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News: Iran

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

Iran ex-president 'in travel ban'

Friday, April 16th 2010, 11:30

Iran's former President Mohammad Khatami is banned from leaving the country, his aides say.
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Iran needs 'six years for bomb'

Wednesday, April 14th 2010, 23:18
related countries: United States United States

The United States military says Iran would need between four and six years to produce a usable atomic bomb.
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Wednesday, April 14th 2010, 11:26

Daimler is to divest its stake in an engine company in Iran as part of a review of links to the country because of the political situation.
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Iran urges UN inquiry into wars

Tuesday, April 13th 2010, 0:15
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Iraq Iraq

Iran asks the UN to investigate Western actions in Afghanistan and Iraq amid growing nuclear tensions.
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UAE jails two over slain Chechen

Monday, April 12th 2010, 9:45
related places: Tajik

An Iranian and a Tajik are jailed for 25 years in Dubai over the 2009 killing of a Chechen military commander.
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Iran unveils 'faster' centrifuges

Friday, April 9th 2010, 18:57

Iran's president unveils new centrifuges that officials say can enrich uranium six times faster than the first generation.
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Friday, April 9th 2010, 9:20
related countries: United States United States

An Iran minister says there is evidence that three US hikers who entered Iran had intelligence links, Iranian TV reports.
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World powers mull Iran sanctions

Thursday, April 8th 2010, 23:52

Envoys from six world powers have begun talks at the UN on possible new sanctions against Iran over its nuclear programme.
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Iran sanctions meeting under way

Thursday, April 8th 2010, 18:55

Six world powers start a meeting at the UN in New York to discuss sanctions against Iran over its nuclear programme.
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Should the US and China co-operate?

Saturday, April 3rd 2010, 13:25
related countries: China China, United States United States

President Obama says the US and China should work together on the Iranian nuclear issue. Do you agree?
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Obama to step up pressure on Iran

Friday, April 2nd 2010, 13:33
related places: Tehran

Barack Obama says he aims to "ratchet up" pressure on Iran over its nuclear policy, as Tehran says sanctions are "ineffective".
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US presses China on nuclear Iran

Friday, April 2nd 2010, 10:52
related countries: China China, United States United States

President Obama calls China's leader to seek co-operation on Iran's nuclear issue, as Iran says sanctions are "ineffective".
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Iran takes nuclear case to China

Thursday, April 1st 2010, 11:33
related countries: China China, United States United States
related places: Western

Iran's top nuclear official visits China, amid signs Beijing may relax opposition to a new round of sanctions against Tehran.
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Iranian scientist 'defects to US'

Wednesday, March 31st 2010, 12:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: June

An Iranian nuclear scientist who has been missing since June has defected to the United States, a media report there says.
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US-French push for Iran sanctions

Tuesday, March 30th 2010, 23:14
related countries: France France, United States United States

US President Barack Obama and France's Nicolas Sarkozy vow to push for new UN sanctions over Iran's nuclear programme.
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Allawi accuses Iran over election

Tuesday, March 30th 2010, 14:06
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iyad Allawi, the man who won Iraq's parliamentary elections, accuses Iran of trying to prevent him from becoming prime minister.
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Iran diplomat 'freed in Pakistan'

Tuesday, March 30th 2010, 9:18
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

An Iranian diplomat taken hostage in Pakistan in 2008 is freed and returned to Iran, Iranian diplomatic sources say.
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Beating the ban

Thursday, March 25th 2010, 8:04

Iran's rock bands fight against censorship
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Rafsanjani grandson held in Iran

Monday, March 22nd 2010, 13:59

The grandson of the former Iranian president, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, is arrested as he arrives in the country.
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EU pressures Iran to end jamming

Monday, March 22nd 2010, 12:12

The European Union says it is prepared to act to stop Iran jamming international TV news broadcasts.
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Iran leader rebukes US 'plotting'

Sunday, March 21st 2010, 16:45
related countries: United States United States

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei uses his new year message to accuse the US of plotting against his country.
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US renews offer of Iran dialogue

Saturday, March 20th 2010, 8:38
related countries: United States United States
related places: New Year

President Obama says the US offer of dialogue with Iran still stands, in a New Year message to the Iranian people.
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Leading Iranian reformist jailed

Friday, March 19th 2010, 15:45

Leading Iranian reformist and former Vice-President Hossein Marashi is jailed for spreading an anti-government propaganda.
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Iran and Pakistan sign gas deal

Wednesday, March 17th 2010, 12:42
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan and Iran sign a $7.6bn deal to build a long-delayed pipeline to transport Iranian natural gas to Pakistan.
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Police hold 50 at Iran festival

Wednesday, March 17th 2010, 9:16
related places: Tehran

About 50 young Iranians celebrating the beginning of the Persian new year are arrested in Tehran.
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Turkey 'trusts Iran nuclear aims'

Tuesday, March 16th 2010, 16:51
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan tells the BBC he believes Iran has no intention of developing nuclear weapons.
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Iran issue 'unites' UK and China

