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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 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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Chinese man 'broke Iran sanctions'

Friday, April 4th 2014, 21:36
related countries: China China, United States United States

A Chinese national faces US criminal charges that he conspired to export devices to Iran that could be used in uranium enrichment.
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Kidnapped Iranians freed in Pakistan

Friday, April 4th 2014, 13:47
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Four Iranian soldiers seized by a Sunni militant group and taken to Pakistan are freed after a request from Iranian clerics, but a fifth is reportedly killed.
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US outrage at Iran 'hostages' envoy

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 20:07
related countries: United States United States

The Obama administration says Iran's nomination of a former hostage-taker as its ambassador to the United Nations is "extremely troubling".
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Obama seeks to smooth Saudi ties

Friday, March 28th 2014, 22:51
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Syria Syria, United States United States

US President Barack Obama holds talks with Saudi King Abdullah to ease tensions over the Syria conflict and Iranian nuclear negotiations.
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Rise in number of global executions

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 6:46
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A sharp rise in the number of people put to death in Iraq and Iran caused a global spike in executions in 2013, Amnesty International says.
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VIDEO: Haunted by memories of Iran

Monday, March 24th 2014, 6:31
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Cartoonist Mana Neyestani, who now lives in Paris, talks to the BBC about how he was able to speak out in Iran through his work.
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Iran 'sees signs of nuclear deal'

Wednesday, March 19th 2014, 16:43

Iran's foreign minister says he sees signs of a comprehensive deal on its nuclear programme, after talks with world powers, Iranian media report.
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Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 11:55
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Two Iranians who boarded a missing Malaysian jet with stolen passports had no apparent terrorist links, officials say, as rescuers widen their search.
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VIDEO: Upbeat mood in Tehran bazaar

Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 6:53
related places: Tehran

The BBC's Lyse Doucet talks to shoppers in a bazaar in North Tehran about their hopes for the future.
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Israel attacks 'hypocrisy' over Iran

Monday, March 10th 2014, 18:12
related countries: Israel Israel

Prime Minister Netanyahu shows his anger at the West as he unveils a shipment of weapons Israel says were being sent from Iran to Gaza.
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VIDEO: Life as an 'illegal' rock star in Iran

Monday, March 10th 2014, 0:23
related countries: United States United States

Meet the forbidden Iranian pop group who are to tour the US
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VIDEO: Iran nuclear deal 'within months'

Sunday, March 9th 2014, 23:32

The Iranian foreign minister has told the visiting EU foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, that a nuclear deal could come in the next four months.
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Iran sees nuclear deal 'in months'

Sunday, March 9th 2014, 12:33
related places: Tehran

Iran's foreign minister tells the visiting EU foreign policy chief a nuclear deal could come in months but Catherine Ashton stresses there is no guarantee.
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A time to talk in Tehran

Saturday, March 8th 2014, 9:43
related places: Tehran

Lyse Doucet in Tehran assesses Baroness Ashton's first visit there
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Iran says Israel lying about rockets

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 12:12
related countries: Israel Israel, Syria Syria

Iran rejects as "failed lies" Israeli allegations that it was behind a shipment of Syrian-made rockets intended for Palestinian militants in Gaza.
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Israel halts 'Iran weapons shipment'

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 14:22
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel says it has seized a ship carrying advanced Iranian weapons made in Syria that was heading towards the Gaza Strip.
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US presses Iraq on Iran 'arms deal'

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 17:00
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The US says it is "seeking clarification" over a report that Iraq has signed a deal with Iran to buy arms in violation of a UN embargo.
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Bomber targets Iran Pakistan mission

Monday, February 24th 2014, 16:42
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Peshawar

Two Pakistani security guards have been killed in a suspected suicide bombing outside the Iranian consulate in the city of Peshawar, police say.
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The music of the Persian underground

Monday, February 24th 2014, 0:09

Iranian musicians in exile because their songs are banned
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Morsi 'leaked secrets to Iran'

