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Missile suspect extradited to US

Friday, February 24th 2012, 23:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Texas

A Briton accused of selling batteries for Iranian missiles has arrived in Texas and been taken into custody after being extradited from the UK
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'No result' in Iran nuclear talks

Friday, February 24th 2012, 22:41

Iran failed to ease worries over possible military aspects of its nuclear programme during recent talks with UN officials, the IAEA says in a report.
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Missile extradition 'a disgrace'

Friday, February 24th 2012, 20:58
related countries: United States United States
related places: Heathrow

A Briton accused of selling batteries for Iranian missiles describes his treatment as "a disgrace" as he arrives at Heathrow to be extradited to the US.
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British journalists held in Libya

Friday, February 24th 2012, 17:50
related countries: Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two British journalists working for Iranian-owned Press TV are arrested in Libya.
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VIDEO: Iranian film is Oscar favourite

Friday, February 24th 2012, 5:54

As preparations get under way in Los Angeles for the 2012 Oscars, Talking Movies' Tom Brook surveys this year's field for best foreign language film.
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VIDEO: Weight in gold for a divorce in Iran

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 18:49

Thousands of Iranian men are being sent to prison for not paying a gold dowry promised to their beloved before marriage should the relationship end in divorce.
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US dismay at IAEA Iranian visit

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012, 22:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran, White House

The White House expresses disappointment on the barring of UN nuclear inspectors from a site in Iran, calling the visit a "failure" for Tehran.
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Inspectors barred from Iran site

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012, 15:40

The UN's nuclear agency says Iranian officials have stopped its monitors from visiting a military site in connection with Tehran's nuclear programme.
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Oil price highest for nine months

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 18:02

The price of oil reaches its highest level since May 2011 on rising tensions over Iran's nuclear programme.
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Iran says it could attack first

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 14:11

An Iranian military commander says Iran would take pre-emptive action against its enemies if it felt its national interests were endangered.
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Caucasus alert over Iran tensions

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 10:01

Caucasus feels impact of Iran nuclear tensions
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Oil price hits eight-month high

Monday, February 20th 2012, 17:24

The price of oil reaches its highest level since June due to tensions in Iran, pushing up the cost of fuel.
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Iran 'boosts nuclear protection'

Monday, February 20th 2012, 15:16

Iran announces it is holding fresh military exercises to boost protection of its nuclear sites, as UN inspectors arrive for their second visit in a month.
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UN nuclear inspectors visit Iran

Monday, February 20th 2012, 14:12

UN nuclear inspectors are back in Iran for a second time in a month, hoping to make progress in talks on the country's nuclear programme.
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Thailand names sixth bomb suspect

Monday, February 20th 2012, 13:00
related countries: Israel Israel, Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

A court in Thailand issues an arrest warrant for a sixth suspect over an alleged Iranian bomb plot to attack Israeli diplomats in Bangkok.
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Iran 'halts UK-France oil sales'

Sunday, February 19th 2012, 15:08
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Eu

Iran halts oil sales to British and French companies, the nation's oil ministry says, ahead of a 1 July ban on Iranian oil imports imposed by the EU.
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Iran 'may boost nuclear output'

Sunday, February 19th 2012, 12:29

Iran appears poised to boost its nuclear programme by installing thousands of new-generation centrifuges, a diplomat tells the BBC.
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Hague warns on Iran 'terrorism'

Sunday, February 19th 2012, 12:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK Foreign Secretary William Hague warns Iran has "increasing willingness to contemplate utterly illegal activities in other parts of the world".
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First Iran exiles leave Iraq camp

Saturday, February 18th 2012, 23:35
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Some 400 residents of an Iranian exile community leave their camp in NW Iraq, but there are complaints about conditions in their new home near Baghdad.
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Hague fears over Iran 'Cold War'

Saturday, February 18th 2012, 13:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Iran's nuclear ambitions could plunge the Middle East into "a new Cold War", warns UK Foreign Secretary William Hague.
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Iran warships enter Mediterranean

Saturday, February 18th 2012, 10:35

Iranian warships enter the Mediterranean Sea via the Suez Canal for only the second time since the country's revolution in 1979.
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Clinton 'optimism' for Iran talks

Friday, February 17th 2012, 17:57
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

The US and the EU welcome indications from Iran that it is willing to return to nuclear talks, but say they are still studying a letter from Tehran.
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VIDEO: Iran blames 'foreigners' for troubles

Friday, February 17th 2012, 10:46

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said all problems in the region were the result of foreign interference.
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VIDEO: Iran unveils 'nuclear advances'

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 23:09

Iran has staged an elaborate ceremony to unveil new developments in its nuclear programme.
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Iran unveils 'nuclear advances'

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 23:06

Iran says it has for the first time used domestically-made nuclear fuel rods in one of its reactors, and unveils more efficient enrichment centrifuges.
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Iran denies ending EU oil exports

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 14:55

Iran's oil ministry denies state media reports saying it had stopped oil exports to six European countries in retaliation for the EU's oil embargo.
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VIDEO: Thailand releases bomber CCTV

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 12:20
related countries: Georgia Georgia, India India, Israel Israel, Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

Israel is blaming Iran for Tuesday's botched explosions in Bangkok. They came a day after two bombs targeted Israeli diplomats in India and Georgia.
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US carrier in Strait of Hormuz

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 20:14
related countries: United States United States

A US aircraft carrier passes through the Strait of Hormuz for the second time in recent weeks, amid heightened tension with Iran.
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VIDEO: On board US carrier in Strait of Hormuz

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 19:29
related countries: United States United States

