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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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India resolves Iran oil bill spat

Monday, August 1st 2011, 4:54
related countries: India India

Iran and India resolve the payment dispute that threatened the Islamic state's crude exports to India.
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VIDEO: US 'hikers' await verdict in Tehran

Sunday, July 31st 2011, 17:53
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

The trial has ended in Tehran of two American men accused of spying. It is exactly two years since the men, Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, were arrested.
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VIDEO: Iran acid attack man 'pardoned'

Sunday, July 31st 2011, 13:23

An Iranian woman blinded and left seriously disfigured after having acid thrown in her face has pardoned the man responsible, state television has reported.
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Iran man 'pardoned' from blinding

Sunday, July 31st 2011, 8:37

An Iranian man ordered to be blinded for carrying out an acid attack on a woman is reprieved at the last minute by his victim, state television says.
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Iran 'nuclear' scientist killed

Saturday, July 23rd 2011, 19:47
related places: Tehran

An Iranian scientist said to be linked to the country's nuclear programme is shot dead outside his home in Tehran, Iranian media sources say.
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Iran upgrades nuclear centrifuges

Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 15:30

Iran says it is installing new centrifuges aimed at speeding up nuclear enrichment, amid fears that Tehran is moving towards weapons-grade uranium.
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Iran 'seizes Kurdish rebel camps'

Monday, July 18th 2011, 13:26
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iranian forces have inflicted a "heavy and historic defeat" on Kurdish rebels in Iraq, army officials say, but rebel leaders dismiss the claims.
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Iran bomb probe offer 'positive'

Monday, July 18th 2011, 8:45
related countries: Argentina Argentina
related places: Buenos Aires

Argentina says Iran's reported offer to help investigations into the 1994 bombing of a Jewish centre in Buenos Aires that killed 85 people is "positive".
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Iran 'to co-operate' over bombing

Saturday, July 16th 2011, 23:28
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Officials in Iran say they will help Argentina investigate the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community centre, which Argentina has blamed on Iran.
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Spain calls Iraqis on camp deaths

Thursday, July 14th 2011, 18:11
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Spain Spain

Spain widens its investigation into alleged attacks carried out by Iraqi forces on Camp Ashraf, housing a group of Iranian exiles, and summons three Iraqi officers.
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VIDEO: Iranian tourist attraction dries up

Tuesday, July 5th 2011, 16:36

Isfahan river has been dry for the past three summers.
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VIDEO: Police dismantle satellite dishes in Iran

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 15:49

Authorities in Iran have launched a new campaign against satellite dishes.
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Hague's concern over Iran tests

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 14:20

Foreign Secretary William Hague says Iran has been testing missiles capable of carrying a nuclear warhead.
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Iran president's ally 'arrested'

Thursday, June 23rd 2011, 21:09

An ally of President Ahmadinejad of Iran is reportedly arrested on corruption claims days after he was forced to quit as deputy foreign minister.
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US imposes sanctions on Iran Air

Thursday, June 23rd 2011, 19:25
related countries: United States United States

The US imposes economic sanctions on Iran's national airline, saying Iran Air supported the Iranian military and the Revolutionary Guard.
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Imprisoned Iran medics win prize

Friday, June 17th 2011, 4:50
related places: Hiv

Two Iranian doctors imprisoned for allegedly plotting to overthrow the government win a global health prize for their role in treating and preventing HIV.
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Rape alarm

Wednesday, June 15th 2011, 12:31

Fear and fury in Iran over violent sex crimes
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Jailed Iran hunger striker dies

Sunday, June 12th 2011, 15:11

Iranian dissident journalist and political activist Hoda Saber, imprisoned last year, dies of a heart attack while on hunger strike.
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VIDEO: 'All I did was cry and beat at the walls'

Friday, June 10th 2011, 7:37
related countries: United States United States
related places: Evin, Tehran

American Sarah Shourd, who was released by Iran after being detained with two fellow US hikers in Tehran's Evin prison, talks to Sarah Montague about her ordeal.
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AUDIO: Blix on Iranian nuclear ambitions

Wednesday, June 8th 2011, 15:41

As Iran announces it is tripling its uranium research, President Ahmadinejad says the country will not stop.
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The sniper threat

Monday, June 6th 2011, 23:24
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A new danger for foreign troops in Afghanistan - thanks to Iran
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Scandal-hit Israeli tycoon dies

Friday, June 3rd 2011, 10:19
related countries: Israel Israel

Sami Ofer, a billionaire Israeli businessman at the centre of a scandal over business contacts with Iran, dies aged 89.
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Iranian activist dies in scuffle

Wednesday, June 1st 2011, 10:43

Iranian opposition activist Haleh Sahabi dies after scuffles with security forces at her father Ezatollah's funeral.
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Bolivia apologises for Iran visit

Wednesday, June 1st 2011, 9:20
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Bolivia Bolivia
related places: Buenos Aires

Bolivia apologises to Argentina after a visit by Iran's Defence Minister Ahmad Vahidi who is wanted by Buenos Aires over a 1994 bombing.
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Merkel jet denied Iran overflight

Tuesday, May 31st 2011, 9:17
related countries: Germany Germany, India India

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's flight to India is delayed after Iran's government refuses it permission to fly over the country.
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Egypt deports Iran 'spy' diplomat

Monday, May 30th 2011, 15:53
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt deports Iranian diplomat, Qassem Hosseini, who was arrested on suspicion of spying, state news agency Mena says.
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Spain 'stops Iran aircraft sale'

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 11:56
related countries: Spain Spain

Spanish police say they have prevented the illegal sale of military transport helicopters to Iran and have detained eight people, including three Iranians.
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Venezuela condemns US sanctions

Wednesday, May 25th 2011, 10:46
related countries: United States United States, Venezuela Venezuela

