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Iranians spontaneously create 'walls of kindness' to help the homeless

Sunday, December 20th 2015, 0:28

How ordinary people in Iran are helping the homeless
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Nuclear body ends Iran investigation

Tuesday, December 15th 2015, 17:22

The global nuclear watchdog, the IAEA, formally closes a probe into Iran's past activities - a key step towards lifting sanctions.
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VIDEO: Former Olympic stadium houses refugees

Thursday, December 10th 2015, 19:45
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Athens

An asylum seeker from Iran shows BBC News around a former Olympic stadium in Athens which is being used as a migrant reception centre.
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Iran swine flu outbreak kills 33

Monday, December 7th 2015, 20:21

At least 33 people have died in south-east Iran in the last three weeks after contracting swine flu, state media report.
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Iran worked on nuclear weapons - UN

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015, 20:34

Iran worked on developing nuclear weapons in the past, the UN's nuclear watchdog says, but such efforts did not go beyond the planning stages.
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Iran seeks $30bn of new oil contracts

Sunday, November 29th 2015, 11:31

Iran overhauls the way in which it offers contracts to foreign energy companies in a bid to attract up to $30bn of new investment.
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Iranian women's fight for freedom

Sunday, November 29th 2015, 0:19

Why Iranian women are freer than most in the Middle East
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Pirates attack foreign ships off Somalia

Tuesday, November 24th 2015, 15:10
related countries: Somalia Somalia, Thailand Thailand

Pirates have attacked Thai and Iranian fishing trawlers off Somalia's coast, seizing the crew of one of them, maritime experts and residents say.
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Russia resumes nuclear trade with Iran

Monday, November 23rd 2015, 13:47
related places: Tehran

Russia resumes the export of some nuclear technology to Iran, as President Putin meets Iranian leaders in Tehran.
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US reporter 'sentenced' in Iran

Sunday, November 22nd 2015, 16:06
related countries: United States United States

Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, who has been detained in Iran for more than a year and charged with espionage, is jailed.
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Iran's Azeris protest over TV show

Monday, November 9th 2015, 18:26

Police in Iran clash with people protesting at what they say is the state broadcaster's offensive portrayal of the country's Azeri ethnic minority.
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Iran to get Russian missile system

Monday, November 9th 2015, 12:12
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia confirms that it will supply Iran with an advanced air defence missile system - once technical details are agreed.
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Fears for Iran scientist's safety

Friday, November 6th 2015, 13:30
related countries: United States United States

The father of an Iranian nuclear scientist detained since returning from the United States in 2010 says he fears for his son's safety.
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US fines German bank $258m over Iran

Wednesday, November 4th 2015, 19:33
related countries: Germany Germany, Syria Syria, United States United States

German company Deutsche Bank is fined $258m by US regulators for working with US-sanctioned countries Syria and Iran.
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Iran closes 'KFC' a day after opening

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015, 17:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

Iranian authorities have shut down a branch of Halal KFC in Tehran, reportedly mistaking it for the US fast food giant Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC).
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Iran nuclear dismantling 'begins'

Monday, November 2nd 2015, 17:03

Iran begins to decommission uranium enrichment centrifuges as part of a nuclear deal agreed with world powers in July, its nuclear chief announces.
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Gulf Arab leaders fear twin threats

Sunday, November 1st 2015, 12:58

Iran and IS dominate major security conference
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Iranian-American 'detained in Iran'

Friday, October 30th 2015, 16:43
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

An Iranian-American businessman was detained during a visit to Tehran this month and is being held in solitary confinement, sources say.
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Iran exiles in Iraq hit by rockets

Friday, October 30th 2015, 9:42
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A former military base in Iraq housing exiled an Iranian opposition group comes under rocket fire, in an attack claimed by an Iraqi Shia militia.
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Saudis: Iran must accept Assad exit

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 22:21
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Syria Syria

As international talks on the conflict in Syria begin, Saudi Arabia says Iran must accept the removal of President Bashar al-Assad.
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Iran 'to be invited' to Syria talks

Wednesday, October 28th 2015, 0:25
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

The US says it expects Iran to be invited to international talks over the Syria conflict, marking a shift in policy.
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Iran's growing role in Syria's war

Tuesday, October 20th 2015, 11:06
related countries: Syria Syria

Iran quietly deepens involvement in Syria's war
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Credit Agricole agrees $800m US penalty

Tuesday, October 20th 2015, 8:09
related countries: France France, United States United States

French bank Credit Agricole is understood to have agreed to pay $800m (£516m) to settle charges it broke US sanctions in Iran and other countries.
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Syrian army in new Aleppo offensive

Friday, October 16th 2015, 21:38
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

Syrian government forces, backed by Russian and Iranian troops, launch a fresh offensive on rebel positions south of Syria's largest city, Aleppo.
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US condemns Iranian missile test

Friday, October 16th 2015, 18:51
related countries: United States United States

The US condemns a medium range ballistic missile test by Iran as a breach of UN sanctions and a sign of its disregard for international obligations.
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Canadian envoy of Iran crisis fame dies

Friday, October 16th 2015, 0:21
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States
related places: Tehran, New York

The Canadian ambassador who helped six US diplomats escape the 1979 Tehran embassy siege dies in New York.
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VIDEO: Iran's underground missile tunnels

Thursday, October 15th 2015, 9:52

Iran's state television airs footage of a secret underground missile base where medium and long-range missiles are being stored.
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VIDEO: Son's plea for father jailed in Iran

Thursday, October 15th 2015, 6:15
related places: Tehran

Four years ago Kamal Foroughi was working in Tehran as a consultant when he was arrested and thrown in jail, accused of spying.
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Iran's top council approves nuclear bill

