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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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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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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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