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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

Iraq tells Iran to leave border

Saturday, December 19th 2009, 0:19
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq demands the withdrawal of Iranian troops it says have crossed into Iraqi territory and taken control of an oil well.
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Mother of US hiker makes appeal

Friday, December 18th 2009, 22:23
related countries: United States United States

The mother of one of three US hikers detained in Iran makes a fresh appeal for their release.
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Iran troops 'seize Iraq oil well'

Friday, December 18th 2009, 17:14
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A group of Iranian troops has crossed the border with Iraq and taken control of an Iraqi oil well, reports say.
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Iran government 'will not last'

Friday, December 18th 2009, 12:37

Iran's government is being kept in power by force and will not last its four-year term, one of the opposition candidates predicts.
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Pro-Iranian hackers hit Twitter

Friday, December 18th 2009, 11:31
related places: Tehran

Iranian hackers supporting the Tehran government briefly bring down Twitter and an Iranian opposition website.
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Credit Suisse to pay $536m fine

Wednesday, December 16th 2009, 20:21
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland, United States United States

Swiss banking group Credit Suisse says it will pay $536m for violating US sanctions against Iran.
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Iran test-fires advanced missile

Wednesday, December 16th 2009, 15:08

Iran says it has successfully test-fired an improved version of a medium-range missile, drawing Western protests.
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US House expands Iran sanctions

Wednesday, December 16th 2009, 4:05
related countries: United States United States

The US House of Representatives approves new sanctions against foreign firms that help Iran import oil.
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Iran denies nuclear trigger claim

Tuesday, December 15th 2009, 15:46

Iran denies a report in the Times newspaper that it has been working on a key component of a nuclear bomb.
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Nuclear meeting on Iran cancelled

Monday, December 14th 2009, 22:08

A planned meeting of leading diplomats from world powers on curbing Iran's nuclear programme is cancelled.
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US jails Iranian over arms plot

Monday, December 14th 2009, 21:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: Delaware

A court in the US state of Delaware jails an Iranian man for five years for plotting to procure and smuggle arms to Iran.
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Clinton urges Iran to free hikers

Monday, December 14th 2009, 16:50
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urges Tehran to free three US hikers facing trial in Iran after crossing into the country.
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Khomeini 'insult' creates storm

Sunday, December 13th 2009, 17:35

Iran's Supreme Leader accuses the opposition of breaking the law by insulting the republic's founder, Ayatollah Khomeini.
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Iranian men don hijabs in protest at student's arrest

Saturday, December 12th 2009, 16:40

Iranian protesters launch an online campaign to free a student activist accused of dressing as a woman to avoid arrest.
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Iran defiant on sanctions threat

Saturday, December 12th 2009, 15:29

Iran's foreign minister dismisses the threat of new UN sanctions and says his country needs up to 15 nuclear power plants.
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Clinton warning for Latin America

Friday, December 11th 2009, 19:24
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urges Latin American countries to "think twice" before getting too close to Iran.
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US threatens tough Iran sanctions

Friday, December 11th 2009, 9:47
related countries: United States United States

The US Defense Secretary says he expects "significant" new sanctions against Iran over its nuclear programme.
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'Time close' for Iran sanctions

Friday, December 11th 2009, 8:35
related countries: France France

The UN has no reason to delay new sanctions on Iran if it does not answer concerns over its nuclear programme, France says.
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Iran rebuked over Nobel laureate

Thursday, December 10th 2009, 16:53
related countries: Norway Norway, Sweden Sweden

Norway and Sweden rebuke Iran for its treatment of Shirin Ebadi, the Nobel Peace Prize winner and human rights lawyer.
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In pictures

Thursday, December 10th 2009, 8:56

Unseen images of protests after the Iran election
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Amnesty condemns Iranian 'abuses'

Thursday, December 10th 2009, 0:41
related places: Human

Human rights in Iran are as poor as at any time over the past 20 years, an Amnesty International report says.
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Saudis deny Iran abduction claim

Wednesday, December 9th 2009, 10:09
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States

Saudi Arabian government denies Iranian claims that the US abducted an Iranian nuclear scientist on its soil.
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Iranians 'release three Belgians'

Wednesday, December 9th 2009, 7:23

Iran frees three Belgians held since October for entering a prohibited area, Iranian media say.
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Iranian scientist 'held by US'

Tuesday, December 8th 2009, 18:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: June

Tehran accuses the US of abducting a nuclear scientist who has been missing since June.
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Iran protesters clash with police

Monday, December 7th 2009, 21:59

Dozens of people are reportedly arrested across Iran after confrontations between security forces and demonstrators.
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Chanting back

Monday, December 7th 2009, 8:57

How protesters inverted Iran's political slogans
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Iran rally ban for foreign media

Sunday, December 6th 2009, 10:56

Iran bans foreign media from covering a rally that they fear opposition supporters could use to stage protests.
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Slain student's family blame Iran

Friday, December 4th 2009, 16:17

The family of Neda Agha Soltan voice their most strongly-worded accusation yet against the Iranian government.
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Freed yachtsmen arrive back in UK