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 18:29

Iran's powerful Guardian Council approves a deal on its nuclear programme agreed with six world powers, the final step to becoming law.
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Iran's parliament backs nuclear deal

Tuesday, October 13th 2015, 6:43

Iran's parliament has approved a deal on its nuclear programme agreed with six world powers, Iranian state media say.
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Saudi king rejects 'Hajj handover'

Monday, October 12th 2015, 17:20
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia's king rejects Iranian suggestions his country should give up management of the Hajj pilgrimage after last month's deadly stampede.
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US reporter 'convicted' in Iran

Monday, October 12th 2015, 8:53
related countries: United States United States

A US reporter detained in Iran for more than a year and charged with espionage is said to have been convicted.
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Iran's digital start-ups signal changing times

Sunday, October 11th 2015, 23:36

Iran's digital start-ups reflect changing times
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IS advances on Syria's second city

Friday, October 9th 2015, 17:29
related countries: Syria Syria

Islamic State militants seize control of several villages north of Aleppo, despite both Russian and US air strikes in Syria.
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Russian missiles 'fell in Iran'

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 21:28
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria, United States United States

Four Russian cruise missiles fired at Syria from the Caspian Sea on Wednesday landed in Iran, unnamed US officials say, but Russia insists they all hit their targets.
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Hajj dead arrive back in Iran

Saturday, October 3rd 2015, 7:40

The first bodies of Iranian pilgrims killed in a stampede during the Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca arrive back in Iran, but scores are still missing.
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VIDEO: Netanyahu's 'deafening' 44-second UN silence

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 11:39
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu pauses for 44 seconds during his speech to the UN General Assembly to highlight what he called an absence of criticism about Iran's threats against Israel.
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Why are Iranian husbands standing up for their wives?

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 23:22

Why are Iranian husbands sticking up for their wives?
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Iran boat 'smuggling Yemen arms' seized

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 11:26
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Yemen Yemen

The Saudi-led coalition battling Houthi rebels in Yemen says it has seized an Iranian fishing boat loaded with weapons for them in the Arabian Sea.
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PM to meet Iran's president over Syria

Monday, September 28th 2015, 1:10
related countries: Syria Syria

Prime Minister David Cameron will hold face-to-face talks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani as he seeks to revive the Syrian peace process.
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Iran ups pressure on Saudis over Hajj

Sunday, September 27th 2015, 12:41
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: Tehran

Iran's supreme leader calls for Saudi Arabia to apologise for Thursday's Hajj stampede which killed 769 people, adding to a raft of criticism by Tehran.
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The 'beauty' and the horror of the Iran-Iraq war

Saturday, September 26th 2015, 1:13

An Iranian remembers the 'beauty' of the Iran-Iraq war
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Criticism grows over Hajj deaths

Friday, September 25th 2015, 14:51
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Iran leads growing criticism of Saudi Arabia after the deaths of at least 717 people in a stampede during the Hajj pilgrimage.
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AUDIO: Girl migrant 'travelled alone for two weeks'

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 15:10
related countries: Greece Greece

A girl migrant tells the BBC how she travelled alone from Iran to Greece for two weeks, despite being just 12 years old.
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IAEA gets Iran military site samples

Monday, September 21st 2015, 12:49

Environmental samples gathered at a sensitive Iranian military site have been handed over for inspection to the International Atomic Energy Agency.
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Manus Island murder trial to begin

Monday, September 21st 2015, 1:53
related countries: Australia Australia

Two men are standing trial over the killing of an Iranian asylum seeker at Australia's Manus Island detention centre.
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Nuclear watchdog head visits Iran site

Sunday, September 20th 2015, 23:27
related places: Parchin

Yukiya Amano, the head of the IAEA, visits Iran's Parchin military site as he starts a visit considered key to the recent deal agreed with world powers.
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Flash flooding kills 10 in Iran

Saturday, September 19th 2015, 15:58
related places: Tehran

Flash floods kill at least 10 people near the capital Tehran and in southern Hormozgan province, state TV says.
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Assad vows not to 'quit under pressure'

Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 18:32
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad tells Russian TV that he will not leave under foreign pressure and says Iran is "at Syria's side".
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US Democrats clear path for Iran deal

Thursday, September 10th 2015, 21:45
related countries: United States United States
related places: Republican

A Republican-backed measure to derail the Iran nuclear deal has been blocked in the US Senate, protecting President Obama's landmark deal.
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VIDEO: Iran nuclear deal: US campaign mash-up

Thursday, September 10th 2015, 2:54
related countries: United States United States

US presidential candidates take opposing sides over the nuclear deal with Iran, which allows it to restart enriched uranium production.
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VIDEO: Division in US over Iran nuclear deal

Wednesday, September 9th 2015, 22:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

The talk of the town Washington on Wednesday was the deal over Iran's nuclear programme.
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US backing for Iran nuclear deal grows

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 18:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: Republican

Democrats in the US Senate gain enough support to block a Republican resolution against the Iran nuclear deal.
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Obama reassures Saudis on Iran deal

Saturday, September 5th 2015, 3:45
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States
related places: Washington

Saudi Arabia says it is happy with President Obama's assurances that the recent nuclear deal with Iran will not imperil the Gulf states.
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Obama has enough support for Iran deal

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015, 17:42
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama secures enough support in the US Senate to ensure that the Iran nuclear deal will go into effect.
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Syria 'confident' of allies' support

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 23:00
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says he is confident of continuing support from Iran and Russia amid a fresh push to resolve the country's war.
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IAEA seeks money to police Iran deal

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 15:27

The International Atomic Energy Agency asks for more money to supervise last month's nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers.
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Tread carefully with Iran - Hammond

Monday, August 24th 2015, 12:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain is right to work towards good relations with Iran but should "tread carefully", the foreign secretary says.
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