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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

US hikers' mothers seek Iran trip

Monday, February 15th 2010, 17:21
related countries: United States United States

The mothers of three US citizens detained in Iran for crossing into the country illegally want to meet President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to appeal for their children's release.
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US warns on Iran 'dictatorship'

Monday, February 15th 2010, 16:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: Gulf

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says Iran is 'becoming a military dictatorship', during a tour of the Gulf.
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US warns Iran not to 'build bomb'

Sunday, February 14th 2010, 17:53
related countries: United States United States
related places: `Arab, Gulf

Hillary Clinton says the US would welcome peaceful engagement with Iran but not "while they are building their bomb".
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US-Iraqi raid on Iranian group

Friday, February 12th 2010, 15:21
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The US and Iraqi military say its forces attacked suspected members of an Iranian-backed militant group in southern Maysan province.
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Broadcasters decry 'Iran jamming'

Friday, February 12th 2010, 5:26

Three leading international broadcasters condemn Iran for its "deliberate electronic interference" in their output.
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Iran 'is blocking communications'

Thursday, February 11th 2010, 22:29
related countries: United States United States

The US accuses Iran of seeking a "near-total information blockade" to silence anti-government protesters.
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Huge rallies mark Iran Revolution

Thursday, February 11th 2010, 18:48

Iran's president addresses thousands for the 1979 revolution anniversary, as the opposition tries to stage protests.
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MEPs condemn Iran 'surveillance'

Thursday, February 11th 2010, 16:18

MEPs "strongly" criticise telecoms firm Nokia Siemens for providing "surveillance technology" to the Iranian authorities.
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Talk, fight

Thursday, February 11th 2010, 0:15

From engagement to confrontation with Iran
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US expands Iran Guards sanctions

Wednesday, February 10th 2010, 22:28
related countries: United States United States

The US Treasury imposes sanctions against companies connected with the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards.
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Iran arrests reformist 'plotters'

Wednesday, February 10th 2010, 16:00

Iranian police have arrested people it says were plotting pro-opposition demonstrations during the anniversary of the revolution.
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Obama steps up pressure on Iran

Tuesday, February 9th 2010, 20:00
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama says the US and allies are developing "significant sanctions" against Iran over its nuclear programme.
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Iranian endgame

Tuesday, February 9th 2010, 19:55

Lines drawn ahead of Islamic revolution anniversary
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Iran jails second protest leader

Tuesday, February 9th 2010, 18:20

A second Iranian opposition leader is jailed in as many days over unrest following June's disputed presidential election.
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Iran confuses

Tuesday, February 9th 2010, 15:44
related places: Tehran

What's behind Tehran's plans for further enrichment?
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Italy embassy in Iran 'targeted'

Tuesday, February 9th 2010, 15:42
related countries: Italy Italy

Dozens of people including pro-government militia try to attack the Italian embassy in Iran, Italy's foreign minister says.
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Iran 'ups nuclear fuel enriching'

Tuesday, February 9th 2010, 12:12
related places: Natanz

Iran has begun the process of enriching uranium to 20% at its plant at Natanz in defiance of the West, state media says.
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West eyes 'strong' Iran sanctions

Monday, February 8th 2010, 23:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

The US says new sanctions against Iran are the "only path" after Tehran announced it was stepping up uranium enrichment.
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Iran opposition leader 'jailed'

Monday, February 8th 2010, 17:00

An Iranian opposition leader is jailed for six years over unrest following June's disputed presidential election, reports say.
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Iran 'to ratchet up enrichment'

Monday, February 8th 2010, 14:46

Iran announces immediate plans to increase levels of uranium enrichment, further heightening tensions with the West.
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How should the world react to Iran?

Monday, February 8th 2010, 11:13

Iran has started the process of enriching uranium to 20% in defiance of the West. What is your reaction?
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Iran sets new nuclear challenge

Sunday, February 7th 2010, 12:49

Iran's president orders uranium enrichment to be stepped up, prompting the US to call for the world to "stand together".
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Sunday, February 7th 2010, 1:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Iran's national museum is to cut ties with the British Museum amid a dispute over the loan of an ancient Persian treasure.
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West questions Iran nuclear claim

Saturday, February 6th 2010, 23:00

Western powers respond with scepticism to Iran's claim that a deal to swap enriched uranium for nuclear fuel could be close.
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Iran says nuclear deal is 'close'

Saturday, February 6th 2010, 10:03
related countries: China China, United States United States, Taiwan Taiwan

Iran's foreign minister says a deal to swap enriched uranium for nuclear fuel could be close, but the West reacts sceptically.
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Proxy voting

Saturday, February 6th 2010, 6:31
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Iraq's election sees US and Iran vie for influence
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Iran and Iraq exchange war dead

Thursday, February 4th 2010, 15:54
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iran and Iraq exchange bodies of soldiers killed in the eight-year war they fought in the 1980s.
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China warning over Iran sanctions

Thursday, February 4th 2010, 13:39
related countries: China China

China says talks of fresh sanctions against Iran over its nuclear programme could derail diplomatic efforts.
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Australia blocks Iran shipments

Thursday, February 4th 2010, 7:44
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Tehran

Australia blocks three shipments to Iran over fears they could have been for Tehran's nuclear programme, says PM Kevin Rudd.
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West 'seeking new Iran sanctions'

