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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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Ahmadinejad speech sparks walk-outs

Thursday, September 23rd 2010, 20:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

US and EU delegates have walked out of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's UN General Assembly address. The Iranian president's remarks about a US-backed conspiracy behind the 9/11 attacks triggered the protest.
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Iran ready to start 'fair' talks

Thursday, September 23rd 2010, 13:35

Iran says it is ready to resume talks on its nuclear programme if they are "fair", as major powers call for constructive dialogue.
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'Virus targeted Iranian assets'

Thursday, September 23rd 2010, 10:46

One of the most sophisticated pieces of malware detected probably targeted "high value" infrastructure in Iran, experts tell the BBC.
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Iranian sentenced over BBC work

Wednesday, September 22nd 2010, 18:34

A prominent Iranian rights campaigner is sentenced to six years in jail after he recorded an interview for the BBC's Persian language TV channel.
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Iran military march bomb kills 12

Wednesday, September 22nd 2010, 17:55
related places: Mahabad

Twelve people are killed and at least 35 wounded in a bomb attack on a military parade in north-western Iran, officials say.
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Kremlin bans missile sale to Iran

Wednesday, September 22nd 2010, 15:44
related countries: Russia Russia

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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Iran under pressure

Tuesday, September 21st 2010, 18:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

US targeted sanctions are hurting Tehran, says policy architect
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Master of spin

Sunday, September 19th 2010, 21:18

President Ahmadinejad of Iran is a savvy media operator
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Iran calls for US hiker 'gesture'

Sunday, September 19th 2010, 20:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: Fars

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad calls on the US to release Iranian citizens after Tehran freed on bail a US hiker it accuses of spying.
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Iran 'closes' opposition office

Friday, September 17th 2010, 16:28

Iranian security forces surround the office of opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi, in effect closing it, his supporters say.
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Mousavi office 'raided' in Iran

Thursday, September 16th 2010, 16:29

Iranian security forces raid the office of opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi, a statement on his website says.
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'Death case woman' on Iranian TV

Thursday, September 16th 2010, 10:31

Iranian TV airs what it says is an interview with Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, who faces being stoned to death, in which she denies being lashed for not wearing the veil.
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Freed hiker vows to help friends

Wednesday, September 15th 2010, 1:06
related countries: United States United States

American Sarah Shourd, freed after a year in an Iranian jail, pledges to campaign for the release of the two men she was arrested with.
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Freed US female hiker leaves Iran

Tuesday, September 14th 2010, 22:39
related countries: United States United States

American hiker Sarah Shourd, held in Iran for a year on spying charges, arrives in Oman after being freed on bail.
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Anti-censorship program for Iran withdrawn

Tuesday, September 14th 2010, 21:04

Software that was intended to help Iranians escape government control of the web has been withdrawn over security fears.
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Iran diplomat defects to Norway

Tuesday, September 14th 2010, 11:23
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Norway Norway
related places: Brussels

An Iranian diplomat based in Brussels claims asylum in Norway, the third such diplomatic defection this year.
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French rally for Iranian on death row

Monday, September 13th 2010, 2:21
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Philosophers and singers were among those taking part in a demonstration in Paris in solidarity for an Iranian woman on death row.
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Iran 'to free US hiker on bail'

Sunday, September 12th 2010, 16:25
related countries: United States United States

Iranian authorities are ready to release on $500,000 (£325,000) bail one of the three US hikers detained last year, state media report.
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Iran cancels US hiker's release

Saturday, September 11th 2010, 1:41
related countries: United States United States

Iran has cancelled the planned release of an American woman who has been detained in the country for more than a year.
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