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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

Iranians 'release three Belgians'

Wednesday, December 9th 2009, 7:23

Iran frees three Belgians held since October for entering a prohibited area, Iranian media say.
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Iranian scientist 'held by US'

Tuesday, December 8th 2009, 18:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: June

Tehran accuses the US of abducting a nuclear scientist who has been missing since June.
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Iran protesters clash with police

Monday, December 7th 2009, 21:59

Dozens of people are reportedly arrested across Iran after confrontations between security forces and demonstrators.
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Chanting back

Monday, December 7th 2009, 8:57

How protesters inverted Iran's political slogans
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Iran rally ban for foreign media

Sunday, December 6th 2009, 10:56

Iran bans foreign media from covering a rally that they fear opposition supporters could use to stage protests.
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Slain student's family blame Iran

Friday, December 4th 2009, 16:17

The family of Neda Agha Soltan voice their most strongly-worded accusation yet against the Iranian government.
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Freed yachtsmen arrive back in UK

Friday, December 4th 2009, 14:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Four members of a British yacht crew seized by Iran return to the UK as the boat's owner describes them as "embarrassed".
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'Half year notice' on Iran sites

Friday, December 4th 2009, 11:28
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

Iran says it will give just six months' notice before 10 planned nuclear sites begin operating.
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Kazemi death case heard in Canada

Thursday, December 3rd 2009, 11:47
related countries: Canada Canada

A Canadian sues Iran over the death in custody of his mother, photojournalist Zahra Kazemi.
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UK sailor speaks of Iran 'mistake'

Wednesday, December 2nd 2009, 20:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

One of the five British yachtsmen held in Iranian for a week says sailing into Iran was "a mistake"
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US holds Iranian for arms dealing

Wednesday, December 2nd 2009, 20:29
related countries: United States United States
related places: Federal

Federal prosecutors reveal the US secretly detained an Iranian man who pleaded guilty to plotting to procure and smuggle arms to Iran.
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British yachtsmen freed by Iran

Wednesday, December 2nd 2009, 16:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Families speak of their relief as five British yachtsmen held for a week by Iran's Revolutionary Guard are released.
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Iran to enrich uranium 'to 20%'

Wednesday, December 2nd 2009, 16:08

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says the country will enrich its uranium to higher levels, despite pressure to stop.
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British yachtsmen 'freed by Iran'

Wednesday, December 2nd 2009, 6:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Foreign Office says it is "actively investigating" reports that five British yachtsmen held by Iran have been freed.
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Iran warns against UN sanctions

Tuesday, December 1st 2009, 20:56

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says international sanctions over his country's nuclear programme will not work.
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Concern grows over UK yacht crew

Tuesday, December 1st 2009, 19:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Iran's failure to explain why a UK yacht crew were seized by its navy is of "increasing concern", the Foreign Office says.
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Iran issues warning over UK crew

Tuesday, December 1st 2009, 16:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An Iran official says "serious" measures could be taken against a detained British crew, as families express concern.
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Iranian doctor 'was poisoned'

Tuesday, December 1st 2009, 14:15

The doctor who treated opposition supporters in custody at an Iranian jail was poisoned according to Iranian officials.
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UK yacht crew detained by Iran

Tuesday, December 1st 2009, 7:04
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Five Britons have been detained by the Iranian navy while sailing a yacht from Bahrain to Dubai for a race, the Foreign Office (FCO) says.
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Iran warned on nuclear sites plan

Monday, November 30th 2009, 22:33
related places: Tehran

Western nations warn Iran that its plan to build 10 uranium enrichment sites will lead to more sanctions.
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Iran blames West for nuclear move

Monday, November 30th 2009, 11:32

A top Iranian official says the West provoked his country into launching a plan for 10 new uranium enrichment plants.
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Iran 'plans new enrichment sites'

Sunday, November 29th 2009, 19:18

Iran's government approves a big expansion in its uranium enrichment programme, after a rebuke from the UN watchdog.
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Iran MPs urge reduced IAEA ties

Sunday, November 29th 2009, 11:23

Iran's parliament urges President Ahmadinejad's government to reduce ties with the UN nuclear watchdog.
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Tehran denies seizing Nobel medal

Friday, November 27th 2009, 18:00

Iran's foreign ministry denies officials confiscated the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the human rights lawyer, Shirin Ebadi.
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Iran rebuked by UN nuclear body

Friday, November 27th 2009, 17:44

The UN nuclear watchdog passes a resolution condemning Iran for developing a uranium enrichment site in secret.
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Tehran 'confiscates Nobel medal'

Friday, November 27th 2009, 10:02

Iranian human rights lawyer Shirin Ebadi says her Nobel Peace Prize medal has been confiscated by the authorities.
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Turkey mulls Iran Raelian's fate

Thursday, November 26th 2009, 16:13
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey contemplates the fate of an arrested Iranian leader of the Raelian movement, who says she is fleeing persecution.
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Iran warned on nuclear 'dead end'

Thursday, November 26th 2009, 15:45
related places: Tehran

Investigations into Iran's nuclear programme will hit a "dead end" unless Tehran co-operates, the UN nuclear chief warns.
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Iran leader pushes Venezuela ties