The BBC's Jonathan Beale reports from on board the American aircraft carrier which has sailed through the Strait of Hormuz for the second time in a month, amid tensions between Iran and the US.
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Iranian protests at house arrests

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 17:42
related places: Tehran

Members of the Iranian opposition hhold protests in several parts of the capital Tehran on the anniversary of the arrest of two of the movement's main leaders.
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Iran sanctions won't work: Lamont

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 6:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former Chancellor of the Exchequer Lord Lamont says sanctions against Iran will not work and are hurting British business interests, as David Lewis reports.
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VIDEO: Israel envoys 'target of attacks'

Monday, February 13th 2012, 19:34
related countries: Georgia Georgia, India India, Israel Israel

Bombers have targeted staff at Israeli embassies in India and Georgia, officials say, with Israel accusing Iran of masterminding the attacks.
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Missiles suspect to be extradited

Monday, February 13th 2012, 14:05
related countries: United States United States

A retired businessman will be extradited to the US within days over charges of conspiring to sell batteries for Iranian missiles, his lawyer says.
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Azerbaijan in 'spy' row with Iran

Monday, February 13th 2012, 13:49
related countries: Israel Israel

Azerbaijan angrily denies an Iranian claim that it has been helping Israeli spies plotting against Iran.
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VIDEO: Iran to unveil 'great nuclear achievements'

Saturday, February 11th 2012, 17:47

Iran's President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, says "great" nuclear achievements will be announced in the next few days.
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Iran to make nuclear announcement

Saturday, February 11th 2012, 11:03

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says his country will announce major nuclear achievements in the next few days.
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VIDEO: Afghanistan wins carpet award

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 16:09
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

Afghanistan wins an international carpet-weaving competition against Iran, India and Pakistan.
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India and Iran reach oil pay deal

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 6:11
related countries: India India, United States United States

India reaches an agreement with Iran to process payments for its crude oil imports, as US-led sanctions against Iran are tightened.
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Iranian president summoned by MPs

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 18:30

Iran's parliament summons the country's president for questioning - the first time this has happened since the 1979 revolution.
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Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 11:39

Reports from Iran say several people have been detained for alleged links to the BBC's Persian Service, which is banned in the country.
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US tightens Iran bank sanctions

Monday, February 6th 2012, 22:33
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama places new sanctions on Iran, blocking government assets held in the US, including the Iranian Central Bank.
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US and Israel 'in unison' on Iran

Monday, February 6th 2012, 14:33
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

The US is working closely with Israel to use diplomacy to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power, President Barack Obama says.
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VIDEO: Iran 'intimidating BBC Persian'

Sunday, February 5th 2012, 10:25

The BBC's director general Mark Thompson has accused the Iranian authorities of intimidating those working for its Persian service.
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BBC accuses Iran of intimidation

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 18:00

The BBC's Director General, Mark Thompson, accuses the Iranian authorities of intimidating those working for its Persian service.
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VIDEO: Cardboard Ayatollah lampooned

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 17:31
related places: Tehran

A cardboard cut-out version of the founder of Iran's Islamic revolution is mocked online after touring Tehran.
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China 'considering' eurozone help

Thursday, February 2nd 2012, 13:57
related countries: China China, Germany Germany, Syria Syria
related places: Beijing

Premier Wen Jiabao says Beijing is "considering" contributing to European rescue funds, during a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
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UN positive about Iranian talks

Wednesday, February 1st 2012, 17:36

UN nuclear inspectors back from a trip to Iran to discuss its nuclear programme have said the country is "committed" to "resolving all outstanding issues".
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Iran nuclear talks 'constructive'

Tuesday, January 31st 2012, 19:42

Iran says three days of talks with UN nuclear inspectors have been "positive and constructive".
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Iran launches Spanish TV channel

Tuesday, January 31st 2012, 11:38
related countries: Spain Spain

The Iranian government launches a Spanish-language satellite TV channel, as it seeks warmer ties with Latin America.
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Iran seeks to halt some oil sales

Monday, January 30th 2012, 7:26
related places: Tehran

The dispute between Iran and Western economies escalates after Tehran says it will stop oil sales to some countries.
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VIDEO: UN nuclear inspectors visit Iran

Sunday, January 29th 2012, 21:10

Inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) are on a three-day visit to Iran, to try to determine the purpose of the country's nuclear programme.
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UN nuclear inspectors visit Iran

Sunday, January 29th 2012, 7:54

Inspectors from the UN nuclear agency, the IAEA, are visiting Iran to try to determine the purpose of the country's nuclear programme.
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Iran guards 'kill six Pakistanis'

Friday, January 27th 2012, 8:09
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

At least six Pakistanis were shot dead and two others wounded by Iranian security forces after they crossed the border, Pakistani officials say.
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Ahmadinejad ready to revive talks

Thursday, January 26th 2012, 15:57

Iran is ready for talks with the West but tougher sanctions will not force it to give in to demands over its nuclear programme, its president says.
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IMF warns of Iran oil shock risk

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 16:46

The International Monetary Fund warns of a possible 20-30% spike in oil prices if Iranian exports are disrupted.
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UK forces 'could be sent to Gulf'

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 13:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An escalation of a dispute with Iran could see Britain sending military reinforcements to the Gulf, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond says.
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VIDEO: Iranian anger over oil imports ban

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 8:20

Iran has threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz - the world's most important oil gateway - after EU foreign ministers agreed to ban imports of Iranian oil.
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Iran dismisses EU oil imports ban

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 21:43

Iran says an EU ban on imports of Iranian oil is "unfair" and "doomed to fail", and will not force it to change course on its nuclear programme.
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