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Iran 'closes' opposition office

Friday, September 17th 2010, 16:28

Iranian security forces surround the office of opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi, in effect closing it, his supporters say.
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Mousavi office 'raided' in Iran

Thursday, September 16th 2010, 16:29

Iranian security forces raid the office of opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi, a statement on his website says.
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'Death case woman' on Iranian TV

Thursday, September 16th 2010, 10:31

Iranian TV airs what it says is an interview with Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, who faces being stoned to death, in which she denies being lashed for not wearing the veil.
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Freed hiker vows to help friends

Wednesday, September 15th 2010, 1:06
related countries: United States United States

American Sarah Shourd, freed after a year in an Iranian jail, pledges to campaign for the release of the two men she was arrested with.
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Freed US female hiker leaves Iran

Tuesday, September 14th 2010, 22:39
related countries: United States United States

American hiker Sarah Shourd, held in Iran for a year on spying charges, arrives in Oman after being freed on bail.
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Anti-censorship program for Iran withdrawn

Tuesday, September 14th 2010, 21:04

Software that was intended to help Iranians escape government control of the web has been withdrawn over security fears.
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Iran diplomat defects to Norway

Tuesday, September 14th 2010, 11:23
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Norway Norway
related places: Brussels

An Iranian diplomat based in Brussels claims asylum in Norway, the third such diplomatic defection this year.
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French rally for Iranian on death row

Monday, September 13th 2010, 2:21
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Philosophers and singers were among those taking part in a demonstration in Paris in solidarity for an Iranian woman on death row.
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Iran 'to free US hiker on bail'

Sunday, September 12th 2010, 16:25
related countries: United States United States

Iranian authorities are ready to release on $500,000 (£325,000) bail one of the three US hikers detained last year, state media report.
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Iran cancels US hiker's release

Saturday, September 11th 2010, 1:41
related countries: United States United States

Iran has cancelled the planned release of an American woman who has been detained in the country for more than a year.
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Iran 'delays US hiker's release'

Friday, September 10th 2010, 21:29
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

Iran delays the release of Sarah Shourd, one of three US hikers arrested last year on suspicion of espionage, officials say.
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Iran denies 'secret atomic plant'

Friday, September 10th 2010, 15:39
related places: Tehran

Iran rejects claims by dissident groups that it has almost completed a secret uranium-enrichment facility near Tehran.
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Cyrus Cylinder is loaned to Iran

Friday, September 10th 2010, 15:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The British Museum settles a dispute with Iran's national museum over the loan of ancient Persian treasure the Cyrus Cylinder.
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Iran will release US woman hiker

Friday, September 10th 2010, 5:16
related countries: United States United States

Iran is set to release on Saturday Sarah Shourd - one of three detained US hikers held since last July and accused of espionage, officials say.
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Iran to release US woman hiker

Friday, September 10th 2010, 1:52
related countries: United States United States

Iran is set to release on Saturday Sarah Shourd - one of three detained US hikers held since last July and accused of espionage, officials say.
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Castro doubts over Cuban system

Thursday, September 9th 2010, 14:12

Cuba's Fidel Castro says the Cuban model no longer works in the latest excerpt from an interview with a US journalist.
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Iran human rights lawyer detained

Thursday, September 9th 2010, 9:40

A prominent human rights lawyer in Iran, Nasrin Sotoudeh, is detained by the authorities on security charges.
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Risky game

Tuesday, September 7th 2010, 22:40

Iran's 'minimalist' approach on the nuclear stand-off
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Iran stands firm on stoning case

Tuesday, September 7th 2010, 10:38

Foreign powers should stop interfering in the case of an Iranian woman who was sentenced to death by stoning, Iran's foreign ministry says.
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Iran pressured over stoning threat

Tuesday, September 7th 2010, 2:20

The international community is calling for Iran to reconsider the stoning to death of a woman for adultery.
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Iran 'hampers IAEA investigation'

Monday, September 6th 2010, 22:56

The International Atomic Energy Agency says Iran has hindered its investigations by repeatedly objecting to its choice of inspectors.
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Foreign fall-out

Monday, September 6th 2010, 20:55

Case of condemned female 'adulterer' creating problems abroad for Iran
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French FM pledges Ashtiani support

Monday, September 6th 2010, 14:39
related countries: France France

France's Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner says he will 'do anything' to help save an Iranian woman sentenced to death on an adultery conviction.
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Pope 'may appeal' in Iran stoning

Sunday, September 5th 2010, 21:43

The Vatican says it could appeal diplomatically to Iran to spare the life of an Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning for adultery.
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Iran stoning woman 'to be lashed'

Sunday, September 5th 2010, 4:35

An Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning for adultery now faces being whipped for indecency, her son says.
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Castro warns of nuclear war

Saturday, September 4th 2010, 2:04
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

Fidel Castro warned of nuclear war arising from the dispute that has pitted the United States and Israel against Iran.
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Japan imposes new Iran sanctions

Friday, September 3rd 2010, 4:35
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan imposes new sanctions on Iran over its nuclear programme but maintains its oil import schedule.
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Iran's Bruni slurs 'unacceptable'

Tuesday, August 31st 2010, 15:10
related countries: France France

France says that "insults" in Iran's media aimed at France's first lady, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, are "unacceptable".
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Iran paper calls Bruni prostitute

Monday, August 30th 2010, 17:32
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

An Iranian newspaper calls France's first lady Carla Bruni a "prostitute" after she condemns Iran's plan to stone a woman to death.
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Iran footballer in Ramadan fine