Tuesday, March 16th 2010, 10:42
related countries: China China, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK foreign secretary says Britain and China have "a shared goal" in solving the issue of Iran's nuclear programme.
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Iran issue 'unites' UK and China

Tuesday, March 16th 2010, 10:42
related countries: China China, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK foreign secretary says Britain and China have "a shared goal" in solving the issue of Iran's nuclear programme.
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UK minister in China economy call

Monday, March 15th 2010, 10:59
related countries: China China, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband calls on China to build an economy which is efficient, stable and just.
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Iran attacks US over Afghanistan

Wednesday, March 10th 2010, 13:33
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

Iranian President says it is the US, not Tehran, that is playing a "double game" in Afghanistan.
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US eases sanctions for freer web

Monday, March 8th 2010, 18:25
related countries: Sudan Sudan, United States United States

The US eases sanctions on Iran, Cuba and Sudan to help further the use of internet services and support opposition groups.
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Iranian poet handed 'travel ban'

Monday, March 8th 2010, 14:52

Iran's most celebrated female poet is banned from travelling out of the country by the government.
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Ebadi warning on Iran sanctions

Thursday, March 4th 2010, 10:59

Iranian Nobel Peace Prize winning human rights lawyer Shirin Ebadi warns against imposing sanctions on her country.
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Brazil rebuffs US Iran pressure

Wednesday, March 3rd 2010, 23:50
related countries: Brazil Brazil, United States United States

Brazil will not bow to US pressure to support sanctions against Iran over its nuclear work, the country's foreign minister says.
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'Iran arms runners' held in Italy

Wednesday, March 3rd 2010, 14:26
related countries: Italy Italy

Two Iranians and five Italians have been arrested by Italian police on suspicion of trafficking arms to Iran, police say.
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Iran arrests critical film maker

Tuesday, March 2nd 2010, 13:56

Iranian police arrest an internationally acclaimed film director but prosecutors deny the move is connected to politics.
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Long shadow

Tuesday, March 2nd 2010, 11:40
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

US fears Iran's 'malign influence' in neighbouring Iraq
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China firm on Iran nuclear talks

Tuesday, March 2nd 2010, 11:18
related countries: China China, United States United States
related places: Beijing

China again calls for talks on Iran's nuclear dispute, as US diplomats arrive in Beijing seeking support for new sanctions.
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Reformist papers banned in Iran

Monday, March 1st 2010, 20:58

The authorities in Iran close down the biggest-circulation reformist newspaper Etemaad, saying it breached media laws.
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Iran 'not co-operating' says IAEA

Monday, March 1st 2010, 14:41
related places: Tehran

The UN's nuclear watchdog says it cannot confirm all Iran's nuclear activities are peaceful as Tehran is not being co-operative enough.
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Iran 'militant' claims US support

Friday, February 26th 2010, 12:50
related countries: United States United States

Abdolmalek Rigi, the leader of Iran's Sunni rebel group Jundullah, alleges he had American support in an official TV broadcast.
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Iran insists Syrian ties 'deep'

Thursday, February 25th 2010, 11:04
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Iran has insisted its ties with Syria are "deep" despite a recent warming of relations with the United States.
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Role model

Wednesday, February 24th 2010, 2:02

Iran's first woman at Winter Olympics hopes to inspire
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Iran 'arrests Sunni militant'

Tuesday, February 23rd 2010, 15:45

The authorities in Iran arrest Abdolmalek Rigi, the leader of Sunni Muslim militant group Jundullah, say reports.
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Iran 'to build new nuclear sites'

Monday, February 22nd 2010, 12:07

Iran's vice-president says the country will build two new uranium enrichment sites in the next 12 months.
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Iran leader denies nuclear claims

Friday, February 19th 2010, 16:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran, Washington

The supreme leader of Iran denies it is developing nuclear weapons, after a new UN report sparks an international outcry.
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UN fears Iran nuclear weapon move

Thursday, February 18th 2010, 21:14

A leaked UN report expresses concern Iran may currently be trying to develop a nuclear payload for a missile.
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Iran warns against new sanctions

Tuesday, February 16th 2010, 16:55
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran, Clinton

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says any countries imposing sanctions on Iran will be made to "regret it".
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US hikers' mothers may visit Iran

Tuesday, February 16th 2010, 13:24
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

The mothers of three US hikers who are being held in Iran for crossing into the country illegally could be allowed to visit their children, Tehran says.
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Moving closer

Tuesday, February 16th 2010, 11:22
related countries: United States United States

US and Saudis seek to narrow gap on how to handle Iran
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Under close watch

Tuesday, February 16th 2010, 8:11

Azeris in Iran move freely, but feel the pressure
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Saudi doubts over Iran sanctions

Tuesday, February 16th 2010, 7:39
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

New sanctions on Iran would not be a quick enough solution to the nuclear issue, Saudi Arabia's foreign minister says.
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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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