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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

Earthquake hits south-east Iran

Tuesday, December 21st 2010, 11:15
related places: Kerman

A powerful earthquake hits south-eastern Iran, killing at least seven people and destroying several villages in Kerman province.
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Iranian film-maker sent to jail

Monday, December 20th 2010, 20:13

The acclaimed Iranian film-maker Jafar Panahi has been sentenced to six years in prison for working against the Iranian system, his lawyer says.
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Iran hangs 11 Jundullah members

Monday, December 20th 2010, 12:02

Iran has hangs 11 members of a Sunni militant group Jundullah for murder and terrorism, the country's justice ministry says.
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Sacked Iranian minister hits out

Sunday, December 19th 2010, 14:53

Former Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki calls his sacking last week during a tour of Africa "un-Islamic" and "offensive".
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Iran cuts fuel and food subsidies

Sunday, December 19th 2010, 10:57

Iran cuts energy and food subsidies, risking a repeat of angry protests which followed fuel rationing in 2007.
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US reassures Gulf states on Iran

Saturday, December 18th 2010, 14:41
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington, Gulf

The top US military commander has reassured Persian Gulf nations of Washington's support in the face of regional concerns about Iran.
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Deadly bomb attack on Iran city

Wednesday, December 15th 2010, 18:37
related places: Chabahar

A bomb attack in the south-eastern Iranian city of Chabahar kills at least 39 people and injures many more, Iranian news sources say.
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Senegal recalls Tehran ambassador

Wednesday, December 15th 2010, 11:48
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Senegal Senegal
related places: Tehran

Senegal recalls its ambassador to Iran after Tehran failed to provide a "satisfactory" explanation for an arms shipment seized in Nigeria in October.
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Iran policy 'unchanged' by firing

Tuesday, December 14th 2010, 13:27

There will be no change to Iran's nuclear and foreign policies after President Ahmadinejad fires the country's foreign minister, officials say.
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Defying Iran's regime from inside

Tuesday, December 14th 2010, 13:25

Mohsen Sazegara tells Fergal Keane why he decided to start criticising the regime he had helped to create when he returned to Iran with Ayatollah Khomeini in 1979.
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Murder in the streets

Tuesday, December 14th 2010, 9:37

Iran shocked by crimes of passion in full view of public and police
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Iran's foreign minister is sacked

Monday, December 13th 2010, 17:32

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad fires Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki, in part of a perceived power struggle in Tehran.
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Iran MPs anger over UK ambassador

Monday, December 13th 2010, 5:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Tehran

Iranian politicians call for Britain's ambassador to Tehran to be expelled after he criticised the country's human rights record.
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Iran stoning woman 'confession'

Saturday, December 11th 2010, 1:15

Iran's state-run Press TV broadcasts what it calls a "confession" from Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, a woman sentenced to death by stoning for adultery.
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Iran state TV shows woman's 'confession'

Friday, December 10th 2010, 23:51

Iran's state-run Press TV has said it has filmed a new confession with Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, a woman sentenced to death by stoning for adultery.
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Iranian blogger temporarily freed

Thursday, December 9th 2010, 16:09

A pioneering Iranian blogger jailed for anti-state activities is granted a temporary release but is expected back in prison in a few days.
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Fresh Iran nuclear talks agreed

Tuesday, December 7th 2010, 19:07
related places: Key

Two days of talks on Iran's disputed nuclear programme end in Geneva, with a new round agreed for January in Istanbul.
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Slow progress

Tuesday, December 7th 2010, 18:42

Decades of mistrust hamper talks on Iran's nuclear programme
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Iranian students stage protests

Tuesday, December 7th 2010, 17:21

Iranian students defy a security clampdown to stage anti-government protests throughout the country, reports say.
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Iran considers Germans' release

Tuesday, December 7th 2010, 11:09
related countries: Germany Germany

Iran says it is considering a request to temporarily release two German journalists detained in connection with a controversial stoning case.
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Key Iranian nuclear talks resume

Tuesday, December 7th 2010, 8:06
related places: Tehran

Iran and key world powers begin a second day of talks in Geneva over Tehran's disputed nuclear programme.
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'No result' as Iran talks resume

Monday, December 6th 2010, 21:33

Iran and key world powers end their first day of talks on Tehran's nuclear programme in more than a year without a breakthrough.
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Canada concern at Iran death case

Monday, December 6th 2010, 21:27
related countries: Canada Canada

Canada is "deeply concerned" over a reported death sentence given to an Iranian-born Canadian for allegedly designing an adult website.
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Iran dissent is 'denial of God'

Monday, December 6th 2010, 18:35

An Iranian cleric says opposing the supreme leader amounts to a denial of God, in an apparent attempt to silence dissent aimed at Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
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Iran set for nuclear talks in Geneva

Monday, December 6th 2010, 4:58
related countries: Germany Germany

A fresh round of nuclear talks between Iran and the permanent members of the UN Security Council, plus Germany, is about to start in Geneva.
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Iran 'produces own raw uranium'

Sunday, December 5th 2010, 10:29

Iran says it has delivered its first domestically produced raw uranium, or yellowcake, to a plant that can make it ready for enrichment.
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UN agency 'sends spies to Iran'

Saturday, December 4th 2010, 16:06

Iran accuses the UN's nuclear watchdog, the IAEA, of sending foreign agents to spy on its nuclear programme.
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Baghdad bombs hit Iran pilgrims

Saturday, December 4th 2010, 11:58
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

