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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: Heading toward a nuclear show-down?

Monday, November 7th 2011, 15:04

New UN report on Iran may heighten unease over nuclear aims
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Russia warns against Iran attack

Monday, November 7th 2011, 9:48
related countries: Israel Israel, Russia Russia

An Israeli attack on suspected Iranian nuclear sites would be a "very serious mistake", warns Russia as the UN prepares to issue a new report.
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VIDEO: Mid-East is 'tough neighbourhood'

Sunday, November 6th 2011, 10:37
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak has described the Middle East as a "tough neighbourhood" when describing the risks of a confrontation with Iran over its nuclear programme.
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UN 'finds Iran nuclear arms bid'

Saturday, November 5th 2011, 16:59

Diplomats say the UN's atomic watchdog is due to reveal what it says is evidence Iran has been conducting research into nuclear weapons.
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Iranian minister survives vote

Tuesday, November 1st 2011, 18:37

Iranian Economy Minister Shamseddin Hosseini survives an impeachment vote linked to a major banking scandal.
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Iran bans 'immoral' footballers

Tuesday, November 1st 2011, 12:52

Two Iranian football players are suspended indefinitely for going too far with "immoral" goal-scoring celebrations, state TV says.
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Iranian actress 'now released'

Friday, October 28th 2011, 13:03

An Iranian actress who was sentenced to a year in prison and 90 lashes has been released after three months in custody, according to Amnesty International.
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US sees 'power struggle' in Iran

Thursday, October 27th 2011, 5:04
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tells the BBC efforts to reach out to Iran have been hurt by confusion over who is ultimately running the country.
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Saudi envoy 'plotter' in US court

Monday, October 24th 2011, 16:07
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States
related places: New York

An Iranian-American charged over a plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the US appears in a New York court and pleads not guilty to terror charges.
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Iran criticises killings in Syria

Saturday, October 22nd 2011, 15:45
related countries: Syria Syria

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran criticises the killings in Syria's anti-government crackdown but warns against outside intervention.
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Turkey and Iran 'target rebels'

Friday, October 21st 2011, 15:03
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey and Iran say they will work together to defeat separatist Kurdish rebels active in both countries, as Turkey continues its military offensive.
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VIDEO: Afghan-Iran film suppressed in Kabul

Friday, October 21st 2011, 14:20
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

Afghan authorities prevent the domestic release of an Afghan film called The School, about the life of an Afghan refugee girl in Iran.
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Academy calls for Iran releases

Thursday, October 20th 2011, 11:26

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences leads Hollywood industry organisations in calling for the release of jailed Iranian film-makers.
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UK seizes Iranian accused assets

Tuesday, October 18th 2011, 9:46
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The UK Treasury says it has frozen the assets of five men suspected of an Iranian plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States.
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Iran pours scorn on Saudi 'plot'

Monday, October 17th 2011, 23:12
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States

Iran's President Ahmadinejad says US allegations of a plot to assassinate a Saudi envoy are as false as its claims were about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
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Shock over 'Iran plot' suspect

Sunday, October 16th 2011, 14:15

Texas friends in shock at 'Iran plot' suspect's arrest
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Iran denies US meeting over plot

Friday, October 14th 2011, 20:38
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States
related places: Tehran

Iranian officials deny any direct contact with the US about allegations Tehran was behind a plot to kill the Saudi envoy on US soil.
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VIDEO: Iran tackles risky motorbike habits

Thursday, October 13th 2011, 19:29

Motorcycles loaded with children or piled high with goods are a common sight in Iran but traffic police are clamping down on risky practices.
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Obama censures Iran over 'plot'

Thursday, October 13th 2011, 19:05
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States
related places: Washington

President Barack Obama says the US can back up all its allegations of an Iranian conspiracy to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to Washington.
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VIDEO: Iran dismisses assassination plot

Wednesday, October 12th 2011, 20:35
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States
related places: Tehran

US Vice President Joe Biden has said that the discovery of an alleged Iranian plot to assassinate a Saudi Arabian envoy on US soil will have serious consequences for Tehran.
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Iran airline hit by US sanctions

Wednesday, October 12th 2011, 19:13
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States

The US imposes sanctions on an Iranian airline it says flew members of an elite force linked to an alleged plot to kill the Saudi envoy on US soil.
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Iran: Bank protests to topple US

Wednesday, October 12th 2011, 16:30
related countries: United States United States

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei tells a mass rally that the Occupy Wall Street protests will bring down the capitalist system.
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US to pressure Iran over 'plot'

Wednesday, October 12th 2011, 11:19
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States
related places: Washington

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton calls for a "very strong message" to be sent to Iran after allegations of a plot to kill the Saudi ambassador to the US.
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US disrupts 'Iranian terror plot'

Tuesday, October 11th 2011, 22:27
related countries: Israel Israel, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States

The US says it has broken up a plot by agents linked to Iran to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to Washington using explosives.
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Iranian actress 'faces 90 lashes'

Tuesday, October 11th 2011, 16:58
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia voices concern over reports that an Iranian actress has been sentenced to jail and 90 lashes for starring in a film critical of Iran.
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VIDEO: Iran's rivers run dry in drought

Sunday, October 9th 2011, 2:25

Iran was hit by one of the worst heatwaves on record in 2011, causing some of the country's largest rivers to run dry.
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VIDEO: Iran arrests documentary film-makers

Friday, September 30th 2011, 16:07

Iranian authorities have arrested six documentary makers whose films had been screened on the BBC's Persian television service.
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Optimism for death-row Christian

