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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: news

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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Israel fury over Argentina report

Monday, March 28th 2011, 0:01
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Israel Israel

Israel demands an explanation from Argentina over reports it proposed to Iran that it would stop investigating two 1990s bombings of Jewish targets in exchange for improved trade ties.
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Foreign plot foiled, says Bahrain

Monday, March 21st 2011, 10:12
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

Bahrain's King Hamad says a foreign-backed plot against his country has been foiled following a month of anti-government protests, in what correspondents say is a swipe at Iran.
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Bahrain and Iran expel diplomats

Monday, March 21st 2011, 0:09
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

Iran expels a Bahraini diplomat in a retaliatory move, amid an ongoing dispute linked to anti-government protests in Bahrain.
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Turks order Iranian plane to land

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 15:13
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

An Iranian cargo plane flying to Syria was ordered to land in Turkey but allowed to leave after a lengthy search.
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Iran 'to compete at London 2012' despite logo anger

Saturday, March 12th 2011, 22:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An Iranian official indicates the country will put aside a complaint about the London 2012 Olympics logo and attend the games.
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UK anger as 'Iranian arms' seized

Wednesday, March 9th 2011, 19:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Tehran

The foreign secretary condemns Tehran's actions after British Special Forces seize a suspected shipment of Iranian arms intended for the Taliban.
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VIDEO: Key Iranian official steps down

Tuesday, March 8th 2011, 23:15

Former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani loses his position as the head of one of the country's most influential bodies.
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Rafsanjani leaves key Iran post

Tuesday, March 8th 2011, 13:38

Iran's former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has lost his position as head of a powerful clerical body, reports say.
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Holocaust film to be seen in Iran

Monday, March 7th 2011, 16:14

A landmark film about the Holocaust, Shoah, is to be shown for the first time on a satellite TV channel which broadcasts into Iran.
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US and Israel blamed for Stuxnet

Friday, March 4th 2011, 16:55
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

Israel and the US created the Stuxnet worm to sabotage Iran's nuclear programme, a leading security expert has claimed.
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Missing ex-FBI agent 'is alive'

Thursday, March 3rd 2011, 23:48
related countries: United States United States

Robert Levinson, a retired FBI agent who disappeared in Iran four years ago, is alive, according to the US state department.
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Iran: 200 protesters 'arrested'

Wednesday, March 2nd 2011, 18:09
related places: Tehran

Iranian opposition groups say more than 200 people were arrested on Tuesday while trying to protest in Tehran over the reported imprisonment of two opposition leaders.
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IOC dismisses 'racist' logo claim

Tuesday, March 1st 2011, 19:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

IOC president Jacques Rogge dismisses Iran's suggestion that the London 2012 logo is 'racist'.
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Tehran police break up protests

Tuesday, March 1st 2011, 16:58
related places: Tehran

Iran security forces fire tear gas to break up demonstrations by opposition supporters in the capital Tehran.
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Iran 'arrests opposition leaders'

Monday, February 28th 2011, 21:43

Iranian opposition leaders Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi are removed from their houses and taken to an undisclosed location, reports say.
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Monday, February 28th 2011, 18:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Iran could boycott the London Olympics after claiming the Games' 2012 logo is racist because it resembles the word "Zion" - a biblical term for the city of Jerusalem.
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Iran unloads Bushehr nuclear fuel

Saturday, February 26th 2011, 17:50
related places: Bushehr

Iran confirms it is having to remove nuclear fuel from the Bushehr reactor, in what is seen as a setback for its nuclear ambitions.
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'New data' on Iran's nuclear plan

Friday, February 25th 2011, 18:35

The UN's nuclear watchdog says it has new information on "possible military dimensions" to Iran's nuclear development programme.
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Iran's warships sail through Suez

Tuesday, February 22nd 2011, 18:55

Two Iranian warships have sailed through the Suez Canal to the Mediterranean Sea, triggering angry Israeli reaction.
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Rafsanjani daughter held in Iran

Sunday, February 20th 2011, 16:53

The daughter of Iran's former reformist President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani is arrested for taking part in a banned protest, official media reports say.
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Iranian drama scoops Golden Bear

Sunday, February 20th 2011, 14:40
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Simin

The Iranian drama Nader and Simin: A Separation, directed by Asghar Farhadi, wins the Golden Bear award at the Berlin Film Festival.
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Germans freed by Iran arrive home

Sunday, February 20th 2011, 14:27
related countries: Germany Germany

Two German reporters who were jailed in Iran after interviewing the son of a woman sentenced to death by stoning arrive home after being freed.
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VIDEO: Iran 'frees German reporters'

Sunday, February 20th 2011, 1:41
related countries: Germany Germany

Iran frees two German reporters held after meeting the son of a woman condemned to death by stoning.
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Iran warships 'to use Suez Canal'

Friday, February 18th 2011, 17:52
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Israel Israel
related places: Suez

The Egyptian authorities have agreed to allow two Iranian warships to transit through the Suez Canal to the Mediterranean Sea, state media report.
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Israel anger at Iran warship move

Wednesday, February 16th 2011, 18:58
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel condemns a move by Iran's navy to sail two of its ships through the Suez Canal to the Mediterranean Sea.
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Clashes at Iran protester funeral

Wednesday, February 16th 2011, 13:35
related places: Tehran

Fresh clashes erupt in Tehran during the funeral of a student killed in anti-government protests on Monday, Iranian state television says.
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Iran president dismisses protests

Tuesday, February 15th 2011, 22:54

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says recent opposition protests in Iranian cities are "going nowhere" and vows to punish their organisers.
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Iran MPs outraged by protests

Tuesday, February 15th 2011, 20:30

Iranian MPs call for opposition leaders Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi to be executed after deadly anti-government protests on Monday.
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VIDEO: Iran's parliament condemns protests

Tuesday, February 15th 2011, 16:45

More than 200 members of Iran's parliament have issued a statement condemning the anti-government demonstrations held on Monday by supporters of the opposition Green Movement.
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'Nuclear virus' targets uncovered

Tuesday, February 15th 2011, 13:51

A powerful internet worm repeatedly targeted five industrial facilities in Iran, analysis by security researchers shows.
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VIDEO: Thousands make voices heard in Iran

Tuesday, February 15th 2011, 9:03
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Tunisia Tunisia

Thousands of demonstrators in Iran are making their voices heard inspired by the recent uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia.
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Clinton praises Iran protesters

Tuesday, February 15th 2011, 7:59
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran, Monday

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expresses her firm support for Iranian opposition supporters who protested in Tehran on Monday.
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Protesters in Tehran tear-gassed

Monday, February 14th 2011, 20:52

Iranian police fire tear gas at thousands of opposition protesters attending a banned rally in central Tehran, and detain dozens.
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