A series of bombings across Baghdad kills at least 13 people, including six or more Shia pilgrims from Iran, police officials say.
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Iran urged to engage with talks

Friday, December 3rd 2010, 22:32

Hillary Clinton calls on Iran to engage in nuclear talks in good faith, adding that the country could one day enrich its own uranium for civilian purposes.
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Iran arrests over scientist death

Friday, December 3rd 2010, 2:45
related places: Tehran

Iran's intelligence minister says the country has made a number of arrests following attacks on nuclear scientists in Tehran on Monday.
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Iran hangs footballer's mistress

Wednesday, December 1st 2010, 18:26
related places: Evin, Tehran

Iran executes a woman found guilty of murdering the first wife of prominent footballer Nasser Mohammadkhani, state media says.
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Iran in second pollution holiday

Wednesday, December 1st 2010, 11:41
related places: Tehran

Iran declares a two-day holiday in Tehran because of air pollution - the second time in a week pollution has forced a shutdown.
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Date set for Iran nuclear talks

Tuesday, November 30th 2010, 14:48

Iranian and international officials are to hold talks on Iran's disputed nuclear programme in Geneva next week, the EU says.
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'Nuclear sabotage' affected Iran

Monday, November 29th 2010, 18:27

Iran's president says some of the centrifuges used in its uranium enrichment programme were sabotaged, affecting their operation.
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Iran dismisses Wikileaks release

Monday, November 29th 2010, 16:06
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States
related places: Washington

Iran's President Ahmadinejad dismisses as propaganda leaked US cables of Arab nations urging Washington to destroy Iran's nuclear facilities.
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Iranian nuclear scientist killed

Monday, November 29th 2010, 13:32
related places: Tehran

An Iranian nuclear scientist is killed and another wounded in separate but similar bomb attacks carried out by motorbike drivers in Tehran.
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Nigeria charges Iranian over arms

Thursday, November 25th 2010, 20:11
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

An Iranian man is charged with arms trafficking in a Nigerian court, in connection with an arms shipment intercepted at a port last month.
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Gunning for Ahmadinejad

Wednesday, November 24th 2010, 10:53

Why some Iranian conservatives want the president removed
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Iran enrichment 'briefly halted'

Tuesday, November 23rd 2010, 17:58

Iran temporarily stopped enriching uranium earlier this month, according to the UN nuclear watchdog.
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Gambia orders Iranians to leave

Tuesday, November 23rd 2010, 17:40
related countries: The Gambia The Gambia

The Gambia orders all Iranian government representatives to leave within 48 hours, giving no reason for breaking diplomatic ties.
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Tehran pollution causes shutdown

Tuesday, November 23rd 2010, 16:33
related places: Tehran

Iranian officials say schools, offices and factories will be closed in the capital, Tehran, on Wednesday because of high air-pollution levels.
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Stuxnet 'hit' Iran nuclear plans

Monday, November 22nd 2010, 10:17

A former UN nuclear inspector says the Stuxnet worm might have contributed to delays in Iran's nuclear programme.
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Nigeria seizes heroin from Iran

Friday, November 19th 2010, 23:25
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigerian officials seize 130kg of heroin, worth nearly $10m (£6.25m), which they say was concealed in engine parts shipped from Iran.
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Russia urges Iran nuclear peace

Thursday, November 18th 2010, 15:26
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia stresses the importance of Iran having a peaceful nuclear programme, following a meeting between the countries' two leaders.
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BP gas field shut down over Iran

Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 9:46

A major North Sea gas field is shut down because production could break European Union sanctions against Iran.
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French envoys 'attacked in Iran'

Tuesday, November 16th 2010, 18:04
related countries: France France
related places: Tehran

France accuses Iranian security services of "unacceptable acts of violence" on diplomatic personnel at the ambassador's residence in Tehran.
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US defence chief sees Iran rift

Tuesday, November 16th 2010, 17:23
related countries: United States United States

US defence secretary Robert Gates says hard-hitting UN sanctions have created a rift between the country's supreme leader and president.
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Nigeria reports seized Iran arms

Tuesday, November 16th 2010, 13:06
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria says it has reported its seizure of a shipment of Iranian weapons to the United Nations Security Council.
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Iran charges Germans with spying

Tuesday, November 16th 2010, 9:57

Iran has charged two Germans with spying after they interviewed the son of a woman sentenced to death by stoning for adultery, reports say.
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EU sets Iran nuclear talks date

Friday, November 12th 2010, 19:11

The European Union agrees to meet Iranian representatives for long-stalled talks on the country's nuclear programme on 5 December.
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Nigeria to quiz Iranian over arms

Friday, November 12th 2010, 15:58
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Lagos

Iran allows Nigeria to question one of its citizens inside its embassy, over a weapons shipment seized in Lagos.
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Iraq accused over Ashraf refugees

Friday, November 12th 2010, 14:48
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Ashraf

The Iraqi government has been accused of denying Iranian dissidents living in Camp Ashraf free access to medical treatment.
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Iran fails to get UN women's seat

Wednesday, November 10th 2010, 19:35

Iran fails to obtain a seat on the board of a new UN super-agency to promote women's rights, after outrage from human rights and women's groups.
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Iran rejects nuclear talks offer

Wednesday, November 10th 2010, 12:08
related places: Tehran

Iran's president says Tehran will not discuss the nuclear issue at talks proposed for later this year.
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Subsidy cuts bite

Tuesday, November 9th 2010, 10:22
related places: Tehran

Police deploy in Tehran amid fears of unrest
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