflict in Syria begin, Saudi Arabia says Iran must accept the removal of President Bashar al-Assad.
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Iran 'to be invited' to Syria talks

Wednesday, October 28th 2015, 0:25
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

The US says it expects Iran to be invited to international talks over the Syria conflict, marking a shift in policy.
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Iran's growing role in Syria's war

Tuesday, October 20th 2015, 11:06
related countries: Syria Syria

Iran quietly deepens involvement in Syria's war
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Credit Agricole agrees $800m US penalty

Tuesday, October 20th 2015, 8:09
related countries: France France, United States United States

French bank Credit Agricole is understood to have agreed to pay $800m (£516m) to settle charges it broke US sanctions in Iran and other countries.
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