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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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Final round of Iran nuclear talks

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 10:30
related countries: Austria Austria
related places: Vienna

The final round of nuclear talks between Iran and six major powers begins in Vienna ahead of a deadline for a deal later this month.
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'Iran aiding Iraq' with attack jets

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 15:19
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iran has supplied Iraq with ground attack jets to help it counter the offensive led by the Islamist group Isis, strong evidence suggests.
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VIDEO: How #TeamMelli united Iran

Friday, June 27th 2014, 11:01

The World Cup hashtag that helped unite Iran
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VIDEO: Do US-Iranians want closer ties?

Wednesday, June 25th 2014, 22:36
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: California

As the conflict in Iraq prompts speculation of possible co-ordination between the US and Iran, Alistair Leithead assesses the mood towards closer ties in California's 'Tehrangeles'.
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No nose jobs on Iran TV?

Wednesday, June 25th 2014, 15:05

Tehran TV channel bans actors who have had cosmetic surgery
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World Cup: Argentina 1-0 Iran

Sunday, June 22nd 2014, 1:11
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Lionel Messi scores an injury-time winner as Argentina edge past Iran to book their place in the last 16 of the World Cup.
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Drafting of Iran nuclear deal begins

Friday, June 20th 2014, 17:36
related countries: Austria Austria
related places: Vienna

Diplomats in Vienna say they have begun drafting the text of a final comprehensive deal to settle the dispute over Iran's nuclear activities.
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PM backs 'hard-headed' Iran dialogue

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 15:42

David Cameron says he wants to rebuild diplomatic relations with Iran but will proceed with a "clear eye and hard head".
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UK to re-open embassy in Iran

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 11:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Tehran

William Hague says the "circumstances are right" for the UK to re-open its embassy in Iran's capital, Tehran, which has been shut since 2011.
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Okocha criticises Nigeria coach Keshi

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 10:43
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Ex-Nigeria captain Jay-Jay Okocha says coach Stephen Keshi is responsible for the team's struggles against Iran at the World Cup.
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Iran 0-0 Nigeria

Monday, June 16th 2014, 21:28
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Iran and Nigeria play out the first draw of the 2014 World Cup as their Group F opener ends goalless in Curitiba.
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Iran an unknown quantity - Mikel

Monday, June 16th 2014, 14:17

Nigeria's John Mikel Obi says he knows little about Iran but is not planning to watch video clips of them before Monday's game.
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US considers talks with Iran on Iraq

Monday, June 16th 2014, 8:25
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The US is considering opening direct talks with Iran on the security situation in Iraq, a US official tells the BBC.
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Iran 'ready to help neighbour Iraq'

Saturday, June 14th 2014, 15:25
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Tehran

Iran's President Rouhani says Tehran is ready to help Iraq in its battle against extremist Sunni Islamists, but denies any plans to send troops.
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Direct US-Iran talks begin in Geneva

Monday, June 9th 2014, 17:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: Geneva

Senior US and Iranian officials begin two days of direct talks in Geneva as they seek a comprehensive solution to the Iranian nuclear issue.
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Rouhani visit warms Iran-Turkey ties

Monday, June 9th 2014, 10:31
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Ankara

Hassan Rouhani is holding trade talks with senior Turkish officials in Ankara, on the first visit to Turkey by an Iranian president since 1996.
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Iran to hold rare talks with US

Saturday, June 7th 2014, 14:49
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

Senior US and Iranian officials are to meet for two days ahead of wider negotiations between world powers and Tehran on its nuclear programme.
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US online courses open up to Iran

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 23:00
related countries: United States United States

Online US universities can reach Iranian students
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VIDEO: Iran sandstorm leaves four dead

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 0:36
related places: Tehran

At least four people are killed and 30 injured as a powerful sandstorm hits Iran's capital, Tehran.
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Strong sandstorm kills four in Iran

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 16:41
related places: Tehran

A powerful sandstorm brings winds of up to 110km/h (70mph) to the Iranian capital Tehran, killing at least four people and injuring about 30.
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VIDEO: Freak sandstorm hits Iranian capital

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 16:38
related places: Tehran

A massive sandstorm and record winds has hit Tehran killing several and leaving the city in darkness.
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Video 'backs Iran poll fraud claims'

Sunday, June 1st 2014, 16:49

An Iranian military commander appears to back claims that the 2009 election was rigged against reformists, in a video of a speech.
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Iran reports first cases of Mers

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 10:37

Iranian officials say they have confirmed their country's first two cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome.
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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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