Wednesday, November 25th 2009, 11:33
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

A range of accords are set to be signed as Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visits Venezuela's Hugo Chavez.
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Belgian admits Iran arms charges

Tuesday, November 24th 2009, 0:17
related countries: Belgium Belgium, United States United States

An alleged Belgian arms dealer pleads guilty to conspiring to illegally export jet engines and parts from the US to Iran.
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Lula urges Iran nuclear solution

Monday, November 23rd 2009, 22:38
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazil reaffirms support for Iran's right to a civilian nuclear programme and calls for a solution with the West.
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Iran war games for nuclear sites

Sunday, November 22nd 2009, 16:02

Iran begins five days of war games to simulate strikes on its nuclear sites, warning it will retaliate if attacked.
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Convicted Iranian reformer bailed

Sunday, November 22nd 2009, 14:34
related places: Key

Iranian ex-vice-president Mohammed Ali Abtahi is bailed pending an appeal of a jail sentence for fomenting unrest.
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UN condemns Iran on human rights

Saturday, November 21st 2009, 6:13

A UN committee approves a resolution condemning Iran for its post-election crackdown on political opposition supporters.
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Can Iran nuclear deal be reached?

Friday, November 20th 2009, 19:16

Six major powers say they are disappointed with IranÂ’s response to the offer of a nuclear power deal.
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Iran criticised over nuclear deal

Friday, November 20th 2009, 16:57
related places: Tehran

The six major powers say they are disappointed with Iran's apparent rejection of a deal over its nuclear programme.
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US ponders response to Iran snub

Thursday, November 19th 2009, 15:13
related countries: United States United States

President Barack Obama says the US and its partners are discussing steps they could take if Iran snubs a uranium enrichment deal.
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Iran doctor 'committed suicide'

Wednesday, November 18th 2009, 18:31

Iran's police chief says a doctor who died at a detention centre shut in July after the deaths of several opposition supporters committed suicide.
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Iran seeks to amend nuclear deal

Wednesday, November 18th 2009, 16:17
related places: Tehran

Tehran casts doubt on whether it will accept a deal which offers it the opportunity to continue uranium enrichment.
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Five 'sentenced to death in Iran'

Tuesday, November 17th 2009, 18:29

Five people have so far been sentenced to death and 81 jailed in connection with post-election unrest in Iran, prosecutors say.
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No India launch of Iran satellite

Tuesday, November 17th 2009, 9:41
related countries: India India, United States United States

India says it has no plans to anger the United States by agreeing to launch an Iranian satellite.
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Iran plays down UN nuclear report

Tuesday, November 17th 2009, 0:20
related places: Qom

Iran plays down a report by the UN's nuclear watchdog that raised concerns about a nuclear site near the city of Qom.
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UN presses Iran on nuclear site

Monday, November 16th 2009, 21:16
related places: Qom

The UN's nuclear watchdog says Iran must answer more questions about a recently declared nuclear site near the city of Qom.
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Russia's Iran reactor 'delayed'

Monday, November 16th 2009, 13:21
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia says a nuclear power plant it is building in Iran will not be completed this year as planned, a move analysts say is political.
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Time 'running out' on Iran talks

Sunday, November 15th 2009, 9:31
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

US President Obama says time is running out for talks over Iran's nuclear plans, and Russia says "other means" could be used.
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Iran forms political web monitor

Sunday, November 15th 2009, 3:39

Iranian police set up a special unit to monitor political websites in an apparent effort to curb opposition campaigners.
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Turkey 'could store Iran uranium'

Saturday, November 14th 2009, 7:05
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey and the UN's nuclear watchdog confirm they are discussing a plan to allow Iran to store enriched uranium in Turkey.
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US pursues 'Iran-linked' charity

Friday, November 13th 2009, 0:56
related countries: United States United States

US prosecutors begin legal action to seize property owned by a Muslim charity suspected to have links with Iran.
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Iran embassy man shot in Pakistan

Thursday, November 12th 2009, 8:41
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Peshawar

Gunmen kill a Pakistani working at the Iranian consulate in the city of Peshawar, officials say.
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Wednesday, November 11th 2009, 18:36
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel releases documents and pictures which it says prove that an arms shipment it seized in the Mediterranean came from Iran.
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Iran 'executes Kurdish activist'

Wednesday, November 11th 2009, 16:47

A Kurdish opposition activist convicted of working against national security has been executed in Iran, reports say.
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Iran denounces Oxford scholarship

Wednesday, November 11th 2009, 11:47

Iran criticises Oxford University after a college establishes a scholarship in honour of a woman killed during post-election unrest.
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Danish media student freed in Iran

Tuesday, November 10th 2009, 17:58
related countries: Denmark Denmark

The authorities in Iran have released a Danish media student arrested earlier this month, Iranian state media say.
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Iran warning over Yemen conflict

Tuesday, November 10th 2009, 15:49
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Iran's foreign minister warns against foreign intervention in the conflict between Yemeni government and rebels.
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US trio 'entered Iran illegally'

Tuesday, November 10th 2009, 12:50
related countries: United States United States

Iran's foreign minister says the three young Americans who are suspected of spying entered its territory illegally.
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