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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 nuclear deal 'never closer'

Saturday, July 4th 2015, 1:21

Iran's foreign minister uses a YouTube posting to say a comprehensive agreement over its nuclear programme has never been closer.
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Iran nuclear talks deadline extended

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 8:14
related countries: Russia Russia

A deadline to reach agreement over Iran's nuclear programme is extended until 7 July, with Russia saying a deal is "within reach".
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VIDEO: When Iran and US wrestled for real

Tuesday, June 30th 2015, 23:06
related countries: United States United States

When US and Iran settled their differences on the floor
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Iran nuclear talks reach deadline

Tuesday, June 30th 2015, 12:58
related countries: Austria Austria
related places: Vienna

Iran's foreign minister returns to Vienna for talks with world powers on the day of a deadline for an agreement on its nuclear programme.
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VIDEO: Iran negotiations in 90 seconds

Tuesday, June 30th 2015, 3:38

International negotiations on Iran's nuclear programme are due to finish, but it is thought they could continue into July.
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VIDEO: Iran sanctions explained... with toys

Monday, June 29th 2015, 23:42

Efforts to reach a deal on Iran's nuclear programme will go beyond the previously agreed deadline of 30 June.
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Will Congress scupper US nuclear deal with Iran?

Monday, June 29th 2015, 12:26
related countries: United States United States

How US Congress could end up scuppering Iran accord
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VIDEO: Iran sanctions impact on daily life

Monday, June 29th 2015, 1:26

Amir Paivar from the BBC's Persian Service explains how the sanctions on Iran affect the economy.
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Iranian ambitions breed scepticism and fear in Israel

Sunday, June 28th 2015, 23:49
related countries: Israel Israel

Why Iran nuclear deal could hasten Israeli military action
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Iran talks 'to go beyond deadline'

Sunday, June 28th 2015, 14:45
related countries: United States United States

Iranian nuclear talks are set to continue beyond Tuesday's deadline, a senior US official says, with Iran's foreign minister preparing to go home for consultations.
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Will Iran nuclear deal be Hassan Rouhani's legacy?

Saturday, June 27th 2015, 23:30
related countries: Austria Austria
related places: Vienna

Will a nuclear deal in Vienna be the Iranian president's legacy?
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Lebanon pivotal to Iran's reach across Middle East

Friday, June 26th 2015, 8:51

Lebanon pivotal to Iran's reach across Middle East
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Luxury consumer goods thrive in Iran

Friday, June 26th 2015, 0:03

High-end designer goods proving big business in Iran
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Obama warned over Iran concessions

Thursday, June 25th 2015, 11:29
related countries: United States United States

Former advisers to US President Barack Obama express concern at the emerging deal between world powers and Iran over its nuclear programme.
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Khamenei rejects US nuclear demands

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 10:31
related countries: United States United States

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei hardens his stance on the nuclear negotiations with world powers, as the deadline for a final deal nears.
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Saudi Yemen bombing a message to Iran

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015, 15:57
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Yemen Yemen

Saudi bombing a warning to Iran as Yemen destruction mounts
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Iran bars women from volleyball tie

Friday, June 19th 2015, 19:00
related countries: United States United States

Activists express anger as Iran bars women from a volleyball match against the US despite an earlier promise they would be allowed to attend.
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VIDEO: Is Iran paying Afghan mercenaries?

Friday, June 19th 2015, 5:57
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Syria Syria

It is thought hundreds of unemployed men from Afghanistan, supported by the Iranian government, have taken up arms alongside President Assad's forces in Syria.
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The jobless Afghans 'paid by Iran' to fight for Assad

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 19:45
related countries: Syria Syria

The jobless Afghans who say Iran pays them to fight in Syria
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Is Iran easing its ban on female sports spectators?

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 14:38

Will women finally get to watch a volleyball match in Iran?
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VIDEO: Iraq: How deeply involved is Iran?

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 14:36
related places: Tehran

Iran is playing a key role in the fight against Islamic State militants but there are concerns Tehran's influence is growing.
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Israel denies bugging Iran talks

Thursday, June 11th 2015, 14:31
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel denies it bugged talks on Iran's nuclear programme, after a security company said a computer virus hacked the venues of the negotiations.
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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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