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Iran Guards base blast kills 18

Wednesday, October 13th 2010, 10:25

An explosion in an ammunitions store at a base belonging to the Iran's Revolutionary Guards kills 18 people and injured 14.
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Germany seeking releases in Iran

Tuesday, October 12th 2010, 12:18
related countries: Germany Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says her government is seeking the release of two foreigners arrested in Iran - believed to be German reporters.
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'German journalists' held in Iran

Monday, October 11th 2010, 16:17
related countries: Germany Germany

Iranian officials say they have arrested two foreign nationals who interviewed the family of a woman who faces a death sentence for adultery.
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Russia to repay Iran for missiles

Thursday, October 7th 2010, 17:11

The Kremlin formally bans the sale of S-300 air defence missile systems to Iran three months after new UN sanctions.
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Jail term cut for embassy worker

Monday, October 4th 2010, 15:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A former British embassy employee who was jailed last year in Iran for espionage has had his sentence commuted.
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Iraq revises oil reserves up 24%

Monday, October 4th 2010, 14:48

Iraq raises its proven oil reserves by 24%, overtaking Iran, in its first revision since Saddam Hussein fell from power.
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Iran and Egypt to resume flights

Monday, October 4th 2010, 9:11
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt and Iran agree to resume direct flights between their capitals for the first time in three decades.
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Iran makes 'nuclear spy' arrests

Saturday, October 2nd 2010, 14:32

Iran says it has arrested several spies on suspicion of being behind cyber attacks on its nuclear programme, state media report.
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Obama meets freed US hiker Shourd

Friday, October 1st 2010, 3:20
related countries: United States United States

President Barack Obama meets a US hiker freed after more than a year in prison in Iran, as well as the relatives of two US hikers still held.
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Sarah Shourd on Iran prison ordeal

Wednesday, September 29th 2010, 23:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

American captive Sarah Shourd talks to Matt Frei about being held in prison in Tehran
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US sanctions on Iranian officials

Wednesday, September 29th 2010, 21:04
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama orders unprecedented sanctions against eight senior Iranian officials for "sustained and severe violations of human rights".
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Iran's 'flying boats' go on display at sea

Tuesday, September 28th 2010, 20:18

Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards have taken delivery of three squadrons of flying crafts named ''Bavar 2'', according to the country's state TV.
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Israel controversy over UN speech

Tuesday, September 28th 2010, 19:59
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman sets out Mid-East peace proposals at the UN that PM Benjamin Netanyahu says he had not cleared.
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Pioneering Iranian blogger jailed

Tuesday, September 28th 2010, 17:51

Iran sentences prominent blogger Hossein Derakhshan to 19 years in prison for 'propagating against the regime', Iranian media say.
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Iran stoning decision 'not final'

Tuesday, September 28th 2010, 11:30

Iran's foreign ministry says no decision has been taken concerning a woman sentenced to death by stoning for adultery after earlier conflicting reports.
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Iran bans two opposition parties

Monday, September 27th 2010, 16:46

An Iranian court has banned two parties which backed opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi in last year's poll, a judiciary spokesman says.
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Worm affects Iran nuclear plant

Monday, September 27th 2010, 14:48

A complex computer worm has infected the personal computers of staff at Iran's first nuclear power station, says the IRNA news agency.
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Iran 'kills rebels in Iraq raid'

Sunday, September 26th 2010, 21:50
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iran's Revolutionary Guards cross into Iraq and kill 30 Kurdish militants it blamed for bombing a military parade in Iran last week, state TV reports.
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Worm affects Iran nuclear plant

Sunday, September 26th 2010, 14:57

A complex computer worm has infected the personal computers of staff at Iran's first nuclear power station, says the IRNA news agency.
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Obama condemns Ahmadinejad speech

Saturday, September 25th 2010, 0:24
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama tells the BBC that claims by Iran's president that the US may have been behind 9/11 are "hateful" and "offensive".
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Protests at Ahmadinejad UN speech

Friday, September 24th 2010, 6:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: Western

The US and other Western delegations at the UN walk out in protest as Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad questions events of 9/11.
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Ahmadinejad speech sparks walk-outs

Thursday, September 23rd 2010, 20:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

US and EU delegates have walked out of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's UN General Assembly address. The Iranian president's remarks about a US-backed conspiracy behind the 9/11 attacks triggered the protest.
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Iran ready to start 'fair' talks

Thursday, September 23rd 2010, 13:35

Iran says it is ready to resume talks on its nuclear programme if they are "fair", as major powers call for constructive dialogue.
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'Virus targeted Iranian assets'

Thursday, September 23rd 2010, 10:46

One of the most sophisticated pieces of malware detected probably targeted "high value" infrastructure in Iran, experts tell the BBC.
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Iranian sentenced over BBC work

Wednesday, September 22nd 2010, 18:34

A prominent Iranian rights campaigner is sentenced to six years in jail after he recorded an interview for the BBC's Persian language TV channel.
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Iran military march bomb kills 12

Wednesday, September 22nd 2010, 17:55
related places: Mahabad

Twelve people are killed and at least 35 wounded in a bomb attack on a military parade in north-western Iran, officials say.
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Kremlin bans missile sale to Iran

Wednesday, September 22nd 2010, 15:44
related countries: Russia Russia

The Kremlin formally bans the sale of S-300 air defence missile systems to Iran three months after new UN sanctions.
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Iran under pressure

Tuesday, September 21st 2010, 18:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

US targeted sanctions are hurting Tehran, says policy architect
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Master of spin

Sunday, September 19th 2010, 21:18

President Ahmadinejad of Iran is a savvy media operator
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Iran calls for US hiker 'gesture'

Sunday, September 19th 2010, 20:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: Fars

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad calls on the US to release Iranian citizens after Tehran freed on bail a US hiker it accuses of spying.
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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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