Thursday, September 29th 2011, 17:53

The lawyer for an Iranian Christian cleric sentenced to death for apostasy says he is optimistic that his client will be acquitted.
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VIDEO: Iranian city tops air pollution index

Thursday, September 29th 2011, 11:25
related places: Ahvaz

Ahvaz in south Iran is one of the most polluted cities in the world, according to a World Health Organization air quality survey.
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Al-Qaeda in 9/11 warning to Iran

Wednesday, September 28th 2011, 19:35
related places: Al

Al-Qaeda accuses Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of spreading "conspiracy theories" about the 9/11 attacks in his recent speech to the UN.
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VIDEO: The Iranians risking all to party

Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 15:40

Iran's young revellers continue to risk arrest at parties where both men and women attend, despite a woman's recent death while fleeing a police raid.
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VIDEO: Hikers back in US after Iran release

Monday, September 26th 2011, 0:33
related countries: United States United States

Two Americans released after spending more than two years in jail in Iran on spying charges have expressed their anger at the Iranian authorities.
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Hikers freed by Iran return to US

Sunday, September 25th 2011, 22:10
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Two Americans return home after spending more than two years in an Iranian jail on spying charges for allegedly crossing the border from Iraq.
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US mulls Iran group 'terror' tag

Sunday, September 25th 2011, 0:14
related countries: United States United States

Should the US lift its ban on Iranian MEK group?
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Iran leader makes new 9/11 claims

Friday, September 23rd 2011, 3:19

Iran's president says he does not believe the WTC towers could have been destroyed by aircraft alone, after lambasting Western nations at the UN.
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Iran frees jailed American hikers

Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 23:04
related countries: United States United States

A pair of Americans convicted as spies and jailed in Iran for two years are released and emotionally reunited with their loved ones.
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VIDEO: Iran frees US hiker 'spies'

Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 20:05
related countries: United States United States

Two US men given an eight-year jail term by Iran for spying have been released and emotionally reunited with their loved ones.
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VIDEO: Tehran cabbie sings clients' favourites

Tuesday, September 20th 2011, 14:35
related places: Tehran

Tehran taxi driver Ghasem Jafari has shot to localised fame as customers post footage online of him singing their favourite songs as he drives.
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Monday, September 19th 2011, 15:04

Iran arrests film-makers it accuses of working for the BBC Persian service a day after it showed a film about Ayatollah Khamenei, but the BBC denies employing anyone inside Iran.
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Iran denies decision on US hikers

Wednesday, September 14th 2011, 12:18
related countries: United States United States

Iran's judiciary denies a decision has been made about the release date of two US hikers jailed for spying, according to Press TV.
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Iran 'to free' US spy-case hikers

Tuesday, September 13th 2011, 22:43
related countries: United States United States

Two Americans jailed for spying in Iran will be released in two days, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad tells US media.
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VIDEO: Freedom hopes for US hikers in Iran

Tuesday, September 13th 2011, 21:02
related countries: United States United States

Two Americans jailed for spying in Iran will be released in two days, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said.
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Blair criticises Iran and Syria

Friday, September 9th 2011, 2:55
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

Ex-PM Tony Blair blames Iran for prolonging conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan and urges the international community to put pressure on Syria.
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Fake certificate risk to Iranians

Monday, September 5th 2011, 15:39

Fresh evidence has emerged that stolen web security certificates were being used to spy on people in Iran.
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Iran arrests salt-lake protesters

Sunday, September 4th 2011, 14:20

Iranian police arrest about 60 protesters calling for the government to save a shrinking saltwater lake in the north-west of the country.
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Iran's nuclear plant 'connected'

Sunday, September 4th 2011, 9:00
related places: Bushehr

Iran's first nuclear power station at Bushehr has begun supplying energy to the country's national grid, state news reports.
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VIDEO: UN fears over Iran nuclear plans

Saturday, September 3rd 2011, 2:56

The UN nuclear watchdog says it is "increasingly concerned" that Iran is working on components for a nuclear weapons programme.
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UN raises new Iran nuclear fears

Friday, September 2nd 2011, 16:47

The UN's nuclear watchdog says it is "increasingly concerned" that Iran is secretly working on components for a nuclear weapons programme.
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Death for 'Israeli spy' in Iran

Sunday, August 28th 2011, 17:08
related countries: Israel Israel

An Iranian man is sentenced to death for killing one of the country's nuclear scientists, according to state media.
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Iran puts 'Israeli spy' on trial

Tuesday, August 23rd 2011, 15:49
related countries: Israel Israel

An Iranian man goes on trial, charged with killing one of the country's nuclear scientists and having links to Israel's Mossad spy agency.
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US reacts to Iran hiker jailing

Sunday, August 21st 2011, 14:28
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she is "deeply disappointed" by the eight-year sentences given to two US hikers for spying in Iran.
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Iran 'jails US hikers for spying'

Saturday, August 20th 2011, 17:44
related countries: United States United States

Iran jails US hikers Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal for eight years for illegally entering the country and spying, state TV reports.
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AUDIO: Iran acid victim on why she forgave

Thursday, August 11th 2011, 15:51

An Iranian woman left blinded by a man who threw acid at her has forgiven her attacker seven years on.
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Unlikely ayatollah

Thursday, August 4th 2011, 11:12

Under the skin of Iran's little-understood supreme leader
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Guards chief is Iran oil minister

Wednesday, August 3rd 2011, 15:53

Iran's parliament confirms a Revolutionary Guards commander, who is under international sanctions, as the country's new oil minister.
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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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