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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

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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VIDEO: Egypt jubilation felt in Iran and Iraq

Saturday, February 12th 2011, 15:26
related countries: Iraq Iraq

People across the Middle East have been reacting to the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak
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Iran 'holds opposition activists'

Friday, February 11th 2011, 15:47

Reports from Iran say several opposition activists have been arrested and international news channels are being jammed.
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Iran 'house arrest' for Karroubi

Thursday, February 10th 2011, 14:08
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Tunisia Tunisia

Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi has been put under house arrest, his website says, after he called for a rally in support of Egypt and Tunisia's popular uprisings.
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Dutch recall envoy in Iranian row

Monday, February 7th 2011, 13:11
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Tehran

The Netherlands recalls its Tehran ambassador and formally protests over the "sudden burial" of executed Dutch-Iranian Sahra Bahrami.
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US hiker called to Iran spy trial

Monday, January 31st 2011, 16:51
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

An American woman who spent 14 months in an Iranian jail has been summoned to Tehran to stand trial for spying, an Iranian government official says.
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Saturday, January 29th 2011, 21:44
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

The Dutch government freezes all contacts with Iran in protest over the hanging of a Dutch-Iranian woman for drug smuggling.
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Iran executes Iranian-Dutch woman

Saturday, January 29th 2011, 10:11
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

A Dutch-Iranian woman, arrested after taking part in anti-government protests in Iran in 2009, has been hanged for drug smuggling, Iranian officials have said.
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Iran's press retouch Ashton photo

Wednesday, January 26th 2011, 14:18

Iranian newspapers retouch a photograph of EU foreign policy chief Baroness Ashton to make her outfit less revealing.
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Iran opposition activists hanged

Monday, January 24th 2011, 20:21

Iranian authorities hang two opposition activists convicted of taking part in anti-government protests which followed the disputed presidential election in 2009.
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Sign language

Sunday, January 23rd 2011, 7:36

The unspoken messages behind Iran nuclear talks impasse
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Iraqi cleric Sadr 'back in Iran'

Saturday, January 22nd 2011, 21:22
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Sadr

The radical Iraqi Shia cleric, Moqtada Sadr, has left the country for Iran, an aide tells the BBC.
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'Disappointment' over Iran talks

Saturday, January 22nd 2011, 14:32

Foreign powers negotiating with Tehran on its nuclear programme say they are "disappointed" after talks end without progress, and no further dates arranged.
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Iran nuclear talks 'are positive'

Friday, January 21st 2011, 14:59
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Tehran

Fresh talks on Tehran's nuclear programme begin in a "positive atmosphere", Iran says, as Western diplomats hope to revive a fuel-swap plan.
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Iran's nuclear plan under scrutiny

Friday, January 21st 2011, 7:23

Round table talks over Iran's nuclear programme take place in Istanbul.
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US considers more Iran sanctions

Wednesday, January 19th 2011, 18:32
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the US is considering imposing additional unilateral sanctions against Iran over its nuclear programme.
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Strong earthquake hits Pakistan

Tuesday, January 18th 2011, 22:50
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

An earthquake of magnitude 7.2 has hit south-western Pakistan, the US Geological Survey says, but reports from the area suggest limited damage.
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UN inspects Iran arms to Nigeria

Tuesday, January 18th 2011, 14:07
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

UN weapons experts are in Nigeria to inspect an arms shipment from Iran amid a possible violation of sanctions.
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Diplomats tour Iran nuclear sites

Saturday, January 15th 2011, 19:15

A group of foreign diplomats - but none from the major powers - begin a two-day tour of some of Iran's nuclear sites.
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Plot questions

Saturday, January 15th 2011, 0:19

What lies behind Iranian claims of a Mossad assassination?
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Thompson backs Qatar 2022 stance

Friday, January 14th 2011, 12:47
related countries: Qatar Qatar

England's Fifa executive committee member Geoff Thompson says Qatar should honour its commitment to play the 2022 World Cup in the summer unless there is clear medical evidence which proved players are at risk.
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Iranian crash jet recorder found

Monday, January 10th 2011, 22:38

Investigators say they have found the flight data recorder of a passenger jet that crashed in north-west Iran, killing at least 77 people.
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Iran 'jails human rights lawyer'

Monday, January 10th 2011, 15:06

Prominent Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has been sentenced to 11 years in jail, her husband says.
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Iran makes nuclear death arrests

Monday, January 10th 2011, 12:51

Iran's authorities arrest a "network of spies" which they say was behind the assassination of a nuclear scientist in January last year, state TV reports.
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Scores killed in Iran plane crash

Monday, January 10th 2011, 7:26

An Iranian passenger plane with more than 100 people on board crashes in the country's north-west, killing 77, Iranian media report.
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Iran plane crash 'kills 72'

Monday, January 10th 2011, 2:07

A plane carrying 105 people crashed in northern Iran killing 72.
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