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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

Trial of US reporter in Iran resumes

Monday, June 8th 2015, 11:28
related countries: United States United States

The trial in Iran of Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian on spying charges has resumed, state media say.
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VIDEO: The day Iran buried Ayatollah Khomeini

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 0:04

Photojournalist who captured Iran in mourning for spiritual leader
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Iranian state turns matchmaker

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 0:08

Can a state-run dating site reduce young divorce in Iran?
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Iran trial begins for US reporter

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 21:15
related countries: United States United States

The trial of a Washington Post journalist detained in Iran for almost 10 months on charges that include espionage opens behind closed doors in Tehran.
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Jason Rezaian trial: What are Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Courts?

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 16:51
related countries: United States United States

The tough Iranian court trying US reporter Jason Rezaian
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VIDEO: Under fire from IS snipers in Iraq

Monday, May 25th 2015, 16:19
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The Iraqi army, supported by coalition airstrikes and Iran-backed militias, finds itself locked in fierce battles for many parts of the country.
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Iran sets trial date for US reporter

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 12:57
related countries: United States United States

The trial of Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian, detained in Iran for almost 10 months on espionage charges, will begin next week.
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Iranian artist on trial for cartoon

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 11:32

An artist and political activist goes on trial in Iran for a cartoon criticising draft laws which would restrict access to birth control.
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VIDEO: Iranian artist creates in exile

Monday, May 18th 2015, 23:19

Shirin Neshat explores politics, feminism, Iran
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Shia militias approach IS-held Ramadi

Monday, May 18th 2015, 16:38
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Shia militias backed by Iran assemble near the Iraqi city of Ramadi as plans are made to recapture it from Islamic State militants.
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Singapore 'concern' at Iran shooting

Monday, May 18th 2015, 10:37
related countries: Singapore Singapore

Singapore expresses "deep concern" over reports of Iranian forces firing on one of its ships in international waters.
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How a hotel fire kicked off a campaign against the Iranian government

Sunday, May 17th 2015, 23:25

How rape and arson allegations kicked off a propaganda campaign
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VIDEO: Gulf nations 'fear Iran more than IS'

Friday, May 15th 2015, 16:17

Former CIA deputy director and author Mike Morell says countries in the Gulf are more worried about Iran than Islamic State and al-Qaeda.
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Obama reassures Gulf allies on Iran

Friday, May 15th 2015, 0:28
related countries: United States United States
related places: Gulf

US President Barack Obama pledges to stand by his Gulf allies, with military force if needed, amid heightened tensions with Iran.
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Iran 'fires warning shots' at ship

Thursday, May 14th 2015, 17:28

Iranian gunboats fire warning shots at a cargo ship in the Persian Gulf, the second incident of its kind in recent weeks.
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US summit aims to calm Arab Iran fears

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 23:23
related countries: United States United States

Camp David summit aims to calms fears over Iran
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Tehran's Evin prison may become park

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 15:57
related places: Evin, Tehran

The mayor of Tehran hopes to transform the notorious Evin prison in Iran's capital into a public park, after receiving the judiciary's approval.
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US Senate passes Iran review bill

Thursday, May 7th 2015, 21:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: Congress

The US Senate has approved a bill that would give Congress the power to review a nuclear agreement with Iran.
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Iran releases seized cargo ship

Thursday, May 7th 2015, 18:59
related countries: Denmark Denmark

A cargo ship seized by Iran in the Strait of Hormuz last week has been released, its operator confirms.
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Viewpoint: How far is Saudi-Iranian rivalry fuelling Yemen war?

Thursday, May 7th 2015, 15:53
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Yemen Yemen

Is Saudi Arabia overplaying the Iran card in Yemen?
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Iran bans 'evil spiky hair'

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 8:30

The head of Iran's Barbers Union says that tattoos and eye brow plucking is also banned in the strict Islamic country.
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US Navy to assist ships through Gulf

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 20:29
related countries: United States United States
related places: Gulf

US Navy ships are to accompany US-flagged vessels through the Strait of Hormuz, after Iran detained a Danish cargo ship in the area.
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Wednesday, April 29th 2015, 21:17
related countries: Denmark Denmark

The detention of a Danish cargo ship by the Iranian navy is linked to a long-running legal dispute, Iran's foreign minister has said.
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Crew of ship seized by Iran ‘safe’

Wednesday, April 29th 2015, 11:44
related countries: Denmark Denmark

The crew of a container ship seized by Iran in the Strait of Hormuz on Tuesday are safe and "in good spirits", Danish shipping company Maersk says.
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US 'monitoring' Iran ship seizure

Tuesday, April 28th 2015, 16:28
related countries: United States United States
related places: Bandar `Abbas

Pentagon officials say the US is monitoring the seizure by Iranian forces of a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo ship in waters off Iran.
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VIDEO: Rare diary of Armenian mass killings

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 11:13
related countries: Armenia Armenia

Iranian author Mohammed Ali Jamalzadeh recalls the "brutal and shocking" atrocities he witnessed by the Ottomans against the Armenians during World War One.
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VIDEO: Yemenis desperate for end to violence

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, 15:52
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Yemen Yemen

Saudi Arabia accuse Iran of using the conflict and backing the Houthi rebels to create a pro-Shia 'Yemeni Hezbollah'.
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US sends carrier to Yemen patrols

Tuesday, April 21st 2015, 10:20
related countries: United States United States, Yemen Yemen

The US sends an aircraft carrier to boost its patrols off Yemen, amid suspicions an Iranian naval convoy is carrying arms intended for Yemeni Houthi rebels.
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'Spy charge' for US reporter in Iran