The Venezuelan government says US sanctions on its state oil firm PDVSA for doing business with Iran are "imperialist aggression".
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US sanctions Iran trading firms

Tuesday, May 24th 2011, 16:31
related countries: Israel Israel, Jersey Jersey, Monaco Monaco, United States United States, Venezuela Venezuela

The US imposes sanctions against seven foreign firms which trade with Iran, including companies based in Venezuela, Israel, Monaco and Jersey.
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'Blast' at new Iran oil refinery

Tuesday, May 24th 2011, 11:22

At least one person is killed and 20 hurt in an explosion at an Iranian oil refinery coinciding with a visit by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, reports say.
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Tehran 'breaks up US spy network'

Saturday, May 21st 2011, 11:00
related countries: United States United States

Iran's intelligence ministry announces the arrest of 30 people after breaking up what it says was a CIA-run espionage operation.
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China blocks N Korea-Iran report

Wednesday, May 18th 2011, 11:32
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea

China blocks the release of a UN report accusing North Korea of sharing ballistic missile technology with Iran in violation of sanctions.
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Held reporter 'used old passport'

Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 12:28
related countries: Syria Syria

Iran's foreign ministry says detained al-Jazeera journalist Dorothy Parvaz entered Syria 'on an expired passport'.
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China rejects N Korea-Iran claims

Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 11:48
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea

China dismisses suggestions it has been a transit point for illegal shipments of ballistic missile technology between North Korea and Iran.
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N Korea in Iran 'technology swap'

Saturday, May 14th 2011, 22:56
related countries: North Korea North Korea

A leaked UN report says Iran and North Korea have been exchanging ballistic missile technology in violation of sanctions.
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VIDEO: Iran acid punishment postponed

Saturday, May 14th 2011, 18:32

An Iranian man who was due to be blinded as a punishment for throwing acid in the face of a woman has had his sentence postponed.
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Syria 'deports reporter to Iran'

Wednesday, May 11th 2011, 16:00
related countries: Syria Syria

Broadcaster al-Jazeera says journalist Dorothy Parvaz has been deported from Syria to Iran, raising fresh concerns for her safety.
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Iran's nuclear plant 'under way'

Tuesday, May 10th 2011, 14:20
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Bushehr

Iran's first nuclear power station, at Bushehr, begins operating at a low level, says the Russian company that built it.
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Cannes to honour jailed Iranians

Monday, May 9th 2011, 11:40

Jailed Iranian film directors Jafar Panahi and Mohammad Rasoulof are to be honoured at the Cannes Film Festival.
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Row at the top

Saturday, May 7th 2011, 7:01

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad takes on Iran's clerics
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US woman refuses Iran spy trial

Thursday, May 5th 2011, 13:34
related countries: United States United States

Sarah Shourd, who was released by Iran after being detained with two fellow US hikers in 2009, says she will not return to stand trial for spying.
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Clashes at Tehran football match

Wednesday, May 4th 2011, 17:12
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: Tehran

Iranian police clash with football fans chanting anti-Saudi slogans during an Asia Champions League match in Tehran.
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Brave new world

Wednesday, May 4th 2011, 7:26

Iran's place in the new Middle East
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Ahmadinejad ends 'duties boycott'

Sunday, May 1st 2011, 15:07

President Ahmadinejad of Iran ends a boycott of his official duties, reports say, amid an apparent rift with supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei.
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Absent Ahmadinejad prompts debate

Sunday, May 1st 2011, 9:47

Pressure mounts on Iran's President Ahmadinejad as leading members of parliament call for a closed debate on his apparent boycott of official duties.
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US sanctions target Syria assets

Friday, April 29th 2011, 19:38
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

US President Barack Obama signs an order imposing sanctions on three top Syrian officials, Syria's intelligence agency and Iran's Revolutionary Guard.
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Bahrain expels Iranian diplomat

Tuesday, April 26th 2011, 14:20
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

Bahrain orders the expulsion of a leading Iranian diplomat, amid rising tensions between the two states, Bahraini state media reports.
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Iran 'uncovers espionage virus'

Monday, April 25th 2011, 15:23

Officials in Iran say they have found a new computer virus designed to target the country's government institutions.
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Obama condemns Syrian crackdown

Saturday, April 23rd 2011, 10:15
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Syria used "outrageous" force against protesters in Friday's crackdown in which scores of people are reported to have died, US President Barack Obama says.
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Afghan gunmen 'kidnap Iranians'

Monday, April 18th 2011, 14:30
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

At least nine Iranian engineers have been kidnapped in a remote area of western Afghanistan, officials say.
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Iraq exile camp raid 'killed 34'

Thursday, April 14th 2011, 18:22
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The United Nations says 34 people were killed during a raid last Friday by Iraqi forces on an Iranian exile group at Camp Ashraf.
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Iranian exiles 'must leave Iraq'

Tuesday, April 12th 2011, 0:17
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq's government says members of an Iranian exile group must leave the country by the end of the year, after deadly clashes with security forces.
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Information as weapon

Sunday, April 10th 2011, 0:33

Journalist Maziar Bahari on why Iran's rulers fear the internet and a free press
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Iraq forces attack Iranian exiles

Friday, April 8th 2011, 13:32
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Iraqi forces attack a camp housing an Iranian exile group north of Baghdad, officials said, amid reports of fatalities.
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Iranian asylum man burns to death

Thursday, April 7th 2011, 13:43

An Iranian asylum seeker dies after setting himself alight in a central Amsterdam square, police say.
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Dutch marines kill Somali pirates

Monday, April 4th 2011, 16:23
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Somalia Somalia

Dutch marines kill two suspected Somali pirates and captured 16 others during an operation to free a hijacked Iranian fishing boat, officials say.
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