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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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Hair and politics

Wednesday, July 7th 2010, 7:38

Iran cracks down on 'decadent' male hairstyles
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Iranian planes 'not denied fuel'

Tuesday, July 6th 2010, 13:06

Iran's foreign ministry denies claims the country's planes are being prevented from refuelling at some airports abroad.
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Iranian aircraft 'refused fuel'

Monday, July 5th 2010, 17:41
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Iran accuses the UK, Germany and the UAE of refusing to refuel its passenger jets, days after tough new US sanctions.
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Iran 'proves US took scientist'

Sunday, July 4th 2010, 21:12
related countries: United States United States

Iran says it has handed over new documents proving one of its nuclear scientists was abducted by the US.
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Obama signs new sanctions on Iran

Thursday, July 1st 2010, 23:18
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama signs into law new sanctions against Iran intended to impede its nuclear programme.
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Iran 'sent Syria advanced radar'

Thursday, July 1st 2010, 14:05
related countries: Israel Israel, Syria Syria, United States United States

Iran has given Syria an advanced radar system that could threaten Israel's air supremacy in the region, a US report says.
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Death penalty for Iran jail abuse

Wednesday, June 30th 2010, 16:15
related places: Kahrizak

Two men are sentenced to death in Iran over the deaths of three anti-government protesters at Kahrizak jail, reports say.
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Iran scientist 'flees US captors'

Wednesday, June 30th 2010, 6:11
related countries: United States United States

A man claiming to be a kidnapped Iranian nuclear scientist says he has escaped from US custody, in a video on Iranian TV.
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Total stops petrol sales to Iran

Monday, June 28th 2010, 16:51
related countries: France France

French company Total says it has stopped petrol deliveries to Iran, amid growing pressure over Iran's nuclear programme.
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US Congress backs Iran sanctions

Friday, June 25th 2010, 2:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

The US Congress overwhelmingly approves new sanctions against companies trading with Iran over its nuclear programme.
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Iran 'steps up' enrichment work

Thursday, June 24th 2010, 13:42

Iran produces 17kg (37lb) of uranium enriched to 20%, it says, defying UN attempts to halt its nuclear programme.
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Iran university reform sparks row

Wednesday, June 23rd 2010, 14:02

A row breaks out over President Ahmadinejad's battle for control over Iran's biggest and richest university.
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Israel launches 'spy satellite'

Wednesday, June 23rd 2010, 9:32
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel launches a spy satellite called Ofek-9 that will reportedly be used to spy on Iran's nuclear programme.
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Iran doubles highest banknote

Tuesday, June 22nd 2010, 12:44

Iran doubles the denomination of its highest banknote to 100,000 rials, worth about $10, its Central Bank Governor says.
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Iran bars UN nuclear inspectors

Monday, June 21st 2010, 10:34

Iran tells the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency it will not allow two of its inspectors to enter the country.
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US warns Pakistan over gas deal

Monday, June 21st 2010, 5:02
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States
related places: Tehran

US warns Pakistan against a gas pipeline project with Iran due to anticipated fresh sanctions against Tehran.
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Iran hangs Sunni militant leader

Sunday, June 20th 2010, 20:53

Iran hangs Jundullah Sunni militant group leader Abdolmalek Rigi, who was arrested in February, official reports say.
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Russia criticises EU's Iran sanctions

Friday, June 18th 2010, 10:14
related countries: United States United States

President Medvedev criticises US and EU sanctions on Iran, as the US warns Iran could fire 'hundreds' of missiles at Europe.
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New EU sanctions on Iran approved

Thursday, June 17th 2010, 16:41

EU leaders back new sanctions on Iran that are tougher than recent measures adopted by the UN Security Council.
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US expands sanctions on Iran

Thursday, June 17th 2010, 0:46
related countries: United States United States

The US announces additional measures against Iran, days after fresh UN sanctions, amid fears over its nuclear programme.
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Iran 'vote riggers' trial urged

Tuesday, June 15th 2010, 19:46
related places: Tehran

Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi urges those who "committed fraud" in last year's presidential election be tried.
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Iran fuel swap deal 'still alive'

Tuesday, June 15th 2010, 11:41

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says a nuclear fuel swap deal is still on the table, despite the new UN sanctions.
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Deadly bus crash in Philippines

Sunday, June 13th 2010, 15:40
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, Philippines Philippines

At least 13 people die in the central Philippines as a bus carrying Iranian and Pakistani tourists plunges into a ravine.
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Clash reports on Iran anniversary

Saturday, June 12th 2010, 23:21

Sporadic demonstrations in Tehran and other Iranian cities are reported a year after the disputed presidential election.
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Russia backs away from Iran deal

Friday, June 11th 2010, 16:54
related countries: France France, Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin says Moscow will freeze the sale of surface-to-air missiles to Iran, according to French officials.
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Life of exile

