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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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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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Iran sanctions hit Chinese trade

Wednesday, July 28th 2010, 6:44
related countries: China China

Despite a trading history that goes back centuries, China has reluctantly backed UN sanctions against Iran in light of its nuclear programme.
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Afghan TV channel is closed down

Tuesday, July 27th 2010, 17:11
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The authorities in Afghanistan close down the Emroaz TV channel amid accusations that Iranian officials had complained about some of its coverage.
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Russia condemns EU Iran sanctions

Tuesday, July 27th 2010, 10:50
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Tehran

Russia condemns EU sanctions against Iran as "unacceptable", saying they undermine joint efforts to rein in Tehran's nuclear ambitions.
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Iran sanctions: Voices of doubt

Tuesday, July 27th 2010, 6:00
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Tehran

Tehran has hit back at new sanctions being imposed by the EU and Canada, saying they will only complicate Iran's international relations.
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EU hits Iran with new sanctions

Monday, July 26th 2010, 21:36

EU foreign ministers impose new sanctions on Iran's energy sector, to block its controversial nuclear programme.
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Sanctions against Iran

Monday, July 26th 2010, 14:15

EU's last diplomatic effort to end Tehran's uranium enrichment?
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How will 'smart sanctions' hit Iran?

Monday, July 26th 2010, 6:14

Iran faces tough new sanctions, targeted at certain sections of its economy. But so so-called smart sanctions work?
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Iran warns EU against sanctions

Sunday, July 25th 2010, 14:37

Iran's president warns the EU against imposing sanctions, saying his country would cause it to "regret" the move.
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Alienation, divorce?

Saturday, July 24th 2010, 23:53
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia shifting relationship with Iran over the nuclear issue
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Rallies for jailed Iranian woman

Saturday, July 24th 2010, 21:00

Hundreds of people hold rallies around the world to highlight the imprisonment of an Iranian woman sentenced to death for adultery.
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Course of history

Saturday, July 24th 2010, 11:00
related countries: Egypt Egypt

How golf epitomises the diverse fortunes of Iran and Egypt
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Iran launches nuclear fusion bid

Saturday, July 24th 2010, 10:29

Iran begins research aimed at developing a nuclear fusion reactor - an ambition that has proved elusive to physicists for decades.
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Plea for release of US hikers held in Iran

Thursday, July 22nd 2010, 15:58
related countries: United States United States

The mothers of two of the three US hikers arrested in Iran have made an emotional plea for their release
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US must drop Iran 'cowboy logic'

Monday, July 19th 2010, 11:19
related countries: United States United States

The US must stop using "cowboy logic" if it wants dialogue with Iran over its nuclear programme, the Iranian president says.
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US 'wanted to swap' Iranian scientist

Sunday, July 18th 2010, 13:58
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

The Iranian scientist who claims he was abducted by US intelligence services, has given his first television interview since returning to Tehran.
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Funerals for Iran mosque victims

Saturday, July 17th 2010, 14:15
related places: Zahedan

Funerals are held in the Iranian city of Zahedan for victims of the devastating bombing of a mosque.
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Sunni group claims Iran bombing

Saturday, July 17th 2010, 1:11

A Sunni insurgent group has said it carried out a double suicide bombing in a Shia mosque in Iran.
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'Suicide bombers' hit Iran mosque

Friday, July 16th 2010, 12:57

At least 27 people are killed and 160 injured after suspected Sunni suicide bombers attack a Shia mosque in Iran, officials say.
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Amiri 'spied for US inside Iran'

Friday, July 16th 2010, 12:33
related countries: United States United States

US officials say the Iranian scientist who claims to have been tortured by the CIA was a willing and paid spy for years.
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Iranian scientist 'was tortured'

Thursday, July 15th 2010, 13:49
related countries: United States United States

An Iranian scientist who claims he was kidnapped and taken to the US by the CIA says he was tortured.
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Looking for answers

Thursday, July 15th 2010, 11:34

The strange case of Iranian scientist Shahram Amiri
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Iranian nuclear scientist 'heading home'

Wednesday, July 14th 2010, 17:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

An Iranian nuclear scientist who claims he was kidnapped and taken to the US by the CIA is on his way back to Tehran, Iran says.
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Iran scientist's new kidnap claims

Wednesday, July 14th 2010, 14:15
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

An Iranian nuclear scientist who claims he was abducted by CIA agents last year and taken to the US is on his way back to Tehran, Iran says.
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Iran scientist 'free to leave US'

Wednesday, July 14th 2010, 3:36
related countries: United States United States

The US insists that an Iranian nuclear scientist who has turned up in the country is there voluntarily and is free to leave.
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Iran scientist 'free to leave US'

Tuesday, July 13th 2010, 17:26
related countries: United States United States

The US insists that an Iranian nuclear scientist who has turned up in the country is there voluntarily and is free to leave.
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Russia says Iran 'nearing bombs'

Monday, July 12th 2010, 13:28
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says Iran is "moving close" to having the potential to create nuclear weapons.
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Russia says Iran 'nearing bombs'

Monday, July 12th 2010, 13:28
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says Iran is "moving close" to having the potential to create nuclear weapons.
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Iranian woman's stoning 'on hold'

Monday, July 12th 2010, 9:36

Iran's judicial chief has temporarily halted the stoning of a woman convicted of adultery, the official news agency says.
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Iran woman escapes stoning

Friday, July 9th 2010, 11:59

The Iranian authorities say a woman convicted of adultery, Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, will not be stoned to death.
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Iran 'adulterer' facing stoning

Wednesday, July 7th 2010, 16:27

Human Rights Watch calls on Iran to stop the execution by stoning of a woman convicted of adultery.
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Gay asylum seekers win UK appeal

Wednesday, July 7th 2010, 13:04
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK's Supreme Court rules that two gay men from Iran and Cameroon have the right to asylum in Britain.
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EU imposes flight ban on Iran Air

Wednesday, July 7th 2010, 8:51

Most Iran Air jets will be banned from flying to the EU because of safety concerns, the European Commission says.
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