Friday, December 4th 2009, 14:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Four members of a British yacht crew seized by Iran return to the UK as the boat's owner describes them as "embarrassed".
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'Half year notice' on Iran sites

Friday, December 4th 2009, 11:28
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

Iran says it will give just six months' notice before 10 planned nuclear sites begin operating.
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Kazemi death case heard in Canada

Thursday, December 3rd 2009, 11:47
related countries: Canada Canada

A Canadian sues Iran over the death in custody of his mother, photojournalist Zahra Kazemi.
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UK sailor speaks of Iran 'mistake'

Wednesday, December 2nd 2009, 20:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

One of the five British yachtsmen held in Iranian for a week says sailing into Iran was "a mistake"
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US holds Iranian for arms dealing

Wednesday, December 2nd 2009, 20:29
related countries: United States United States
related places: Federal

Federal prosecutors reveal the US secretly detained an Iranian man who pleaded guilty to plotting to procure and smuggle arms to Iran.
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British yachtsmen freed by Iran

Wednesday, December 2nd 2009, 16:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Families speak of their relief as five British yachtsmen held for a week by Iran's Revolutionary Guard are released.
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Iran to enrich uranium 'to 20%'

Wednesday, December 2nd 2009, 16:08

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says the country will enrich its uranium to higher levels, despite pressure to stop.
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British yachtsmen 'freed by Iran'

Wednesday, December 2nd 2009, 6:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Foreign Office says it is "actively investigating" reports that five British yachtsmen held by Iran have been freed.
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Iran warns against UN sanctions

Tuesday, December 1st 2009, 20:56

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says international sanctions over his country's nuclear programme will not work.
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Concern grows over UK yacht crew

Tuesday, December 1st 2009, 19:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Iran's failure to explain why a UK yacht crew were seized by its navy is of "increasing concern", the Foreign Office says.
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Iran issues warning over UK crew

Tuesday, December 1st 2009, 16:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An Iran official says "serious" measures could be taken against a detained British crew, as families express concern.
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Iranian doctor 'was poisoned'

Tuesday, December 1st 2009, 14:15

The doctor who treated opposition supporters in custody at an Iranian jail was poisoned according to Iranian officials.
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UK yacht crew detained by Iran

Tuesday, December 1st 2009, 7:04
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Five Britons have been detained by the Iranian navy while sailing a yacht from Bahrain to Dubai for a race, the Foreign Office (FCO) says.
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Iran warned on nuclear sites plan

Monday, November 30th 2009, 22:33
related places: Tehran

Western nations warn Iran that its plan to build 10 uranium enrichment sites will lead to more sanctions.
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Iran blames West for nuclear move

Monday, November 30th 2009, 11:32

A top Iranian official says the West provoked his country into launching a plan for 10 new uranium enrichment plants.
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Iran 'plans new enrichment sites'

Sunday, November 29th 2009, 19:18

Iran's government approves a big expansion in its uranium enrichment programme, after a rebuke from the UN watchdog.
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Iran MPs urge reduced IAEA ties

Sunday, November 29th 2009, 11:23

Iran's parliament urges President Ahmadinejad's government to reduce ties with the UN nuclear watchdog.
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Tehran denies seizing Nobel medal

Friday, November 27th 2009, 18:00

Iran's foreign ministry denies officials confiscated the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the human rights lawyer, Shirin Ebadi.
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Iran rebuked by UN nuclear body

Friday, November 27th 2009, 17:44

The UN nuclear watchdog passes a resolution condemning Iran for developing a uranium enrichment site in secret.
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Tehran 'confiscates Nobel medal'

Friday, November 27th 2009, 10:02

Iranian human rights lawyer Shirin Ebadi says her Nobel Peace Prize medal has been confiscated by the authorities.
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Turkey mulls Iran Raelian's fate

Thursday, November 26th 2009, 16:13
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey contemplates the fate of an arrested Iranian leader of the Raelian movement, who says she is fleeing persecution.
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Iran warned on nuclear 'dead end'

Thursday, November 26th 2009, 15:45
related places: Tehran

Investigations into Iran's nuclear programme will hit a "dead end" unless Tehran co-operates, the UN nuclear chief warns.
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Iran leader pushes Venezuela ties

Wednesday, November 25th 2009, 11:33
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

A range of accords are set to be signed as Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visits Venezuela's Hugo Chavez.
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Belgian admits Iran arms charges

Tuesday, November 24th 2009, 0:17
related countries: Belgium Belgium, United States United States

An alleged Belgian arms dealer pleads guilty to conspiring to illegally export jet engines and parts from the US to Iran.
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Lula urges Iran nuclear solution

Monday, November 23rd 2009, 22:38
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazil reaffirms support for Iran's right to a civilian nuclear programme and calls for a solution with the West.
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Iran war games for nuclear sites

Sunday, November 22nd 2009, 16:02

Iran begins five days of war games to simulate strikes on its nuclear sites, warning it will retaliate if attacked.
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Convicted Iranian reformer bailed

Sunday, November 22nd 2009, 14:34
related places: Key

Iranian ex-vice-president Mohammed Ali Abtahi is bailed pending an appeal of a jail sentence for fomenting unrest.
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