Monday, April 20th 2015, 16:41
related countries: United States United States

Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian, who was detained nine months ago in Iran, is facing four charges including espionage, his lawyer says.
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Iran to give Australia IS data

Monday, April 20th 2015, 2:43
related countries: Australia Australia, Iraq Iraq

Australia and Iran will share intelligence about Australians fighting with militant groups in Iraq, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop announces.
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US Congress to have say on Iran deal

Wednesday, April 15th 2015, 20:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: Congress, White House

The US Congress will have a say on a nuclear deal with Iran, under a new agreement reached with the White House.
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US concern over Iran missile deal

Tuesday, April 14th 2015, 3:39
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Kremlin

The US raises concerns with Russia after the Kremlin lifted a ban on supplying Iran with S-300 air defence missile systems.
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Russia unfreezes Iran arms delivery

Monday, April 13th 2015, 19:19
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Tehran

Russia lifts a ban on supplying Iran with an advanced air defence missile system, after Tehran struck an interim deal to curb its nuclear activities.
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Iran halts Saudi pilgrimage flights

Monday, April 13th 2015, 11:29
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Iran suspends flights for pilgrims to Saudi Arabia following the alleged sexual assaults of two Iranian boys in Jeddah.
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Obama bemoans 'partisanship' on Iran

Sunday, April 12th 2015, 7:29
related countries: United States United States
related places: Congress

US President Barack Obama rebukes Republicans in Congress, saying that partisanship over the Iran nuclear deal has gone too far.
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Iran: No guarantee of nuclear deal

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 19:47

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warns against seeing a preliminary nuclear deal as the guarantee of a final accord with world powers.
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Khamenei condemns Yemen 'genocide'

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 15:27
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Yemen Yemen

Iran's supreme leader condemns as "genocide" the military intervention in Yemen by his country's main regional rival, Saudi Arabia.
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US warns Iran over Yemen 'support'

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 9:41
related countries: United States United States, Yemen Yemen

US Secretary of State John Kerry warns Iran over its alleged support for Houthi rebels in Yemen as fighting intensifies in the city of Aden.
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Iran-Pakistan border guards killed

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 15:54
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Eight Iranian border guards have been killed in a clash with gunmen in a province near Pakistan, Iranian media say.
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Obama: US will be there for Israel

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 1:39
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

President Obama seeks to reassure Israel that the US remains its staunchest supporter, amid Israeli fears about a deal on Iran's nuclear programme.
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Iran nuclear deal has hungry investors circling

Monday, April 6th 2015, 13:12

Hungry investors circle as Iran anticipates sanctions' end
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Behind the scenes at Lausanne

Sunday, April 5th 2015, 15:38

Fiery atmosphere behind the scenes at Iran nuclear talks
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Obama 'confident' of Iran success

Saturday, April 4th 2015, 8:14
related countries: United States United States
related places: Congress

President Obama begins his push to persuade sceptical members of the US Congress to back the Iran nuclear agreement.
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Iran president vows to abide by deal

Friday, April 3rd 2015, 21:46

President Hassan Rouhani vows Iran will abide by the terms of the preliminary nuclear deal with world powers, so long as they do too.
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Iran hardliners attack nuclear deal

Friday, April 3rd 2015, 14:02

Hardliners in Iran criticise the preliminary agreement with world powers on their country's nuclear programme, while many other Iranians celebrate.
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VIDEO: LIVE: Iran leader on nuclear agreement

Friday, April 3rd 2015, 14:01

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani is speaking about the framework agreement on the country's nuclear programme.
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Iranians celebrate nuclear deal in Tehran and online

Friday, April 3rd 2015, 10:51
related places: Tehran

Iranians hail nuclear breakthrough in streets and online
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VIDEO: Iranians celebrate nuclear agreement

Friday, April 3rd 2015, 4:18

Iranians celebrate an outline agreement on the future shape of the country's nuclear programme, reached after marathon talks between Iran and six major powers.
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Obama hails Iran nuclear agreement

Friday, April 3rd 2015, 3:57

Barack Obama says a framework agreement on Iran's nuclear programme could peacefully resolve "one of the greatest threats to our security".
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'Historic' Iran nuclear deal reached

Thursday, April 2nd 2015, 23:45

An outline agreement on the future shape of the Iranian nuclear programme is reached after marathon talks between Iran and six major powers.
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VIDEO: Obama welcomes Iran nuclear deal

Thursday, April 2nd 2015, 19:09
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

President Obama welcomes the outline agreement reached between Iran and six major powers in Switzerland.
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Complex details delay Iran deal

Thursday, April 2nd 2015, 10:02

Negotiations for a deal on Iran's nuclear programme stretch into a second extended day, with reports of progress but no final result.
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Further delay to Iran nuclear deal

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 20:05
related countries: Russia Russia

Talks on Iran's nuclear programme will overrun to at least Thursday morning, two days after the original deadline, the US says.
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Deadline for Iran talks extended

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 23:21
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Nuclear talks between world powers and Iran will continue past a midnight deadline into Wednesday, US officials say.
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VIDEO: Deadline day for Iran nuclear talks

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 5:57
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Last hours of intensive diplomacy over Iran's nuclear programme take place in Switzerland ahead of Tuesday's deadline for a long-awaited deal.
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Iran nuclear talks near key deadline

Monday, March 30th 2015, 16:57

Last hours of intensive diplomacy over Iran's nuclear programme take place in Switzerland ahead of Tuesday's deadline for a long-awaited deal.
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Iran nuclear negotiations intensify

Sunday, March 29th 2015, 21:57
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland, United States United States

Six world powers and Iran intensify talks in Lausanne, as a deadline to reach a deal on Tehran's nuclear programme looms.
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