Friday, June 11th 2010, 12:52

Activists who fled Iran on the year since elections
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Russian missile deal 'not affected'

Thursday, June 10th 2010, 21:38
related countries: Russia Russia

The latest round of UN sanctions will not affect Russia's deal to supply controversial missiles to Iran, Russian officials say.
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Iran 'to review' UN watchdog ties

Thursday, June 10th 2010, 18:38

Iran's parliament is to review the nation's links with the UN nuclear watchdog after the latest UN sanctions, state media says.
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Iran dismisses new UN sanctions

Thursday, June 10th 2010, 9:09
related places: Tehran

Iran's President Ahmadinejad dismisses new UN sanctions on Tehran over its refusal to halt a nuclear programme.
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UN approves new sanctions on Iran

Wednesday, June 9th 2010, 21:11

The UN Security Council votes in favour of a fourth round of sanctions against Iran over its controversial nuclear programme.
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Are Iran's nuclear sanctions fair?

Wednesday, June 9th 2010, 16:21

The UN Security Council has voted in favour of fresh sanctions against Iran. Do you think these are necessary?
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Iran faces 'toughest sanctions'

Wednesday, June 9th 2010, 13:23
related countries: United States United States

Iran faces its toughest sanctions over its nuclear policy, the US says, as the UN prepares to vote on the issue.
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Iran defiant at UN sanctions move

Tuesday, June 8th 2010, 21:40

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad warns Iran will not agree to talks on its nuclear programme if new UN sanctions pass this week.
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US charges over Iran conspiracy

Tuesday, June 8th 2010, 20:36
related countries: United States United States

One American and five Iranians are charged over providing technology which helped Iran launch a satellite in 2005.
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Videos worsen Iran scientist row

Tuesday, June 8th 2010, 19:02
related countries: United States United States

The mystery surrounding the fate of an Iranian nuclear scientist in the US deepens as two videos emerge with differing accounts.
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UN 'to adopt' new Iran sanctions

Tuesday, June 8th 2010, 0:12

The UN Security Council is expected to adopt a fourth round of sanctions on Iran by midweek, despite some objections.
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Opposition given warning in Iran

Friday, June 4th 2010, 15:05

A week before the first anniversary of disputed elections, Iranian leaders warn opposition they will be "banished".
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UN says N Korea in nuclear trade

Friday, May 28th 2010, 9:26
related countries: Burma Burma, North Korea North Korea

North Korea is contravening a UN ban by trading in nuclear material and technology with Iran, Syria and Burma, a UN panel has found.
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Jailed Iranian director released

Tuesday, May 25th 2010, 13:41
related places: Tehran

Acclaimed Iranian film director Jafar Panahi has been released from detention in a Tehran prison, reports say.
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Iran 'ready for new co-operation'

Tuesday, May 25th 2010, 1:50

Iran's nuclear fuel exchange deal shows it is ready to co-operate with the West, its UN envoy tells the BBC.
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Two US hikers 'become engaged' in Iranian jail

Monday, May 24th 2010, 23:18
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

Two of the three US hikers held in Iran on spying charges have become engaged in the Tehran prison where they are being held, their mothers say.
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Crowd heckles Iranian president

Monday, May 24th 2010, 16:41

A crowd in south-west Iran heckles president Ahmadinejad over his government's handling of the economy.
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Iran looks for swap for 'hikers'

Monday, May 24th 2010, 14:12
related countries: United States United States

An Iranian minister urges the US to propose a prisoner swap to secure the release of three US nationals arrested last year.
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Mothers meet US hikers in Tehran

Friday, May 21st 2010, 12:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

The mothers of three American hikers held in Tehran since July hold an emotional meeting with their children.
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Obama 'to pursue Iran sanctions'

Thursday, May 20th 2010, 9:27
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Turkey Turkey, United States United States
related places: Tehran

US President Barack Obama vows to pursue UN sanctions against Iran despite Tehran's nuclear deal with Brazil and Turkey.
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Delay urged for UN Iran sanctions

Wednesday, May 19th 2010, 22:36

Brazil and Turkey urge fellow members of the UN Security Council to heed a nuclear deal they struck with Iran.
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Iran director 'on hunger strike'

Wednesday, May 19th 2010, 14:02
related places: Evin, Tehran

Acclaimed Iranian film director Jafar Panahi announces he has gone on hunger strike in Tehran's Evin prison.
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Sanctions threat

Wednesday, May 19th 2010, 7:59

Stand-off over Iran nuclear plans bursts back into life
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New Iran sanctions being tabled

Tuesday, May 18th 2010, 23:48
related countries: United States United States

Hillary Clinton says a 'strong draft' has been agreed by the permanent members of the UN security council.
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French free Iran ex-PM's assassin

Tuesday, May 18th 2010, 14:27
related countries: France France

An Iranian convicted of the 1991 murder of Iran's ex-Prime Minister Shapour Bakhtiar is released from prison in France.
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