Thursday, February 4th 2010, 2:59

Western diplomats raise early proposals for a UN resolution on further sanctions against Iran over its nuclear programme.
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Clinton vetoes Iran prisoner swap

Wednesday, February 3rd 2010, 23:35
related countries: United States United States

The US rejects Iran's suggestion of swapping Iranians jailed in the US for three American hikers currently held in Iran.
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West wary over Iran uranium offer

Wednesday, February 3rd 2010, 18:57
related countries: United States United States

Western powers react warily after Iran says it will accept a deal to swap its enriched uranium for processed nuclear fuel.
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Iran 'will accept uranium deal'

Wednesday, February 3rd 2010, 4:32

Iran's president says it is ready to send enriched uranium abroad for further enrichment under a deal agreed with the West.
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New Iran sanctions needed - Brown

Tuesday, February 2nd 2010, 16:54

Gordon Brown calls for further sanctions against Iran as a test of the international community's "strength".
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Iran's Mousavi vows to fight on

Tuesday, February 2nd 2010, 10:59

Mir Hossein Mousavi says Iran's opposition will continue its peaceful struggle against the government.
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US anti-missile test fails in Pacific

Tuesday, February 2nd 2010, 10:11
related countries: United States United States

A US missile defence test simulating an attack by Iran or North Korea has failed, the defence department says.
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Iran tries 16 for recent protests

Saturday, January 30th 2010, 12:59

Iran puts 16 people on trial over the Ashura Day opposition protests in December, when eight people were killed.
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US Senate approves Iran sanctions

Friday, January 29th 2010, 0:15
related countries: United States United States

The US Senate votes in favour of fresh sanctions against Iran over its defiance of UN demands on its nuclear programme.
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Two activists 'executed in Iran'

Thursday, January 28th 2010, 14:41

Iran executes two men held during the period of unrest that erupted after June's presidential poll, unconfirmed reports say.
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Iran clashes with Kurdish group

Wednesday, January 27th 2010, 12:24

Iran's security forces have clashed with a Kurdish separatist group suspected in the murder of a state prosecutor.
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Iran jet catches fire on landing

Sunday, January 24th 2010, 11:10
related places: Mashhad

A plane carrying pilgrims in Iran catches fire and breaks up while landing at Mashhad, causing many injuries but no deaths.
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Iran nuclear plant 'open in 2010'

Thursday, January 21st 2010, 15:22
related countries: Russia Russia

Iran's first nuclear power plant will be operating by mid-2010, Iranian and Russian officials say.
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Israel meets Iran at tourist fair

Wednesday, January 20th 2010, 17:27
related countries: Israel Israel

The Israeli tourism minister meets an Iranian official , discussing the possibility of Israelis one day visiting Iran.
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Iran 'rejects nuclear fuel deal'

Wednesday, January 20th 2010, 1:22

Iran tells the IAEA it does not accept the terms of a deal to ease concerns about its nuclear programme, diplomats say.
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Iran state prosecutor shot dead

Tuesday, January 19th 2010, 10:11

Four suspects have been arrested in Iran after a leading prosecutor was killed outside his home.
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Dispute over Gulf's name halts Islamic Solidarity Games

Monday, January 18th 2010, 11:52
related places: `Arab

The Islamic Solidarity Games, due to be held in Iran in April, are called off because of a dispute with Arab countries over what to call the Gulf.
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Iran warns opposition on e-mails

Saturday, January 16th 2010, 0:42

Iran warns opposition supporters that they will be found and prosecuted if they use e-mail to organise rallies.
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Mysterious death

Wednesday, January 13th 2010, 9:37

Questions persist in wake of Iran scientist killing
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US denies killing Iran scientist

Tuesday, January 12th 2010, 22:15
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States
related places: Tehran

The US dismisses allegations by Iran that US and Israeli agents killed physicist Massoud Ali Mohammadi in Tehran.
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Bahais go on trial in Iran

Tuesday, January 12th 2010, 17:16

The trial of seven members of the Bahai faith begins in Iran.
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Iran bomb blamed on US and Israel

Tuesday, January 12th 2010, 14:39
related places: Tehran

Iran's state media accuse Israel and the US of being involved in a bomb attack which killed an Iranian physicist in Tehran.
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'Iran cyber army' hits China site

Tuesday, January 12th 2010, 10:23
related countries: China China
related places: Baidu

The hackers who took Twitter offline last year have now targeted China's most popular search engine, Baidu.
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Iran's Karroubi defies 'threats'

Monday, January 11th 2010, 17:32

Iranian opposition figure Mehdi Karroubi says he is defiant in the face of threats, and he and his family are "prepared for disaster".
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Iran report criticises detentions

Sunday, January 10th 2010, 21:51

An Iranian parliamentary committee makes a rare official criticism of treatment of opposition detainees held after the disputed election.
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Iran reformist's car 'fired on'

Friday, January 8th 2010, 12:20
related places: Qazvin

Iran opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi's car is fired on in the northern city of Qazvin but he is not hurt, his website says.
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Wednesday, January 6th 2010, 12:46
related countries: Russia Russia, Turkmenistan Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan has opened a second gas pipeline to Iran, further eroding Russia's historical domination of its energy sector.
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