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US defence chief sees Iran rift

Tuesday, November 16th 2010, 17:23
related countries: United States United States

US defence secretary Robert Gates says hard-hitting UN sanctions have created a rift between the country's supreme leader and president.
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Nigeria reports seized Iran arms

Tuesday, November 16th 2010, 13:06
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria says it has reported its seizure of a shipment of Iranian weapons to the United Nations Security Council.
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Iran charges Germans with spying

Tuesday, November 16th 2010, 9:57

Iran has charged two Germans with spying after they interviewed the son of a woman sentenced to death by stoning for adultery, reports say.
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EU sets Iran nuclear talks date

Friday, November 12th 2010, 19:11

The European Union agrees to meet Iranian representatives for long-stalled talks on the country's nuclear programme on 5 December.
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Nigeria to quiz Iranian over arms

Friday, November 12th 2010, 15:58
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Lagos

Iran allows Nigeria to question one of its citizens inside its embassy, over a weapons shipment seized in Lagos.
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Iraq accused over Ashraf refugees

Friday, November 12th 2010, 14:48
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Ashraf

The Iraqi government has been accused of denying Iranian dissidents living in Camp Ashraf free access to medical treatment.
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Iran fails to get UN women's seat

Wednesday, November 10th 2010, 19:35

Iran fails to obtain a seat on the board of a new UN super-agency to promote women's rights, after outrage from human rights and women's groups.
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Iran rejects nuclear talks offer

Wednesday, November 10th 2010, 12:08
related places: Tehran

Iran's president says Tehran will not discuss the nuclear issue at talks proposed for later this year.
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Subsidy cuts bite

Tuesday, November 9th 2010, 10:22
related places: Tehran

Police deploy in Tehran amid fears of unrest
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Iranian lawyer on hunger strike

Friday, November 5th 2010, 1:11

Jailed Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh is in a serious condition after going on hunger strike, a New York-based Iranian rights group says.
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Iran 'arrests four UK-linked men'

Thursday, November 4th 2010, 10:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Iran arrests four people it says were paid by a man based in Britain to carry out assassinations, says Iran's state broadcaster, in allegations the UK describes as "baseless".
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Afghan warrior eyes Olympic gold

Wednesday, November 3rd 2010, 17:49
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Rohullah Nikpai's journey from an Iranian refugee camp to Afghanistan's sole Olympic medallist has made him a national hero.
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US lists Jundullah as terrorists

Wednesday, November 3rd 2010, 15:21
related countries: United States United States

The US announces it is designating the Iranian militant group Jundullah, or Soldiers of God, as a terrorist organisation.
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Iran stoning woman 'not executed'

Wednesday, November 3rd 2010, 14:00

The French foreign minister says Iran has not yet decided to execute a woman sentenced to death by stoning for adultery, amid reports her execution was imminent.
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Iran delays US hikers' spy trial

Monday, November 1st 2010, 18:24
related countries: United States United States

Iran has postponed the trial of three American hikers on charges of spying, the judiciary spokesman says.
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Shadow-boxing

Friday, October 29th 2010, 15:18

Is the new round of Iranian nuclear talks set up to fail?
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Iran agrees November nuclear date

Friday, October 29th 2010, 9:52
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

Iran says it is prepared to hold talks on its nuclear programme in November, as the US confirms it is working on a new fuel swap offer for Tehran.
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Ahmadinejad plays Morales at football

Wednesday, October 27th 2010, 9:46
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia
related places: Tehran

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his visiting Bolivian counterpart Evo Morales have taken part in football game in Tehran.
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Iran fuels first nuclear reactor

Tuesday, October 26th 2010, 9:39
related places: Bushehr

Iran begins fuelling its first nuclear power station at Bushehr, despite Western unease over its nuclear ambitions.
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Iran's cash to Kabul worries US

Monday, October 25th 2010, 22:28
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Kabul, Tehran

The US voices concern about Iran's "negative influence" on Afghanistan, after President Hamid Karzai admits receiving cash from Tehran.
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Karzai calls Iran payments 'normal'

Monday, October 25th 2010, 21:42
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has acknowledged that his office has received cash from Iran, but insists it was part of a "transparent" process.
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Karzai confirms money from Iran

Monday, October 25th 2010, 13:43
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Afghanistan's President Karzai confirms his office received hundreds of thousands of euros from Iran, but insists it is a "transparent" process.
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Israel destroys Iran... on the chess board

Friday, October 22nd 2010, 15:20
related countries: Israel Israel

An Israeli chess grandmaster breaks the world record for simultaneous chess games, taking the title from Iran.
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Iran and Venezuela deepen ties

Thursday, October 21st 2010, 1:14
related countries: United States United States, Venezuela Venezuela

The presidents of Iran and Venezuela have promised to deepen their "strategic alliance" against US "imperialism".
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Iran to try US hikers for spying

Wednesday, October 20th 2010, 10:12
related countries: United States United States

An Iranian lawyer says the trial of three American hikers accused of spying will begin in November.
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Iran says jets being refused fuel

Tuesday, October 19th 2010, 15:41

Iran says that some Western companies are refusing to refuel its planes, an act it says is illegal under international law.
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China firms 'evade Iran embargo'

Monday, October 18th 2010, 20:59
related countries: China China, United States United States

The US asks China to do more to stop Chinese companies helping Iran with its nuclear programme and missile technology.
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Iran joins US for Afghan meeting

Monday, October 18th 2010, 17:19
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Iran takes part in high-level discussions on Afghanistan for the first time after the US said it had "no problem" with its participation
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Iraq premier Maliki in Iran talks

Monday, October 18th 2010, 15:06
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki is in Iran on one of several visits to neighbouring countries as he tries to secure a second term.
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Hand amputation for sweet theft

Sunday, October 17th 2010, 1:00

An Iranian judge sentences a man convicted of robbing a confectionery shop to have one of his hands cut off, Iranian media report.
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Iran nuclear talks set to resume

Friday, October 15th 2010, 15:40
related places: Tehran

Iran's foreign minister says Tehran is ready to resume talks with the international community on its nuclear programme after a lapse of one year.
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Iran says Germans 'admit offence'

Friday, October 15th 2010, 15:15

Iran says two Germans have admitted breaking the law after they were arrested for interviewing the son of a woman sentenced to death for adultery.
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Lebanon cheers Ahmadinejad's visit

Thursday, October 14th 2010, 21:20
related countries: Israel Israel, Lebanon Lebanon

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has received a hero's welcome in southern Lebanon, close to the Israeli border.
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Iran elected to Opec presidency

Thursday, October 14th 2010, 20:51

Iran will assume the presidency of the Opec oil cartel for the first time in 36 years in 2011, it is announced.
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In pictures

Thursday, October 14th 2010, 19:33
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Southern Lebanese celebrate Iranian president's visit
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Iran leader 'backs Lebanon unity'

Wednesday, October 13th 2010, 21:56
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

During his first state visit to Lebanon, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says his country supports a strong, unified Lebanon.
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Media split on Ahmadinejad's arrival in Beirut

Wednesday, October 13th 2010, 13:10
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Beirut

Press in the Arabic-speaking world noted the start of the Iranian President's visit with varying degrees of support and scepticism.
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Iranian president cheered in Beirut

Wednesday, October 13th 2010, 11:48
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Beirut

Thousands celebrate the arrival of Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as he holds talks with President Suleiman of Lebanon
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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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