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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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Pakistan bomb kills Shia pilgrims

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 16:07
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A bomb strikes a bus in Pakistan's restive Balochistan province, killing at least 22 Shia pilgrims returning from a trip to Iran, officials say.
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Iran invite to Syria talks withdrawn

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 0:23
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Tehran

The UN withdraws its invitation to Iran to join Syria peace talks, after Tehran refuses to back the process to form a Syrian transitional government.
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VIDEO: UN pulls Iran invite to Syria talks

Monday, January 20th 2014, 23:45
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Tehran

The UN withdraws its invitation to Iran to join Syria's peace talks after criticising Tehran for failing to back the plan to form a Syrian transitional government.
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Iran cannot go to Syria talks - US

Monday, January 20th 2014, 20:45
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland, Syria Syria

The US urges the UN to drop its invitation to Iran to join peace talks on Syria, in a row that threatens to wreck the meeting.
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Iran curbs uranium enrichment

Monday, January 20th 2014, 17:30

Iran begins restricting uranium enrichment under a nuclear deal with world powers which respond by suspending some economic sanctions.
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VIDEO: UN invites Iran to Syria talks

Monday, January 20th 2014, 13:32
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland, Syria Syria

Iran has accepted an invitation to take part in preliminary Syrian peace talks this week in Switzerland, the UN Secretary-General has confirmed.
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UN invites Iran to Syria peace talks

Monday, January 20th 2014, 10:52
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland, Syria Syria

UN chief Ban Ki-moon invites Iran to attend preliminary Syrian peace talks in Switzerland, prompting warnings from Syria's opposition and the US.
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Iran diplomat dies in Yemen attack

Saturday, January 18th 2014, 14:50
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: Sanaa

An Iranian diplomat has been killed in a gun attack outside the ambassador's residence in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, local officials say.
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Why are congressional Democrats considering new Iran sanctions?

Friday, January 17th 2014, 13:18

Is Congress wrong to want more pressure on Iran?
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Iranian 'stole US jet blueprints'

Wednesday, January 15th 2014, 16:04
related countries: United States United States

US authorities arrest an Iranian-American engineer accused of attempting to ship stolen documentation on the US Joint Strike Fighter plane to Iran.
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Dubai ruler backs Iran sanction move

Monday, January 13th 2014, 20:45

The ruler of Dubai tells the BBC he supports the idea of lifting sanctions against Iran, saying it will benefit all in the region.
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VIDEO: End Iran sanctions, says Dubai's ruler

Monday, January 13th 2014, 5:02

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum speaks exclusively to the BBC's Jon Sopel in Dubai, where he says the time is ripe for sanctions against Iran to be lifted.
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Iran nuclear deal date announced

Sunday, January 12th 2014, 20:40

An interim deal to curb Iran's nuclear programme in return for easing international sanctions will enter into force on 20 January.
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'Very good progress' at Iran talks

Friday, January 10th 2014, 18:42

The EU reports "very good progress" at talks with Iran on the implementation of a nuclear deal, while Tehran says all issues have been resolved.
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Iranian MP gets spoof MI6 ID card

Friday, January 10th 2014, 16:03

Iranian MP issued with spoof James Bond ID card
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Arrests in Dubai over missing Briton

Friday, January 10th 2014, 10:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Three men are arrested in Dubai over the disappearance of a British businessman of Iranian origin feared to have been abducted and murdered.
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Deadly blast at Iran war film shoot

Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 14:02
related places: Tehran

At least five people are killed and several seriously hurt in Iran after live explosives detonate at a film set outside the capital, Tehran.
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Dozens hurt in Saudi jet landing

Sunday, January 5th 2014, 15:13
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: Medina

A Saudi Arabian Airlines Boeing 767 flying from Iran makes an emergency landing in Medina, injuring 29 people, three seriously, officials say.
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Iran embassy bombing suspect 'held'

Wednesday, January 1st 2014, 17:27
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

The head of a jihadist group behind the suicide bomb attack on the Iranian embassy in Lebanon in November is arrested, reports say.
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Iran billionaire Zanjani 'arrested'

Monday, December 30th 2013, 20:32

The billionaire Iranian businessman Babak Zanjani is arrested after being accused of withholding state oil revenue, state media say.
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Iran dissidents 'killed in Iraq'

Friday, December 27th 2013, 1:00
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A rocket attack kills three members of an Iranian opposition group in Iraq, the group and its parent organisation say.
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Iran talks make 'slow progress'

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 0:30

Iran says talks with world powers on the implementation of an accord on the country's nuclear programme are making "slow progress".
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US blocks Iran presence at Geneva II

Friday, December 20th 2013, 18:56
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Diplomats preparing for Syrian peace talks next month have failed to agree on whether Iran should attend, the UN-Arab League envoy on Syria says.
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Iran roadside bombing 'kills Guards'

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 12:33

Three members of Iran's Revolutionary Guards have been killed by a bomb blast in the south-eastern province of Sistan Baluchistan, local media report.
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Iran 'sends second monkey to space'

Saturday, December 14th 2013, 16:10

Iran says it has successfully sent a monkey into space for the second time this year as part of a programme aimed at manned space flight.
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Iran claims it has captured MI6 spy

Saturday, December 14th 2013, 13:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Kerman

Iran says it has captured a spy working for the British intelligence agency MI6 in the south-eastern city of Kerman.
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VIDEO: Missing American 'not CIA employee'

Saturday, December 14th 2013, 1:37
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