Thursday, August 26th 2010, 12:19
related places: Ramadan

One of Iran's star footballers who had been fired for breaking the fast during the holy month of Ramadan is reinstated by his club.
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Iran suspends 'jail abuse' trio

Monday, August 23rd 2010, 11:43

Iran suspends three judicial officers over their alleged role in the killing of anti-government protesters in prison last year, reports say.
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Oriflame workers detained in Iran

Monday, August 23rd 2010, 11:20
related places: Tehran

Allegations fly as Iranian authorities close the Tehran operations of Oriflame Cosmetics and detain five workers.
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Iran unveils first bomber drone

Sunday, August 22nd 2010, 12:42

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad unveils his country's first domestically built, unmanned bomber plane.
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Iran begins loading nuclear plant

Saturday, August 21st 2010, 20:18

Iran begins fuelling its first nuclear power station amid national celebrations, despite Western unease over its ambitions.
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All fired up

Friday, August 20th 2010, 14:28

Iran hails the opening of its first nuclear power plant
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Family's fight over Iran student's death

Tuesday, August 17th 2010, 14:11

One family in Iran has been documenting the death of their son, a promising 25-year old student, who died in anti-government protests.
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Arms sale accused 'was entrapped'

Tuesday, August 17th 2010, 12:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: London

A golf club president from London who US authorities claim sold arms to Iran says he is the victim of a customs sting.
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Barclays settles criminal charge

Monday, August 16th 2010, 18:14
related countries: Burma Burma, Cuba Cuba, Libya Libya, United States United States

Barclays Bank is to pay $298m (£190m) to settle criminal charges that it violated US sanctions in dealings with Cuba, Iran, Libya, Sudan and Burma.
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Iran sets date for nuclear plant

Monday, August 16th 2010, 13:05

Iran will start building a new uranium enrichment site by early next year, the country's top nuclear official says.
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Iran nuclear plant start date set

Friday, August 13th 2010, 15:10
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Bushehr

Russia says it will undertake a key step next week towards starting up a reactor at Iran's first nuclear power station at Bushehr.
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TV show angers Lebanon Christians

Friday, August 13th 2010, 14:53
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

An Iranian-made television series about the life of Christ being shown on two Lebanese channels has been taken off air after complaints from Christians.
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Iran stoning woman 'confesses'

Thursday, August 12th 2010, 12:08

Iranian television broadcasts what it says is a confession by Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, who is under threat of being stoned to death.
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Toyota suspends exports to Iran

Wednesday, August 11th 2010, 7:39
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Toyota

Japanese carmaker Toyota says it has suspended exports to Iran indefinitely, amid growing international pressure on Iran over its nuclear programme.
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Iran 'boosts uranium enrichment'

Tuesday, August 10th 2010, 10:10

Iran has activated more equipment to enrich uranium more efficiently - in violation of UN resolutions, the UN nuclear watchdog says.
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Iran lawyer in Norway asylum bid

Sunday, August 8th 2010, 18:58
related countries: Norway Norway

Iranian lawyer Mohammad Mostafaei, who has been defending a woman facing death by stoning in Iran, arrives in Norway to seek asylum.
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Adultery case woman attacks Iran

Saturday, August 7th 2010, 9:15

An Iranian woman sentenced to be stoned to death for adultery accuses officials of lying about her case to justify her execution.
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Iran stoning lawyer now in Turkey

Wednesday, August 4th 2010, 18:44
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A lawyer who defended a woman sentenced to be stoned to death in Iran is now in Turkey, the UN refugee agency says.
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'Attack' on president was a 'firecracker'

Wednesday, August 4th 2010, 16:57

Iranian officials have denied that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was targeted in an assassination attempt.
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Iran denies attack on president

Wednesday, August 4th 2010, 14:53

Iran denies President Ahmadinejad was targeted in an assassination attempt, after initial reports of a grenade attack on his convoy.
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US rebuffs Ahmadinejad talks bid

Wednesday, August 4th 2010, 0:15
related countries: United States United States

The White House rebuffs Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's offer of a "face-to-face" policy debate with President Barack Obama.
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Ahmadinejad offers Obama debate

Monday, August 2nd 2010, 13:36
related countries: United States United States

Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says he is willing to meet US President Barack Obama for "face-to-face" talks in front of the media.
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Smugglers' lives

Monday, August 2nd 2010, 8:38
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Business as usual on the Iranian-Turkish border
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Smugglers' lives

Monday, August 2nd 2010, 8:38
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Business as usual on the Iranian-Turkish border
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Iran stoning woman offered asylum

Sunday, August 1st 2010, 14:34
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva asks Iran to allow his country to provide refuge to a woman facing execution.
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Iran stoning woman offered asylum

Sunday, August 1st 2010, 14:34
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva asks Iran to allow his country to provide refuge to a woman facing execution.
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Canada jails Iran nuclear suspect

Friday, July 30th 2010, 3:15
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Toronto

The Ontario Court of Justice in Canada sentences a Toronto man to four years in prison for trying to export nuclear-related items to Iran.
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'Saffron King' acts as kitchen diplomat

Thursday, July 29th 2010, 22:03

A man known as the "Saffron King" is making his own attempt at kitchen diplomacy for Iran.
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'Saffron King' acts as kitchen diplomat

Thursday, July 29th 2010, 22:03

A man known as the "Saffron King" is making his own attempt at kitchen diplomacy for Iran.
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Iran stoning lawyer 'is missing'

Wednesday, July 28th 2010, 15:32

Rights group Amnesty International accuses Iran of persecuting a lawyer involved in the high profile case of a woman sentenced to death by stoning.
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