Sunday, February 23rd 2014, 15:02
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egyptian prosecutors have accused ousted President Mohammed Morsi of leaking state secrets to Iran's Revolutionary Guards.
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Iran nuclear framework 'agreed'

Thursday, February 20th 2014, 12:30
related countries: Austria Austria
related places: Vienna

Iran agrees a framework for talks with six world powers in Vienna on a deal to limit its nuclear programme, a top Iranian representative says.
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Beirut 'suicide attack' kills four

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 12:34
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Beirut

At least four people have been killed in a twin bomb attack near an Iranian cultural centre in the south of the Lebanese capital Beirut, officials say.
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VIDEO: Beirut 'suicide attack' kills three

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 11:03
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Beirut

A twin bomb attack near an Iranian cultural centre in Beirut has left at least two people dead, officials say.
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Iran nuclear talks open in Vienna

Tuesday, February 18th 2014, 14:47
related countries: Austria Austria
related places: Tehran, Vienna

Iran and six world powers open the first round of talks in Vienna to seek a long-term agreement on Tehran's controversial nuclear programme.
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Iranian private bank sues government

Monday, February 17th 2014, 22:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Bank Mellat, Iran's largest private bank, is suing the UK government for $4bn (£2.4bn) in damages after the Supreme Court quashed sanctions against it.
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Iran to reveal detonator information

Sunday, February 9th 2014, 15:52

The Iranian government promises to provide information on detonators as one of seven steps aimed at allaying fears over its nuclear programme.
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Iran warships to sail 'close to US'

Sunday, February 9th 2014, 1:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: Atlantic

Iranian warships are to sail close to US maritime borders in the Atlantic for the first time, an Iranian naval commander tells state media.
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VIDEO: Iran handout backfires in 'shame'

Friday, February 7th 2014, 11:20

Free-food scheme backfires on Iran's president
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VIDEO: Rare snow blankets Iran's capital

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 23:54

The heaviest snowstorm in five decades has blanketed provinces in northern Iran, cutting power supplies and trapping villagers.
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Heavy snow cuts power to Iran homes

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 17:49

Heavy snow in northern Iran leaves nearly 500,000 homes without power and some towns and villages cut off.
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Acting ban for Ahmadinejad 'lookalike'

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 18:31

A well-known Iranian actor reveals he was banned from acting for eight years because of his resemblance to former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
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Israeli jailed for Iran spying offer

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 17:01
related countries: Israel Israel

A court in Israel sentences a member of the anti-Zionist Jewish sect Neturei Karta to four-and-a-half years in prison for offering to spy for Iran.
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Davos 2014: What we learned

Sunday, January 26th 2014, 3:32

Iran, the economy and a "touchy-feely" Davos
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IAEA: Long way to go on Iran accord

Friday, January 24th 2014, 12:34

The head of the UN's nuclear watchdog says the interim deal with Iran is an important step forward, but that there is still "a long way to go".
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VIDEO: Is global economic recovery a reality?

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 23:13
related countries: China China, United States United States

Davos 2014: The BBC's Robert Peston talks to US Treasury Secretary, Jack Lew, about China, Iran, and whether the global economic recovery is real or a false dawn.
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US 'cautions' businesses over Iran

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 22:33
related countries: United States United States

US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew tells the BBC to act "cautiously" with Iran and it is "not softening" its position on sanctions,
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VIDEO: Iran 'ready to engage with neighbours'

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 10:32

Speaking at the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting in Davos, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says his government is full prepared ''to engage with all neighbouring countries to achieve shared practical solutions on a range of issues''.
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Nuclear deal keeps Iran's floundering economy afloat

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 20:06

Nuclear deal keeps Iran's drowning economy afloat
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US-Iranian accused of jet data theft

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 1:59
related countries: United States United States

An Iranian-American engineer is indicted for attempting to ship stolen documentation on a high-tech military plane to Iran, authorities say.
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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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