The White House has denied reports by the Associated Press news agency that an American ex-FBI agent, believed to have been held in Iran for seven years, was working for the CIA on an unapproved mission.
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Levinson 'not US government worker'

Friday, December 13th 2013, 20:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

The White House says the ex-FBI agent believed to have been held in Iran for the last seven years was not working for the US government at the time of his disappearance.
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Iran talks halted amid sanctions row

Friday, December 13th 2013, 19:56
related countries: United States United States

Iran's delegation leaves talks on the implementation of a deal over its nuclear programme after the expansion of a US sanctions blacklist.
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US captive in Iran said to be CIA

Friday, December 13th 2013, 14:49
related countries: United States United States

An ex-FBI agent believed held in Iran for the last seven years was working for the CIA on an unapproved mission, the Associated Press reports.
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RBS fined $100m by US regulators

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 22:10
related countries: Burma Burma, Cuba Cuba, Sudan Sudan, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Royal Bank of Scotland is fined $100m by US regulators for violating US sanctions against Iran, Sudan, Burma, and Cuba.
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Iranian envoy to make first UK visit

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 12:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Iran's envoy to the UK is to make his first visit to London this week, Home Secretary William Hague announces.
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Kerry defends Iran nuclear deal

Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 21:56
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry defends the six-month nuclear deal with Iran before a sceptical panel of congressmen.
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UN inspectors visit Iran plant

Sunday, December 8th 2013, 18:41
related places: Arak

Inspectors from the UN's nuclear agency visit the Arak heavy water production plant for the first time in more than two years.
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US power 'underpins Iran diplomacy'

Saturday, December 7th 2013, 7:58
related countries: United States United States
related places: Gulf

Diplomacy with Iran over its nuclear programme must be backed by military power, US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel tells Gulf leaders.
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VIDEO: Disabled Iranian woman on life in UK

Friday, December 6th 2013, 16:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Fatemah Hosseinpoor speaks to the BBC about how cultural attitudes towards disability in her home country of Iran convinced her to move to the UK to study.
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Altered Images: The blurred baroness

Friday, December 6th 2013, 15:09

Why photos of women are doctored by some Iranian media
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Iran's president in storm over #PersianGulf tweet

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 14:20

Iran's president in a storm over 'Persian Gulf' tweet
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Hezbollah: Saudis behind Iran blasts

Wednesday, December 4th 2013, 1:25
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: Beirut

The head of the Lebanese Shia militant group Hezbollah says Saudi Arabia was behind last month's blasts near Iran's embassy in Beirut.
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UK envoy to make first Iran visit

Monday, December 2nd 2013, 23:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Tehran

The UK's new envoy to Tehran is to visit Iran for the first time on Tuesday.
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VIDEO: Optimism over easing of Iran sanctions

Friday, November 29th 2013, 13:25

The easing of sanctions against Iran have brought optimism to the UAE, as Jonathan Frewin reports from Dubai.
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UN 'needs time' for Iran deal

Thursday, November 28th 2013, 18:02
related places: Arak

The head of the UN's nuclear agency warns it will "take some time" before work can begin on verifying Iran's fulfilment of its nuclear deal.
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Iran's Hassan Rouhani in music video

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 12:48

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani is featured in an online music video, entitled Nowsafar (Newly on the Road), marking 100 days of his government.
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US asks Iran to release ex-FBI man

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 20:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

The White House asks Iran to help locate and free ex-FBI agent Robert Levinson, who US officials believe is being held captive in the country.
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VIDEO: Is Iran deal a turning point ?

Monday, November 25th 2013, 23:24

Iran has agreed to curb some of its nuclear activities for six months, as part of a landmark nuclear deal reached on Sunday, but is this a turning point for Iran's relationship with the international community?
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Obama defends Iran nuclear deal

Monday, November 25th 2013, 21:49
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama defends an interim deal on Iran's nuclear programme, saying "bluster" will not guarantee US security.
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Oil prices fall on Iran nuclear deal

Monday, November 25th 2013, 19:02

Oil prices fall after Iran agrees a deal to curb some of its nuclear activities in return for easing of international sanctions against it.
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Hague: Iran nuclear move 'essential'

Monday, November 25th 2013, 17:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

William Hague says the UK and its allies will leave "no stone unturned" to reach a lasting deal on curbing Iran's nuclear programme..
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Iran curbs 'may be eased next month'

Monday, November 25th 2013, 16:48
related countries: France France
related places: Eu

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius says some EU sanctions on Iran could be lifted next month, as part of a nuclear deal with world powers.
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VIDEO: Do ordinary Iranians welcome deal?

Monday, November 25th 2013, 16:26

Iran has agreed to curb some of its nuclear activities for six months, as part of a landmark nuclear deal reached with world powers on Sunday.
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Iran cheers deal as Israel warns

Monday, November 25th 2013, 9:34
related countries: Israel Israel

Cheering crowds in Iran welcome home negotiators who secured a deal on its nuclear programme with world powers, which Israel calls a mistake.
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US: Iran deal makes Mid-East safer

Monday, November 25th 2013, 1:20
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

The US secretary of state says the deal reached over Iran's nuclear programme will make the Middle East safer, but Israel fiercely disagrees.
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PM hails Iran deal as 'first step'

Sunday, November 24th 2013, 19:13

Prime Minister David Cameron welcomes the temporary deal on Iran's nuclear programme as an "important first step".
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Iran agrees to curb nuclear activity

Sunday, November 24th 2013, 16:26
related places: Tehran

Iran agrees to halt some of its work on uranium enrichment for six months, as part of a landmark nuclear deal reached with six world powers in Geneva.
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